Bernie Bros and the Catastrophe of Socialism
The love affair of young Americans with Bernie Sanders is the result of their disturbingly disastrous belief that they are entitled to what other people worked for. Pied Piper Bernie seduces young followers with his seductive lie: “You deserve and I will give you everything for free.” Ponder that, folks. In Bernie's America, no one has to work for anything.
Unless Bernie is another Jesus Christ who can feed 5,000 with a few fish and loaves of bread, Bernie's free everything means everyone will get a crumb -- long lines waiting for a crumb of healthcare, food, and so on. Far too many youths are Bernie Bros, true believers of his absurd mystical Promise Land where everyone gets a free ride.
Decades ago, we allowed New Leftist progressive zealots to infiltrate our schools. They taught our kids to hate the traditional family, God, America, and capitalism. They are still teaching our kids craziness such as “all whites are born racist” and “calling a boy a boy or calling a girl a girl” is hate speech. Anti-American schools have created this generation of entitled gimme, gimme, gimme Bernie Bros.
Almost 20 years ago, a newbie in politics, I accompanied our Republican Executive Committee official to a high school assembly. A Democrat and Republican spokesperson pitched the virtues of their party to the students. The Democrat promoted socialism using feel-good language, fairness, and a desire to take care of everybody. The Republican gave a brilliant intellectual speech of which I am confident did not resonate with the students.
Inside I was going nuts. I wanted to say, “Look kids. You and Larry have summer jobs as waiters. You work your butt off, remembering patrons' food orders correctly and swiftly filling their empty glasses; doing everything in your power to make their dining experience enjoyable. For your excellence, patrons tip you generously.
But rather than your well-deserved hard-earned money going into your pocket, it goes into a tip jar to be distributed equally between you and Larry. Meanwhile, Larry routinely arrives late, reeks of alcohol, takes long smoke breaks, routinely gets food orders wrong and does not give a rat's derriere about the patrons. Management (government) forces you to share the fruits of your labor with lazy Larry. That is the major flaw of socialism.”
Socialism goes against human nature. Because there will always be “lazy Larrys,” socialism fails everywhere it is tried.
William Bradford was the first governor of the Pilgrims' Plymouth Colony. Bradford tried socialism, which meant that everything belonged to the community and everyone supposedly did their fair share of the work. Because of lazy Larrys, it failed. Therefore, Bradford wisely decided to give everyone their own land, which was extremely successful. Due to an abundance, families began trading goods and services. Capitalism.
It is terrible that the Bernie Bros absurdly believe all wealth in America is ill-gotten, stolen from the poor and people of color around the world. Progressives' have robbed youths of hope for their future by teaching them the crazy lie that the earth will be uninhabitable in 12 years because Americans drive cars and eat meat. It is not surprising that a 19-year-old attempted to assassinate Donald Trump to save the planet. It is not surprising that deceived youths feel morally justified in physically beating and even murdering MAGA cap wearers.
Duped Bernie Bros are thrilled over his promise to confiscate all earnings over a million dollars. Cell phones, the internet, medical breakthroughs, and other blessings are the result of individuals being allowed to be the best they can be; striving to reap great rewards for themselves and their families. Folks, there is nothing evil about that. If the government takes everything over a million dollars, why would anyone take risks or pursue new breakthroughs?
Bernie's war on achievers equals a war on achievements for humanity. In a nutshell, crazy Bernie's message is “hate anyone who has more than you” which is the sin of covetousness.
“You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or his donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” (Exodus 20:17)
Bernie and his fellow Democratic party presidential candidates' gospel includes demonizing, punishing, and redistributing the earnings of straight white men.
Socialism always leads to elitists dictating laws which do not apply to them. They live in exclusive fenced-in communities with armed security while demanding that we surrender our guns. We are left vulnerable to criminals. They travel in limos and private planes while mandating that we drive tiny tin-can cars to save the planet.
Socialism spreads misery and mediocrity equally. I believe I heard Rush Limbaugh say that.
Founding Father Benjamin Franklin said, “Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Sadly, Franklin perfectly described this tragic and disastrous generation of Bernie bros.