How much of a communist is Bernie Sanders? (part 2)
See also: How much of a communist is Bernie Sanders? (part 1)
The thoughts of Chairman Bernie, as expressed in the transcript of a long interview he had with the editorial board of the New York Daily News, are remarkable. For their ignorance, banality and shallowness. Michael Cohen of the Boston Globe issued a hilarious series of tweets (hat tip: Instapundit) on the exchange, including this gem:
For me reading this interview is shocking. I know Sanders talks in platitudes, but he seems to think in them too.— Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) April 5, 2016
The Daily News, generally a leftist paper, did a good job, pushing Sanders for specifics on how corporations are “destroying America.” He was unable to answer without going full Marxist. Consider this excerpt:
NYDN: …in your speech you mention the financial industry and you focused on corporate America, the greed of Wall Street and corporate America. So I wanted to get a sense of corporate America, as the agent of American destruction.
Sanders: General Electric, good example. General Electric was created in this country by American workers and American consumers....
Huh? Thomas Edison had nothing to do with it? J.P. Morgan had nothing to do with it? This is Marxist magical thinking, that enterprises organize themselves, and that only workers, with no management necessary, create innovation, make efficient decisions on resource allocation, guide complex organizing efforts, designing, manufacturing, and marketing products.
Only a Marxist believes anything like this. And adherence to this view creates poverty, bread lines, and mass misery. As communism has every time it is tried.
Bernie Sanders: Deep down he is shallow. And Marxist.
And if Hillary is knocked out of the nomination process and Sanders supporters demand and get him as the Democrat nominee, with Trump continuing his walk to the GOP nod, Sanders would win the presidency, according to current polling.
No matter how hard I pinch myself, I can't seem to wake up from this nightmare.