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Bernie Sanders Finds a Kindred Spirit - There Goes the Neighborhood

Gabriel Perez

Posted on July 20, 2018 17:51

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez teams up with Sanders in Kansas in an attempt to spread Democratic Socialism.

Sorry Socialists, I'm not a fan.

Let's take a look at the basics.  Here are some straight definitions.

Per Dictionary.com:

Socialism - a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.

Also, per Dictionary.com:

Capitalism: an economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.

Then, let's take a look at this:

The issue of wealth and income inequality is the great moral issue of our time, it is the great economic issue of our time, and it is the great political issue of our time.

- Information found on Bernie Sanders’ website.

Looks like Bernie feels strongly that wealth and income inequality is a problem.  He even calls it a moral issue.

Here is where it gets interesting:

Did you know? 

Per Newsweek, the former Democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, made approx. $858,750 off book royalties in 2016.  Combined with his Senate salary, he likely cleared $1 million in earnings.

This placed Bernie Sanders among the top one percent of earners for that year.

For someone who feels so strongly about income inequality and Democratic Socialism, he sure benefited from good ole' American Capitalism.

Now he is teaming up with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  

Her website says this:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is running for Congress to create an America that works for all of us, not just a wealthy few.

The problem is, as she teams up with Bernie, isn't that like working for someone who is wealthy?

I can hear the arguments already.  She is NOT on his payroll!  She is working WITH him, not FOR him.

Yeah, yeah, I get it, but still...isn't Bernie part of the wealthy few?  In adding her voice to his, isn't she promoting his agenda, even though he is among the top one percent of earners.  Shouldn't she technically be working against him since he represents the very thing she is fighting against.

Shouldn't Bernie then also rally against his own wealth?  He should be the most unhappy politician around, warring against himself, and yet, both of these political figures are decidedly not doing these things. 

I have trouble with that, do you?

It kind of reminds me of gun control.  I won't get into that, but I will say, I have a problem with people, especially famous people, who have a problem with guns, but then have armed bodyguards protecting them.

I find this a bit strange, and when I say strange, I mean hypocritical. 

It bothers me, just like a wealthy politician telling everyone to share the wealth.  Then, not just saying it, but fighting hard to make sure you do it by passing laws.  In other words, forcing everyone to do it, all while making a bit of cash on the side.

I wonder when Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will write her own book?

Bestseller perhaps?

Gabriel Perez

Posted on July 20, 2018 17:51

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