Yesterday Michelle Malkin wrote an article entitled, "Bernie Sanders’ Foul Socialist Odor". She quotes Bernie Sanders saying: “You don’t necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants or of 18 different pairs of sneakers when children are hungry in this country. I don’t think the media appreciates the kind of stress that ordinary Americans are working on.”
Which Michelle points out must mean: “Our store shelves have too many different brands of deodorant and sneakers. Just look at all those horrible, fully stocked aisles at Target and Walgreens and Wal-Mart and Payless and DSW and Dick’s Sporting Goods. It’s a national nightmare! If only consumers had fewer choices in the free market, fewer entrepreneurs offering a wide variety of products and fewer workers manufacturing goods people wanted, Sanders believes, we could end childhood hunger.”
So Bernie’s solution is to end choice, pick the antiperspirant he decides is best or the shoes he approves of and then force the others out of business. And that will end childhood hunger? Did I get that right? Did I miss something? How do you conflate stopping body odor and foot wear to hunger? Make no mistake about this. A leftist will always find some way to include the concept - "It's for the children" - because that's such an emotional trigger people fail to look deeper into what they're really pursuing, which ends up doing things "to" the children, not "for" the children.
I know you’re going to say. “He’s just using that as an example of how out of touch the capitalists of the world are.”Okay…..well…..that was a really bad example! What it really demonstrates is how shallow is his thinking. Successful businesses don’t cause hunger - they provide jobs! Jobs provide the means for society to meet its needs, including buying the food needed to prevent hunger, which creates the incentive to grow all the food we need. And where exactly is all this hunger he’s talking about? The last time I looked the media claimed were all eating too much and we’re all getting fat. If anyone in America is going hungry it isn't because there isn't enough food.
What Bernie is really saying is if one person is suffering – even if that suffering is self induced – then everyone has to turn power over to him and his socialist friends and allow them to make all economic and moral decisions for everyone else. That’s exactly what the communists in Russia did in 1917 and their economy was always on the verge of collapse. If the west hadn’t kept propping them up economically they wouldn’t have lasted the 75 years they did.
Just ask all the ladies in the Soviet Union how many hours they stood in lines just to buy underwear. They could send men into space, but in 75 years they never were able to figure out how much underwear women needed. They advanced technologically and militarily – with a lot of help from German scientists –but they did it on the backs of their own people who suffered with chronic shortages of everything including food. Tens of millions of people all over Russia starved to death under the communist central planners. If anyone in a socialist state is going hungry it’s because there is no food. All caused by socialist central planners. Or perhaps Bernie and his leftist myrmidons think they starved because Russia was too focused on the manufacture of antiperspirants?
The U.S. advanced technologically and militarily – with a lot of help of German scientists – and Americans became a society that provided food in such abundance we sold it to the Russians, who had unending crop failures because of the incompetence of central planning socialists like Bernie. A fact they refused to accept. They refused to recognize people can’t be forced to work in a collective in the same way people will enthusiastically work when there are economic rewards they will receive as individuals. Capitalism! And yes….the businesses in America did build those businesses in spite of what the little communist in the White House says. A stunningly ignorant statement from a man who never had a job except in academia or politics. Neither of which are real jobs.
For clarities sake- communism is the left wing and fascism is the right wing of socialism, but they’re merely two sides of the same coin. Central planning all powerful elites trampling on the inalienable rights of humanity! To be a man of the left means you have to reject history and reality in favor of a utopian dream which has consistently been shown to be irrational, misanthropic and morally defective. We have approximately 225 years of history, since the French Revolution, that absolutely demonstrates socialist concepts doesn’t end hunger and want. It merely distributes the suffering all around. Unless of course you’re one of the central planners and then you can steal what you need from the capitalists until the capitalists run out of money! Then they steal from the people who are already suffering.
Leftists must truly be insane!