Well, you know, we might not end up where you want…..
Bernie Sanders is talking up a new revolution. A new proletarian revolution. Let’s review how these have fared over the years.
Russia: Ended up in a totalitarian state. Millions were murdered.
Cuba: Ended up in a totalitarian state. Economy collapsed. Who knows how many were killed.
Fidel Castro has been one of the cruelest dictators in living memory. He has also been the longest-“serving.” What has Castro served? Repression, torture, and murder. He seized power in January 1959. He is now “retiring,” just short of his 50th year in power. His golden jubilee will surely be marked, regardless; seldom have 50 years been less golden or more awful.
Bernie: Let ‘s do it again! Viva la revolucion!
“The goal of socialism is Communism.”
I think I’ll pass.
History shows us that the path is quite clear. Progressivism leads to socialism leads to Communism leads to Totalitarianism. All with the best intent. It winds up killing millions of the people the leaders claim to want to help. You have to admire liberals. The greater something is realized to be a total failure the harder they strive to repeat it.
Anyone have George Santayana’s cell phone?