Senator and far-reaching leftist Bernie Sanders is fairly well-known throughout the nation, thanks in large part to his failed attempts at taking the White House. He lost, not because he doesn’t have loyal supporters, but because, well, to put it bluntly, most would agree that his most prominent ideas and policies are rather, well, un-American.
Take an issue that has always neared the top of his list, for example.
For us, it is the system of government and economy that allows us the ability or at least the possibility of achieving what is commonly referred to as the American Dream. You know, the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness. And that includes making your own way in the world.
It is the system that allows us to decide to open our own businesses, to invent new and innovative ideas, and to use that to build a new and better life for ourselves and our loved ones. It allows us to dream of a better and more prosperous future and one where just maybe we don’t have to worry about how we’re going to pay rent or put our kids through school.
And yet, for Sanders, it’s apparently an abomination.
According to him, no one should be able to achieve the dream of being financially independent. No one should be rich, and no one should have so much money that it can buy power.
It’s been his life song for years now. Just look at the way he’s gone after big tech, big corporate, and the top one percent. Year after year, he and his cohorts push the idea that you should be punished for achieving your dreams.
I mean, how many times have you heard him complain about the wealth and power of those like Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jack Dorsey?
To put it mildly, it’s a lot.
And yet, in recent days, he seems to have changed his mind. In fact, according to a recent post of his, he doesn’t mind at all if Dorsey and Zuckerberg have an ungodly amount of money and power, just so long as they keep Trump locked in a box and out of the White House.
He wrote, “Let’s be clear. If Trump is too dangerous to send out a tweet or a Facebook post, he’s too dangerous to be commander-in-chief. Donald Trump must be removed from office immediately and held accountable for his horrific acts of sedition, violence, and chaos.”
Essentially, Sanders is saying that if the heads of Twitter and Facebook think Trump is “dangerous,” then it must be so. You know, because they, with their unholy amount of power and money, are suddenly experts on how our country should be run.
Mind you; these are the same gents that Sanders nearly declared war on during his latest presidential campaign.
But now that they are on his about going after Trump he’s doesn’t care what they do or, apparently, how they do it.
I know, it doesn’t make much sense to me either. In fact, it’s more than a little mind-boggling. Then again, no one could ever really claim Sanders to be all that rational.
I mean, free schooling, free housing, free healthcare, free everything… Who does he think is going to pay for all that?
But I digress.
The Democrats, and by association, Sanders, seem to have won. They now or soon will hold control over all three houses of our national government. And yet, that’s not good enough. They want Trump out and yesterday and no uncertain good terms.
As Sanders says, he must be “removed from office,” and he must be “held accountable.”
It doesn’t matter if Trump’s done nothing wrong. It doesn’t matter if the voters of America, you know, the same people who put him into office four years ago, and if not for some sketchy election events this year, would have likely kept him there, disagree.
Instead, Sanders is literally endorsing, and in so doing, handing all of the power, the power that should be held by the people and the people alone, directly into the hands of those he has formerly said shouldn’t even have power in the first place.
No longer do the people matter. No longer does democracy exist. Instead, if Big Tech says it’s so, it must be.
Then again, maybe this shouldn’t surprise us at all.
As I mentioned, Sanders isn’t interested in capitalism nor democracy. In letting big Tech and his wing of the government seemingly take over, he is making sure his brand of socialism is ushered in on the guise of justice. Too bad there’s nothing just about it.