3-10-14 – The Idealogues

by Chris Campion

Vermont’s Socialist Son, Bernie Sanders, has rarely been heard not to utter a line or two about the “tyranny” of capitalismfair wages, and the immorality of wealth disparity:

Even though the top 50% pay 98% of income taxes, but I guess THAT'S not unfair.

Even though the top 50% pay 98% of income taxes, but I guess THAT’S not unfair.

“The obscene and increasing level of wealth and income inequality in this country is immoral, un-American and unsustainable,” Sen. Bernie Sanders said on Friday.

What Bernie doesn’t mention is that it’s also un-American, unsustainable, and immoral for someone to work a second job and get taxed at higher rates on that income, reducing their net income when they’re willing to do more to put food on their plates, while Bernie happily votes for economy-destroying record deficits and destined-to-fail stimulus spending at historic levels.  (We might as well call it “stimulus stealing”, since all we did was increase the amount of debt slapped onto future generations).  If there’s immorality in the room, there’s plenty of space for Sanders to stand up in the middle of it, since he’s voting to put debt on people who didn’t even have a chance to vote for or against the person who made it happen.

But maybe Bernie has taken his cues – even some of the very words he uses – from a person a few generations removed, but someone who also seemed to employ the same rhetoric that Sanders himself uses today:

We are socialists. We are enemies, deadly enemies, of today’s capitalist economic system with its exploitation of the economically weak, its unfair wage system, its immoral way of judging the worth of human beings in terms of their wealth and their money, instead of their responsibility and their performance, and we are determined to destroy this system whatever happens!

Sound familiar?  Sadly, there’s a disastrous precedent for this kind of thinking.

This is the result of nationalizing a socialist regime.  I’m confident which side history has come down on, in terms of morality.  One wishes that the Senator would either check his unending rhetoric, read a history book that’s not authored by someone named “Engels”, and set up shop here in the real world, where people work for a living and want to keep what they earn.

The Truth Is Out There

The Truth Is Out There

Instead, we get the endless parade of dusty cliches about how the economic system that created a world where a guy like Sanders can get paid $174,000 per year is immoral, and that we, and the corporations that employ us, should give up more of our earning to make the world more moral is the pinnacle of hypocrisy.

Worse, though, is that the moral underpinnings of creating a dependency class are never described, defended, or justified – because in Bernie’s World ™, you never, ever have to pay for anything yourself.  Bernie only needs their vote, and whatever suffering he can exploit, to further the expansion of the State.  And no, we don’t need lectures on economics from someone who has never worked in the private sector, and owes his entire livelihood to the monies earned by people who work for a living.

Reprinted with author’s permission from dangerwaffles.wordpress.com.

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Peg March 10, 2014 at 3:48 pm

Words are meant to undermine and set acceptance in your minds without your awareness. Do you really know what the word “forward” really means to the left and Bernie Sanders?


“. . . . The left does not have a monopoly on the use of the word “forward,” of course–it has been appropriated for political causes from left to right. Yet its use is most noteworthy among the movements of the left and far-left, who believe that progress comes through collective action led by the government–with an obedient people.

Just as MSNBC used images of grand government projects like the Hoover Dam in promoting its “Lean Forward” campaign, the Obama campaign is attempting to evoke the romantic sentiments that “forward” excites in the left-wing imagination, promoting collective responsibility and action as the answer to America’s challenges. . . .”


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