I’m legitimately shocked that he gets away with it. I
understand that socialist icons historically have always been capable of
getting their followers to look the other way as they flagrantly speak out of
both sides of their mouths, but the disparity between the things Bernie Sanders
says and the way that he lives is becoming so large it’s astounding.
Don’t get me wrong, if I ever sought a high office to
exploit for my own benefit, it would be a dream to have a group of brainwashed
acolytes who refused to ever hold me to the standards I demand for everyone
else. That’s super convenient. But knowing some Bernie Bros personally, I still
am surprised they don’t have more self-respect than to let this kind of thing
For instance, take Bernie’s most recent viral tweet:
It speaks volumes of how little Bernie actually thinks of
his own followers that he can say something like this without any fear that
they will turn on him. Here’s what I mean.
Bernie is part of that tiny group of people. When it comes
to power, he’s one of only 100 Senators in a country of almost 330 million
people. That alone means he possesses more power than 99.9999997% of the
population. He has been in Washington for 3 decades of his life. If he had any
desire to change the power situation, wouldn’t we have seen something by now?
And in terms of wealth, Bernie is worth millions of dollars
and owns 3 houses. He flies first class and pays his own family and friends off
with campaign funds from donors. If he was actually concerned with wealth
disparity, wouldn’t we have seen him do something with his great wealth by now?
To top it off, Bernie isn’t running on a libertarian
platform designed to give liberty, wealth, and power back to individuals to run
their own lives. Much the opposite, Bernie is attempting to consolidate more power
in Washington, strip private citizens and small businesses of their capital,
choices, and options, and greatly expand the scope and influence of the
Thus, everything he says in this tweet is the polar opposite
of what he wants and is trying to do. Is it because his followers think they’re
going to be included as part of the “in group” that they pretend not to know?
Or do they honestly not know? Neither is a good reflection on them or the
future of freedom in America.