Bernie Sanders is a life long Marxist. He's not a "Social Democrat". That term is one that is now adopted as a 'chic' term in Contemporary Europe,
with it's roots in Marxism, and economic MODELED Socialism, not just the "Representation" aspect.
If you look at Bernie's record, his body of 'work' he is a philosophical Marxist...through and through.
But if we take him at his mantra of "Social Democrat"...we have to address the central tenants of THAT stance itself which is "Wealth Inequality",
distribution, "Social Justice", and social and cultural SOCIALLY models....which are taken from Marx/Engels and which have had very little variation
from 19th century Europe philosophers and "Chicago School" Elites of the Mid Century...a collective of "Academics" which Bernie was a very active part
of....basically Blue Bloods of the Neo-Left...cultural Marxists who worked to meld Neo Marxism within Capitalism...
The ideals of Social Democrats are De Facto MARXIST influenced. Were large in Germany, highly influential. And his crossover to Chicago School which
was the Neo American breed was where he perfected his philosophy.
Bernie is an idealist who believes in "Bottom Up" reformation, culturally, politically, economically.
His ideals about where he wants to take America are "Philanthropic" in nature, but don't work, because the Neo-Marxists tend to ignore the enigma of
AMERICAN CULTURE and voters when they compare us to their Utopian ideal...EUROPE.
Bernie is old hat, with old tricks. He points to Capitalist nations in Europe as a model, and forgets to mention that they are well stocked, financed,
less populated, VERY sovereign, very controlled with immigration and welfare, and very WEALTHY from Capitalist ventures.
Bernie has stars in his eyes for the WRONG country. And his approach is outdated and behind the curve.
He claims nuance, but nothing about him is nuanced or bold or "out of the box". It's different spins on basic Socialism 101.
I don't know how people fall for it, but it goes to prove that if you repackage and clean up old books, you can sell them.
His ideas would be dangerous because his very INAUGURATION could cause a contractual mood in the markets. A guy like that is NOT liked by Markets...or
"The Market"...because he would attempt a bottom up "Revenue" based makeover, at a time when people are trying to break out of restrictions and wealth
In my opinion he would stagnate our economy, influence social CRY BULLY tactics even worse, alienate the entire Congress, and would be a lame duck
given the makeup of Congress in general.
Bad for business, old hat, no nuance, no growth for the middle class, and a continuation and possibly explosion of the policies of the last 8
Unions would be strong and locked across the board, "Social Justice" would be front and center, Immigration would be unchecked and INCREASED....and
markets would be tight...and he would get NOWHERE with Congress....issuing vetoes or sparking Majority sessions on vetoed Bills...
Bad news all around...IMO
edit on 1-2-2016 by BatheInTheFountain because: (no reason given)
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