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2020-02-03 Home Front: Politix
Trump on Bernie: ‘Well, I think he’s a communist.’
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Posted by Fred 2020-02-03 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6545 views ]  Top

#1 I'm amazed at how little power the word "communist" has these days. I was having a conversation with an otherwise intelligent woman a few nights ago and a flippant comment regarding socialism came up. I could tell immediately that the word "socialism" barely registered with her-her eyes flickered as if she instinctively knew that the word was *supposed* to have some meaning to her, but it genuinely didn't. This woman own hers own home, inherited two others a year ago, has had the same job for 15 years as an administrative analyst. Our "betters" have done a very effective job of rendering "communism" and "socialism" as meaningless words, rather than allowing them to evoke the revulsion they so richly deserve.
Posted by Crusader 2020-02-03 00:38||   2020-02-03 00:38|| Front Page Top

#2 The Wall fell over 30 years ago. The USSR collapsed nearly 28 years ago. Our ridiculous joke of a press corps refuses to remind people of the nightmare that was Communism: no more photojournalism involving trips to the Siberian gulags, or hellish descents into factories in Norilsk, or dispatches from the killing fields of Timisoara, or remembrances of those slaughtered in Gdansk or elsewhere.

Nothing.

Communism has disappeared down the Memory Hole.
Posted by Lex 2020-02-03 00:44||   2020-02-03 00:44|| Front Page Top

#3 ...or moved to Caracas.

The big mistake 30 years ago was not holding those who lied and pimped for the Soviets publicly accountable.
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-02-03 06:11||   2020-02-03 06:11|| Front Page Top

#4 ^ they just shifted their focus immediately from economics and normal politics to their new chew toy, Identity Politics.

The early 1990s was when the Dems began morphing into the All Identity Politics All The Time party.
Posted by Lex 2020-02-03 06:30||   2020-02-03 06:30|| Front Page Top

#5 Yet Nazi had sting until a year or so ago when it became the go-to slur. Guess the Nazi's should have marched through the schools, hollywood, music scene, the way the communists did.
Posted by ruprecht 2020-02-03 08:20||   2020-02-03 08:20|| Front Page Top

#6 Bernie likes capitalism for himself but communism for others. In other words, Bernie is getting rich off of rent-seeking.
Posted by JohnQC 2020-02-03 10:11||   2020-02-03 10:11|| Front Page Top

#7 Guess the Nazi's should have marched through the schools, Hollywood, music scene, the way the communists did.

They did their best Ruprecht. But the communists already occupied the high ground.

Posted by Secret Master 2020-02-03 15:53||   2020-02-03 15:53|| Front Page Top

#8 #5 Yet Nazi had sting until a year or so ago when it became the go-to slur. Guess the Nazi's should have marched through the schools, hollywood, music scene, the way the communists did.

Nailed it.

And notice that there was never the equivalent of a Nuremburg trial for the Comms, let a alone a reckoning for the fellow travelers.

They never paid a price for their evil, and now here we are.
Posted by charger 2020-02-03 16:07||   2020-02-03 16:07|| Front Page Top

#9 No, I don't think he's a "communist". Unless you think that Denmark or Norway are Communist countries.

Btw I don't think Venezuela is communist. It's a country ruled by a kleptocratic clique pretending to be socialist.

Hmm ok, what was I saying again?
Posted by European Conservative 2020-02-03 17:44||   2020-02-03 17:44|| Front Page Top

#10 Denmark and Norway are about 98 percent white, one 'tribe', with an embedded Lutheran culture that is intolerant of corruption. Never use the exception as the rule. Just as don't use us as an example.

While there is regulation in both countries of business and industry in both, are you saying they operate in the old Soviet central planning mode of economics? Cause if you listen very carefully to Bernie and Warren, that's what they are articulating.

Posted by Procopius2k 2020-02-03 20:06||   2020-02-03 20:06|| Front Page Top

#11 Are you saying they operate in the old Soviet central planning mode of economics?

No, certainly not. Now, I don't know how far Bernie would venture into that territory, but I think he'll never get anything "communist" through Congress even if Democrats had control over both houses.

His followers would soon be very disappointed.
Posted by European Conservative 2020-02-03 20:40||   2020-02-03 20:40|| Front Page Top

#12 Btw WHAT has Bernie ever achieved in Congress? Is there any meaningful legislation bearing his name?
Posted by European Conservative 2020-02-03 20:41||   2020-02-03 20:41|| Front Page Top

#13 He got a post office named after Lavrenty Beria?
Posted by Frank G 2020-02-03 20:53||   2020-02-03 20:53|| Front Page Top

#14 #13 Frank G wins the thread! :-D
Posted by Barbara 2020-02-03 21:38||   2020-02-03 21:38|| Front Page Top

#15 Волк в ове́чьей шку́ре?
Posted by European Conservative 2020-02-03 21:38||   2020-02-03 21:38|| Front Page Top

#16 Bernie's a clown. He's achieved absolutely NOTHING in fifty years in politics. Nothing.
Posted by Lex 2020-02-03 21:45||   2020-02-03 21:45|| Front Page Top

#17 Волк в ове́чьей шку́ре?

Да нет. Овец в овечьей шкуре.
Sheep in sheep's clothing
Posted by Lex 2020-02-03 22:08||   2020-02-03 22:08|| Front Page Top

#18 Then there isn't much to fear, is it?
Posted by European Conservative 2020-02-03 22:46||   2020-02-03 22:46|| Front Page Top

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