Bernie Sanders and the ILLUSION of Socialism

It’s astonishing that the concept of Socialism even has to be explained in the United States of America and that we have someone of that persuasion running for the highest office of the land!*

Bernie Sanders and the ILLUSION

of Socialism

Written by Leonora Cravotta on April 17, 2016

Senator Bernie Sanders is giving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a run for her money in the race for the nomination for the 2016 Democratic presidential ticket. The Vermont senator, an Independent who became a Democrat so that he could run for president, was never predicted to make any significant traction in the race. However, the man who told congress when he was first elected to the House of Representatives, “I am a socialist and everyone knows that,” has proven that there clearly is an audience for his non-establishment outsider message in terms of his ability to generate huge crowds at campaign rallies, cultivate individual donor contributions and win primary races.

While Real Clear Politics has Clinton polling at 52.7% with a 13.8 point advantage over Sanders at 38.9%, in the critical upcoming April 19 New York primary, Sanders a New York native who has walked away with the last seven primaries still has the opportunity to cut into Clinton’s lead in the Empire State. Even though pragmatists would say that Sanders, who has 1,069 delegates to Clinton’s 1758, does not have a realistic chance against Clinton to earn the nomination, his recent primary wins and the current buzz about a Democratic brokered convention show that you cannot write him off just yet.

The “feel the Bern” momentum begs the reiteration of a key point. Bernie Sanders is a socialist. While there are some who applaud Sanders because he consistently beats Clinton on the trustworthiness and truthfulness quotient, we cannot lose sight of the definition of socialism. According to Merriam Webster, socialism is “a system of society or group living in which there is no private property” and “a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state.” Socialism eradicates the concept of individual wealth.

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