Elizabeth Warren says that Bernie Sanders is a chauvinist pig who told her a woman could never be President. I don’t care much for either Elizabeth or Bernie, but on balance I think I would have to go with Bernie’s denial on this one. Why anyone would believe anything that comes out of the mouth of a person who spent years lying about her ethnicity for personal and professional gain is beyond me.
No, I don’t think Bernie is a chauvinist. I do, however, think he is a Communist.
Bernie I am sure would prefer the term Democratic Socialist. It sounds kinder and gentler, sort of like “Stalin light.” There may still be gulags, but we will paint them pretty pastel colors.
Terminology and obfuscation don’t change reality. What Bernie has been all about his entire adult life has been revolution – the kind with a hammer and sickle and that ends with the “Party” deciding for all of us what we will do, what we won’t do and what we are allowed to think.
Bernie Takes Honeymoon In The Soviet Union (1988)
In 1988, Bernie and his second wife took a honeymoon. No, they didn’t go to Hawaii or the Caribbean. They went to the Soviet Union. This was the height of the Cold War. We were a heartbeat away from a shooting war with Moscow and Russian tanks coming through the Fulda Gap in West Germany. Bernie went to Russia, sang and drank with his comrades and came back talking about how the bread lines in Moscow showed how much the Communists cared for the average man. (No, I did not make that up.)
Lest we brush this all off as a youthful transgression, let’s put this in context. Bernie was at the time 46 and the mayor of Burlington, Vermont. As mayor, Bernie hung a Soviet flag in his office. He named Burlington’s softball team the “People’s Republic of Burlington.” He set price controls, raised taxes and restricted the rights of landlords.
Bernie Supports Communist Presidential Candidates
In case you think that’s just window dressing, consider this. In 1980 Bernie endorsed and supported Socialist Workers Party candidate Andrew Pulley for President. Pulley was a Marxist who called for a government takeover of America’s energy industry, abolition of the American military and the elimination of virtually all private industry. Pulley also said that American soldiers should “take up their guns and shoot their officers.” Sanders was one of three electors for Pulley on the Vermont ballot.
Four years later, Bernie campaigned for the Socialist Workers Party presidential nominee Mel Mason, a former Black Panther, saying it was important for there to be “fundamental alternatives to capitalist ideology.” While campaigning, Mason praised the Russian and Chinese revolutions. and said: “The greatest example of a socialist government is Cuba, and Nicaragua is right behind, but it’s still developing.”
What Is The Socialist Workers Party?
The Socialist Workers Party was and still is a self-proclaimed Trotskyist party, meaning it follows the ideology and teachings of Leon Trotsky, one of the men responsible for the Russian Revolution and the imposition of a totalitarian Communist regime in the Soviet Union. These days, that may all seem a little obscure, so maybe it’s worth taking a moment to consider what it means to follow in Trotsky’s footsteps.
Trotsky was part of the group of revolutionaries who ultimately succeeded in tearing down the Tsarist regime in Moscow and establishing a Communist dictatorship. He is perhaps best known for his work as the head of the Red Army during the Russian Civil War when under his leadership Soviet armies crushed the forces of all those opposing the Communist takeover. Trotsky’s approach to that conflict was famously ruthless, characterized by an “ends justify the means” philosophy and a willingness to institutionalize fear and intimidation.
“An army cannot be built without reprisals. Masses of men cannot be led to death unless the army command has the death-penalty in its arsenal. So long as those malicious tailless apes that are so proud of their technical achievements—the animals that we call men—will build armies and wage wars, the command will always be obliged to place the soldiers between the possible death in the front and the inevitable one in the rear.” Leon Trotsky
Trotsky’s Vision Of Worldwide Communism
Trotsky also stood for the doctrine of permanent revolution. Put simply, this meant that the Russian Revolution was only the beginning of a fight to convert the entire planet to Communism. Once established in power in Russia, Trotsky advocated that the Soviets should move on to the establishment of Communist parties across the world and the support of workers revolutions everywhere. For Trotsky, the struggle would not end until workers parties had raised the red flag everywhere, including the United States.
In other words, saying you are an American Trotskyist political party means you are advocating the Communist takeover of the United States and that you are willing to sacrifice a lot of lives to do so. And, supporting a member of that party to be President of the United States means you support that agenda.
Bernie’s Communist Bona Fides
During the 1980’s, Bernie collaborated with Soviet and East German “peace committees” whose goal was “to stop President Reagan’s deployment of nuclear missiles in Europe.” In 1985 he traveled to Nicaragua to celebrate the sixth anniversary of the establishment of the Communist Sandinista regime and to speak at an anti-American rally. When Nicaragua’s Communist leader Daniel Ortega began to conduct mass arrests of critics and shut down opposition newspapers, Bernie responded, “Makes sense to me.”
Sanders also visited Cuba during the same timeframe. He remains a supporter of Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro, even as Venezuela disintegrates and its citizens struggle to survive.
In 1989 Bernie spoke before that U.S. Peace Council – a Communist Party front organization. According to the FBI, the Peace Council was dedicated to the advancement of the “triumph of Soviet power in the U.S.,” or as Trotsky would have put it, the permanent revolution.
Bernie’s new, softer messaging…
Bernie is a lot more careful with his messaging these days. He packages his ideas in terms that make them sound soft, cuddly and approachable.
But, his policies and positions have NOT changed…
He has never distanced himself from any of his prior actions. He has never walked back any of the positions he has taken. He has never changed his stance on a single topic.
Sanders remains the Communist candidate for President, and a vote for him remains a vote for Comrade Bernie.
For a feel of what “permanent revolution” sounds like – listen to Project Veritas video of Bernie Sanders’s Iowa campaign staffer talking about cities burning, reeducation gulags and more…