Bookworm Room has it right.
Bernie is evil. I know Iâ€™m not supposed to say that. Iâ€™m supposed to say that heâ€™s just the crazy uncle whoâ€™s a straight shooter with his consistent beliefs, something that must earn him respect.
No. This is a man who lived through more than 50% of the 20th century, a century that saw socialism in its various forms send around 100 million people to early graves through murder, war, torture, and slave labor. Bernie was around for that. He was born during WWII; he saw what happened in North Korea; he saw what happened in Vietnam; he saw what happened in Cuba; he saw what happened across Latin America and Africa; he saw what happened in the Soviet Union; and he saw what happened in China. That he can still believe in socialism despite seeing the misery it relentlessly inflicted around the world means that heâ€™s either completely evil or heâ€™s a fool . . . and I donâ€™t think heâ€™s a fool.
Moreover, Bernie is a grossly dishonest person. Back in 2016, when he was merely a parasite who lived off of government and wives, one could say that he was an honest man who lived in accordance with his belief system. Since then, though, as Bloomberg was good enough to point out during the debate, Bernie has become a multimillionaire with real estate holdings and fast cars, who flies around American in private jets.
Rather than give up this wealth as a good true believer should, Bernie has instead given up his attacks on millionaires and now only attacks billionaires. While Trump may puff about statistics, heâ€™s completely honest about his core beliefs. Bernie, however, applied his apparent core beliefs to himself only because he was incapable of earning money (angry communists usually are).
When Bernie finally earned money, he didnâ€™t act like an honest man and say, â€œI was wrong in my beliefs.â€ Instead, like every tyrant in the world, he said, â€œI donâ€™t have to live by the rules I intend to impose on others.â€ Thatâ€™s hypocritical and, because socialism and death march hand-in-hand, evil.
Bookworm understates Socialism’s death toll, I’m afraid.
Yuri N. Maltsev discussing the Staggering Toll of the Russian Revolution:
The late Rudolph Rummel, the demographer of government mass murder, estimated the human toll of twentieth-century socialism to be about 61 million in the Soviet Union, 78 million in China, and roughly 200 million worldwide. These victims perished during state-organized famines, collectivization, cultural revolutions, purges, campaigns against ‘unearned’ income, and other devilish experiments in social engineering.”