by: Brent Smith
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I found a new website the other day. Okay, more like I stumbled over it. It’s called Common Dreams.
I can’t remember how I found it, but it is quite revealing of the minds of the ultra-progressive left. And when I say left, I mean like MoveOn.org and Media Matters left. This site makes CNN look middle-of-the-road. Okay – not quite, but pretty close.
Okay, now I remember how I found it. I was looking for some information about a speech that actor John Cusack gave at a Bernie Sanders rally over the weekend in New Hampshire.
A Common Dreams staff writer wrote a glowing account of the gathering and Cusack’s speech. The article is entitled, “Bernie Sanders Has Been Getting It Right for 40 Years. Now, Says His Movement: ‘We Are Going to Win’ – “We’ve never ever in our lifetimes had a true champion of social, economic, and climate justice this close to the White House.”
It was riveting. And by riveting, I mean utterly laughable, knowing what we know of Bernie’s background and true beliefs.
“Cusack argued that Sanders stands in the great prophetic tradition of civil rights icons like MLK Jr., Fanny Lou Hammer, and Ella Baker…,” Common Dreams wrote.
You may know Fanny Lou from her hit, “Can’t Touch This.”
Oh wait … wrong Hammer.
Anyway – Sanders, an 80 year old white guy is the new civil rights icon according to Cusack? A man who continually sang the praises of Cuba and its tyrant leader, Fidel Castro? Castro – the same Stalinist, along with his number one thug and executioner, Che Guevara, who imprisoned, tortured and murdered blacks, women and homosexuals? That Bernie Sanders?
And let me touch on climate and the environment that these leftists are so all-fired concerned about.
The worst polluters and enemies of the so-called “climate,” are all the countries that Bernie loves. Communist countries are the world’s worst polluters on the planet. Heck, they don’t even care about the health of their own people. Why would they care about the world’s climate?
One could correctly say the same for radical leftists who run American cities for that matter. The city of Los Angeles, for example, is allowing the human waste of its 60,000 plus homeless population to just be washed into storm drains, bypassing any waste treatment. It, in turn, is killing off birds and marine mammals in droves. There’s your great environmentalist concern for you – but I digress.
“When he came on the national political scene in the 1980’s, said Cusack, Sanders ‘said all the things that cannot be said—and he was absolutely fearless. This was a man with a deep and powerful connection to the truth—a person with remarkable courage—who proclaimed the absolute need for justice equality and dignity for all people.’”
Bernie couldn’t pick out the truth in a line up. Everything he spouts are either things he knows are lies, or he is really just that brainwashed after all this time.
I mean, “justice equality and dignity for all people?” That’s not exactly what springs to mind when I think of the Soviet Union, or communist Cuba. Quite the opposite.
People in the United States don’t just disappear like they did in the USSR and Cuba, never to be seen again. They get shipped off to a Siberian gulag to live out the rest of their miserable and drastically shortened lives.
But hey – according to Sander’s Iowa campaign worker, Kyle Jurek, gulags weren’t all that bad.
There was/is no justice, equality, or dignity in any of the places that captured Bernie’s heart decades ago. And the unvarnished truth of these communist countries is there for anyone to find.
So if Sanders believes this, he is, as I said, either a covert dictator in waiting, or a brainwashed idiot, who simply refuses to look past the utopian communist brochure, at the real life human and environmental toll of what he espouses.
And the same can be said of his sycophantic followers like Cusack.