Politically, the United States is undergoing a shift from both political parties entertaining the centrist ideology of their respective parties, too, now, the outer edges of their parties. As a result, the United States is far more polarized than in times past.
While the right becomes increasingly conservative, the left goes far more socialist. As a result, thousands of Democrats are now entertaining a party switch, which is evidenced by the numbers of Democrats in attendance at Trump rallies.
Socialism is the enemy of America, as it was in World Ward Two, it is the definition of an overreaching state, which is what the Founders warned about. Furthermore, persons who have lived within the walls of Socialism, are not fooled by the policies desired by politicians like Bernie Sanders.
According to Campus Reform, while covering a “Venezuela Freedom Rally,” in Washington D.C., the persons in attendance had a message for the American Voter; ‘Don’t Do It.’ According to those in attendance, many see stark similarities in ‘Democratic Socialists,’ like Bernie Sanders, and Latin American Socialists.
“Bernie Sanders is your enemy. Do not ever, ever get involved with this individual or any of the other socialists,” said one man who added: “You do not ever want anyone even close to socialism to come to this country.”
Another young woman said that while Socialism promises to help the poor, it eventually fails them.
“People are eating from trash bags in the streets, so, how has socialism actually helped the country?” she said, referring to the food outages in the South American country.
“Check your history, look at the news. Look at all the countries that have failed under a socialist government, like Cuba, like Venezuela,” another rally-goer noted.
Meanwhile, a young woman said that Americans should not fool themselves into believing that Socialism cannot happen in the United States. “We also thought that this could never happen in our country. We had a balance of powers. We had democracy, and we elected our leaders,” she said while draped in a Venezuelan flag.
“In Venezuela, there is no food, no medicine, education. No, nothing, nothing,” another woman stated.
What many persons in the voter pool are failing to realize is, not only are there similarities between Democratic Socialists and Latin Socialists, or Socialists of the past; once the door is open to such, it becomes increasingly harder to close. Further, once Socialism begins in the United States, it will be near impossible to root out the corruption that will eventually lead to a Socialistic state.
Time and time again, throughout history, reform of some sort was requested by the people, and those who sought power took control and murdered hundreds of millions. During the 1900s, China and Russia alone killed over 100 million of their own people. Does that sound like freedom?
Socialists are twisting history to fit their narrative. Some within Bernie Sanders’ party are claiming that the gulags of the Soviet Union were actually a good thing, although history tells a different tale, see below.