“Democratic socialist” and commie sympathizer Sen. Benie Sanders’ lead over the other Democratic 2020 nominees should terrify anyone who’s read a history book. Sadly, the enthusiasm shown for the Vermont Senator, especially in Hollywood, is evidence that many don’t know socialism leads to economic stagnation at best, and the horrors of the Soviet system, Maoist China and Castro’s Cuba at worst.
Several celebs have shown great support for the Senator since his Nevada Primary victory, tweeting that he’s the answer to Trump. So what if anyone has to visit any gulags?
Ellen producer Andy Lassner produced one of the lamest endorsements of the socialist politician in the history of lame endorsements. He tweeted, “Bernie Sanders has my 23-year-old daughter and a lot of her friends energized. And I can only speak to what I’ve observed about this group of friends, obviously. They’re not lazy and they’re not looking for handouts.”
Well, not the most compelling political argument, but an interesting one, certainly.
“That is an insulting narrative.” the talk show producer added. Yeah. And to those snobs who hate bread lines: What gives you the right?
Comedian and Trump-hater Patton Oswalt attacked MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough over his desire to see the Dem 2020 field unite to beat Sanders. In reference to the Morning Joe pundit, he tweeted, “I hope this doesn’t sound harsh but I can’t wait for this specific sub-genus of male Boomer to die out.” Ah yes, but please let’s not worry about Sanders supporters being gross or toxic.
Michael Moore, Hollywood’s king of the Bernie Bros, waxed poetically about Sanders’ recent victories. He was so inspired he tweeted lyrics from Woodie Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land: “In the squares of the city, In the shadow of a steeple; By the relief office, I'd seen my people. As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking, Is this land made for you and me?”
Moore claimed this was a reference to capitalist America and, even though it sounds more like the entire 72-year history of the Soviet Union than the 12 years of Depression-era America. But Moore is probably right. Guthrie was a communist.
And Bernie burnout actor Mark Ruffalo tweeted out his wholehearted support for the socialist candidate after her Nevada victory. Captioning video of a Bernie supporter weeping over her enthusiasm for Sanders, Ruffalo wrote, “This is our movement. This is us. #UsNotMe.”
As one commenter responded to The Avengers star, “HULK DUMB!” It’s hard not to agree when these folks are trying to convince us of the good parts of Castro’s Cuban regime, or the Soviet Union.