We have to hand it to Sen. Bernie Sanders. We tuned into his speech on the first night of the Democratic National Convention expecting to hear a lot of socialist propaganda, radical rah-rah nonsense, and maybe even a quip or two about the glories of Cuba. Imagine our surprise, then, when we found ourselves nodding along in agreement a time or two. Of course, we probably didn’t agree with Sanders’ remarks in the way he meant them, but we certainly agreed with the text. We have to stop the spread of “authoritarianism”? We couldn’t agree more! Start with cancel culture and Black Lives Matter.
Sanders begged his far-left supporters to ignore Joe Biden’s manifest unfitness for office and vote for him, anyway.
“Our campaign ended several months ago but our movement continues and it gets stronger every day,” Sanders said. “But if Donald Trump is reelected, all the progress we have made will be in jeopardy.”
We can only pray that’s true.
Sanders turned his attention to Trump’s recent remarks on withholding money from the U.S. Postal Service, which we are to understand is an even worse infraction than withholding funds from Ukraine.
“This is not normal,” he said. “Authoritarianism destroys democracy.”
Says the guy whose supporters are commonly screaming that “hate speech is not free speech,” constantly trying to get people fired for expressing their opinions, and whose idea of “democracy” apparently does not involve enforcing the rule of law. You want authoritarianism in America? Get rid of the police and see what happens.
“This president is not just a threat to our democracy, but by rejecting science he has put our lives and health in jeopardy,” Sanders said. “Nero fiddled while Rome burned, Trump golfs.”
Again, he’s talking about the dangers of “rejecting science.” Meanwhile, members of the Democratic Party will gladly insist that “trans women are women.” They’ll vehemently argue that black people are killed disproportionately by police, despite vast evidence to the contrary. Hell, we even saw a leftist professor last week insisting that “2 + 2 = 4” is some sort of white supremacist relic. Save your pro-science rhetoric if you’re going to put your support behind such gobbledygook.
“Joe Biden will end the hate and division that Trump has created,” Sanders promised. “He will stop the demonizing of immigrants, the coddling of white supremacists.”
Trump didn’t create the hate and division. Trump, the candidate and the president, was created BY that hate and division. And even if Biden wins in November, those divisions aren’t going anywhere. They’ll remain until we can all come together and declare our independence from Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and the other radical groups sowing this nation’s destruction. If that’s not in the cards, it’s only a matter of time before Bernie’s fears of “authoritarianism” become a reality.