U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders’ last presidential campaign was shot down by the Clinton machine, and the release of a shocking video has ensured that he won’t nearly as far in 2020.
In 1985, Sanders was interviewed by a local station in Vermont. A wide variety of topics were covered, including a recent trip to Nicaragua, but he eventually landed on praising Fidel Castro and the Cuban regime’s communistic system.
He brought up the invasion of Cuba in the early 1960s and said that “everybody was totally convinced that Castro was the worst guy in the world and all of the Cuban people were going to rise up in rebellion against Fidel Castro.”
In typical Bernie condescension, he claimed critics of Castro “forgot that he educated their kids, gave their kids healthcare, totally transformed the society.” He then shifted to downplaying the plight of Cubans and attacking President Reagan.
Sanders oddly hypothesized that “just because Ronald Reagan dislikes these people doesn’t mean that people in their own nations feel the same way,” entirely missing the point that Reagan’s fight was on behalf of the people.
Reagan knew what Sanders still refuses to accept: Freedom is in the heart of every person and it is a God-given birthright that no government can take away. “Feel the Bern” may be a catchy phrase for a bumper sticker, but it represents a tyrannical idea that should never be put into practice.
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