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Bernie Sanders Claps Back After Liz Cheney, Daughter of Bush VP, Attacks 'Fraud of Socialism' on House Floor


Block –

Don’t know what history you’re reading but all I’ve read makes clear that the
original NAZI party was about women’s rights, abortion, child care, health clinics,
labor, unions – if that’s not a party with clear socialist goals I don’t know what
would be?

Neither do I agree that we’re hearing from the right wing that the Nazi Party was
socialist in the sense of being “liberal.” What we’re hearing from the right wing is
that the NAZI party was right wing/fascist.

And that is true – but only AFTER Hitler took it over.

The right wing succeeds only by violence – that’s always been true and it’s still true
today. That includes stealing elections and assassinations. Threats and intimidation.
And SECRECY, of course, has had a great deal to do with their success since the end
of WWII.


I’ve a little quote for you.

Martin Niemöller

(1892-1984), a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.

"First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me–and there was no one left to speak for me."


Block –

This is a favorite quote, posted here quite frequently and slightly differently.

You’ll note that at the link below you will find varying extreme definitions of “socialism”
both as a liberal concept and as a fascist concept.

Even where Merriam Webster acknowledges those differences, it does not seem to
go far enough still in doing so.

Americans want a system like Norway’s according to polls.

And we see proven over and again that socially responsible government produces
healthier living standards for their citizens. We saw that for 70 years here with New Deal.

We also see the destruction that capitalism brings very rapidly – it’s basically suicidal.
Global Warming one of the saddest examples of those results.

Capitalism is fascism.

Unregulated Capitalism is merely organized crime.