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You heard me. Socialism!. Keep saying it, you right wingers. Bernie Sanders is a socialist. Big deal. I love that the only thing you can sling against Sanders is that he's a socialist.
Keep it up. Say it more. Socialist, Socialist, Socialist-- as you've been doing. Because more and more people are discovering that what socialism means for Bernie is that Bernie cares about workers, cares about the vulnerable, cares about the poor, cares about student debt, cares about veterans.
They're finding out that when Bernie talks about socialism, he's talking about the kind that is WORKING in Scandinavian countries. He's talking about medicare and social security, about police and public education and roads and national parks.
There are greedy, predatory capitalist billionaires, like the Koch brothers, who want to privatize everything, so they can profit from it. They want to be able to continue stealing from the commons, by polluting without paying for the costs. They want to be free from regulations that protect the environment and workers. This is the worst kind of irresponsible, predatory capitalism.
Right wingers tend to accuse socialists and people with socialist leanings of being jealous of the wealthy, of living off welfare, of being parasites. The truth is that big corporations and the one percent are the worst parasites, not just taking billions in welfare but stealing from the commons, from the people, parasitizing the resources of the people and the environment without paying for them. It's time for that to stop.
Bernie Sanders has, more than any other elected member of congress, stood up for the people, stood up to the most powerful top-down forces, calling for them to no longer exist. Too big to fail must go. Billionaires must pay their share.
It takes an psychologically damaged person to support billionaires and giant corporations and a system that predatorily exploits them. They're either victims of abuse, narcissists or sociopaths who are jackals-- part of the predatory capitalist system. Capitalism comes in different forms and the predatory capitalists are malignant manifestations of the worst form of capitalism.
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Socialism, as it is practiced in many European nations, is a nurturing, kind approach to government that protects the weak and vulnerable. It eschews the dog-eat-dog, law of the jungle model that predatory capitalism embraces. And it works, not just for the wealthy, not just for the one percent.
When people say Bernie's a socialist, embrace it. Tell them, "Damned right he is and I'm glad he is." Or ask them, "What's wrong with him being a socialist?" And demand details.
How do YOU, as a supporter respond to people who can only argue that he's a socialist?
What do you, as a right wing critic, bringing up his socialism, find wrong with him being a socialist?
Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect,
connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media.
He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity scheduled for release May 22, 2019
He's given talks and workshops to Fortune
500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered
first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and
Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful
people on his Bottom Up Radio Show,
and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and
opinion sites, OpEdNews.com
more detailed bio:
Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project.