OldSpeedoGuy wrote:ugatvandy wrote:OldSpeedoGuy wrote:creed wrote:when u spend all day doing politics and then tls is also doing politics.
and of all things, having an argument over whether bernie sanders, obviously not a communist, is a communist
here's a good way to see whether or not bernie sanders is a communist
look at literally any-- any-- of his 2016 proposals. not only are they not communist proposals, they're barely democratic socialist proposals. if you think he's a communist, you either don't understand his views, don't understand communism, or aren't operating in good faith. next!
Like I said, he toned it down when he ran as a Democrat.
Trump gets dragged (and rightly so) for pandering to white nationalists and Nazis, but Bernie spends his life carrying water for an ideology responsible for 100 million dead in the 20th century and people feel the need to run interference for him.
Just because something is the same in name does not mean it's the same in ideology or execution, theoretical or otherwise. Yes, Bernie identifies as a socialist, but it's in no way similar to the socialism of Castro and others of that nature.
Douchedick Drumpf on the other hand has views and comments that line up PERFECTLY with an ideology that has oppressed and murdered specific groups of people for hundreds of years, and there's no room for interpretation there. Socialism can be seen as many things by many people, but it's pretty fucking hard to spin white supremacy as anything other than white people who think they're better than other people just because they're white.
Let's not compare a racist rapist to a well-intentioned man.
Ah, at least he's well-intentioned. Never mind the hundred million corpses.