He has tried to claim that he is a democratic socialist who would like to see the United States be more like Sweden than the old Soviet Union.
Don’t let him fool you, he is an outright Marxist at heart.
There is now documented evidence of his true radicalism.
Come to find out, Comrade Bernie campaigned for communist candidates in the 1980’s.
That’s right—while President Reagan was working to defeat communism—Bernie Sanders was working to bring communism to the United States.
Documents from his personal files as Mayor of Burlington, Vermont from 1981-1989 show that he supported communist revolutionaries.
Evidence Shows that Bernie Sanders Supported Communism in the 1980’s
Joseph Simonson published an investigative report in the Washington Examiner that confirmed that Bernie Sanders campaigned for the Socialist Workers Party in the 1980 and 1984 presidential campaigns and was investigated by the FBI for ties to the Marxist party.
What does the Socialist Workers Party stand for?
Answer: A lot of bad stuff.
The party was founded in 1938 by devotees of Leon Trotsky. Trotsky led the Red Bolshevik Army into battle during the Russian Revolution that led to the founding of the Soviet Union and the rise to power of Vladimir Lenin. Joseph Stalin would follow Lenin as leader of the Soviet Union.
The Socialist Workers Party members promoted an ideology of international revolution and attended communist conferences around the globe.
Joseph Simonson reported that “ At its founding, the SWP said its purpose was ‘the abolition of capitalism through the establishment of a workers and farmers republic’ and the elimination of most private property in strict accordance with the ideology of Vladimir Lenin, Karl Marx, and Trotsky.”
The report continued: “ In 1979, members of SWP’s leadership circulated a document that called for the destruction of the bourgeois state apparatus, arguing such an act is a necessary prerequisite for the conquest of state power by the working class.”
That is the party that Bernie Sanders campaigned for. Don’t let him fool you about how radical he truly is.
Our dear Comrade Bernie spoke at multiple events endorsing candidates from the SWP.
Simonson wrote that “ In 1980, Sanders proudly endorsed and supported Andrew Pulley, the party’s presidential candidate, who once said that American soldiers should take up their guns and shoot their officers. Sanders was one of their electors for Pulley on the Vermont ballot, stating in a press release: ‘I fully support the SWP’s continued defense of the Cuban revolution.”
That shouldn’t be surprising given Senator Sanders’ love of the socialist Venezuelan government. Sanders once remarked that you were more likely to achieve the “American dream” in Venezuela than in the United States.
It turns out that the country is not a worker’s paradise, after all.
In 1984, Sanders supported and actively campaigned for the SWP presidential nominee Mel Mason. This gem of a man was a Black Panther who praised the Russian and Cuban revolutions. He said that “the greatest example of a socialist government is Cuba, and Nicaragua is right behind, but it’s still developing.”
Sanders was investigated by the FBI for his ties to far left revolutionaries. That is chilling given the fact that he almost became the Democratic Party nominee for president in 2016.
But remember folks, he is a “democratic socialist.” Don’t believe the far right lies.
Except, they aren’t lies. The evidence comes right out of Sander’s archives at the University of Vermont. He will try to deny to the public what he truly believes. However, the evidence is staring him right in the face.
Don’t be hoodwinked by “Bernie the red.”