Isn’t it ironic how the people who are calling for a shift towards socialism are the ones that have never really experienced it?

Seriously…

American socialists wear their Russian worker hats and their Che Guevara shirts and talk about workers and workers’ rights – but they’ve yet to spend ONE MINUTE living under the yoke of government masters.

They seem to think that they will be in control if socialism or communism takes root…

But they don’t realize they’ll have LESS power than they do now.

Even more puzzling is the fact that, with the most basic of Google searches, they can learn all about the ravages of socialism with one press of a button.

Not that it really helps…

Even after they see what socialism does to the people, they argue the same thing every time: “That’s not REAL socialism – we haven’t seen it implemented correctly yet. We can do it right this time.”

Unfortunately for them…

The horrors we’ve seen around the world ARE socialism implemented correctly. American socialists don’t realize what happens when they give up their power and liberty for security.

But if they get behind Bernie Sanders…

They’re going to find out.

A Much-Needed Wake-Up Call

Man…

If they can’t learn it by reading all the information that’s available, or even by paying attention to the words and actions of men like Bernie Sanders—then maybe they’ll listen to people who have actually lived under the heel of socialism’s boot.

Any proponents of socialism would have had the chance to do that had they gone to DC recently and talked with the attendees at the “Venezuela Freedom Rally.” These people truly know what it’s like to give up EVERYTHING for the promise of security.

Hundreds of Venezuelan expatriates descended on DC to both bring attention to the plight of their people—and to warn Americans about what COULD happen if we allow a socialist to lead the country.

One attendee told reporters, “Bernie Sanders is your enemy. Do not ever, ever get involved with this individual or any of the other socialists. You do not ever want anyone even close to socialism to come to this country.”

That last line is the most haunting…

“You do not ever want anyone even close to socialism to come to this country.”

Such a scathing comment…

But maybe that doesn’t paint the picture clearly enough for “American” socialists to abandon their twisted view of freedom…

Maybe another attendee’s words will penetrate. One woman said, “People are eating from trash bags in the streets, so how has socialism actually helped the country?”

Or…

Another woman’s words, who said, “In Venezuela, there is no food, no medicine, education. No, nothing, nothing.”

Still not enough?

Another man warned, “Check your history, look at the news. Look at all the countries that have failed under a socialist government, like Cuba, like Venezuela.”

“FAILED” being the key word here.

“We were WRONG.”

This is why we can’t let the uneducated and young fall under socialism’s spell. As one woman put it, “We also thought that this could never happen in our country. We had a balance of powers. We had democracy and we elected our leaders.”

Elected leaders—that’s your “democratic socialism” at work, Bernie.

You can dress it up as much as you want, combine it with any other positive-sounding words – but the moment you put the word “socialism” in the mix, you’re attacking freedom…

Plain and simple.

But there was one attendee who really drove the point home, describing the horrors of tying socialism to America and warning against allowing socialists like Sanders and AOC to flourish.

He said, “We were too arrogant to pay attention and we thought what happened in Cuba would never happen to us — we were wrong.”

Do you hear him?!

“We were WRONG.”

But he continued, “I’m now seeing the same arrogance from Bernie Sanders’ backers and so-called ‘democratic socialists’ that we had. They say ‘oh, but we have checks and balances that wouldn’t allow that to happen.’ You know who else thought that? We did! The same Venezuelans who are now searching through trash to find food.”

Let that sink in…

And maybe then you’ll realize why socialism is the greatest threat to our great country.

Fight it wherever you see it…

It’s evil – and should be treated as such.

 

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” – Benjamin Franklin