Bernie Now Defending Communist China: They Have Taken More People Out Of Extreme Poverty Than Any Country In History
Senator Bernie Sanders doubled down on his praise of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and also added admiration for aspects of the Chinese authoritarian regime.
“Truth is truth. All right?” Bernie Sanders said at a CNN town hall event when challenged on his previous praise for Castro’s regime. “If you want to disagree with me, if somebody wants to say that—and by the way, all of the Congress people you mentioned just so happen to be supporting other candidates…but you know, the truth is the truth. And that is what happened on the first years of the Castro regime.”
“China is an authoritarian country, becoming more and more authoritarian,” Bernie Sanders said. “But can anyone deny, the facts are clear, that they have taken more people out of extreme poverty than any country in history?”
Sen. Bernie Sanders: “China is an authoritarian country, becoming more and more authoritarian. But can anyone deny — I mean the facts are clear, that they have taken more people out of extreme poverty than any country in history… That is the fact. End of discussion.” pic.twitter.com/l0vMd3dQkL
— The Hill (@thehill) February 25, 2020
China has “taken more people out of extreme poverty,”
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by killing them.
— Not a bully… (@FrankFFurter) February 25, 2020
Does killing someone count as taking them out of extreme poverty?
It’s easy to prevent poverty when you can murder your own people!
— Tony Po (@TonySpookey) February 25, 2020
Leftists always say stupid stuff and then follow it up with “end of discussion”. Like they think the phrase makes them impenetrable and no one is going to call B.S.
— Danson (@danielson68) February 25, 2020
Signs of authoritarianism:
Attempts to disarm the population
Denial of due process to individuals
Attempts to limit free speech
Government controlled healthcare
Government controlled media
Government dictated education programs
— Marshal Thomas (@BadSSG) February 25, 2020
This is bonkers thinking. The problem with the progressive left is that EVERYTHING comes down to money/materiality. EVERYTHING. And it usually is dressed up in pretty wrappings called “equality.” It drives abortion, undermines family, turns people into just faceless worker cogs.
— Matilda (@FourthHailMary) February 25, 2020