On Saturday, socialist septuagenarian loonbag Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Crazyland) took to Twitter to fire off a missive about how evil and terrible Americans are. Here’s what he tweeted:
This isn’t the first time Sanders has expressed this idea. In January, Sanders said America was “not a compassionate society,” and stated, “our record is worse than virtually any other country on Earth.”
This is asinine. First off, Sanders obviously worships government power rather than caring for the poor – the notion that the socialist nations with which he sympathized throughout his youth cared more for the poor than the greatest prosperity-generating nation in the history of mankind is absurd. Sanders merely wishes he ran the world’s wealth, because he thinks he could allocate it better than billions of people engaging in free exchange of goods and services all across the planet; in fact, he routinely stands against such free exchange.
Second, the American people certainly don’t worship wealth in the way Sanders does – Marxists are materialists, and think that all of human happiness amounts to material wellbeing. The American people willingly give of themselves far more than residents of any other country. The Almanac of American Philanthropy found that Americans “out-donate Britain and Canada two-to-one and nations like Italy and Germany 20-to-one. What’s more, more than half of every single income class except those earning less than $25,000 donate to charity.” Greedy, evil one-percenters give one-third of all that charity, and “the wealthiest 1.4 percent of Americans are responsible for 86 percent of the charitable donations made at death.”
America is by far the most religious country in the industrialized world; the notion that we sit around worshipping money is a leftist conceit that identifies good, middle-class living built around church and family as babbitry. But Sanders engages in just that sort of babbitry while ignoring community on his own. He owns three homes. And as for his claims that Americans are selfish, he donated $8,350 to charity in 2014 on earnings of $205,000. That’s half the percentage of income given to charity that the Clintons handed over. Not exactly the record of a man who proclaims that wealth means nothing and that the trappings of materialism must be shed in favor of redistribution.
The media constantly pay attention to President Trump’s Twitter feed. They ought to. But Sanders’ Twitter feed is far more idiotic, and ideologically, far more dangerous.