Soviet Union and Venezuela Not Examples of Failed Socialism Sanders Claims
Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders claimed that the failed socialist of Venezuela and the Soviet Union had nothing to do with his own version of socialism which, he insisted, was completely different. As Fox News reported:
When criticizing socialism, don’t bring up the Soviet Union or Venezuela to Bernie Sanders.
Sanders, I-Vt., dismissed the connection between the failed socialist states and his own vision for America, during an interview on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” Tuesday.
“Obviously, Soviet Union was an authoritarian society with no democratic rights, and I think if you know history, you know the democratic socialists fought and stood up against that,” the 2020 Democratic hopeful said.
“You can look at what existed in the Soviet Union or Venezuela, that is not what I’m talking about at all.”
Sanders says that he opposes the murderous and totalitarian socialism of Venezuela and the Soviet Union. A strange claim coming from the man who spent his honeymoon touring the Soviet Union! How gullible does he think the American people are?