Bernie Sanders is still hanging around in the Democrat primary.
His bad ideas continue to fester as the Democrats are beginning to rally behind Joe Biden.
And the New York Times finally admitted one terrifying truth about Bernie Sanders.
For years, conservatives have pointed out that Bernie Sanders is a lifelong communist.
Democrats have been disregarding such rhetoric, particularly the progressive flank of the party.
They’ve labeled it as nothing more than “red-baiting.”
But people on the left haven’t bothered to look into Sanders’s past or ask him any challenging questions about it – until now.
The New York Times finally wrote a piece exposing Sanders’s communist past.
In the 1980s, Sanders was enthusiastic about participating in a “sister city” program with the Soviet Union.
As the mayor of Burlington, Vermont, Sanders wrote that he wanted America and the USSR to “live together as friends.”
The New York Times reported on documents that showed the Kremlin sought to “exploit Mr. Sanders’ antiwar agenda for their own propaganda purposes.”
The USSR saw Sanders as the quintessential “useful idiot.”
Sanders actually honeymooned in Moscow during the height of the Cold War. He drank with Soviets and sang “This Land Is Your Land,” a song that singer/songwriter and communist sympathizer Woody Guthrie wanted as an alternative to the “Star-Spangled Banner.”
Sanders has continually praised the USSR and other communist dictatorships.
He’s the latest in a long line of western leftists who have excused the crimes of communism.
Coincidentally, it was New York Times reporter Walter Duranty who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1932 for lauding Stalinist Russia.
Duranty was horribly wrong, but Sanders’s useful idiocy is worse because he has 100 years of hindsight to know better.
Communism has killed over 100 million people worldwide during peacetime.
In the 1980s, when Sanders was praising aspects of the Soviet system and breadlines, he knew about the crimes of Stalin. He knew about gulags like Kolyma – the third deadliest camp in history, only behind Auschwitz and Treblinka.
In fact, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, the Russian dissident who helped expose the crimes of Soviet communism in “The Gulag Archipelago” lived in Vermont when Sanders was mayor of Burlington, but Sanders made zero effort to meet with him.
Sanders’s sympathies are clear.
When he speaks about America, he talks about how awful it is.
When he talks about the USSR or Cuba or China, he praises them first and foremost.
Sanders will make a passing statement about condemning authoritarianism, but then praise the actions of those same authoritarian regimes.
The more people learn about Sanders, the less they like him.
The New York Times is finally doing its job and giving voters critical information about Sanders.
It’s sad that Sanders has gotten this far in American politics, but he isn’t the end of the road for the hard-left. They’ll be more candidates coming down the pike.