Bernie Sanders has the inside track to the Democratic nomination for president.
That has caused a massive struggle inside the Democrat Party.
And Democrats are telling one dangerous lie about Bernie Sanders.
Economist Paul Krugman has been wrong countless times on his economic predictions.
He famously said the economy would never again see 3% growth with Trump taking office, which was a laughably stupid prediction.
Krugman has parlayed his wrong predictions into a lucrative chair position at NYU, and a column at The New York Times.
Krugman’s latest terrible prediction is regarding Bernie Sanders.
Sanders is a life-long communist with a penchant for praising the most brutal regimes of the 20th century.
But Krugman said there’s no need to worry about Sanders.
“Even if you disagree with his ideas, he’s not a wannabe authoritarian ruler,” tweeted Krugman.
This is patently false.
Sanders calls himself a Democratic socialist, which simply means he wants to achieve socialism at the ballot box instead of through violent revolution.
The problem with that is socialism is still an authoritarian ideology, even if 51% of the people vote for it.
Also, the 49% minority will have their freedoms trampled under such a system.
That is authoritarian at its core.
And when given the chance to denounce authoritarian communist regimes, Sanders shies away.
He praised Fidel Castro’s literacy program, even though 80% of the population could already read and write, and the program consisted of communist propaganda.
The reading list was heavily censored, as was everything else in Cuba, including music.
Dissidents were also jailed or killed.
Sanders praised Nicaraguan communist leader Daniel Ortega, and he committed the same human rights abuses as the Castros.
Sanders also said China did more to lift more people out of poverty than any other nation.
But Sanders left out the part where China’s embrace of free market principles are what allowed them to build wealth.
He also left out decades of horrific human rights violations in China, including the nightmarish “one child” policy that led to infanticide, forced sterilization, and forced abortion.
Sanders plays the game that all leftists play.
They give a quick, half-hearted rebuke of authoritarianism, then heap praise on that same authoritarian regime.
Sanders never met a communist dictator he didn’t like.
He says he simply wants what the Nordic countries have.
The problem with that is the Nordic countries are market economies with low corporate tax rates, minimal regulation, high private taxes for everyone (not just “the 1%”), and a VAT tax that drives up the price of all purchases.
Sanders isn’t advocating for any of these policies; he wants to go further left.
The Nordic countries are simply the model that communists point to because they know their true agenda is unpopular.
Paul Krugman should know this, but he’s too busy being a flak for Sanders.
He closed his insane remarks by urging people to get behind Sanders because “freedom is on the line.”
But leftists like Krugman never explain how Trump is threatening freedom.
It’s the left that’s hostile toward freedom and individual rights.