JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: SILLY OLD BERNIE SANDERS SPOUTING AGAIN – INEQUALITY – I JUST ASK HIM TO LOOK AT THE REALITY OF HIS COUNTRY AND ITS POLITICIANS INCLUDING HIMSELF   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE GUARDIAN

 

Bernie Sanders: Russia and Stormy Daniels distract us from real problem of inequality

More than a million viewers watch online as Sanders joins likes of Michael Moore and Elizabeth Warren to talk poverty

 

Sorry, Bernie, I have a hard time taking you seriously.

You live in a country where inequality is treated as something close to the collateral damage produced year after year in all your wars.

Indeed, inequality is actually understood by many Americans with power as a necessary part of the economy, with its absence threatening inefficiency.

You work in a place, Washington, where privilege is taken for granted, a form of spoils in the political wars, with gold-plated medical care for politicians, gold-plated pensions for politicians, and all kinds of other privileges.

The entire political machine is driven by immense amounts of money from special interests, none of them the least apologetic about buying what they want and none of them the least interested in inequality.

You live in a place where not a single politician retires without having accumulated millions, no matter with whatever limited resources they may have started their careers. Clinton, Johnson, Obama, Gore – you name the American politician, the story is the same, virtually without exception.

You actually cannot name a former American President or Senator who is not a multi-millionaire, with a number of billionaires among them. Indeed, your own net worth would be envied by many Americans, as would that of Elizabeth Warren and certainly that of Michael Moore.

When I read your words, I can’t help thinking of someone like Jerimiah preaching about all the sin while being ignored. Or Jesus preaching about rich men entering the Kingdom of God.

And you know what they did to Jesus.

Although those comparisons are inadequate. Neither Jerimiah nor Jesus was a multi-millionaire, as you very much are, Bernie.

Posted March 20, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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