Friday, February 07, 2020

Why Bernie Sanders' "Equity" Is "Evil"

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Bernie has spent the past 50 years advocating socialist ideology while denying he was a "real" socialist---until recently.

Now, when cornered, Bernie explains he's not "that" kind of socialist---he's actually a "Democratic Socialist."

I wouldn't mention it, except he, (or Mayor Pete), may well be the Democrat nominee for President of the United States---especially if Biden continues to self destruct.

What is a "Democratic Socialist?"

Does the Bible teach socialism or capitalism?

Be informed.

The candidacy of Bernie Sanders for the Democrat nomination raises real prospects of a real socialist as President of the United States.

Notably, Sanders lives like other famous and infamous elite socialist leaders, telling people to "do what I say, not what I do," but he really doesn't get into the details of what he means by "Democratic Socialist"---other than offering lots of people lots of free stuff.

Let's take a look at socialism---and Democratic Socialism.

Wisdom from afar on socialism.


Marina Medvin was born in the USSR. She knows all about free stuff from social elites. And she has been writing a lot about it from her first-hand knowledge as Bernie has begun to rise (again) in the Democrat race for the White House.

Medvin wrote awhile back, "Bernie Sanders has spent his career publicly announcing and executing plans to steal large portions of cash from hardworking Americans in order to redistribute their money at his will to whomever he deems worthy of his sympathies. He calls this theft 'high taxes'."

She says, "I was born in the USSR. Since demonic leaders like Sanders glorify the slavery that is socialism, let me refresh your information about the USSR through first-hand experience."

She then gives a long list of first-hand accounts of living under socialism. These are a few of her memories:


  • We waited in line for food, clothes and whatever else the government was willing to sell to us on the backs of their trucks. You couldn't choose what to buy, when of how. You would take whatever was available and then trade later if you didn't need it.
  • Food was rationed. Food was distributed in portions. Portions were computed based on ration coupons. You got the portion the government chose to give you. Without your ration coupons, you got no food.
  • We could not speak against the government. It was jailable.
  • People were afraid of one another. If you snitched something on your neighbor, the government rewarded you---so we all had rugs hanging on our walls to diminish the sounds of our voices.
  • The worship of any god was not allowed. Remember the line in the Bible when Jesus says "I was dead, and now look I am alive forever" well my first-grade soviet textbook opened up with a page that read, 'Lenin lived. Lenin lives. Lenin will live forever.' That was your godly substitute. You had to worship accordingly.


And about all the free stuff: She says, "Every month, my family was taken away from the city where we lived by government buses to a government farm to harvest potatoes. And this only high lights some of the evils of socialism."

She remembers that her father took her into a store with empty shelves---he wanted her to look at the empty shelves just before her family moved to America. He told young Marina, "America will be different." She says, "I didn't even have a concept of plenty or choice."

Marina knows that about 47% of Americans now tell polls that they could---and may, vote for socialism and a socialist President of the United States. Out a heart of deep concern she says this:

"Capitalism is liberating, Capitalism makes America great. Capitalism is what keeps people free and productive and innovative. It is the direct ideological opposite of socialism, which is a system of slavery, poverty and unproductiveness. That is why I love America and American capitalism---it liberated me and my family, who were held captive by the chains of socialism. Never again."

History affirms that in every case where socialism has been imposed, the results have been a form of slavery, not utopia.

The skeptic would say, come on Gary, we all know Bernie isn't that kind of socialist.

Wisdom from home on socialism.


Paul Gregory, with the Hoover Institution, is asking, "How socialist is Bernie Sanders?"

Gregory observes,
"Notably, Sanders reveals little about what socialism means to him, other than giving many things away free. He disarms critics by asserting that he is not a 'socialist' but a 'Democratic Socialist' without defining what that means."

Gregory gives a detailed backdrop of Sanders' political activities, reminding us that "socialism burst on the American political scene with Sanders, openly telling the public he is a Democratic Socialist."

He says the election of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib to the House added momentum to the socialist chic sweeping this country.

If fact, he says, "In the past few years candidates identifying themselves as socialists have won more than 50 state and municipal offices, the latest being the election of five candidates to the Chicago city council."

Socialist Kshama Sawant is currently on the Seattle City Council.


Sanders has spent his long political career advocating for socialist ideals, with the press never really pushing back asking the hard question of what Bernie really believes.

When pushed, Sanders always says he is not really a socialist, but a "Democratic Socialist," as if everyone understands what that is.

They don't.

The Democratic Socialists of America is America's largest socialist party. Unlike Sanders, they are not timid in publicly sharing their agenda and goals.

Gregory very succinctly goes through the 4 basic beliefs and goals of the organization. I would encourage you to read his entire article if you want to be more informed.

This is a brief overview of their beliefs and agenda.

1. Democratic socialism wants more than an expansive welfare state. They want a complete socialist culture.

2. They believe capitalism is a zero-sum game in which the rich get richer by making the poor and working-class poorer.

3. The poor, working-class and other underdogs can overturn the capitalist order only if they are organized.

4. Capital must be publicly owned because there is no real democracy with private ownership of capital. Only a handful of elites are capable of handling the money---call the shots.

Gregory writes, "Sanders is fully on board with the Democratic Socialists of America platform and agenda."

You will note, if you listen to Bernie, that he is consistently calling for "a political revolution to transform our country economically, politically, socially and environmentally." Only by organizing the people against business and the rich.

Karl Marx declared that a socialist revolution would be required to part the capitalists from their capital.

Today's socialists see a different path to achieve the same end. Organize the poor, the working class, and all other oppressed groups into an "overbearing majority," using them to impose a socialist agenda---which would "remake" America---a phrase Obama used often, and an agenda that Bernie advocates consistently.

Yes, he is a socialist. And he has said he is probably an atheist.

Capitalism is biblical.


In the parable of the talents (Matt. 25:14-30), Jesus is very clear with His capitalist beliefs. Jim Wallis and his so-called Religious Left would have Him be a flaming socialist, but Scripture declares a very different view.

Bernie and AOC would have had Jesus tell the story differently. The businessman in Bernie's world would have distributed his resources "to each according to his need," but Jesus has the businessman distributing the money from "each according to his ability.

My friend Bryan Fischer has written an excellent article on this subject. I encourage you to read it.

Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful.


10 comments:

  1. Socialism:a political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.The Bible taught in Acts 4:32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. 33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all 34 that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales 35 and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need. Jesus and his church were the first socialists. man has used the term in bad ways as part of them scamming their people, but they are communist. Like President Trump's best friend Putin. Communism: a political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs. Totally different then socialism. The Bible also tells us in Proverbs 4:25 We will go along the king's highway, not turning to the right or left, until we. Let your eyes look directly ahead And let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you. By blindly following the right or left, you fail to serve God's church. We are to keep our eyes on God, not on the President or the left. We are all God's children and many are Democrat, like myself and believe Trump is the anti-christ. That the church fails to see this shows how the Devil Trump has brainwashed and pulled a veil of darkness over the eyes of the church. Any Democrat candidate is more like Christ, then the Devil Trump. Why does the fallen church accept this demonic being as one of their own.

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    1. The socialism you speak of was regulated by the church, not by the government. Churches continue to reach out and help those in need with the money given to them by those who want to help them. It was not forcefully taken from them and reapportioned by government entities.

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  2. Jesus didn't need any "venues" and neither do we or Franklin Graham. America was founded by patriots who stood on street corners and in pastures to speak the truth and The Word of God out in the open!! (Or under those marvelous tents!!!) The LORD has got it all covered!!!!! From Spokane--praises to the Creator of All Things for his power and love for us.Let all who read this lift up Franklin Graham for some fabulous and very well attended events ahead, and let us pray for Gary Randall and eachother for wisdom, comfort and guidance from Our Holy Spirit!!! Amen Psalm 112:7 "They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the LORD to care for them!"

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    1. He and the rest of Trump's false prophets have no moral standing. In supporting the Devil, they have turned their back on Jesus and what he taught. Notice the founders never used a religious term for God, because in America, there is no ruling class religion. There is room for many faiths and lifestyles in the land of the free. Trump Republican senators feared the bad news Trump's band of demon cabinet members would bring to the impeachment trial, if the lawless one wouldn't have fought subpoenas. Trump's Christians do not trust in the Lord, they put their trust in Trump.

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  3. In Truth:

    Until recently Bernie Sanders demonized "Millionaires and Billionaires". Now it is only "Billionaires". What has changed? The only thing that has changed is that Bernie is now a Millionaire. How did he become a multi-millionaire? The answer..."Capitalism". Bernie has made millions by putting his wife in charge of his campaign's "Media Buying" for which she "they" receive 15% "commissions" on all the money Bernie’s supporters give him which he uses to by advertising. (15% off the top)
    When Government owns everything, 'advertising' will be obsolete and the jobs/incomes that industry produces for people will also be extinct! Next, Bernie sells books, once again as a parasitic enterprise to make money off his supporters. The money they spend on books (purchased from private book sellers) is largely money they "earned" in the capitalist economy, or money others earned in the Capitalist economy that government forcefully re-appropriated. Once the Capitalist economy has been "transformed" into a Socialist state there will be no more opportunity for Bernie to “capitalize” on his supporters because evil capitalism will have been abolished. Bernie knows this because he is familiar with the "Russia" of old, which he loved, where there was no capitalism.

    So...Bernie is no longer preaching to "tear down" the evil "millionaires and billionaires", but only the evil billionaires. In the mean time, before the socialist state he works to create takes over, Bernie is getting rich off “the backs” of his supporters to become a "millionaire".

    Does Bernie thank "God" for his good fortune? Not likely as he fancies himself as an Atheist (consistent with totalitarian governments throughout history).

    Does Bernie thank his "supporters" for making him rich? So far ... no words to that affect have come from his mouth.

    Are Bernie’s supporters largely if not primarily the poorer members of society who look forward to "receiving" more free stuff the “State” re-distributes off the backs of those who have earned it?
    “Yes”

    So is it accurate to then observe that Bernie has made his million(s) off the backs of the poor; while at the same time he is getting rich doing what he tells his followers is “Evil Capitalism”

    Clearly…YES!

    Truth is a lonely warrior...

    G>T>

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    1. True socialism the government doesn't own anything. The State belongs to the people. All people count. Communism is where the government decides all aspects of your life and freedoms. There are no restrictions on those with socialism. Trump loves Russia and licks the boot of Putin. Don't put your bad crap on Democrats. We are well aware of the dangers of communism. I wish our President did, as he bellies up to another disgusting pig Putin. There plan is to take over the world. Putin's plan is to take over Trump and his Presidency. Whoops, already done. I think Bernie is Jewish and worships the same God you do, fortunately unlike you he worships no man and puts no one ahead of any other. Throwing stones at Bernie for earning money legally is so hypocritical when the Trump family has been making money their whole life screwing over other people. Capitalism is great, so is socialism. What is evil is communism, fascism and dictatorship. That is what Trump and Putin are working for, while the Christians watch Trump destroy the Constitution, the fallen church and America. There is no truth in you, so far. All lies straight from the Devil Trump. Bernie is a least a decent, compassionate and knowledgeable leader.

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  4. Keep it real and in context preacher -- the Lord Jesus was not commenting on either socialism or capitalism. Let's examine the context of the parable of talents, which is preceded by the disciples asking the Lord, "Tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the sign of the coming, and of the end of the world?" The Lord then describes all the things which are "the beginning of sorrows...but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come." The message is to "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come...Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh." The Lord then tells of the fate of the evil servant who is found not watching for and serving the Lord when He comes -- "The Lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, and cut him as under, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." The parable of the wise and foolish virgins follows and ends with the admonishment to, "Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh." Then the Lord tells the parable of the talents which ends thus, "For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that he hath. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." Then is the separation of the sheep and goats after the Lord has come and sorts out the false followers, the slothful and unprofitable servants, from his flock. I'll end with something you like to say quite a bit -- "I DON'T KNOW", preacher, but I think you've missed the point of the parable. You've muddled, diluted and polluted the message with your bland, mundane shallow screed on capitalism vs socialism. You should do a critical examination of your own walk and talk, and, remember, keep it short, keep it on message and RELEVANT.


    Comment from P.E.WOLFE CDA, IDAHO

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    1. That evil servant is the false prophets of the fallen church or Trump's Cult of "Christians". God is warning the church, not just the sinner. Jesus warns the church in Matthew 7:23 And then will I declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.' Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you ... Many will be left behind, who are they? In 2nd Thessalonians 2:1-3 Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus ... the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, ... Trump is the man of sin and perdition. The church fell away when they marked their soul and ballot with Trump's black spirit. I am not going to hell, only those who follow Trump the man of lawlessness. Christians shouldn't verbally attack one another, but then, you are a Trump Christian, so Jesus instruction is irrelevant to being one of the Devil Trump's.

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  5. Socialism...an evil beast.

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    1. So, is Putin and Trump, but the fallen church worship both.

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