Woman Who Grew Up Under Communism Rips Bernie Sanders A New One For Saying Bread Lines Were Good!
It’s often said that the people that are most against communism are the people that have actually lived through it.
Think about this, during the Cold War you heard about people that would defect as often as they possibly could once they realized how big of a joke the communist system was.
There have been countless tales of communist athletes that would be at international competitions for example that would just walk off in the middle of the night right into an American or Canadian embassy looking for real asylum.
Those people weren’t doing that because communism was the greatest thing in the world. They were doing it because they knew that what they were living in was absolutely horrible even by the standards of how better treated Olympic level athletes were treated.
Yet, there are some people that think that somehow communism and it’s idiot cousin socialism are good idea.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is a self-described socialist and he even once said breadlines are “a good thing,” but a woman who grew up in Communist China gave Sanders a much-needed history lesson.
You have probably seen the video by now; in 1985, Sanders defended the socialist regime ruling Nicaragua at the time by saying breadlines are “a good thing.”
Sanders expressed confusion at American journalists for pointing out the socialist government’s breadlines.
“You know, it’s funny, sometimes American journalists talk about how bad a country is because people are lining up for food,” Sanders said. “That’s a good thing. In other countries people don’t line up for food. The rich get the food, and the poor starve to death.”
I could go into detail about how ridiculous Sanders’ pro-breadlines comment is, but you don’t have to take my word for it.
Instead, read what Helen Raleigh, a senior contributor to The Federalist, had to say about breadlines.
Raleigh grew up in Communist China — she saw firsthand the devastating effects of socialism and the oppressive nature of breadlines.
“The government controlled the distribution of essentials such as rice and cooking oil to every citizen through a rigid ration system, maintained through coupons,” Raleigh wrote in a column for Fox News.
“Those coupons were not for getting a discount — they were used to restrict the amount of essentials we were allowed to have on a monthly basis. Hunger was a constant feeling.”