(Tea Party 247) – Senator Rand Paul has issued a stern warning that today’s Democrats, like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have normalized the open advocacy of policies implemented by cruel dictators without any pushback from their own supposedly liberal party or the mainstream media.
In an interview on C-SPAN, Paul stated that “nobody in the media seems to care that what AOC is supporting or what Bernie is supporting is Stalin and Mao and Pol Pot, and all these terrible ideas, and they get away with it because they aren’t challenged.”
Paul has a recently-released book, “The Case Against Socialism” which details this phenomenon.
He noted that the situation in Venezuela is a prime example of what socialist policies really look like.
“Venezuela is just such a disaster. I mean, people literally eating their pets. We tell the story of a young lady who was a teenage girl, and she has a gang, but her gang is to defend the turf of trash. So, there’s certain garbage receptacles and she keeps people out of them because those are her garbage receptacles to look for food. How sad. People killing rats in the street to try to eat them, pigeons, and it just, it really is a sad thing,” he said.
“We have to understand why the world economy got better, and we have to understand why Venezuela’s deteriorating into, you know, chaos.” he continued
“It’s part of also the debate we should be having up here, and we don’t seem to have it in Congress, is that we don’t develop, we aren’t really talking about which economically system is better.” he added.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who was interviewing Paul, mentioned Sanders saying in the past that breadlines are a good thing.
“It’s funny, sometimes American journalists talk about how bad a country is, that people are lining up for food. That is a good thing!” Sanders stated. “In other countries people don’t line up for food. The rich get the food and the poor starve to death.”
Paul replied “Yeah, well, we suggest that he actually go down and see what the lines are like in Venezuela. I don’t think people are too excited about lines.”
In a survey released this week, 70 percent of American millennials say that they’d vote for a socialist, while 1 in 3 say that they have a favorable view of communism.
“The historical amnesia about the dangers of communism and socialism is on full display in this year’s report,” commented Marion Smith, the executive director of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.
“When we don’t educate our youngest generations about the historical truth of 100 million victims murdered at the hands of communist regimes over the past century, we shouldn’t be surprised at their willingness to embrace Marxist ideas,” Smith added. “We need to redouble our efforts to educate America’s youth about the history of communist regimes and the dangers of socialism today.”