Weekend at Bernie’s

No, it’s not about any of the three houses that Bernie owns. It’s a movie about a couple of young insurance executive clowns that Uncle Bernie orders a hit on to cover up his corporate embezzlement but ends up dead instead. Now they have a body that they don’t know what to do with. So what is this essay about? Comrade Bernie or Bolshevik Bernie, take your pick. Who is he? He’s an angry old man who never worked at a REAL job in his entire life. You don’t believe me? Google it.

He’s a professional politician who worked his way up the political ladder from the time he dropped out of college until now. A regular nine to five job? Fugediboutit. Oh, yes, he did become a bona fide millionaire due to his book sales.

So why is he so popular? Because he is preaching a pie-in-the-sky economic system with no strings attached and offers a free rider to anyone who will listen to him. He also conveniently forgets that Russia and China previously ventured down the path of Marx and Lenin only to end up embracing Capitalism. In the case of Russia the change was abrupt after seventy or so years as the, “people’s paradise”. With the People’s Republic of China the change was gradual and took place over a period of forty years or so.

How did the US of A ever get to this point? This will happen whenever a segment of our population feels ignored and left out of the economic equation, especially when they have access to young minds. For some people the normal reaction is to rail against a system that doesn’t pay any attention to them. Case in point. The obscene and blatant display of excessive wealth wherein someone spends $150,000,000 or more for a home. I can certainly give you more examples. Think about it.

Nevertheless, Bernie and his Bernie-ites should remember what JFK said, “Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country”.

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