Bernie Sanders loves the idea of greedy, corrupt institutions. He just wants to drive them.
Tickets to see Bernie Sanders on “It’s OK to Be Angry About Capitalism” are available on Ticketmaster for just $95 for anyone who wants a front-row seat. Members of the downtrodden working class willing to settle for seat 208 in row C could get away with paying as little as $35.
This is in a city where the median black household income is $45,000 a year.
The event at the DC Anthem Theater promises to be a “progressive takedown of the uber-capitalist status quo.” A theater co-owner pleaded guilty to soliciting prostitution after he told a massage therapist he would give her a high tip “if she was ‘willing to go a little higher'”. He is also a donor to DC Mayor Muriel Bowser. There’s no telling how high he’s willing to go.
Barney’s prostitution career is more glamorous with a theatrical event promoting his book, but the difference between him and the theater’s massage therapist is that he’s always willing to go above and beyond.
“It’s OK to Be Angry About Capitalism,” Barney’s latest book, which sells for $30 on Amazon, is being published by German ex-Nazi publisher Bertelsmann. At $95 for the seat and $30 for the book, it’s a $125 indictment of the evils of capitalism. (Plus another $27 for the T-shirt.) Indeed, Barney calls it, “a system fueled by unbridled greed.”
When there aren’t enough suckers walking the streets of DC, the Barney Book Tour goes international at London’s Royal Festival Hall with tickets going for £52. A royalist satirizes socialism by denouncing capitalism on behalf of capitalists. But Bernie’s wealth is built on paying millions to corporations for his followers to read his condemnation of corporations that he can’t cancel as long as they pay him his cut.
Barney’s greed churned out a series of books with public and unpublicized collaborators who probably did most of the writing and made him a millionaire with three houses.
After being challenged about his wealth, Bernie Sanders said, “I wrote a best-selling book. If you write a best-selling book, you too can become a millionaire.”
“It’s OK to be Angry About Capitalism” claims that “unfettered capitalism is responsible for an unprecedented level of income and wealth inequality”. Unless it makes you a millionaire.
How do you become a radical millionaire author? It helps start the campaign with millions in funding. As critics point out, “Sanders spent nearly $445,000 of his donors’ campaign funds on Verso Books, the publisher of Outsiders in the White House.”
Bernie Sanders has written several books. “Our Revolution,” available in print and audiobook, narrated by Mark Ruffalo, netted him $795,000 in advances. That book and “Where we Go from Here: Two Years in the Resistance” were written for an American subsidiary of Germany’s Holtzbrink Group. After Holtzbrink made him a millionaire, he turned to Bertelsmann, another German megacorporation, to make him even richer by bashing capitalism.
But it’s okay for Bernie Sanders to have three houses. It’s okay for him to earn millions from German companies. But it won’t be right to earn your money. And that’s fine for his supporters, who are putting money in the pockets of a multinational ex-Nazi company to be angry at you.
Bernie has a plan to replace capitalism and a habit of dealing with the most abusive companies around Ticketmaster was recently the subject of a Senate hearing, and it took judicial anti-trust intervention to prevent Bertelsmann from taking over what’s left of the American publication. The socialist politician could go with small companies, the independent press and ticket outlets, but instead he monopolizes getting as much money as he can while hurting small businesses, writers and musicians in bed. And then attacking those same monopolies as if he wasn’t enabling them for his own personal gain.
Promoting Bernie’s claim that he “takes on the 1% and tells the blunt truth about a system that is driven by unchecked greed and rigged against ordinary people.” But he is 1%. His greed is not only uncontrollable, it is completely detached from any kind of productive labor.
The blunt truth is that Bernie Sanders is a fraud. And always has been.
John Harrison Nichols, co-author of “It’s OK to Be Angry About Capitalism,” is a hack. raceProbably did the actual writing when Barney posed for a black-and-white cover shot that showed him rolling up a sleeve to do something he didn’t do.
Despite doing nothing, Bernie has a huge infrastructure of organizations around him.
Take the Sanders Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, funded by the Sanders campaign, whose allies include his wife, AOC, Robert Reich, white BLM leader Sean King, and anti-9/11 truther Colonel West. Its executive director is David Driscoll, Barney’s stepson. His stepdaughter, Carina Driscoll, tried to run for mayor of Burlington, his old job, with the support of his political operation.
Bernie Sanders has turned politics into a personal favor for his family in classic dynastic style. And he got very rich by condemning capitalism. In fact writing his name on a book about how bad capitalism is for a multinational ex-Nazi corporation that faced anti-trust action perfectly captures every bit of rottenness it represents.
It’s okay to hate, insult, hate, and be angry at Bernie Sanders. But Bernie is just the epitome of socialism. There is the promise of a brave new utopia ahead, just pay the man. Socialists enable the worst behavior of capitalists and then demand a better answer. Their best answer eventually involves taking all the money, locking it in a box, and shooting anyone who owns it. All of Barney’s angst about capitalism boils down to this simple fact.
Bernie Sanders likes the idea of giant accountable corporations that rob people blind. He just wants to be in charge of them. And that is the corrupt hypocrisy of socialism in a nutshell.
There is no more liberating than paying 95 bucks to listen to Bernie talk about evil corporations like the ones who are helping him pay for his fourth house or whatever he wants.
It’s okay to be angry about socialism. Capitalism has its faults, but nothing like socialism for sheer corruption, theft, greed and megalomania. Socialism kills more people in a year than capitalism does in a century. And, as Benny’s entire existence reminds us, it can be nothing more than a parasite living off productive humans.