Friday, February 28, 2020

David Brooks disavows Bernie Sanders

The NY Times has a policy that columnists are not supposed to say how they vote. The paper only hires Trump-haters, so it is pretty obvious anyway.

Now David Brooks writes:
A few months ago, I wrote a column saying I would vote for Elizabeth Warren over Donald Trump. ...

Now I have to decide if I’d support Bernie Sanders over Trump. ...

Populists like Sanders speak as if the whole system is irredeemably corrupt. Sanders was a useless House member and has been a marginal senator because he doesn’t operate within this system or believe in this theory of change.

He believes in revolutionary mass mobilization and, once an election has been won, rule by majoritarian domination.
In other words, he is a doctrinaire Jewish Marxist Communist.
And yet every day we find more old quotes from Sanders apologizing for this sort of slave regime, whether in the Soviet Union, Cuba or Nicaragua. He excused the Nicaraguan communists when they took away the civil liberties of their citizens. He’s still making excuses for Castro.

To sympathize with these revolutions in the 1920s was acceptable, given their original high ideals. To do so after the Hitler-Stalin pact, or in the 1950s, is appalling. To do so in the 1980s is morally unfathomable.

I say all this not to cancel Sanders for past misjudgments. I say all this because the intellectual suppositions that led him to embrace these views still guide his thinking today.
Wow, people get called Nazis for talking like this.

David Brooks is Jewish, and the NY Times is run by Jews, so this is not just an anti-Semitic smear.

The Jewish Commie is a political animal distinct from all others. Brooks regularly denounces Trump in the harshest terms, but at least Trump is an American patriot. It is amazing that Brooks' disgust for Sanders could rival his disgust for Trump.

Update: Bret Stephens, another NY Times Trump-hating Jewish Israeli columnist, wrote a similar column attacking Sanders.

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