We are Nomad, Not Lost!
By Alexandra Hutzler on 2019-06-12 @ 9:56 AM EDT
Senator Bernie Sanders will outline his democratic socialist vision in a speech at George Washington University on Wednesday, during which he is expected to say that President Donald Trump loves socialism but only for the elite.
“While President Trump and his fellow oligarchs attack us for our support of democratic socialism, they don’t really oppose all forms of socialism,” Sanders will say, according to excerpts of his remarks released by his 2020 presidential campaign.
“They may hate democratic socialism because it benefits working people, but they absolutely love corporate socialism that enriches Trump and other billionaires,” Sanders will tell the crowd.
President Trump and the Republican Party repeatedly attack Sanders for being a self-described democratic socialist and attacking the Democratic Party as socialist has become part of Trump’s re-election strategy.
Whenever the government provides opportunities in privileges for White people and rich people they call it “Subsidized” when they do it for Negro and Poor People they call it “Welfare.” The fact is that everybody in this country lives on welfare. Suburbia was built with federally subsidized credit. And highways that take our White brothers out to the suburbs were built with federally subsidized money to the tune of 90 percent. Everybody is on welfare in this country. The problem is that we all too often have socialism for the rich and rugged free enterprise capitalism for the poor.
― Martin Luther King, Jr, “The Minister to the Valley,” February 23, 1968, From the archives of the SCLC.
Walking back on support of Kamala Harris on just so many levels.