Bernie Sanders is Not a Socialist and He is NOT Leading Some Kind of “Revolution” – We Deserve Better

by Scott Creighton

Bernie Sanders has burned himself into the hearts and minds of young, idealistic Americans across the country and as his poll numbers indicate, his message of a more economically balanced nation waiting in the wings just a vote away is resonating with a lot of people.

In order to further his cause, Bernie describes himself as a democratic socialist and many young, naive people who don’t really understand what a socialist is, believe him. But he is not a socialist.

Bernie Sanders is a lie. He’s a fraud. Or, he’s a coward. Or all of the above. But make no mistake about it, he’s no better than Hillary Clinton because he will do and say whatever he has to in order to serve the masters of the universe just like she does. And his “revolution” is as much of a sham as Ron Paul’s used to be.

All you have to do is look back at Libya and research Bernie’s role in the illegal, immoral operation and you will see what Bernie Sanders really is. Then go to the polls and look for “none of the above”

Socialists do not call for the neoliberal regime change of other extremely popular socialist leaders like Muammar Gaddafi was and they certainly don’t call them “a terrible dictator” , “a thug and murderer ” or co-sponsor legislation in the senate to have them removed from power.

“Look, everybody understands Gaddafi is a thug and murderer,” Sanders said to Fox News. “We want to see him go, but I think in the midst of two wars (in Iraq and Afghanistan), I’m not quite sure we need a third war, and I hope the president tells us that our troops will be leaving there, that our military action in Libya will be ending very, very shortly.” Politifact

For all the blather coming from Bernie about how we are being taken advantage of by Big Banking and finance, he pales in comparison to a real socialist leader. Even his dreams and his goals fall short of the achievements Gaddafi made real during his lifetime.

  1. In Libya a home is considered a natural human right – a home owned by the resident, not a bank.
  2. Education and medical treatment were all free
  3. Gaddafi carried out the world’s largest irrigation project
  4. It was free to start a farming business
  5. A bursary was given to mothers with newborn babies
  6. Electricity was free
  7. Cheap petrol
  8. Gaddafi raised the level of education
  9. Libya had It’s own state bank – Libya had its own State bank, which provided loans to citizens at zero percent interest by law and they had no external debt
  10. The gold dinar

Here is part of the Senate resolution co-written by the ‘socialist’ Bernie Sanders:

(7) urges the United Nations Security Council to take such further action as may be necessary to protect civilians in Libya from attack, including the possible imposition of a no-fly zone over Libyan territory;

(11) welcomes the outreach that has begun by the United States Government to Libyan opposition figures and supports an orderly, irreversible transition to a legitimate democratic government in Libya.

So not only did Bernie Sanders support the brutal “no fly zone” imposition that ended up killing thousands of Libyan civilians, but he also supported the use of regime change terrorists, the so-called “Libyan opposition”, that Obama and Clinton used to first destabilize the country, then to wreck it.

Repeatedly in this document and in subsequent interviews in the media, Bernie Sanders referred to Gaddafi as a “dictator” and the government in Libya as one that lacked any form of democratic legitimacy. These are both 100% lies.

Gaddafi was not a dictator. He held a largely ceremonial position as leader of the revolution.

The changes in Libyan leadership since 1976 culminated in March 1979, when the GPC declared that the “vesting of power in the masses” and the “separation of the state from the revolution” were complete. Gaddafi relinquished his duties as general secretary of the GPC, being known thereafter as “the leader” or “Leader of the Revolution.” Wiki

The government of Libya under Gaddafi, the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, was a direct democracy and was comprised of three levels of leadership:

The People’s Hall where the General People’s Congress met, was burned as a result of Hillary Clinton’s invasion and regime change in 2011.

Muammar Gaddafi enjoyed the support of 90+% of the people in his country and even the MSM here in the states had to reluctantly admit that as Hillary’s bombs were dropping on those people.

And yet, Bernie continued to lie about what he was and the kind of government Libya had. And that behavior hasn’t changed. He recently supported Obama’s terrorist campaign in Syria, said we should support Saudi Arabia militarily (a REAL dictatorship) and even said “the world must stand up to Putin” echoing the Obama administration’s propaganda against Russia. He’s still doing the same thing now that he was back in 2011.

With regards to Libya, Bernie never mentions the fact that so many corporations here in the states and in France wanted what the Libyans had. He never mentions the fact that the masters of the universe wanted that Libyan Central Bank for themselves. He never mentions the fact that Gaddafi was going to use the Gold Dinar to essentially kick our imperialist asses out of the whole of Africa and empower, truly empower, the small nations of the continent to stand united against our influence and that of the World Bank and the IMF.

Our “socialist” hero never mentioned any of that. Instead, he lied about Gaddafi being a “dictator” and a “thug” while he petitioned the UNSC to bomb Libya into submission and patted Obama on the back for sending in our Takfari terrorists, calling them “opposition” members.

Recently, Bernie called out Clinton during a debate about being so willing to force regime change on other countries with military force.

“I think — and I say this with due respect — that I worry too much that Secretary Clinton is too much into regime change and a little bit too aggressive without knowing what the unintended consequences might be… So I think, yeah, regime change is easy, getting rid of dictators is easy. But before you do that, you’ve got to think about what happens the day after.” Bernie Sanders

I’m sure this went over quite well with Bernie’s uninformed following.I’m sure they squealed in delight when he said it, thinking it means something other what what he said.

If you read it, he’s not saying Hillary illegally forced a regime change on nations in service to the masters of the universe but rather, that she didn’t PROPERLY PLAN the aftermath. Is he saying this to appeal to young people who aren’t really listening and to those same masters Hillary serves suggesting he could do it better? Draw your own conclusions.

Some might say in his defense that he didn’t know all of this when he backed Hillary’s move in Libya. Well, it’s his job to know, especially before co-sponsoring that piece of legislation or calling Gaddafi what he did back in 2011 as Killary was gearing up for a bombing campaign in Libya.

Some might say he was doing what he had to in order to remain in office, since we all know what happens to legitimate leftists and anti-imperialist congress people and senators in this country. Just ask Cynthia McKinney or Paul Wellstone about that.

For that matter, just ask Gaddafi, JFK or Martin Luther King Jr. what happens to left leaning leaders in this world when they go too far. You can toss in Mohammad Mosaddegh and Salvador Allende for good measure as well if you like.

Or how about Eugene Debs? He ran for president as a real socialist five times. The last time, from his prison cell where he was detained for sedition.

Bernie Sanders will never confront Clinton on the subject matter that she should be confronted on. The email server scandal is proof of that as are his milk-toast attacks on her regime change operations. He wont mention the donations to the Clinton Foundation from a Ukrainian oligarch just prior to her beginning a regime change operation in Ukraine. And he wont mention all that missing money from the Haiti relief fund or the dictatorship she set up in that country since the disaster.

In short…

I want to thank Bernie from bringing in so many young people to the democratic primaries…” Hillary Clinton, during the last presidential debate

On our worst days, (Hillary and I) are better than the republican candidates everyday” Bernie Sanders, during the last presidential debate

Bernie Sanders is not running a campaign to be president. He is serving as a sheep dog, directing all those young, idealistic, disenfranchised American voters back to the warm embrace of the Democratic Party on behalf of Hillary Clinton.

That’s why he doesn’t attack her on the issues that she is the weakest. That’s why he deliberately avoids going for the jugular.

Just like he did back in 2011 when warmonger Clinton was making ready to regime change a truly socialist and very successful and popular government in Libya, Bernie Sanders is dutifully playing a role in support of our imperialist agenda.

That’s not a socialist. What he is, is shameful. He’s a carnival barker and nothing more. He’s just one more one dimensional character in the freak-show that is the 2016 Presidential Election and when the circus comes to town down here in Florida, I’m voting “none of the above” because in this case, the least worst candidate is as empty and soulless as all the rest. And that’s a fact.


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12 Responses

  1. No doubt all of this is true but there is no way a true socialist will ever be presented as a viable option to the American people. Not within the two party structure at least. Sanders is likely the closest we’ll get to that.

    • Is the closest good enough? And frankly, how can I believe he will usurp the power of the big banks and financial elites here in the states, if Bernie doesn’t challenge their regime change operations abroad? What I don’t want to see is Bernie falsely representing a leftist political movement in the rigged general election up against a neoliberal free marketeer which ends up being considered a referendum on the economic system Americans are supposed to want. A neocon Jeb “victory” will be taken as a mandate to neoliberalize every aspect of this country. which is going to happen anyway. i’ve been saying that since I started this blog. Frankly I would rather have a real socialist present real socialist ideas and see if the people would get behind them. I bet they would.

      • Nice article. Bernie is indeed a fraud. Hillary was no longer Secretary of State when the US-backed coup in Ukraine occurred though. I think you should vote for Jill Stein instead of nobody. 😉

        • Are you suggesting a color revolution takes a day or so to set in motion or that the Clinton’s have no influence in the State Department even now?

          “From 2009 up to 2013, the year the Ukrainian crisis erupted, the Clinton Foundation received at least $8.6 million from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, which is headquartered in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, a new report claims.

          In 2008, Viktor Pinchuk, who made a fortune in the pipe-building business, pledged a five-year, $29-million commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative, a program that works to train future Ukrainian leaders “to modernize Ukraine.” The Wall Street Journal revealed the donations the fund received from foreigners abroad between 2009-2014 in their report published earlier this week .” Rt

          She left in Feb. of 2013 and the Euromaidan color revolution kicked off in Nov. of the same year. And correct me if I’m wrong, but it was her ambassador to Ukraine who was meeting with all those opposition leaders that whole time who started this thing in the first place. So, yeah, she was gone in Nov. by time it kicked off, but she was certainly still influential.

  2. One of the above is going to be the next president. If it’s Bernie, and he does what he says he’ll do, like I pray he will, they’ll kill him like they do, and he might wind up in heaven with Wellstone and them, but the country will have seen another try to be a better place.

    If it’s Bernie, and he doesn’t, then he can go to hell with the rest of them

  3. Bernie doesn’t have the balls of Hellery. He is the same establishment koolaid with a slightly different flavor. Maybe a little watered down. Even if he said all the ‘right’ things and performed all the correct dance moves, he is not even close to being a threat to the status quo.

    The whole thing needs to be taken down at this point. Anyone trying to work within the system is aiding in maintaining the fraud.

  4. Aw, shucks … Are you sure you don’t want to believe in Hope and Change just one more, tiny little time?

  5. Loved this post. Read it out loud to my teenage kids. Great lessons to be learned about Libya, socialism (the idealistic kind mentioned by Jesus), and the utter evil that is dished out by the crony-controlled, death-machine that is the US military.

    Although, we don’t agree about preferred forms of government — you a socialist, and me a radical-decentralist /voluntarist/(small L) libertarian — I absolutely delight in your explanations of US foreign policy/ actions/ history, as well as your piercing light on events conducted by FBI/CIA here in the US (9/11, Aurora, Sandy Hook, Boston, San Bernardino, etc.).

    You have real talent. Carry on sir!

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