Factually Wrong: Fear of Communism

Bernie Sanders may have feared that under Communism he’d lose his home and his savings, and be forced to labor eternally for meager wages. If so, he must have had a fairly rosy idea of what Communism entails.

What I would have found fearful under Communism, had it not collapsed while I was still a teenager, was very different:

  1. Loss of the freedom of speech and inability to criticize those in power.
  2. Hunger due to either purposeful policies or economic mismanagement.
  3. Forced labor prison camps (although you could claim the prison-industrial complex is such a thing – just less harsh).
  4. Deportation or execution for being the wrong social class.
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