Bernie’s an idiot, isn’t he?

Foreign policy is not just tied into military affairs, it is directly connected to economics. Foreign policy must take into account the outrageous income and wealth inequality that exists globally and in our own country. This planet will not be secure or peaceful when so few have so much, and so many have so little – and when we advance day after day into an oligarchic form of society where a small number of extraordinarily powerful special interests exert enormous influence over the economic and political life of the world.
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I am not naïve or unmindful of history.
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Another challenge that we and the entire world face is growing wealth and income inequality, and the movement toward international oligarchy — a system in which a small number of billionaires and corporate interests have control over our economic life, our political life, and our media.

This movement toward oligarchy is not just an American issue. It is an international issue. Globally, the top 1 percent now owns more wealth than the bottom 99% of the world’s population.

In other words, while the very, very rich become much richer, thousands of children die every week in poor countries around the world from easily prevented diseases, and hundreds of millions live in incredible squalor.

Cretinous stupidity, this system, whatever its faults, has just delivered the largest reduction in absolute poverty in human history.

Fool.

11 thoughts on “Bernie’s an idiot, isn’t he?”

  1. A total and utter di&&head who has the ear of millions of other @@ckheads who really buy into the unicorn fart version of economics.

    And they vote.

    And they may win.

    Here, in the UK and there in the good old US of A

  2. ‘thousands of children die every week in poor countries around the world from easily prevented diseases’

    Cause, you see, Bernie, they have governments like you want us to have. So our children can die from easily prevented disease.

    Bernie isn’t about saving them; he’s about destroying us.

  3. “Globally, the top 1 percent now owns more wealth than the bottom 99% of the world’s population”

    Which conjures an image of evil capitalists sitting on piles of gold and cackling with laughter as they watch children starve to death. And will get the chattering left screeching in self-righteous horror.

    The image is somewhat spoiled for them when you realise that to get in the top 1% you need around 35k income and maybe 10x that in assets.

    Many UK teachers, nurses and civil servants are in that ‘evil’ 1%.

  4. Also thousands of old people die from preventable diseases – in the usa , the uk etc.
    You all have been warned.

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