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Opinion: There is a real difference between Capitalism and Communism, says AMAC

‘Is the Communist scourge of the 20th Century a chic, new way to be ‘cool on campus’ in the 21st Century’

WASHINGTON, DC, Apr 8 – Over the last several weeks the 2016 race to the White House began to look like an updated, but none-the-less scary version of the 1962 political thriller, the Manchurian Candidate, according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.
“Bernie Sanders, with his socialist/progressive past, is surging in the polls as he seeks to become the Democratic standard bearer in the 2016 Presidential Elections.  Unless Hillary Clinton falls victim to her problems, including a massive FBI investigation into whether she failed to protect top secret information when she was Secretary of State, Bernie will have a hard time amassing enough delegates to win the nomination.  Meanwhile, however, he’s been attracting huge crowds of young voters at rallies across the country; his rhetoric appears to be convincing them that that Socialism/Communism is a chic, new way to be ‘cool on campus’ in the 21st Century.  Some would say he is brainwashing a whole future generation of voters,” Weber said.
In the original film, brainwashing was the preferred method of Communist infiltration of the U.S. government at its highest levels.
“Life imitates art, as they say; so much so that it sent chills up and down my spine when a sitting American president, Barak Obama, appeared to put in a good word for Communism at a meeting of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative in Buenos Aires.  He told them that there is no real difference between Capitalism and Communism.  It’s your choice to make, he said.  What he didn’t say was that while Capitalist Americans were busy ensuring freedom for allies and enemies alike and creating jobs and new opportunities for workers, Communists used the absolute powers they stole from their own people over the past century of their existence to enslave their citizens.  Ask any patriotic Republican or Democrat and they will affirm that statement without reservations,” the AMAC chief suggested.
Sanders unabashedly talks about his plans for income redistribution if he is elected president in November, Weber said.  “That particular message seems to resonate among America’s younger voters, especially as the country continues to suffer from the effects of the Great Recession.  They envision a better life without having to break too much of a sweat.  It’s not unlike the message the Bolsheviks used to convince the downtrodden masses to overthrow the Tsar a hundred years ago in Russia.  The Russian people, however, only wanted an ability to earn a living for themselves and their families.  They got the jobs okay and a system of compensation that was hardly adequate to keep body and soul together.  As for wealth redistribution, the Communist government’s apparatchiks controlled that part of the promise with the result that when the Soviet system ultimately failed, there emerged a new upper class – those we call oligarchs, a Russian term which the dictionary defines as ‘a very rich businessman with a great deal of political influence’ .”
Meanwhile, Weber pointed out, the Capitalist West unfailingly and indiscriminately continues to offer a good life to those who choose to work for a living.   “Here’s my message for President Obama and for his would-be successor, Bernie Sanders: there is a real difference between Capitalism and Communism.”
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