According to socialist independent Bernie Sanders, capitalism is the worst thing in the world and what is ruining our nation. So why is it then that he’s so willing to take part in it when it benefits him?
That’s right; Sanders absolutely detests capitalism. Hell, he’s even written a book or two about how bad it is and how unfair it is to society.
His latest book, titled “It’s OK to Be Angry About Capitalism,” was just released, and as such, Sanders has begun a book tour to promote it and talk more about this terrible process of making money.
According to the description, Sanders’ new book “takes on the billionaire class and speaks blunt truths about our country’s failure to address the destructive nature of a system that is fueled by uncontrolled greed and rigidly committed to prioritizing corporate profits over the needs of ordinary Americans.”
Naturally, he’s trying to get us all on the same page as himself. You know, the one that says we shouldn’t be able to make money off of our own dreams and pursuits. Instead, the government should provide it all for us, as well as be in complete control of us.
I’m sure the first event of his book tour, to be held in the Anthem in Washington DC on March 1, will discuss it all at great length.
Of course, that event, in reality, will do little more than prove that Bernie himself isn’t quite willing to do much more than talk about how bad capitalism is.
For starters, one would think that a socialist like Sanders, someone who likes to talk about how much he likes and cares for the average American, would cater this event to just those types of individuals. But in reality, that doesn’t seem to be the case.
According to the Anthem’s website, a seat for the event can cost between $35 and $95, depending on the seat. True, this isn’t a whole lot of money in today’s economy. So the likelihood that middle-class Americans and presumably those that this book is written to victimize will be able to afford a ticket.
However, the mere fact that there is a price and that it’s nearly $40 will also likely mandate that only those with plenty of extra play money will attend. And that means the “ordinary” American Sanders supposedly cares about won’t be there.
Another problem is that, as I mentioned before, there is a price at all for the tickets. This obviously means that Sanders is and will profit off of this event, just as he’s clearly profiting off of the book sales. After all, it’s not like he’s giving the books away.
Plenty of Twitter users were quick to point this hypocrisy out, too.
As one individual said, “Sounds like a pretty capitalistic event. If Sanders didn’t have double standards, he would have none.”
The other glaring issue is that this is not the first, nor likely the last, time that Sanders has benefited from the capitalist system he proclaims to detest. I mean, according to Celebrity Net Worth, he’s worth some $3 million. He didn’t get that from denying himself the luxuries of capitalism.
Naturally, this also makes him a very part of the elite one percent he’s always decrying as the nation’s number one enemy.
Another thing to point out is that tickets for this event just happen to be available on Ticketmaster. And if you didn’t know, Sanders has recently made a huge fuss about this particular company. In fact, he even took it so far as to provoke a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on them.
Yet, one week later, Sanders, of all people, has book tour tickets available on their website alone.
It looks like he just gave us another perfect example of “rules for thee but not for me,” huh?