‘First Class Socialist’: Sanders slammed when pics purport to show him enjoying fancy digs to Dem debate

AKRON, OH - MARCH 14: Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders boards his campaign plane after a rally at the Akron Civic Theatre on March 14, 2016 in Akron, OH. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/ The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-avowed socialist who spent a part of his youth “honeymooning” in the Soviet Union, isn’t your standard socialist.

He’s allegedly a first-class socialist!

Case in point: A photo shared to social media Thursday evening appeared to show him sitting in the “first class” section of an unidentified plane en route to the second Democrat presidential primary debate in Miami, Florida:

Note the pulled-back curtain and white divider immediately behind Sanders’ seat. These suggest his seat was part of “first class” or “business class.” Either way, they were above and beyond the coach seats typically used by the proletariat class.

That Sanders — a man who demonizes the wealthy and champions a socialist system of government wherein everybody would essentially be guaranteed equal outcomes in life — would place himself in a superior seat section over everybody provoked criticism on social media.

Some compared his decision to fly “first class” to the mentality espoused by the antagonists in the classic George Orwell novel “Animal Farm” — namely that “all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”


Is there anything wrong with flying “first class?” No. But it is indicative of hypocrisy and perhaps even something sinister that a self-avowed socialist who preaches “equality” nonstop would turn around and willingly places himself in a position unequal to everybody else.

The sinisterness stems from the fact that this is the exact same behavior and mindset employed by every socialist dictatorship in human history, including that of Venezuela, where the average man, woman and child is perpetually on the verge of starving to death …

All while their leader, socialist Nicolás Maduro, lives the life of the rich and wealthy.


Recorded in September of 2018, the video depicted Maduro having his meat carved for him and his family at a lavish, upscale Turkish steakhouse.

“[W]hat makes this so galling is that in Maduro’s country, once one of the most prosperous in South America, the average Venezuelan starves in abject, state-created poverty,” the Foundation for Economic Education rightly noted at the time that this video went viral.

The foundation further pointed out that, while the socialist mindset adopted by Maduro (and Sanders) “promises equality, fairness, and an end to hardship,” it invariably “leads to tyranny, exploitation, and uninhibited corruption.” And these aren’t bugs — they’re features of socialism.

What makes Sanders’ brand of socialism even more potentially deadly is the fact that he’s even more disconnected from the everyday man than Maduro, as hard as that may be to believe.

How so? At least Maduro reportedly once worked a regular job as a bus driver.

“Maduro spent years as a city bus driver in Caracas, Venezuela’s capital,” NBC News reported in a profile of the dictator two years ago. “He rose through the ranks of the trade union movement, then into former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s inner circle as a loyalist. Maduro served for six years as the country’s foreign minister and then was Chavez’s vice president.”


In the case of Sanders, he’s reportedly never worked a regular job. In fact, he didn’t collect his first real paycheck until the age of 40 — and even that barely counted because it was a government check, according to Investor’s Business Daily:

[It took him 40 years to collect his first steady paycheck — and it was a government check.

“I never had any money my entire life,” Sanders told Vermont public TV in 1985, after settling into his first real job as mayor of Burlington.

Sanders spent most of his life as an angry radical and agitator who never accomplished much of anything. And yet now he thinks he deserves the power to run your life and your finances.]

All while he flies “first class,” because remember, some animals are more equal than others.



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