Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar has proposed a “radical idea” for dealing with the coronavirus crisis that’s so extreme that it’s earned her the praise (and perhaps endorsement?) of America’s foremost socialist magazine.
“Here is maybe a radical idea to deal with some of the pressures our healthcare system is facing: All private hospitals should be made public for the duration of the virus,” she tweeted late Tuesday.
That’s called communism, and naturally, her promotion of communism inspired support and agreement from Meagan Day, a well-known staff writer at Jacobin magazine and member of the Democratic Socialists of America.
Here is maybe a radical idea to deal with some of the pressures our healthcare system is facing:
All private hospitals should be made public for the duration of the virus.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) March 25, 2020
— Meagan Day (@meaganmday) March 25, 2020
To be fair to Omar, she suggested that this vast takeover of the private healthcare industry only be temporary. But in fairness to reality, government takeovers are never temporary — they’re always permanent.
That of course likely happens to be why Day appreciates the idea — because like other socialists, she hopes “to end capitalism.”
“I’m a staff writer at the socialist magazine Jacobin and a member of DSA, and here’s the truth: In the long run, democratic socialists want to end capitalism,” she admitted in a widely shared and widely criticized piece for Vox two years ago.
“And we want to do that by pursuing a reform agenda today in an effort to revive a politics focused on class hierarchy and inequality in the United States. The eventual goal is to transform the world to promote everyone’s needs rather than to produce massive profits for a small handful of citizens.”
At the time, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich warned Democrats of “the demons they are unleashing” by embracing Jacobin’s radicalism.
“Make no mistake: This is the history of violent revolution, religious oppression, and dictatorship that Jacobin magazine, the DSA, and opportunistic Democrats are embracing – whether they know it or not,” he wrote.
Two years later, it now appears the Democrats did not heed his warning. It’s an ironic turnabout, given as the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic is itself the product of communism — namely China’s communism:
So we can be just like China? You know, the country “led” by the unrepentant dictators who caused this mess?
But if you like that lifestyle, move to China.
— Tammy (@wishgrantlotus) March 25, 2020
Suuuuure! We can be JUST LIKE CHINA, with a nationalized health system.
You know, China… that same country that caused all of this because, as a communist country, can hide their guilt, destroy evidence and not act in accordance with the best interest of world health. #scary
— Tammy (@wishgrantlotus) March 25, 2020
— Sean Antrim (@sean_antrim) March 25, 2020
Show me one place communism has succeeded?
China is a communist country … stay in your bubble .
— I kissed Obama’s ass ! (@Andgotpinkeye) March 25, 2020
No! No! No! No! No! No! No!
Collectivism never works. Look at China, Cuba, Venezuela, Russia, and other nations.
Nationalized limits healthcare; not improve it.
Remove bureaucracy that is causing these problems, n hospitals run much better. Past fed gov’t interference is problem.
— roy s williams (@roywilliams1976) March 25, 2020
Because it works so well in Italy, China, Venezuela, Cuba, etc. FYI – a radical idea usually implies something that hasn’t been tried before or a departure from the norm. Your idea has been tried over and over and over. Fails every time. That’s the definition of stupidity.
— Gary Gipson (@1146e20d70a1438) March 25, 2020
“Early on, the Communists destroyed samples and suppressed vital information that could have helped mitigate the damage of this new strain of coronavirus,” National Review’s David Harsanyi notes.
“The government also silenced doctors who warned about the disease. Some were censured for ‘spreading rumors’ or sharing test results with colleagues, and some were forced to write a self-critical public letter — a Marxist mainstay — admitting that the warning ‘had a negative impact.’ The Chinese Communists probably let five million people leave Wuhan without screening.”
This behavior epitomizes the realities of communism to a T.
Yet despite the realities of communism, Democrats have been attempting to exploit the veritable communist-generated global coronavirus pandemic to push for some of the most extreme policies seen in American history.
Case in point:
I’m calling on the Federal Government to nationalize the medical supply chain.
The Federal Government should immediately use the Defense Production Act to order companies to make gowns, masks and gloves.
Currently, states are competing against other states for supplies.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) March 22, 2020
Just signed my name to bill directing @realdonaldtrump to fully activate his authority to nationalize our medical supply chain. Hospitals are in desperate need of respirators, ventilators, face masks, gloves, gowns and more. It’s WAY past time to do this. #coronavirus #COVIDー19
— Dutch Ruppersberger (@Call_Me_Dutch) March 23, 2020
Every day, I speak to local leaders & hospital officials desperately trying to get supplies and competing against each other! Companies don’t know what to do, either.
It’s way past time for the president to use the #DefenseProductionAct and nationalize the market for PPE.
— Tom Malinowski (@Malinowski) March 23, 2020
Sens. Murphy and Schatz announce a bill to nationalize the medical supply chain pic.twitter.com/znk3Es7Dgz
— Emily Kopp (@emilyakopp) March 23, 2020
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio says that coronavirus is “a case for a nationalization of crucial factories and industries.”
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 14, 2020
To be clear, all of the issues broached by Democrats — such as the desperate need for “respirators, ventilators, face masks, gloves, gowns and more” — are already being addressed by President Donald Trump’s administration via non-communist approaches.
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