Already prepping for a 2020 Presidential run, the democratic socialist Bernie Sanders has begun to roll out his plans for the country if he is elected President. As was the case in 2016, most of these plans center around promises that Sanders can’t possibly keep – flashy guarantees that look appealing on the surface but would cost American taxpayers a fortune and still likely never work as intended.
One aspect of Bernie Sanders list of promises that is especially interesting, though, is his economic plan in which he promises to deliver every single American a desirable job. In typical socialist fashion, most of these jobs are planned to be created by the government rather than the private sector. However, there’s one aspect of Bernie Sander’s economic plan that many quickly picked up on that is both humorous and concerning – Bernie Sander’s economic plan reads like a page straight out of the Hunger Games.
According to Fox News, Sander’s plan calls for “calls for the government to fund hundreds of projects in categories such as infrastructure, education and the environment.”
Under Sander’s plan, the country will be divided into 12 “districts”, each with its own specialized area of industry. Each district would then develop infrastructure plans and service projects that they would then forward to the Department of Labor for approval.
In the Hunger Games, the country is divided into 12 “districts”, each with their own specialized area of industry, and each one reports to and serves the “the Capital”, which is essentially the novel’s version of Washington DC.
In case you aren’t familiar with the plot of the Hunger Games, the end result of this system is far from beneficial as the districts are left to starve while the Capital flourishes. There’s also the issue of children being forced to fight to the death in a Colosseum-like arena in order to punish the districts for their rebellion, however, this is one detail that Bernie Sander’s economic plan did not include.
Are the eerie similarities between Bernie Sander’s economic plan and the Hunger Games novels – right down to the number of districts – coincidence? Probably so, especially seeing as the dystopian world of the Hunger Games isn’t likely something that Sanders would willingly associate himself with. Nevertheless, the similarities are both a hilarious gaffe on Sander’s part as well as a concerning look at the type of country that Sander’s economic plan really could create.
While a Bernie Sanders White House isn’t likely to lead to children fighting to the death in an arena, it could lead to a dystopian level of economic ruin all the same. Capitalism and the private sector have been the driving forces of our economy ever since the country was founded.
Socialists such as Sanders, however, border on harboring disdain for capitalism and the private sector and instead wish to create a country where the economy is driven by the federal government. This ideology is the same ideology that has led so many countries to their ruin, including the recent example of socialist Venezuela where citizens have resorted to eating stray dogs just to stay alive.
Despite the similarities between Sander’s plan and the Hunger Games, one certainly doesn’t have to turn to fiction to see the disastrous results that such policies can bring. Never in history has Bernie Sander’s version of socialism yielded positive economic results, and a growing disdain for capitalism and the private sector among many left-wing politicians as well as left-wing voters is one of the biggest threats this country has ever faced.
Thankfully, the odds of Sanders ever enacting such a drastic policy – even if he is elected President – remain slim, at least for now. Nevertheless, seeing a major Presidential candidate seriously propose such an economic plan should be deeply concerning to anyone who doesn’t want the country to devolve into a Hunger Games style economic ruin.
For now, the internet is having loads of fun torching Sanders over a plan that seems to be taken directly from a series of novels that don’t end well for anyone. While it’s all fun and games right now, many Americans may be singing a very different tune if Sanders is elected President in 2020.
~ Freedom News Report