Western Journalism readers may recall that a recent video of Bernie Sanders has been unearthed. In the video, Sanders praised the accomplishments of Fidel Castro. Specifically, he praised Castro for the free education he provided for Cubans, which includes free college education. He also lauded Castro for providing free healthcare for all Cubans.
Sanders also noted that no Cuban uprising against Castro ever took place because, he believes, the Cuban people love Castro for all that he has provided. The facts about the prosperity of Cuba stand in contrast to Sanders’ perception of the island nation, however. Unemployment, food shortages, and lack of medicines exist. One thing that Castro did was to confiscate all the property in the country that belonged to the Catholic Church, as well as every other Cuban citizen for that matter.
Sanders’ socialist agenda apparently draws upon his perception of Castro’s success. Belief in God, and in the Cuban culture, was replaced by belief and dependence in government. So, it’s no surprise that Castro and Sanders both share a similar view of God.
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Sanders, who is a Jew but admits to not practicing Judaism, avoided the question on the show Late Night With Jimmy Kimmel.
Kimmel asked Sanders if he believed in God. Sanders responded, “I am who I am and what I believe in and what my spirituality is about is that we’re all in this together. That I think it is not a good thing to believe that as human beings we can turn our backs on the suffering of other people.”
Sanders added: “This is not Judaism — this is what Pope Francis is talking about — that we cannot worship just billionaires and the making of more and more money. Life is more than that.”
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By comparison, Castro, who was educated in Catholic schools, stated that if Jesus were alive and preaching today, His preaching “would not have differed much from the ideas or the preaching that we revolutionaries of today try to bring the world.” Freedom of religion exists in Cuba, but is tightly controlled by the government.
Does Bernie Sanders really want to confiscate private property, turn the U.S. into a communist/socialist state like Cuba, do away with capitalism, and force religious groups to be in subjection to the government?
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