OUCH! Bernie Get’s A History Lesson

Those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it. Bernie Sanders just demonstrated this fact and received and epic lesson. In his desire to push the benefits of his socialist dream government, he displays a real lack of current history. Reaching back into his faulty memory of the good old days of the USSR, he brought forth a shinning example (he thought) of the greatness of  socialism. Reality sometimes sucks. As you can see in his tweet below, he was instantly pounded into reality by the response he received.

BAD BERNIE

Wikipedia covers the whole history of Romania. You can read it HERE.

An excerpt from Wikipedia that covers that piece of history that Bernie Snaders forgot follows:

In 1965, Nicolae Ceaușescu came to power and started to conduct the foreign policy more independently from the Soviet Union. Thus, Communist Romania was the only Warsaw Pact country who refused to participate at the Soviet-led 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia (Ceaușescu even publicly condemned the action as “a big mistake, [and] a serious danger to peace in Europe and to the fate of Communism in the world”[101]); it was also the only Communist state to maintain diplomatic relations with Israel after 1967’s Six-Day War; and established diplomatic relations with West Germany the same year.[102] At the same time, close ties with the Arab countries (and the PLO) allowed Romania to play a key role in the Israel–Egypt and Israel–PLO peace talks.[103] As Romania’s foreign debt sharply increased between 1977 and 1981 (from US$3 billion to $10 billion),[104] the influence of international financial organizations (such as the IMF and the World Bank) grew, gradually conflicting with Ceaușescu’s autocratic rule. The latter eventually initiated a policy of total reimbursement of the foreign debt by imposing austerity steps that impoverished the population and exhausted the economy. The process succeeded in repaying all foreign government debt of Romania in 1989. At the same time, Ceaușescu greatly extended the authority of the Securitate secret police and imposed a severe cult of personality, which led to a dramatic decrease in the dictator’s popularity and culminated in his overthrow and eventual execution, together with his wife, in the violent Romanian Revolution of December 1989. The charges for which they were executed were among others, genocide by starvation.

And then there was Democracy and free market as Wikipedia details here:

After the revolution, the National Salvation Front (NSF), led by Ion Iliescu, took partial multi-party democratic and free market measures.

And currently:

During the 2000s, Romania enjoyed one of the highest economic growth rates in Europe and has been referred at times as “the Tiger of Eastern Europe”.[115] This has been accompanied by a significant improvement in living standards as the country successfully reduced internal poverty and established a functional democratic state. However, Romania’s development suffered a major setback during the late-2000s recession leading to a large gross domestic product contraction and budget deficit in 2009.[118] This led to Romania borrowing from the International Monetary Fund.[119] Worsening economic conditions led to unrest and triggered a political crisis in 2012.[120] Romania still faces issues related to infrastructure,[121] medical services,[122] education,[123] and corruption.[124] Eventually, The Economist wrote at the end of 2013 that Romania is again booming with aneconomic growth at 4.1%, wages rising fast and lower unemployment than in Britain. The economy is accelerated by a government in the midst of liberalising, which is opening up new sectors (most notably, energy and telecoms) to competition and investment.[125]

It appears that Bernie must dig deeper to find a shining example of the success of socialism. Good luck, Mr. Sanders. History has yet to provide one. They eventually run out of other people’s money and degerate into  despotism. You had better stick to a Democratic Republic and the Free Market System, Sir. It is the only thing proven to work.

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  • Rayne

    Oh, come on… It’s not his fault… Liberals don’t know anything about History… Or Math… Or Economics… Or Civics… Or Biology… Or…

    • urbanvrwcmom

      Leftists are know-nothings, need I say more?

    • MrsPogadaeus

      Or trigonometry… Or the Science book… Or the French I took…

      • Rayne

        And, thanks for that… Not sure when that will stop playing in my head.

        • MrsPogadaeus

          You are welcome. 😉

    • Picachu1

      Or even their own children.

    • Dave In Arizona

      Oh, Rayne, the liberals do know history; they just don’t want you to know the real history. Bernie’s example is a good example of that fact. The more we ALL know history, the less chance they have of complete control. Liberals now control your choice of health care; what’s next?

  • Roy

    Liberals believe in socialism, even though it has failed everywhere, because they believe that the people who implemented and ran the system just didn’t do it right. If they had done it right it would have worked. Bernie is one of those true believers as opposed to Hillary who just sees it as the best path to total power, Bernie has the hubris to believe that he is smart enough to succeed where others have failed because HE knows how to do it right.

  • Hartbreaker

    And Romania is much smaller than the USA. There are no places there like some of the barely populated areas in the USA.