If you’ve heard one Bernie Sanders speech, you’ve almost certainly heard them all. There’s that bit about how people need to “come together” (except vicious racist right-wingers he doesn’t like) to “transform” something or another. Then, there’s the “millionaires and billionaires” that are destroying the company by starting businesses and creating jobs. In the middle of all of that, there’s some yelling and screaming about whatever the flavor of the week is.
So, yeah — Sanders is definitely due for some new material. There’s only so many rants about Jeff Bezos and Amazon we can take without falling asleep. We’re not expecting the octogenarian socialist to change up his act any time soon, but then we had another idea: Bernie’s been in politics since the fall of Rome, so why not pull up his old speeches and interviews?
Not surprisingly, you hear a lot of the same tropes from 80s Bernie (back when he honeymooned in the Soviet Union) that you do in 2019. He does have noticeably more pep in his step, but there’s something else you might not expect. Bernie was far more honest about his real political ambitions back in the day.
You see, while the rest of the world looked at the Soviet Union as an existential threat, Sanders saw communism as a model to emulate. He scoffed at the idea that breadlines were a sign of poverty. Instead, they were a “good thing.”
So, here it is: the most honest Bernie Sanders yard sign we could find. Just remember to share it with your neighbors.