We hear many people calling Bernie Sanders a Socialist. A Communist. A Fascist.
Whatever you call him, he is a progressive. He’s trying to address the structural imbalances that have built up in the current system. And that scares the hell out of those who are benefiting the most.
This is why they are trying so hard to frame this as “something to be feared” vs. Capitalism. The truth is, capitalism as we currently know it, is the problem. Its never ending quest for growth and maximum profits, without regard to the resulting pollution, depletion of natural resources, war, and human misery.
While capitalism may have served us for a spell, its days are best behind us. Don’t let the talking heads convince you otherwise. We need a different path.
P.S. This is not an endorsement for Bernie.