It’s frightening that an out-of-the-closet socialist like Crazy Bernie is the Democratic frontrunner and it’s disheartening that so many young people are attracted to that poisonous ideology.
The only silver lining to this dark cloud is that I get sent endless examples of clever anti-socialist humor.
I have an entire page dedicated to the genre and today is another opportunity to expand the collection.
We’ll start with an apt illustration of “democratic socialism,” akin to this balloon example.
Given the grossly inadequate track record of socialism, this next item is quite appropriate.
Indeed, it gives me an opportunity to re-issue my two-question challenge and ask anyone to give me a successful example of real-world socialism?
Here’s a recently released parody of a news report from the Socialist News Network.
Socialist News Network Weekly Update with @JesseKellyDC #CPAC2020 #AmericavsSocialism pic.twitter.com/RuDduqpPl2— CPAC 2020 (Text CPAC to 56479) (@CPAC) February 29, 2020
Our next example asks why people don’t flee to socialist nations?
A literal example of “voting with your feet.”
Speaking of socialism, I can’t imagine that Greta Thunberg actually favors communism, but she certainly favors massive levels of government intervention and control.
Though Venezuela, as you can see from this bit of satire, certainly hasn’t benefited from that approach.
The final two items are my favorites.
First, we learn that socialists don’t necessarily want everything you have.
Second, we get a hint of why some academics support socialism.
P.S. I also have plenty of examples of Bernie Sanders satire, which is a special genre of socialist humor.
P.P.S. In the interest of equal time, here’s my collection of libertarian humor.
Daniel J. Mitchell is a public policy economist in Washington. He’s been a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, a Senior Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, an economist for Senator Bob Packwood and the Senate Finance Committee, and a Director of Tax and Budget Policy at Citizens for a Sound Economy. His articles can be found in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Investor’s Business Daily, and Washington Times. Mitchell holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University. Original article can be viewed here.
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