Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders continued to call for his political revolution within the United States during a Town Hall event this week; saying Cuba and the Soviet Union weren’t really “socialist” societies, but examples of “authoritarian communism.”
“What happened and existed in the Soviet Union was not socialism. It was authoritarian Communism,” said Sanders. “Whether in Cuba, whether in the Soviet Union or whether in other countries was marked by totalitarianism, was marked by throwing millions of people into the Gulag.”
Watch Sanders’ surprising comments above.
Original Story: February 24th, 2020
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders stunned viewers across the country Sunday when he publicly praised Cuban dictator Fidel Castro; saying he implemented a “massive literacy program” in the island-nation once he “came into office.”
Sanders was speaking with 60 Minutes’ Anderson Cooper when he was asked if he stood-by comments he made years earlier praising the socialist revolutionary.
“He educated their kids, gave them healthcare, totally transformed the society,” said Sanders decades ago.
“We’re very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba. But you know, it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad! When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing? Even though Fidel Castro did it?” Sanders asked Cooper.
Watch Sanders’ stunning comments above.