Bernie made this shocking comment to an American, Alan Gross, languishing in Castro's jail on trumped up charges. This goes far beyond praising Cuba's literacy rate (Why didn't Bernie praise capitalist Singapore's literacy rate?) Bernie is blind to dictators so long as they are Socialist.During the one-hour meeting, Sanders told the prisoner that he didn't understand why others criticized Cuba, Gross said in an interview with NPR.
"He said, quote: 'I don't know what's so wrong with this country,' " Gross recalled.
I am afraid that Comrade Bernie is the dangerous type of Socialist. He will turn the US into a dictatorship like Cuba that he admires if he gets the chance. I have said before there are two types of Socialists - the Democratic type who wants to implement Socialism democratically and the revolutionary type who wants to overthrow Capitalism and implement Socialism at the point of the gun.
I know an old man who was a senior officer in the Special Branch battling the Socialist revolutionaries. Let's call him Joe. A constant dilemma for him was to decide who was a genuine Democratic Socialist and who was a revolutionary. The former were allowed to participate in elections while the latter were jailed without trial.
Jailing people without trial is not democratic. On the other hand, allowing people who want to tear down democracy to have a free hand to subvert the system was foolish. How to maintain democracy while protecting democracy from those who wanted to destroy it was Joe's dilemma. The revolutionaries had infiltrated newspapers and political parties which seem to have happened in America too.
Bernie Sanders is a good example. I think Joe would have arrested him.