• Sanders Affection for Cuba Tells Us a Lot About What’s Going on Inside His Head

    Surge Summary: When Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders goes out of his way to the find something to praise about Castro’s Cuba, it reveals an awful lot about the way he thinks – as it does when he elects to focus almost exclusively on the problems with America rather than on her praiseworthy features.  

    by Andrew Allen

    When Sanders says Castro’s Cuba “wasn’t all that bad” because there was a “literacy program”, he is willfully ignoring all that was bad about Castro’s Cuba in order to shine the light on the few good things in Fidel and Raul’s Marxist Paradise.

    Contrast with Sanders’ own approach toward America – without fail, he immediately focuses on bad things that happen in the United States, ignoring all the good things, in order to keep his spotlight firmly affixed on the negative.

    It’s human nature to behave this way when you prefer one thing over another. We see it every day.

    Remember when you saw two friends arguing about the Tesla truck – the one that loved it gushed its positives, and avoided its negatives.  The friend that hated it picked another truck, and did the same thing.

    When we prefer something, we focus and promote the positives over the negatives.

    It’s like being at a bar – does anyone order that fourth round of drinks hollering “can’t wait to be hungover at work tomorrow baby, drink up!”?  Of course not, because a hangover is a highly negative experience nobody prefers.

    Sanders has accidentally given us a valuable insight into what’s really going on in his mind.  His preference is for regimes like those in Cuba and Venezuela over the one we have here in the United States. That is the only way he can consistently find virtue in the most immoral regimes our hemisphere has produced, while simultaneously nitpicking a United States that, though flawed, has consistently pursued virtue and improvement since day one.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Image: Adapted from: United States Department of Veterans Affairs – https://www.flickr.com/photos/veteransaffairs/14854242302/in/album-72157645850082, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42156106

    Andrew Allen (@aandrewallen) grew up in the American southeast and for more than two decades has worked as an information technoloigies professional in various locations around the globe. A former far-left activist, Allen became a conservative in the late 1990s following a lengthy period spent questioning his own worldview. When not working IT-related issues or traveling, Andrew Allen spends his time discovering new ways to bring the pain by exposing the idiocy of liberals and their ideology.

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