Red Square, Moscow,U.S.S.R. circa 1963. (Image Deacon Chronicle)
The current run for President of the United States is promising to be, if nothing else, an interesting one. Considering the large number of those who have announced their run for the highest office in the land, the American people will at least have a large swath of candidates to choose from. But who the American people will choose, and why, is still up in the air. What will be one of the most important decisions in most people’s lives (if they realize it or not) may fall upon one little fact, one piece of information that may sway the majority of the American people one way or the other. This fact may be something small, something which might possibly shine a light on the inner soul, and real intentions of a candidate. Maybe something like…oh, where a candidate choose to honeymoon for instance could speak volumes as to a candidates inner workings and ultimate goals.
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Case in point.
The UK News, The Guardian, reports that Progressive Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders actually honeymooned in the Communist U.S.S.R.:
“When Sanders was mayor, Burlington formed an alliance with another city – in the Soviet Union. When Sanders traveled to Yaroslavl, 160 miles north-east of Moscow, in 1988, the trip doubled as a honeymoon with his new wife, Jane. Not much survived in terms of paperwork from that trip, although the mayoral archives do contain a tape recording of Sanders interviewing Yaroslavl’s mayor on a boat somewhere on the Volga river.
After receiving a rundown of central planning, Soviet-style, from Yaroslavl’s mayor, Alexander Riabkov, Sanders notes how the quality of both housing and healthcare in America appeared to be “significantly better” than in the communist state. “However,” he added, “the cost of both services is much, much, higher in the United States.”
Then Mayor Sanders saw first hand the “successes” of Socialism’s kissing cousin, Marxism. But yet even after bearing witness, and even admitting that America appeared “significantly better”, now Presidential hopeful Sanders still stands by his Socialist beliefs and hopes to be the United States first Socialist President.
If that doesn’t run a cold chill down your red-blooded, American spine come election day, nothing will.