Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, with his wife Jane, raises his hand as he speaks during a campaign event in San Antonio, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has an idea on how to help the black and Latino communities, and it’s not as compassionate and woke as he thinks.
Sanders thinks that in order to really give minority communities a leg up, then he’s going to help them sell drugs legitimately.
“And I’ll tell you what else we’re going to do, we’re going to provide help to the African-American, Latino, Native American community to start businesses to sell legal marijuana rather than let a few corporations control the legalized marijuana market,” Sanders said.
Socialist Bernie Sanders says he wants to help minorities start businesses to sell drugs pic.twitter.com/C4dVQ3lCAH
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 26, 2020
While it would likely be better if we decriminalized marijuana, there are some issues here.
One, the government shouldn’t be involved in helping anyone sell recreational drugs. Is it going to help white people who have their own microbreweries? Also, if he absolutely has to get the government involved in the lives of people’s private business, why did Sanders land on “help them sell drugs” and not “help them start construction companies” or “mechanic shops?” Does he believe that dealing and using drugs is what minority communities amount to?
Democrats like to think they’re not racist, but they’re likely the most racist of the bunch. While they may not go around shouting racial slurs or demeaning anyone with a skin tone darker than the skin tones on the Democratic 2020 presidential debate stage, Democrats are often guilty of not looking at minorities as groups of people who can rise high and need their help in order to go anywhere.
“The soft bigotry of low expectations” was a phrase coined by George W. Bush speechwriter and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson, and it perfectly expresses how the Democrats look at minority communities. They don’t see them as able to succeed and so, like the white saviors the hard-left are, they must help them do whatever they endeavor to do.
It’s not true. The best thing they can do is back off completely and stop trying to give people things. Minority communities are perfectly capable of doing things themselves. The fastest way to watch them grow would be for big government Democrats to realize the capability of the communities they think they’re protecting and back off.