Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, hosted by ABC News, Apple News, and WMUR-TV at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
As the liberal mainstream media and Democratic commentators continue fighting with each other on whether or not Democratic voters are going full-on socialist by supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, Sen. Ted Cruz provided a very timely reminder today for anyone on the left interested in hearing some inconvenient truths:
Socialism doesn’t work.
It all started after Australian political blogger/illustrator Keira Savage posted on Twitter what’s now become a classic video clip of Sky News’ Andrew Bolt methodically interviewing Jacob Andrewartha, an Australian proponent of socialism and self-described climate activist. The interview came after a protest that happened in Melbourne in October 2019 in which 50 protesters were arrested during a mining conference where violence erupted.
During the segment, Bolt noted the destruction and death that socialism has caused wherever it has been implemented, and asked the activist if he could provide an example of where socialism had actually worked.
Andrewartha’s “answer” said it all:
Andrew Bolt to Socialist alliance climate activist: “Where has your economic model ever worked?"
Climate activist: ?????pic.twitter.com/gq2EKqTsLd
— Keira Savage (@KeiraSavage00) February 13, 2020
Cruz, who has been one of the most outspoken members of the U.S. Senate on the issue of the rise of socialism on the left, shared the video clip and added a simple response to it:
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 13, 2020
The full video clip, which you can watch below, is a case study on how these wacky leftist activists’ arguments frequently wither and crumble under serious questioning. I’ve got the video set to start where Bolt asked him where socialism has ever worked, but feel free to start it from the beginning:
I’m not sure if there are anymore Democratic presidential debates scheduled, but this is a question that should be asked of Sanders if there is another one (not that anyone would actually ask it, of course, because narratives and what not).