Socialist rhetoric from Bernie Sanders concerns student

Oliver Guerra

Donald Trump has been under fire for the past year and a half while on the campaign trail he has said what seems to be, to some, very offensive statements.

From the claim that immigrants are mostly rapists and murderers to his defamatory statements against Ted Cruz and his wife. He has also said that the United States should keep track of muslims in our country by some sort of I.D. system.

Due to these remarks, many have jumped to the comparison of the New York businessman to Adolf Hitler.

While the I.D. systems of Muslims in America is very much similar to that of the Third Reich, I have another candidate in mind when it comes to how Hitler ran his empire, or at least claimed to do so.

I’ll begin with the fact that Nazi was an acronym translated to the National Socialist German Worker’s Party. Many like to compare the right-wing candidates to the Nazi party and their leader, but this is simply not a valid comparison.

Hitler started his campaign by making a lot of promises to the down on their luck German people. He told them that he would ensure everyone jobs, free health care, state sponsored education and free daycare. Sound familiar?

Hitler used this to his advantage while in power because the government was so big, it even raised your children.

Free daycare by the state meant they could instil their ideologies into children when they were  in their most developmental stages. Then he implemented free education where it was mandatory to be apart of Hitler Youth.

Economically, Hitler started an 80 percent tax and blamed the financial problem on 1 percent of the population — the Jewish community held much of the wealth in Germany at time.

In no way am I suggesting that if Bernie Sanders were elected he would begin the genocide of the wealthiest Americans. Rather, I am saying that many of the promises being made from Sanders are exactly what Hitler promised the German people.

Yes, Mr. Trump’s idea to make the Muslims have special identification is extremely similar to the gold stars that Hitler doled out, but that is only looking at one policy versus 20.

In the final judgement, the winner of “Which Candidate is Actually Most Like Hitler” is Sen. Bernie Sanders.

“We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploration of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property, instead of responsibility and performance, and we are determined to destroy this system under all conditions.”

While you are reading this on your MacBook, drinking your Jo’s iced Turbo, and overall, enjoying everything capitalism has to offer, try and guess who said that quote.