While summarizing the results of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates debate in Manchester last night, MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews criticized socialism and the tyranny that comes from it. He attacked Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for identifying as a socialist, and praised Sen. Amy Klobuchar for being brave to raise the issue:
“She had the guts to talk about the issue of this campaign, socialism. Some people like it. Those of us like me who grew up in the Cold War and saw some aspects of it after visiting places like Vietnam, Cuba, being there, I’ve seen what socialism is. I don’t like it. It’s not only not free. It doesn’t freaking work.”
It’s ironic. Matthews is enamored with the Democrat party. Every Democratic presidential candidate is scrambling to promise more free stuff than their opponents. They are all socialists who want to redistribute your wealth and eventually control every aspect of your life.
But in praising Klobuchar, Matthews ignores the fact that he doesn’t like socialism. He went on to share his personal concerns that eventually socialism leads to murder with a mob mentality:
“I have my own views of the word socialist, and I’ll be glad to share them with you in private. They go back to the early 1950s. I have an attitude about them. I remember the Cold War. I have an attitude towards Castro. I believe if Castro and the Reds had won the Cold War, there would have been executions in Central Park. And I would have been one of the ones executed, and certain other people would be there cheering.
But then cognitive dissonance kicks in, and Matthews praises socialism in Denmark – forgetting the tyranny and mob mentality where socialism always ends:
I don’t know what Bernie means by socialism. One week it’s Denmark. We’re going to be like Denmark. I’m like that’s harmless, a capitalist program with a lot of good social programs.”
Matthews also used to think Venezuela was the model that America should follow. And he loved Castro as well, when he first came to power:
We all thought he [Castro] was great at first. I was cheering like mad for him when he first came in, and then he became a Communist and started shooting every one of his enemies.”
Bingo. They were murdered because they did not have firearms to defend themselves, which is why the 2nd Amendment and our Right to keep and bear Arms to protect ourselves from a tyrannical government must never be infringed.
That is where the danger lies. Socialism always ends in bloodshed and tyranny.
That’s why Daniel Webster warned, “There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.”
Chris Matthews just made a strong argument in support of the 2nd Amendment, but his radical ideologies and cognitive dissonance prevents him from realizing it. I do, and many others as well – including President Trump. That is why the threat of gun confiscation across America has met strong resistance – and just one of the many reasons why Americans across the country have embraced President Trump.