Socialism is a game for the connected rich. In the Former Soviet Union, they are oligarchs and the wealthy connected class. The real one-percent. The people who want equality to mean everyone but them. And Socialist Sanders supporters are no different.
Google, Amazon, and Microsoft. Their employees are three of the top 4 Bernie donors. Apple is in fifth place. These dot coms are not exactly organizations known to employ members of the proletariat. Google software engineers have sent thousands of dollars, individually, to Bernie.
Daniel Greenfield, writing for Frontpage Mag proceeds to list the top ten donor zip codes for Bernie Sanders. They all have something in common. Money, exclusive addresses, elite lifestyles, and did I mention money?
- 94110 in San Francisco. “The median home value is around $1.5 million and the median rent is almost $5,000 a month”
- 94117 (also San Francisco). Where “the average income is $201,503 and average home values top $1.6 million.”
- 11215 Park Slope Brooklyn. “It’s a place where a three-bedroom apartment can go for $2.9 million.”
- 10025 or the Upper West Side of Manhattan. “The UWS is the 8th richest neighborhood with a $190,281 mean household income.”
- 11238 or Prospect Heights Brooklyn. “The median sales price passed $1 million, and you can expect to spend $800,000 for a one-bedroom co-op.”
- 98103, the Seattle neighborhood of Wallingford. “With an average household income of $124,504.”
- 90026 The Echo Park neighborhood in Los Angeles. “The median price for housing is $813,000, and rents can hit $6,700 a month.”
- 60647 Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. “Logan Square is among the most expensive neighborhoods in the Windy City.”
- 10003, Union Square and Greenwich Village. “Greenwich Village has been listed as the ninth most expensive neighborhood in New York City.”
- 10011 or Chelsea and the West Village of Manhattan. “With a median sale price approaching $2 million. And with average monthly rents of over $4,000.
Greenfield also notes that “only two of the top ten zip codes are located outside San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City… Bernie’s campaign is powered by the very concentrations of power and wealth that he condemns.”
Just like socialism everywhere else, it has been tried.