The most interesting aspect of Bernie’s stance on healthcare is the rhetoric over socialism. The word socialism has immediate connotations with Marx, Stalin, and Mao. Bernie Sanders claims that democratic socialism is dedicated to creating a government that reflects the interest of its people. He argues for adjusting healthcare so that it meets the needs of the country, like other European countries and Canada.
Socialism, Communism, and Fascism all have historically evoked fear in America.
Under communism, private property is non-existent. Instead, everything is owned by the government. Since people own the government, property is equally distributed among the masses.
Under fascism, corporate and government interests merge. In essence, corporations have taken over the government because the government believes that corporations are the most important part of the country.
Under socialism, people have greater control in their country. However, it differs from communism in that business exists. Socialists advocate for communal regulation of goods and services. The political cartoon pokes fun at the notion that Socialism is scary. Unlike communism, which is largely ineffective, and fascism, which has been exploitative, socialist governments have fared well. The fact that Trump, who is arguably fascist, and Bernie, who is a declared democratic socialist, are running in the same election says something larger about the public’s continual dissatisfaction with the government.