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Denmark Tells Bernie Sanders It's Had Enough Of His 'Socialist' Slurs

By gsr following x   2015 Nov 12, 10:37pm 6,008 views   15 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


The Danes apparently have grown weary of Sen. Bernie Sanders insulting their country. Denmark is not a socialist nation, says its prime minister. It has a "market economy."
Sanders, the Democratic presidential candidate who calls himself a socialist, has used Denmark as the example of the socialist utopia he wants to create in America. During the Democrats' first debate last month, he said "we should look to countries like Denmark, like Sweden and Norway, and learn from what they have accomplished for their working people."
While appearing in New Hampshire in September, Sanders said that he had "talked to a guy from Denmark" who told him that in Denmark, "it is very hard to become very, very rich, but it's pretty hard to be very, very poor."
"And that makes a lot of sense to me."
So because something makes sense to him, he has the right to force that system on people who don't want it? Isn't that what he's saying?
But we digress. This is about Danes being offending by Sanders using the word "socialist" to describe their form of government. And who can blame them, especially when the free world has had enough of national socialists and Soviet socialists and North Korean socialists and Cuban socialists?
While speaking at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, the center-right Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said he was aware "that some people in the U.S. associate the Nordic model with some sort of socialism."
"Therefore," he said, "I would like to make one thing clear. Denmark is far from a socialist planned economy. Denmark is a market economy."
Rasmussen acknowledged that "the Nordic model is an expanded welfare state which provides a high level of security to its citizens," but he also noted that it is "a successful market economy with much freedom to pursue your dreams and live your life as you wish."
To that we'll add that Sweden, another of Sanders' inspirations, has for decades quietly moved away from its cradle-to-grave form of government welfare. And the Swedes are better off for having done so, just as the Danes will continue to be better off as their government overhauls its welfare state.

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1   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (38)   2015 Nov 12, 11:23pm   ↑ like (6)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Embrace CANNIBAL ANARCHY!

It's humanity's ONLY HOPE!

2   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2015 Nov 13, 12:38am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Liberals make even other liberals puke.

3   mmmarvel   ignore (0)   2015 Nov 13, 6:08am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

gsr says

So because something makes sense to him, he has the right to force that system on people who don't want it?

Yes, because Bernie and the government know better than you - so shut up and do as you're told. Now here is you broom, you get to sweep up the streets for $15 an hour, the same wage that the rocket scientist will make.

gsr says

"I would like to make one thing clear. Denmark is far from a socialist planned economy. Denmark is a market economy."

Language has meaning. And we'll butcher the language any way we want. We're not socialist cause we said so, our new term is 'market economy' which means socialist.

gsr says

"a successful market economy with much freedom to pursue your dreams and live your life as you wish."

Unless you want to be very wealthy or (for some reason) very poor, then you can't live your life as you want because we'll make sure you don't reach either of these extremes.

4   bob2356   ignore (4)   2015 Nov 13, 6:14am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

Yawn. Very slow news day for the right wing echo chamber. Everyone in america to the right of marx calls any type of welfare socialism. Europeans don't.

5   BlueSardine   ignore (2)   2015 Nov 13, 6:14am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

There are no great danes in socialist denmark...

gsr says

This is about Danes being offending by Sanders using the word "socialist" to describe their form of government.

6   FNWGMOBDVZXDNW   ignore (2)   2015 Nov 13, 6:56am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

gsr says

But we digress. This is about Danes being offending by Sanders using the word "socialist" to describe their form of government. And who can blame them, especially when the free world has had enough of national socialists and Soviet socialists and North Korean socialists and Cuban socialists?

You are complaining about Sander's use of the word socialist and in the same paragraph calling NK, Soviet Union, and Cuba socialism? If so, WTF is communism? Back in the 1980s, pretty much everyone agreed that Europe were socialists, and Soviets, China, Cuba, and NK were communists. The republicans always made fun of Europe and the socialist governments over there.

7   mmmarvel   ignore (0)   2015 Nov 13, 7:20am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

YesYNot says

The republicans always made fun of Europe and the socialist governments over there.

And we still do.

8   FNWGMOBDVZXDNW   ignore (2)   2015 Nov 13, 7:36am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

mmmarvel says

And we still do.

You should remind gsr.

9   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2015 Nov 13, 9:18am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Bernie's crap is rotten in Denmark.

10   gsr   ignore (0)   2015 Nov 13, 10:45am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

YesYNot says

You are complaining about Sander's use of the word socialist and in the same paragraph calling NK, Soviet Union, and Cuba socialism? If so, WTF is communism? Back in the 1980s, pretty much everyone agreed that Europe were socialists, and Soviets, China, Cuba, and NK were communists. The republicans always made fun of Europe and the socialist governments over there.

Not me, but the Danish Prime minister is complaining about it. You should take it up your issue with him along with the Danish people :).

11   gsr   ignore (0)   2015 Nov 13, 11:15am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

YesYNot says

mmmarvel says

And we still do.

You should remind gsr.

Read the title of the news. Denmark is worried about being called a "socialist".

12   FNWGMOBDVZXDNW   ignore (2)   2015 Nov 13, 11:18am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

He should let the Danes know that we refer to their style of Gov't as socialist, and that is why Bernie calls himself a socialist. You seem to be conflating that with communism. Socialist countries use a market economy, so I'm not sure what the Danish PM is going on about. I'm sure he doesn't want his country to be the but of jokes as other people make fun of old Bernie. That's about all that makes sense.

13   FNWGMOBDVZXDNW   ignore (2)   2015 Nov 13, 12:19pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

gsr says

Not me, but the Danish Prime minister is complaining about it. You should take it up your issue with him along with the Danish people :).

So, you think Bernie's use of socialist to describe Denmark is just fine? Why exactly did you post this story then?

14   gsr   ignore (0)   2015 Nov 13, 2:05pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

YesYNot says

Why exactly did you post this story then?

To make this point: even Denmark does not like to be called a socialist state.

15   gsr   ignore (0)   2015 Nov 13, 2:06pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

bgamall4 says

Fook the Danish people. They are going cashless. They are morons.

That's just a prepping for eventual negative interest rates. Without cashless, people won't have incentives to store money in the banks.


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