The world-famous chess master and former Soviet citizen Garry Kasparov, has some harsh words for Bernie Sanders supporters. In a recent Facebook post that went viral, he stated “I’m enjoying the irony of American Sanders supporters lecturing me, a former Soviet citizen, on the glories of Socialism and what it really means! Socialism sounds great in speech soundbites and on Facebook, but please keep it there.”
He went on to explain that socialism destroys the human spirit, and that being able to even talk about it and consider it, is a luxury in wealthy nations. He admitted that income inequality was a major problem in Western nations, but added that “the idea that the solution is more government, more regulation, more debt, and less risk is dangerously absurd.”
Socialist supporters in the comments were quick to point out that what Bernie Sanders wants for America, is a far cry from the communist dictatorship that Kasparov grew up under. Kasparov responded a week later with an editorial at the Daily Beast, and explained that all socialized systems have the same inherent problems. “Once you give power to the government it is nearly impossible to get it back, and it will be used in ways you cannot expect,” he warned before saying that command economies simply can’t imitate the intricacies of the free market. “You cannot predestine which two college dropouts in a garage will produce the next Apple.”
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