Ben Stein: Sanders and Trump are Terrifying
Ben Stein says Bernie Sanders scares him to Death
- People don’t realize that socialism equals tyranny. Maybe not immediately but somewhere down the road.
- Socialism takes freedom away from individuals.
- Socialism usually means slow growth.Although, not always. But usually it does.
- Socialism means a cut back in the freedom of people to make their own decisions about their own lives.
I don’t think that [Bernie Sanders] knows what socialism is. I don’t think he knows his ass from first base, as my father used to say. — Ben Stein
On the other hand, I like the fact that people like old Jewish men. I like that a lot. This campaign has very greatly groomed my feeling about the attitude of this country about old Jewish men.
Newscaster, paraphrasing: What about the romanticizing these ideals that have failed everywhere in the world to the point of tyranny? How does that happen with the old guy who should know better and with young people who have great educations?
I have a good answer to that, Charles my dear friend, the fact that a person is old doesn’t make them smart. In fact, my experience is that old people are generally stupider than middle aged people. And the fact that people are in school makes them the stupidest. So, there is no one less educated than a contemporary American college student. It’s a terrifying thing. The people who never went to school at all know more than the mis-education they are given in schools. In schools they are taught to hate America, to be ashamed of America. To hate capitalism. They dont know anything. They are taught everything wrong.
Other things Ben Stein has said regarding politics:
“That is [Nixon’s] legacy. He was a peacemaker. He was a lying, conniving, covering up peacemaker. He was not a lying, conniving drug addict like JFK, a lying, conniving war starter like LBJ, a lying, conniving seducer like Clinton—a lying, conniving peacemaker.”