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Sanders’ Supporters May Get What They Asked For

Bernie Sanders is on the march. As of this writing, the outright winner of the Feb 3 Iowa caucus is still undetermined, but Sanders won the popular vote, and, along with his rival Pete Buttigieg, claimed victory. This, after losing in 2016 in the narrowest margin in Iowa caucus history to Hillary Clinton.

This week Sanders won the New Hampshire primary. Idealistic millennials are flocking to his socialist message and movement. He is raising more money from grassroots donors than any other Democratic presidential candidate. He is out-organizing the other candidates in the upcoming California primary.

Bernie SandersBernie Sanders has the radical vision, momentum and grass-roots forces to win the nomination for president in the Democratic ticket. It seems unlikely that an older, white male could capture so much energy from progressives, who preach identity politics, embrace intersectionality, and claim to eschew “white privilege,” especially white male privilege. But there it is. Bernie Sanders has offered the magic of “democratic socialism” to Americans disenchanted by troubles which they ascribe to the evils of “capitalism.” Sanders offers the utopia of equality, free tuition, Medicare for all, the Green New Deal, and $15 minimum wage. What’s not to like? If this is socialism, who wouldn’t vote for socialism?

But does the idealism of Sanders’ supporters mask the reality of what socialism would bring to the United States, or to any country?

Brazilian journalist Felipe Moura says Yes. Moura sends a strong warning to Sanders’ supporters, “Be careful. You could get what you voted for, and it wouldn’t be what you wanted.”

Does Socialism bring the paradise that people hope for? Brazil is a case study to answer that question. Watch Prager Universities short five-minute video from Felipe Moura to find out.

By the way, Prager University had over a billion discrete views in 2019. Check it out!

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Darrow is co-founder of the Disciple Nations Alliance and a featured author and teacher. For over 30 years, Darrow has been a popular conference speaker on topics that include Christianity and culture, apologetics, worldview, poverty, and the dignity of women. From 1981 to 2007 Darrow served with Food for the Hungry International (now FH association), and from 1994 as Vice President. Before joining FH, Darrow spent three years on staff at L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland where he was discipled by Francis Schaeffer. He also served as a student pastor at Northern Arizona University and two years as a pastor of Sherman Street Fellowship in urban Denver, CO. In addition to earning his Master’s degree in Adult Education from Arizona State University, Darrow pursued graduate studies in philosophy, theology, Christian apologetics, biblical studies, and missions in the United States, Israel, and Switzerland. Darrow has authored numerous studies, articles, Bible studies and books, including Discipling Nations: The Power of Truth to Transform Culture (YWAM Publishing, 1998), Nurturing the Nations: Reclaiming the Dignity of Women for Building Healthy Cultures (InterVarsity Press, 2008), LifeWork: A Biblical Theology for What You Do Every Day (YWAM, 2009), Rethinking Social Justice: Restoring Biblical Compassion (YWAM, 2015), and more. These resources along with links to free e-books, podcasts, online training programs and more can be found at Disciple Nations Alliance (https://disciplenations.org).

1 Comment

  1. Ana Roncal

    February 13, 2020 - 8:48 am

    Precisely, some months ago I mentioned to Darrow Miller the work carried out since the 80s by the World Values Survey Association. They have today published something about the fact that Scandinavian countries are not the “best socialists” BernieSsanders pretends but market economies. Here the link but there is much more to look with the WVS. Modern neo-socialist pretend everything has been done in the last 30 years, they resist the dea ofcultural impact.