Some people think I’m exaggerating or joking when I say that the left, even in the UK and the US, will put outspoken right-wingers in gulags given half a chance. But I’m not. At least, I sometimes am joking or exaggerating, but I do think that gulags are the end-point of hard leftism in the West, just as they are everywhere else. And if you don’t believe me:
An undercover video published by Project Veritas on Tuesday shows a field organizer for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign saying Soviet gulags were actually a positive phenomenon, suggesting that some similar program could re-educate Trump supporters and billionaires …
Jurek is seen discussing Soviet Union dictator Joseph Stalin’s use of gulags, where he claims that the CIA was overly critical of them. “People were actually paid a living wage in the gulags. They have conjugal visits in gulags. Gulags were meant for re-education,” he says.
Gulags were good. So good that he wants to re-introduce them:
Jurek is then seen suggesting that the most effective way to re-educate the billionaire class is to order them to “break rocks for 12 hours a day.”
“[The] greatest way to break a fucking billionaire of their privilege and their idea that they’re superior, go and break rocks for 12 hours a day. You’re now a working class person, and you’re going to fucking learn what the means, right?”
Don’t think that it you’re not a billionaire that you’re exempt:
“Germany had to spend billions of dollars re-educating their fucking people to not be Nazis,” he continues. “We’re probably going to have to do the same fucking thing here.”
“That’s kind of what all Bernie’s whole fucking like, ‘hey, free education for everybody’ because we’re going to have to teach you to not be a fucking Nazi,” he added.
This ‘re-education’ isn’t just going to be making you watch some videos, is it?