Bernie Sanders has garnered support from young people around the country, shocking many news outlets. These outlets are generally astonished at the fact that an avowed socialist is doing so well in the democratic primary. In order to explain the situation, media outlets have brought in experts like Thor Halvorssen.
Thor Halvorssen is an ardent supporter of human rights, and he currently leads the Human Rights Foundation. Fox News knew that he was typically against socialism, so they brought him on their show. They were in for a shock when he started the interview.
Thor stated that socialism leads to a violation of human rights, but he was supporting Bernie Sanders in the presidential race. He’s made a maximum donation to the Sanders campaign. He explained that while Sanders is a socialist, he is preferable to an authoritarian like Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. He believes socialism sometimes helps the people when it is not used as a way to take away rights, but he has no confidence that Trump or Clinton will not abuse their power. His lack of confidence in the frontrunners has compelled him to endorse a socialist, even if he would rather not endorse one.
Halvorssen’s family is from Venezuela, so he is very familiar with socialism. Venezuela once thrived under democratic socialism. People received excellent public services, and most people were happy. Unfortunately, terrible dictators took control of the country. They used the socialist systems that were already in place to suppress any opposition and make themselves rich. Venezuela is a resource rich nation and unfortunately, most people have not benefited from Venezuela’s resources. Today, many people in Venezuela go hungry because of this abuse of power.
The Sanders revolution started as a way to spread socialist ideas, but people around the country should recognize that there are far worse options than an avowed socialist. The authoritarian candidates on both sides of the aisle are a major threat, and Thor Halvorssen is committed to stopping them. He will continue to speak out against the current trend, so he can prevent the United States from falling into the same fate as Venezuela.