Because he was apparently so much fun the last time around, America’s favorite (admitted) socialist Bernie Sanders is running for president again, providing another opportunity to remind the American people that the Vermont senator’s economic ideas somehow aren’t the most insane things he’s ever expressed.
On his radio show Wednesday, Glenn Beck and co-host Stu Burguiere took some time to revisit an essay Sanders wrote in 1972, originally for the Vermont Freeman. It’s…something else:
A man goes home and masturbates his typical fantasy. A woman on her knees, a woman tied up, a woman abused.
A woman enjoys intercourse with her man — as she fantasizes being raped by 3 men simultaneously.
The man and woman get dressed up on Sunday — and go to Church, or maybe to their ‘revolutionary’ political meeting.
Have you ever looked at the Stag, Man, Hero, Tough magazines on the shelf of your local bookstore? Do you know why the newspaper with the articles like ‘Girl 12 raped by 14 men’ sell so well? To what in us are they appealing?
From there Sanders argued that modern women “seem to be walking a tightrope” between “slavishness” and “pigness,” struggling to be loving, open, and gentle without dependency, subservience, or masochism. It doesn’t get much clearer.
BECK: I don’t think that’s men’s fantasy, abusing women. I don’t know who thinks like that.
BURGUIERE: There’s a few, they’re mostly in Hollywood, you saw them with a hashtag MeToo next to their names a bunch of times over the past couple years […] I’d just to remind you we’re talking about the words, the actual words written by a young man named Bernard Sanders. He was a young man of 85 at the time in 1972. This is a guy who is running for president, he’s probably the front-runner right now in the Democratic Party. He is by most polling one of the most popular politicians in America.
Amazingly, that’s true — Sanders is currently polling well ahead of every other confirmed Democrat candidate, second only to a potential Joe Biden candidacy.
BECK: Then he says, you know, then they get dressed up, they go to church or their revolutionary political meeting. Notice that he says they’re going to church or their revolutionary political meeting, meaning to me at least, that’s the church for the Left […]
BECK: This is the stuff that you would say, ‘we went to his Facebook page and he had posted these things, how did we not know […] this is the stuff that would be blocked by the FBI now after you found that he was the killer of some sort of a sex cult.
BURGUIERE: Yeah, this is the paperwork unearthed in the Ted Bundy tapes documentary.
Sanders’ last presidential campaign addressed the essay in 2015, claiming it was merely a “dumb attempt at dark satire in an alternative publication” that “in no way reflects his views or record on women…It was intended to attack gender stereotypes of the ’70s, but it looks as stupid today as it was then.”
It certainly is dumb, but “dumb” hardly covers the disturbing, incoherent, and not-at-all-funny musings. Fortunately for Sanders, his socialist fanboys didn’t seem to care in 2016, and being leftists, it’s doubtful a little thing like rape fantasy will bother them in 2020.
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