Bernie Sanders’ fan base is a lot like the youthful Bernie Sanders — lazy, irresponsible, bad with money and possessing an outsized sense of entitlement. Case in point, the “Anti-Capitalism” Campbell Co-Operative House in Oregon. (A place I actually stayed in once. They serve tofu hotdogs. They were vile.) The young Sandernistas living there wanted to establish a socialist enclave.
“I thought this would be an artist utopia if the right set of motivated and creative and inspired people lived there.”
Instead, they got lazy, irresponsible bums who were bad with money and possessed an outsized sense of entitlement.
“Though rent is cheap — between $300 and $400 depending on the room — members tend to move in, stay for a few months and move out, often without paying the owed rent, the source of the debt.The co-op’s lack of funds and “anti-capitalist” stance make it reluctant to hire debt collectors.”
There you have it. Socialism isn’t about “equality” or “fairness,” it’s about using the power of the state to force other people to give you their stuff.
This is why Socialism is very popular among people who don’t want to work but want stuff. It is notably less popular among people who actually work for the things they need.