Sarah Silverman On Socialism: ‘Under President Sanders You Can Still Become a Rich Asshole’
Sarah Silverman is known for the melding of the political and the comedic, but she released a vlog-style video yesterday that almost went full politics. A staunch supporter of Bernie Sanders for president, Silverman decided to educate her online followers about democratic socialism.
She began the video by explaining that she has nothing against Hillary Clinton, but that she simply prefers Sanders. Given the heated discourse between the two candidates’ supporters on the left, Silverman’s statement was pretty reasonable.
Then, she — like Sanders himself — took it upon herself to go deep on democratic socialism:
Yeah, he is a Socialist Democrat. Now, let me explain what that is. He’s a Democrat. He just believes that people who don’t have the same advantages as you and me should be given the same advantages as you and me. Good lord! Don’t worry! Under President Sanders, you can still become a super-rich asshole. It’s just that your fellow hard-working citizens don’t have to feed their children cat food in order for you to do it.
Silverman then explained that firefighters are part of a socialist program, so not only does she see socialism not un-American, but as something already being implemented that has been successful for generations. “What is right can also be possible,” she said. She isn’t the only celebrity to feel like this, either.
Watch above to see Silverman make her case. Do you agree with her? Do you disagree? Let us know!
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