Bernie Sanders Campaign Rhetoric

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In the following section, I am going to argue that Bernie Sanders’ campaign rhetoric produces a hybrid vision of “Democratic Socialism.” The campaign accomplishes this vision by, first, presenting Bernie as a political outsider who is building bridges with the Washington establishment. Second Bernie Sanders progressive agenda is to strengthen working families when it comes to the issues, such as: an economic agenda that creates jobs, raises wages, and provides health care for all. Last, an overall evaluation of Bernie Sanders’ campaign and how he is informing the American people of the meaning of Democratic Socialism and how Americans view Socialism today. Bernie Sanders is known as the political outsider, who resonates with the American people,…show more content…
Sanders’ is deconstructing the ideology of Capitalism by exposing the greed that is possible do to capitalistic ideology. The history of socialism in America was viewed negatively, because of fear tactics used by politicians. In fact, socialism used to be more common in America than it is today. The task of dissimulation of socialism began after the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia (1917); authorities began to see socialism as a threat. In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Espionage act, which gave judges the authority to imprison socialist. The Federal Bureau of Investigation would incarcerate thousands of socialists or suspected socialists. Senator Joseph McCarthy implanted fear that communists were going to destroy the United States and managed to gain widespread support, by using metaphors, McCarthy’s rhetoric made it nearly impossible for socialistic ideas to be part of democracy as it was seen as communism and the act was punishable. As humans, we conform to the ideologies out of necessity; this is a peace treaty that is to bring unity. Yet, deception exists, however it’s not realized. Although, many in power persecuted socialism, socialist and their ideas influenced many. Today programs such as Social Security and Medicare exist and continue to be a part of our
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