Project Veritas, that estimable group skilled at getting indiscrete lefties to say things that they ought not to say to hidden cameras, has struck again. The group has gotten a Bernie Sanders for President field organizer who has been identified as Kyle Jurek to say some things that might have been better suited to Munich in 1931 or maybe Petrograd in 1917.
What Jurek said is filled with expletives, but the gist of the matter is that if Bernie Sanders does not get the nomination this summer at the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, then the city will burn, the police will be beaten by Bernie bro rioters, and the National Guard will have to be turned out to restore order. Then the rioting and burning will spread to other cities, according to an account in the Washington Times,
What if Bernie Sanders is nominated and goes on to win the general convention? Apparently, along with Medicare for All and the Green New Deal, Mr. Jurek would like to bring the Gulag to the United States. All Trump supporters will be herded into reeducation camps and would be taught “not to be Nazis.”
Billionaires would find themselves breaking big rocks into little rocks, the better to relieve them of their privilege. What better way to show the rich, once Bernie’s wealth tax has stripped them of their assets, the joys of joining the working class?
Jurek also praised the Soviet Gulag system, where Stalin sent enemies of the people to be worked to death in the wilds of Siberia. According to the History Channel, 18 million people were processed through the Gulag camps. They were forced to work with simple tools with no safety equipment for 14 hours a day, often in extreme weather conditions with inadequate food. No exact count of how many died in the Gulag camps, but roughly ten percent of the inmates died every year.
The story of the Gulag camps was recounted by the Soviet author and former inmate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and not, as Jurek suggested, the CIA. The experience of the Gulag scars the psyche of Russians to this very day.
The Bernie Sanders campaign has moved swiftly to contain the damage, according to the Washington Examiner.
“Iowa state director Misty Rebik and Iowa co-field director Brooke Adams both locked their Twitter accounts after Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe claimed they hired or worked with Jurek, who deleted his Twitter account this afternoon.”
Project Veritas published a tweet by Ms. Rebik praising the productive work of Jurek. “This room is about to hit 20,000 phone calls!! Led by our top-tier organizers @hiranodanielle and Kyle Jurek!”
Attempts to contact the Bernie Sanders Campaign for comment by a variety of news organizations have so far been met with silence. Presumably, Kyle Jurek will be fired for his indiscretion but as of this writing, no news exists of such a thing happening.
It is true that more than one Bernie bros, as young, male supporters of Sen. Sanders are called, have a history of violence. The Powerline blog notes that the video of Kyle Jurek’s rantings is just the tip of the iceberg and that more are going to follow.
Powerline also mentions the instance when a Bernie bro took things beyond fantasies of mass violence to action.
“To paraphrase John Lennon, Kyle Jurek may be a violent Communist dreamer, but he’s not the only one. James Hodgkinson, another Bernie Bro, has already done some of the worst things that Jurek threatens. The liberal press has tried to bury the fact that Hodgkinson, a Sanders volunteer, and hard-core labor unionist, shot up a group of Republican Congressmen, and would have succeeded in murdering the House Majority Whip, but for the miracles of modern medicine.”
To be sure, Sanders was quick to condemn the attempted mass assassination by one of his supporters. Powerline also suggests that he would be well advised to do the same concerning Kyle Jurek’s fantasies about burning cities and Stalinist reeducation.
However, the blog asks some pertinent questions about why the media is not paying more attention to the violent tendencies of Sanders supporters and why they are attracted to the campaign of the grandfatherly Bolshevik. Sanders honeymooned in the old Soviet Union and expressed praise for its system. Will “democratic socialism” if it is ever implemented be accompanied by the boot across the face that George Orwell warned us about?