His ideas are being called racist and Nazi-esque by the National Review‘s Kevin Williamson. Calling it “Nordic Exceptionalism,” Williamson wrote that Sanders and the politically left want to change America’s diversity situation to be more in line with the mostly-white Nordic countries.
“The real differences between relatively homogeneous northern European societies and the sort of society we have here in the United States is rarely if ever seriously addressed by our democratic socialist friends… ‘We’d like to make America more like Norway or Finland’ is, among other things, a way of saying, ‘We’d like to make America more like a virtually all-white society.'”
Give me a break! Kevin Williamson's statement is utterly moronic!
I'm not saying I'm backing Bernie Sanders for US President. I've been critical of a substantial portion of his platform.
One things for sure though. Bernie Sanders doesn't have a racist bone in his body; and people who don't understand that economic justice is at the very heart of the issue of racism, just don't understand racism.
Nordic social democracy is the best economic system going anywhere in the world on the national level. Bringing such a system to the US would do more for Black lives than giving Bernie Sanders a hard time for focusing on the domestic economy: wealth and income inequality, etc.
It's fine to ask him to speak to the issue of racism, but it's far from the only issue he needs to address. His foreign policy is every bit in need of addressing if not more. I say more because if we have a total-thermonuclear exchange, Black lives will be wiped out right along with White ones.
While we address all the issues that need addressing, let's not lose sight of global priorities. We can do the little things and the big things and all the ones between.