For John, BLUF: Sometimes it is important to examine the whole package, looking for the little anomalies. Nothing to see here; just move along.
“Open borders? No, that’s a Koch brothers proposal. . . . It would make everybody in America poorer—you’re doing away with the concept of a nation state, and I don’t think there’s any country in the world that believes in that.”If you guessed Dr Michel Savage (The Savage Nation), whose political philosophy can be summarized in three words: borders, language, and culture, you would be wrong. And, he doesn't like the Koch Brothers. But, now, this is not Dr Michael Savage
Who is it? Senator Bernie Sanders. During an interview with Vox.
As a side comment, the original poster, The InstaPundit, ended with this:
So it’s okay to have socialism, but it can’t be international socialism, it has to be socialism in one nation. A sort of national socialism, I guess.That is a little subtle. I will help you out a little. "Socialism in one nation" refers to the Soviet Union. It was an idea put forward by Joseph Stalin in 1924. This is the kind of thing that caused Leon Trotsky to move to Mexico. Sort of a closing of the circle for Senator Sanders. The man who wanted socialism everywhere, wanted the permanent revolution, died in Mexico because he was barred from immigrating to the US—died there because government corruption allowed the NKVD to operate a number of assassination attempts against his life.
As for "national socialism", I will leave that to the reader to figure out.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff