CHARLESTON, SC- Coming hot off of three victories, Bernie Sanders has unveiled a new hammer and sickle logo ahead of the South Carolina primary in hopes of swaying working class voters who may be unsure of his commitment to the proletariat and who may support rival Joe Biden, former Vice President of the United States.
“This new logo brings together the peasants and working-class labourers using the iconic sickles of the farmers and the hammers of the factory workers,” said Mr. Sanders from the campaign trail. “We will have Medicare for all, free college for every student and a stateless, classless society! When I said there’d be a revolution, I meant a revolution!”
“It’s our turn now!” shouted Bernie Bro/Gen Z Social Media Influencer, Seth Andrews. “I want free shit, like everything free. I want the world handed to me so I never have to work and can spend my days chugging beer and playing Fortnite! Bernie!”
The clash between extreme left and right ideologies in America appears eerily similar to the hyperpolarization that occurred in Weimar Germany a century ago, and has not gone unnoticed by historians.
“For those calling President Trump a fascist or the next Adolf Hitler, I have to disagree,” said Dr. Leonard Thurston of Columbia University. “While the current president shares a lot of philosophies with historical fascists and modern dictators, the fact is that Mr. Trump is much more similar to Weimar President Hindenburg. America’s lack of a true left-wing party just makes it seem as though he’s an all-out fascist to the untrained eye. It’s whoever comes after Trump that we have to be worried about.”
As the centennial of Europe’s collapse into fascism or communism passes and looms, depending on which nation is being studied, this writer can only wonder which path the US is headed down.