How do socialists prove their ideology is superior to capitalism? By swapping photos

How do socialists prove their ideology is superior to capitalism? By swapping photos

Socialists like Bernie Sanders and, to a degree, Elizabeth Warren are hoping they can make it all the way to the Oval Office by advancing arguments like the one Sanders makes in this video:

Sanders has to be aware, at least on some level, of the logical fallacies of his argument. Presumably he figures if he can persuade enough gullible attendees at his town halls to cast their ballots for him, he can become president.

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A second way in which socialists try to persuade the American people of the benefits of their ideology is through out-and-out deception. Take this tweet by the Socialist Party of Great Britain. It uses pictures, rather than words, to reach a wider swath of the population, and it even contains a catchy tagline: “Capitalism — where you wait for health care. Socialism — where health care waits for you.”

The image makes a compelling case — until you look a little more closely. Donny Ferguson, of Americans for a Better Economy, did and here’s what he discovered:

Ferguson’s claims can be verified by a pair of simple Google image searches, one for Sunbury Health Centre in Surrey, England, the other for St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, Pa. Here is what those searches turn up. Note that the first image even contains a caption that puts the lie to the Socialist Party’s claim.

The Queue outside Sunbury health centre, Sunbury On Thames, Surrey at 7 Am. Patients have to try and book an appointment at this time due to the local demand. (Image: Daily Mail)
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