Bernie Sanders, I-VT, on Bill Maher

This is what a socialist sounds like. Ooooooooo -- scawy! America, learn a little about socialism, already, will you? Find out who Eugene Debs is. Find out what he and the Socialist Party of America stood for. Stop your knee-jerk reactions already. Democratic socialism does not equal Marxism does not equal totalitarianism.

Like not having child labor? Thank the left. Like your weekends? Thank the left. Like civil rights? Thank the left. Like a fully expanded voter franchise (on paper at least)? Thank the left. Like some level of accountability for product safety, workers' safety? Thank the left. The list goes on and on.

Democratic socialism, libertarian socialism, anarchism -- these are frankly the species' only hope.