Thor Halvorssen was on fire when he made an appearance on Fox TV as a guest of host Trish Regan, to discuss socialism. Regan pointed of that Bernie Sanders stated the he wanted the United States of America to be a socialist country but, the broadminded people are not on board. Thor Halvorssen an advocate for human rights, said that socialism breaks the rule when it comes to human rights. He went on to say that if countries like Denmark, Norway and Sweden which have branches of government, separation of power and constitutional rights then it’s alright.
Halvorssen (huffingtonpost.com) said that he sees a problem when socialism is done under tyrannical government, especially when saying that they are here for their people, then begin plundering the country for their own benefits. Regan also went on to say that the people may not quite grasp the meaning of socialism, so she asked him to explain. Halvorssen said that a lot of democratic countries run under socialist government, but there is a huge dissimilarity between a socialist government and policies.
He added that some people confuse Marxism and Communism with Socialism. Regan then ask if he had any grievances on socialism in some countries. Of course, he said quickly. He talked about Venezuela, how the government makes the decision on prices for goods, because that the way they want it. Then soon it becomes a humanitarian issue because of shortage.
He also spoke about his father who was a political prisoner in Venezuela and how his mother was shot by the Chavez’s government. Also one of his cousins to this day is still incarcerated. Thor Halvorssen said for years that country had a Labor government. He has confidence that Democratic Socialism can exist but rules must be in place and poverty will end when more wealth is generated.
Bernie Sanders was given a large contribution from Halvorssen for his campaign, because he believes that Hilary Clinton took money from too many countries that are run by dictators. Places like Algeria, Baharian and many more. He is against them because people lose their lives because of their sexuality, restricting the newspapers rights and some even prohibits Christmas. Adding that he would rather see Sanders as the front runner.