On Fox Business, Ben Stein compares Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's rhetoric to Hitler, warns about mass murder and genocide
Ben Stein: "It led to mass murder, it led to dictatorship, it led to genocide"
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From the January 22 edition of Fox Business News' Trish Regan Primetime:
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BEN STEIN (GUEST): We have a society in which there are an awful lot of people who have no idea that Stalin, Hitler, Mao Tse-Tung all came to power promising the same kinds of things that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is promising. And it led to mass murder, it led to dictatorship, it led to genocide. These promises are old promises and they invariably lead to bad things. The promise of just saying to the people do what you can within the law to make your life better and your family's life better - that system works extremely well. Capitalism is a system that allows people to make something of themselves instead of oppressing other people. It's an incredibly good system.
Making money is one of the most of harmless things there is to do in the whole world. And that's what our society is about. It's not about ordering people around, putting them concentration camps. What do you do if there is a richer or poorer person? What do you do? Do you take him away? Do you shoot him? Well that's what the Communists tried, it didn't work out very well for them. And at the end of the day we ended up with Russia with one of the most of unequal societies there's ever been in the world. In Vietnam, which promised all these things, and we wind up with one of the most of corrupt countries in the world. In Venezuela, I don't know how corrupt it is but people say it's one of the most corrupt countries in the world. We don't wind up with the promises people made.