Ilhan Omar says coronavirus outbreak calls for ‘radical’ government takeover of all private hospitals

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Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar has proposed a “radical idea” for dealing with the coronavirus crisis that’s so extreme that it’s earned her the praise (and perhaps endorsement?) of America’s foremost socialist magazine.

Here is maybe a radical idea to deal with some of the pressures our healthcare system is facing: All private hospitals should be made public for the duration of the virus,” she tweeted late Tuesday.

That’s called communism, and naturally, her promotion of communism inspired support and agreement from Meagan Day, a well-known staff writer at Jacobin magazine and member of the Democratic Socialists of America.


To be fair to Omar, she suggested that this vast takeover of the private healthcare industry only be temporary. But in fairness to reality, government takeovers are never temporary — they’re always permanent.

That of course likely happens to be why Day appreciates the idea — because like other socialists, she hopes “to end capitalism.”

“I’m a staff writer at the socialist magazine Jacobin and a member of DSA, and here’s the truth: In the long run, democratic socialists want to end capitalism,” she admitted in a widely shared and widely criticized piece for Vox two years ago.

“And we want to do that by pursuing a reform agenda today in an effort to revive a politics focused on class hierarchy and inequality in the United States. The eventual goal is to transform the world to promote everyone’s needs rather than to produce massive profits for a small handful of citizens.”

At the time, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich warned Democrats of “the demons they are unleashing” by embracing Jacobin’s radicalism.

“Make no mistake: This is the history of violent revolution, religious oppression, and dictatorship that Jacobin magazine, the DSA, and opportunistic Democrats are embracing – whether they know it or not,” he wrote.

Two years later, it now appears the Democrats did not heed his warning. It’s an ironic turnabout, given as the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic is itself the product of communism — namely China’s communism:

Early on, the Communists destroyed samples and suppressed vital information that could have helped mitigate the damage of this new strain of coronavirus,” National Review’s David Harsanyi notes.

“The government also silenced doctors who warned about the disease. Some were censured for ‘spreading rumors’ or sharing test results with colleagues, and some were forced to write a self-critical public letter — a Marxist mainstay — admitting that the warning ‘had a negative impact.’ The Chinese Communists probably let five million people leave Wuhan without screening.”

This behavior epitomizes the realities of communism to a T.

Yet despite the realities of communism, Democrats have been attempting to exploit the veritable communist-generated global coronavirus pandemic to push for some of the most extreme policies seen in American history.

Case in point:

To be clear, all of the issues broached by Democrats — such as the desperate need for “respirators, ventilators, face masks, gloves, gowns and more” — are already being addressed by President Donald Trump’s administration via non-communist approaches.


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