The current election is very strange. It’s got equal parts fear and excitement to it, but no one seems to be all that interested in who wins. While there is a lot of support for Bernie and Trump, beyond the closest supporters of any candidate, general citizens feel they’ve stumbled into a bit of a political miasma. This extends up the ladder even to the highest echelons of the country. Consider a recent interview with Thor Halvorssen, a prominent philanthropist and film producer based in Hollywood.
Thor started by stating socialism often breeds terrible human rights violations, and that the two were intertwined. He said that the one results in the other. His caveat was that socialistic practices not pushed by a dictatorial government could be successful, but in general what tends to happen is human rights violations. Later in the interview it was brought to light that Thor has lost family in the advances of dictatorial socialist regimes, so he doesn’t just speak theoretically, but from experience.
After saying all he had to say about socialism being a human rights violator, he went on to say he is funding Bernie Sanders’ campaign. The contribution he made was the largest one within the legal limits of the law during an election campaign. This stunning news makes more sense when one considers why Halvorssen did what he did. According to Thor, Hillary Clinton, whom he referred to as the democratic front-runner, is regularly given contributions by dictatorial regimes. In Thor’s eyes, Hillary is being manipulated by such forces, and should she attain the White House, that manipulation will continue. He said this was the same reason he couldn’t support Ted Cruz, as that candidate is likewise beholden to dictatorial funding.
Conservatives can agree with a vote against Hillary; but the socialistic leanings of Bernie Sanders are disturbing. Even in the interview between Thor and the reporter, the concept was discussed that most people who support Bernie don’t actually know what socialism means in a true sense. That isn’t the case with Thor Halvorssen, though: he’s just backing who he sees to be the lesser of two evils.