|Thor Halvorssen was interviewed by Fox News to discuss what his opinion was on Bernie Sanders’ stance on the desire for a Socialist country. Surprisingly enough the interviewer was taken back a bit by some of the moves and facts he presented to her which made for an interesting short but impact-filled interview. First, the interviewer asked Halvorssen to explain what the definition was of socialism. She asked this rather obvious question because in her opinion, those that were for Sanders know not what socialism actually is. To which Halvorssen retorted that it is a matter of perspective that one takes when looking forming as opinion on socialism and its effects on a country.
Halvorssen went further to say that there are many countries such as Sweden and Denmark to name just a few, that can have a democracy and still institute socialist policies. But, the difference is, you have to understand how it will work for the benefit of the people at large.
He then used Venezuela as an example under the rein of Chavez. It turns out that his father was a political prisoner under Chavez and his mother, shot by the regime of this dictator. His brother is now, still in prison in fact. Once you or any family is on a blacklist to these governments the torture does not stop until the dictator is out of power–and even then, no guarantee.
Thor Halvorssen then continued with another bold statement for which he seemed proud. He admitted that he contributed to Sanders’ campaign generously with–he stated “The largest sum allowable by law”. The interviewer was taken back and exclaimed with emotion “Why?!”Without hesitation he made it clear in so many words that he would much rather have someone with a higher degree of transparency than the front runner for the democrats–not mentioning Hillary’s name.
His concern stems from the millions of dollars taken by her from countries that do not mirror American values. These countries “execute people for being gay” and other atrocities against the freedoms we enjoy her which was the major sentiment used by Halvorssen. Follow Halvorssen on Twitter to keep up with news and other updates.