Deciding on a candidate to vote for or provide funding for is something millions of Americans across the nation are looking to do during the upcoming Presidential elections and often look to cable news channels for some advice. Human rights activist Thor Halvorssen has recently looked to provide his own views and experiences of how socialism in its many forms can affect a nation in light of the rising support seen for Democrat candidate Bernie Sanders.
Halviorssen appeared on Fox Business show “The Intelligence Report” to provide his first hand knowledge of socialism and the rise of Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders in an interview with host Trish Regan. The rise in support seen for the Sanders campaign has caused concern in some quarters and led Trish Regan to state she does not believe the supporters of the Independent Senator really understand what socialism is. In response, Thor Halvorssen revealed the true definition of socialism and went on to explain the differences that can be seen between the different uses of socialism as a political ideology.
Thor Halvorssen has seen socialism in action across a number of different countries, including his native Venezuela and many northern European nations. Halvorssen is the founder of the Oslo Freedom Forum and explained to Trish Regan his belief that some socialist policies can benefit the people of a nation when they form some aspects of a more mainstream political landscape. Halvorssen believes problems can occur for a nation when socialism becomes the dominant ideology and is not merged with other political ideologies; in his home nation of Venezuela Thor Halvorssen has seen socialism used as a mask for political leaders looking to benefit themselves instead of the people of his nation. Despite his criticism of some aspects of socialism Halvorssen revealed to a shocked Trish Regan that he still supported Sanders bid for the Presidency because of problems he sees with other candidates for the U.S. Presidency.