In his recent interview on Fox News, Thor Halvorssen, the president of the Human Rights Foundation, discussed his conflict with the current election in regards to appointing a socialist President.
Halvorssen has extensive knowledge on individuals abusing power in the name of good,evil, or greed, with most of his studies focused on corrupt dictatorships through out the world. His discussion begins by clarifying that in the hands of an authoritative government, such as the U.S, socialism can be no different from Communism or Marxism, as the temptation to abuse power is all to real. Halvorssen does however clarify that Bernie Sanders is still his choice for President come election time, even mentioning that he has contributed to his campaign.
The interview seems rather directed by the hostess’ questions, as she attempts to elicit a direct negative quote about Socialism from Mr.Thor Halvorssen. However, he remains focused on his key point of potential for abuse, rather than an actual problem with the style of government. His extensive knowledge of dictatorships is clearly at work here, as he follows up most questions with an answer referring to Hillary’s “contributions” from many of the most infamous human rights abuse countries around the world.
On the other end of the spectrum we’re presented with Donald Trump, who has many policies on the table that are greatly disliked by many in America. Discussing him is in fact so toxic to the interview and obvious, that the hostess herself holds up a hand saying no further mention is needed besides, “Republican Front runner”.
In all, he expresses concern with establishing a Socialist government in a system that is known for abuse already, but concedes that voting for any of the other candidates is detrimental to the health of the country.