Kamala Harris Calls for “Equality of Outcome” in Ad Mocked as Pitch for Communism
Kamala Harris blows right past socialism and shows Americans the soft side of communism in a new campaign ad.
As the ad opens, we hear the sounds of a gently babbling brook and chirping birds. Soothing spa music plays quietly in the background.
Droppin’ her g’s and speaking in a sunny, folksy voice, Harris tells Americans, “So, there’s a big difference between equality and equity.”
“Equality suggests, ‘Oh, everyone should get the same amount.’ The problem with that,” she explains, “[is] not everybody’s startin’ out from the same place.”
“So, if we’re all gettin’ the same amount, but you started out back there and I started out over here, we could get the same amount, but you’re still gonna be that far back behind me.”
Two ropes materialize on the mountain, extending from the summit down to ground level.
A white man walks up, picks up one of the waiting ropes and scrambles up to the top.
In the meantime, a man of color, located on a low part of the terrain, tries to grab the remaining rope, but it is out of his reach. He is frustrated.
Harris’ tone becomes more serious and she continues. “It’s about giving people the resources and the support they need, so that everyone can be on equal footing and then compete on equal footing.
Miraculously, the man of color receives the resources and the support he needs from the Biden/Harris administration. Suddenly the terrain rises up beneath his feet and lifts him up to ground level where he is easily able to grasp the rope. He quickly joins the white man on the summit. They have each received the amount of help they needed. Elevated by their government, they stand side by side staring off into their bright futures. The sunny day turns into a starlit night.
“Equitable treatment means we all end up at the same place,” Harris concludes.
Isn’t that beautiful?
There’s a big difference between equality and equity. pic.twitter.com/n3XfQyjLNe
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 1, 2020
Forget hard work. Never mind asking the man of color to use his brain to find a way to get up to ground level, or asking both men to learn essential mountaineering skills or to gather the required equipment. All of that is taken care of for them in this utopian vision of what life would be like if Biden and Harris were in charge.
What Harris leaves out of her idealistic portrait of how great life could be is that, everywhere it has been tried, communism has led to death and misery.
“Equitable treatment means we all end up in the same place.” That’s equality of *outcomes* enforced by the government. They used to call that communism.
— Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) November 1, 2020
Two days before the election, Kamala Harris tweets a video that endorses everyone ending up at the same place (equality of outcome), which is the goal of communism.
Donald Trump couldn't have written a better video for Harris to tweet out to moderates with under 48 hours to go. https://t.co/J3qDMBy3ET
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) November 2, 2020
So she's openly making the argument that inequality of outcome is in and of itself inequity. Which is called communism. https://t.co/IJ5OKJwpOw
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) November 2, 2020
In the clip below recorded in the 1970s, a very young Phil Donahue asks Nobel prize winning economist Milton Friedman if he’s ever had a moment of doubt about capitalism?
Friedman’s response says all that needs to be said.