News

Sanders Field Organizer: U.S. Prison System ‘Far Worse’ Than Soviet-Run Gulags

In Part 2 of Project Veritas’ expose on the Bernie Sanders Campaign, Sanders field organizer Kyle Jurek expounds more on his admiration of Soviet-style Gulags, and argues that the prisons in the United States are “far worse.”

In the first video, released on Tuesday, Jurek is heard assuring the Veritas journalists that the Gulags were not actually as bad as people make them out to be.

“Actually, the Gulags were a lot better than the like the CIA has told us,” Jurek said. “Like people were actually paid a living wage in the Gulags, they had conjugal visits in the Gulags. Gulags were actually meant for reeducation,” he explained.

Earlier today, the Iowa state director for the Bernie Sanders campaign put out a statement dismissing the bombshell video as “political gossip.”

In the new video, Jurek further praises the Gulag system, saying it was necessary because it removed “insidious” people from the state.

“Like you guys are all causing problems, you’re like, working against the revolution. We’re just going to remove you and put you in Siberia where you can learn the f*cking value of like being a comrade,” he explained.

Jurek, who identifies as an anarcho-Communist, argued that American prisons are “far worse” than the gulags ever were.

“Like people get raped. People work like 12 hours. People have to go fight fires in California for a dollar,” he said.

[In truth, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation runs a volunteer firefighting program in which inmates are paid $2 a day, and $1 an hour when fighting an active fire. They also earn time off their sentences.]

“That’s f*cked up, that’s super f*cked up,” Jurek added. “The Soviet Union didn’t do that shit.”

[In reality, there is no comparison to be made between the penal system in the United States and the Gulag system in the Soviet Union, as The Gulag Archipelago by Russian writer and historian Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, and other historical works make absolutely clear. For instance, according to official records and Solzhenitsyn’s account, between 12,000 and 240,000 laborers died during the construction of just one project, the White Sea-Baltic Canal, seen above].

Jurek told the Veritas journalist that although he doesn’t think Sanders would openly support gulags for political opponents, he himself was all for them.

“I feel as though there needs to be reeducation for a significant portion of out society.” Jurek pointed out that a gulag system for dissidents would be better than “putting them against the wall.” But he wasn’t necessarily against that either.

“If people are going to fight back against the revolution,” they need to be “eliminated,” he said.

“You can actively give them a choice. Like hey, you can join the revolution … but if you’re going to take up arms against the revolution, then you should expect a violent response,” he said.

Jurek went on to pontificate in a paranoid-delusional manner, arguing that some things are “more important than the rule of law in the United States,” because leftists are at “a point in history” where they are “fighting for the survival of the entire human race.”

“There are probably no other points in human history … where the stakes were as high as they are right now,” he added. “We are at the end of the road.”

He told the Veritas journalist that there were at least four other individuals in his campaign office that are to the left of Democratic Socialists.

“There are a lot of ‘me’s’ in the Bernie campaign,” he said.

Jurek, in fact, claimed that there were probably numerous antifa members embedded in the Sanders campaign.

“There are some here. A lot of them are probably on the Bernie campaign,” he said.

Jurek told Project Veritas that he believes Sanders is a “legit Socialist” masquerading as a watered down Dem Socialist.

The video below features nightmarish pictures from the book “Drawings from the GULAG” by Danzig Baldaev, a retired Soviet prison guard.

Depictions of the Soviet genocide.

Baldaev’s work as a prison guard allowed him to travel across the former USSR where he witnessed scenes of everyday life in the Gulag first-hand, chronicling this previously closed world from both sides of the wire. The drawings, made during the Communist period, form a devastating document, a haunting echo of the works of Varlam Shalamov and Alexandr Solzhenitsyn.

Content warning: Some of the images are graphic and highly disturbing.

O’Keefe hinted Wednesday that additional videos from other states would be released exposing other Sanders campaign workers in the near future.