The left has a history of eating its own. That's why today's fascination with socialism by the millennials is so intriguing. Virtually all of the millennials who like socialism were born in the lap of luxury fed by a history of capitalism. Where has socialism ever produced any economic prosperity? The answer: no where.
The millennials in socialist countries are too busy combing garbage cans to find food to indulge in political speculation. The millennials should read "The Gulag Archipelago" for a little insight to what goes on in socialist countries, or perhaps "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" to see how working folks fare under socialism.
We can already see in America how well socialism performs. Look at government run health care. Try the VA hospital system. Try dealing with any government agency. Try getting a permit to do something from your local government.
Bureaucrats are the winners in socialism. Ordinary people are the losers, some might even say the prisoners.
Eventually, the socialists eat their won. Modern day Venezuela is the socialist end game. Or try the old Soviet model where real disposable income declined over the life of the Soviet Union and hundreds of millions were shot or starved by their socialist leaders.
Socialism is not pretty in practice and the world has had lots of practice: Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Chavez, Castro, and the list goes on and on. Which of those leaders would the millennials like to live under? Maybe Bernie can tell us.