Many people seemed shocked at the news Bernie Sanders plopped down $600K for a new (third) home. Or maybe it was just shock at the 21st century Pied Piper for “Democratic Socialism” opting in for such a blatant display of hypocrisy.

But I doubt Bernie sees the purchase of a lakefront vacation home hypocritical.

You see, in every socialist system, the ruling class views itself differently than the hoi polloi. Leadership has its perks. With power comes privilege.

In the immortal words of George Orwell in Animal Farm, “All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.”