Slithering Sanders foisted Venezuela as a role model, until the consequences of their actions became too apparent.
Venezuela is a mirror for those who want more power centralized, but they would have to look up from their devices long enough to see what is really happening in the world to entertain such thoughts. And those who do truly fight for freedom, not for power over the people but of the people? They are killed...in Venezuela. In America? It's up for debate.
Socialism is only entertained by the blissfully ignorant and the power hungry who see opportunity, for who else covets such evil.