Nothing Social about Democratic Socialism
The rise of platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and other online social networks have given new meaning to the term “Social” and thus new life to Socialism in America.
For years Communist and Socialist ideologies have led to the failed regimes around the world in places like Cambodia, China, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), Russia, Venezuela and Vietnam. Pick any one and you see the same results, people without dignity, food, and hope of a better future.
There are very few documentaries from inside these societies to show the outside world what is really happening to everyday people stuck in a virtual vortex of despair and hopelessness. What we see are mostly state approved video snapshots showing happy, healthy and educated masses in an attempt by the authoritarian dictators to maintain power and control over their citizens.
In recent years American politics have produced home grown Democratic Socialists like Senator Bernie Sanders and more recently Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the champion of the Green New Deal.
What exactly is Democratic Socialism in American Politics?
- Democratic Socialism is a political movement advocating a gradual and peaceful transition from capitalism to socialism by democratic means.
- A Democratic welfare state that incorporates both capitalist and socialist practices.
Since 1830 Socialism has acquired several different meanings. It refers to a system of social organization in which private property and the distribution of income are subject to social control, but the concept of that control has varied, and the term has been interpreted in widely diverging ways, ranging from statist to libertarian, from Marxist to liberal. In the modern era, “pure” socialism has been seen only rarely and usually briefly in a few Communist regimes. Far more common are systems of social democracy, now often referred to as democratic socialism, in which extensive state regulation, with limited state ownership, has been employed by democratically elected governments (as in Sweden and Denmark) in the belief that it produces a fair distribution of income without impairing economic growth.
Recent Examples on the Web
According to the left’s own sources, democratic socialism will cost $42.5 trillion in its first decade. — Brian Riedl, Vox, “America might be ready for democratic socialism. It’s not ready for the bill.,” 7 Aug. 2018
His support for democratic socialism, Medicare for all, and other progressive polices helped set the stage for a major shift within the Democratic Party. — Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, “Bernie Sanders Believes the 2018 Midterms Are a Chance for Young Voters to “Transform America”,” 2 Nov. 2018
The very idea of Democratic Socialism or any variation of Socialism or Communism runs against the very core of the American form of government. The United States of America was founded over 240 years ago as a Constitutional-Republic and is unlike any other government in the world.
The Rule of Law is based on the Constitution of the United States which was drafted by the Founding Fathers in accordance to biblical principles. The idea is a land where people are free to worship God, work hard and raise a family in safety while living the American Dream.
Today liberals equate socialism with social media. Where Facebook is a social networking platform where anything goes has been the norm until the recent political correctness craze, the train of thought equates to Facebook = Social Media therefore Socialism = Coolness. Let us run the country that way.
Look at the ridiculousness of some of the liberal lefts proposed social “policies” like a fart tax on farm animals; male urination into plastic containers that must be “cured” by the sun, then used as potable water for coffee, cooking and other uses. What’s next urine for brushing and rinsing to obtain fresh breath? The proposed ban on air travel would make it extremely hard for international travel unless we revert back to sailing vessels. What about guaranteed income for those unwilling to work? How would that work if all companies, corporations and private industry ceased to work? Turning unemployment offices into employment offices and stacking jobs for future use? Those are just a few bad ideas that have been expressed by the New Green Deal proposed by the liberal’s newest sensation Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
I don’t know about you, but I will not stand by and let this common senseless nonsense turn the country that I love into the United States of Nonsense. I will never forget the oath to defend the Constitution of the United States against ALL ENEMIES both foreign and domestic. – I am the Real Truckmaster!