What Is A Socialist?


5 Comments on “What Is A Socialist?”

  1. Mike says:

    And a Fascist is just a Socialist who’s just smart enough to Know he doesn’t Know everything.

  2. Democratic socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically—to meet public needs, not to make profits for a few. To achieve a more just society, many structures of our government and economy must be radically transformed through greater economic and social democracy so that ordinary Americans can participate in the many decisions that affect our lives.

    • The Butcher says:

      This word salad you produced reveals a tragically illiterate understanding of history. What is my “fair share” of the money you earned, with your labor? How about we all get to “vote” on how we get to spend your money? In such a system, you have no property rights. Because you have no property, we all collectively own the fruits of your labor, and collectively decide on how it should be allocated. Ultimately, it means the State, run by elites, seizes wealth of ordinary people (backed by the threat of violence) and allocates the means of survival, after serving itself. And then calls it “meeting public needs”.

      This is the most predictable path from abundance and liberty, to poverty and slavery in human history.

      Leninists, Stalinists, and Maoists have used words like “democratic socialism” to justify the torture and murder of over 100 million human beings in the 20th century. You can put lipstick on it, every generation (calling it “social justice”) and sell it to naive young people, but it doesn’t make it any less morbid.

      The founders the United States legal system carefully designed safeguards against the passionate, indulgent, self-destructive forces of majoritarian “democracy”, putting the most important hard-wired safeguards (the bill of rights) beyond the reach of voters. Thankfully, this is NOT a democracy. It’s a constitutional republic, one with democratic features, but one that protects individual rights (not ‘collective’ rights) and protects the rights of minorities from abuses by the majority.

      Enlightenment figures had a healthy distrust of democracy. For a good reason.

      Benjamin Franklin’s definition of Democracy: ‘When two foxes and a hen vote to decide what’s for dinner.’

      • Mike says:

        Amen, Butcher!
        They keep eating at the 19th century German Philosopher Buffet… then puking it back up while telling us how good it is. If they actually understood what they were saying they would be embarrassed and grabbing a towel to clean it up. Until then, I’ll just be embarrassed for them, as well as clean after them. As a note, the “passionate, indulgent, self-destructive forces…” are innate human characteristics. There is no getting rid of them. They are the same characteristics that make our poets, painters and musicians interesting, some circles would attribute ‘brilliance’. “Ah DUUUUDE that guitarist just pulled the craziest riff and gave the finger to Corporate Wage Slavers, then he gave my girlfriend Hep-C! F*#king Cool!” But they, and their vote, are the very reason the Founders of this country built the system of decentralized power combined with checks and balances. You don’t want your daughter marrying any of the aforementioned self-interested individuals anymore than you want one of them having the power to force you to do stuff. Mussolini was an artist.. they need to stick to art. It’s healthier for all of us. :Que Rainbow :Que Sting “The More You Know” :Que Choke shot of Smiling Miley Cyrus :Cut to black.

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