Democratic Socialism Is the Scenic Route to Serfdom

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A must-read, IMO.

Tell that to the Norwegians. :)



Socialism is a scare word they have hurled at every advance the people have made in the last 20 years. Socialism is what they called public power. Socialism is what they called social security. Socialism is what they called farm price supports. Socialism is what they called bank deposit insurance. Socialism is what they called the growth of free and independent labor organizations. Socialism is their name for almost anything that helps all the people. -- Harry S. Truman.
 
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Tell that to the Norwegians. :)



Socialism is a scare word they have hurled at every advance the people have made in the last 20 years. Socialism is what they called public power. Socialism is what they called social security. Socialism is what they called farm price supports. Socialism is what they called bank deposit insurance. Socialism is what they called the growth of free and independent labor organizations. Socialism is their name for almost anything that helps all the people. -- Harry S. Truman.
Harry lacked the full historical perspective we have in 2019. Given socialism's 20th century's track record, it's a "scare word" for good reason.
 
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Harry lacked the full historical perspective we have in 2019. Given socialism's 20th century's track record, it's a "scare word" for good reason.
Actually, a majority of younger Americans favor socialism.
Since all the best things the government does, are "socialist" according to the RWA (Right Wing Assholes).
So we're on our way to more Socialism, because it makes sense, and people like it.
 
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Harry lacked the full historical perspective we have in 2019. Given socialism's 20th century's track record, it's a "scare word" for good reason.
Truman understood the difference between democracy and communism. Take my word for it on this one.
 
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Actually, a majority of younger Americans favor socialism.
Since all the best things the government does, are "socialist" according to the RWA (Right Wing Assholes).
So we're on our way to more Socialism, because it makes sense, and people like it.
I'm convinced (thoroughly) that most people have no idea what Socialism is. IF THEY did, they wouldn't run around screaming "THE SKY IS FALLING"!
Whose version of "socialism" are we going with today? It's like the soup of the day.

The Webster version has been posted on DTT a hundred times or more and yet........the Right and all their little friends continue to prattle on and on about the nightmare THEY call socialism. Many MANY MANY countries (including ours) have a combination of governing their nations---ALL OF WHICH employ social programs--government-run programs. WE've listed those programs ad nauseum.
We've described the Scandinavian countries--their successes and failures, but NO. NOPE--hands covering the eyes so we most certainly can't even READ such horrific nonsense. We'll be blinded--somehow.
So here come the Millens and Gen Zs and VOILA! Our country will change because THEY will be in charge.
I'm looking forward to the future.
 
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Harry lacked the full historical perspective we have in 2019. Given socialism's 20th century's track record, it's a "scare word" for good reason.
Considering the article was written in July of 2018 I would say the 20th. Century was what they were talking about. Not sure where your fantasy world came up with "Harry".
 
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Harry lacked the full historical perspective we have in 2019. Given socialism's 20th century's track record, it's a "scare word" for good reason.
Socialism is worker ownership and control of production as a national system. Hence socialism has never existed. You are using the word to scare people away from anything that is a public benefit, because you want to see all benefits directed to the richest of the rich. How bad is that ?!!!!