If you look up the word Socialism, you get the following definition from Webster’s:
“A way of organizing a society in which major industries are owned and controlled by the government rather than by individual people and companies”
If you look up Democratic Socialism, Webster’s has nothing. You must go to Wikipedia or some other non-scholarly source to find out what it is. Or, you can do what millions of people do all the time, you can get the definition from Bill O’Reilly:
“You can see that Democratic socialism where citizens still vote but are mostly told what to do by guys like Bernie Sanders is a system of subservience to a big central government. There is little power to the people.
Now the majority of those supporting senator Sanders have no blanking idea what he actually wants. They are hypnotized by the prospect of free stuff, education, healthcare, because, of course, they deserve that, why? Because the system is rigged by billionaires. So why shouldn’t Bernie provide for me and take from the greedy rich folk who have made their money by exploiting the peasants?
That’s right out of the Fidel-Che handbook. But again Talking Points submits many of those voting for the Bernmeister have no idea who Che was or who Karl Marx was or even who Fidel is.”
And that ain’t nothin’ folks.
Webster’s defines Communism as:
A way of organizing a society in which the government owns the things that are used to make and transport products (such as land, oil, factories, ships, etc.) and there is no privately owned property. How different is that from Socialism?
Now, folks, I’m not advocating that Bernie Sanders is a Communist. What I’m saying is that, as hard as it was to get someone named Barack Hussein Obama elected because of the assumption that he is Muslim and not a citizen, both of which were untrue, CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT THE REPUB ATTACK MACHINE WILL DO TO SOMEONE WHO SELF-DESCRIBES USING THE WORD SOCIALIST IN THE DESCRIPTION? He actually admits it!
Many of you who like Bernie fail to realize that he has not yet been attacked by the Repubs because they are too busy fighting with each other. Once the get themselves a nominee, the anti-Communist rhetoric will come out in spades, with examples of failed Socialist states like Venezuela and Cuba, not to mention the similarities between Socialism and Communism. There will be ads with pictures of bread lines in Moscow, starving farmers in China and soldiers marching in North Korea.
Folks, I like Bernie’s ideas as well as anyone. I’m a lefty through and through, but we live in the real world, not the world of a Repub Congress going along with free college and health care for everyone with taxes going up on the rich. It can’t happen with a Repub Congress, and it can barely happen with a Democratic one. Bernie’s ideas may come to fruition one day, but today is not the day.
The Repubs don’t even want to vote on a replacement for Scalia for fear that Obama will appoint another Liberal! And these same people are going to give Bernie free college and health care?
Hillary may not be your first choice, but she is the best and most logical choice in these times.