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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Democratic Socialism Explained

For John, BLUFMy problem is knowing which ones are real DSA folks from Progressives versus the ones who just spout the party line to some degree.  If both could lead us to the same end, that would be bad.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

Here is the sub-headline:

It’s not just New Deal liberalism.

From Vox, by Ms Meagan Day, 1 August 2018.

Here is an early paragraph, whe the author explains who she is and what her goals are:

I’m a staff writer at the socialist magazine Jacobin and a member of DSA, and here’s the truth:  In the long run, democratic socialists want to end capitalism.  And we want to do that by pursuing a reform agenda today in an effort to revive a politics focused on class hierarchy and inequality in the United States.  The eventual goal is to transform the world to promote everyone’s needs rather than to produce massive profits for a small handful of citizens.
Further down she doubles down:
Many observers see groups like DSA pushing for policies like Medicare-for-all and decide that we must actually be something like New Deal liberals who are simply confused about the meaning of socialism.  That’s not true.  Our goal is not to rein in the excesses of capitalism for a few decades at a time — we want to end our society’s subservience to the market.
Be careful how you choose on Tuesday.  The abolition of Capitalism will likely return us to feudalism.  Remember, Capitalism has just now got us to the point that half the global population is above the poverty line.  It would not be good to reverse that process.

Remember, Mr Adolf Hitler was a Socialist—National Socialism (German:  Nationalsozialismus).

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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