Democratic Socialism Is Still Socialism

Submitted by: 5cats 4 months ago Misc

Stephen Crowder comes to Prager U to spread some knowledge to the masses. Just because a Socialist government is (or was at one time) democratically elected doesn't mean it isn't socialism any longer: it will fail and drag the entire nation down with it.

Gaza? Zimbabwe? West bank? Venezuela? Their governments were lawfully elected once. Then the iron hand of the socialist dictatorship held power until the entire nation fell to pieces.

As for other 'model socialist' nations? Being democratic doesn't make socialism work, you soon run out of 'other people's money' and collapse is inevitable. It can be put off for years, or the Free Market can be returned to some degree (like in China) but otherwise it is doomed. This video explains everything.

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Male 96
1) http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/3/29/1078852/-75-Ways-Socialism-Has-Improved-America 2) I love how the guy whose "job" is making videos on YT is telling us to "get a job.....a REAL job" !!! LMFAO 3) WTF is Prager University - a rebranding of Trump "University ???
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Male 440
Back in the olden days when I went to school I had a teacher explain socialism to us, he put 10-20 math problems on the chalk board and had the best student come up and solve them. Then he said it counted as a quiz and we would all get whatever score she got. She started solving them, and he said everyone else could go to recess and leave her to do the work. 30 happy kids, 1 pissed off kid. 15 minutes later we all talked about it, thought it was great, he said we could do it every day. The girl who did the work said to forget it, she would get them all wrong on purpose tomorrow. People don't grow up, the just get older.
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Male 2,401
I'm not a big fan of make work government projects. But again...just giving people money doesn't break the cycle. The root of poverty and violence is lack of self respect and self discipline. But work can really help change that. And that's one of the reasons I think minimum wage actually hurts the young and the poor. Say you own a bodega in the hood. You work hard all day and see young kids going the wrong way. An after school job might be all that's standing between a 14 year old kid in his formative years and an 18 year old who ends up a gang banger. But you can't put that kid to work 'cause he's not worth that 10 bucks yet. The minimum wage cuts the bottom rungs off of the employment ladder. So now a kid who could have gotten a tiny job and learned how to show up on time, say please and thank you, develop some pride that comes from doing for ones self...well that job was taken from him by those with good intentions but limited knowledge as to how the economy really works. It's complicated. I could go for government work/education projects...but a 15 dollar minimum wage or whatever is considered a living wage is difficult because it doesn't make economic sense. Poverty isn't supposed to be comfortable and if you make it so you'll get more of it.
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Male 7,960
Paying someone $15/ hr to be productive does make more sense than just giving them food / money / housing / healthcare. Not only do we get a service in return for our investment it builds responsibility and pride. The minimum wage problem is easy. Companies like Walmart and McDonalds can ABSOLUTELY afford to pay their employees $15/hr. Smaller business that can't, like your bodega, would have it set at $5 or $6 an hour and then the government would pay the rest as part of the works program. So now not only are you getting someone off welfare and working but you are helping a small business.
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Male 1,133
HolyGod You may remember form school a thing started by Roosevelt, call the New Deal, It was declared mostly unconstitutional, If I remember my history correctly because it compelled people to work and was not equal among other things, for what you describe you have to get rid of the liberals that oppose these types of work programs. As I remember the decisions said basically you can give them money you just cant make them work for it.
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Male 6,187
The New Deal was the best thing that happened to this country, there's no other President in history that was elected as much as FDR was. He was arguably one of the Greatest Presidents/Leaders of all time. The one thing we should learn from this, is the repealing of all of his acts by the Supreme court were due to narrow conservative interpretations of the Supreme court members. We need to learn from this and make sure we don't elect another Republican so we can get some Liberals on the Supreme court and enact "new deal" policies without fear of the supreme court going nuts.
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Male 1,542
Roosevelt that liberal whore bastard shill hes one of the reason we need to make america great again
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Male 2,401
Nothing wrong with social programs. As a collective it's our duty to help the truly needy. To help those who are worthy and making a concerted effort to help themselves, to be productive. But if you're one of those "sit on your ass and collect a check too proud to dig a hole or clean a toilet people" then NO. You just squeezed your fifth kid by as many daddies out your cooch then NO. Too many programs rewarding stupid behavior leading to generations of poor decisions leading to crime, destitution and despair. Money with no strings attached is not a blessing...it's a curse.
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Male 7,960
I agree with everything you just said. I'd like to see modern welfare almost completely eliminated and replaced with an expansive works program. No more free housing, food, money, or healthcare for any but the most severely disabled. However, there is a job available to EVERY American willing to work and earn healthcare, childcare, education, and a livable wage. Paint over graffiti. Pick up trash. Help with infrastructure. Etc. Pair it with continuing education / tradecraft to transition to the private sector.
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Male 6,187
Hear hear love that comment HOlyGod and I agree with DromEd........
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Male 5,620
I would think that anyone, regardless of party, would agree with that. Unless you prefer, like some, to get a disability then work 8-10+ hours on the internet lambasting those who get something else for free.
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Male 256
<sigh> Yet another claim that any element of socialism is wrong.   Please don't pretend you're stupid enough to believe that any modern functional government can operate with 0% socialist elements.  No one believes that at 100% (communism)  works either.
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Male 37,042
Stephen Crowder does an excellent job of being both thorough and brief! A rare combination, eh? Talking kind of fast helps I guess... Despite socialism and communism failing in every nation that embraced it? The current crop of Democrats are still pushing the hard-socialist line. Big Government Knows Best! The nanny state will care for you from cradle to grave! Just give all your belongings to the Party and it will result in Utopia! :-/
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Male 192
There is a fundamental difference between democratic socialism and a social democracy. That's basic Christianity, at least if my reading of Jesus' teaching is anything to go by; Good Samaritan, Sermon on the Mount, 'render unto Caesar' and all that stuff? Even the Roman Empire gave out free bread FFS. This was a masterclass in intellectual incoherence, but I can see how it would appeal to a certain type of mindset.
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Male 7,960
Says the guy that lives off of socialism.....
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Male 1,542
STALKER BRIGADE #emails #msm #benghazi
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Male 5,641
Democratic Socialism. Hmm. Would that be the Dezi party?
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Male 2,401
It's OK to be greedy if you haven't made something of yourself but it's not OK if you have.
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