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Someone once said, “You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig”. The same can be said of Socialism. You can call it “Democratic Socialism”, but it is still “Socialism” no matter how hard you try to dress it up. Socialism has been tried for many years in many different countries and each time, it has failed, miserably. There's a reason why poor, oppressed people want to emigrate to capitalist countries. You don't see people fleeing the United States in search of a better life in Cuba or Venezuela, do you?
In Socialism, the government plays a significant role in determining how its people live and work. The concept of individual liberty is shunted aside and in its place is government control. Capitalist countries have produced the most prosperous economies and highest standards of living, throughout our world's history. Socialism, which promotes equal outcomes for all people, just doesn't work as the incentive to succeed is lacking, suppressed by the heavy hand of a big, oppressive government. Uniformity of outcome is almost an impossibility to achieve. Some people, depending on their desire to succeed will achieve, while others will not measure up. Yes, in capitalism, we will have rich people, and yes, we will have poor people. In a capitalist country, if a person has the desire and the will to take a chance, he/she has the opportunity to be successful and be financially secure. This is not possible in a Socialist system, unless you are part of the government hierarchy, a/k/a the ruling class elites. Examples today are the former Soviet Union and China.
Look what has happened to Venezuela, a country that was once the most prosperous country in South America. After the Marxist/Socialist dictators of Chavez and Maduro took over, it has now become an “economic basket case” besides being a repressive society that has caused its citizens to flee the country in droves. In Venezuela, the rich elites got richer and the poor have gotten poorer, just the opposite of what the promoters of Socialism have been trying to shove down our throats. As the old saying goes, “You can't polish horse manure”.
Today, we have the Democrat Party actively pushing “Democratic Socialism” with avowed socialist Bernie Sanders and newly minted members of the Squad (Cortez, Omar, Tlaib, and Pressley), pulling the strings behind a weak, puppet President Joe Biden, as he goes about signing one “executive order” after another with their encouragement. The Democrats realize that the terms “liberal and socialist” have its negative drawbacks, so that's why they try to hide behind the term “Progressive”. It's all “smoke and mirrors” as people sworn to the destruction of the United States. Leftist billionaires are trying to use their wealth to undermine our society. Good examples are billionaires George Soros, Tom Steyer, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, etc. using their vast wealth, which they made via a capitalist system, are now trying to elect “Progressive” local politicians (district attorney's and mayor's) as they work their way up the political chain.
Remember, any government that is capable of giving you everything you need, is also powerful enough to take everything you have. Citizens, beware of the “snake oil” being pushed by the charlatan politicians promising the naive populace something for nothing and claiming that it is “Democratic Socialism” a misnomer if there ever was one. There's no such thing as a free lunch and there is no such thing as "Democratic Socialism."
Conservative Commentary by Chuck Lehmann
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