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Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 02-20-2018 at 10:19:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Time to Rebrand the Democrat Party as Socialists
  • By Alex Markovsky
    Where do we drive the line between Liberalism and Socialism?

    Liberalism is an idealistic political philosophy born after the defeat of Napoleon, a philosophy of freedom, which epitomized individual liberty, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, and free elections.

    Socialism, on the other hand, is a political philosophy and economic system that promotes egalitarianism -- a theory of economic equality. Modern socialism originated in the eighteenth century as a working-class economic and political movement that opposed private property and criticized the effects of industrialization on society. It is usually defined as “common ownership of the means of production.”

    With the passage of time, liberalism evolved into a broader vision of an ideal society, a brilliant future that also included economic equality. After the American liberals crossed the threshold of economic equality, which is incompatible with individual liberty, there was no longer a principal difference between the two ideological vistas.

    Indeed, it was the point of no return; and like a fall that cannot be stopped halfway, it signified the evolution of the fruitful coexistence of liberalism and socialism in this country into an inevitable merger of the two ideologies.

    Winston Churchill insightfully described the divergence: “Socialism seeks to pull down the wealth; liberalism seeks to rise up poverty.”

    Therefore we shall not be confused by the ideological taxonomy.

    The implications of the de facto conversion of liberalism into socialism were profound; socialism acquired a pragmatic political cover that preserves its enduring appeal, found acceptance by the American Left, and was gradually incorporated into the policies of the Democratic Party. Henceforth, socialist principles, built on concepts originally advanced by liberals, became the guiding factors of the party’s economic and social programs.


    steveVa    Posted 02-20-2018 at 11:31:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Time to Rebrand the Democrat Party as Socialists
  • Bernie already proved that the true democrats are socilists.
    Its the Billery democrats that are just using the free give-a-ways as a way to get votes/voters. The Billery democrats will say anything to get votes. It does not seem to matter to their voters that they never do what they promise, or that their track record does not show any of what they promise. I would think that if we brand the democrats as socilists, we may just hand them another group of voters. Just sayen.

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