Socialism is defined as “a way of organizing a society in which major industries are owned and controlled by the government rather than by individual people and companies,” and democratic socialism is a form of government in which state regulation (without state ownership) would ensure economic growth and a fair distribution of income.
One of Ocasio-Cortez’s signature issues is her advocacy for universal health care. Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and the VA are all programs currently in place that resemble socialist policy, but socialism has been a hot-button word in American politics since the 1930s when it was often conflated with communism.
It is also a word that is perhaps the most misunderstood and used word in American English. The reason would be of course, when Marx and Engel’s began using it to establish governments behind it. Yet, although they are by far the worst in adding various supplements to this word, because of the USA’s mainstream media portending to know and how socialism is used – politically – and furthermore, putting it in dire contrast to capitalism now we have a debate.
When I first heard of this Ocasio-Cortez signature issues on election evening, my immediate thought was “oh no! An illegal immigrant just got Naturalized and oh no! Ladies and gentlemen, this is going to become the latest and newest rubbish out of the millennial mouth. Anything for change, yet last night I heard on a news program that the Millennial generation happens to be the least traveled generation in history.
The ugliest concept behind any one of these socialist government folks gaining power is, of course, there goes America as we once knew it.
The top paragraph is a line for line from Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary site. It is just one of those “trending” words and the article that goes with it about MS Ocasio-Cortez’s victory in the November midterm elections.
Please the definition as given above is very superficial: “a way of organizing a society in which major industries are owned and controlled by the government rather than by individual people and companies,” and democratic socialism is a form of government in which state regulation owns them.
Before this gets out of hand and just a little too Mr. Moonbeam (Jerry Brown) of the state of California for me, let’s just take a look at some of the precepts of socialism. All major industries like airlines, paper goods, Microsoft, Google, Home Depot, and the rest of the Dow Jones Industrial companies are owned by the government! Please tell me which, here in the U.S. industries are doing well that the government owns?
Keep trying. Have you ever thought about who controls profits? How about who takes care of the weathered planes? If you want more corruption than we already have just become socialist.
Australia and England and the Scandinavian nations use a form of democratic socialism with their societal making. However, it is so much different than from what Marx was trying to settle up too. In fact, most historians allege that the last things Marx stated at death was to Engels which was, “Tell them it will never work.”
There you go, take it from a man more closely related to socialism than any other – and consider what he said.