I like her. I don't agree with everything she says, but she shares a lot of refreshing perspectives on things.
Certainly you’re not dumb enough to believe North Korea is a democratic republic, just because it’s in the name, right?Feb 114
- @trumpwins Always with the dramatics.
You are trying to set a false narrative as fact. Your position assumes a capital S socialism is the same for any system that calls itself socialism. It is not. The name is more evident of the image the Nazi party wanted to convey rather than the actual policies used. This complicated moniker has confused many people, but put simply: a extreme right wing ideology appropriated and paid lip service to a left wing term.
Modern conservative pundits take advantage of this association fallacy to confuse and project onto the progressive party to galvanize their own.
It's classic poltical sophistry. There are things that can be crictized concerning progressive policies/politics, but this idea that progressives are fascists playing lip service to socialism is entirely ahistorical, and arguably naive.
- @trumpwins, please give us your idea on why Hitler was like American socialists. I've been wondering for a while why this keeps getting repeated in conservative circles. As people post up above, Hitler actively try to subvert communists, socialists, unions, gay people, Jews, and liberals. He happened to use that name in his party but his actual practices were not the same as socialists.Feb 113
- @heavenish that likely won't happen, partially becuase the tone of this thread is standoffish (as it always becomes). For a slightly comprehensive answer I encourage anyone to check out this article, which has sources. https://www.snopes.com/news/2017/09/05/were-nazis-socialists/
Edit: extra source in case snopes is considered liberal propaganda: https://www.differencebetween.com/difference-between-nazism-and-vs-socialism/
- Let’s review:
-Social justice: “Because it seems inseparable from the social idea and we do not believe that there could ever exist a state with lasting inner health if it is not built on internal social justice, and so we have joined forces with this knowledge.”
-Open antisemitism from democratic socialist flagbearers like AOC, Ilhan Omar, Linda Sarsour, and Rashida Tlaib is now common
-Anti capitalist attitudes and disdain for the wealthy elite as parasitic unless they are in lockstep with national interests in a state-directed economy
-Policing of speech by social media companies and the stealing of liberty through this “Green New Deal”: "every activity and every need of every individual will be regulated by the collectivity represented by the party"
Democratic socialists are oblivious of the fact they’re becoming echoes of past totalitarians
- Yawn, the black middle class chastising the black working class and poor... how brave of her to pick up where Bill Cosby left off.