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Understanding Democratic Socialism (bizarre 5 minute propaganda piece)
youtube.com ^ | May 15, 2019 | acttv

Posted on 05/19/2019 4:57:43 PM PDT by ransomnote

Video at link. Here's the text shown below the video on Youtube to help introduce the video.

"The word "socialism" is loaded with incorrect meanings. Here's a look at the root definition of words like capitalism, communism, and social democracy, and how democratic socialism fits in. "

This bizarre redefinition of reality attempts to "correct" those who think they know what socialism is (if they think it's bad) and to show how good it is.

Around the one minute mark in the video, one minute mark - we're shown the continuum between capitalism and communism on opposite ends of the scale, and the video goes on to claim socialism lies in between those extremes, and "Democratic Socialism" lies in between traditional socialism and capitalism, and then how AOC and Bernie Sander's proposals (Medicare for all and Free College) lie right next to capitalism (the video drags the red balloons over to fit between "Democratic Socialism" and Capitalism. In this way, they try to prove that "Democratic Socialism" is MUCH better and therefore cannot be compared with any other actual socialist country.

 

 


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: communismkills; democraticsocialism; fakenews; propaganda; socialism; viralvideo; youtube

1 posted on 05/19/2019 4:57:43 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote
FASCISM - The government orders you to give the fruits of your labor to others. If you refuse the government arrests you.

COMMUNISM- The government takes the fruits of your labor and gives it to others. If you refuse the government arrests you.

SOCIALISM- The government politely takes the fruits of your labor and gives it to others. If you refuse the government arrests you.

DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM - The government, at the request of 51% of voters, politely takes the fruits of your labor and gives it to others. If you refuse the government arrests you.

2 posted on 05/19/2019 5:02:21 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Capitalism produces EVERYTHING Socialists/Communists/Democratic-Socialists wish to "redistribute.")
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To: ransomnote
Dem-socialists? I believe they are some of the pols in Switzerland that urged Swiss folks to vote YES! to let Brussels tell them how to restrict private weapons. And it passed. Dumbasses. 🙄
3 posted on 05/19/2019 5:04:46 PM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: ransomnote

Democratic Socialists do not believe in using force . . .

Well, that is unless, of course, you say or think something that is deemed unacceptable by their special PC police.


4 posted on 05/19/2019 5:06:06 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx D)
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To: ransomnote
"...The word "socialism" is loaded with incorrect meanings..."

Of...course it is. We can't have that.

And to Leftists to whom words mean everything and reality and history mean nothing, that is a very serious problem they must combat.

God forbid "Socialism" (And ESPECIALLY "Democratic Socialism") get dragged down by "incorrect meanings".

THIS video is for THOSE people:
Bill Whittle: "Socialism is For Suckers-Venezuela"

God forbid "Socialism" (And ESPECIALLY "Democratic Socialism") get dragged down by "incorrect meanings".

5 posted on 05/19/2019 5:08:41 PM PDT by rlmorel ("And she woulda made it, too...if she hadn't been wearing her Lucky Ham." RIP Tim Conway)
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Some of us understand it all too well.

That is why we are strongly against it.

They have great propaganda and horrible reality.


6 posted on 05/19/2019 5:27:46 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: ransomnote
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7 posted on 05/19/2019 5:53:27 PM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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To: ransomnote

The narrator has a slight Russian accent.


8 posted on 05/19/2019 5:55:00 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: ransomnote

Democrat socialism: the illusion that socialism will turn out just swell if implemented correctly, even though it never worked before, and the Democtats know how to make it work.


9 posted on 05/19/2019 6:41:53 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie ("The media is the enemy of the American people." Democrat Pat Caddell)
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Socialists never discuss productivity. They never consider the incentive to work, that great rewards promote great progress. And they never comprehend that one person can literally be 1000x more productive than another.

Socialists think wealth is fixed and durable, merely needs “fair redistribution”. They don’t comprehend that wealth can be created & destroyed, it’s fragile.


10 posted on 05/19/2019 6:48:32 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (The Red Queen wasn't kidding.)
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To: ransomnote
and the video goes on to claim socialism lies in between those extremes, and "Democratic Socialism" lies in between traditional socialism and capitalism

Every single "example" touted as an improvement for the United States is requiring socialism on a national scale.

The kiddies in "colleges" have no clue what socialism on a national scale can lead to.

I was lucky enough to have seen a tiny but quite real bit of it with my own eyes.

In 1974 I was working at TI and there was a lady there that was very outspoken on most all news subjects.

One day she pulled up her sleeve, sure enough there was a crude 6 digit number between her elbow and wrist.

I can still remember it clearly to this day.

Socialism on a national scale can be a very real thing here and it will not have anything to do with free college or medical care.

It will be the root cause of a very real war.

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11 posted on 05/19/2019 6:57:32 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: ransomnote

Stalinists lie. Always


12 posted on 05/19/2019 7:57:13 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

L8r


13 posted on 05/19/2019 11:38:41 PM PDT by preacher ( Journalism no longer reports news, they use news to shape our society.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

National Socialism= The government takes 3/4 of the fruits of your labor and allows to to survive on 1/4. If you protest they kill you. If you’re Jewish or mentally or physically handicapped, they kill you as well.


14 posted on 05/20/2019 1:23:19 AM PDT by jmacusa ("The more numerous the laws the more corrupt the government''.)
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15 posted on 05/20/2019 1:36:44 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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