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View Diary: Dr. Greg Brannon says democracy is 'socialism,' possibly because he is really, really dumb (237 comments)

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  •  what is socialism? (0+ / 0-)

    The doctor is right:   socialism is the expansion of democracy into the economic sphere.

    The idiots are those who insist that capitalism and democracy can work together.  Capitalism creates inequality, whcih destroys democracy.

    Socialism creates equality and so is fundamentally aligned with democracy, which is based on the concept of equality and consent of the governed.

    It's tragic that only lunatic right wingers see the connection, for all the wrong reasons.

    The US, with a high degree of inequality is not a democracy but a plutocracy, which quickly becomes a kleptocracy.

    Only democracy can change this bitter fact.  Only socialism can create the basic equality on which democracy is founded.

    I do NOT mean state capitalism, state socialism, or a command economy. I mean real socialism: the workers own and control the means of production.

    All attempt to create such a society have been quickly destroyed because nothing is more dangerous than a successful alternative.

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