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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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  •  As a socialist, I have to agree (sort of). (0+ / 0-)

    I disagree with the messenger and his negative portrayal of the terms, but he is essentially correct, and his negative portrayal is false.

    Socialism is democracy extended to the productive sphere. To oppose this is to tell the people that there is this one sphere of their lives, a rather important sphere where they spend most of their time, in which they may not be permitted to have a voice in decisions that impact them mightily.

    He is wrong to equate democracy in any small degree with socialism (if you vote with your friends on what movie to see, you haven't ushered in socialism); but his implication that democracy in the fullest degree leads quite naturally to socialism is not wrong, and it is not bad.

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