Calling your self one thing when you are really another does not change what you are. Elizabeth Warren is Caucasian despite claiming to be Native America. Rachel Dolezal is Caucasian despite claiming to be black. Bruce Jenner is male despite claiming to be female. Abortion is murder despite claiming to be choice. Mercy killing is murder despite claiming it is for family honor. An entitlement is an entitlement despite claiming it is a right. Socialism is socialism despite claiming it is democratic.
Even though we live in a politically correct world where we are told things are what we call them, it does not change the fact that a bird is a bird, a dog is a dog, a sin is a sin, a man is a man, a women is a women, collectivism is authoritarianism, and individualism is freedom.
Bernie Sanders, modifying socialism by calling it democratic does not change the fact that socialism is socialism. Vladimir Lenin explained that “socialism is the gateway to communism.” It always has been and always will be. Both socialism and communism adhere to the dictates of collectivism with socialism being one state and communism being the inevitable next state of collectivism. Use any adjective you want to fool the people; it does not change the reality.
Here are current examples of others using the word Democratic to try to conceal their authoritarian reality. The people living under these “Democratic” authoritarian regimes are no more free than if they were accurately called for instance the Authoritarian People’s Republic of Korea.
People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria - Authoritarian
Democratic Republic of the Congo – Authoritarian
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia – Authoritarian
Lao People’s Democratic Republic -Authoritarian
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – Authoritarian
Bernie, all countries that are Communist are technically "Democratic". All Communist countries have elections whereby the leader is elected by the people. However, the Communist party uses tactics to ensure their victory. They count the votes and claim overwhelming victories. Collectivism (Marxism, communism, socialism, progressives, Democrats – all virtually the same) is authoritarian no matter which politically correct term you use to modify it.
Why Democracy, be it socialist or any other, was rejected by the founders for a Republic.
“It had been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience had proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure deformity.”
“A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.” Attributed to Thomas Jefferson
Democracy always leads to tyranny with the rights of a minority being denied until the rights of all have been denied. Socialism always leads to a society with a failed financial system, a failed social system, a society of despair, a society of devastation, a society where all hope is lost. This is the inevitable end of socialism, no matter how it is modified for political purposes, because socialism by its very nature is destructive to ingenuity, advancement, and achievement because it mandates underachievement, dependence, and mediocrity.
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