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Re: Democratic Socialist v. Socialist
Posted by MikeC/TX of TX on 4/23/19 6:46pm Msg #72427
It's hard to debate your statements when you don't provide the source of your information, but here's a site I will provide a reference for that explains tyhe difference between the two:

And here's what they state at the begining:

"Socialism means equality in the society and democratic socialism means equality in a democratic state.

Socialism can be defined as a system of collective ownership and management of the means of production and the distribution of goods. Socialism also views that in a capitalist state, the wealth and power is concentrated among a small section of the society. Socialism can also be stated to be a society where all people work as equals in cooperation for the common good of all.

Democratic socialism gives more importance to a democratic character. While having almost the same principles as that of socialism, democratic socialism believes in a socialism through the ballot box. It states that any change in government and society should be through fair elections."

Do you seete difference? It's not have it now or have it later - it's giving the people a voice through democratic elections, rather than through simply seizing power and imposing your will. Democtratic elections means the people can say no, where in a purely socialst society they don't have that choice. Is the difference too subtle for you?

"Because I have a German surname does not give you the right to assume anything. Sounds like racism to me."

It was never my intention to suggest anything about your family - my "Sieg Heil" comment was directed at what I consider your fascist tendencies and your support of Trump...

I'm a second-generation Italian-American. During WWII, my family didn't align with the Italian fascist regime, My father landed in Normandy on D-Day and was among those who fought to liberate France. I am as proud of his service as I'm sure you are proud of your family's service, and the comment was not intended as a slur about your family. Quite frankly, the fact that you are of German heritahge never even crossed my mind. If you took it as a slur against your family, I apologize - it was not meant that way.
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Messages in this Thread
 Democratic Socialist v. Socialist - bagger on 4/22/19 11:39am
 Re: Democratic Socialist v. Socialist - MikeC/TX on 4/23/19 6:46pm
 Re: Democratic Socialist v. Socialist - bagger on 4/24/19 11:19am
 Re: Democratic Socialist v. Socialist - MikeC/TX on 4/25/19 7:38pm
 A rant, but my hackles have been raised. n/m - bagger on 4/26/19 11:26am
 Re: A rant, but my hackles have been raised. - bagger on 4/26/19 11:27am
 Re: Democratic Socialist v. Socialist - bagger on 5/17/19 8:42am
 Re: Democratic Socialist v. Socialist - MikeC/TX on 5/17/19 4:47pm
 Re: Democratic Socialist v. Socialist - bagger on 5/17/19 5:47pm
 Re: Democratic Socialist v. Socialist - MikeC/TX on 5/20/19 5:54pm

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