Not surprisingly, subsequently, some socialists today favor to speak of “democratic socialism” or “financial democracy” so as to distinguish what they see as true socialism from those totalitarian regimes that have called themselves (inaccurately, even traitorously, from this viewpoint) “socialist”. As for DSA, it has a national constituency, principled if aging leaders like Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, fund-elevating potential, sturdy media interest, and a philosophy enticing to Americans tired of sliding down the financial ladder and questioning what occurred to the American Dream. Before dismissing the Democratic Socialists of America — and its compatriots — as idealistic and naïve, it ought to be remembered that the Tea Party had only 60,000 members in 2010 but received forty seven seats within the House of Representatives that fall.
Because of the collective nature of socialism, it’s to be contrasted to the doctrine of the sanctity of private property that characterizes capitalism. Where … Read More