Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Obama and the Democratic Socialists of America

Via Michelle Malkin, an extraordinary collection of histories and information about the people surrounding Obama and working in his administration. Read it and weep. The article demonstrates the visible and obvious connections between Obama and socialists, specifically the Democratic Socialists of America (hey, at least they're democratic...).

Oh but wait, Dave Matthews said socialism isn't a bad word, along with warmness and respect, as though the three words are somehow remotely related. I love how socialists and pseudosocialists always say, "You people who hate socialism don't even really know what it is! Waaaaaaaaaaa!!" I find this funny because that's what I think about them. :)

So, I would like to ask any lefties or socialists that read this (I'm sure there are very few), what is Socialism?

Or to any capitalists that want to answer as well. What is socialism? What is capitalism?

It's feeling like an Atlas Shrugged kind of day today.

2 comments:

  1. Well, on that note, here are some good starting points:

    http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/socialism.html

    http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/capitalism.html

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  2. I stumbled onto your blog, and as a "leftie or socialist" I am obliged to help you figure this out.

    First, one should note, Jason, that there are distinct differences between democratic socialism, which the OP is talking about, and socialism. Particularly a view of socialism that is based on fiction written by a person born 104 years ago.

    Socialism, as you know and fear, puts control of industry in the hands of the government.
    Democratic socialism does not. It promotes a mixed economy where it is primarily a free market, with some elements regulated by the state. These are generally based on the collective morals of the society. For instance, the education system (which we as Americans also deemed important) or the health system.

    As a socialist-leaning girl myself, I can tell you with certainty that our president is not a socialist. Although, trust me, I would rather he were.

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