- Joined: April 2014
Dan, How are Academic s teaching students a better way, when diversity of thought and option are shunned, disagreeable speech is labeled as violence and students have to be protected with trigger warnings and safe spaces?
The news sources you refer to are nothing but echo chambers for each other and it is only lip service that is paid to three source verification. The sources are unnamed “experts” , “government sources” ,also unnamed , research studies, also unnamed. Look in the last paragraph or two of any long exposé to find the discalmer stating that much of what was written and presented as fact has yet to be verified.
No, not in the beginning. Democratic socialism will fail because two factors of human nature. Income is a positive incentive, and many will work longer and harder to achieve financial success , which in a socialist system will never happen. In order to keep the productive workers going and throttle the frustration of the high achievers and producers, government will have to become increasingly authoritarian and will resort to threats then force to keep order. Witness how Venezuela was transformed from a capitalist democracy to a socialist h..l hole (TOK won’t let me discribe Venezuela for what it has become under socialism) over little ove three decades. Point out a country that is socialist that has achieved its prosperity solely from socialist beginnings without imposing tyranny. It didn’t work in Cuba, or N. Korea. China, although advancing economically is woefully behind in free speech, free association, religious beliefs, individual rights and is only held together by a pseudo- democratic government whose leader has appointed himself president for life. People also have the instinctive nature to survive for their own sake and will not tolerate their labor being exploited by others without reward. In socialist societies you become an economic slave of the state.
Both right and Left have aspects in common with the Nazis .
The Left are Marxist /Socialists, the Germans “sought to convince all parts of the new German society to subordinate their personal interests to the "common good", accepting political interests as the main priority of economic organization.”-Wikipedia,
The Jews are being driven out of Frances an not stopped by Frances Leftist government. The Left also hates Israel.
Abortion was championed my Margaret Sanger, a eugenics advocate. The impact of mass numbers of abortions has impacted the Black community in the U S most heavily.
Free speech is under greater assault from the Left then the right and is punished by public shaming and forced job loss.
Nazis confiscated all civilian fire arms, sounds like the Left again.