02/6/19

Will ‘Democratic Socialism’ Lead to Communism?

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times


Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 25, 2016. Bernie Sanders promotes Democratic Socialism. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

So, what’s the difference between democratic socialism and communism?

Usually, five to 10 years.

Seriously, though, this question comes up a lot in the age of Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Many younger people seem to think democratic socialism means all the liberty and prosperity we enjoy today, plus a bunch of free stuff. Indoctrinated young people are led to believe that the only changes in their lives under socialism would be the addition of free college, free health care, lots of public housing, guaranteed pensions, and generous welfare programs. Sweden, Germany, and Norway are the oft-cited examples of the benefits of a welfare state.

Small government advocates will retort that the amount of taxation and regulation required to maintain this kind of system will stifle innovation and entrepreneurialism, strangle growth and job creation, and drive most of us into poverty—Venezuela is the current fashionable example.

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02/6/19

Presidential Hopeful Cory Booker’s Communist Connections

By: Trevor Loudon | The New American

Trevor Loudon sits in with The New American to discuss Presidential candidate Cory Booker’s history and connections. Booker announced late last week his intent to run for the 2020 Presidency.

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Trevor Loudon’s New Zeal Blog

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