March 31, 2016

VIDEO: Steven Crowder explains why “democratic” socialism doesn’t work

Rebel Staff

Steven Crowder writes: "Here’s how you know people generally disfavor socialism. Proponents of socialism take a parent-to-child approach by wrapping a distasteful thing (socialism) inside something seen as more palatable (democracy). Viola, cheese-covered broccoli."

He adds:

Except Democratic Socialism is still socialism, with all the trappings and pitfalls of a miserable population, a crap economy, and a huge gap between rich and poor.

(Also, spoiler alert: the USA is a REPUBLIC. Stop saying we’re a democracy already.)


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commented 2016-04-01 01:22:33 -0400
I see Ron C is afraid of getting a job.
commented 2016-04-01 01:21:48 -0400
Communism does not work and the more socialist countries in Europe are in huge trouble.
commented 2016-04-01 01:21:05 -0400
Ron C still acting like a twerp i see, maybe grab a brain and see that even under communism their are elites. And no one is forcing you to buy anything that corporations sell you moron. When i made good money on the pipeline it was because i busted my hump in the cold and lived out of town you halfwit. If you want more out of life then put more in loser.
commented 2016-03-31 15:28:29 -0400
Daryl, thanks.. it is an ‘ism’. As to your comment, 100% agreed. What I see, when some are asked about their income, it comes from their boss…. very few connect that it is actually from the customer…. or in the case of state employees, from the tax payer via their boss and customer.
commented 2016-03-31 15:03:57 -0400
bill Smith commented 27 mins ago
Socialism and related concepts…

That’s a very articulate description!!
commented 2016-03-31 14:57:18 -0400
Steven Crowder – that makes way too much sense for these cradle to grave types who never – ever understand that “somewhere” the wealth has to be created. I am always amazed at how many people answer the question of where wealth comes from and they answer the “government” !! Ya – it does make one want to shoot yourself!

“Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance & the gospel of envy”
Winston Churchill
commented 2016-03-31 14:40:58 -0400
So we can add another dimension to Ron Christensen. We had: racist, misogynist, and anti-Semite. Now from the insult he wrote to Andrew, we can add homophobe.

A racist, misogynistic, anti-Semitic homophobe…hmmmm…what group in the middle east does this describe?
commented 2016-03-31 14:34:58 -0400
Socialism and related concepts… pisses me off. I liken socialism to alchemy…. yeah, it sounds good, we just rearrange some molecules and make gold. During the middle ages, a lot of time, money, and effort was devoted to this, but it was a complete failure, but yes, it sounded so simple and logical on the surface… but let’s say it was successful, then there are two possible outcomes. A country would have competitive advantage and would posses much more gold than other countries.. the very definition on inequality. … or, the technology would be shared and gold would no longer be precocious or rare, rendering it utterly worthless. Same a socialism… two outcomes.. extreme inequality or abject poverty…. And BTW, we can synthesize gold now with nuclear reactions or particle accelerators, but it is dirty, inefficient and much more costly than actual gold. Not withstanding, on the surface, the general concept sounds good for about 30 seconds.
Then take Sanders…. what a nut-case. The 1%, by its very definition is an extreme minority. If a billionaire bought 1 cup of coffee for every American, the’d be flat broke… even the richest person, Bill Gates, he could buy every American a cup of coffee, once per week for a year, then he’d be flat broke… it’s simple math… “Free University”??? hardly. It would be payed eventually buy the receivers of the ‘free’ education and it would render the value of a degree worthless… nothing more than grades 13 to 16.
Although completely useless, I can understand the seduction for some. Let’s take a union worker at the diver’s licencing office. Every 5 years one has to renew their licence and every year there are thousands of new drivers. To this unionized worker, in their observation, the fee can be raised from 50 to 100 to 200 to 500$.. it makes no difference what so ever…. and every year, they get a little more salary and they feel that they are slowly getting ahead…. so simple. But this does not translate into general society and general market conditions where people have a choice. Example…. put 100 people in a room and give each of them 100$…. allow 20 of them to extort 50$ from the other 80 people… yes, 20 people get richer and 80 people get poorer… it is only of benefit to those who are permitted to take something that they do not deserve… fine. But apply this across the board. If all 100 people are permitted to take 50$ from someone else, at the end of the day, you have a room full of thieves and nobody has even 1 cent more than before… so yes, taking something undeserved can benefit a small few, but applied universally, it’s useless.
Completely flawed logic that only has appeal to those who are extremely naive or lacking of earning their worth.
OK, I feel better now…. thanks for listening.
commented 2016-03-31 12:14:27 -0400
First comment Ron Christensen makes is to attack verbally another person for his viewpoint.
commented 2016-03-31 12:12:09 -0400
“democratic socialism” is an oxymoron and a moronic concept. It does not exist. It never will exist. It cannot exist.
commented 2016-03-31 12:10:25 -0400
The gap between rich and poor exists whether or not we have filthy unabated capitalism or a moderate form of democratic socialism. When it comes right down to it democracy is a distraction which creates the illusion that the “people” have a choice. Andrew you can go on sucking the vorporate dick all you want, but from what I understand, you can’t get enough of it, you slimy asshole.

Now pay attention.
commented 2016-03-31 11:51:23 -0400
nothing socialist/marxist/communist works – all european inventions to stall growth and exert greater centralized control