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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentOther - Politics & Government · 5 months ago

Socialism has destroyed so many countries. Why do the Democrats want socialism for America?

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  • 5 months ago

    because they are that special kind of stupid--

  • 5 months ago

    I GUESS THEY HATE THIS COUNTRY AND WANT IT DESTROYED

  • 5 months ago

    That's a complicated question. Do you know what socialism is? There is already severely socialist policies in the U.S. including the military, social security. The truth is socialism didn't destroy those countries your probably referring to instead dictatorships/ evil governments did. There are severely countries that are doing quite well with socialistic governments.

    Some people believe that "socialism" evens out the playing field. There are problem's in this country like lack of education, and price of health care that could theoretically be helped by socialistic policies. Although, in actually it is a little more complicated then that. A good economy needs policies that are laissez faire and socialism and in between.

    • MJD5 months agoReport

      It really isn't complicated. I think you would be against Medicare for all if you are young and healthy. When you are sick, and you are going to get sick, you'll be glad that most people in America thought of you and wanted you to have health insurance.

  • Cousin
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    You say, "Socialism has destroyed so many countries" just because you are repeating what your conservative preachers and politicians told you. You don't actually have any recollection or knowledge of any such thing happening. Socialism certainly hasn't "destroyed" Sweden or Switzerland. It has not "destroyed" Norway or Denmark. Europeans tend to be far more highly educated than Americans. You wind up going to a doctor from India or some other foreign country because you have not been educated yourself as a doctor, nor are your children likely to be. And you PAY for that doctor all over again, though you have already paid your taxes. Billions of your tax dollars go to "Foreign Aid" for Pakistan to support Al Qaeda instead of supplying you with a free college education. You spend on average, as a conservative American, over one hundred dollars a month donating just to the Wounded Warriors Project alone. That is more than $1,200 a year to help wounded veterans you are paying out of pocket after paying your taxes, and it still is not the full support that a Socialist government would give to wounded veterans. Then the average conservative is spending a further 20% of his income donating to Christian charities to feed the poor, because there is no Socialist government there to prevent your fellow citizens from starving otherwise, and you have Christ too deep in your heart to let that happen. It is time to QUESTION this knee jerk reaction to the very word "Socialist" you keep giving instead of THINKING about why your preachers and conservative politicians have programmed you to fear and hate it as a sort of "bogey" word. Dare to know!

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  • joedlh
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Your question is wrong on both counts. (1) There are successful socialist countries. (2) The vast majority of Democrats are not self-avowed socialists. I recommend that you stop getting what you think is news from right-wing propaganda mills and the GRU.

  • 5 months ago

    It works in countries which are homogeneous, where there is a strong work ethic, there are few immigrants who differ from the local culture, and there is no class of people who think they are entitled to welfare. The Scandinavian countries are like that, but they have sky-high taxes.

    It would not work well in the US because we have a strong segment of loafers, and our population is not homogeneous.

    • Chris
      Lv 6
      5 months agoReport

      Richard you are probably referring to the imaginary hordes of Blacks who "never work", but just look around: There are actually Black people all around you, working and paying taxes, even serving in the military. The imaginary hordes of shiftless Black people exist only at redneck dinner tables.

  • 5 months ago

    because trump is against socialism

  • 5 months ago

    Name one successful pure capitalistic country.

    And do not say the US because we have been a blend of capitalism and socialism almost from our very beginnings.

  • Chris
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    The short answer is hatred. Democrats hate America.

    • Mark
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      They DO? Wow. News to me. But YOU are the political pundit, right?

  • 5 months ago

    It took years of brainwashing to make them that stupid.

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