Is socialism the same as communism?

And also, why do those idiots in red caps keep calling the democratic party socialists and dirty liberals?

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  • Gary
    Lv 5
    2 weeks ago

    When the usurpation of our creator given rights is involved and the "redistribution of wealth" from the wealthy to the poor via seizure or extreme taxation while protecting THEY'RE assets from being seized and ENHANCING they're assets and power at the same time is the ultimate goal of the political bureaucrats then the proposed "socialism" IS communism!!

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  • ?
    Lv 5
    2 weeks ago

    No. Communism is Socialism on steroids. Communism eliminate private property. True Communism, as opposed to the more intermediate stage of Marxism, eliminates the need for the State.  

  • 2 weeks ago

    Socialism is the preliminary stage of Communism.

    Now, that said, it's reasonable to "borrow" some of the successful aspects of Socialism if they can be implemented within the framework of our current system.

    Throwing away Liberty for supposed "economic equality" is a dumbass bs move that will "empower" no one but the government and their cronies.

    I think anyone who favors it when living in the US has had some of their "basic education" woefully neglected.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxfedMNOIS4

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  • Socialism permits private property rights. Communism does not. This is a key fundamental and difference. Socialism is, as Marx said, essentially a stepping stone to Communism.  

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  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    Think of it this way, socialism is a broad church and at it's extremes are the communists, it's zealots if you like. Other people who consider them selves socialists think of themselves as social democrats, or more moderate, who do not agree with the extreme views of the zealots.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    2 weeks ago

    Technically, no.

    In practice, both are oppressive and totalitarian political philosophies that do not believe in individual rights or freedoms, and achieve their "perfect" society through force, imprisonment and murder.

    At least that is how they have been when implemented.

  • The first answer is no.  The answer to the second question is home schooling. 

  • Steve
    Lv 4
    2 weeks ago

    No. They are different. The main difference is that socialism is compatible with democracy and liberty, whereas Communism involves creating an 'equal society' through an authoritarian state, which denies basic liberties.

  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    Yes.  Democracy in the economy is socialism and only a communist would stand for it.

    Being against them is just another way of being anti science

  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    It's the same you stupid creep

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