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Socialism is ascendant in the Democratic Party.
A recent poll shows that for the first time in polling history, more Democrats support socialism than capitalism. Socialism is popular on college campuses and among the liberal intelligentsia, with another recent poll showing that millennials prefer socialism to capitalism.
Politicians - Bernie - Sanders - Elizabeth - Warren
Democratic politicians such as Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren want socialist policies like Medicare-for-all, government-provided college education, and federal job and housing guarantees. And these are just the demands of the comparatively moderate “democratic socialists.”
Presumptive New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who Democrat Party leaders like Tom Perez call “the future of our party,” belongs to a radical outfit known as the Democratic Socialists of America, which advocates for “a humane social order based on popular control of resources and production, economic planning, equitable distribution, feminism, racial equality and non-oppressive relationships.”
Week - Profile - Socialism - Media - Pieces
Scarcely a week goes by without a glowing profile of socialism in the mainstream media. Curiously, these pieces never seem to feature the perspectives of Americans who have actually lived through socialism. If they did, the bloom would come off the rose.
Consider my story.
Family - Uprising - Nicaragua - Sandinistas - Regime
In 1979, when I was 17, my family and I fled the socialist uprising in Nicaragua. Though the Sandinistas regime that came to power called itself the voice of the people, it quickly began pursuing socialism in the name of equality. Like in the U.S., the movement started in the universities, where students were provoked to rebel against the people that they perceived as rich or comfortable, whom they equated to oppressors.
Despite the fact my parents had two or three jobs and made sacrifices to send us to a private school, we were called “Burgueses” (bourgeois) and targeted. The Sandinistas would go on to carry out a campaign that nationalized the economy, expropriated private property, introduced price controls, destroyed the currency, and indefinitely...
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