They don't, actually. They say what they mean. She Guevara is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. "Democratic socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically—to meet public needs, not to make profits for a few." -- The economy run democratically. The economy run democratically - and "society" too. LOL. "Social ownership could take many forms, such as worker-owned cooperatives or publicly owned enterprises managed by workers and consumer representatives." -- So, I can't own a business. It has to be "socially owned" by my employees, or publicly owned (owned by the State).pErvinalia wrote: ↑Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:05 pmThey really mean "social democracy". Unfortunately it appears that Americans don't actually know what socialism is.Forty Two wrote: ↑Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:29 pmNo, I mean socialism. The new wave of Democrats, and the Sanders wing of the old wave, are socialists.Hermit wrote: ↑Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:53 pmCitation needed.
Or did you mean 'a mixed economy' when you used the word 'socialism'? Even then I doubt that Democrat voters would support a Nordic nation style mixed economy, (support for which would not be 'stupidity' in my view) . If they did, Bernie Sanders would have been a shoe-in at the previous primaries and every Democratic candidate would be a political Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lookalike.
Democrats prefer socialism https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/pol ... 988558002/
The Democratic Socialists of America state, "In the short term we can’t eliminate private corporations, but we can bring them under greater democratic control." - you see, in the short term - they know they have to put up with private companies short term. The long term goal is to eliminate private corporations. I own a private corporation.
Socialism has gone “mainstream” and is now supported by the majority of Americans, Sen. Bernard Sanders asserted this week, saying Democrats should embrace rather than shun the term as they campaign to win control of Congress. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/20 ... -mainstre/
These people know the difference between social democracy and democratic socialism.