“Bourgeois democracy, although a great historical advance in comparison with medievalism, always remains, and under capitalism is bound to remain, restricted, truncated, false and hypocritical, a paradise for the rich and a snare and deception for the exploited.” — V.I. Lenin
Everywhere the people are exuberant, excited; the youth press themselves together and whisper in tones shielded from conservative parents: “Are you voting for Bernie Sanders? Have you heard? He’s a…SOCIALIST!” How dangerous, how freeing! Truly these newly minted radicals stand ready to storm the halls of Congress and Wall Street and take what rightfully belongs to the people!
Only…they aren’t. Instead they are voting for what has been strangely called “Democratic Socialism.” What is this new economic theory from the great Comrade Sanders?
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“Although what European democratic socialists have advocated has varied, they have not generally rejected capitalist institutions so much as advocated taming them to be just as well as efficient.