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originally posted by: ElectricUniverse
In the following video Ami Horowitz asks Americans who lean to the left "what is wrong about socialism"? I am certain you all know the answer to that. But then Horowitz went on to ask Venezuelans "what's wrong with socialism"?
originally posted by: GodEmperor
a reply to: JoshuaCox
Social programs and providing for the general welfare of citizens is not socialism. Socialism is an economic system in which the state owns a monopoly on the means of production. Socialist countries are not ruled by the peasants, they are ruled by a technocratic aristocracy; planned economies, stifling of innovation, starvation/elimination of those who do not agree or contribute to the system.
Seeing how you lumped communism/socialism together shows your lack of understanding. Socialism is the theoretical transitional system towards communism, which communism is a 'stateless state' where there is no class, therefore no definition of peasantry or nobility; everybody just does their job without being told, all their needs are provided for, and unicorns crap candy coated rainbows out their @ss.