posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 08:43 PM
No, Socialism is an economic system. Hence "democratic socialism," which denotes a system wherein representatives are elected by the people
(democracy, which is a political system) and where certain aspects of their economy are held in the hands of the state (or the "people"- hence the
socialist aspect). We have many, many socialist aspects in the US- note our postal service, our highways, our water, disability, etc.
It really, really gets my goat when ignorant Americans scream about how "Socialism is going to destroy our democracy!" Umm, what? The statement
doesn't even make sense, but leave it to us to get the very foundations of our system f-ud up. Stupidity. Oh, and by the way, our brand of
capitalism, which is in fact closer to "corporatism," is almost by definition, anti-democratic. Don't tell that to an American though- their
little pea brains might just explode!