Socialist Takeover of The Democratic Party
Socialism is the new ideological norm of the Democratic party. With candidates endorsed by the Democratic Socialist party winning nominations for state legislative seats and far-left progressives triumphing over traditional moderates elsewhere, the proof is in the pudding.
With the victory of 28-year-old socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley, who was an entrenched liberal with hope to replace House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as party leader, the Democrats have apparently lost control of their own party to the extremist faction.
This sea change can be traced to Bernie Sanders 2016 Presidential campaign, which has opened the way for the mainstreaming of socialism in the Democratic Party. With Obama running on a moderate ticket just 10 years ago, the party may be moving away from that position as a reaction to President Trump's current policies, which look more like 1960's blue dog democratic policy than traditional conservativism.
But this move toward socialism may not be completely natural as much as it by design. America's public schools and universities have been turned far-left in their curriculum and teaching, with extreme political correctness and the shaming of conservatives which enforces behavioral conditioning.
With the collapse of communism 28 years in the rear view, a new generation of youth who are too young to remember or understand the faults of socialism, see those past failures as ancient history, irrelevant to their understanding of the world. To the inexperienced millennials, this is a new kind of socialism, refashioned for the modern age.
Some argue that the appeal of "Democratic Socialism" is related to the political correct pampering and entitled mindset that millennials have been conditioned to believe in. Ocasio-Cortez won against Crowley by promising free stuff that all her voters feel they deserve. This includes a free education, universal healthcare, abolition of ICE, open borders, redistribution of wealth from owners to workers and the end of capitalism.
According to a 2017 survey of adults by The American Culture and Faith Institute (ACFI) the acceptance of socialism now permeates all strata of our society thanks to our education system as well as the media's constant barrage of socialist conditioning through movies, television and news entertainment.
The findings of the poll were that 48% of participants described themselves as politically moderate, while 25% said they are conservative and 17% liberal. Those who called themselves both socially and fiscally conservative made up just 6% of the population.
But of those queried, four out of 10 adults said they preferred socialism to capitalism. That's 40%, of which a majority have an irrational hatred of Donald Trump, which pushes them to an ideology that has never been successful in the history of socialist governments. Everywhere socialism has been implemented, poverty, loss of freedom and rights, and societal decline inevitably follows. With economic collapse a frequent end result.
Socialist regimes always start off with humanistic high ideals, promising "free" this, and "free" that — education, health care. But as the economic realities begin to appear the communistic ideals begin to fail, which inevitably resort to compulsion, and eventually torture, political "re-education," imprisonment, exile and murder for those who disagree. Just look at Venezuela for a modern example of the failure of socialism.
Unfortunately the failed ideals of socialism are beginning to grow again and split our great nation apart. With the divisive campaign of Democratic Socialist Ocasio-Cortez we are now seeing the mutation of the Democratic Party and the damaging of civil, reasoned discourse in our society. They want to abolish borders, nationalism, private ownership of property and the rule of law.
Democratic Socialism does not represent the traditional ideology of the United States, the idea of free-market capitalism which simply stands for the universal and in-born rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Those simple yet intrinsic rights will die in a corrupt socialistic hell hole were everyone is entitled to success without even trying.