It would seem like we dreadfully misjudged the socialists over the many centuries they’ve been around. According to at least some socialist factions, they are against big government socialism.
Now, perhaps this is just another way of claiming failed socialist regimes of the past weren’t actually socialist, but that denial of reality places them in quite the quandary. For if they truly are against past government control of the economy, then it would stand to reason that they should be against the same in the future.
In other words, they can either be against big government or be absolved of socialism crimes against humanity….. BUT NOT BOTH. Consider this graphic from our comrades of the Official Socialist Party of Great Britain [SPGB]:
Instead of a group of government people owning and controlling the means of production, they want a group of people owning and controlling the means of production… or something.
Or Consider this video: Socialism in 5 Minutes
From Socialism Explained
“So what is socialism if we’re doing like the dictionary definition its defined as a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production distribution is exchanged be able to regulate it by the community as a whole”
But wait you may think doesn’t that mean Big Brother government comes in well short answer NO, long answer NO
Bonus round here’s what socialism is not libraries, public health care free tuition these are not socialism
Luminaries of the Left such as R.D. Wolf have made it abundantly clear that true socialism can only be when the people own and control the means of production, but not when those people are a government..
If you are a true masochist, there is this video: Socialism For Dummies.
Contrast these obfuscations with the partial Merriam Webster dictionary definition of the term Socialism:
a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state
Therefore, in trying to deny their blood-soaked past, socialists are advocating the exact opposite of what they profess. Hence the slogan: Socialists against Socialism.
It should also follow that said Socialists should be against the government take-over with National Socialized Healthcare.
So, this places the nation’s socialist in a severe dilemma – oppose the nationalization of ‘the means of production’, which would include Obamacare and single payer.
Or, be permanently affixed to the mass murderer and oppression of their collectivist brethren.
Either they use this ruse and work against national Socialized Healthcare and other socialist schemes….
…Or they have to admit that socialist regimes of the past were actually Socialist.
P.S. I must add the proviso that the websites of the Official Socialist Party of Great Britain [SPGB] could merely be a parody site with some of the items they’ve posted.