Are the most famous Democratic socialists hypocrites?
AOC went to Boston University, one of the most expensive private schools in the country. Elizabeth Warren got paid $525,000 to write "A Fighting Chance." Bernie Sanders has three houses.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Socialists are not Democrats and Democrats are not socialist.
- u_bin_calledLv 71 month ago
if you look at many of the countries often touted as examples of "successful democratic socialism," you'll notice that most of the "lovely benefits" the working and middle classes enjoy are funded from their OWN incomes via heavy taxation....
...this ensures that very few among those classes will ever accumulate enough wealth to compete with those nations' permanent aristocratic classes...
...now, compare that to the cities here often touted as "liberal bastions" like Kennedy's Boston, Pelosi's San Francisco and Obama's Chicago.... notice how they all also happen to be some of the starkest examples of generational wealth inequity and how much of the power is held by a handful of wealthy elites...
- StregaLv 71 month ago
And? Were you gonna finish your thought question as to why you think they are hypocrites?
- Insert Meme HereLv 71 month ago
If all of those people advocated the complete abolition of wealth you would have a point.
But they don’t. Maybe you should make those kinds of arguments about Karl Marx, who really did believe in abolishing wealth—and died in poverty.