The only thing that most blue-check Democrats on Twitter hate more than being called socialists these days is being called what they really are (communists). Unfortunately for the Democrats, we have a lot of real-world and recent examples of what happens during full-on socialism – which makes socialism an even tougher sell for everyday Americans.
For decades the Democrats have told us that the reason why previous forms of socialism (communism) didn’t work was because people like Stalin, Pol Pot and Mao weren’t practicing real socialism. They hadn’t refined socialism as well as your local community college’s faculty lounge, see?
But now that we’re in modern times, everyone understands the economic theories that underpin socialism, it will totally work this time! Uh huh. Seems like just a decade ago when liberals were pointing to Venezuela and shrieking, “See! See! Now it works! All it needed was to have the right people in charge and doing the socialism-ing the correct way!”
How’d that work out, libs?
Oh, right. Everyone is starving and the zoos are all empty because hungry peasants went in and killed the last zebra with a sharp stick.