[ExI] socialism

Dan TheBookMan danust2012 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 18:38:03 UTC 2019

On Feb 25, 2019, at 10:04 AM, John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >Desperate caravans are struggling to get from socialist countries into a capitalist country. 

Spike, if you’re talking about the caravans from Central America, they’re not fleeing socialism as such, but violence and repression. For instance, post-election violence in Honduras led to people fleeing there... And guess what major world power meddled in Honduran politics? (Not that that’s “irregular”: US meddling in Latin America is the norm, sadly.)

> The people of Venezuela are struggling to get away from a country that is:
> 1) Socialistic
> 2) Totalitarian
> 3) Corrupt 
> 4) Lawless
> 5) So ineptly run that the people are starting to starve to death
> Denmark has only one of those 5 characteristics and I do not believe that is the one the people are running away from, it's certainly not because they think healthcare in Venezuela was too good.

Again: Denmark isn’t socialist. It’s basically a market economy with an extensive welfare state.


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