This is a brief clip from the Thom Hartmann show, which explains why Democratic Socialism is actually a good and necessary instrument of a free society; its true meaning has been demonized by the right in order to allow the corporate rich to get even richer, so the misguided keep playing into the hands of the super rich and the super powerful while rejecting their own financial well being. The Pied Piper Syndrome needs to be exposed so these people will start to think for themselves and make it possible for ALL people in a commonwealth to reap the benefits not just the few.

A nation will not survive without Democratic Socialism. It's socialism that provides a fire department and police protection and schools to educate all children not just those born to the well off. How about FDA, we buy food that we know is safe because of Democratic Socialism. We take medicine and feel reassured that we are not committing hara kiri with each swallowed dose. If we have an emergency health episode we know a 911 call will send an ambulance to help save our life and when we hop on a bus, hail a cab or buy an airline ticket we feel safe that we will be transported from point A to point B without disastrous consequences because a Democratic Socialist Government will make sure there is oversight that will not allow transportation corporations to cut corners in order to save profits at our peril.
Democratic Socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically—to meet public needs, not to make profits for a few. To achieve a more just society, many structures of our government and economy must be radically transformed through greater economic and social democracy so that ordinary Americans can participate in the many decisions that affect our lives.

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