2020 Christmas Greeting


Democratic Socialism


After living in a socialist country for ten years, my family and I moved back to America to find many in our home country pursuing socialism.  I wondered how the more authoritarian form of socialism I encountered in Asia would compare to the form of democratic socialism being pursued in America. I decided to research this topic, for myself, and hopefully as a resource for others.  I attempted to remain as unbiased as possible during my research, trying to understand both sides of the argument from their own point of view.  However, by the conclusion of my research, I did come down strong on one side of the argument.  


These are the conclusions I reached after four months of intensive study.  To keep my thoughts under an hour, I narrow my discussion and focus on comparing daily life under authoritarian socialism, to what daily life would be like under the form of democratic socialism being pursued by many in America.