What does socialism even mean anymore? | The Fact Checker



When president Trump and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) talk about socialism, it doesn’t sound like they are talking about the same thing. President Trump points to socialism as the root of poverty, tyranny and suffering in countries that have adopted it. Ocasio-Cortez suggests socialism’s aim is to level the playing field, providing social services to boost up the poor. Does socialism make countries look more like Venezuela or Denmark? The Fact checker explains. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK

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26 thoughts on “What does socialism even mean anymore? | The Fact Checker

  1. Lachlan O'Connell April 15, 2019 at 10:09 am

    To answer the question that was not answered in this video. There’s really two large strands of socialism, Command Economy Socialism and Market Economy Socialism. Market Economy Socialism wants to take over some of the market, like for example energy production and healthcare, so they can be provided to the people more equitably than the market might allow. A lot of European countries like France and the Nordic countries follow Market Economy Socialism. Command Economy Socialism is where the government wants to take over the entire market so everything can be equally distributed and is usually used as a stepping stone towards Communism. Soviet Russia, Nazi Germany and Present-Day China use and used this form of Socialism. When Bernie talks about Socialism he’s talking about the Market Economy kind when Trump talks about Socialism he’s talking about the Command Economy kind. When The Washington Post talks about Socialism they’re talking s**t.

  2. proletarian guard April 15, 2019 at 10:09 am

    DICTATORSHIP OF THE PROLETARIAT OR GTFO

  3. Dismalist April 15, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Charlie Marx would turn over in his grave if he saw this. 🙂

  4. Demons & Saints April 15, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Wherever true Socialism has taken root… the damage to the country has been profound. The Washington Post are a den of liars.

  5. Marx was cool April 15, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Oh my god, you guys are such idiots. I love how AOC is talking about Democratic Socialism and trumps talking about Socialism and this so called “news outlet” says that they both have different views on socialism. Wait those are 2 different things. NO US politician is a socialist at least on the Federal level, there are “democratic socialists” but even those guys are actually part of an ideology called “Social Democracy”

  6. Mel Raven April 15, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Tear down our country so a handful of people can be powerful and don't forget to worship moloch throw your babies in the furnace

  7. Mel Raven April 15, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Cathy O'Brien as spokeswoman for the me-too movement

  8. Mel Raven April 15, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Paid for by George Soros and the Soros foundation a non-government organization dedicated to the downfall of America dedicated to globalism communism New World order satanic control however you may call it!!

  9. Tenkae10k April 15, 2019 at 10:09 am

    is this just a video showing a bunch of Republicans talking about how socialism is bad. Where is the explanation what fact was checked?

  10. Stame April 15, 2019 at 10:09 am

    woah 6%?

  11. John Martin April 15, 2019 at 10:09 am

    SHE HAS TRUMPAPHOBIA! A DISEASE !

  12. TING SQUARED April 15, 2019 at 10:09 am

    No useful information in this video also terribly biased to any trained ears

  13. jorgensenmj April 15, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Are they really holding up Denmark as a "good" example of socialism? Have they been there? The taxes are the highest in the world, the cost of living is similarly ridiculous, the languages are impenetrable, the food is awful. Retirement in a socialist country is just sitting at home and waiting to die. You can't work harder to make more money to do more things.

  14. Zlove bae April 15, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Judge base on their action, not their words.

  15. A P April 15, 2019 at 10:09 am

    (((WAPO)))

  16. charles parr April 15, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Socialism always ends up the same way! there is no such thing as (Democratic) Socialism.

  17. elder price April 15, 2019 at 10:09 am

    What a poorly done video. Definitely biased as well.

  18. Donnie Fronterhouse April 15, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Democratic Socialism is classic Socialism meaning putting government in control of means of production. That is what AOC and Bernie Sanders believe in. I don't believe all or even most Democrats do. In fact,they are they quiet ones, but there are still many moderate and conservative Democrats. We should here from more of them.

  19. Brendan April 15, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Wow, this is bad.

  20. Adrian Abella April 15, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Socialism = Big Government = Bad =/= Good = Capitalism

  21. Garcia Guitarist April 15, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Every time I heard the word fact check I can't help it but I LMAO

  22. Michael Orzolick April 15, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Means your no longer a citizen you are now a subject of a dictatorship

  23. David Choate April 15, 2019 at 10:09 am

    This girl is ignorant piece of garbage. Government stinks at everything. Always has, always will.

  24. Joseph Fiore April 15, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Only one way to fix WASHINGTON is to fire all the politicians. If they don't do their jobs no second term. Until the start doing their jobs elect new ones every election. Federal state and local governments. That's the POWER of the vote.

  25. Victor Guzman April 15, 2019 at 10:09 am

    You're not going to convince me, I'm a capitalist thank you

  26. 김광숙 April 15, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Obama will be the president of Republic of korea. I wish president Obama great success. The souls of the American so ldiers in this Republic of korea are the sin kin land. From the lord.

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