Friday, June 18, 2010


What is Democratic Socialism? (PDF)

Just found this today... Apparently there is an official Democratic Socialists of America party... was not aware of that ^^" (Googled it. Don't remember why...) But it's a summary of everything I've been talking about for the past few years... (And I guess more proof for me that it's possible... After all, socialism is supposed to be the inevitable goal of democracy, isn't it?) Maybe it's because I was just reading something or other about the Soviet Union (probably because of Hetalia) and thinking about how somehow the idea of communism has been contorted into an authoritarian dictatorship... (In which case, maybe it's because I found a copy of the Communist Manifesto in my room... Forgot my ex-roomie gave that to me. Lost my original somewhere...) Again, I find it astounding that many people can support many tenets of what socialists believe, but freak out and scream about how evil it is... without ever really thinking about what it means. Anyway, I've successfully negotiated my way out of working tomorrow (despite my supervisor's wishes... but the managers promised I could pick, so I picked the day I wanted), so I finally get a day off!!! In other news, the Hands Across the Sand event is a week from tomorrow, all across the world... Ocean-lovers in Germany, Ireland, England, Canada, and several other countries have planned to join us. Should be nice. See the banner at the bottom of this page for a link to details!

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