As the Democratic primary race has played out, it has become painfully clear the Dems are all trying to change the U.S. from a capitalist country into a socialist one.
That strategy is only working with one demographic, however, so Kamala Harris decided she’s done with it. According to the Daily Wire, Harris has made an effort to distance herself from these claims, saying: “I am not a socialist, OK?”
Hand up, not a handout?
The stance Harris is now taking is that she is only offering Americans a hand up, not a handout.
“I’m not trying to upend and blow up systems. I’m not trying to start a revolution. I am not a socialist, OK? So there you go,” she said. “But what I do know is this: capitalism assumes that everyone is starting out on the same base, and then people will compete, and the best will rise.”
She went on: “Well, in American today, the majority of people aren’t starting out on the same base, and we’ve got to lift people up and in particular working people and working families. So a large part of my agenda is focused on that.”
According to Harris, the current system in place is not equal to all. But this is patently false, because at no time in our history have individuals had more opportunity to launch a business and make it successful than they do now in the Trump economy.
Harris is desperate to save her campaign, and distancing herself from socialism may be her new strategy to draw in older voters who aren’t on board with the outright socialism that Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren preach.
However, virtually every economic platform Harris stands on is based more on socialism that it is capitalism, and there is just no denying it.
An alarming trend
The really alarming thing we are seeing during this election cycle is the overwhelming willingness of younger voters to put their lives in the hands of the government.
A recent survey found that roughly 70% of millennial voters would consider voting for a socialist candidate, and 22% of millennials believe that “society would be better if all private property was abolished.”
In fact, socialism among all Democrats has grown in support, with 57% of Democrat voters indicating that they are willing to accept this complete ideological change to the United States.
The really ironic thing is that our country is generally regarded as the greatest country in the world because of the opportunities it offers to everyone, yet people are very much willing to give all of that up simply to get some freebies from the government. What a shame.