Socialism is now cool in some circles. Newly elected Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez praises “Democratic Socialism” and told comedian Stephen Colbert, “in a modern, moral and wealthy society, no person in America should be too poor to live.”
Colbert ate it up. “Seems pretty simple!” he replied, to cheers from his audience.
But socialism shouldn’t be cool. It wrecks economies and leads to government using force against its own citizens.
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