http://www.thepeoplesview.net/main/2016/3/24/wrong-place-wrong-time-why-bernie-sanders-political-revolution-has-never-been-realistic#comment-2588275042

Revolution may still happen in some places, some time. To something that may succeed, rather than proven a failure across the board. But Socialist revolutions were implemented in several places in the world, and they ALL were eventually rejected by the population. I know there is a confusion in terms in this country – so let me make it clear: USSR. East Europe, Cuba, China were SOCIALIST countries – as they corrected called themselves, not COMMUNIST as people in the US consider them. The ≠ is reality vs aspiration. According to Marx, Communism occurs when socialism (stepping stone) unlocks the economic resources of a society to such extent, new distribution principles are possible: from each to their ability/to each to their needs. It never happened on earth, as socialism never accomplished that – the one major, demonstrable flaw in the theory. Socialism distribution principle is from everyone to their ability/to everyone to their contribution – recognizing that might not meet their needs – which led to its collapse. Also, boys and girls, revolutions are rarely blodless – during and after, and the key world for this particular one BS carefully avoided is “dictatorship” Of the proletariat – but ultimately – a few 1% lording over the rest of the population. I am bringing this little primer of Marxist dialectic because it’s relevant to Sanders. In spite of his claims he was a “democratic -socialist” and misusing Danmark as a model, anyone familiar with the propaganda could spot the rigid Marxist. (a real socialist country would have completed the seizure of means of production – Scandinavian countries – merely have a healthy publoc sector – not socialist by Marx standards). And if you failed to recognize all this in BS’s rhetoric, his brother was ready to to spell it for you help http://www.thedailybeast.com/a…

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