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What is Socialism? September 13, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — carolagibson @ 9:28 pm

Have you ever taken the time to find out the real meaning of socialism?  Most people think that is a political movement, but the reality is that socialism by definition is an economic system just like capitalism.

According to diccionary.com socialism is defined as

1. A theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.

2. Procedure or practice in accordance with this theory.

3. (In Marxist theory) the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles.

I really hate politics, I am not really into it and I don’t understand it.  But I really get upset when an injustice is done in the name of progress.  President Hugo Chavez took over the nation in 1999 with a platform based on social equalities for all citizens, less corruptions and beurocracy, and more benefits for political parties.  Many bought his promise of change, winning the presidency of Venezuela with the support of the majority of the nation.  But 10 years in power has demonstrated that his true intentions were set on something totally different.  With a campaign based on political lies, President Chavez rollout a plan of social reforms by re-distributing private business to a governmental entities.   The lower class saw this movement as a mean to bring equality to the Venezuelan people.  The government now had more capital to invest in social programs, members of the lower classes felt that their needs were being met by the new government.  It was not too long when the nation was divided in those favoring Chavez and those who opposed his regime of a modern robin hood.  In a cloud of confusion, most people began to see the new social services as an extension of his political campaign and the confusion of economic system and political regime began.


One Response to “What is Socialism?”

  1. ana lopez Says:

    I thought it was very interesting and learned many things about the guy.

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