This demonstrates, again, that these people have no idea what socialism is. They believe it’s synonymous with authoritarianism — a belief that is a conceptual artifact from McCarthy era, when socialism was demonized by eliding it with Soviet-style communist despotism.
Trapped inside their Fox News/Limbaugh bubble, tea baggers are oblivious to the reality that democracy and socialism have existed successfully side by side in every industrialized country in the world, including the United States, for decades.
The paradox is, their stunted worldview and inability to do critical thinking are results of the fact that they are products of America’s socialized but broken educational system.
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