Friday, February 15, 2019

Social Democracy

I'm one of the last of the Baby Boomers. Me and my parents' generation were deathly afraid of Communism and, by extension, Socialism as well. But those days are long over, the Soviet Union is dead and gone (despite the efforts of Putin), and China continues to be an example for the problems of both Socialism and Fascism in the 20th Century, that is, the problem was really Authoritarianism all along.
It's time for all true non-Classical Liberals and Progressives (which basically includes everyone to the left of Ayn Rand) to get over our fear of the "S" word and get behind Social Democracy. No one wants to have workers control the means of production (unless they really want to) and no one wants a "strong man" in control of everything; Democracy is key. It's what we and all our cousins in Europe and Scandinavia were already using, we just didn't have a name for it. Let's embrace it, and get to work!