August 4, 2021

No, there is not a difference between ‘Democratic Socialism’ and ‘Socialism’


Democratic Socialists of America wish Karl Marx a "Happy Birthday"

Democratic Socialists of America wish Karl Marx a “Happy Birthday”

There is absolutely no difference between “democratic socialism” and “socialism.” The term “democratic socialism” is used solely to lull the average American into accepting socialism, the path to Communism.

Consider the title of the platform of the Communist Party USA:

Communist Party wants Socialism

Communist Party wants Socialism

“Democratic socialists” will likely tell you that the difference between their view and the views of the socialists is twofold:

  1. Democratic Socialists will not raise taxes on the middle class, unlike socialists.
  2. Democratic Socialists believe that businesses should be allowed to be privatized, unlike socialists.

But leaders of DSA have said otherwise, as reported at

“It is absolutely true that taxes would have to go up…” National Director of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) Maria Svart, 2015

“Our goal as socialists is to abolish private ownership of the means of production.” – DSA National Political Committee Member David Green, 2007

David Green, who wants to “abolish private ownership of the means of production” is sitting next to Bernie Sanders here:

David Green with Bernie Sanders

David Green with Bernie Sanders

Indoctrinated individuals parrot all over social media that there is a difference between “democratic socialism” and “socialism,” but they are clinging to a narrative.

It does not take much digging to find that the Democratic Socialists of America describe themselves as “socialists.” In the “about” section of their website, they declare:

“The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International.”

The Democratic Socialists of America strongly endorses presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Here are just a few excerpts from the DSA website:

“Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination offers the biggest opportunity for growth that U.S. socialists have had in decades.” – Joseph M. Schwartz, political science professor at Temple University 

See screenshot retrieved February 16, 2016:

Screenshot at Democratic Socialists of America website retrieved Feb. 16, 2016

Screenshot at Democratic Socialists of America website retrieved Feb. 16, 2016

“We need those sympathetic voters to see socialism as ‘the name of their desire’ and with Bernie as the major left-wing challenger he could serve to legitimate socialism as a political ideology in the eyes of millions.” – Philadelphia DSA leader Dustin Guastella (See tweet below)

See screenshot retrieved February 16, 2016:

Dustin Guastella DSA Bernie is a socialist

“DSA has been fighting for many of Bernie’s positions for nearly 40 years (way before it was cool!). DSA is training and developing the next generation of socialist leaders, activists, and organizers.” – Philadelphia DSA leader Dustin Guastella

“With Sanders we have a tremendous opportunity not only to raise the red flag but to be on the forefront of a new movement for radical transformation.” – Philadelphia DSA leader Dustin Guastella

See screenshot retrieved February 16, 2016:

Dustin Guastella DSA Bernie is a socialist1_Portland DSA

Portland chapter of DSA promotes Bernie Sanders

Likewise, the reason people like presidential candidate Hillary Clinton or DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz cannot articulate a difference between democrats and socialists is because there is none.

A Case Study: How Euphemisms lull Americans 

Democratic Socialism is simply a euphemism for socialism. Socialism is the last stop on the road to Communism.

For ages, radical left wing groups have skillfully learned how to hijack language to push their agenda using euphemisms.

One example is discussed by renowned bioethicist Daniel Callahan, who co-founded the Hastings Center, the premiere bioethics think tank in the world. Callahan was given a grant to study abortion in 1968 from the Ford Foundation and the Population Council.

Callahan’s task was to bring the general population on board with the murderous procedure. In April of 2012 he explained:

“Clearly, many of my fellow advocates sought euphemisms for the actual procedure, any phrase or word that would avoid acknowledging that abortion is the outright killing of fetuses, often by chopping them up, crushing their skulls, and otherwise destroying them. Better to talk about ’emptying the uterine content’ or ‘terminating pregnancy.’ A recent and notable addition to the list is to speak not of infanticide but of ‘post-birth abortion.’”

Source Trevor Loudon