A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from August 24, 2022
“What’s the difference between socialism and democratic socialism?” (meme)

Two similar memes about democratic socialism have been printed on many images.

The following meme was posted by The Atlas Society on Twitter and Facebook on February 12, 2019:

“Teacher: ‘Socialism is nothing like democratic socialism.’
Me, during my presentation:
(A meme is shown.—ed.)
SOCIALISM: THE STATE FORCIBLY TAKES YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY.
DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM: EVERYONE VOTES FOR THE STATE TO FORCIBLY TAKE YOUR MONEY.”


This was posted on Facebook by Dawn Ficorilli on February 16, 2022 (originally from The Patriot Post):

“WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN SOCIALISM AND
DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM?
SOCIALISM IS WHEN THE
STATE TAKES YOUR MONEY.
DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM
IS WHEN EVERYONE VOTES
FOR THE STATE TO TAKE
YOUR MONEY.”



Wikipedia: Democratic socialism
Democratic socialism is a left-wing political philosophy that supports political democracy and some form of a socially owned economy, with a particular emphasis on economic democracy, workplace democracy, and workers’ self-management within a market socialist economy, or an alternative form of decentralised planned socialist economy. Democratic socialists argue that capitalism is inherently incompatible with the values of freedom, equality, and solidarity and that these ideals can only be achieved through the realisation of a socialist society. Although most democratic socialists seek a gradual transition to socialism, democratic socialism can support either revolutionary or reformist politics as means to establish socialism. Democratic socialism was popularized by socialists who were opposed to the backsliding towards a one-party state in the Soviet Union and other nations during the 20th century.

Twitter
The Atlas Society
@TheAtlasSociety
Is There Any REAL Difference Between Socialism & Communism? #SocialismSucks #CollectivismKills
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
Teacher: “Socialism is nothing like democratic socialism.”
Me, during my presentation:
(A meme is shown.—ed.)
SOCIALISM: THE STATE FORCIBLY TAKES YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY.
DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM: EVERYONE VOTES FOR THE STATE TO FORCIBLY TAKE YOUR MONEY.
11:27 AM · Feb 12, 2019·Sprout Social

Facebook
The Atlas Society
February 12, 2019 at 11:27 AM ·
Is There Any REAL Difference Between Socialism & Communism? #SocialismSucks #CollectivismKills
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
Teacher: “Socialism is nothing like democratic socialism.”
Me, during my presentation:
(A meme is shown.—ed.)
SOCIALISM: THE STATE FORCIBLY TAKES YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY.
DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM: EVERYONE VOTES FOR THE STATE TO FORCIBLY TAKE YOUR MONEY.

Facebook
Dawn Ficorilli
February 16, 2022 at 10:23 AM ·
Yep!
(The following text is shown on a meme from The Patriot Post.—ed.)
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN SOCIALISM AND
DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM?
SOCIALISM IS WHEN THE
STATE TAKES YOUR MONEY.
DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM
IS WHEN EVERYONE VOTES
FOR THE STATE TO TAKE
YOUR MONEY.

Twitter
Unfiltered☢Boss
@Unfilteredboss1
Socialism: The State Forcibly Takes your hard earned money .
Democratic Socialism: Everyone Votes for the state to forcibly take your hard earned money.
11:52 PM · Mar 10, 2019·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Kambree
@KamVTV
What’s the difference between socialism and democratic socialism?
Socialism is when the state takes most of your money.
Democratic socialism is when everyone votes for the state to take most of your money.
11:50 AM · Feb 26, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
“ALL THINGS"💝Romans 8💞
@DarleneHBrook
What’s the difference between socialism & DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM❓
Socialism is when the state takes your money.
DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM is when everyone votes for the state to take your money.
#TruthBeTold #MondayMorning☀️#mondaythoughts #MondayMotivation #ForLife💗#ForLiberty🇺🇸
(The saying is also shown on an image.—ed.)
5:58 AM · Mar 9, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
WSⱯꓛꓤⱯS ꓨNIꓥIꓶ
@SarcasmLiving
SOCIALISM: THE STATE FORCIBLY TAKES
YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY
DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM: EVERYONE VOTES
FOR THE STATE TO FORCIBLY TAKE
YOUR MONEY
2:38 AM · Sep 1, 2020·TweetCaster for Android

Twitter
Rothmus 🏴
@Rothmus
Teacher: “Socialism is nothing like democratic socialism.”
Me, during my presentation:
(A meme is shown.—ed.)
SOCIALISM: THE STATE FORCIBLY TAKES YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY.
DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM: EVERYONE VOTES FOR THE STATE TO FORCIBLY TAKE YOUR MONEY.
8:26 PM · Aug 23, 2022·Tweet From Twetch

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