The so-called Democratic Socialist (aka. democratic marxists) advocate a platform that should be familiar to those who have studied Marxism. Unfortunately, the general public are not well informed so I’m going back to the book that set these guys in motion:
Karl Marx began his treatise on a very strong note, he declared victory & framed his movement at center of discussion. Here’s an excerpt:
A spectre is haunting Europeans — the spectre of communism. All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre…Karl Marx – the Communist Manifesto
Two things result from this fact:
I. Communism is already acknowledged by all European powers to be itself a power.
II. It is high time that Communists should openly, in the face of the whole world, publish their views, their aims, their tendencies, and meet this nursery tale of the Spectre of Communism with a manifesto of the party itself.
This is a phenomenal book if you want to break down of the ideas & philosophies of this new progressive (it’s really regressive, but I digress) movement. What theories shape the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezes, the Bernie Sanders, not to mention the Bookers, Ilhans of the world.
With intro out of the way: The 10 Tennant’s of Communism: