Socialism is almost the same as communism; both are bad
Don’t bring feelings to a fact fight. Once again thank you Mr. Rock for validating my points. Also, thanks for the insults and failing to counter any points.
Communism is often referred to as revolutionary socialism; the key difference is the need for a violent uprising of the lower class against the middle and upper classes. The killing fields of Cambodia are an example of such an uprising. One point five to two million dead, often with pick-axes and other farm tools to save bullets. Socialism is communism with less bloodshed to get there. Both lead to misery and destitution when other peoples’ money runs out.
I find it insulting that the workers once risen up would need the communist elite to rule them. It is reminiscent of “helter skelter”. Charles Manson planned a race war and once the blacks had won he would lead them. The contempt for the intelligence of the workers or the blacks is blatant in such ideologies.
Mixed economic systems are not state-owned economies, meaning the government doesn’t own the means of production. By definition it is not a socialist system. The state owning the means of production is a definitive part of socialism. Mr. Rock may want to look at liberalism as an ideology. (The textbook definitions, not the modern day usage.) Even the libertarians believe in a limited government involvement in natural monopolies. Socially conscious government programs are not, and do not, make socialism.
Governments are institutions and are incapable of interpersonal relationships. If you want to be loved and cared for I would suggest a dating app.
The only socialists I have met do not want to help the common man. They want to punish and steal from the rich and successful. Free stuff is not free as it was taken by force from another.