Date: June 11, 2021 03:41AM
First of all, I love sticking it to conservative Mormons so let’s try to make this work. This promises to be great fun. On a more somber note, democratic socialism has won the ideological war and the victor is China. We can explore what that means.
The Mormons, to their credit, instituted socialism under the United Order. Various reasons are given for its failure, but let me apply Occam’s razor: Mormons are assholes. It’s just what their religion turns people into. We do know that Mormons created their own economies everywhere they went, engendering persecution from those they out-competed. Now, does that qualify as democratic socialism? Pre-Brigham Young, the church was far more democratic than with today’s authoritarian structure. They were the 19th century’s hippy dippy free love movement.
That’s right Mitt, your Joseph Smith was a Bernie Sanders with a turbocharged libido.
Now to move on to democratic socialism in the modern world, this is what scares the West about China. We can’t stop their democratic socialism. We can’t compete with it economically because it would bankrupt us. China is the United Order come to town to eat our lunch.
China’s genocide of the Uighurs is a message: This is what we care of human life, so go ahead and use your nukes. That right there may have saved billions of lives. Game over without going hot. But it was the guns that made our money good so now what? Now what, indeed. Democratic socialism, American style. It’s a brave new world. That’s why the economy is being imploded, not because of some nefarious plot. The new Cold War is theater for the Kool Aid drinkers. America is on a morphine drip, addicted to the products of democratic socialism for its very survival. Kind of like, I dunno, opium.