Everybody already seems to have an opinion about democratic socialism. You either love it like Bernie Sanders and AOC do, or you loath it with a burning passion. But what are we really arguing about? If you stop and listen, those two words, democratic and socialism, can mean fundamentally different things to different people. So, who’s right? Matt Kibbe breaks it down word by word in the latest video from the “Let’s Talk About…” series.
Let’s Talk About… Democratic Socialism
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Matt Kibbe is President at Free the People, an educational foundation using video storytelling to turn on the next generation to the values of personal liberty and peaceful cooperation. He is also co-founder and partner at Fight the Power Productions, a video and strategic communications company. Kibbe is the host of BlazeTV’s Kibbe on Liberty, a popular podcast that insists that you think for yourself.
Dubbed “the scribe” by the New York Daily News, Kibbe is the author three books, most recently the #2 New York Times bestseller Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto.
He was senior advisor for a Rand Paul Presidential Super PAC in 2016, and later co-founded AlternativePAC to promote libertarian values.
In 2004 Kibbe founded FreedomWorks, a national grassroots advocacy organization, and served as President until his departure in 2015. Steve Forbes said: “Kibbe has been to FreedomWorks what Steve Jobs was to Apple.”
An economist by training, Kibbe did graduate work at George Mason University and received his B.A. from Grove City College. He serves at the whim of his awesome wife Terry, and their three objectivist cats, Roark, Ragnar and Rearden. Kibbe is a fanatical DeadHead, drinker of craft beer and whisky, and collector of obscure books on Austrian economics.View Full Bio
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Was it really conservative? I mean, the guy just said that everything is complicated and we need to actively discuss such topics in order to reach consensus. If I’m wrong pls correct me.
The Greeks didn’t have as rosy a picture of democracy as you suggest. Aristotle called it mob rule and included democracy in his list of corrupted forms of government. The Founders knew this and that’s why we have a republic, which aims to balance the interests of all classes.
Today people use and abuse all there terms: democracy, socialism and republic. The key, as you know, is liberty or tyranny.
Hey Al, great to hear from you. Good point. In hind sight I wish I would have just focused on “democracy,” as it has now been elevated to near deity status by the Biden administration. This is a new version I think potentially more toxic than Democratic Socialism
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