Watch Out! Democratic Socialism is Coming to Brooklyn!

Watch Out! Democratic Socialism is Coming to Brooklyn!

Deluded leftist and former actor-turned-activist Jabari Brisport is running for New York City Council, and he wants YOU to embrace democratic socialism! Because while stealing from others is wrong on an individual level, it becomes totally fine if everyone votes for it. In this case, Brisport has 24,000 socialists on his side, proof that numbers are not an indication of morality (or intelligence).

For the rest of us that aren't completely insane, democratic socialism essentially boils down to mob rule. It involves a large welfare state that's funded through heavy taxation (voted in of course), which prompts anyone with wealth to flee, causing economic collapse when the money runs out. The ironic beauty of the system is that nobody has any incentive to work or produce anything even during collapse, because then they'd be the next one everyone votes to steal from. It's a Ponzi-scheme in government form, and it's the vision Brisport has for his city.

Historically, every country that has implemented a socialist system of governing has failed — just take a look at Venezuela, Greece or Zimbabwe. All of these nations voted for socialist leadership and all of them collapsed. At least they collapsed democratically, right?

From The Intercept:

One of the challenges of Brisport’s run for office — and for [the Democratic Socialists of America], in general — is defining democratic socialism in a way that Americans will embrace it as a mainstream ideology.

“You tell somebody socialism without hearing somebody describe it, they automatically think government owns everything, takes away your property,” he complained. “It’s not necessarily thinking about it as government. It’s about ‘We The People.’ It’s about having power and agency over how things are guided.”

What an imbecile.

If 'We The People' decided collectively to steal from the wealthy, does that make it moral? Would wealthy residents stay put and wait for men with guns (aka the government) to swing by to collect? Of course not. That's why proponents of voter-approved theft tend to point to countries like the Netherlands, Scandinavia or Switzerland as evidence of socialism's 'success' — the only way these countries can survive is through a capitalist market system, which creates a heavily-taxed base to pay for all the welfare recipients.

Take a look at this gem:

Brisport opposes plans to turn [a] 138,000-square-foot armory into a bonanza for private developers. Instead, he is supporting residents who want to turn the site into a community land trust. Under such a model, land development would be approved by a nonprofit controlled by the local community.

“People from the community organize into a non-profit, and then you can turn over the land to them, instead of wealthy developer,” he explained. “They can choose who they contract out to. Maybe they’ll contract out to a non-profit. Ultimately, they’ll have final say in the negotiations.”

That same spirit of greater localized democracy runs through the entirety of Brisport’s platform: From expanding participatory budgeting, to requiring police officers to live in the city, to taxing the rich to ensure a more equitable distribution of wealth and power.

Right after Brisport says socialism isn't necessarily about government confiscating property, he outlines how he plans to confiscate property if he is voted into government.

How exactly do you think wealthy developers become and stay wealthy? Certainly not through poor decision-making. The 138,000 sqft. space isn't being given away for free to developers — they're paying for it voluntarily, so they can in turn create value for locals by building businesses that provide goods and services.

Brisport believes that confiscating property and turning it over to "the community," is better than letting someone voluntarily assume the risk of investing their own money in it. Poor people overwhelmingly stay poor because they make poor financial decisions. Is it a good idea to put them all collectively in charge of properties, taxes and budgeting?

Of course, this is all merely a misdirect. If voted into office, Brisport would never allow any sort of "real" power to fall into the hands of the people. We've seen this time and again, most recently in Venezuela, where upon being voted into power, Dictator Nicolas Maduro had his political opponents arrested and any dissent violently suppressed.

Leftists and socialists use the people to attain power, then use their power to control the people. Brisport is no different. The Intercept piece ends with this chilling quote from Brisport:

“What I tell people is gentrification isn’t caused by white people, it’s caused by capitalism,” he said. “If you de-commodify the land and you take the profit motive away, then we can actually fight against this.”

Take note, New Yorkers: if you own anything of value, work, sell or do anything for a profit, you're part of the problem.

Stay alert. Stay alive.

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