How Republicans Accidentally Caused The Rise Of Socialism

  • Published on Aug 28, 2019
  • Socialism has been an incredibly divisive issue in American politics for decades. But its recent uptick in popularity has Republicans wondering what’s wrong with the left. Little do they know they have their own actions and policies to thank for democratic socialism’s rise in America. In this opinion piece, Business Insider’s Manny Ocbazghi analyzes the role Republicans played in Obamacare’s rollout, the Green New Deal, and more.
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    How Republicans Accidentally Caused The Rise Of Socialism

Comments • 420

  • Nick Alemán
    Nick Alemán Day ago

    When does government involvement become govemrnet control? The reality is that Bernie is either a socialist or a fascist. Either way he’s a collectivist.
    Nice try, trying to blame republicans but socialism is on the rise because Democrats wrote the laws for students loans, they killed small business with regulations, and created welfare traps, rent traps, and cultural traps. Although the economy has improved significantly under Trump it will require a lot of change on the local level to improve the economic outlook of my generation.
    My generation is also full of Bernie supporters because although they are completely blind to how it applies to Trump they can clearly see that the media and establishment have rigged everything against Bernie just like they’ve rigged the system against our generation. They want an outsider like Bernie. Look at a list of the richest people in America and their policial affiliation. Today they are nearly all on the left side of spectrum. Why would this be, if the left hates the rich? Because billionaires can survive high regulation while a up and coming millionaire may struggle and therefore competition is reduced. They are comfortable backing someone like Elizabeth Warren who can keep the prefect balance between verbally going after the rich and actually creating policy that’ll help the rich but they can’t stand someone like Bernie or Trump because they’ll actually go after them.
    The media misrepresent the conservative perspective on climate change. Ask any Republican or even Trump himself if they want clean water, air, and biodiversity and they’ll say yes. If you ask them if they believe the people who can’t even predict the weather tomorrow, when they say they’ll be a climate apocalypse, they say no. We realize that the climate change apocalypse is what’s called a confidence con and it’s being used solely to justify socialism. Furthermore; we don’t understand how you can ruin people’s standard of living by eliminating everyday items, and allow homeless populations to dirty up the street of your cities, while ignoring things that actually matter when it comes to the environment. The number one environmental threat is human trafficking. 40 million people are enslaved around the world and 200,000 people are enslaved in the U.S. The overwhelming percentage of those enslaved are used for forced labor in black markets like illegal mining, logging, fishing, and agriculture. If the slave labor of these black markets were considered their own country they would be the third largest producer of carbon and responsible for 50% of biodiversity loss. Colombia is one of the worlds most biodiverse countries in the world and here 90% of it mining industry and a large percentage of its logging industry are considered a black market and are completely reliant of forced labor.
    It’s also on the slave ships traveling between Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines where the most damage is being done to our ocean. These organizations don’t care about regulation and they don’t care about socialism. Sadly just like the mainstream media buried the Jeffery Epstein sex trafficking stories and they buried the release of FBI documents showing Martin Luther King raped a woman with Rev Logan Kearse, they’ve buried all stories about forced labor and it’s damage to the environment. In the U.S. most slaves forced to do labor through debt bondage and other means are located in sanctuary cities and close by locations.
    What does far right even mean? It’s a smear for anyone liberals hate. Conservatives described as far right aren’t racist. It was Democrats who own slaves and no one explains this better than Malcolm X, especially in his speech know as the Ballot or the Bullet. Unfortunately, schools don’t teach about the 1865-1896 civil rights movement when minorities like Robert Reed Church managed to become wealthy and laws which illegalized things like interracial marriage in the south was legal. Democrats dismantles this movement.
    Republicans in Wyoming also made it possible for the first women to vote.
    Schools also don’t teach that the closer we came to a Nazi president was when William Dudley Pelly ran in the democratic primary against FDR. The book It Cant Him Here is about him and in that book he is also described as a democrat.
    You can say the Republican Party switch geographically but there is nothing that would allow you to reasonable say that the parties switched morally or philosophically. The fact is that the core value of conservatism is originalism and that value has never changed. Just like Fredrick Douglas said, there was nothing racism about the constitution and therefore as strict interpreters of the constitution, the Republican Party has never been the party of racism. Additionally, collectivism goes directly against the individualist philosophies of conservative. The left as also lied when they say fascism is a far right idea. The connection to leftists is so clear especially when you at the fascist movement in 1930s Mexico.
    Hilariously, women on the view recently celebrated when the white supremacist Richard Spencer spoke about how much he hated Trump. Some people in today’s Neo Nazi groups may think that they are republicans because the media tells them that they are. They are also ignorant of history but then when they realize that their socialist and anti-Israel beliefs don’t align with Republican views, they realize that the media lied to them.

  • Crystal Surber
    Crystal Surber 6 days ago

    So what this is saying...both parties are to be blamed. And that we need new Congress people. 😂🤣

  • Mark Tutone
    Mark Tutone Month ago

    Complete BS. What a joke. Business Insider needs to rename itself, Socialist insider.

  • Christopher Heldt
    Christopher Heldt 2 months ago

    Bernie 2020!

  • Hello Old friend
    Hello Old friend 4 months ago

    The joke is everyone thinks us Canadians are Socialists

  • Jianju69
    Jianju69 4 months ago

    Not surprising that Insider supports Socialism, as they also support the CCP.

  • Wendy Sue
    Wendy Sue 4 months ago

    There further left Democrats get the further right Republicans seem to them.

  • Adriana C
    Adriana C 4 months ago +3

    Socialism DOES NOT WORK! Look at Venezuela

    • Leon Yu
      Leon Yu 3 months ago

      Norway says hi. Google "Nordic model"

  • TheElisabethMaria
    TheElisabethMaria 5 months ago

    Coming from a country where you have to have health insurance (and the state pays part of the montly costs), medicare for all seems reasonable.
    (Of course I dont understand all that goes into implementing such policy)

  • Nick Cellini
    Nick Cellini 5 months ago +1

    Far right ideas like lowering taxes so you can keep more of what you earn ! Basic needs like healthcare, education, and WAIT FOR IT , MORE !! What does MORE mean ??? It means your hand is still out, waiting for another hand out ! Obamacare, when the government forces its citizens to buy a product, from the government !!! Obama even said "the purpose of the Affordable Care Act was to fail and to bring the whole health care system down with it so we could go to a single payer system ! " No Ding Dong, socialism in America wasn't caused by Republicans it was caused by a school system and entertainment industry that vilifies capitalism and promotes socialism. Now go back to your socialist Democrat plantation in the inner city and cry about how bad your life is !!!!!! Inner cities, run by Democrats, housing and food is free, cops beating and killing people, that is the best of example of socialism ! Go to your "safe space" so Burn-me Sanders can wipe your ass while AOC makes sure he only uses 4 squares of toilet paper !

  • Martin Todd
    Martin Todd 5 months ago +5

    "A government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have." (Socialism) Thomas Jefferson.

  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler 5 months ago +1

    This video is as weak as it is biased.

  • AwesomeAna
    AwesomeAna 5 months ago +7

    Can one, just one news outlet be unbiased. PLEASE?!?!?

    • Dopo Plays
      Dopo Plays 3 months ago +1

      When a non political TVclip channel posts some thing that a favors a side, everybody loses.

    • Channel Gee
      Channel Gee 4 months ago

      How is it biased? It said nothing but facts. By calling everything socialist, Republicans allowed Democrats to swing as far left as they like. Ever heard of the boy who cried wolf?

    • Dopo Plays
      Dopo Plays 5 months ago +1

      Inside edition is unbiased

  • Ben Churchill
    Ben Churchill 5 months ago +1

    Communism = heavy government intervention supported by government. . Socialism = a form of communism elected by the people. Democratic socialism = socialism

  • bella ferrer
    bella ferrer 5 months ago

    Oohhh OK!!!!

  • nicholus batchler
    nicholus batchler 5 months ago +1

    Let's just give the Government 100% control, so we dont have freedom of anything! Sounds like Biblical times are unfolding in front of our eyes.. What better way to set the world up for the Antichrist!

    • King Harrow
      King Harrow 4 months ago

      nicholus batchler So socialism has to spread root in all corners of the globe for the prophecy to be fulfilled or does it happen when America becomes socialist? Because the Nazi regime were socialists.

    • nicholus batchler
      nicholus batchler 4 months ago +1

      @King Harrow 4 sure! However the bible said, in the end there will wars and rumor of wars! I think alot of things that has been fulfilled already, but some hasn't. I believe socialism will be a start of full government control and soon after this antichrist will come!

    • King Harrow
      King Harrow 4 months ago +1

      Dont you think a much better example of biblical times were during the WW's? I mean, 85 million died in the span of 6 years.

  • Amaury Lannes
    Amaury Lannes 5 months ago +2

    This video, surprisingly, is relatively unbiased. Not perfect, but still not too bad

    • Karrie Dee
      Karrie Dee 4 months ago

      David Cooper
      I think it's tongue in cheek humour?

    • David Cooper
      David Cooper 4 months ago +1

      Are you high?

  • Thomas Buchovecky
    Thomas Buchovecky 5 months ago +1

    Capitalism is on it's death bed and I say good riddance.

  • Lori Marsh
    Lori Marsh 5 months ago +1

    How is global warming still thing

  • I'm a big delicious Pickle

    I'll never vote Republican again. Bernie Sanders opened my eyes to what a shit show the Republican party truly is.

  • James B
    James B 5 months ago +1

    I wonder where this guy gets the poll numbers. No one at my work place supports the green new deal or Medicare for all. That’s a 0% support.
    This guy is clearly a political puppet

    • crooked truth83
      crooked truth83 4 months ago

      Yeah because your workplace represents the whole country.😒

    • Channel Gee
      Channel Gee 4 months ago +2

      Most of my coworkers do lol

  • Slovenian lefty
    Slovenian lefty 5 months ago +11

    Good video, but please start calling it "social democracy".

  • Tenzin Jangsal
    Tenzin Jangsal 5 months ago +1

    I think it is democratic party weak as mushy old potato defense against republican n greed among elite are the reason for rise of bernie socialism.#2020. Insider also has the problem of not having any knowledge about ordinary people view.

  • Jennifer Nicole
    Jennifer Nicole 5 months ago +4

    I use to think socialism was bad then i watched a documentary called “SICKO” and I’m definitely for socialism

  • invioletsky
    invioletsky 5 months ago

    Socialism is created in Europe after the end of WW2. It has many variances and it can be applied to both democratic and dictatorship type of government. The hole idea of socialism was to help people survive after all the damages of the war and overcome the class inequality and exploitation of the working class that existed for many year before the war. The social systems in most of the European counties cover the basic needs police/military, infrastructure, schools, healthcare, affordable life depending goods (medicines, water, electricity, gas), etc. The other big branch is related to workers protection (minimal wage, unions, paid leave, maternity, unemployment compensation, labor conditions, job protection). Believe it or not these are thinks that we all had to and still have to fight for every day. If the government is not providing or in a way protecting these rights we will be at risk. If somebody has the opportunity to exploit you, they will.

  • nik1987o
    nik1987o 5 months ago

    not sanders. warren.

  • Titanium Tiara
    Titanium Tiara 5 months ago

    This is progressive propaganda. People nowdays just want all their shit for free. No one wants to work. And don’t quote your retard AOC. What was the pricetag for that stupid “deal” ? Sixty billion? Or was that six hundred billion with a B?

  • kys kys
    kys kys 5 months ago

    Lmfao so it’s only okay to be far right but not far left which is moderate in Europe the fucken logic we have in the US and before you tell me if I don’t like it I should leave remember that we have the first amendment and there is nothing wrong with wanting to better this country

  • Harv Begal
    Harv Begal 5 months ago +7

    The socialism label is only going to work on the GOPs dwindling, and aging, base. Millenials and Gen Z that have no recollection of the USSR are mostly not going to give a shit about the label. I want universal healthcare, affordable education, and environmental common sense. If that makes me a socialist so be it.

    • Harv Begal
      Harv Begal 5 months ago +4

      No shit it"s paid for by taxes. Who is saying it's not paid for by taxes? I do work. I would rather pay more taxes for healthcare than to have to pay a middle man insurance company that can turn around and deny to pay for treatment.

    • Ian McIntosh
      Ian McIntosh 5 months ago +2

      Yeah until u end up working and u realise that all that free stuff isn't actually free and that u r paying for it all through taxes on your wages meaning less money for u.

  • A Person
    A Person 5 months ago +3

    Do people understand that if the government provided healthcare it would be different for everyone and it wouldnt cover certain things? Sure canada has free healthcare but they also have a different form of government, not democratic socialism. And many canadians will come to america for OUR healthcare because they can. And it's cheaper and better. Having the government control healthcare is only going to get us the bare minimum, since theyd have to pay for over 5 million peoples healthcare. Like it probably wont cover you if a doctor finds a tumor somewhere inside of you. And not only that, but if our taxes get put into funding for this we will end up paying more taxes, on top of the ones we already have. And once we start getting closer and closer to a socialist country the faster we will become communist. Fight me if you want, but socialism isnt exactly communism but it's practically communism.

    • Karrie Dee
      Karrie Dee 4 months ago

      A Person
      Agreed... lots of unquestioning useful idiots!

    • Ashley Bezrukova
      Ashley Bezrukova 5 months ago +2

      A Person agreed
      “The difference between a Socialist state and a totalitarian one is just a matter of time.”
      - Ayn Rand

  • Joe Paolina
    Joe Paolina 5 months ago +6

    This video is cancer

  • lafeil
    lafeil 5 months ago +7

    I suggest the channel stay out of politics.

  • Michael Perry
    Michael Perry 5 months ago


  • Jack Hindle
    Jack Hindle 5 months ago +8

    I am liberal, but when did insider become vox😂😂😂

    • crooked truth83
      crooked truth83 4 months ago

      You're not a liberal.

    • lafeil
      lafeil 5 months ago

      Good question, Vox will not be around long.

  • Andrew Weit
    Andrew Weit 5 months ago +2

    We don't have a far left in this country. We don't. Period. We have a totalitarian party and a centrist party.

  • Ion Josan
    Ion Josan 5 months ago +4

    The Green New Deal is a good idea if you have a few trillions to spare.

  • cool beans
    cool beans 5 months ago +1

    Go read the Green new deal to see how crazy it is...Add up the cost... Even EVERY dem in congress vote "No" to it, including Bernie Sanders. Thats how insane the Green new deal was.

  • cool beans
    cool beans 5 months ago

    Your "mining waste dumbed in streams" is called "dirt"....Not even joking.

    • cool beans
      cool beans 5 months ago

      @TheCaptianBadass Again, dont consume anything that comes from the dirt. 99% of mining waste was dirt, your freak accident is exactly that. Dont dumb uranium or excessive amount of lead in the water, problem solved.

    • TheCaptianBadass
      TheCaptianBadass 5 months ago +1

      @cool beans Absolutely blown away by the intelligence behind that reply. Open a Google search bar and look up Pitcher, Oklahoma just for fun, maybe read up on it.

    • cool beans
      cool beans 5 months ago

      @TheCaptianBadass You better stop eating food and drinking water then, considering it comes from the dirt....

    • TheCaptianBadass
      TheCaptianBadass 5 months ago +1

      You do realize entire towns have been abandoned because of mine pollution.. Contaminated water is a deal breaker, and there can me much more harmful things in mine waste other than dirt.. lead, arsenic, uranium, oil. The earth contains many toxic elements.

  • cool beans
    cool beans 5 months ago +1

    2:30 because it is. It was deemed unconstitutional by the supreme court even.

  • cool beans
    cool beans 5 months ago

    This kids an ignorant doofus.

  • cool beans
    cool beans 5 months ago

    NAME ONE THING Trump did that was "far right" ill wait...

    "You have no one to blame but yourselves republicans, for making us want to destroy this county and ourselves"

  • Santiago Bron
    Santiago Bron 5 months ago +22

    Imagine calling everyone you don’t like a communist/socialist/Marxist
    And expect to be taking seriously.

    • Nick Alemán
      Nick Alemán Day ago

      @Santiago Bron when you do that it’s called fascism but the funny thing is that it’s not Republican calling every Democrat a socialist but Democrats calling every republican a fascists.
      Just go over to Fox News and see how could they treat Bernie Sanders.
      It’s also interesting that fascism is a leftists belief and not a conservative one. Collectivism goes directly against conservatives values and furthermore fascist revolutions could never be engendered from a originalist goverment.

  • Richard Prichard
    Richard Prichard 5 months ago

    kinda feel like at least in Canada its more schools that caused the rise but guess America might be different

  • AL ROD
    AL ROD 5 months ago +3

    If they say "socialism", run! WTH, people. History has shown it doesn't work! Why insist on something that's doomed to fail

    RULONG HUANG 5 months ago +3

    I literally agree nothing about this video but the very last thing. AOC and the squad are basically the trump on the far left, but how can you ok with them if you hate trump that much?

      RULONG HUANG 5 months ago +1

      @nsmith2016 no, promising free stuff doesn't help the bottom 50%, and btw, you think AOC's policy doesnt help the 1%?

    • Harv Begal
      Harv Begal 5 months ago +1

      I think the video pretty much nails it. Look, everything has a reaction. The tea party was the reaction to Obama. The surge in "socialist" support is the reaction to Trump.

    • nsmith2016
      nsmith2016 5 months ago +3

      Cause AOC's policies help the bottom 50% instead of the top 10%

  • SpeedStriker
    SpeedStriker 5 months ago +1

    Why is a half grown mushroom trying to tell me that thieves don't cause theft, guns don't kill people, and that "senators don't legislate, the bad pre-existing legislations does!"? Am I high or is the world just tripping? Where is the cheshire cat when you need him?

  • Name Password
    Name Password 5 months ago +3

    1992 the Communist and Socialist Parties took over the Democratic Party from the inside. The Weak and Corrupt fall easily.

  • Robert Garcia
    Robert Garcia 5 months ago

    Fox News is white trash and that’s a fact!

  • Bible Bus
    Bible Bus 5 months ago +6

    That is such a lie! It's the dems who want it! I'm beginning to hate this channel

    • Bible Bus
      Bible Bus 4 months ago

      Lol so ur all democratic millennials. UR WHATS WRONG W AMERICA

    • crooked truth83
      crooked truth83 4 months ago

      @Bible Bus Maybe you should go back to your Faux news channel.

    • Harv Begal
      Harv Begal 5 months ago +2

      Look up the definition of socialism. Okay did you do it?
      Now, tell me how universal healthcare is socialist.

    • Yessica Donayre
      Yessica Donayre 5 months ago +1

      @Bible Bus Some think socialism is always bad. Most western countries incorporate socialism in education, health-care and housing. It has worked great for them.

    • Yessica Donayre
      Yessica Donayre 5 months ago +2

      @Bible Bus "oh no the dems want us to become commies" heard of denmark? that country has socialism in some of its government services. guess what. it's one of the happiest countries in the world.

  • Vintz Vi
    Vintz Vi 5 months ago +1

    “We need communism”

  • Monica
    Monica 5 months ago +7

    We dont have to be completely socialist. We can just be in the middle and have to government provide the basic needs for everyone.

    • Monica
      Monica 5 months ago

      @Captain Hook it's just a suggestion. Sending you love because it seems like you need it

    • Captain Hook
      Captain Hook 5 months ago +2

      ​@Monica yeah you dont have any answers. gain knowledge & then make opinions

    • Monica
      Monica 5 months ago

      @Captain Hook you need to chill out please take your negativity somewhere else. Like I said I dont have all the answers.

    • Captain Hook
      Captain Hook 5 months ago +2

      Monica ‘move some money around’??? Is it that simple?

  • Zex Maxwell
    Zex Maxwell 5 months ago +5

    Trump is providing socialism With bailout farmers. Nice job guys.

    • Zex Maxwell
      Zex Maxwell 5 months ago +3

      @cool beans its not? gop been trying to stop welfare for years now.

    • cool beans
      cool beans 5 months ago

      Welfare isnt socialism. Public schools and the VA are though, both terrible.

  • Rebecca Levy
    Rebecca Levy 5 months ago +14

    Drink every time he says "Republican".

    • AwesomeAna
      AwesomeAna 5 months ago +1

      Are you trying to murder someone?

  • Rebecca Levy
    Rebecca Levy 5 months ago

    So if I piss you off and you shoot me, it was my fault for causing your dumbass reaction?

  • Sokrates
    Sokrates 5 months ago +8

    Yup. Some think socialism is always bad. Most western countries incorporate socialism in education, health-care and housing. It has worked great for them. This is the exact reason why Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Canada, and Norway are such amazing countries to live in. The US is the one who resists this idea.

    • cool beans
      cool beans 5 months ago +1

      @Sokrates Sure it does, the freedom to choose is capitalist in nature. Any county that does "better" (performance, financial efficiency, accountability, ext) in any category almost always is more capitalist in that area.

    • Sokrates
      Sokrates 5 months ago +2

      @cool beans Half of the schools might be private, but 10% of students are in private schools. Freedom in schooling does not make the system more capitalistic. You have to take into account that everyone has the opportunity to get a quality education for free. Also, schools don't make a country capitalistic or socialistic. There is more to it.

    • cool beans
      cool beans 5 months ago +1

      @Sokrates No, thats correct. 50%as ive said. Both public and private are funded through a voucher system. Which is more privatized and better quality than the US. They are much less regulated and business friendly as well. They are more capitalist.

    • Sokrates
      Sokrates 5 months ago

      @cool beans They are not more capitalistic. One tenth of students sweden are in private schools but these are privately owned publicly funded schools based on the number of pupils.

    • cool beans
      cool beans 5 months ago +1

      History always says its bad.
      They work terrible but ok
      Scandinavian counties are more capitalist than the US, 50% of swedens schools are privatized and are not forced to pay for public schools.

  • vertigoz
    vertigoz 5 months ago

    Republicans are quite a dumb bunch of people parroting what the powers to be tell them

    • Gypsy Wolf
      Gypsy Wolf 5 months ago +1

      & Democrats are any better? 2 sides to the same coin.

  • Eugene S
    Eugene S 5 months ago +1

    We get it, republicans are the cause of all of life's problems..... Said a liberal.....
    Do you not get how silly you sound?

  • Thomas Nelson
    Thomas Nelson 5 months ago +2

    Republicans accidentally made idiots?

    • Rebecca Levy
      Rebecca Levy 5 months ago

      That's what I'm getting from this.

  • Adam Dasic
    Adam Dasic 5 months ago

    Disgusting to see this channel turn into a leftist channel.....

  • Luis A.
    Luis A. 5 months ago +6

    Ah man Ben Shapiro would curb stomp you