To hear Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or Bernie Sanders describe it...Democratic socialism is a system wherein all resources are pooled...and...passed out as the majority sees fit. And...because the majority's voice is embodied in the heart and mind of the leader...a leader such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez...or...Bernie Sanders...whatever the ruling elite decides best such is done for the common good.
When pressed about her vision...Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she saw people with shovels and hoes headed to the fields each day...laboring away*...and...the harvest passed out as the ruling elite saw fit...an elite speaking for the majority...the democratic socialist majority. Everyone will receive their fair share...eat what they want and pass it on to the next hungry mouth. Such a vision Cortez believes the voters of America yearn to hear...a message of misery and squalor...a message of whip and chain...a message told by demagogues since man climbed from slime and cried: I AM MAN!
*Capitalism is the only system that permits a producer unfettered way...unhindered by the grip of big grab government...and...confident in the safety and security such a system delivers. In socialism...the product of labor belongs to the majority and that majority decides what will be done with that product of labor...the producer has little to say in its disposition.