You know that impulsive friend you have that’s always getting into dumb situations? Every group has one — that one person who, despite having learned a certain lesson hundreds of times, believes that one more try will be different.
If that describes you, then you and the person holding the massive fork in this picture have something in common.
Socialism is the bad idea people love to keep trying. It has been thoroughly discredited since the late 1980s, but that hasn’t stopped some of the most popular politicians in the United States today from praising it as a success the rest of us were just too stupid to understand.
The Soviet Union collapses under its own bureaucratic weight? Oh, that’s because they actually abandoned Marxist principles. Cuba turns into a rogue police state? That’s because of America, or something. Venezuela devolves into a starvation-ridden free-for-all? That’s because Maduro isn’t socialist enough.
Not. Real. Socialism.
This is the true rallying cry for the modern left, and it’s going to hurt someone soon.
~ Facts Not Memes