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“Democracy is the road to socialism” – Karl Marx

Premise 1: Democracy is a form of government in which citizens have ownership over the government

Premise 2: Socialism is citizen’s ownership of the means of production and co-operative management of the economy.

Premise 3: Citizens have ownership over the government therefore have ownership over economy.

Conclusion: Socialism is the true form of democracy.

Analysis:

Premise 1: Citizens have control over the government can be accepted as truth, however the wording guides you towards the meaning that citizens consistently dictate, or guide, what the government does.  Democracy, worded properly means, citizens participate equally – either directly or, through elected representatives, indirectly – in the proposal, development and establishment of laws which society runs off of.  Democracy is were citizens have the power to elect a premier, or ruler, to govern over a country, and have the power to voice an opinion and be heard.  The true power to put forth actions lies over the representatives elected through the people, for the people.

Premise 2: Socialism is citizen’s ownership of the means of production and co-operative management of the economy, all in all this premises is true, but socialism includes more points, rather then just citizen ownership; Social ownership referring to: cooperative enterprises, common ownership, state ownership, or any combination of these.

Premise 3: Citizens have ownership over the government follows what analysis of premise 1, but government having ownership over the economy is true, but not entirely.  The economy is so fickle and is tied to every country due to globalization.  You can`t really have ownership over the economy.  You can regulate tax`s, interest rates, increase money supply, vice-versa,  but the government doesn`t have ownership over the economy.  Especially in a democracy.

Conclusion: Socialism is the true form of democracy following the truth of the premises, or side truth, the conclusion is sound.

 

One Response to “Democracy is the road to socialism” – Karl Marx

  1. parkercopeland says:

    I like how you went into specifics and gave examples to support your premises. The premisies and conclusion were accurate and true. I love the whole idea about for a democracy to be truly democratic it must be socialist.
    It would have been cool to see a justification as to why capitalist society is undemocratic, just as a supporting factor to your arguement.
    Well done :)

     

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