Have you seen either of these? If not watch the videos in both links, please. Then I will share the authoritative opinion of an expert on this subject. He was an American Socialist. In fact, he helped to launch the Socialist movement in America. But first, the videos:
The reason this question is so difficult for these people to answer is because there is no difference. One might as well try to explain the difference between ‘soaked’ and ‘drenched.’ But then, I realize that few people will just take my word for this, so I have decided to let an American expert testify as to this fact. Ladies and gentlemen, American Socialist, Woodrow Wilson:
For it is very clear that, in fundamental theory, socialism and democracy are almost, if not quite, one and the same. They both rest at bottom upon the absolute right of the community to determine its own destiny and that of its members. Men as communities are supreme over men as individuals. Limits of wisdom and convenience to the public control there may be: limits of principle there are, upon strict analysis, none.
That comes from this tasty little essay:
You really should read it sometime. And, when you do, remember that this is the same man who said elected dictatorships are the best, most efficient forms of government. That the Constitution was garbage: the government was a ‘living thing,’ and should be treated not as a machine, but as a living body or organism. He also said that the American people were too stupid to see and accept the brilliance of Communism, but under the name of ‘progressivism,’ they would willingly accept and embrace every bit of the ideology. If you doubt any of this, just start reading Wilson’s essays on government, democracy, administration and Progressivism. You’ll find I am being kind to the man.
Oh! I almost forgot. The reason those college students couldn’t explain this is because John Dewey, another Communist hiding behind the Progressive mask and friend of Wilson, also father of modern American education, John Dewey designed our university and public school system to make good little drones who do not think for themselves but who worship and defend the government as their god. Dewey even went so far as to say this made the teacher the prophet of this new religion. And do not think this is ancient history. Bill Ayres, terrorist friend of Obama and Communist revolutionary, spent some 12-15 years in Chicago finishing what Dewey started. Or didn’t you know that Ayres was instrumental in helping to set the national education criteria? If you didn’t, you should look up his books on teaching. they read like a dumbed-down version of Dewey’s writings.
You may now return to your usual state of LCD-induced catatonia. 🙂