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#49B  IDEALISTIC SOCIALISM

I'm idealistic some say deluded. I can imagine…somewhere… ethical, honest, altruistic people conspiring to infiltrate key institutions, manipulate events and shape outcomes to their liking.  They believe in a centrally planned economic system in which, the state controls all means of production, and this, and distribution, are designed to satisfy human needs. Common good, not private profit / accumulation of wealth, is valued!  If true, I would not find this conspiracy all that disturbing! (Note: Some socialists value democracy; some are authoritarians; some are communists who want all property held in common.)

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the theme is paired with: #36B  Conspiracies to make Choice #38  in the Choices We Make cards 

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 Project Worldview authored discussion, Worldview Watch related issues, songs, etc.  

Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book Songs
Worldview Watch issue #68, posted 7/16/2021   Communists and Conspiracies
Worldview Watch issue #46, posted 10/7/2015: China: Global Climate and Development Leader?  
Worldview Watch issue #45, posted 7/29/2015 Confucius, Singapore, China, and Political Meritocracy 

Wikipedia articles related to this theme:

Nationalization  Socialism (Marxism)  socialist market economy  
Social Democracy   Democratic Socialism centralized economic planning
Social Justice Social Ownership Labor Movement
Market Socialism Capitalist Mode of Production Egalitarianism
  Communist State    
     

 worldview internal inconsistency related: Strongly valuing this theme and any of the themes in the list below is a contradiction:

#1B Skeptic #14A  Salvation & Moralistic God  #19A  Competitive Capitalism   #19B Corporate Capitalism  
#22B Imperialism   #26B  More is Better Mentality / Abundance #28A   Hedonistic Orientation   #29B Taking Charge==> Violence
#34 Valuing Traditions and Status Quo    #36A Cynicism #37A   Proud Identification & Tribalism   #43   Seeking Wealth & Power  
#48B  Liking Co-operation-Based Communities   #50A Libertarian    #50B Left Anarchist   #51B Big Business Pushes Limits
#103A Individual Glory   #204A Freedom From Limits      
       

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #49B: Idealistic Socialism

The Defense of Marxism website
The Socialism Website
World Socialist Movement
Youth for International Socialism
The Socialist Labor Party of America
The Socialist Party of Canada
North Korea's Economy central planning (report from The Economist July 3 2021)
Spain's Socialists Battle (report in The Economist October 8 2016)
Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion by Gareth S. Jones (book review from The Economist August 27 2016)
"Economics and Ethics: Lying Commies" (report on experiment conducted in Germany regarding willingness to lie, The Economist July 19, 2014)
How to Change the World--Tales of Marx and Marxism by Eric Hobsbawm (book review by Stefan Collini on The Guardian Jan 21 2011)
A  Primer on Class Struggle, by Michael Schwalbe (2011 article by North Carolina State University professor) 
International Socialist Organization (anarchist site, critical of "authoritarian socialism")
Why Socialism? by Albert Einstein (classic 1949 Monthly Review article)
Socialism or Statism? (anarchist perspective)
The Communist Manifesto (classic 1848 book by Marx and Engels)
Anti-Capitalism, Pro Socialism Speech by Fidel Castro
Che Lives On (website devoted to memory of / writings of Che Guevara, Marxist revolutionary leader) 
CommonWealth, by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri (review of 2009 book)
"China--'Socialist market economy' or just plain capitalism?" by Michele Fabbri  (2006 article, Marxist viewpoint)  
Man in the Realm of Nature (Marxist perspective)
Cooperative / Participatory Society vs. Socialist Society Debate (from Z magazine)  
Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Socialism  (Fordham University project)
Socialism From Below, by David R. McNally (1986 article)
Democratic Socialists of America
quotes related to socialism

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