They Say Scandinavia But They Mean Venezuela

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What do Democratic Socialists like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez want America to look like? They say they want America to emulate Scandinavian countries like Denmark and Sweden. But do their proposed policies reflect that? Or do they point down a darker path? Debbie D’Souza, a native Venezuelan and political commentator, investigates.
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Script:
Venezuela-where I was born and still have family-bad.
Cuba-bad.
Zimbabwe-bad.
Soviet Union-bad.
China under Mao-bad.
Sweden, Denmark, Norway-good.
This is the socialist report card as it currently stands.
Never mind that Venezuela, Cuba, Zimbabwe, the Soviet Union, Mao’s China were once good. Once they go bad, they stay bad and are quickly forgotten, lost down the memory hole.
But those Nordic paradises? They never let you down.
Whenever Bernie, the “Squad”, and the growing horde of Democratic Socialists ever get cornered, there’s always “like Denmark” to come to the rescue.
“No, no, we don’t want anything like what’s going on in Venezuela. Denmark is what we have in mind.”
Except they don’t.
And it’s time we all figured this out.
Before it’s too late.
Here’s what you need know about Scandinavian countries:
They are capitalist in wealth creation and socialist in wealth distribution.
They have low corporate taxes, around 20 percent, no higher than in America.
Unlike America, neither Norway nor Sweden nor Denmark has a government-set minimum wage.
Most make it very easy to start a new business.
Most have private healthcare and education options.
Yes, the Nordic countries have an expansive welfare state, but everyone pays into the system-rich, middle class and poor.
Nobody escapes the tax man: because nobody escapes the 25% value added tax. This sales tax, a tax on what you buy is regressive, meaning it falls much more heavily percentage-of-income-wise on the poor and middle class than it does on the rich.
This concept is a complete non-starter for American socialists who want only “the rich” to pay more, even though America’s tax system is already steeply progressive: “The rich,” the top 10 percent, pay about 70% of all income taxes. But for the socialist it never seems to be enough.
So, if the American Left has rejected the Scandinavian model, which model is it embracing?
Well, where do the leading figures on the American Left, from Sean Penn to Michael Moore and Bill Ayers go when they want to praise socialism? Here’s a hint: When was the last time you saw Bernie in Copenhagen?
First it was the Soviet Union. Then it was Cuba. Then it was Venezuela.
Venezuelan socialism, like current American socialism, is based on sowing social division. The Left in Venezuela divided the country not merely between the rich and the poor, but white and black or brown-between Europeans, Africans, and indigenous people. Hugo Chavez made much of his black and Indian roots. Venezuelan socialists were bringing down statues of Columbus long before American leftists did.
Once you establish the villain class, taking away their wealth is not hard to do. Whatever Chavez and now his successor Nicolas Maduro wanted, they took-or, if you care about moral clarity, they stole-always, like the French and Russian Revolutions, in the name of “equality.”
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Chacle
Chacle 3 цагийн өмнө
Anyone who knows jack shit about skandinavia knows that this video is misleading. Skandinavian nations tax the hell out of the rich, and don't fall for the argument that they are the ones creating jobs. Also in contrast to the before mentioned socialist countries they aren't dictatorships, which usually mismanage their economy regardless of who is in charge.
Pine Tree
Pine Tree 6 цагийн өмнө
This was purely fearmongering. You were very very manipulative by “connecting dots” but deciding what the dots were. And im not even economically left wing... videos like these push ppl away from right wingers.
Lucia wqfg
Lucia wqfg 7 цагийн өмнө
okay boomer
Patrick Arnett
Patrick Arnett 10 цагийн өмнө
Isn’t prageru the people who said that Fossil Fuels make water cleaner lol
Arthur Morgan
Arthur Morgan 11 цагийн өмнө
Venezuela isn’t socialist. 70% of the economy is in the private sector while the remaining 30% is nationalized. There is no social ownership of the means of production, there is no socialism.
Dillon Rosen
Dillon Rosen 11 цагийн өмнө
Bernie Sanders is not a socialist. He's a capitalist. He isn't saying to nationalize industries (which the Scandinavian countries have done by the way). Really, none of his policies aren't anything those countries have tried. I don't know of the American Left wants Sweden, but I don't think they want Venezuela.
America FUCKYEAH!!!
America FUCKYEAH!!! 13 цагийн өмнө
Wow, it sounds exactly like what the Dems have been trying to do for years.
Zwiebelface
Zwiebelface Цагийн өмнө
@America FUCKYEAH!!! no, your name.
America FUCKYEAH!!!
America FUCKYEAH!!! Цагийн өмнө
@Zwiebelface the truth is cringe?
Zwiebelface
Zwiebelface Цагийн өмнө
kinda cringe ngl
Trade Mark
Trade Mark 13 цагийн өмнө
Bolivia Good
Kat's Kettlebell Dojo
Kat's Kettlebell Dojo 13 цагийн өмнө
Brilliant!
Zwiebelface
Zwiebelface Цагийн өмнө
It's Propaganda. the VAT isn't progressive. stuff like food andclothing is getting taxed way less. And the top 10% also earn 70% of income, which means they pay less taxes than the average american, because income tax is the only important tax in America.
Øivind Lundberg
Øivind Lundberg 15 цагийн өмнө
USA is right now an undeveloped country with 155trillions in Unfunded liabilities. 45millions on foodstamps. The 5 % richest control 95% of the wealth, stocks. 95% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck... Wake up USA. Wake up.
Sandy Boyd
Sandy Boyd 16 цагийн өмнө
Ugh, I don't like this video!
Omar Khan
Omar Khan 16 цагийн өмнө
Venezuela is a horrible example of socialism. Venezuela is 70% privately owned, that completely debunks the idea of Venezuela being socialist
Necrocharmer
Necrocharmer 16 цагийн өмнө
Sources: Dude, trust me
SadlyWritten
SadlyWritten 16 цагийн өмнө
Okay first of all, yes denmark has private healthcare, but that is optional, and extremely tiny compared to public healthcare in denmark, still funded out of your taxes. You have a point on taxes, while still higher, they are only a little bit higher. Second of all, minimum wage is non-existent in denmark, there is an agreement among people that a full time job minimum wage is 16.37 US dollars.That is more than twice the minimum wage in the US. I could go on and on about the other misconceptions in the video, but that's for someone else who's actually good at debunking things to do, in fact, this didn't take a long time, all of your information can be easily refuted by a simple google search, only thing is the majority of the people watching this aren't going to do that, and I usually don't. This channel is really good at doing two things, convincing everyone their right and their's no need to fact check them, and saying thing that are just intelectualifying things someone in texas with a southern accent on a farm would say. I did this to explain that this is not trustworthy content, it is unhealthy to hate a side with this much passion if your living in a DEMOCRACY with them, and this content is just conservative junk food and around 60% of their points can be refuted in 2 minutes, thank you and good day.
FYIImASpycrab
FYIImASpycrab 17 цагийн өмнө
Such a silly video founded on misunderstandings. Awful arguments 😆
OtherJake86
OtherJake86 17 цагийн өмнө
Shameless garbage. Even a basic awareness of history or a moment of thinking with common sense (or reading on Wikipedia) will show that corruption and authoritarian governments were the problems in the countries mentioned who are suffering. News flash: it wasn't offering healthcare and education to their citizens that made those countries devolve into violence and chaos. Which is exactly what Bernie and other progressives want to do: offer healthcare and education. Furthermore, it isn't only socialist countries that have these things. England has it. Australia has it. Canada has it. Every developed nation in the world EXCEPT the U.S. offers healthcare and higher education to its citizens. Viewers, please ask yourselves: why are some people so intent on you not having healthcare and education? Is it REALLY out of principled adherence to a certain set of political-economic values? Do you really believe that? Or is it more likely they just don't care if you are healthy and educated, want to make sure THEY have all the healthcare and education for themselves, and maybe even benefit from you not being healthy or educated (i.e. you won't realize how corrupt they are and vote them out). Prove them wrong. Vote them out anyways. They are monstrous.
Rich Pearce
Rich Pearce 19 цагийн өмнө
Great video
Zwiebelface
Zwiebelface Цагийн өмнө
the taxiation of America isn't really progressive (as in most capitalist nations). The top 10% earn 70% of all income, which means they pay less taxes than the average American, because income tax the only major progressive tax in the US.
KurtAngle89
KurtAngle89 20 цагийн өмнө
To be completely honest, sometimes Republicans accuse Democrats of being socialists. But that's an incorrect assumption. In European countries, everyone knows Northern countries aren't exactly "socialists" in the common sense You're completely on spot on class hate and the whole "wealth theft". It does happen everywhere the left is in charge
Scott Harkless
Scott Harkless 20 цагийн өмнө
They almost have a point and then get so sad for statues of removed from governorship in 1500 actual monster Christopher Columbus
A O
A O 20 цагийн өмнө
This is nothing more than a propaganda channel spewing lies. Don't let them brainwash you. Peace.
Beril
Beril 20 цагийн өмнө
communism is good
RT FJ
RT FJ 20 цагийн өмнө
I am Venezuelan and I can confirm that everything this lady said is absolutely right
Magnús Örn
Magnús Örn 17 цагийн өмнө
have you met any american demsocs?
Julio Michelon
Julio Michelon 20 цагийн өмнө
European here. Most countries in Europe, not just the Scandinavians, are countries run as capitalist countries with *some* socialized elements. That's precisely what separates them from the Soviet Union, Cuba or any other *hard line* communist country. Europe has a free market, it encourages private business, but we guarantee health and education to everyone by offering them as a free, public, social service *on top* of options found in the private sector. People can choose based on their needs if they can afford to choose, but always have an option to fall back on if they don't have the means. This is what the democrats are trying to implement in America. They're trying to make it easier for people with less means to gain access to education and health instead of being crushed by college/medical debt. I don't think a single person in America or Europe, liberal or conservative, would want to turn their country into a Communist Dictatorship and implying that seems very misleading...
Taylor Borie
Taylor Borie 20 цагийн өмнө
The Norwegian government owns a far higher percentage of the nations wealth than in Venezuela.
christian cervantes
christian cervantes 21 цагийн өмнө
Don't disrespect Nation for the past many years. You all disgust me Speech: *Infinite*
1ch1go 33
1ch1go 33 21 цагийн өмнө
damn you know you really be straw manning when you voice act AOC to prove her wrong
Adt_10 Terrarian
Adt_10 Terrarian 22 цагийн өмнө
This channel is scatalogical: meaning it's urine and feces, YES URINE AND FECES!
Will Kay
Will Kay 23 цагийн өмнө
“They say Scandinavia but they mean Venezuela” Source(s): “Dude trust me” Literally the only link between the American left and Chavez is their preferred tax policy which is just so ridiculous.
Theo Chou
Theo Chou 23 цагийн өмнө
China under Xi is bad too btw
NATHI _
NATHI _ Өдрийн өмнө
This video is so full of false information and intellectual poorness. It’s incredible.
MyLittleDashie 7
MyLittleDashie 7 19 цагийн өмнө
Welcome to PragerU
Felix Dahlén
Felix Dahlén Өдрийн өмнө
The nordic countries don’t have minimum wages because we have strong unions supporting the workers and their rights. USA does not have beat as strong unions. The nordics were built on social democratic policies which are influenced by socialism. Bernie Sanders wants a model like the nordics and saying he has some hidden Venezuela-agenda is just dumb.
738 Yuvraj Singh Bangad
738 Yuvraj Singh Bangad Өдрийн өмнө
I think this is Right wing channel!
Thom Hoffman
Thom Hoffman Өдрийн өмнө
These are lies and miss information
Horatio Holloway
Horatio Holloway Өдрийн өмнө
You are literally so amazing for memes like you fall right into every trap
RustyLH
RustyLH Өдрийн өмнө
Sweden, Denmark, and Norway, are NOT...NOT Socialist countries. They will happily tell you that. They have Capitalist economies. They are also oil rich, with small populations compared to the oil wealth. This allowed for luxurious social programs. However, allowing in so many Muslims who had to take advantage of those social programs, it started causing problems. Social programs, even in oil rich nations such as these, are not bottomless wells. There is still a limit, and they are discovering that.
Kristoffer Trolle
Kristoffer Trolle Өдрийн өмнө
It's the population stupid! Not the economic models. If scandinavia has capitalist or socialism doesn't change that much, it's the culture and the population mix that works better
John Beveridge
John Beveridge Өдрийн өмнө
I think it would actually be more like East Germany
XxMysticCubeXx
XxMysticCubeXx Өдрийн өмнө
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Connor Compton
Connor Compton Өдрийн өмнө
Dear Ms.Debbie D’Souza, As a fact checker and a supporter of human rights I recognize your concerns about Authoritarianism and Totalitarianism. However, there are statements that I wish to point out. For instance, I want to add clarification to your statement about income tax in Scandinavia when you said, “Unlike America, neither Norway nor Sweden nor Denmark has a government-set minimum wage.” (D’Souza) I researched your statement and found that there is more to the economic success story of the Nordic nations than the fact that there is no minimum wage almost all of these countries. The methods of determining wages there would raise the eyebrows of viewers of Conservative commentary along with the commentators themselves. For instance, according to Investopedia, The countries of Denmark and Sweden do not have a minimum wage. Instead all of there wages are determined by negotiation between employers and labor unions. In fact, in Sweden, all of the citizens belong to one of the 60 labor unions or one of the 50 employer organizations. As for Norway, they are an outlier because almost all of skilled job sectors have the same union-employer negotiation wage system as do Sweden and Denmark. However, for unskilled jobs such as Agriculture and Construction, they have a minimum wage that ranges from $16 to $21 an hour; where the wages increase as the worker gain experience. (Boyte-White) There is also two parts to your statement about VAT taxes that I want to point out when you said, ”Nobody escapes the tax man: because nobody escapes the 25% value added tax. This sales tax, a tax on what you buy is regressive, meaning it falls much more heavily percentage-of-income-wise on the poor and middle class than it does on the rich.” (D’Souza) First, there are major differences between VAT taxes and sales taxes. For instance, according to Investopedia, ”A VAT system is often confused with a national sales tax. But a sales tax is only collected once-at the final point of purchase by a consumer. So, only the retail customer ever pays it. The VAT system is invoice-based and is collected at multiple points during the production of a finished product. Each time value is added, a sale is made and a tax is collected and remitted to the government.” (Maverick) Second, there are solutions to the issue of the VAT tax system causing economic inequality that is already being used. For example, according to Investopedia, ”To relieve this income inequality, most countries that have VAT, including Canada and the U.K., offer exemptions or discounts on necessities such as children’s clothing and groceries.” (Maverick) Additionally, I want to take a deep look at another important statement when you said, ”“The rich,” the top 10 percent, pay about 70% of all income taxes.” I researched your statement and found that according to Full Fact.org, ”The latest figures show the highest earning 10% paid about a third-34%-of their income in tax.” (O'Leary) And finally, I want to take a look at your statement about the ”polices” of the ”American Left” when you said, ”The American Left keeps telling us they want to take us to Stockholm, but its policies point in the direction of Caracas.” (D’Souza) You aware that there are multiple types of Socialism? For example, according to The Balance.com, there are 8 types of Socialism. There is Democratic Socialism where the factors of production are owned by the workers where there is a democratically elected government that owns essential industries such as transportation and energy while the free market is for a lack of better term free to operate and distribute goods and services. There is also Revolutionary Socialism where it involves a revolution that overthrows the ”old” regime and establishes Socialism where the means of production are owned by the workers along with Central planning. There is also Christian Socialism where it mixes principles of Gospels and Socialism such as the principal of ”Brotherhood”. And then there is Market Socialism where the factors of production are owned by the workers where they decide among themselves on how to distribute the goods among their fellow workers. And then SELL and distribute the excess products in the free market. (Amadeo) Thank you for reading my message, I hope that you are having a nice day or evening. Sincerely, Connor Compton Sources used for research. Amadeo, Kimberly, “Socialism and Its Characteristics: Pros, Cons, Examples, and Types” the balance.com, Dotdash publishing family, 10th of June 2020, www.thebalance.com/socialism-types-pros-cons-examples-3305592#eight-types-of-socialism. “What do the wealthiest pay in tax?” fullfact.org, Full Fact, 20th of January, 2020, fullfact.org/economy/what-do-wealthiest-pay-tax/. Boyte-White, Claire ”5 Developed Countries without Minimum Wages” Investopedia.com, Dotdash publishing family, 9th of April, 2020, www.investopedia.com/articles/investing/080515/5-developed-countries-without-minimum-wages.asp. Maverick, J.B ”Value-Added Tax (VAT) Examples” Investopedia.com, Dotdash publishing family, 9th of July, 2020, www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/042315/what-are-some-examples-value-added-tax.asp. Bias check of sources used for research. 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Huitsing, McKenzie. “NPR” Media Bias Fact Check, Media Bias Fact Check, LLC, 18th of May 2016, mediabiasfactcheck.com/npr/. For those who wonder who fact checks the fact-checkers. Codes and Principles, IFCN code of principles.poynter.org, IFCN, www.ifcncodeofprinciples.poynter.org.
Rose Blossom
Rose Blossom Өдрийн өмнө
Evil liars. Off with their heads
Zwiebelface
Zwiebelface 21 цагийн өмнө
yeah PragerU lying is nothing new.
transconjohn
transconjohn Өдрийн өмнө
The Colectivo sounds a lot like the Proud Boys! And they belong to Trump. Think about that.
Rebeca Caires Mugarra
Rebeca Caires Mugarra Өдрийн өмнө
Excellent and pretty good explanation about Venezuela system.
Zwiebelface
Zwiebelface 21 цагийн өмнө
It didn't even mention Venezuelas system lol.
Dinobot2
Dinobot2 Өдрийн өмнө
I couldn't help but noticed you excluded Bolivia under Evo Morales. I wonder why...
Ash Z
Ash Z Өдрийн өмнө
I wish more of the "useful idiots" where being used would actually Watch This Series and get a clue. They're going to be the first ones who have to have an "accident" if these TRAITOROUS MOBSTERS get back into office, or if we can't get the rest of them out soon
Zwiebelface
Zwiebelface 20 цагийн өмнө
PragerU has no series what are you talking about, It's just 5 minute Videos.
Joseph Victory
Joseph Victory Өдрийн өмнө
Fantastic video
Zwiebelface
Zwiebelface 20 цагийн өмнө
no, the Video is totally confusing some welfare with socialism.
Hello Gaming
Hello Gaming Өдрийн өмнө
Watching this video literally infuriated me, there’s so much wrong with it and I can completely disapprove it. Congratulations Prager you for lose my last Brain cells. Never trust Prager U all they’re doing it’s completely lying to the American people. You can try to disprove me in the comments I will just disprove every single point that that video makes.
Smoking Crab
Smoking Crab Өдрийн өмнө
The fact that America has a waiting list of 65 million people wanting to get in proves that America isn't as bad as leftists say. If the situation was really this hopeless, the left would not need their propaganda.
spetsnaz600
spetsnaz600 Өдрийн өмнө
A well run socialist country is free, prosperous, fair, safe, and also doesn't exist.
Nicke W
Nicke W Өдрийн өмнө
👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 Debbie ❤️ from a 🇸🇪
Jeffery Epstein
Jeffery Epstein Өдрийн өмнө
Hhahahahum, how did you guys get degrees, Scandinavia is a hybrid goverment, left want a hybrid but you also get wrong on the guns part as in the uk banned small arms and you need license to use the weapons and a good reason why you want a hunting rifle as they haven’t had as much shootings as us. They also succeed at it because of the police for empowering it, venezuela was in the middle o war against drugs and gangs but absolute dumb people cant even give the good things. You always try to hurt the left when your evidence can be quickly swept and debunked in the matter of seconds
SavO
SavO Өдрийн өмнө
Norway isnt socialist.Sweden,finland and denmark are more left,but you know what made them good?That their leaders arent lying,corrupt and actually spent money on jobs,oil,...In America left is bad.
Zwiebelface
Zwiebelface 20 цагийн өмнө
I America the left cotes centrist for some reason.
Matt Hansen
Matt Hansen Өдрийн өмнө
God bless Donald Trump!!!
Zwiebelface
Zwiebelface 20 цагийн өмнө
Orange sus
Navesblue
Navesblue Өдрийн өмнө
I recently saw a meme where they essentially blamed America for instigating coupes to overthrow these South American governments before socialism could truly flourish. Anyone care to critique? I could use some keen counter-arguments/examples.
Zwiebelface
Zwiebelface 20 цагийн өмнө
@Navesblue just google it duh
Navesblue
Navesblue 20 цагийн өмнө
@Zwiebelface Okay. South America. Now what about in Africa and elsewhere?
Zwiebelface
Zwiebelface 22 цагийн өмнө
@Navesblue Chile, Guatemala, Bolivia and Cuba (unsuccesfully Cuba). maybe there are some more but I don't remember tbh.
Navesblue
Navesblue Өдрийн өмнө
@Zwiebelface Which ones?
Zwiebelface
Zwiebelface Өдрийн өмнө
America did that
Richard Willette
Richard Willette 2 өдрийн өмнө
Socialism works in Europe and is coming soon to USA
Zwiebelface
Zwiebelface Өдрийн өмнө
the european country that comes closest to socialism is Belarus, or transnistria, and both are really shit right now.
Oded Sayar
Oded Sayar 2 өдрийн өмнө
If US went socialist, it wouldn't have Good Ol' Murica to place embargos, CIA-backed coups or bombing it into the stone age tho
Herbert Herbertić
Herbert Herbertić 2 өдрийн өмнө
Every system with white people will work, whether Norway, Sweden, USA, white South Africa etc
Zwiebelface
Zwiebelface 22 цагийн өмнө
@Herbert Herbertić you are the racist, which means you have to bring the evidence.
Herbert Herbertić
Herbert Herbertić Өдрийн өмнө
@Zwiebelface Simply not true.
Zwiebelface
Zwiebelface Өдрийн өмнө
@Herbert Herbertić duh, still mostly white
Herbert Herbertić
Herbert Herbertić Өдрийн өмнө
@Zwiebelface en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mestizo Mestizos, not whites. Climate cannot make any significant effect in a matter of a couple hundred years, it takes many many hundred thousand years.
Zwiebelface
Zwiebelface Өдрийн өмнө
@Herbert Herbertić what is south America, if not Majority white? Also the more southern (colder climate) countries like Argentinia and chile are doing a bit better. but it's no much.
No Steam No Steam!
No Steam No Steam! 2 өдрийн өмнө
no, it's 33 percent. get your facts straight.
Taylor
Taylor 2 өдрийн өмнө
Actually, Cuba good!
Nunyo Bidness
Nunyo Bidness 2 өдрийн өмнө
I didn’t understand this video very well. Is it because I’m stupid?
Zwiebelface
Zwiebelface Өдрийн өмнө
no, It's because PragerU is stupid tbh
Nick McGirr
Nick McGirr 2 өдрийн өмнө
Nick talks about fruit being tastey. He doesn't eat bananas... So, he must like plantains. Let's now pivot to the evils of plantains for the rest of this show.
BladeOfLight16
BladeOfLight16 Өдрийн өмнө
Do you deny that the left advocates for greater confiscatory policies and more government control over individuals?
FumLove
FumLove 2 өдрийн өмнө
I realized the liberals intention a while ago. Liberal socialists want the life like a noble. They wanna own all the wealth, rights, power, etc. and other people as their slaves.
Ariel Fernandez
Ariel Fernandez 13 цагийн өмнө
Nice projecting
BladeOfLight16
BladeOfLight16 Өдрийн өмнө
Yup. And this is what they promise their supporters, except they will never deliver.
Bruno Pinheiro
Bruno Pinheiro 2 өдрийн өмнө
A people who vote for Democratic leftists are stupid and criminal as they set fire to their homes with the family inside. Leftism is evil, Leftism is a chronic disease, Leftism is and has always been destruction.
incarnateTheGreat
incarnateTheGreat 2 өдрийн өмнө
MaBURRO
Jer F
Jer F 2 өдрийн өмнө
The USA had the greatest economy in the world.... Left: we don't like let's break it. We will steal from people better than all those countries who failed. Venezuela was 4th in world world's economy 10 years ago...... They are now 176th.... This is what Socialism does.
djjerome
djjerome 2 өдрийн өмнө
People need to stop making the mistake that being pro working class means being pro socialist.
WP YT
WP YT 2 өдрийн өмнө
Scandinavia is good because of capitalism, not socialism.
Chase Sigler
Chase Sigler 2 өдрийн өмнө
Lol imagine thinking the rich pay taxes
Chase Sigler
Chase Sigler 2 өдрийн өмнө
Lol prager back at it again with lying.
emarley05
emarley05 2 өдрийн өмнө
Nice try, snake tongue. Have looked in your sources, and except the point that Venezuela hasn't gone nuts because of socialist policies but with the oil crisis, your own sources (www.prageru.com/video/they-say-scandinavia-but-they-mean-venezuela/) does NEVER demonstrate anything in common between social-democrats like Sanders (wich you amalgamated superbly with socialists like Maduro and Chavez). No points of the program are evocated. You're litterally avoiding the core of the video, the whole subject. Oh, and about the richest paying their fair share, are you really sure about that ? edition.cnn.com/2020/10/17/business/robert-brockman-tax-evasion-charges/index.html
Janie Swanson
Janie Swanson 2 өдрийн өмнө
Notice how it's the ultra rich wanting socialism....because they will be in charge. Now how the poor want socialism....they want to share their little bit of nothing with everyone else.
Storm D
Storm D 2 өдрийн өмнө
Don’t forget the anti-semitism in Venezuela and the anti-semitism of the American Left.
MyLittleDashie 7
MyLittleDashie 7 19 цагийн өмнө
Ah yes, the American Right. Famously not anti-Semitic.
Storm D
Storm D 2 өдрийн өмнө
Anytime some Leftist asks why we can’t be like Sweden, tell them we have a Constitution that prohibits the federal government from providing “free” healthcare and education, but your state is not prohibited. Do you think Sweden would surrender their healthcare and education to the European Union? Not a chance!
Paul Kesse
Paul Kesse 2 өдрийн өмнө
Nice video! 👍
Sebastian Fibes
Sebastian Fibes 2 өдрийн өмнө
Lefties and the dopie wokies are deranged. They are the the most vocal critics of government yet they aspire for a huge governmental behemoth to run their lives. Liberalism is a serious pathogen. Find the cure.
Sebastian Fibes
Sebastian Fibes 2 өдрийн өмнө
Scandinavia? You mean Sandinista.
Nate Spinney
Nate Spinney 2 өдрийн өмнө
Sounds exactly like whats happening right now.
Nate Spinney
Nate Spinney 2 өдрийн өмнө
Maybe all the white people in the Nordic paradises have something to do with it working Is how I respond to the socialists, their heads explode, then I tell them stop claiming capitalist economies with social programs is socialist.
James J
James J 2 өдрийн өмнө
Nordic countries offer their citizens basic social safety-nets, which increases self-reliance amongst competent individuals. I'm politically independent, embrace some conservative ideas, but want nationalized healthcare. I CANNOT stand AOC and don't care for Bernie either, yet if I tell the Trump crowd that I support single-payer and think the president is an idiot, I am a "socialist" or "communist." I grew up in the 80s and 90s, and it seemed like back then, it was cool to have independent political ideas. In fact, a third-party candidate made a serious run at the White House in 1992. Nowadays, if you don't toe the SJW line or the Trumpster line, you are either a "racist" or a "commie." PragerU is not helping the division in this country. I like hearing intelligent conservative ideas, but this channel is clearly partisan.
Justin Hart
Justin Hart 2 өдрийн өмнө
It still begs the question why we can't do what Scandavia does.
king wolf68
king wolf68 2 өдрийн өмнө
I don't know why you call RUSSIA the SOVIET UNION when that pretty much ended around the 90s/80s I'm not exactly sure but still saying THE SOVIET UNION still exists, technically doesn't that make you a socialist? and another thing you can't just go after RUSSIA for everything that happens now can you? and I kept capitalizing RUSSIA and THE SOVIET UNION because there might be a karen not comprehending that THE SOVIET UNION IS NO MORE what do you not understand? sure i don't approve of their ways but still that ended in the 90s... did it not? so next time do some more research before you start bringing up THE SOVIET UNION.... edits: adding everything after "socialist?" and capitalizing "THE SOVEIT UNION" at the end.
Sota Baka
Sota Baka 2 өдрийн өмнө
reality check ... the social-democrat russian party called itself "the communist party" and they called the EMPIRE they created the "union of soviet socialist republics" ... the RUSSIAN SFSR was just one of its various constituents (15 republics after WW2 ended) ... after the 1990 elections (perestroika rules) half the republics decided to secede ... in Russia SFSR Itself Bodis Yeltsin was elected and started to override soviet laws ... then Lithuania SFSR declared its independence ... in 1991 they held a referendum and only 9 of the 14 remaining voted to preserve the union (the other 6 outright wanted out) ... in august there was a coup in moscow spon sored by the elites & KGB ... then the other two baltic republics also declared their independencer ... by december all but russia and Kazakistan had declared their independence ... then Russia Ukraine and Belarus declared the USSR officialy disolved ... later at the end of the year Gorbachev resigned as president of the USSR declaring the office extinct ending the evil red. The Russian Federation then assumed all previous international compromisses of the former USSR (with ukraine as the other former internationally recognized soviet state taking a 16% stake in all debts) In late 1999 Yeltsin named Putin his sucessor and resigned from office (into retirement) ... since the FSB (former KGB/cheka/NKVD) basically RUNS the entire government of russia it is de-facto the same party in power since 1917
Make Romania great again
Make Romania great again 2 өдрийн өмнө
Romania here. My motherland went through communism. You thought Venezuela was bad and brutal? Imagine making a joke about the goverment at a bar with a couple of friends. Now imagine you are kidnapped never to be heard of again and sent to Uranium mines while your friends are interrogated. This is communism for ya.
Make Romania great again
Make Romania great again 2 өдрийн өмнө
@Sota Baka they aren't as brutal.
Sota Baka
Sota Baka 2 өдрийн өмнө
you think that doesn't happen in venezuela nowadays ?
Ty Frank
Ty Frank 2 өдрийн өмнө
The left doesn't want socialism. Keep in mind the ultrawealthy elites are the main donors of the Biden campaign. They want corporate fascism where the superrich elites rule and they own everything and everyone, we're just slaves if we're lucky, and if not we're dead because part of the agenda is depopulation.
Sota Baka
Sota Baka 2 өдрийн өмнө
corporate & fascism are oposites ... do you mean corporativism ??? then things are owned by the state and not the people
deni140492deni
deni140492deni 2 өдрийн өмнө
Take a look at Argentina. Going down hard
JT
JT 2 өдрийн өмнө
Finland doesnt have private health care, it has both public and private. Finland has high corporate taxes. Why didnt you mention this?
JT
JT 2 өдрийн өмнө
@Sota Baka well, i live there. And i can say that we have some of the best education systems in the whole world (the stats back that up). The finnish students who go and study in the US have said that for example math and economics arent nearly has advanced as in Finland. And the social security system hasnt gone bankrupt, perhaps it will at some point - its not free as you said and the population is getting really old. But things here are really good believe me
Sota Baka
Sota Baka 2 өдрийн өмнө
the finnish social security went bankrupt ... one thing leftists in the US don't seem to realise is that things in the scandinavia countries ARENT FREE ... since every citizen pais a LOT OF TAXES to the common pool withour ANYTHING being offered for free to anyone ... average level of a finnish university is at the same tier as a low level university in the US ... healthcare is run at the municipal level ... the system there ir beyond broken!
Mando Arevee
Mando Arevee 2 өдрийн өмнө
Socialism, the closest relative to Communism.
Untitled Unmastered
Untitled Unmastered 2 өдрийн өмнө
... yeah thats like, the point
Mando Arevee
Mando Arevee 2 өдрийн өмнө
Michael Moore? Altruistic? The Rich Socialist Individual Sold his 9 million dollars Mansion. Double Standard Socialist. Yes! I get it!!
Joe
Joe 2 өдрийн өмнө
So instead of trying to argue against the social democracies of scandinavia, you concede the point that scandinavian countries have it better than in the US and simply strawman by saying "tHe LeFt ReAlLy MeAnS vEnEzuElA." LOFUCKINGL.
Per Hamø
Per Hamø 2 өдрийн өмнө
The system in Scandinavia is working because we have small and homogenic populations. It's under fire these years because of the immigration and the EU who is destroying the principals of the welfare state by saying we have to offer the same to people who haven't participated.
William Kievit
William Kievit 2 өдрийн өмнө
Fortunately smart people don't get their education from fake universities like the one Dennis has on MNpost.
Mars Smith
Mars Smith 2 өдрийн өмнө
By the power of Biden family, Hunter Biden is selling USA technology to communism China. But twitter, Facebook and mainstream media all block those news
Mars Smith
Mars Smith Өдрийн өмнө
@Rollercoastercritic Aviation Haha, China is as dictatorship as North Korea
Rollercoastercritic Aviation
Rollercoastercritic Aviation Өдрийн өмнө
@Mars Smith Except China isn’t a dictatorship…
Mars Smith
Mars Smith Өдрийн өмнө
@Rollercoastercritic Aviation you dont know China is dangerous than Soviet Union now, China has more billionare than Soviet Union and more corrupt more dictatorship than Soviet Union
Rollercoastercritic Aviation
Rollercoastercritic Aviation Өдрийн өмнө
@Mars Smith It’s just a name has 0 meaning. Considering China has the second most billionaires in the world it’s clear they aren’t communism.In fact they’re a mix of capitalism and authoritarian
Mars Smith
Mars Smith Өдрийн өмнө
@Rollercoastercritic Aviation you go to search what is CCP
Eu sou a Marela
Eu sou a Marela 2 өдрийн өмнө
anyway.. the northern countries are getting worse with time also..
Jose
Jose 2 өдрийн өмнө
:( 🇻🇪
Fishboi 99
Fishboi 99 3 өдрийн өмнө
*IN ONE SENTANCE* Oslo has the most expensive taxis in the world Need i say any more?
A.M.Udith Dhruv
A.M.Udith Dhruv 3 өдрийн өмнө
Kinda deviating here but isn't the Right more for sales tax(tax on consumption) than for an income tax?
Vafzli
Vafzli 3 өдрийн өмнө
I was born in Venezuela and you won't believe how blind the people was and how fast It changed our lives to worst, actually I'm safe in Chile for now but if Kamala win I believe all America countrys are doom.
British Warlord
British Warlord 3 өдрийн өмнө
Isn’t Cuba a prospering economy that still has a really strong social system so not really bad at all
Barna Hennyey
Barna Hennyey 3 өдрийн өмнө
Stop saying that the united states is capitalist, it's a mixed economy
AnasianKiddo
AnasianKiddo 3 өдрийн өмнө
Heh, **Fixes Glasses** but what's your definition of Socialism? Checkmate.
Wayne Sullivant
Wayne Sullivant 3 өдрийн өмнө
Micheal Moore-- "Capitalism is evil; buy my movies to see why."
Mars Smith
Mars Smith 3 өдрийн өмнө
Antifa is just like CCP which is doing business with Biden family
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