The ideological separation of capitalism (free and empowered individual citizen) and socialism (collective support safeguarding all citizens) is the most divisive misconception of the modern world. Small wonder it’s been conditioned so deeply into the minds of the population as a way to polarize people into irreconcilable teams.
Apologists for total capitalism or advocates for 100% socialism, unless it’s in the context of a real-world that’s a blend of both, are either unwittingly passing along propaganda that’s been designed to atomize or else wilfully playing at polemics, arguing for argument’s sake.
SOCIALISM OR CAPITALISM?
How can this dynamic be changed?
So long as the duopoly maintains urgency to the public conflict narrative – through managing the day-to-day news cycle and framing the day’s events in ways that best serve party orthodoxy and audience confirmation bias – the plutocrats can continue their profiteering, aided by government and neither will be held accountable by the public.