They’re Just Lying. Yes, It’s That Simple.

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People will lie about being democratic to gain power with no intention of implementing democracy.  People will lie about being socialist to gain power with no intention of implementing socialism.  People lie.  Yes, it’s that simple.

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USSR: There Was No Attempt at Socialism or Equality

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Marx was very clear that socialism requires worker ownership over the means of production via democracy.  Workers did not own or control the means of production in the USSR.  There was no democracy in the USSR.  Therefore, the USSR was not socialist.

Proper Terminology: Inverse-Socialism and Inverse-Democracy