I don't know where you're getting North Korea from but since you brought it up, NK is a socialist state. They're a unitary one-party socialist republic. Just because they're not the type of socialism you want doesn't mean they're not socialist. They're just as much socialist as a federal multi-party socialist monarchy. Socialism is an extremely broad concept that breaks down into several sub-categories.. not just the one you want.kevindurant1 wrote: ↑ Under true socialism. The state is the people.
You are confusing "state socialism" with dictartorship(ie. North Korea).
Our military and police is considered "state socialism". That is the true definition of it. NK is just a dictatorship. It's an authoratarian system. It is not socialism at all because the people aren't in control. It started as one but not anymore just like China is not a socialist country.
Democratic socialism is the western and modern form of socialism operating under capitalism under a Democratic system.
A lot of you people who shout for socialism don't actually want socialism. What you want is a bigger welfare state. You want higher taxes and more social services provided by a big government.
That's not socialism. That's welfare. UBI is welfare.
Socialism isn't funded via taxation. It's funded via ownership of the means of production.