This isn’t anything new, but may at the very least serve as a reminder during our election season, such that a true baseline can be identified for MSNBC in any commentary provided for political discourse. As FoxNews worked towards lessening their commentary in actual news reporting, MSNBC has accelerated their plunge into the abyss of liberal arts. Ever wonder what Liberal Arts Major was actually studying?
Have a look for yourself, there is no hiding it:
Check out the Wiki Definition of Socialism:
…an economic system characterized by social ownership and control of the means of production and cooperative management of the economy, and a political philosophy advocating such a system. “Social ownership” may refer to any one of, or a combination of, the following:cooperative enterprises, common ownership, direct public ownership or autonomous state enterprises. There are many variations of socialism and as such there is no single definition encapsulating all of socialism…
A socialist economic system would consist of an organization of production to directly satisfy economic demands and human needs, so that goods and services would be produced directly for use instead of for private profit driven by the accumulation of capital, and accounting would be based on physical quantities, a common physical magnitude, or a direct measure of labour-time. Distribution of output would be based on the principle of individual contribution.
Pay close attention to the “individual contribution” line. Wikipedia provides more information on that topic:
…a system whereby the laborer receives the full product of his labor so to eliminate exploitation and “unearned” income accrued to the capitalist.
I hope that you see the folly in this assertion. Most successful capitalists grow their fortunes based on intellectual not physical labors. This is no less of a contribution to society, but is easily used as a method to incite class warfare. MSNBC is now the puppet vehicle used by Obama to further his agenda of social warfare/welfare.