This example needs clarification. Federal lands include approximately 610.1 million acres and this ownership can be divided into four main categories:antineoETC wrote:Bernie Sanders is an avowed democratic socialist. He intends to transform our system of free market enterprise that has lifted millions out of poverty and raised the standard of living for all persons. What does he intend to transform our socio-economic American civilization into? A totalitarian, expropriative government of theft by legalization. Socialism advocates vesting ownership and control of the means of production, capital and land in the community as a whole.
That's from the rightwing FrontPagemag. Looks like the US is already pretty socialist then:
- Bureau of Land Management, 248.3 million acres, range land;
- Indian counties, 55 million acres;
- Fish and Wildlife Service, 89.1 million acres primarily in Alaska with a focus on the for conservation of wildlife;
- National Parks, 79.8 million acres
- Forest Service, 192.9 million acres
As you can see most federal ownership is dedicated to conservation of nature and wildlife. Rangeland could perhaps be sold to private investors. All in all this is not a great example of a 'totalitarian state that controls production' as most of these areas produce nothing or have few resources.