fallenturtle: your statement is a common, ridiculous argument/talking point by millennial liberals. It’s meaningless. If you actually understand something about what “Democratic Socialists” are touting and what traditional socialism embraces, you will know there is NO DIFFERENCE. It might also interest you to know that the early Nazi party referred to themselves in exactly the same way. Socialism is Socialism is Socialism. Every time, in every country, in history where it has been tried, it has not only failed but resulted in mass crime, poverty and general chaos. Truth. Ocasio-Cortez is an ignorant, rather silly little girl who is terribly impressed with herself, but is going to get a fast reality check by the big boys in Congress, who will not be impressed with her ignorant statements at all and will put her in her place quickly. I’ll be enjoying that.