Our ‘democratic market neo-communism’ is very similar to the Scandinavian model but has slightly more radical ‘neo-communist’ twist.
It is not anything like the sterile communism of the bolshevik era that scandinavians wisely rejected. But in practice our DMNC model would look a lot like the case in Norway, etc…: the difference is the one key step past that model to a Commons, as as resolution of the question of capital domination. Americans have been damaged by capitalism and the capitalists would put up a long fight to maintain control. The American case probably needs revolutionary action.
The question is, are americans too dumbed down, too far gone, and too socially engineered (read, brainwashed) to grasp the simplicity of the Scandinavian way. It may be that the slightly stronger (neo-)communist twist would be necessary in the american case where noone is reasonable any more, where native intelligence has been ruined with little hope of reconstruction…
Denmark, Norway and Sweden are all thriving under democratic socialism. Why is it so difficult for us to embrace?