>Americans are in love with Socialism but don’t know what it is!

05/01/2011

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  It’s amazing to me how Americans supposedly hate “Socialism” and America is supposedly “Center Right” yet Americans are in love with Socialism.

  It’s apparent that Americans by large don’t have the slightest idea that The Military , Social Security , Public Education and Medicare are in fact all socialist programs.

  The word “socialist” has become a undefined boogie man in American politics. Americans often use words like “Nazi” and “communist” as synonyms for socialist when it really is far enough from reality that those who say it should be considered foolish.

  It really is sad that Americans will make foolish statements like “Communism means the Government controls everything” or “Nazi’s were Socialist because it means National Socialist” When the first is a gross understatement and the second is just like saying China is actually a “People’s Republic”. The reality is Fascists (Nazis) and Communists are almost exact opposites in regard to ideology and philosophy.

  All of this is simply the result of politics , propaganda and the fact that when World History is thought in grade school they typically tip toe around the politics of the Communists and Nazis.

Either way the fact remains that Americans by large margins oppose cuts to the socialist programs in the United States.


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 and largely support raising the taxes on high earners back to previous rates.

A more recent poll had the following results regarding raising taxes and cuts to medicare.



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Someone please explain how Americans can both be against and for Socialism? , While your at it please explain how this is a “center right” country.

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2 Responses to “>Americans are in love with Socialism but don’t know what it is!”

  1. ijinkins57 said

    >It is not a 'center right country', many of us favor social programs to include social security, medicare, education, food assistance and other programs. We have learned some painful lessons that our elected officials only listen to the loudest, wealthy, corporate elites that have bought and fund our elected officials, news media and others to peddle their selfish agenda which has nothing to do with "Our Greater Good or Our Nation's Survival"! Our system has become so corrupt and vile that it pains me to my heart.

  2. Lapis said

    America is not “center right”. America is, by and large, Center Ignorant.

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