“Socialism, reduced to its simplest legal and practical expression, means the complete discarding of the institution of private property by transforming it into public property, and the division of the resultant public income equally and indiscriminately among the entire population.”~ George Bernard Shaw
Talk of socialism in America in the past was mostly relegated to historical conversations, academia, and certain populist movements, but aspiring politicians and elites today pretend to promote this ideology openly and with pride. This change in attitude is ignored by many, but is a significant transition. In order for this phenomenon to take root, a general sense of despair and envy among the people must be evident. The psychological mindset necessary for the acceptance of socialism is one ripe for exploitation, and if truly advanced would rock the foundation of elite power. But is that likely? I think not.
The current political movement toward more socialism is gaining support, and seems to have turned the corner toward general political acceptance. Consider some of the most talked about political figures that are gaining popularity in advance of another election cycle; those like Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and others. They are causing a stir. While they do not control the Democratic Party per se, they have affected a major change in stance due to their popularity and media coverage. This is telling and scary. The entire political narrative is changing with only the combined efforts of a few people and a complicit media.
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