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If Socialism Is The Way We Are Headed, Where Are The Socialist Marches And Candidates?

I keep hearing that the nation is moving towards socialism, yet I have not seen one socialist rally or heard of a socialist radio program.

While I imagine that there are socialist candidates for office in the United States, I am not aware of any.

We do, I’m glad to say, have one avowed Socialist in the United States Senate—Bernie Sanders of Vermont refers to himself as a Socialist. I wish we had more Socialist elected officials.

There was a time when Americans were open to Socialism. In 1912, Socialist Eugene Debs won 6% of the overall vote for President. There were Socialist parties in states across the union.

The 1912 Socialist platform had planks such a minimum wage and an income tax.

The Nation Magazine ran an article last year about ideas of Socialism in the United States today.

There is nothing that says Socialism can’t again become a force in the United States.

Just as I feel we should be open to the Green Party as on option when Democrats fail the American people, Socialism and the ideas of Socialism can be part of the agenda on the left.

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April 22, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. I would never vote for the green party. If nader had not run and al gore had a heartbeat we would not be anywhere near the pickle this country is in. I am all for socialism in the form of taking care of people that need it the most and stopping the fleecing of everyones money through the bloodthirsty corporate vampires that are sucking this country dry.

    Comment by bill brady | April 22, 2010

  2. Seconded Bill. You really parallel my thoughts although I am constantly told, even by the sympathetic, that I am naive and just “don’t understand” reality. Hummmm I get the same reaction to my postitions on religion.

    Comment by Jerry C. | April 22, 2010

  3. Bill/Jerry— Both you and your views are very much welcome here.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | April 26, 2010


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