Just a little under 70 years ago if you had asked any American child who the bad guys were you would have gotten an answer somewhat along these lines: ‘the communists’ ‘Russia’ etc. Point being, everyone knew that Socialism:
A: Was morally wrong or at the very least, always inspired morally wrong acts
B: Didn’t work
But now Socialism is on the rise among my generation and Millennials. One of the main reasons is that Socialism just sounds SO much better. I admit it, Socialism sounds better. “Free” healthcare for everyone? A guaranteed basic income for everyone? Sounds great! Capitalism, by contrast, sounds so bad, individualistic, and *looks around* *whispers* conservative! *Audience gasps.* How did this big change come about? Partly because politicians made our country more and more socialistic (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid) while at the same time not calling socialism. Now politicians say that capitalism has been tried and failed when in reality we’ve only actually had crony capitalism or even just a less pure version of socialism.
To recap, ever since FDR and his New Deal America has become more and more socialistic without even realizing it. Now we’re to a point where people say that capitalism has been tried and it failed when in reality we haven’t had real capitalism since the 1800’s.
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