Far-Left Rag: The Silent Majority of Americans Are Socialists
Guest post by Patch Adams
It is said that the difference between a Democratic Socialist and a National Socialist can be measured by the thin line between a mob voting to seize your private property and a dictator, elected by a mob, ordering to seize your private property.
The United States is a Constitutional Republic which was designed to prevent such systems of government. You would think we wouldn’t have to worry about a Socialist takeover in America.
But today we have a major political party openly embracing socialism.
According to the left-wing Progressive rag The Huffington Post, a new poll proves that the silent majority of Americans are actually Socialist:
“It took the excitement generated by the political campaign of a self-described socialist, Bernie Sanders, to put into stark relief the extent to which the United States political system fails to reflect and respond to the aspirations of most Americans.
That’s because decades of income stagnation have transformed political attitudes in ways that don’t appear reflected in Washington. A recent Marketplace-Edison poll suggests that though they might not know it, many Americans, at one time hostile to socialism, have become democratic socialists. Their socialism is not the version that called for the public ownership of the means of production. Rather, what they support are programs that reduce the risks that accompany life in a market society.
The survey, released late last month, asked a representative sample of Americans about their attitudes toward seven different “safety net” programs — the kind that characterize democratic socialism in Europe and are espoused by socialists elsewhere. As Bernie Sanders has put it: “20 years ago when people here thought about socialism they were thinking about the Soviet Union, about Albania. Now they think about Scandinavia.”
The Soviet Union, Cuba, Socialists, of all stripes, do not respect individual liberty and the rights to private property encased in the US Constitution. The collectivist beliefs of left-wing Socialist radicals are not, and should never be, compatible with our Constitutional Republic not if liberty is expected to survive… another decade or two.