Sunday, December 02, 2012

Socialists Among Us

I know Wilson and FDR would have approved, but would other prominent Democrats in our history be happy with this finding?
Rasmussen has just published a major poll on US voter attitudes towards socialism. It reveals that Democrats are evenly divided in their views on socialism, with 45 percent viewing it favourably, and 45 percent negatively. This is a strikingly high level of support for socialist ideology within a political party in the United States (and the ruling party at that), and strongly suggests that Democrats are increasingly moving towards a continental-European style approach to economic issues, advancing a big government agenda that resembles that of European Social Democratic governments. This is reflected in the Obama presidency’s growing emphasis on tax the rich, class warfare policies that have been de rigeur across the Atlantic for decades, an approach that places heavy emphasis upon the redistribution of wealth.
It's sad. Pathetic, and sad. What has happened to this country, that it could produce so many people who think that way?  Socialism didn't make this country great, and it has never made any country great.  Why would anyone choose it?


maxutils said...

this might be the first time it happens without revolution. it stems from the republicans' inability to nominate someone electable . . .and stop making idiotic comments ab out rape and abortion

allen (in Michigan) said...

Yawn. See if you can shore up support for the public education system before you declare this the Socialist Century, max.

And Darren, we're the same country we ever were. The Greatest Generation wasn't just as neither is its polar opposite, us, on the basis of the hand-wringing I'm all too often required to witness, the Leastest Generation.

Take a hard look at our history and there's lots of things to be distinctly unproud of. Yet we muddle through and, against sometimes seemingly insurmountable odds we conquer not only those who oppose freedom but even our own demons. On balance there's plenty to be proud of and that ability to face even our own demons will spell the end of socialism here in the U.S. just we put an end to communism as an international force.