- Dec 2018
- New England
Tell that to the Norwegians.A must-read, IMO.
Harry lacked the full historical perspective we have in 2019. Given socialism's 20th century's track record, it's a "scare word" for good reason.Tell that to the Norwegians.
Socialism is a scare word they have hurled at every advance the people have made in the last 20 years. Socialism is what they called public power. Socialism is what they called social security. Socialism is what they called farm price supports. Socialism is what they called bank deposit insurance. Socialism is what they called the growth of free and independent labor organizations. Socialism is their name for almost anything that helps all the people. -- Harry S. Truman.
Actually, a majority of younger Americans favor socialism.
I'm convinced (thoroughly) that most people have no idea what Socialism is. IF THEY did, they wouldn't run around screaming "THE SKY IS FALLING"!Actually, a majority of younger Americans favor socialism.
Since all the best things the government does, are "socialist" according to the RWA (Right Wing Assholes).
So we're on our way to more Socialism, because it makes sense, and people like it.
Considering the article was written in July of 2018 I would say the 20th. Century was what they were talking about. Not sure where your fantasy world came up with "Harry".
Socialism is worker ownership and control of production as a national system. Hence socialism has never existed. You are using the word to scare people away from anything that is a public benefit, because you want to see all benefits directed to the richest of the rich. How bad is that ?!!!!