Socialism can handle free enterprise while at the same time insuring fairness. Most do not know or believe this fact. But it is already working in America and even mores so in other nations that are surpassing us in such categories as education, quality of life, standard of living etc.
The myth linking socialism to some supposedly communist countries is dissipating. More are coming to realize the disassociation of Marx with the likes of communist china and Russia who have used communism as a verbal skin when in fact they are not much different that totalitarian entities such as corporations.
Success is what gave capitalism credibility ... however not the success for humanity - the success of capitalistic nations that plundered labor and raw materials around the globe leaving third world nations and rich dictators in their wake.
This is a VERY deep subject that attacks how we Americans view ourselves - and represents the truth about America ... something we cannot accept --- which is the bad along with the good.
Of course we have accomplished the greatest things on earth - yet we are solely responsible for the worst event in the history of human kind.
The atom bomb and the proliferation of nuclear weapons.
Yet we are merely being human - and though imperfect less imperfect than many others.
That is changing rapidly.
Lately I'm hearing and reading about citizens in other nations asking what is with the foreign commercials asking for assistance to feed American children!
How have we as a nation come to this point! Where other countries are feeling sorry for us?
At the same time we have some in OUR nation who wish to literally take food out of the mouths of ordinary citizens in order to give themselves more money under the premise they they need an incentive to become even wealthier!
$21 ++ trillion sits hidden away and hoarded off shore - the financial kitty for the likes of the Koch brothers shadows from the movie "Trading Places"!
The war we the people must wage - is not one of guns and WMD's ....
Using consumption as a "weapon of mass information" disseminated over the Internet we must attack the very core of power that is holding us hostage as human beings.
The economic obliteration of those who are murdering human beings using calculated neglect.
WE humans must also neglect to purchase their products!