The Stealthy Spread of Socialism in the U.S.

K. E. Campbell and The American Thinker cover some historical aspects of socialism’s long cancerous growth in our country.  Juicy parts:

According to a February 2010 Gallup poll, “61% of liberals say their image of socialism is positive” and “53% of Democrats have a positive image of socialism.” Overall, 36% of Americans view socialism favorably.

That’s correct.   A small political class of busy bodies hell bent on dictating how they want you to lead your life has been foisting their failed idealism on us for the better part of a century.   Damn the socialist failures worldwide,  for them, it’s full steam ahead into economic oblivion.   They want you to pay for their failure and then blame you if it doesn’t work on the 37th straight failure.

Winston Churchill aptly described socialism as “a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” As economist Thomas Sowell put it, “Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.”

Dr. Sowell is 100% correct and talks directly to the leftist discussion dynamic they employ.  They never want to confront their failures… there’s always a scapegoat or a number of false reasons why socialism failed again.   One needs to be familiar with only the fundamentals of economics to know that socialism will fail 100% of the time.

Despite its apparent prevalence and increasing “popularity,” the word socialism has a negative connotation to a majority of Americans — for good reason. Upton Sinclair, author, socialist and Communist dupe, once wrote: “The American people will take socialism, but they won’t take the label.” Modern-day socialists and their fellow travelers in the Democrat party know this, as does their dear leader. Stanley Kurtz, in his new book Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism, wrote

At every turn, Obama has disguised his socialist past, sometimes through grievous sins of omission, sometimes through opaque and misleading pseudo-confessions, and at other times through outright lies.

In Alinskyite fashion, most American socialists mask their true ideology by using populist-sounding rhetoric (political euphemisms) while incrementally imposing their radical anti-American agenda without identifying it as socialist. As Sun Tzu taught, all war is based on deception.

It’s time to stop these socialist evangelicals in their tracks and take our country out of the fetid pews of socialism.  Liberalism needs a reformation, not America.


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