so·cial·ism
[ˈsōSHəˌlizəm]

NOUN
a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.
synonyms: leftism · welfarism · radicalism · progressivism · social democracy · communism · Marxism · labor movement
policy or practice based on the political and economic theory of socialism.
synonyms: leftism · welfarism · radicalism · progressivism · social democracy · communism · Marxism · labor movement
(in Marxist theory) a transitional social state between the overthrow of capitalism and the realization of communism.

 

Fox news was on the street asking ordinary people if they know what socialism means. I guess some people think they like socialism. One of the news-castors said that, at least they knew what socialism is. I don’t believe that is true. Listening to these people, I came to a conclusion – All these people are thinking, is what many of the masses think when they hear socialism – They think they will get some money out of it, or have an easier life. Read the whole definition, above. The ideology of socialism goes much deeper than that. If they truly understood socialism, I don’t believe they would like it. Their freedoms, and standard of living would actually take a big plunge.

Of course, there are some who live in utter  poverty and/or are homeless, with a very poor standard of living to begin with. They might believe that Jail or prison is a step up for them (“3 hots and a cot”).  When you think of conditions in the jails and prisons, that probably is not actually the case (at least they are free, and it is almost never too late to work toward improving things) – that is a different discussion, though.

churchill quote on socialism