The problem is that I want to see more lefty/progressive solutions, but US politics fall amazingly toward the right of the political spectrum. Socialism my arse if any health insurance I am forced to buy comes from a non-governmental source! In fact, Politicans in the US are far too friendly with business interests to even remotely be considered “socialist”. I have yet to hear of any industries being truly nationalised.When you think about it, isn't it funny the way folks will mindlessly repeat what they've heard others say. I suppose liberals do this too, but nobody can touch those tea party characters and Obama haters.
Oh, I forgot, “Socialism” is one of those words that the media use to scare people into voting against their interests. Mention “Socialism” and the average US Citizen will vote to repeal the Thirteenth Amendment, get rid of the minimum wage, and ensure they are REALLY slaves.
Opinione has a couple of good posts about alternative political parties and how they are frozen out of the political process: This and This. The problem is that the US is a one party system posing as a multi-party system. US MSM is able to freeze out other opinions and solutions so that US politics has begun to offer pataphysical solutions to real serious crises. Only NPR discusses the topic of US wealth inequality since mentioning that topic raises the spectre of socialism. Heaven knows, we can allow the rich to get richer, but if the rest of us see our standard of living decline–remember who owns the media!
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