I could not resist writing this article. Bernie Sanders was vilified and mocked for his firm stance that he was a Democratic Socialist. He knew the scorn he would face from the right wing and other detractors for making that statement. Only Bernie knew at the time he was bringing that word out in the open for public debate. The word socialism has been thrown against the wall by the Republican Party since the days of McCarthy. If you are too young to know who Joe McCarthy is, you will need to go look it up.
The Republican Party has for decades tried to build a direct link between socialism and communism. In their minds and the minds of their constituents, they are the same. I assure you they are not. The social programs we had in the middle of the last century are what made America stand above all others in the treatment of our citizens and helped drive the economic engine that created a living standard that was unmatched in the world.
I had seen the following list on the DAILY KOS and I wanted to borrow it for some time. Now is the time. I hope you enjoy it.
The next time you fall out of bed in the morning and prepare to go about your day, think about how many of these items you are going to encounter or use. If you are insistent that socialism is the ruination, you should abstain from using any of those services. Can you do it?
75 Reasons Not to Fear Socialism.