But maybe Americans are too stupid now to elect qualified leaders?
Republicans certainly are. Really. Take a look at the goobers they've elected recently.
What has socialism given us in the last 60 years?
that Democrats have done since FDR has been socially
motivated. To use Bernie's words: To make government work for everyone, not just a few.
But don't get me wrong here, I'm still not a terrific fan of Bernie Sanders. In fact, I think Hillary Clinton was, arguably, the best candidate to ever run for the office.
Best in terms of qualifications and experience, yes.
But in terms of her qualities in terms of campaigning, sorry..she was a miserable candidate and an even more miserable campaigner.
I had no problem forgiving her because I knew she could do a competent job, or at the very least, satisfactory. But I know a lot of people who were turned off by her even in 2008.
But I do agree that socialism has indeed done a lot for us in the last sixty years. It's just that our hard-baked stupidity on the term is derived from decades of red scaremongering and Bircherism.
Americans know what socialism is but they don't realize that it's socialism. They know what it is because it's part of their everyday lives but when you tell them that it's socialism, they deny it...they even double down on denial.
And it is IMPOSSIBLE to CURE this generation of that disease.
Our kids couldn't give a damn if it's called socialism but our generation can't get over all the postwar fears from the 1950's.
Most people my age or older seem to have a built in McCarthyist knee jerk response to the utterance of the word.