Socialism Favored Positively By 39% Of Americans

Socialism Favored Positively By 39% Of Americans
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The latest Gallup Pool found that Americans are increasingly favoring Socialism. When asked whether they had a negative or positive view of seven economically related terms, 39% of Americans responded positively to Socialism- up 3% from 2010.

The type of Socialism envisioned by Karl Marx may not be the same as the one now being favored by more and more Americans. The idea behind Marx’s Socialism was that the people as a collective would influence how resources are to be allotted. In contrast, communism takes many aspects of Socialism, but then allots all the power to the one person or party in charge.

Many view the actions of President Obama to be somewhat Socialist. Take for example Obamacare- the Democratic party decided to allot nationwide resources (money) towards providing healthcare for as many people as possible, all based on their economic input.

Even Forbes is claiming that Obama and Democrats alike are following Karl Marx’s 10-point plan for socializing a country’s economy. “Increased state control over means of production,” is one such instance and may be compared to Obama’s cap and trade ideas, as well as EPA regulations giving state the control over the energy industry.

While many are happy with this trend, some are worried that this lean towards Socialism will only lead to chaos. The estimated number of citizens that were either killed or starved to death under Socialist or Communist governments since 1918 is somewhere in the hundreds of millions.

Interestingly enough, many intellectuals and government leaders in the past believed that Socialism would be the structure that the people of America will eventually want to incorporate. Upton Sinclair claimed that “American people will take Socialism, but they won’t take the label.”

Likewise, Ronald Reagan was famously quoted saying that “the American people would never knowingly vote for socialism; but under the guise of liberalism, they would adopt every fragment of the socialist platform until one day America would be Socialist without knowing how it came about.”

Paul Hudson | Elite. 

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A young writer, philosopher, and entrepreneur, Paul Hudson (@MrPaulHudson) has been writing for Elite Daily nearly since the start. Currently located in Manhattan, Paul Hudson primarily devotes his time between writing for Elite Daily and a mining startup in Turkey. He loves sharing his life experiences with his readers and makes sure to practice what he preaches.

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