|reply to Guspaz |
If you want to understand the US's phobia of socialism, read up on your history of the First and Second Red Scares in US history. Pay special attention to the McArthy era, which was during the Second Red Scare. The Right Wing of American politics has managed to completely brainwash Americans into believing that socialism = communism. Plus, since socialism is a threat to the American form of capitalism, the men in charge want to keep the citizenry ignorant and brainwashed, all in the name of profit.