Originally Posted by Astor Kaine
Why are people in the US so afraid of Socialism? A lot of things Americans take for granted is already Socialist in nature, so why does it induce people to scream 'The End is Nigh'?
It isn't a very new thing; socialism has been seen as taboo for over a century now. Hence why Upton Sinclair gained little popularity in the US during his time, but was more renowned in Europe. Either way, the Cold War perpetuated the ignorance, and that ignorance is returning with Obama's so-called "radical" reforms, when essentially, FDR enacted similar legislature during the Depression.