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My Name Is Joshua Hill & I am a Socialist!

DEFENSE OF SOCIALISM

Socialism isn't a horrible idea when implemented properly. Socialism is working fantastically in other countries that have implemented it such as Norway, Sweden, & Denmark for example. If you go down the line on individual programs you can see those countries beat us in almost every category including among others healthcare, education, or lower crime rates.

In fact, the most recent study showed Finland was ranked number one in The World Happiness Report. The study takes a variety of factors into account, (Among Other Things) It looked into people's health & access to healthcare, family relations, job security, as well as social factors like political freedom & Government corruption.

I have personally taken the liberty of looking into the different definitions of Socialism & the definition recognizable by most people is, "Any of various economic & political theories advocating collective or Governmental ownership & administration of the means of production & distribution of goods or services." This means Socialism is nothing more than a program, good, or service owned & or provided by a Collective or Government.

So based on that definition you can find right here in the U.S. that some of our most cost effective, efficient, & popular programs are pure Socialism, such as The Roads/Highways, Public Libraries, The Post Office, Public Schools, Public Parks, The Sewer System, The Fire Department, The Police Department, State & Snow Removal, Town / State-Run Beaches, Unemployment Insurance, Social Security, etc… etc... If the people who say they hate Socialism so much really dislike it as much as they claim, I recommend they stop using all of these programs immediately!

It's true you can have Authoritarian Socialism, you can also have Corporate Socialism, but the more popular brand of Socialism within the U.S. is known as Democratic Socialism (Like Bernie, AOC, or Cynthia Nixon).

Socialist policies that the majority of the American people are in favor of would be both Democracy & Socialism because it would be both the Collective & the Government. I say this because our Government is run by the collective (When It's Not Hijacked By Corporate Corruption), America is a Government by & for the people. So when 70% of Americans want Medicare-For-All, 60% of Americans want Tuition Free Public College & Universities, 72% of Americans want to expand Social Security I say it is unethical to deny them those things.

As an example the Police Department is a service that is run by & distributed by our Government which makes it Socialism. Also because our Government is run by & for the people the Police Department is also a service distributed by the Collective Community as well. It is Socialism on multiple levels.

Another example is the Public Roads/Highways which are a good/service produced by & owned by the Government, which is Socialism. Again I reiterate our Government is run by & for the people meaning the Public Roads/Highways are a good/service produced by & owned by the Collective, which also makes them Socialism .

Also don't forget our last Socialist President who is arguably one of the best presidents we've ever had was so vehemently popular they had to invent term limits because he just kept getting elected over & over again. The one thing FDR did that modern day Progressives & Liberals condemn him for is the one thing that modern day Republicans praise him for. The current Republican President Donald Trump has flirted with the idea of bringing back internment camps for an entire religious group in a country that has put so much emphasis on making part of its foundation to include freedom of religion.

On the other hand real Progressives, Liberals, & Socialist support FDR for his Socialist Left Wing ideals such as being against the corrupting influence of big business & money in politics. FDR was able to implement Social Security, but what would have been FDR's greatest achievement was his second Bill Of Rights which included the right of Employment, food, clothing & leisure, via enough income to support them, farmers right to a fair income, freedom from unfair competition & monopolies, housing, medical care, Social Security, & education.

So I'll leave you with this... The next time someone tells you that Socialism is an attempt for the Government to grow out of control & take over every aspect of your life, disregard the over the top ridiculousness of that type of rhetoric because It's nothing more than an incorrect regurgitated Political Right Wing talking point not tethered to any form of reality. My name is Joshua Hill & I am a Progressive Liberal Socialist because I am always aiming to be a better open minded person who advocates for the betterment of mankind. So now you have to ask yourself… what kind of person are YOU?

Socialism Definition-


"Any of various economic & political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership & administration of the means of production & distribution of goods."