I think what is frightening some is that democratic socialism is beginning to seem a fine alternative to what we have now.

I am beginning to think that Bernie Sander’s revolution is already in motion considering how much energy is being spend on preventing the take over of the United States of America by a Democratic Socialist. There is considerable fear out there not just that he might win but that, even if he does not, he has put something into motion that is, no matter what, going to change society in a profound way, if nothing else, the political culture that has been moribund because of the rigidness of the two party system in place. Sanders is not running as a third party candidate, but he might as well be, the possibility of such very real unless the democratic party does some serious remodeling to accommodate a new way of thinking.

I am going to begin dreaming of what this land and this world might be like if all had enough and all could live decent lives because they lived in a country with a properly kind and humane economic system built by a politics that was truly FOR the people, all of the people, that existed to “support and defend the more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity…”

Democratic socialism!

By lafered

Retired professor of education concerned with thoughtfulness

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