At it’s core Socialism is fundemental christian social value and Marx did not invent it he merely codified it around the injustice’s of his day, his political model need’s some serious work though.
Democratic Socialism with Capitalism on a leash is the only way to create a fair and just society.
First the vested interests of the ultra elite own the media, only small newspapers are in some places still free of this control and they tend to have there own agenda but the bulk of the mainstream media is geared to brainwash and mis-educate the public into believing socialism is evil which is perverse since socialism is litterally the politics of the populace.
Then there are other matter’s to remember, COMMUNISM was not socialism, in socialism there is democratic process in communism there is none.
In socialism society is fair, acts like an exteneded family to look after the elderly and the sick and to provide support and help to those down on there luck with state safety net’s, education and health care are high quality and free for all and there is a state pension system and family come’s first with society being extended family but in communism the elderly are shipped off to old folk’s home’s, the workers are housed in blocks like open air prisons and freedom of choice is curtailed with an everyone is a drone to the master party and the emperor leader attitude.
Capitalism and Communism come to the same end, A few ultra powerful ruling over everyone else with slightly more freedom in a democratic capitalist society but just as little as the soviet union in a totalitarian capitalist society in which the people are under control?,. The few end up in control of the many, they have it all and the many have nothing unless the few let them have some, the real NWO of ultra capitalist corporation’s, bank’s with there corrupt right wing politicians and the COMMUNIST apparatchik with it’s commissars in big luxury dacha’s with all the perk’s have much in common and outward appearance’s aside are much the same corrupt creature’s with the difference the Commissars at first take by force and the Capitalist at first manipulate, lie to and defrauds you.
Socialism work’s best at the small scale at the cultural level so a mixed society of both capitalist and socialist values with a cultural socalist safety net is the only sane and normal system but this is not achieved by the politicians or ever by right wing politician’s, it has to come from the society itself and be rooted in it’s culture to be effective.
In eastern Europe the word SOCIALISM has been linked deeply at the psychological level with two heinous systems of the twentieth century Communism and National Socialist (NAZISM which has of course nothing at all to do with socialism).
English Socialism (OLD LABOUR) is about Freedom, freedom from worry, job security, freedom of movement within your society, fairness and the ability to climb the ladder for everyone with the state giving a helping hand by providing free state education, health and well being and Society level happiness for the bulk of the population – those that the Tory elite call the Pleb’s (Latin Patrician upper class of rome – Plebian’s Lower class of rome, serfs a hairs breadth in esteem above a slave).
Capitalism is at root inhumane, YOU are an asset, your life is of value and is estimated but only so long as you are a worker after which you are superfluous so should die off unless you have built up assets to be regarded as wealthy enough that they become your value, even your body is of value in death it is just capitalism at work exploit it until it dies then exploit it some more.
Socialism is about care, you are brother to your fellow man so don’t treat him like a dog, it takes more than one person to move that heavy weight so do it together, if your brother is ill then give him some food, shelter and health care, if you are old and can no longer work but are poor that’s ok because your family the society around you is still there to provide shelter, support and even a pension so you can buy some of the thing’s you want and you won’t starve or die of cold.
Capitalism of the past put the poor into WORK HOUSES, essentally they were enslaved and made into the PROPERTY of the work house owners a little like the US prison system with so many people in prison and prison’s spinning huge profit’s, something is direly wrong there.
Debters Prison’s, if you could not pay you would be imprisoned until you could and they also acted as another form of work house but tended to be more for the upper class of educated rather than the uneducated Plebian’s.
I could go on and on and on but to cut to the chase.
Brainwashing and media control based on FALSE SOCIALISM such as COMMUNISM AND NAZI’sm is the reason so many people think it is evil.
They believe they are free under a capitalist system, funny that because they are owned, there land is owned and even the great American dream was sold out to the corporations in the twentieth century when Corporate regulation was abolished over there making it unattainable for the vast majority of people there except as a DREAM and an idiology exploited to control and manipulate the way they think.