Sunday, March 20, 2016

   Sanders May Be Slipping but America is Awakening to Socialism   :  Information Clearing House - ICH

   Sanders May Be Slipping but America is Awakening to Socialism   :  Information Clearing HouThe declared socialist presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders took a beating this week in the Super Tuesday primaries, with his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton winning all four states on offer.

Sanders is still in the running. The overall race to win presidential nomination is not over yet, with some big states like California and Washington yet to vote. But it’s looking like a long shot for the Vermont senator now.

Some might pessimistically conclude that socialism is a non-runner as a political choice in America. As one pundit recently asserted on CNN in negative reference to Sanders, the United States is a “center-right”country, not a left one. Suggesting that there was an inherent aversion to socialism among most Americans.

On the contrary, one could very well make the counter argument that socialism has a great future in the US. (And not just in the US, but globally –provided that the policies are confidently presented.) In this view, socialism actually represents an exciting new beginning in the US. With time, public support for such policies can only grow. Who knows in the future, a socialist president may take the White House; and a socialist Congress may be elected. Why not?se - ICH