Skip to comments.When Socialism Was Tried in America—and Was a Smashing Success
Posted on 04/03/2019 6:11:05 AM PDT by ChicagoConservative27
If I owned all the real estate in the world, I wouldnt feel so powerful as I do on the streets of this socialist city, declared former New York City councilman Baruch Vladeck when he arrived in Milwaukee in 1932 for the Socialist Partys national convention in that city.
Norman Thomas, the famed civil-rights and economic-justice campaigner who became the partys presidential nominee that year, celebrated the fact that he was chosen for that honor in a city governed by Socialists. The success of Milwaukee under then-Mayor Dan Hoan, Thomas said, was proof that the partys social-democratic dreams will someday come true.
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What a load of crap.
The Nation is the house organ for U.S. Socialists/Communists/Collectivists. Of course it is.
That’s why it is what it is today.
Lol!!! What garbage!!!
I wouldn’t wrap dog shit in that.
Too much respect for the dog
Oniada, Amana, Shekinah........ all Christian socialist attempts that eventually failed
There are others as well
It was never a success.
They are trotting out the dinosaurs.
The Commie author quotes Time Magazine calling Milwaukee one of the best run cities in America, as if Time were an authority or fair and even-handed. If that’s the best he has, he has no case at all.
If LA and NH are a success give me a sod house in fly over country.
Socialism is always a success if it can reach into another pocket to keep going.
WHY look to the past?
You can get the lesson from the present.
We CURRENTLY HAVE socialism inside the USA —on Indian Reservations.
The land is held IN COMMON, ergo entrepreneurial young Indians can’t secure loans to start businesses. How would the bank seize a house owned by an ENTIRE TRIBE..?
Some years ago I read that on the whole Navajo nation there are ZERO stores to buy shoes from. What, they don’t wear shoes..?
Moccaisins for tourists —that’s not the same.
An economist can argue some military bases also features aspects of socialism, and theft of property and various scams are a yuge problem, there, too.
Which is cleaner —YOUR bathroom or a public one..?
Good points. It is also a fact that Denmark’s brand of socialism works far better than the Venezuelan model. The Danes have a fairly homogeneous population where sponging off the system is highly frowned upon and industriousness is prized. Those who deviate far from this norm are encouraged to leave Denmark.
The ONLY way socialism can work on the short term (to say nothing of the long term) is via TOTAL ethnic homogeniety.
Where do we see socialism persist? North Korea, which has virtually no minorities and is proud of it.
Yet socialist multiculturalists insist on the one thing that will most swiftly induce destruction of socialism; importing hoardes of people Outside The Tribe —e.g. Sweden.
You can have rich social programs OR uncontrolled immigration —but not both.
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