Posted 9 months ago on Jan. 25, 2014, 6:55 p.m. EST by TGN
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"One had breathed the air of equality. I am well aware that it is now the fashion to deny that Socialism has anything to do with equality. In every country in the world a huge tribe of party-hacks and sleek little professors are busy 'proving' that Socialism means no more than a planned state-capitalism with the grab-motive left intact. But fortunately there also exists a vision of Socialism quite different from this." George Orwell - Homage to Catalonia page 104.
I'm glad more and more people in the U.S. are gaining a more accurate & nuanced view of what socialism really is, than what the pundits have for years mislead them into believing. The recent election in Seattle of a socialist or Bernie Sanders continuing rise in public recognition, or even the campaign to increase minimum wage could be among the many indications of this. And as Orwell pointed out, true socialism ultimately emerge from the people and not from the state sector, as many in the U.S. had seemed to think.