At Least We Are Talking About It! The Four Letter “S” Word That Is….

A recent article in the Daily Kos discusses the ‘democratic socialist’ identity that is attached to  presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.   Several other news stories are also talking about the Four Letter “S” Word

While the definition of socialism is still not completely understood and some of these articles don’t get it quite right, I for one am grateful that at least the conversation is happening.

At least we are talking about socialism.  At least we are understanding that while capitalism has its place (absolutely it does), socialism has a place as well to bring balance  and provide sustainability to an economy.  At least we are beginning to disassociate the “S” word from communism and understand that they do not exist together.   At least we are examining the word and the positive effects it can have on a nation.

We are already a socialist nation – check out the service our government provides for national defense, we spend over half our tax dollars on this socialist endeavor – and the fact that we are talking about it is a big deal.  Now, let’s hash out a reasonable definition of the word and embrace it as a nation.  Our health and position as a world leader depend on it.



About Frankie Wallace

Frankie earned her BA in History from CSU Chico. Her writing includes current events as well as self published fiction and a children's book she is publishing. She lives in northern California with one husband, two dogs, and three boys. Frankie is an avid cooker, reader, hiker, and napper.
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