Can Socialism succeed in America
A popular political movement with college- aged youth is that of socialism. Socialists are all about working together as a whole, favoring group needs over their individual needs. These hippies, like CJ, would like to see this type of living embraced by all Americans. Imagine a beautiful, socialist society where everyone shares and gets along for the common person. There is just one thing that stands in the way of an American socialist utopia: “the American dream”.
The American dream is framed in the idea of capitalism. The drive to fulfill the American dream has been ingrained in the minds of every generation since the inception of this great and beautiful country. Individual wealth and power is the core principle of the dream, giving all the self-confidence needed to excel at life. Who wants to be barraged with ideas of sharing and community when you could be out there, making it for your own self? The most important person in your life is you, and the dream allows you full acknowledgment of that fact. If CJ knew that, maybe he’d get more girls.
Socialism was practiced in Russia after the Second World War, and we all know how well they did with it. After socialism fell, the Ruskies turned to capitalism to rebuild their country. People want free markets, private ownership and laissez-faire, not communes, central planning and smelling like patchouli (that’s directed at you, CJ). I, for one have already turned in my Che Guevara T-shirt and tacked my Adam Smith poster above my bed.
- Erika Vonie
I don’t fight girls
- CJ Knowles