Just another example of how conservatives have failed in the information war — socialism is mainstream? Here is Rick Moran:
A headline in The Hill captures a significant moment in American history: “Four socialist-backed candidates win Pennsylvania legislative primaries.”
The Democratic Socialists of America supported all four candidates, who will almost certainly win in November, given their lack of GOP opponents.
The DSA itself thinks socialism’s time has come:
The DSA hailed the legislative victories as a huge moment for the socialist movement.
Arielle Cohen, co-chair of the Pittsburgh DSA chapter, told HuffPost that she feels a “monumental shift” after the victories, noting DSA’s growing membership since President Trump’s election.
“We won on popular demands that were deemed impossible. We won on health care for all, we won on free education,” she said.
“We’re turning the state the right shade of red tonight,” she added.
The “right shade of red” is due to a growing acceptance for socialism, especially among Millennials, and outright hostility and opposition to capitalism.
A survey last year was shocking to some of us who vividly recall when naming a politician as a “socialist” was a kiss of death – an indication of a fringe candidate.
In the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation’s “Annual Report on U.S. Attitudes Toward Socialism,” 58 percent of the up-and-coming generation opted for one of the three systems, compared to 42 percent who said they were in favor of capitalism.
The most popular socioeconomic order was socialism, with 44 percent support. Communism and fascism received 7 percent support each.
Marion Smith, executive director of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, said the report shows millennials are “increasingly turning away from capitalism and toward socialism and even communism as a viable alternative.”
“This troubling turn highlights widespread historical illiteracy in American society regarding socialism and the systemic failure of our education system to teach students about the genocide, destruction, and misery caused by communism since the Bolshevik Revolution one hundred years ago,” Mr. Smith said in a statement.
Read more at American Thinker: Socialism is going mainstream, and Millennials are the cause