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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The history of socialism in America did not begin with Bernie Sanders or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Rather, it began in 1825 on the banks of the Wabash River in Indiana. New Harmony was to be a "community of equality" heralding a new way of life. Owen's followers would soon coin a new name for his vision: "utopian socialism."


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After two years, several re-organizations, and seven different constitutions, Owen's great experiment collapsed.


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Socialism has been tried and has epically failed on a small sclalec throughout our history in this country. Oneida at least had the sense to evolve.

#1 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-02-25 01:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

rofl@ more Fox News Red Scare! garbage.

FDR and progressive social democratic policy rescued this country economically, not to mention the world militarily, produced the best economic years we ever had, gave Constitutional rights to the People, and saved millions of lives of children, women, the sick, and the elderly with it's other hand.

The policies being proposed by Dems now are the same sorts of policy, not some "vision of utopian socialism".

One has to wonder where the stupid stops and the outright lying begins on this kind of scare tactic politics.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2020-02-25 01:46 PM | Reply

"We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work."

Sound like, oh, Rep. John Boehner of Ohio or some other exasperated Republican stalwart lamenting proposals to spend our way out of the recession?

Listen again:

"I want to see this country prosperous. I want to see people get a job. I want to see people get enough to eat. We have never made good on our promises."

Sound more like a liberal Democrat pushing job creation " say, Harlem's Rep. Charlie Rangel?

What about this:

"I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started. ... And an enormous debt to boot!"

Surely this must be House Speaker Nancy Pelosi or another leading Democrat denouncing President Bush's economic policies.

Wrong. Wrong. And wrong again.

The words are those of none other than Henry Morgenthau Jr. " close friend, lunch companion, loyal secretary of the Treasury to President Franklin D. Roosevelt " and key architect of FDR's New Deal.

#3 | Posted by homerj at 2020-02-26 08:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

" ... And an enormous debt to boot!"

Sounds like Reagan, Bush or Trump to me.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2020-02-27 01:59 PM | Reply

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