The author cites recent evidence that socialist type ideas are starting to take hold among young people, and then deals with all the disinformation that mainstream media keeps putting out regarding socialism. This is an especially good read for all those who are still coping with these disinformation campaigns.
This growing interest has taken place in the face of a constant media barrage of free market propaganda and slandering of socialism, despite all the claims about the supposedly innately conservative nature of American workers.
Ironically, it is thanks to the rantings of right-wing blowhards like Glenn Beck and Fox News that “socialism” has been reintroduced into the popular discourse. Fox and the Tea Party have denounced Obama and any government intervention into the economy from the stimulus to healthcare reform to the Wall Street bailout as “socialism!”