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Why do most Americans think socialism is a bad thing?

I come from the UK and most of us are either Socialist or Communist. I mean a National Health care system isn't a bad thing. Surveillance cameras are a good thing and its even better with speakers on them. The BBC does a good job of promoting Socialism so watch BBC News.

Asked By: Gud signe vårt dyre fedreland! - 2/24/2008
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Because socialism is the new bad word. Yet most have no idea what socialism is, nor do they know we have socialism for needed services... More
Answered By: just plain jim - 2/24/2008
Additional Answers (11)
Because it is.
Answered By: pathfinder - 2/24/2008
 
It's a good thing if you do not have any independant thoughts and enjoy being told what to do, how to live, etc.
Answered By: Mr. Know It All - 2/24/2008
 
Join me Brother and we show them the true ideology. We British respect each other more. Be careful when posting because SOCA is watching you.
Answered By: ¿ - 2/24/2008
 
It keeps being kicked in our heads that it's bad by the conserves the same ones that think that bullets don't come out of guns...they come out of people.
Answered By: Rev Ron - 2/24/2008
 
Maybe we want the opportunity to use our brains instead of someone elses.Well, most of the time.
Answered By: buddy - 2/24/2008
 
Have you been sniffing illegal substances?
Answered By: regerugged - 2/24/2008
 
i don't think that your bbc news plug is gonna work. regardless, i don't think you need to be a socialist country to have free healthcare, do you? i mean canada isn't socialist or communist by any means, but they have health care... More
Answered By: damaster360 - 2/24/2008
 
The majority of us do not wish to be socialists nor communists. If you like socialism so much, why not move back and take your socialist promoting propoganda with you! Are you another immigrant who refuses to assimulate and wishes to come here to change things?
Answered By: catmaninmo - 2/24/2008
 
Most Americans are just fine with socialism as long as we call it something else -- public highways, public parks, public restrooms. If you like the endeavor, then it's a public betterment project and if you don't it's socialism -- a distinction without a difference. This is a leftover from the post WW2 days of "cold... More
Answered By: kill_yr_television - 2/24/2008
 
i think socialism is a good thing im from the u.k but theres to much tax on some tings
Answered By: spicy chicken - 2/24/2008
 
Socialism is the perfect form of government for the simple minded.
Answered By: Old Scout - 2/24/2008
 
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