Posted 10 years ago on May 20, 2013, 4:41 p.m. EST by CamilleLouvet
from New Haven, CT
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Socialism, perhaps one word among many in our vocabulary which invokes so much fear, dread, and hatred. But why? Maybe because ever since we were little it was drilled into our minds that Socialism is such a horrible thing to subjugate mankind to. Mankind? Or the Western World who has flirted with the ideology of Capitalism for far too long!
My name is Matthew, I declare that my allegiance is with the people, the citizens of the world! My opponents label my a Socialist for this view, if that is the case then I am a Socialist.
I observe the poverty in our cities, where it is staggering beyond 15% while at the same time only 1% makes 40% of the wealth. My opponents label me a Socialist for observing, for having empathy. If this is the case, then I am honored to be a Socialist.
I stand up and declare how no one deserves to suffer without health insurance, even if that means me paying more of my own weight. My opponents label me a Socialist, and if this is what it means, then a damn proud Socialist I am.
I protest to end Capitalism, which enthralls us all to the debt system, slavery, oppression, tyranny! I announce the urge to unite, to bring forth the Republic of mutual gain, respect, service! My opponents bellow out: “Hold there! We are no Socialists!” If this ideology of reciprocity and egalitarianism based upon the emancipation from Capitalism does not sound good to you, then you may label Yourself as the oppressor and I as the believer of the People, a Socialist!
And now I turn to each and every single one of you, and say that I am a Socialist, a believer in the power of the people. And I have no shame in doing so. All power to the citizens of the world!