[Marxism] Fwd: Of course 'socialism' was most-searched term of 2015: its ideas fit our times | Kshama Sawant | Opinion | The Guardian

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Dec 19 06:21:40 MST 2015

There is a decisive mood of resistance in America – a backlash to the 
status quo. The Bernie Sanders campaign for president is capturing that 
mood, and it is no surprise that ‘socialism’ was the most looked-up word 
in 2015.

The American youth of today did not grow up in the shadow of the Cold 
War. The vilification of socialist ideas by Republicans anyway only 
serves, if anything, to pique their interest. Coupled with that is the 
future most young Americans face: a low-wage job market, proliferation 
of student debt and an escalating housing affordability crisis. Since 
the Occupy movement, the dirty word as far as many millennials are 
concerned is not socialism, but capitalism.


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