Before I get to the post on on socialism, I want to mention that I am celebrating a personal anniversary today, March 20th. It was four years ago today that I quit smoking. The reason I quit smoking is because I ended up in the emergency room in the and intensive care unit at the local hospital early in the morning of March 20th 2012. I had suffered a pulmonary edema and a heart attack. The fact that I’m still here, still kicking, and still crazy, as well as smoke free, surprises me more than it surprises anybody else that I know, including you guys! Happy anniversary to me!
In my experience teaching and talking politics and sociology and anthropology, I have learned that most Americans have a very distorted understanding of what socialism/Marxism is. This is probably due to the residual hangover of the McCarthy witchhunts of the 1950s. Sen. Joe McCarthy and later J. Edgar Hoover saw Communists in every closet in America and they swore to ferret them all out, even if there were no Communists.
I want to talk about the role of socialism in the current presidential campaign, but I really don’t want to do a long detailed explanation of what socialism/Marxism is so I’m asking all of you to read the following article. Click here to read.
It took a bit longer than I thought/hoped it would, but the Christian Heresiology site is now back up and running. However, it has a new address: christianheresy.com . Your log-in -should- be the same, but please let me know if you have any issues trying to get in by leaving me a personal message either here or on Facebook.