Most of the press, the political establishment and some candidates seem to love attacking Bernie Sanders for his “socialism” as if it were some demonic doctrine. In truth it is a doctrine of community as opposed to dog-eat-dog capitalism.
Capitalism is dragging more of us into poverty. Some of us still remember the leadership of Franklin Roosevelt as he brought the United States out of despair into hope with programs such as Social Security and public work programs. These programs were labeled by the opposition as socialistic and are still despised by many Republicans today.
Let us not be blinded to the possibilities of a better form of democracy by the propaganda of the 1 percent and its controlled media. There is a better form of democracy.