E-mail to Thomas Frank regarding his op-ed, The Red Scare Returns, from the Wall Street Journal.http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203440104574401163387229496.html
It is not soviet style communism that the American public is worried about. It is the worldview that is aligned with a command economy approach, notably socialism/progressivism, and it’s inevitable mutation into totalitarian government systems.
“Soft” socialism is still socialism, and political elites that believe in a command approach are only a few steps away from the historically bad communists’ like Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Castro, Chavas, etc…
And you wonder why people are upset?
The angst you see in America is about one specific natural law that is not negotiable- Freedom- and the attack against it by those whose world view is guided by the command approach to economics and politics.
The public might not be able to articulate their instincts, but their instincts have told them to be aware -because when freedom is attacked, they know they are under attack.