Socialism is arguably the most purely evil political system ever devised, because it robs our lives of meaning by making individual achievement impossible, reducing humans to the moral equivalent of farm animals. Many thousands of heroes died defending America against it in Germany, Korea, and Vietnam.
Unsurprisingly, avowed socialists were unable to make headway in individualist, liberty-minded America by democratic means. So socialists infiltrated and eventually took over the Democrat Party, which has faithfully implemented the old Socialist Party of America platform.
The effect on the American character of encroaching socialism has been so corrosive that some feel we will no longer put up resistance to enslavement. Consequently, Democrats sometimes openly admit their affinity for this malevolent ideology:
Via The Blaze, on a tip from J.