Is this willful ignorance or simply manipulation via education? Slavery ended in the U.S. about 150 years ago. Socialism on the other hand is still being practiced around the world. The examples of Socialism and its tendency to starve, kill and rape millions over the last hundred years is prevalent from Venezuela to the Ukraine, Germany and China.
There are many other socialist nations, that are thought of as rational and wonderful. But those are fairytales. There is no successful socialist nation and there never has been a successful socialist people.
If you hear “National Socialist” and you roll your eyes, then you are part of the problem. You are content knowing that the many who champion socialism do so in the hopes to fool the masses. Jesus was not a socialist and he was not a capitalist. Quit trying to bring religion into your argument. Religion is what the socialist leaders of defunct nations use to control their people.
In the eyes of the socialist, the state is the ultimate power, not God.
Socialism never has and cannot exist without communism or fascism. Socialism is simply a tenant or a staple of communism or fascism.
The same people who voted for socialism eventually ended up in a work camp themselves.
Just because you support socialism, doesn’t mean that you will be immune from the symptoms and side effects of socialism.