When you are sitting in your study at home feeling awfully sick, as is the case for me today and yesterday, you ponder why that might be the case; I suspect it has great deal to do with either the intensity of my training, the change in temperature, or the bad political ads being aired. I know it is not the temps because it was 90 degrees yesterday. I suspect the political ads are working me over. I have elected not to endorse any of the candidates for the position of Texas governor. Republican Rick Perry is a cowboy and a good old boy, whereas Democrat Bill White is really not much of a Democrat. Both are airing ads attacking the other for endorsing Obama’s stimulus. Moreover, the two of them have aired attacks against the health care bill which people call “Obama care.” When I hear this, the first thought that comes to mind is uneducated. Okay, maybe that is harsh, but I am only telling the truth. Americans are not big on socialism — so they say. But in truth, the average American knows little about political, historical, and economic institutions.
I love this cartoon below; it says a great deal about the history of American socialism. Take a look at an older post here on the American Socialist Tradition.