I Am a Socialist

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 271 People

    wintersongfromvent wintersongfromvent
    18-21, T
    1 Response Mar 29, 2016

    It is time for this country (and the rest of

    the world) to progress and evolve. The next logical step to that evolution, is Socialism.
    equalforall equalforall
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Feb 10, 2015

    Socialism With Common Sense

    To have a social conscience is a really good thing, but we cannot let dogmatism and petty ideological disputes get in the way of real changes in society. People are more important than money, corporations or even ideologies. The welfare of the people is what matter, the material...
    mellowarrior mellowarrior
    22-25, M
    Apr 21, 2012

    Capitalism Is Ruining My Life.

    I'm feeling all this pressure to get married and have babies (from friends, family, society in general.)  I think the pressure comes from the fact that the nuclear family is the cornerstone of capitalism, and keeps the consumers consuming. 
    HebbieTheEmpress HebbieTheEmpress
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 23, 2009

    It Really Saddens Me..

    Most people do not see health care as a human right!
    Lisagood02 Lisagood02
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Oct 20, 2013

    Why I Am A Socialist.

    It was a shock to almost everyone around me when I announce my interest in communism/socialism. Honestly, no one is more surprised than myself. Being a hardcore democrat, I have always fought for the democratic government. Until one day, I downloaded a copy of The Communist...
    SilverScorpion SilverScorpion
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 15, 2012

    I Support A Socialist Labor Govt In Australia

    I support Julia Gillard and admire her as our first female Prime Minister and I think that Wayne Swan would make a great Prime Minister also... even though he has been labeled the weak link and not competitive enough - I like his more socialist leanings and has been in the...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    Jun 9, 2011

    Socialism, The Radical Idea Of Sharing!

    Hey, conservatives........So not! http://socialistparty-usa.net/platform.html Socialist Party USA: 2012-2013 National Platform   The Socialist Party stands for the abolition of every form of domination and exploitation, whether based on social class, gender, race/ethnicity, age...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Feb 24, 2013

    At Heart

    I believe in equality of rights. In the access of culture to everyone. In more social way to approach political questions, because it's a world of humans, at the beginning, now it's a world of money where humans have no place anymore, except the richer who erase the others. I...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 25, 2012

    Ah, To Be A Socialist

    I became a socialist over time because of my experiences from being unemployed.  I experienced exploitation by groups that saw unpaid workers as gutter trash to do all the dirty work the paid staff didn't want to do.  Later, when I was in the paid work force, bullying and...
    millimi millimi
    41-45, M
    6 Responses Jun 9, 2011

    Simply This

    A mixture of private capitalism and a public social welfare system seems to produce the most happiness and well-being for the most people. Also the best environmental conditions and the healthiest society if done right. In order to ensure it is done right, you need a properly...
    hylierandom hylierandom
    3 Responses Oct 2, 2011

    Have been for a few 2 years now

    and not ashamed of it at all if anything I'm proud of it I love having conversations so feel free to talk :)
    Bleach1443 Bleach1443
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jul 16, 2015

    Efficient Socialism

    I am a socialist at heart but a capitalist otherwise. So would go for an efficient socialism. I believe in people having everything they want and there should be no disparity in income. I believe there should be social security and free healthcare. But I dont believe in...
    spectra spectra
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Nov 25, 2010
    DeAundreVP DeAundreVP
    18-21, M
    Mar 24, 2014

    The Problem With Labels - So What Is Socialism? What Makes A Socialist Different From A Liberal?

    If it's not a fair society, then it really can't be a truly free society.These labels are used very casually and loosely, even I use them loosely ...though I Identify with American Liberals and even refer to myself as one, technically I am a Socialist and not so much an American...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    Nov 9, 2013

    I Just Decided To Own The An Caps! Go Look! Went Medieval On Them

    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
    31-35, M
    Jun 13, 2013

    I am thanks to my BF I wasent really into

    poltical life before him but he really showed me why it's important and never pressured me on my views.
    Ashley123445 Ashley123445
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jun 17, 2015

    I Am A Democratic Socialist

    I have no objection to regulated free markets but I believe in utilizing a public utility model for many areas of our economy, like banking, insurance, and health care. Doing so is efficient and cost effective. The public utility model is the lowest cost way of providing goods...
    onlinegrandpa onlinegrandpa
    9 Responses Jun 21, 2010

    A Catholic Democratic Socialist

    I am a devought Roman Catholic and ardent Democratic Socialist. Personal freedom is very important to me and as John Locke said it is the duty of government to protect our basic rights. What ****** me off is the fact that so many are unemployed and so many are underpaid. Why...
    lonesheep92 lonesheep92
    2 Responses Oct 9, 2011

    I strongly believe that social democracy is the

    best political ideology there is and I'm happy to be living in a country that is governed by a social-democratic party. A lot of Americans confuse socialism with communism and they are absolutely NOT the same thing. The goal of socialism is to give everyone an opportunity to...
    littleayeaye littleayeaye
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jan 28, 2014

    Poverty 2012

    I have quite a lot to say about socialism .. Some view it as a scary nasty thing . I assure you , it is nothing of the sort . I will be very vocal , and involved in this group in the near future . But for now , please take on board my observation of the day .I never thought i...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 11, 2012


      I guess you could say my support for socialism arises from zealotry regarding humanitarianism. As a child in India, I was rarely spared the sight of poverty, even in its potentially-traumatizing extremes.  I belonged to a relatively wealthy family but every day I...
    WoundedButterfly WoundedButterfly
    18-21, F
    26 Responses Jan 10, 2010

    Organic Socialism

    I have become fond of thinking of myself as an Organic Socialist. This is the story of those particular hows and whys. Hope everyone enjoys. In order to understand this story, or my journey, two things must be known. They are: 1. I have always been drawn to and engaged in...
    xjustjikaix xjustjikaix
    26-30, M
    Jan 31, 2011

    Some Musings On Religous Leaders ..

    Here is a nice quote from the Dalia Lama .. And although i agree with him about compassion . Where is the compassion from those in power ? Dalia Lama , is received all of the world as a head of state . Yet our world leaders take not one bit of notice of the man ..Where is their...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 13, 2012

    Whats going on with ep?

    I cant post no Q and As
    AreebaDeniz123 AreebaDeniz123
    18-21, F
    Jan 15, 2014

    You know it's a tendency of mine ,

    to start a convo with a complete stranger , gets it off simple , and throw in a bit of heavy stuff into it like past experiences for eg, Am I being too open? To genuine ? Or am I selectively testing the other person true mind or personality to see who they are based on how...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko
    36-40, M
    1 Response Aug 20, 2014

    Great to see a proper Socialist leading the

    British Labour party again. All he has to do now is to persuade the rest of the UK to vote for him. It's not impossible - the SNP came from nowhere in Scotland...
    malizz malizz
    70+, M
    Sep 12, 2015

    I am the president of a new nation based in the

    sf area dedicated to reforming the world through socialism. Join now: www.liberonne.weebly.com
    wintersongfromvent wintersongfromvent
    18-21, T
    Mar 29, 2016

    Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

    I wake, shivering, but happy, nothing boring, nothing usual, nothing ordinary today. My feet meet the cold floor, my eyes blink. I stare. The light streams in the window, wraps itself around me, a firm, gentle grip. Inviting with its warmth, it promises in cooing whispers, Today...
    Annnnna Annnnna
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 5, 2010

    I am a democratic socialist.

    I believe there are some things that don't belong to anyone BECAUSE they belong to everyone. I do not believe in a free market. If you want something sold in my country either my people should be making it or you pay in taxes what you didn't pay in labor. I believe that the...
    MorganOBB MorganOBB
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 7, 2015

    Hyper-capitalism Is Destroying Us

    This neo-liberal moment that has a hold of the United States and the world must end. Untethered capitalism is like a shark, constantly needing to feed, no matter what the consequence. It is unsustainable and inhumane.
    XiaoChouPangzi XiaoChouPangzi
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 16, 2013

    Why I Am a Socialist

    The corporate forces that are looting the Treasury and have plunged us into a depression will not be contained by the two main political parties. The Democratic and Republican parties have become little more than squalid clubs of privilege and wealth, ****** to money and...
    Godfree110158 Godfree110158
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Dec 29, 2008

    Happy May Day everyone!

    "Workers of the world unite! You have nothing to lose but your chains!"
    Benny412 Benny412
    31-35, M
    May 1, 2015


    I am a pure socialist. I believe for peace to truly be acquired people must dress the same, live in identical homes, make the same amount of money, speak the same language (i recommend Latin, seeing as that way everyone has to change, thus no one feels mistreated), and of course...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Aug 9, 2012

    Can So-called 'terrorism' Ever Be Justified?

    What do you think? I will give my opinion soon, but I'd like to read your views first. EP won't let me write a short entry so I have to pad out the question with more words.
    kangchenjunga kangchenjunga
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jan 16, 2011

    Humanitarian Socialism

    I hate the terminology of socialism and the various connotations and denotations associated with such words. For instance Social Democrat is tinged by the likes of Clinton and Blair with a neo-liberal and quite right wing style under a leftist banner, so I could not identify...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 24, 2012

    Socialism Is By Far the Best System of Goverment

    I've always been a socialist. Right now, with all the furore over health care reform, I'm more aware than ever of my convictions. Health care is a human right. How anyone can argue against that is beyond me. The fact that there *are* people who resist a system wherein everyone...
    freya221 freya221
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Sep 13, 2009

    If You're American...

    ...you're a socialist. Funny....I don't remember taking a vote to become socialist....
    thndrkss87 thndrkss87
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jan 24, 2010

    How many people just come online to just vent?

    Or make good true real friends to even to a personal extent on this site? Well in my case - if it were to be venting - crap I would just go bark it out to a wall lol - well that's not me - can't be socializing with people and not intend something good in the long term .
    Stephenrko Stephenrko
    36-40, M
    1 Response Aug 22, 2014

    Capitalism Is A Nice Idea. But It Doesn't Work.

    Ever heard the old saying "Communism is a nice idea. But it doesn't work. But still, it's nice." Well, you're right. Communism on paper and as a theory is the most fair idea of an ideology - we share what we have, and no one is better than anyone else. But does it work? No. Why...
    MatildaAnna MatildaAnna
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 4, 2013
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