Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:07 AM
abdullafath , the US was never intended to be a socialist nation . Socialism is a broad term and the definition of what the 19th and 20th centuries saw was most likely not even thought of in the 16th ,17th and 18th centuries. There is nothing in the history of the colonies or subsequent rebellion that led to the founding of the United States tyhat indicates "socialism " . There are things in every organized government or country or tribe that are "socialistic in nature " . Any common service or practice guaranteed by any organized group to any of its members is itself a form of socialism . There are many aspects of the present day U S that can be called socialistic in nature, such as Postal Service , Libraries , Customs service , public school system ,Police and Fire services etc. , which are necessarry for the common good . Socialism as it is known in modern times means no property ownership , government set equal wages , a system in which the government determines these based on the common good . Socialism in its intended and pure form closely resembles communism in it's intended and pure form .
As for slavery , I have already discussed that , the ethics that drove the South , and those of the North , and I referred to the leaders or wealthy on both sides as the elitists . The Emancipation Proclaimaition did not end racism , it ended slavery as a legal institution . Racism exists in the US today , as it does in EVERY SINGLE country on the planet ,without Exception .