Yes, when the stars align, it may work. NOTE: THE STARS ARE NOT ALIGNED! WWI took place overseas. When not in your backyard, like say, oh I don't know...A PANDEMIC currently is, some things can be changed easier.
Now, you speak about "right(ing) the ship" if enough of [you] speak out. Righting the Ship is done to correct a mid-course drastic error (Trumpism); it is NOT done to bring about a whole new era of governance. I cannot emphasize enough the losses Dems will have in 2022 and 2024 if you continue to believe that Socialism is the answer to all your problems. It's not. If you think we are pulling out of a horrendous four years of Neanderthals running our government and idiots cheering them on, you haven't seen anything like will happen if Bernie and AOC push hard on the Socialist bandwagon.
We lost a plethora of Latino voters and more conservative Democrats because words like Socialism scare the hell out of them. People who Dems could normally count on went ROGUE for TRUMP at just the sound of the word.
Ideals are ALWAYS the first victim of ideology. I admire your willingness to fight for change.
When you speak of Women's Suffrage, it was a fight that galvanized everyone who was female, (for the most part) across the board. When you speak of Socialism, it not only doesn't galvanize everyone, it turns people away in droves for reasons that older Americans recognize and younger ones don’t understand.
Some of the primary criticisms of socialism are claims that it creates distorted or absent price signals, results in reduced incentives, causes reduced prosperity, has low feasibility, and that it has negative social and political effects.
- The national economy develops relatively slowly;
- There is an inability to obtain the upmost profit from the use of resources, labors and land;
- Places that have a geographical advantage lose chances to develop better and people who have intelligence and wealth lose chances to make their businesses become bigger and more powerful;
- People lose initiative to work and enthusiasm to study as doing more isn’t rewarded. (Excerpted for OER Services)
In a perfect world, it would be great to do. Perhaps, in your lifetime, it will happen. What we need now is STABILITY. Let’s focus on that for a while; America and the world will thank us!