Since the fall of the Iron Curtain and the collapse of USSR, we have seen Socialism on the rise, in various forms and to differing to degrees in every part of the world. In some places this has been relatively benign, like in Canada and the U.K. where the governments are still democratic.
In other nations it's been more frightening, such as in Venezuela where Hugo Chavez a democratically elected leader has used intimidation and civilian organizations to build a power base and change the constitution to give him the right to run for reelection for the rest of his life. In effect he is a dictator. He has nationalized several industries, silenced most opposition, taken control of the media and filled the legislature with people loyal to him.
Here at home we would never willingly become a Socialist nation, or would we? Throughout the last presidential election cycle Barack Obama was completely honest about his agenda. But it seemed the mainstream media either didn't want to see it, or was complicit. He said he was going to "spread the wealth around" and "fundamentally change America". He went to the SEIU, the most left-wing labor union and told them they would help to shape the agenda in his administration. He told ACORN pretty much the same thing. Both ACORN and the SEIU want, universal healthcare, massive entitlement programs, increased unionism and mortgage holder bailouts. Does any of this sound familiar? Obama has several former ACORN members as advisors and "czars" in his administration. He is rushing multiple, massive pieces of "reform" legislation through Congress that no members have had time to read and he is using intimidation to get them to move at his pace. Rahm Emanuel was chosen as his Chief of Staff for just this reason.
Of course in 2004 when the Patriot Act, something Obama didn't support, was rushed through Congress he had a different take on the situation. Back then he said, "..