Socialism has been around since the 1850s and has failed everytime it has been used as a form of government. In 1917, Russia became a Socialist State and began the push of International Socialism by having its agents infiltrate Democratically elected governments around the World until 1991 when it’s government collapsed. Germany became a National Socialist State, under the NAZIs in the 1930s and they started the 2nd World War; that horror show ended at the cost of millions of lives with the defeat of Germany in 1945.
Unfortunately, the Russians were very successful in training radical students and professors in the Universities around the world and over time those who have followed Socialism have indoctrinated many others to believe in their garbage. Socialism has long been used by Dictators as a method to fool the population with promises of a perfect world; the reality as always is poverty for the population and all the riches going to the dictator. Countries around the world that went for a Socialist Government are a financial mess and a dead end for the growth of their society, Venezuela and Cuba are two shining stars of Socialism.
The United States has kept the Socialists at bay for decades. Unfortunately, Socialism has grown and has a strong foothold in the Universities and in the lower-level education systems. They have infiltrated the schools and local politics, to point that they are now emboldened to go out in the light of National Politics and openly run as Socialists for Congress. The Democrat Party has been taken over by Socialists and is now run openly by the hard left. People who believe in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights better buckle up, Socialists are extremists who have no problem with using violence to succeed. At the moment the only way to stop them without violence is the Trump Administration being extremely successful in all of its efforts, which is why Congressional Democrats are obstructing at every opportunity. The success of the Trump Administration would prove the financial viability of the Capitalist System that is used in the U.S.A. and that Socialist promises are nothing but promises.
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, once said that Socialism works only as long as you are spending someone else’s money.