I'd first like to say I'm a socialist. Yep, one of those red's Nixon told you were under your bed at night. I don't see anything wrong with that and I don't think anyone balanced should. People can believe whatever they want as long is it doesn't hurt anyone else. Now if you believe all socialists are about violent revolution or democrats are really socialists you need to get yourself a book and start doing some self educating about the world. See I view that capitalism is not an ideal system, I also don't pretend to know what is but I know we can do a whole lot worse. I ask you this do you really think capitalism is the last form of society in history?
And on the topic of worse I honestly think a free market is worse than our current system. Yes Slashdot will hang me for a statement like that but I'm unfretted by your ropes of flame. See really a free market advantages only those already in a higher position in society. It will mean the death of concepts like the self-made-man and upward progression. How do you figure you say, well its simple really a completely free market will only make it easier for those who already have money to keep their money. Do you really think a free market will stop monopolies? How do you stop monopolies and other underhanded tactics whilst staying free? The honour system? How do you stop partnerships and other agreements killing competitors? How do you stop coercion? The answer is easy and almost certain you can't if it's a free market. This is the trap its stuck in, without any interference you will create a monster with any interference you have nothing different to the monster we already have. So how does free market philosophy deal with this problem give me your solutions.