Alrighty then. This particular term has been thrown around a lot lately in the U.S., usually as a hue & cry against the policy direction of the current Executive & Legislative branches of the government. It seems like with every new initiative from the Obama Administration or Congress, there's a kneejerk reaction of "oh noes teh soshelizm" as though the dangers are completely self-evident. Call me clueless, but here's my question: How is socialism inherently bad? Now, for sake of full disclosure, I'm an Obama supporter and have been since the primaries. However, I'm not so far up his dookie chute that I consider him to be infallible. I recognize that it's entirely possible that some of the policies he's enacted will have utterly disastrous results. So let's talk about it. How is socialism good? How is it bad?