I’m sure this exact conversation has happened at least once in the last couple weeks. At least.

For those that don’t already know, France just elected Francois Hollande, its first socialist president in 17 years, ousting Sarkozy. That’s pretty cool right? I think its pretty cool.

Since the rhetoric in the U.S. has been so far skewed to the right lately, socialism seems to sound dirty to even some of the most left of U.S. liberals. And all the while modern economies across the globe are getting by while providing the basic social needs of their citizens.

How dare they.