Socialism’s uphill battle against bastardization

Socialism has been fighting an uphill battle for 80 years against association with the brutalities of Stalinism, Maoism, & National Socialism. Now it is smeared by association with Assadism & libertarianism.

Anyone who considers it a viable way to organize society seems like a flower-child avatar from the 60s. Or an idiot. Before I abandon socialism as a possibility, someone will have to elaborate an alternative solution to neoliberal capitalism, the barbaric phase of capitalism, & that has not been forthcoming.

Capitalism has so profoundly corrupted human society & created such massive inequality & suffering that it cannot be ameliorated or tinkered with to improve how it operates. Nihilism, cynicism, misanthropy are not a political program.