Think of it this way, communism rapes a country where as socialism seduces it. The end result is the same in both cases, which is the complete loss of virtue or freedom for that country.
"...I would like to be clearly understood...we, the Soviet people, are for socialism.... We want more socialism and, therefore, more democracy." Mikhail Gorbachev Perestroika - New Thinking for Our Country and the World 1988
"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of "liberalism", they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened". Norman Thomas, for many years the U.S. Socialist Party presidential candidate
"We can't expect the American People to jump from Capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of Socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have Communism." Quote from (Nikita Khrushchev)
During the first half of the 20th century we have traveled far into the soul-destroying land of Socialism. (David O. McKay)
Stay tuned for the next post analyzing the 10 Planks of the Communist Manifesto....