Practically all of the Socialist Party platform on which Norman Thomas ran in 1928 has been implemented. Thomas himself noticed this as far back as 1962, exulting that: "The difference between Democrats and Republicans is: Democrats have accepted some ideas of Socialism cheerfully, while Republicans have accepted them reluctantly."
If you dislike socialism, you're about 40 years late in abandoning the Republican party.
Mr. Derbyshire is completely wrong about other things, however:
Pop culture is filth. It is now completely degenerate. Why do you never hear anyone humming a current pop song any more? Because none of them is hummable, or even worth bothering to remember.
That's only on the radio. Good, or even brilliant pop music is out there. You have only to look for it. I'm humming it every day.
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:: Walter 7:10 PM [+] ::