Why does America fear socialism when the three greatest U.S. presidents were all socialist?

Scholars rate Franklin D. Roosevelt, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as the three greatest U.S. presidents.

Research shows that all three would be considered socialists in the modern political climate, so why does America fear socialism when the three greatest U.S. presidents were all socialist leading to some of the greatest periods in U.S. history.

Whereas the likes of Hebert Hoover [The Great Depression], Dwight D. Eisenhower [Korean War], Richard Nixon [Watergate scandal], Gerald Ford [Recession], Ronald Reagan [Red Scare promoter/School Prayer/Air traffic controllers' strike/Trickle down economics/War on Drugs/ largely ignored the AIDS crisis] and George W. Bush [Recession/War for Oil] were all presidents during the lowest points in U.S. history.

Update:

You know Albert Einstein, Einstein was a socialist. One of the most important/intelligent figures was a socialist, ask yourself why.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago
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    It's very simple, the wealthy elites own the media and don't want to part with their money so they spread anti-socialist propaganda which the less intelligent fall for

    • Shawn9 months agoReport

      Hahaha that's bullshit. The wealthy elites welcome socialism for some ****** up reason.

  • 9 months ago

    It's idiotic to promote an ideology by who would support it, and not by what the ideology entails. I can pull just as many terrible socialists out of my hat, if not more, so your argument falls apart. If you want America to be more open to socialism then maybe socialism needs to be more open to the American people. As it is often said, people fear what they don't understand. That said, if that was the case with socialism they may fear it even more vehemently.

  • 9 months ago

    The term socialists have different meaning depending on the political agenda involved as far as I know. It's pretty much got distorted to the point that some people equate it to communism.

  • 9 months ago

    You want to live in Venezuela???

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  • Athena
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    They feared it then also.

  • DIEGO.
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    great question!

  • sam
    Lv 6
    9 months ago

    because billionaires say so

  • 9 months ago

    Washington and Lincoln were not socialist because socialism didn't exist during their time.

    • seasaint79 months agoReport

      No, pooling production and centrally managing it is very destructive. It has been tried for 150 years and ends in complete genocide and breakdown of society. It never works. Take care of your own problems.

  • Ted K
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    The "threat of socialism" is nothing more than one of the boogeymen conjured up by desperate Republicans who are trying to distract from the utterly corrupt, clusterfvck that is Trump.

    It's always kept in their ready political ammunition box, close at hand for whenever they think they need to pull it out and fire it off. This is one of those times...

    They have others in their ready box to be deployed as needed, but this one happens to be one of the more widely used ones at the moment.

    • Ted K
      Lv 7
      9 months agoReport

      "Many?" No. Some of them, and they claim to be Democratic socialists, NOT full-blown socialists. Do you even know what actual socialism is, or is it just a catchall term for "evilness" that you like to use? Don't answer that, we already know.

  • Ann
    Lv 6
    9 months ago

    FDR made the Depression WORSE with his programs. That's one good reason. Only the war got us out of it. He was also a huge racist. He sent a boatload of Jews back to their deaths.

    • Lv 4
      9 months agoReport

      Whenever you send boatloads of people back where they belong is a good thing for you.

  • 9 months ago

    LOL and that is why America hates democrats,...thanks

    • Shawn9 months agoReport

      I'm Canadian and I hate democrats too haha

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