Socialism ... I know being poor isn't easy and when our governments hand out free money in guise of stimulus checks, although unaware of the conditions attached to them by United States citizens, we eagerly accept if not wait and sometimes expect more. The stipulations unknown, aside from the last couple. They were expected to be payed back. National debt, most of which rests in our consumers. Free money? Whoever heard of such a thing? I draw a social security check, but even then I don't view it as free money. Civic duty? Spend and get involved in our electoral processes. Beyond this, I couldn't tell you. I'm still largely unaware of the conditions attached to these social programs. Maybe I'm mistaken about the electoral processes. Surely I'm not expected to accept the funds and simply allow others to hold the reigns in our political arenas. Is this socialism? Here's some money, we got this for "you".