Biden’s Socialism Will Be Green, Not Red

President-elect Joe Biden delivers a pre-Thanksgiving speech at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Del., November 25, 2020. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)
‘Red’ socialism may have been vanquished at the ballot box, but Americans need to be aware that its green successor is just as much of a threat to their freedoms.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE O ne of the most interesting results of our recent elections was that Americans rejected socialism — or at least its close American equivalent — despite its seemingly growing popularity. Successfully labeling their opponents as socialists propelled many Republican candidates to victories in down-ballot races, particularly in areas with immigrants who had fled avowedly socialist regimes. Socialist-style policies were also defeated in ballot-measure votes, even in progressive states such as California.

Many commentators have noted that Joe Biden’s record of moderation in the Senate made it difficult to paint him as socialist. That does not mean, however, that socialism in all its