Common elements of Political Ideology include private ownership and financial control as being the cause of poverty, unemployment, social inequality, lack of economic security. All citizens should have roughly the same level of economic prosperity. Desires collective control and a society based on social justice, rather than hierarchical control. The government plans the economy; there is no free market. Society, not individuals should own the property. Society is more than just a collection of individuals, and human welfare and equality is a desirable objective.
The Political Move:
As a political movement, and in a political context it covers a diverse range of philosophies that deal with the strategy to achieve a socialist society that favours the everyone as equals. A political movement aims to convince citizens or government officials to take on issues that are the focus of the movement.
I think that the successful radical movements throughout history have been able to attain power because of a convergence of a number of various factors. Hitler, for example, was able to bring his fascist regime to power because the economic conditions and exploiting the population’s battered collective morale and its need for strong leadership.
I think when a group is trying to effect radical change, the difficulty in having the change comes to fruition is overcoming the resistance to change which, I believe, is inherent in all humans. The conditions need to be perfect in order for a radical change to occur in short order. Otherwise, large changes in political ideology overcoming the masses usually take a considerable amount of time and is a gradual process.
What I don’t agree here, is that, while making reference to socialist societies seeking to treat everyone as equals, I believe on a fundamental level, socialists accept the inequality of all men and don’t seek to change this belief.