Where is the line that divides capitalism and socialism and when do we admit we have crossed it?
Clearly we already have a mixed economy - neither purely capitalist nor purely Marxist. The terms arouse and inflame and that is not my intention. I simply would like to know at what point during the shift can we openly admit we have officially moved from one ideology to the other?
There is no line, and I doubt there will ever be one. People never want to believe that a cherished system is beyond a repair.
Like a human body, nobody can say with certainty that our government can't be cured except in the most extreme circumstances... such as if martial law was declared. Thus, odds are we'll just keep on whacking at the problems with political methods until the government makes such an extreme and overt move against its citizens.
But I always say the best opposition in the meantime is to focus on changing the perceptions and understandings of individual citizens.