Do you see socialism more as a system that limits life's downside risks by providing guaranteed healthcare, income, etc... or as a system that limits life's upside potential by reducing freedoms, liberties and incentives?
Ask the people starving in Venezuela how well Socialism is protecting them, you unbelievably stupid fuckwits.
It protects poor people.
You are an imbecile.
I see it as what it is, an alternative economic system to capitalism in which the means of production are controlled collectively, typically by those within the workplace.