Activist Post. Socialism has had an amazingly effective PR campaign that obscures what lies at its heart: Total government control over your entire life. But it does sound superficially appealing. I think most Sanders’ supporters are right at the tipping point of becoming libertarian, so I don’t think it’s smart to demonize what could turn in to hordes of Ron Paul-type liberty junkies, like I seem to have become. So a debate between social and liberty is a debate between the merits of coercion and voluntary interaction.