The demand for the new freedom was thus only another name for the old demand for an equal distribution of wealth. But the new name (freedom) gave the socialists another word in common with liberals, and they exploited it to the full. And, although the word was used in a different sense by the two groups, few people noticed this and still fewer asked themselves whether the two kinds of freedom promised could really be combined.
Here comes the collectivism nature of modern liberals whos boast about socialism.Unquestionably, the promise of more freedom was responsible for luring more and more liberals along the socialist road, for blinding them to the conflict which exists between the basic principles of socialism and liberalism.... has been impressed with the extraodinary similarity in many respects of the conditions under "fascism" and "communism." While "progressives" in England and elsewhere were still deluding themselves that communism and fascism represented opposite poles, more and more people began to ask themselves whethere these new tyrannies were not the outcome of the same tendencies.