Socialism is not a movement of the downtrodden masses, but is often a movement of the economic elite who want power and monopolist capitalism or despotism.
People have been led to believe that socialism is a "share-the-wealth" program. But nothing could be further from the truth. The very rich like the Rockefellers, Fords, Soros, Gates, and Buffet all keep much of their wealth in tax free trusts.
In communist Russia and China we see that socialism is really a small clique of a few elites at the top. The oligarchy of the elite control all of a country's wealth.
Studies have shown that often conservatives give more of their annual income to charities than the rich liberals. Rejection of the God of creation with absolutes and the acceptance of reality based upon chance, inevitably leads to tyranny.