at a Socialism conference. Sharpen your teeth--we have a civilization to destroy. I Went to a Socialism Conference. Here Are 6 Shocking Things I Learned. Yikes! You wonder if these people ever watched Monty Python's Holy Grail. "We're being repressed!" It's o.k., though, they embrace the democratic (people-friendly) socialism of Sweden, not the totalitarian socialism of Venezuela. Do they not realize that Venezuela, as most countries did, started out as a people-friendly socialist country, and became totalitarian as they ran out of money? Hello? Anybody home?