There are socialists of different sorts.
Some would call old fashioned New Deal Democrats socialists.
Chesterton with his notions of Distributism was a socialist of sorts, though he properly shunned the label. He once said:
It may be said of Socialism, therefore, that its friends recommended it as increasing equality, while its foes resisted it as decreasing liberty... The compromise eventually made was one of the most interesting and even curious cases in history. It was decided to do everything that had ever been denounced in Socialism, and nothing that had ever been desired in it…we proceeded to prove that it was possible to sacrifice liberty without gaining equality….In short, people decided that it was impossible to achieve any of the good of Socialism, but they comforted themselves by achieving all the bad.
He said this before Britain established the National Health Service.
And then there are those socialists of the Marxist-lenist or of the Maoist sort who are something else entirely.
So which of these do you object to?