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Wed Aug 11, 2021, 06:05 AM

Don't feel bad about being labeled a "socialist"

Fu*k the right and their attempts to vilify the word.


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Reply Don't feel bad about being labeled a "socialist" (Original post)
True Dough Aug 11 OP
secondwind Aug 11 #1
former9thward Aug 11 #11
raccoon Aug 11 #2
RicROC Aug 11 #3
JHB Aug 11 #4
Cartoonist Aug 11 #5
lagomorph777 Aug 11 #6
brooklynite Aug 11 #7
David__77 Aug 11 #8
Poiuyt Aug 11 #9
True Dough Aug 11 #10

Response to True Dough (Original post)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 06:15 AM

1. I always haul out a laundry list of social stuff to give folks a better idea.

Things like public schools and libraries, buses, Amtrak, the military, police and firemen, airports, etc. Sometimes they actually “get it”

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Response to secondwind (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 12:12 PM

11. None of those are "socialist".

Its your own definition not any conventional one.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 06:17 AM

2. Great post. Nt

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 07:58 AM

3. if the word 'Socialism' pops up in casual conversation with a friend...

I have a good idea where my friend listens to the media. It usually does not take long, either, maybe only after a minute or two after the chat has begun.
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Yesterday, it happened again. My friend began to talk about all the European athletes who immigrate to the US to avoid that taxes in their home countries. He could name a thousand athletes who have done that.

I replied, I could name 39 corporations in the US who have not paid a dollar in taxes over the past 5 years.

He: But all those corporations provide millions of jobs and those employees pay taxes.

Me: So are you saying those corporations are non-profits?

He: of course not! They are in business to make money.

Me: So, after they have paid all their employees, what's leftover is profit. Right? And that should be taxed just like the employees wages should be taxed.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 08:02 AM

4. Insist Republicans speak English. Real English, not RantingCrank-ese

What they call "socialism" includes the US during WW2 and the Cold War.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 09:47 AM

5. I think we should start calling it Socialism Security

Just to mess with them.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 09:56 AM

6. Why would that make me feel bad? I am a socialist.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 10:00 AM

7. Another reconstituted definition that has nothing to do with actual "Socialism"

What I really don't understand is why some people feel the desire to make socialism acceptable.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 10:08 AM

8. Socialism is good.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 11:25 AM

9. Harry Truman on socialism

:large

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Response to Poiuyt (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 12:02 PM

10. The more things change...

the more they stay the same.

Great post. Thanks!

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