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Response to Miigwech (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 08:52 PM

12. Disagree. What **we** need to do is slap the Republican's version upside the head

Republicans call everything they don't like "socialism".

In one breath they'll talk about how the U.S. is "the leader of the free world", and in the next decry "European socialism" as if it was about Warsaw Pact police states and not industrialized democracies.

If you take the Republican version of what counts as "socialism" at face value, we spent the Cold War as a "socialist" nation. I guess capitalism didn't win after all?

Reagan got his start in politics shilling a view that the then-pending Medicare would be "socialized medicine" and be a way to indoctrinate Americans to Marxism. Ask people over 65 whether Medicare made them into Marxists.

What we need to explain and educate people about socialism is that Re[publicans use the word as something to throw at people, and they'll call anything "socialist" if it gets in their way.

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