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Response to brooklynite (Reply #25)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 04:00 PM

34. But who wrote these definitions. There is the workable use and the dictionary use

 

But like Bernie did on TV he didn't try to define the term, he defined it's programs like single payer and the (Green) New Deal like FDR did. Republicans can demonize the term but not it's programs which the majority of Americans support. Recall how JFK defended the term 'Liberal' by defining the programs liberals stood for. "If by Liberal they mean...." is how it began. so WE DON'T HAVE TO BUT WE CAN EASILY REDEFINE SOCIALISM IN THE MINDS OF THE PUBLIC by pointing to its programs when ever the term comes up. Try it and you'll see. "If by socialism you mean free libraries, police and fire departments then I am a socialist. Or you mean free higher ed., prison reform, highways and infrastructure upkeep. SS, Medicare, then I am a socialist", etc." You'll see 88% of Americans are 'socialists' also. Aren't you?

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