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Mon Nov 25, 2019, 10:21 PM

RW buzzword: "socialism"

And I have been gingerly performing my own social experiment.
When I've heard someone spit about "socialism"... I have been asking just exactly how they define the term. Guess what? They're totally fucking stumped. Every time.
Beyond that, two of those who I've head "I vote republican because they don't want socialism".
Both of those individuals are applying for Social Security disability benefits, became slack-jawed, totally thrown when I mentioned that Social Security, food stamps etc. IS democratic socialism. That the fire, police, street maintenance, stoplights, and dozens of services we all use every day are--- socialist programs.
Fox news simply doesn't provide these fucks much of an education do they? Their viewers do receive some sort of degree learning all the propaganda don't they?

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Response to lambchopp59 (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 10:32 PM

1. They've been using it as a buzzword for nearly 70 years

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 10:35 PM

3. Sure is a good thing that we don't any self-avowed Socialists running.....

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Response to lambchopp59 (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 10:34 PM

2. There will be about 130 M voters...

Let us know when you've talked to all of them. Until then, I'll be off the opinion that "socialism" is a negative term.

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Response to lambchopp59 (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 10:39 PM

4. Fox et al. gets people riled up and fearful with emotional screeds.

They don't know why, say, "socialism" is bad but they've got a conditioned response as a result of the constant propaganda they subject themselves to.

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Response to lambchopp59 (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 11:14 PM

5. Socialism is anything that offends the ideological sensibilities of the christofascist.

Socialist is the new N word for the right.

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Response to lambchopp59 (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 11:17 PM

6. Interesting that there is no longer a mention of Communism

They use to label everything socialism And communism. The 2 words were used interchangeably and really had no meaning except for being a more liberal take on helping the middle class or poor.

Now it is socialism all the time. Why did they drop the communism? Is it that it is a reminder of the USSR and a Russia shorty Putin is working hard to bring back? Communism and Russia use to be something worse than socialism. Now it's pretty well not an issue.

I wonder if we would be having theses problems with shorty Putin and his Russian mobsters if we had given Russia the loans they needed when the USSR collapsed? Hindsight is 20/20.

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