I Am Tired of People Abusing the Word "Socialism"

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    Obama Democrats As Opposed To The Extreme Economic Right

    I'm reproducing this comment as an article as I put some work into it and feel it provides important insights with regards to the topic in its own right... I'm astounded that people participating in this topic don't seem to have any idea the difference between Leninist...
    Gabriel144 Gabriel144
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Dec 16, 2010

    Lots of Words Actually....

    the political left and right both have a habit of abusing words that don't apply in order to vilify opposing views. Everyone would like to make themselves seem like the only rational person alive while all others are stupid, ignorant, or incapable of rationally establishing an...
    EntrepGuy EntrepGuy
    22-25, M
    6 Responses Feb 13, 2009

    It seems like most people

    who hold a negative view of socialism have no idea what it is in the first place. Just to clarify things: Socialism is NOT equal to totalitarianism. If socialist dictators like Joseph Stalin or Mao Tse-tung carry out mass genocides and "cultural revolutions" and keep their...
    Boulier Boulier
    18-21, F
    Dec 24, 2015

    What People Dont Understand Is That Both Aspects Of Communism And Socialism Are Necessary

    On both sides, you can go too far and end up with corporatism or communism. So corporations need be accountable, but the Government ought not put so many restrictions on business. Private ownership is difficult, as too much or too little can lead to tyranny. If one owns too...
    ratburn ratburn
    Nov 3, 2013

    The Misuse Of The Word Drives Me Insane

    The misuse and demonisation of the word annoys me to no end. Especially in the US people seem to have no idea what it means.
    deleted deleted
    Jul 29, 2012

    Indeed I Am Tired Of It. Please Read.

    Edit: To start this story, a young lovely lady pointed out to me that I am cocky on the subject. Next to that she said how do YOU know. Well to me it is obvious I do not know, I read, hear and see a lot and this altogether ended up in this story. I certainly do not state I know...
    wannashareit wannashareit
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Dec 4, 2011

    I think insofar as common usage,

    most people using the word socialism use it interchangeably with communism. Communism refers to a political system created by revolution, when the lower class violently overthrows the people in power, and slowly transitions to a socialist society. In the interim, it is...
    Sheepdog22 Sheepdog22
    41-45, M
    Feb 15
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