Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Words I'd like Dems to use more often

"Progressive." (see etymology: "PROGRESS")
"Socialism." (... just so's it stops sounding so creepy!)

... and for what it's worth - "socialism" - at least as used by the GOP - is a GOOD thing: it means my government protecting me from the abuses of unfettered, predatory, greedy capitalism!

note: this is NOT the textbook definition of socialism, which is:
Socialism refers to the various theories of economic organization which advocate either public or direct worker ownership and administration of the means of production and allocation of resources.
[Wikipedia entry, Socialism]
NOTHING this administration - or any other... or any progressive politician - has ever proposed comes close to this textbook definition of 'socialism'.
What's we're proposing is simply reining in the predatory, profit-at-all-costs capitalists.
Does anyone really want a return to Dickensian 19th-century Britain, or "Gilded Age" America???

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