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Old 02-06-2016, 08:37 AM
mm4 mm4 started this thread
 
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So progs who feel embarrassed and chastened by public approbrium react by squealing, "He's not a real socialist."

"Stalin wasn't a real socialist!"
"Lenin wasn't a real socialist!"
"Hitler wasn't a real socialist!"
"Mao wasn't a real socialist!"
"Hoxha wasn't a real socialist!"
"Jaruzelski wasn't a real socialist!"
"Ceaușescu wasn't a real socialist!"
"Honecker wasn't a real socialist!"
"Brezhnev wasn't a real socialist!"
"The Kims aren't real socialists!"
"Castro isn't a real socialist!"
"Obama isn't a real socialist!"

"If the public ends up liking our candidate and public official, then they're real socialists!" How can you not like rainbows, unicorns, bunny rabbits, and real socialism.

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Old 02-06-2016, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Iowa, USA
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Really? I'm actually pretty sure that most progressives are pretty ok with Bernie being a socialist. Or, a democratic socialist, which separates him from the list of totalitarian communist dictators (and Obama, who compared to Bernie, isn't actually a real socialist). A democratic socialist is someone who believes in a democratic process (woah!). To compare Bernie to Stalin is not only wrong, it's stupid.
 
Old 02-06-2016, 08:45 AM
 
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Bernie is a socialist. He wants free stuff for everyone using other people's money.
 
Old 02-06-2016, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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Most people do not know what socialism is. That is because most people have other, most important stuff to do than worry about what socialism is, or is not.
 
Old 02-06-2016, 10:11 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Bernie is a socialist. He wants free stuff for everyone using other people's money.
I assume you believe Das Kapital was written on a napkin...
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