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Why is "democratic socialism" a dirty word?

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Socialsm vs. Democratic Socialism - not the same thing
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Why is "democratic socialism" such a dirty word? Why do people think "fascism" or "communism," when they hear the word "socialism"? Often these misconceptions have been enhanced by those trying to turn the word into a weapon to advance their own nefarious purposes.

Bernie Sanders says, "We must recognize that in the 21st century, in the wealthiest country in the history of the world, economic rights are human rights. That is what I mean by democratic socialism."

Standard socialism may sacrifice individualism and freedoms, but democratic socialism aims to instill human values into a democracy.

There, that wasn't so bad, was it?

 

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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