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ikeurban21 April 22nd, 2016 5:24pm

Can you ever be wrong on what kind of person you identify yourself as?

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DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
04/22/16 4:11 pm

Yes. Bernie Sanders identifies as a socialist. He's wrong.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
04/22/16 5:09 pm

He identifies as a democratic socialist. He's not wrong. A democratic socialist is to socialist as ham is to hamster. Most of us here are democratic socialists, and that's a good thing:

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
04/22/16 5:14 pm

A democratic socialist is one who supports a democratic transition to socialism (rather than a revolution). Socialism is worker ownership of production. Sanders is a social democrat.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
04/22/16 5:29 pm

It is only a subset of democratic socialism that strives to establish socialism or collective ownership of the means of production. There is a lot of overlap, and most social democrats fit fully within the broader umbrella of democratic socialism. I'm confident Sanders would be fine with being categorized as either, as would I.

thatguy2 We tried to warn you
04/22/16 10:56 am

Sure. Happens with self-proclaimed "patriots" all the time.

kywrite augusta, ga
04/22/16 10:36 am

I grew up thinking I was a liberal who hated war and was kind of contemptuous toward military members. Today I'm a conservative writer and activist and a military spouse with a military son and an Afghan war hero brother.

All without changing most of the core values I held.

Oh yes, you can be very, very wrong.