Originally Posted By: jgw
I just cannot resist. I really don't understand that necessity to even say 'socialist'. Then, after that deny that same 'socialist' and then say nobody understands. Just make a simple distinction. There are social services and they are not socialism. Socialism is a political thing social is something done by society. I am amazed that somebody has yet to come up with something like "societyist" or somesuch. This entire blather about a word is simply amazing although also a bit odd, at least to me.

Do you say ‘capitalist’? Do you say ‘conservative’? Why do we use words at all, if we can’t agree on their definitions?
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