Originally Posted By: jgw
So, basically, my only real quibble, has to do with the word 'Socialist", that's it! I am even a little embarrassed about it, as going to war over a simple word kinda puts me in the insane corner - sorry about that...........

Your point is good. The problem seems to be that there isn't a good word to describe what we all agree is the right blend. And as soon as we find one the Regressives will corrupt it. So we either try to reframe "socialism", which is much harder to make into a positive that it was to make it a negative, or get get a real catchy new word, and pronto!

BTW, the reason I call them Regressives is that they have turned "Progressive" into a bad word, so I always first ask Righties if they are Progressive... "Hell, no!", they say. Then I agree that they are so not Progressive that the only thing they can be is Regressives! (They all hate me...)

I'm trying out a new approach - a social, economic, and religious faction called Be Excellent to Each Other! The BETEO Party.

You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.
R. Buckminster Fuller