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Eric Blanc butchers American history once again. Papers over the difference between Meyer London, an SP Congressman from a century ago, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat. He writes:

"The potency of this dynamic was again manifest during the recent campaigns of Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez. Their advocacy of democratic socialism — despite being more social democratic than London and the SP’s vision — recruited tens of thousands of new members to DSA, including the rank-and-file leaders of West Virginia’s 2018 teachers’ strike."

More social democratic than London? WTF? Just last night I was watching Bernie Sanders on a CNN Town Hall (he was very good) and the question of his socialism came up. Once again, it was "like Finland, Sweden and Norway." These are capitalist states, aren't they? "More social democratic" means being in favor of a welfare state. Period.

These kinds of circumlocutions make me break out in hives. In any case, let them advocate their "democratic socialism". Maybe the idea is to start using the word communism again just to draw clear class lines.

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