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  •  Most on the left, even most who call themselves... (0+ / 0-)

    ...socialists aren't socialists. My comment was directed at the (relative) short term. I believe in a democratic path to socialism and I don't believe in "scientific socialism" even though I do think Marxist and neo-Marxist analysis are quite valuable to an understanding of our economic system. As a democratic socialist, I think we get there by stages. I am not saying the end stage is a mixed economy in which the mix is includes capitalist enterprise, but democratic socialism requires incremental advances. Just getting to the stage my comment posits will be tough enough.

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Sat Oct 26, 2013 at 09:22:41 PM PDT

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    •  Thanks for clarifying (0+ / 0-)

      I don't think we'll get there by stages, unless the stages are more like epochs, since power never relinquishes control by consent, but I respect your view.

      And I'm glad to know your stance.

      "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

      by ZhenRen on Sat Oct 26, 2013 at 10:39:06 PM PDT

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