At the Bezos rag, columnist Elizabeth Bruenig writes today in an essay titled: "It’s time to reclaim ‘socialism’ from the dirty-word category
[S]ocialism, like any sophisticated term, warrants thoughtful consideration...
At the heart of the democratic socialist vision flowering on the American left is the recognition that more than policy tweaks will be needed to empower everyday people to participate meaningfully in society and democracy. Working Americans deserve a say in how the country’s vast wealth will be used, and that will be possible only when inequality is reduced, corporate and big-money donors are banished from politics, and lawmakers are truly accountable to the people. It’s not so much to ask. But democratic socialists are the only ones asking.Today, the median age of a Democratic Socialist of America member is 33, down from 68 in 2013, according to The Nation.
The politically active masses need to be made aware that there is an alternative to the Mussolini-like Trump that does not involve central planning. That liberty is a noble goal, in contrast to the evil grab for power of socialism.