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  •  The terms have been used (0+ / 0-)

    widely in contemporary literature. It is the capitalist press and the right wing who are supplying you with the changed meaning, which you lap up rather willingly.

    I understand that many have been unintentionally misinformed, and thus I'm trying to be polite, but your comment is willfully misinformed and rather smug.

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

    by ZhenRen on Sun May 12, 2013 at 12:46:03 PM PDT

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      the terms have been widely and accurately used in modern literature. In Europe, the terms are generally still used as they always have been.

      It's mostly in dumbed down and extremely capitalistic America that the terms have been corrupted.

      Thus, the usage is not at all archaic. The right wing is doing what they always do: Use Orwellian language to confuse people, and it seems they have largely succeeded, to the point that "liberals" have joined them.

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

      by ZhenRen on Sun May 12, 2013 at 12:54:40 PM PDT

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