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  •  The root word of socialism is SOCIAL. (0+ / 0-)

    Why is that nobody has a problem with the word "social" when used in the phrase "social networks" or "socializing", but go into near apoplexy when the suffix "ism" is added?  Democracy by definition is non-violent SOCIALIZING with one's neighbors and fellow citizens to forge policies that are beneficial to ALL, not just the rich or SCOTUS-annointed.  

    "Socialism" became a dirty word when the country formerly known as Russia became the United Soviet Socialist Republic, thereby forever tying socialism to communism.  Socialism is NOT "communism" except in the sense that the root of communism is COMMUNITY, which brings us back to the fact that, by definition, DEMOCRACY IS COMMUNITY.

    I can remember a time when anti-democracy crackpots like Greg Brannon would've been booed off the stage, then run out of town after a good tarring and feathering.  The man is obviously too stupid to grasp that DEMOCRACY is what allowed and idiot like himself to obtain a medical degree in the first place.  

    Why does Brannon feel the need to leave medicine, aside from the better hours and (probably) better pay of Congress, to become a puppet for the RetroThuglicans and KochRoach Inc?  What's in his background that voters should know about (other than he's good at regurgitating party talking points)?  

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