Sunday, May 10, 2015

Sanders on democratic socialism

In this clip Sanders defends being labeled a democratic socialist. Some weak-kneed liberals like Norman Goldman thinks it's game over because Sanders admits this. Goldman has bought the regressive framing of the word 'socialist' hook, line and sinker. Whereas Sanders rightly takes the meaning of the word back by framing it more accurately and truthfully. Which is exactly what we as progressives must do. Same with taking back the meaning of the word 'freedom,' as Lakoff has so aptly demonstrated here. Interestingly, Lakoff's progressive version of freedom is much akin to Sanders' version of democratic socialism.

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