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Socialism as an Insult Stamp by Spikytastic Socialism as an Insult Stamp by Spikytastic
OR: Why I hate sitting in my econ class with people who just parrot what their parents tell them.

Learn what that word means before using it.
And I mean what it actually means, not what the talking heads on Fox news, your parents, and conservative bloggers say it means.
Slightly higher taxes and halfway-adequate health care do not socialism make.
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Velicen Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
It's sad that in the US, "socialism" and "communism" are commonly used to refer to anything ultra-conservatives don't like. :( (Sad) 
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Same goes to "fascist"
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Atamolos Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actual Definition - "Socialism is an economic system characterized by social ownership of the means of production and co-operative management of the economy."

Conservative Definition - "Obama, death squads, and Nazis!"
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LordElthibar Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
It is to me
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Emperor-sama Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Socialism now is often applied in the same manner as Communism was in the 50's and 60's. In short, if it has any relation towards Communism (which people barely know about other than what classes beat into the heads of students), it's automatically evil.
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WrathFan99 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student General Artist
I know , right ?! It annoys me so fuckin` much when these reactionary assholes misdefine Socialism as any form of government intervention !
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Xaldinpwn Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
This makes me think about that famous quote from the Princess Bride. "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."
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Young-stoaty-chap Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And it fucking pisses me off when people say Hitler was a Socialist.
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EastZombie Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
To be fair, though, the Nazis were "National Socialists" so it's not difficult to see why people who don't know a lot about the different economic systems and/or the Third Reich might think "National Socialism" is socialism. 
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BasilsAngelofMusic Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Considering that Socialists were also a group that Hitler targeted as well.
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