I am seeing the socialism = Soviet Union meme, in various guises, over at Orange. I suppose that we are to imagine “socialism” as a meme spouted by right-wing zealots who think that Obama is a socialist, a meme that even Ron Paul had the sense to rebut. And then you had this generous diary by Meteor Blades more than a year ago, suggesting a diversity of “socialist” visions. MB’s concluding line:
No matter what The New York Times, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and many progressives think, socialism isn’t a dirty word. Nor an obsolete one.
This diary will attempt to address the meme head-on in an attempt to reclaim the word “socialism” from right-wing elitists.
(Hijacked over at Orange)