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Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:20 AM

Social Responsibility is NOT Socialism

Use this retort when “socialism” is tossed in your face.

Ask the person:

Is shackling students with life-long debt socially responsible?

Is letting people go hungry socially responsible?

Is jailing the mentally ill in for-profit prisons socially responsible?

Is paying teachers less than a living wage socially responsible!

Homeless vets?

Hungry elderly?

A mans wage unable to support his family!

Cold blooded murder of black brothers & sisters?

Little to no mental health services available?

Unsafe infrastructure?

Little investment in renewable energy?

The list is long. Maybe try finding the persons hot button. Got grandkids? Yes? Want them to have clean air? Water? Safe food? Would that be socialism or social Responsibility?

It’s time for America to embrace Social Responsibility!

Social Responsibility improves life for everyone! It reduces crime! It creates innovation!

So the next time someone tosses socialism in your face, whip out the questions and make the point.

Social Responsibility is a win win for all

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Response to OhNo-Really (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:24 AM

1. All good arguments

But wasted on the selfish, entitled crowd.

My sibling says the two things she hates hearing the most are “pay your fair share” and “for the common good.”

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Response to OhNo-Really (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:25 AM

2. No one should ever use the word socialism...or anything close if we want to win.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:31 AM

4. This is the "other side"'retort

When we mention doing good things

Our retort is Social Responsibility

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:56 AM

11. Socialism is a failed branding.

But social programs are highly popular individually and should be championed - not dismissed - by the center of our party.

Defund the Police? Horrible branding. The goal is not to defund the police. Defunding the Police conjures images of lawlessness and firing police officers. The goal is to allocate resources to mental healthcare and impoverished communities to greatly reduce the number of negative interactions with the police in the first place.

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Response to PTWB (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 12:27 PM

15. I'm guessing the other side launched "defund the police "

Joe kept saying “No, the department’s need more funding for social workers etc”

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Response to OhNo-Really (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:25 AM

3. Yesss!

 

And if Biden does fireside chats with the people liberal decisions could get more traction by wording like this.

Somebody suggest this to Biden.

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Response to OhNo-Really (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:33 AM

5. Cubans be like...

Social.....Socialism yuck

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Response to Mystery sage (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:45 AM

8. Ok call it just Responsible decisions

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Response to OhNo-Really (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:37 AM

6. A significant portion of Americans could care less about any of this

 

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:44 AM

7. I refuse to believe they want any of the above

For their kids & grandkids.

To have them see beyond their nose is key

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Response to OhNo-Really (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:49 AM

9. I guess you don't know many rabid rightwing ideologues.

 

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 12:29 PM

16. I really don't 🤷🏻‍♀️ But I'm a bit of a recluse

I’ve seen my share of rudeness though.

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Response to OhNo-Really (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 12:00 PM

12. They're cool with Socialism for themselves, it's just they don't want it for anyone else.

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 12:03 PM

14. And our most progressive programs poll incredibly well with the vast majority of the country.

It's all about branding and marketing them.

  • $15 minimum wage passed in FLORIDA this year.
  • Recreational marijuana legalization passed in several deep red states this year.
  • 68% of Americans are in favor of a public option for healthcare.


If our moderates successfully silence the progressive wing of the Democratic Party we'll be doomed to a future where our country continues drifting rightward.

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Response to PTWB (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 12:30 PM

17. I agree

We need effective roll out campaigns. Lincoln project?

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Response to OhNo-Really (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 11:52 AM

10. everything in modern American conservatism is based on individualism...

anything that smells of social, cooperation, etc. offends the christofascists.

To them social responsibility is a imposition on them.

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Response to OhNo-Really (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2020, 12:01 PM

13. The majority of those railing against "socialism"


haven't a clue what socialism actually is.

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