Forum Post: Tea baggers and conservatives are getting scared of the word "Socialism" around here so lets change it
Posted 9 years ago on Oct. 21, 2011, 11:22 p.m. EST by ArrestAllCEOS
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I propose that we now refer to it as "Compassionate Capitalism"
It will still be socialism, of course, and incorporate ideals such as income caps, wealth redistribution, free college/mortgage, and big government. However, when we push our agenda we can simply refer to it as Compassionate Capitalism.
Playing with people's minds has been our most effective weapon so far. The mind is nothing but a social construct, subject to conditioning. We condition it with words. Thinking is done with words. By changing words, we change the thinking. That's what CHANGE is all about!
We have already changed and implanted a few words into the mainstream public discourse.
Take "Justice." Economic Justice = Economic Equality = Equal Outcomes = Redistribution of Wealth. Therefore Justice = Redistribution.
"Workers' Party" also sounds just as scary today as "Socialism." The Nazis were a "Workers' Party," the Iraqi and Syrian BAATH parties are also "Workers' Parties," and, of course, the Bolsheviks were a "Workers' Party," building a "Workers' Paradise" (prior to being Communist Party (before the Revolution) they were RSDRP - Russian Social-Democratic Workers' Party).
But change it to "Working Families Party" and you've got a whole new ring to it. Who would argue with a working family? Conservatives always talk about families and family values - so here you go. That makes Working Families Party appear as if they represent just about anyone in this country: WE ARE 99%!!!
Examples are plenty. Let's think of how we can change even more existing words and expressions.
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