If your usage of the term ‘socialist’ means ‘social democratic’, don’t use it

After pointing to the problems of semantic rigor mortis of the marxist left it is also true that most of the followers of Sanders will agree with us and point to his revisionist usage of the term ‘socialism’: this refers to a social democratic reality that coopts the old terms, perhaps deliberately. But the terms socialism/communism refer to a passage beyond capitalism. If that is not your meaning don’t use those terms. Unfortunately, that was the whole point of Sanders’ ‘Our Revolution’: make revolution impossible but sound radical…

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