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Correct use of terms





Bikerman
There are plenty of postings throwing around words which, at best, stretch a definition to breaking point and, at worst, have a meaning almost opposite to the one intended. Normally I challenge such words when I see them, but a few occur with such regularity that they merit a posting of their own.
    Word................Normal meaning..........................................................Commonly used to mean
  • Left-wing............one who seeks social justice through redistributive,
    ......................... social and economic intervention by the state.................Progressive
  • Socialist..............One who advocates redistribution via
    ...........................state/worker ownership of means of production.............Progressive


  • Progressive........advocates change through government intervention ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressivism )
ocalhoun
Lovely little chart there...
Could use some improvement though;

1- Incomplete; there's a few other mis-used terms that could be added:
Fascist, libertarian, anarchist/anarchy, communist, right-wing, liberal (both definitions), conservative, free market, et cetera.

2- Needs to be made easier to read. Probably requires producing a picture from a chart-producing program, as phpbb's formatting options are not up to the task.
Bikerman
Yes, I intend to do it properly when I have the time - probably have to be a link to a graphic image...
jwellsy
Include Fabian Socialist.
sunitazthreading
My country is messed up.
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