Bernie and the rest of the left wing of the Democrats should stop calling themselves democratic socialists

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They should start calling themselves social democrats. As has been pointed out on this sub before, this term encapsulates the proposals of Sanders and his wing of the Democrats far better than the label 'democratic socialism'. Social democracy is focused more on the welfare state then on government controlled industries, which is what democratic socialism is concerned with. This falls in line with many of the left wing proposals. I would also argue that they should change it based on how when numerous governments across the world advocate for 'democratic socialism' which then leads them to corruption and economic turmoil (Venezuela). Conservatives, like Charlie Kirk of TPUSA fame, take these examples to criticise Bernie and others, criticism that is helped by the label of democratic socialism. On the other hand, the nations which advocate social democracy are both more in line with Bernie's policy proposals and more prosperous, and are the nations which most in this sub want to emulate. They are also US allies (although under Trump I don't know for how long that will be), which helps do away with the whole red scare aspect of it. It may sound like semantics but I would argue it matters. I'd like to hear you guy's thoughts in the comments.

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It still bewilders me that the establishment democrats say they’re for the people when they repealed Glass-Steagall

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66 years of a sweeping legislation that protected consumers rights against banks and then Bill Clinton wipes it away with his reasoning being "we don't need it lol economy too good"

FDR created Glass-Steagall in the New Deal as a way to protect people and the democrats do something so blatant like that. The cognitive dissonance is amazing.

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