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Can we PLEASE lose this "Socialism is Communism" nonsense?

Appearances to the contrary, I haven't forgotten about Dennis Prager and the Left and the subject of repentance. What Rabbi Prager has to say on the subject is important enough that it deserves careful consideration and time enough to discuss it thoughtfully, and I'll get to it anon.

Right now, though, another thought comes to mind. It's inspired by the recently concluded CPAC meeting, an annual gathering of conservatives that this year set something of a tone for the 2020 election.

President Trump said at this year's  CPAC, "Socialism is not about the environment, it’s not about justice, it’s not about virtue. Socialism is about only one thing: it’s called power for the ruling class."

Huh? I'm not a fan of socialism, but... huh?

And then, there's Sebastian Gorka, a former White House advisor, who said something way over the top that I'm amazed to hear repeatedly these days from a great many people who should know better: “Democratic socialism is …