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The United States is not Socialist, not even close. The U.S. is state capitalist. The benefits of the economy are divided between private capital, corporations, and the state. The people get wages and welfare. Welfare is not socialism, it’s a capitalist mechanism to keep people with pitchforks at bay. Most of Europe is Democratic Socialist…
You do understand that 42% of the electorate identify as Independent, right? 29% identify as Democrat and 27% identify as Republican. In addition to the false dichotomy you’re also painting with a broad brush.
Just because the media tribalizes it’s audience doesn’t mean that’s how things actually are.
You have created a clever false dichotomy here. For instance, advocating for an issue, like Universal Healthcare, is believing in something, not, “picking a side”, or “slapping a label on yourself”.
It’s standing for something.
“Those that won’t stand for something will fall for anything.” ~ Quote attributed to several