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Yesterday, I heard a reporter say that she was surprised that Senator Bernie Sanders has garnered so much support. I’m not.
Not long ago, Vox Populi published my argument in support of Sanders, the democratic socialist who is campaigning for president. Several friends thought it curious when I said, “Many Americans are socialists and just don’t know it.” One friend asked, in effect, if my assertion is true, then how would anyone know if they were a democratic socialist?
Good question. I am an old school teacher. My response is to give a test.
Instructions – Answer the following questions with a simple “yes” or “no”.
Grading rubric – If you answer “yes” to the majority of these questions, then, comrade, you are likely a democratic socialist. Note that this is a test for a tendency, not a creed.
copyright 2015 John Samuel Tieman