As opposed to making it up as I go along? That would be your stock in trade.
It most certainly doesn't come from membership, active or otherwise, in any socialist groups or organizations. Unless we're living out a small replay of THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, I'd say neither is your "knowledge" or use of socialism. You just hope that the average idiot (See Tanner III, Paul A.) will conflate "socialism," "communism," and "constructivism." It seems to work fairly well, based on my reading how these terms are abused elsewhere. I wish NYC-HOLD had the market cornered on red-baiting as a way to attack progressive education and constructivist learning theory, but sadly, the name of such folks appears to be "Legion."
On Mar 9, 2007, at 11:32 AM, Haim wrote:
> MPG Posted: Mar 9, 2007 11:06 AM >> As I read the definition below, socialism doesn't ban >> or advocate the banning of private property. Of course, >> you use the word as a red baiting technique and don't >> care what it means in reality: just another way to try >> to discredit anyone who dares oppose your Neanderthal >> views of education. I'd be surprised if you weren't a >> close relative or friend of the late Roy M. Cohn and/or >> Joseph McCarthy, (R-Wisc). Why worry about truth when >> you can traffic in truthiness? > > Mike, > > And can we conclude that the sum and substance of your knowledge > of socialism comes from your reading ("As I read the definition > below") of a dictionary definition? > > Haim > Je me souviens > >