Capitalist, Democratic Socialist, Communist - What Does It All Mean?
is not an "excess" of capitalism, it is the very essence of the system.
No real socialist can "still" be a capitalist, any more than a feminist
can still be a male supremacist. Inasmuch as socialism refers to a
worker-controlled society,"democratic socialist" is simply a redundant
term. People who call themselves by that name are usually democratic
capitalists, which is ultimately a contradictory term, however helpful
New Deal style ameliorative measures prove to be. Bolshevism muddied the
picture by calling itself socialist when in fact it was state
controlled capitalism (the workers were never in control). The best way
out of this terminological swamp is to call capitalists
"anti-socialists," since the system is anti-social to the core, and