Replace "oligarchy" and "authoritarianism" with T-R-U-M-P and people might actually listen.
Cue all the folks who hate Bernie claiming that socialism is bad when at least half their daily lives are *stops to get mail and also remembers I'm on Internet* filled with small s socialism.
#Bernie is his own worst enemy with his incessant buzzwords.
The FACT is, we need Dem Socialism desperately as a modality, but the #GOP has so tainted the word "socialism" that people forget what it really means.

Our MOST socialist prez was #LBJ, who gave us the #VRA, #CRA, #Medicare, #Medicaid, #SNAP, #NEA, ##PBS, #NPR.'s doable.
If #Bernie were living in the 21st century instead of Eugene Debs's autobiography, he'd be talking about how the youngest member of Congress, LBJ, rose to be our most progressive president and literally reshaped American govt with largely BIPARTISAN approval in only FIVE YEARS.
#LBJ grew up dirt poor. He lauded the public school system that gave him an education, so he DOUBLED the budget for public schools the second he was president. DOUBLED it. There were no rural hospitals so he created the Rural Hospital Service with an executive order. Boom.
#LBJ wanted poor kids like he was to have a Head Start--so he created that program. He didn't always have food growing up, so he started the School Lunch Program. He hated being poor so he launched the War on Poverty. Loved art, created the NEA.

ANY Democrat could reprise this.
The brilliance of #LBJ is always muted by the war #JFK got the US into and LBJ escalated. Which is a shame, because the breadth of his vision for ALL Americans was astonishing and all these things he left the country has made it a far better place. Why can't we build on that?
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