Lots of chatter on social media about democratic socialism to the effect that “only an idiot would support socialism.”

Democratic socialism is way different from straight up socialism.  I know they have a common word.  But think of it like this:

devil’s food cake vs. devil


watermelon versus water


“you crack me up” versus “you smoke crack”


awful versus “full of awe”

Completely different meanings.  To try to pretend it’s plain old socialism is just unwillingness to think.