This post might be a mistake... but what the hell. Since socialism has been getting more attention lately but is generally explained in the media and press by people who are opposed to it, I’m happy to answer any sincere questions people have.
I can only speak for myself as socialism is a diverse tradition. I do not view socialism as a series of policies or reforms and I do not view economically nationalized states as socialism. I see it as a popular movement of wage-earners, the majority, to build full social and economic democracy in society.
Questions or respectful disagreement are welcome. I’ll probably just ignore disingenuous or trollish posts.
I don’t care what you think socialism is. The definition is right here:
Noun - a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.
If you want to defend it. Defend the common definition of it. Not “your” version.
Nice try comrade.