Meade wrote:Henry Vilas wrote:Was Teddy Roosevelt a socialist? He certainly was called that by some when he called for progressive legislation from his bully pulpit.
Depends on what your own definition of socialist is. I would say yes, Roosevelt's political philosophy shifted toward socialism. "We stand at Armageddon and we battle for the Lord."
Telling statement right there.
Socialism is what you want it to be. That allows conservatives to blame all evil on "socialists" that was really done by fascist conservatives.
Socialism is very well defined. Just because you want to change the definition of a word doesn't make it so.