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Inspired by https://lemmygrad.ml/c/communism101
I’m not sure that I qualify as an “armchair socialist”. I generally don’t read much socialist theory, and am active through voting and other forms of personal expression.
I doubt that. An “armchair quarterback” is akin to a “backseat driver”, in that they don’t have an opportunity to control what they are opinionated about. You are - perhaps rightfully - accusing socialists of being harmfully inactive.
I am not a shepherd, wrangler, or politician.
I am a democratic socialist. I am not a communist.
Socialists advocate toward - and not necessarily for - communism.
I don’t participate in socialist pride weeks. I am unaware if Lemmy is socialistic.
I don’t have endogenous mental health struggles. That is far easier to ensure by abstaining from collective behaviours.