People get told over and over again that “Socialism means…” followed by things like fairness, providing for the poor, “social justice”, and what have you. And, as a result, when those outcomes don’t happen, of course it wasn’t “real socialism” because it didn’t provide the desired outcomes.
The catch to all that is that you don’t implement outcomes. You implement processes. And if the processes don’t lead to the outcome (as, time and again we have seen with socialism) then all the definitional objections in the world aren’t going to change that.Writer in Black