8. Agreed. I meant what I said to him/her/it in my reply, too.
I also take serious offense against the word socialist or even communist being used as a slur. I AM a socialist, and a damned good one with an Irish temper and fist, if that's plain enough for anyone. I've also known more than a few good communists, and I VASTLY prefer them over fascist trash.
"An injury to one is an injury to all." Harry Bridges, ILWU founder.