Socialism used to be about public capture of surplus value as a means of abolishing poverty.
Many people have worked for socialism – generally to little effect.
The word ‘socialist’ has become a derisory epithet to be dropped on those progressives believing a failing capitalist system needs significant adjustment.
Turning words on their head is a tool of financial parasites, such that few people today want to be called ‘socialist’.
I’m happy to be a Georgist and socialist.