I understand that you can't accept what I'm saying and your reality is firmly rooted in your understanding of a few vague policy positions and what you hope to be true despite the contrary evidence.
You can't explain why AOC and Sanders insist on self identifying as socialists, so you simply dismiss it because tactically at least in the short term they aren't introducing bills nationalizing industry or fixing prices. Oh wait... AOC did exactly that for the banking industry, the healthcare industry, the energy industry, the transportation industry, the farming industry, the housing industry.
Of course, she couches it as "appropriate ownership stake" for the Government so you can rationalize that she doesn't really mean what she says.
And if that isn't enough:
"I favor the public ownership of utilities, banks and major industries," Sen. Sanders told the Burlington Free Press in 1976, according to CNN. "We need public control over capital; and the capital must be put to use for public need, not for the advancement of those who made the investments."