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Monday, August 20, 2018

Newt: Democrats have no idea what demons they are unleashing

A few weeks ago, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) wrote an article for Vox explaining the movement’s goals – to end capitalism and radically change America.

In normal times, the declarations of a fringe party and ideology in America would not merit much attention. However, these are not normal times. A new Gallup poll shows that 57 percent of Democrats have a favorable view of socialism – while only 47 percent view capitalism positively.

This pattern has been building for a while. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont took socialism mainstream in the party during the 2016 Democrat presidential primaries. Since then, Democrat Party candidates have been increasingly attaching themselves to the ideology.

Most notably, a telegenic young member of the Democratic Socialists of America named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated a senior Democrat in New York City’s 14th Congressional District and has since been on a whirlwind media tour, spreading the gospel of socialism.

So the Vox article (or manifesto) is worth taking seriously. Reading it, I was struck by how remarkably honest it was.

The writer, Meagan Day, a member of the East Bay Chapter of DSA, explicitly debunks the apologists in the mainstream media trying to paper over the group’s radicalism.

Day quotes several prominent news “analysts” who argue that Democratic Socialism is just New Deal liberalism re-branded.

She then dumps a bucket of cold water on them, writing that “in the long run, Democratic Socialists want to end capitalism.”

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Anonymous said...

After 2007, im not a fan of capitalism either

Anonymous said...

They aren't such good students of history. So rolls today's academia.

Anonymous said...

Capitalism is a movement where the ultra rich spend millions of dollars to convince us we need an economic system that vastly increases their wealth.

Anonymous said...

For crying out loud, hasn't the news that Socialism doesn't work hit the media? Do the MSM think that they will all be handsomely rewarded by the government to continue to undermine the Republic? Guess again.

Steve said...

It's pretty simple; Socialism in any form including the "Democratic" kind flies directly in the face of our Constitution which makes us a Republic.

Therefore, if you feel "oppressed" and just can't stand living in a Republic, FINE.

Pick a Socialist country where the climate meets your needs, apply for citizenship, and move there.

Planes leave here many times a day. You'll need a passport, so do that.

Lots of people from other countries do this every day when they feel oppressed in their own countries, and wish to immigrate to the USA. It's really no big deal!

Hopefully, for all who feel oppressed here that leave and are replaced by those who wish to become patriotic American citizens, America will become a stronger country without a huge shift in the population numbers!

Anonymous said...

Born here.
Don't wish to leave the place of my birth.

Why don't you stop telling people to leave their country just because they disagree with you?