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    Lightbulb socialism finds comrades among US millennials

    The 31-year-old former Marine is part of a growing cadre of Americans, particularly millennials, pledging their allegiance to the Democratic Socialists of America, the nation's fastest growing leftist group that was originally founded in 1982 as a foothold for Marxists...

    ...Schneider also noted that socialism's "alarming reputation" appears to be fading, no small development in a country that lived through the Red Scare era of anti-communist propaganda.

    ..."People no longer associate socialism with dictatorships in the USSR and China," she said.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/once-tabo...051949477.html





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    Jacquelyn Smith in January joined the DSA, which has chapters in nearly every US state. And at just 22 years old, she managed Carter's victorious campaign.

    Organizing as a DSA member means "I am challenging the root of the problem and not the symptoms," she told AFP, speaking at a recent convention of the organization's local Washington branch.





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    HAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!





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    And who are the democrat socialists of blahblahblah, and what do they believe? Apparently there isn't anything more "democratic" about this bunch than any other socialists.

    From their constitution:

    Article II. Purpose

    We are socialists because we reject an economic order based on private profit, alienated labor, gross inequalities of wealth and power, discrimination based on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, disability status, age, religion, and national origin, and brutality and violence in defense of the status quo. We are socialists because we share a vision of a humane social order based on popular control of resources and production, economic planning, equitable distribution, feminism, racial equality and non-oppressive relationships. We are socialists because we are developing a concrete strategy for achieving that vision, for building a majority movement that will make democratic socialism a reality in America. We believe that such a strategy must acknowledge the class structure of American society and that this class structure means that there is a basic conflict of interest between those sectors with enormous economic power and the vast majority of the population.

    http://www.dsausa.org/constitution





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    So, basically, you hand these dimwits all of your assets and trust them to run the economy better than the people who owned those assets before. Just like the USSR, Cuba, Venezuela and everywhere else.

    The only difference is that we'll vote or something, so its all fair.

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    Politics professor Cathy Schneider of American University said the DSA's growth is significant in that it indicates voters shocked by Trumpism are also increasingly disillusioned with the Democratic Party.

    "There is a sector of American society who feel that the political parties do not address their concerns," she said. "The Democratic Socialists have said we have an answer for that."

    Schneider also noted that socialism's "alarming reputation" appears to be fading, no small development in a country that lived through the Red Scare era of anti-communist propaganda.

    "People no longer associate socialism with dictatorships in the USSR and China," she said.
    She's crazy. There is not one instance in history of communist takeover of a country that didn't involve mass genocidal disposal of its adversaries. In case she hasn't noticed, the world is embracing free trade, not communism.
    You are, my pilgrims, captains of a badly rocking ship on calm water. No rewards in this lifetime, so get to it.

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    And if she's wrong (and she is), then la-dee-dah, Trump's fault. She can't help it if most people don't share in her tenured academic delusion.

    These freakin' college educators who will not stand down even though they know they're dead wrong and also know what they're bringing on is extremely dangerous, swallow the truth and lie like crazy to keep their tenure. They are just vile

    At some point the gross errors of their ways are going to clobber them and they are going to have to take it out on innocent people, who they divine to be the problem in their unworkable formula.

    It would work if just everyone was dead. Yeah, right. Then a few years later they begin moving to a free market economy (again).
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    We are socialists because we reject an economic order based on private profit, alienated labor, gross inequalities of wealth and power, discrimination based on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, disability status, age, religion, and national origin, and brutality and violence in defense of the status quo. We are socialists because we share a vision of a humane social order based on popular control of resources and production, economic planning, equitable distribution, feminism, racial equality and non-oppressive relationships. We are socialists because we are developing a concrete strategy for achieving that vision, for building a majority movement that will make democratic socialism a reality in America. We believe that such a strategy must acknowledge the class structure of American society and that this class structure means that there is a basic conflict of interest between those sectors with enormous economic power and the vast majority of the population.

    and 'we' will decide precisely how this is to be administered and to whom it shall apply, as 'we' are best suited to provide leadership and direction.
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