In Democrat Party Civil War, Radicals, Marxists wreck havoc: “The opportunity to create a major Democratic Socialist Party in America capable of replacing the Democratic Party.”
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — A far-left-wing group behind rising Democrat star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is rife with Marxists and other far-left radicals. The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), which includes Ocasio-Cortez, is rapidly moving to take over the Democrat Party.
What Perez didn’t mention, is that the group behind “the future” of the Democrat Party is teeming with radicals openly dedicated to dismantling and overturning the economic and social foundations of the United States.
Ocasio-Cortez’ shocking primary upset of Democrat New York Cong. Joe Crowley on June 26th elevated both her profile and that of the DSA, which carried her to victory. DSA member rolls have skyrocketed, and Ocasio-Cortez’s win is accelerating the trend within the Democrat Party.
- Democrat-Socialists of America (DSA) chapter chairs have agreed that “Communism is Good.”
- One DSA Caucus calls its members “Revolutionary Marxists.”
“As a DSA Chapter Co-Chair, I just wanna set the record straight: Communism is good,” said Portland DSA co-chair Olivia Katbi-Smith.
The DSA’s Charlottesville chair quoted Smith’s tweet, writing, “As a DSA chapter co-chair, I would like to cosign this Pro-Communist Statement.”
The tweets were first pointed out by Far-Left Watch, a website that tracks left-wing extremism.
A deeper look into the beliefs of the DSA’s members reveals that a communist faction isn’t an outlier in the group. Members of the DSA espouse a kind of radicalism that has not been represented in mainstream American politics for generations.
A review of various subgroups, or caucuses within the DSA, and statements by its members show an organization more closely aligned with extreme Marxist views rather than the traditional Democrat Party.
The constitution of the DSA proclaims its members are “Socialists because we reject an economic order based on private profit, alienated labor, gross inequalities of wealth and power.”
Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is a dues-paying member of the DSA’s New York City chapter, which demanded an end to national borders and private profit during a June 29th march — just three days after her victory.
A major movement explicitly hostile to the economic notion of private profit in the United States has not been seen since the Soviet era. But that isn’t stopping the DSA from pushing for policies far outside the mainstream of American politics.
Ideological caucuses like the “Radical Left Caucus of DSA,” which refers to its members “as revolutionary Marxists active in Democratic Socialists of America,” and applauds the DSA’s dedication to “the abolition of prisons and police,” preaches “total liberation” for a society constantly “recreated by its participants” and “decision making free from hierarchy.”
The emphasis placed on a classless society by the DSA’s various constituents conjures images of Marx’s “End of History”.
“We believe this vision can only be realized through the abolition of classes, common ownership of the means of production, and its democratic management to meet the needs of all,” the Libertarian Socialist Caucus says.
The DSA concluded its annual meeting last year by singing L’Internationale — a far-left anthem that for years served as the official song of the Soviet Union.
What is most significant for the Democrat National Committee and the Democrat Party nationwide, however, is that the DSA is not interested in preserving the Democratic Party. A resolution brought up for a vote at last year’s DSA convention shows an open antagonism toward the present Democrat Party apparatus.
Citing Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ success during the 2016 Democratic primary, one DSA member said the current Democratic Party is “a sinking ship.”
“DSA is not tied to the Democratic Party. Why tie our strategy to a sinking ship?” read a statement of action from last year’s convention affirming the DSA’s independence.
“DSA has the opportunity to create a major Democratic Socialist Party in America capable of replacing the Democratic Party.
The DSA said it is open to running on the Democratic Party’s ticket when necessary, but the organization is clear that this is a means to further its hard left message, not to expand the Democrats’ tent.
Source: Texas Politics