[Marxism] Fwd: How a Socialist Beat One of Virginia’s Most Powerful Republicans | New Republic

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Nov 8 15:46:52 MST 2017


(Although I find Michael Lebowitz's argument that the word "communist" 
be retired in favor of socialist, this statement from DSA candidate Lee 
Carter makes me think that perhaps the word might be necessary in order 
to avoid confusion with the DP liberalism of this guy, Bernie Sanders et 
al. 50 years of stability? Tell that to the people of Korea, Vietnam, 
the Dominican Republic, Cuba, and the people living in Hiroshima and 
Nagasaki.)

Carter said he’s “always been a bit to the left of where the Democratic 
Party was, and a little dissatisfied with what they were doing on a 
large scale, and never knew why. It wasn’t until Bernie Sanders’s 
presidential campaign that I put two and two together. I looked up to 
guys like FDR and Democrats of that era who were really rooted in 
working class politics. They had these mass movements of union workers 
who stood up and said ‘we’re not going to be mistreated by corporate 
interests anymore,’ and they were able to achieve 50 year of stability 
and prosperity for this country. I always wondered why Democrats 
couldn’t act like that again.”

https://newrepublic.com/article/145727/socialist-beat-one-virginias-powerful-republicans



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