Skip to comments.A Rare Elected Voice for Socialism Pledges to Be Heard in Seattle
Posted on 12/28/2013 5:42:17 PM PST by Libloather
SEATTLE People are used to liberals running things around here. But nobody reckoned with Kshama Sawant. Ms. Sawant, a 41-year-old economics teacher and immigrant from India, took a left at liberal and then kept on going all the way to socialism.
But Kshama Sawant (pronounced SHAH-mah sah-WANT) heartily embraces the label. Ask her about almost any problem facing America today, and her answer will probably include the S word as the best and most reasonable response. Socialism is the path to real democracy, she says. Socialism protects the environment. Socialism is the best hope for young people who have seen their options crushed by the tide of low-wage, futureless jobs in the post-recession economy.
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Mine is WAY different than hers.
Ask her if she has a toilet in a clean bathroom in her American house or is she missing that hole out side her home as a child in India where they ate and sh## in the same spot. Scum
If you ask me as a socialist what workers deserve, they deserve the value of what they produce.
No. That’s NOT what socialism teaches. Socialism teaches they get what they NEED. “From each according to their ability, to each according to their need”.
So she, as your socialist demagogue/ruler/deity, will TELL you what you “deserve” based upon her infallible godlike judgement. And you will LIKE it, because the all-powerful STATE will accept no criticism.
Getting what you EARN is a free market principle.
Ironically India is turning away from Nehru’s socialistic dogma towards capitalism and here is this Indian trying to impoverish United States with failed ideas of socialism.
I guess Obama was too Commie-Lite for them. Next couple of years, they’ll be shocked at the things she proposes, sort of like the Egyptians electing Hamas to high office, then being ‘startled’ at the appearance of the Muslim Brotherhood. They’ll find out. I wonder if she’s heard about all the recent violent rapes in India, the overall oppression of women there. Aren’t they Socialist in India?
Seattles newest councilmember urges Boeing workers to seize factories
Exactly right! And the workers can produce nothing if a risk taker does not invest his/her hard earned money to set up the means of production in the first place.
“Socialism is Communism sold by the glass.” P J O’Rourke
“The difference between Socialism and Communism is the difference between seduction and rape.” - George Putnam.
Fools like this don't realize that when everyone is brought down to socialist worker status the money flowing into the government for their environmental bull crap will stop. She need to go take a look at some of the socialist hell holes to get a little education.
And then people wonder why I moved to Georgia.
Popular socialists throughout recent history: Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez...
The main consistency here is that there are still enough screwed up, “make baby Jesus weep” stupid people who will actually vote for people who will eventually shove them into ovens or a concentration camp. That’s the left for you.
America is a Democratic Republic, Bitch! Go back to India with your filth! Bitch!
socialism is never a legitimate form government
Oh come on. You know they just didn’t do it right.
No socialist regime in history has ever done socialism right. If our own socialists from OWS and so on create and run it, it will be right.
Or as I say, “everyone equally poor”.
The Indian immigrants I've met in this country (and quite a few, at that), have little comprehension of traditional American values. In general, they are religious CNN watchers, lovers of the Bent One, and are from a communist/socialist background and mindset. This piece of work fits this stereotype of mine.
American is still the Great Exception.
The Democratic Party is one of the very mainstream parties not to belong to the Socialist International.
Every every other Western country has a socialist or social democratic party holding elected office.
This has a lot to do with the individualism of American culture and the way the middle class developed in America. Workers were always enfranchised in America and they had to go through none of the struggles for democracy and equal rights that led to socialism in Europe in the 19th Century.
Marxism is dead and few socialists/social democrats advocate class warfare and complete dispossession of the rich today. It simply doesn’t win votes in Western societies. In the rest of the world though social welfare is not seen as a handout but as an obligation of society to take care of every one and ensure the vagaries of the markets don’t have impact on people’s survival.
Its an idea that hasn’t caught in America. But the fact its now possible to openly elect socialists/social democrats here show with the changing demographics in American life, America is going to become a lot more like Europe and neighboring Canada in the things that matter.
So she’s pretty much the usual.
Using Marx’s ideas (be they “socialist”, “communist” or whatever) to help the middle class is like trying to use Hitler’s ideas to help the Jews.
What do they mean socialism is a rare exception. The Democrats are filled with socialists including the current President. They ust don’t say it thats all.
Except the political class
Thanks Libloather. And other than the massive bloodshed required to impose socialism, and to keep it propped in power, it accomplishes nothing but self-congratulation.
Quite right, and it began the moment the 17th amendment was ratified.
For the record, the USA was founded as a Republic. No ceremony was performed, no certificate issued that changed our status to Democracy. The subject came up during the 19th Century Socialist attack on the American culture.
The Progressive Woodrow Wilson was quite taken with the term and he probably influenced the unofficial title transfer during the conscious, that is, early period of his presidency.
The opportunistic Democrats picked right up on it. The Republicans, much like todays version, looked the other way.
Precisely. Her "paradise" ends in CHAOS and DEATH to those who oppose power as it is taken from the people!
Why, yes, look at all those great jobs in Vietnam. The Chinese (aren’t they socialist?) were moving their factories to Vietnam ( aren’t they socialist?) because they could get away with paying the Vietnamese workers $100 a month. That is less than one dollar an hour. There’s a socialist workers paradise for you.
That’s why Boeing is looking to set up a new shop outside of Washington.
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Rare? What planet are these yahoos on?
Oh, it’s the new york slimes.
Asian Indians, by the way, are the best educated immigrant group in America.
That number is from a Pew Research survey on all immigrant voters in 2008, and it was released shortly before the 2010 election.
I hate to tell ya but all the Democrats are Socialist or Communist!!!
Seattle has always had a hardcore marxist faction, esp. when the Communist Party USA controlled ILWU (International Longhshoremen Workers Union) of Soviet operative Harry Bridges controlled the docks from the 1930’s onward.
Nice to see that an immigrant from India is continuing on his policies.
Well, Seattle, you let dopeheads and commies and liberal freaks vote, and look what you’ve got.
Enjoy your just deserts.
Beautiful city but full of commies, druggies and liberal assholes. Been there, saw it, didn’t stay.
An “economics teacher” how perfect. In my two dozen years in higher education I NEVER met a single Economist who knew a damned thing about how markets worked.
Worked great for the Soviet Union, and it is so far working great for the USA. We should be in the state of total economic collapse pretty soon thanks to the socialists and 51 percent of stupid Americans that embrace these horror shows! Great that the libtard Californians that moved to Seattle are on a path to destroy that destination also. They are like a freakin’ cancer.