Skip to comments.Obama was speaker at 1996 meeting of the Democratic Socialists of America
Posted on 10/10/2008 11:17:51 AM PDT by bw17
The Democratic Socialists of America Present The First Chicago Town Meeting on Economic Insecurity
EMPLOYMENT AND SURVIVAL IN URBAN AMERICA a discussion of policy, problems, and possibilities
WILLIAM JULIUS WILSON, Director, Center for the Study of Urban Inequality at the University of Chicago
MICHAEL DAWSON, Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago
BARACK OBAMA, Candidate, State Senate, 13th Legislative District
TONI PRECKWINKLE, 4th Ward Alderman
JOSEPH SCHWARTZ, Professor of Political Science, Temple University
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH 7:00pm Ida Noyes Hall, Cloyster Club 1313 E. 59th Street, Chicago
Sponsored by: *University of Chicago Democrats *Chicago Democratic Socialists of America *University of Chicago Democratic Socialists of America
For more information call:
University of Chicago Democratic Socialists, 312-955-6371
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WOW...drip,drip,drip!! Thanks for the ping.
Obama wrote that the wealth and stark racial divisions of Manhattan in the early 1980s had a profound effect on him.
“I stopped getting high. I ran 3 miles a day and fasted on Sundays. For the first time in years I applied myself to my studies and started keeping a journal of daily reflections and very bad poetry,” he wrote.
“You’re becoming a bore,” his friends told him.
He went to socialist conferences at Cooper Union and African cultural fairs in Brooklyn and started lecturing his relatives until they worried he’d become “one of those freaks you see on the streets around here.”
He wrestled with his racial identity, and one of the casualties was his year-long relationship with a wealthy white girlfriend. “I pushed her away,” he wrote.
After graduating, he took an analyst job at Business International Corp. to pay off his loans while looking for a grass-roots organizing job. He had an office and a secretary but it bothered him to be the only black executive, he wrote, so he quit.
Soon after, Obama lit out for a $13,000-a-year job as a community organizer in Chicago - where his destiny awaited.
Obama Endorses Bernie Sanders
“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened.”
Norman Thomas, American socialist
They are not the same thing. This Google Groups posting comes from the Usenet archives (via Dejanews, likely). It's an actual 1996 posting to chi.politics.
So from all this we know:
In the 1990’2, Barack Obama was a member of the Chicago New Party [ http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng42.html#anchor792932 ], which is a socialist party [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Party_(USA) ].
From the mid 1996 to 2005, Barack Obama attended about half a dozen meetings of the Chicago Democratic Socialist of America [ http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=site%3Achicagodsa.org+obama+Town+Meeting&btnG=Search ], the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International [ http://www.dsausa.org/about/index.html ], and draws upon Marxism, religious and ethical socialism to bring about fundamental restructuring of our socio-economic order [ http://www.chicagodsa.org/democraticsocialism.html ].
During meetings of the DSA, Barack Obama has promoted the Marxist concept of a social wage, income redistribution, and the allocation of wages and jobs using labor law reform, public works and contracts [ http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng45.html ].
Barack Obama was the chief sponsor [ http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng96.html#anchor495069 ] of an Illinois bill to set up state-wide universal healthcare [ http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng94.html#anchor349979 ].
In its latest newsletter, the DSA supported Obama’s candidacy, claiming that if Obama explained what his real plans are he would not be elected [ http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng120.html ].
Add that Obama had to sign a contract with the New Party
And the praise the DSA gave Obama for his speech to the Young Socialists economic forum:
When Obama participated in a 1996 UofC YDS Townhall Meeting on Economic Insecurity, much of what he had to say was well within the mainstream of European social democracy.
Also that the New Party was dominated by ACORN in Chicago
But the nature of Chicago ACORN is secondary to the inevitable dynamics of the situation. As the single 800 pound gorilla in the Chicago New Party, it doesnt leave a lot of room for newcomers to participate except on ACORNs terms. This will make it difficult for the New Party to have a life apart from ACORN. The element that seems to be present in Milwaukee but absent in Chicago is organized labor.
Wow, Who knew he had friends. Has anyone heard from any of them lately?
Very scary...so many people in this country don’t seem to even care anymore.
Ah, but you read right past the word ‘seem’.
I heard Obama say you can’t believe things you read on the internet.
LOL. Yes, the Obama campaign’s response to this story (as aired on Brit Hume’s show last night) was that “Obama ran as a Democrat in 1996 and don’t believe all the trash on the net.”
However, the New Party was a fusion party and ran their candidates mainly as Democrats.
“Most of the local elections in which the New Party is running are non-partisan-so party registration doesn’t matter. In other races, we either run New Party members inside the major-party primary, or cross-endorse the best major-party candidate on our own ballot line.”
List of Barack Obama’s friends and roommates
Whoa! BIG bump!
FR might just save this country. I am not exaggerating.
It’s a post on Usenet (which was a precursor to sites like Freerepublic), and while anyone can post, you can’t backdate it to 1996, when this was posted.
Not just a copy! We need video!
Dan, we’ve also posted direct evidence of this conference straight from the DSA website.
May - June, 2004
Bridging the Gap: Health Care for All
June 19th will be a national day of action on health care and in Chicago, a coalition of unions, community and advocacy groups are planning a rally in to highlight the issue of the uninsured. The rally will be held Saturday, June 19, at Noon in Lincoln Park near North Avenue and Lake Shore Drive (in “Grove 2”).
The rally will feature prominent health care reformers like Dr. Quentin Young, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Democratic Senatorial nominee Barack Obama and former Democratic presidential primary candidate and former Governor of Vermont Howard Dean. There will also be music, propaganda and lots of fun.
For more information about the national day of action, go to http://www.bridgingthegapforhealthcare.org/
Quentin Young to be Honored
Protestants for the Common Good will be presenting DSA member Dr. Quentin Young with its William Sloan Coffin Award for Justice and Peace on Sunday, April 6th. This will take place at the organization's annual dinner that is being held at the University of Chicago's Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St in Chicago. The program includes a 5:30 PM reception and 6:30 PM dinner and program. Tickets are $150 and they'd appreciate having your reservation by March 28. You can do this online at http://www.thecommongood.org or by calling 312.223.9544x23.
A Town Meeting on Economic Insecurity:
Employment and Survival in Urban America
By Bob Roman
Over three hundred people attended the first of two Town Meetings on Economic Insecurity on February 25 in Ida Noyes Hall at the University of Chicago. Entitled “Employment and Survival in Urban America”, the meeting was sponsored by the UofC DSA Youth Section, Chicago DSA and University Democrats. The panelists were Toni Preckwinkle, Alderman of Chicago’s 4th Ward; Barack Obama, candidate for the 13th Illinois Senate District; Professor William Julius Wilson, Center for the Study of Urban Inequality at the University of Chicago; Professor Michael Dawson, University of Chicago; and Professor Joseph Schwartz, Temple University and a member of DSA’s National Political Committee.
And I understand where you are coming from......and know some smart people, relatives...MD's, DO's, Master Degreed, PHD types..and other professionals that think just like them.
How in the world they do it...I don't know.
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