by Dean Garrison, DC Clothesline:
Less than 2 weeks ago the City of Denver elected a bonafide, Capital C, Communist to its city council.
Candi CdeBaca won a runoff race last week against former Denver city council president Albus Brooks, and she did it by promising to implement communist policies “by any means necessary.”
CdeBaca was among three candidates that unseated incumbents in the Tuesday runoff, preliminary results show, and she’s already drawing comparisons to Socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old who unseated 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th congressional district in 2018.
Another AOC popping up in Denver?
That’s a scary thought.
But what’s mortifying is that this woman may be a real communist… and not a budding “small c” communist like AOC.
The American Mirror continues:
“It’s historic,” said Carlos Valverde, state director for Colorado Working Families, a political activist group that supported CdeBaca. “It is in the vein of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. … A victory that really demonstrates people power over money power.”
CdeBaca defeated Brooks 52.4 percent to 47.6 percent, though military and overseas ballots are still being counted.
“I don’t believe our current economic system actually works. Um, capitalism by design is extractive and in order to generate profit in a capitalist system, something has to be exploited, that’s land, labor or resources,” CdeBaca alleged.
I think Denver residents are smoking too much of that legal weed.
They need to learn their history.
The only good communist is a dead communist.
Sean Walton reports:
Candi CdeBaca, 32, community organizer and newly elected Denver Council member believes that Communism is the way to go because “capitalism doesn’t work.” The self-proclaimed “Democratic Socialist” won in an upset runoff election earlier this month.
I don’t believe our current economic system actually works. Um, capitalism by design is extractive and in order to generate profit in a capitalist system, something has to be exploited, that’s land, labor or resources.
And I think that we’re in late phase capitalism and we know it doesn’t work and we have to move into something new. And I believe in community ownership of land, labor, resources, and distribution of those resources.
And so, whatever that morphs into I think is what will serve community the best and I’m excited to usher it in by any means necessary.
She revels in her self-appointed role as a “disrupter” telling reporters that she is “excited to be a disruptor, to hold the mayor accountable, and to make sure outside interests don’t dictate how we govern.”
While it’s not exactly clear what CdeBaca meant when she said “by any means necessary,” PBS notes that Malcolm X used the phrase and it meant “up to and including the use of violence.”
The AOC Effect…
Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the model for the next generation of American “leaders”?
Let’s hope not.
America can not and will not go the way of communism.
There are more guns than people in the United States, according to a new study of global firearm ownership. There are more than 393 million civilian-owned firearms in the United States, or enough for every man, woman and child to own one and still have 67 million guns left over.
Let’s see what Lithuanian Gabrielle Hoffman says about escaping communism and the merits of gun ownership:
My parents never despised guns before coming to America, except when they were in the hands of bad people.
When they came here 30 years ago, they were intrigued by the American way of life and boundless freedom here. They knew Americans owned firearms (especially the likes of actor John Wayne) and proudly touted the Second Amendment. Compared to the U.S., Soviet-occupied Lithuania was gun-free except for those in elite governmental positions. My dad always said the Soviets succeeded in oppressing Lithuanians and others by first disarming them. I always knew he was right, but aimed to confirm his assertions. Low and behold, he was right about gun confiscation as a pretext to installing tyranny in a country.