Will America Go Communist?

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    Don't ask Bernie.
    Ask Trotsky or Trump.
    From 1934:


    "Introduction from Fourth International

    "The campaign against Marxist ideas sponsored by the capitalist witchhunters today aims to implant the false impression that Communism is completely alien to American life and opposed to the welfare of the American people.

    "In the Thirties, during the rapid spread of anti-capitalist feelings following the Great Depression, there was considerable popular interest in the prospects of a Communist America.

    "On this account the editors of Liberty Magazine turned to Leon Trotsky for a bird’s-eye view of what the Communist future holds for the United States..."

    "'At present most Americans regard communism solely in the light of the experience of the Soviet Union.

    "'They fear lest Sovietism in America would produce the same material result as it has brought for the culturally backward peoples of the Soviet Union...."

    "Actually American soviets will be as different from the Russian soviets as the United States of President Roosevelt differs from the Russian Empire of Czar Nicholas II.

    "Yet communism can come in America only through revolution, just as independence and democracy came in America.

    "The American temperament is energetic and violent, and it will insist on breaking a good many dishes and upsetting a good many apple carts before communism is firmly established.

    "Americans are enthusiasts and sportsmen before they are specialists and statesmen, and it would be contrary to the American tradition to make a major change without choosing sides and cracking heads."

    Will Trump upset the capitalists' apple carts?

    How many heads will crack before next November?

    Leon Trotsky: If America Should Go Communist (1934)
     
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    No. Even so capitalism as we know it is a failure as a sustainable economic system
     
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    Wack jobs like McCarthy would tell us the communists are coming the communists are coming.
     
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    Actually Wall Street has already been working on doing just that, and they have the full and enthusiastic support of the leadership of both Parties and the Davos Set. They're grooming Red China to be the new world leaders, and Red China is already sending millions of their Cadre families over here. Commies are the world's premiere labor racketeers, and Wall Street has always loved and worshipped labor racketeers. Most of the right wingers here are big fans, too, they're just too stupid to notice they endorse many of the same business practices.
     
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    No. Our economic system has raised the world. Without us, the world would still be wondering around in 1878. A state authoritarian system always produces mass killings in the hundreds of millions.
     
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    Fuck you, commie.

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    And, fuck you, commie.

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    Capitalism's main problem right now is that so many who think they're defending it are doing such a shitty job.

    This pseudo/quasi-libertarianism that has consumed the GOP since the days of Reagan is making capitalism ripe for the picking.

    These people really should be receiving Thank You cards from those who want socialism or communism, for the assistance.
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