How Will Electing Socialists Transform Chicago?

I was amused by this headline from the UK guardian about Chicago: Chicago's Democratic socialists on brink of transforming city's politics Six Democratic socialists may join city council this year, reflecting the progressive momentum in national politics The body of the story I found equally puzzling But the Chicago educator and community activist may be poised to … Continue reading How Will Electing Socialists Transform Chicago?

The Brains of Your Children on Socialism

by baldilocks Roger L. Simon: Amidst the welter of good and bad news we are assaulted with every day, by far the most dangerous long-term are the new polls showing America's youth tilting significantly toward socialism. Not surprisingly, these same young people haven't the slightest idea of what socialism really is, its history or what it … Continue reading The Brains of Your Children on Socialism

Sorry Kamala Harris but you are a Democratic Socialist

At a campaign stop in New Hampshire, Democratic Presidential candidate Kamala Harris claimed that she is not a socialist. This denial is captured in an article from The Hill called Kamala Harris: 'I am not a democratic socialist'.  I’ve studied all aspects of socialism in great detail and the many positions and proposals of Harris, … Continue reading Sorry Kamala Harris but you are a Democratic Socialist

The Florida Result is Just What the Country Needs a Clear Choice: Capitalism & Trump or Socialism & Bernie

Tuesday's primary results in Florida was a bit of a surprise on both sides of the aisle but also give the people in Florida one of the clearest choices in the nation in terms of the direction they want to go. On the GOP side an establishment republican Adam Pullman with an acceptable record on … Continue reading The Florida Result is Just What the Country Needs a Clear Choice: Capitalism & Trump or Socialism & Bernie

Popularis Socialismi delenda est

"Carthago delenda est", or "Delenda est Carthago" (English: "Carthage must be destroyed"), is a Latin oratorical phrase. Originating in the Roman Republic in the 2nd century BC prior to the Third Punic War against Carthage, by the party advocating destruction of Rome's ancient rival Carthage, which was thought to be rebuilding its capacity for further … Continue reading Popularis Socialismi delenda est

We Need to Step Up Our Defense of the Free Market

There is a philosophic battle royal, or even a metaphoric civil war, raging in this country.  On one side are those who embrace free market capitalism, the economic system that built the United States into the freest and most prosperous nation.  The other side is steadfastly trying to transform this nation into a Democratic Socialist … Continue reading We Need to Step Up Our Defense of the Free Market

America’s Growing Love Affair With Socialism is Becoming a National Disgrace.

An ever increasing number of Americans now support an economic and philosophic system that has produced an enormous amount suffering and has a very high death toll.  Socialism is the economic system and it is the direct opposite of the free market system that built the United States into the freest and most economically successful … Continue reading America’s Growing Love Affair With Socialism is Becoming a National Disgrace.

I think Democrats should run 435 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezs

There are a lot of conservatives simply delighted with the victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the NY 14. Some because it unseated a longtime and very powerfull Democrat leader. Hold on to your hats, Democrats. The chairman of the House Democratic Caucus lost his primary in New York’s 14th Congressional District. And to add insult to … Continue reading I think Democrats should run 435 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezs

Humphrey Bogart Explains Capitalism in Under a Minute

Linus Larrabee: This, this is my home, no wife would ever understand it. David Larrabee:  Well neither can I You've got all the money is the world. Linus Larrabee:  Well what's money got to do with it? If making money were all there was to business it hardly be worthwhile going into the office. Money … Continue reading Humphrey Bogart Explains Capitalism in Under a Minute

Giving Thanks for Capitalism and Market Basket Chicken

Mayim Bialik not withstanding there is a lot to be Thankful for this Thanksgiving for Americans and those lucky enough to come here. And one of the things we have to be thankful for is Capitalism perfectly Illustrated by of all things rotisserie chickens sold by Market Basket stores. If you go to any Market … Continue reading Giving Thanks for Capitalism and Market Basket Chicken

Nada for Thee – Empanada for Me!

Maybe he was bored. Presiding over the mass starvation of your country's people isn't a cakewalk, after all. Venezuela's Joe Stalin lookalike dictator has been criticized for becoming a fat bastard while the people in his country wait for hours in line to get bread, resort to picking through trash for anything edible, and die … Continue reading Nada for Thee – Empanada for Me!

Noisome Pestilence, Etc.

by baldilocks California regression Home, sweet, home. Wine country is burning, no doubt exacerbated because of laws against underbrush removal --the fuel of forest fires. There's a Hepatitis A outbreak, mostly among the homeless. California Gov. Brown declared a state of emergency Friday because of a hepatitis A outbreak that has killed at least 18 people in … Continue reading Noisome Pestilence, Etc.

Illinois guv candidate dropping socialist running mate over BDS support exposes Dem rift

By John Ruberry Even in Illinois this story was barely noticed, but the dropping of a socialist running mate by an Illinois gubernatorial candidate betrays a deep rift within the Democratic Party that deserves a close look. Late last month State Sen. Daniel Biss, a candidate for governor, announced Chicago alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa as his … Continue reading Illinois guv candidate dropping socialist running mate over BDS support exposes Dem rift

Tried and Tried Again

by baldilocks Last day filling in for Fausta. Still waiting for Former President Obama, actors Danny Glover and Sean Penn or director Oliver Stone to comment on the downfall of Venezuela. Breath not being held. Venezuela's currency, the bolivar, is disintegrating at an incredible pace under the country's political and economic crisis that has left … Continue reading Tried and Tried Again

Socialism and Distraction

by baldilocks From Reuters: Venezuelan activists are increasingly posting details of locations and lifestyles of leftist officials and their families, depicting them as thriving off corruption while the population struggles to eat in a devastating economic crisis. The social media blitzes, targeting officials and their business partners, relatives and even lovers, are another weapon in … Continue reading Socialism and Distraction