From Trevor Loudon:
September 8, 2011
By Trevor Loudon
The US’s largest Marxist organization, Democratic Socialists of America continues to grow like a cancerous tumor on the American body politic.
DSA has just finished a complete count of their membership in order to apportion the number of delegates to their National Convention in November. The numbers show a 10% increase in membership since the apportionment for their 2009 convention and a 60% increase since the 2003 convention.
The 10% increase is particularly satisfying since the increase from the 2007 convention to the 2009 convention was just 1.5%. The latest numbers confirm our judgment that we are continuing the major membership jump that we experienced between 2003 and 2007. The number of members in local DSA groups also increased significantly from 39% to 47.5%. The membership count for July 2011 is 6478 as opposed to 5890 in July of 2009.
We attribute our continued growth to the fact that most poor, working and middle class people have experienced stagnant incomes in the last decade and income inequality has grown. In response to the recession DSA members have engaged in much more activism in recent years; DSA, and the socialist idea, have also enjoyed increased visibility because of the continuous right-wing attacks on us as well as the false attacks describing President Obama as a socialist.
For a rundown on President Obama’s extensive ties to DSA go here.
While just under 6,500 may not seem a huge number in a country of over 300 million, it is important to remember that DSA is not a normal political party, but more of a political ‘mafia’ or secret society. It exerts its influence, not under its own name, but by infiltrating and manipulating other organizations.
DSA has hundreds of members and supporters in key academic and media positions. It has influence in Hollywood and the churches.
DSA dominates the AFL-CIO and America’s two most powerful unions AFSCME and SEIU. It controls, or influences dozens of mass organizations from Jobs with Justice, Coalition of Labor Union Women,Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, National Jobs For All Coalition and the Apollo Alliance to the Gray Panthers.
DSA has thousands of members in the Democratic Party, virtually running the party in states like Michigan and Massachusetts.
DSA helped establish the now more than 80 strong Congressional Progressive Caucus.
It has dozens of members or allies currently serving in Congress and the Senate – including John Conyers, Jerry Nadler, Bob Filner, Jan Schakowsky, Danny Davis, John Lewis, Eleanor Holmes Norton and Bernie Sanders.
Many cancer sufferers don’t even realize they have a tumor until its too late.
Americans need to wake up to the fact that DSA is working hard to destroy your country from within.
It will succeed, unless America’s ‘immune system’ starts to kick in very quickly.
***Suggest you click on each link below and EDUCATE yourself; bookmark or print for later reading**
Socialists within the Congressional Black Caucus read at link below:
Other Related links:
Add to the above, the training center for activists like Andy Stern: The Midwest Academy of Heather Booth, Paul Booth and Marilyn Katz (SDS).
Important upcoming dates:
September 17, 2011: Anarchists and activists plan to take over Wall Street (U.S. Day of Rage). In fact they had a “dress rehearsal on September 1, 2011
Take Back the American Dream conference in Washington, D.C from October 3 -5, 2011
Media Bistro’s Betsy Rothstein reported today that the liberal Campaign for America’s Future “is hooking up with civil rights activist Van Jones and MoveOn.org for the ‘Take Back the American Dream’ conference, from October 3 to 5 in Washington” and that, “[a]s in past years, they offered credentialed journalists and bloggers free registration to the Take Back the American Dream conference, as well as free meals and discounted tickets to the Gala Awards Dinner.”
Among those to be honored at the awards dinner is none other than Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards, who is receiving the “America’s Future Progressive Champion Award.”
Ironic, given how many potential future progressives Planned Parenthood is responsible for eliminating in utero.
Other Honorees at the Gala Award Dinner:
America’s Future Lifetime Leadership Award
Drummond Pike, Tides Center founder
America’s Future Progressive Champion Award
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, accepted by Cecile Richards
Paul Wellstone Citizen Leadership Award
The Wisconsin Movement for Workers’ Rights and the Middle Class, accepted by Peter Rickman of the UW Teaching Assistants’ Association and leaders from all parts of the movement
American Dream Award
The DREAMers and activists fighting for The DREAM Act, accepted by Gaby Pacheco of United We Dream