Democratic Socialists of America; Their Past, Present and Future Ideology



Hard to dispute the facts when it is said in person AND  in their own words.


John Nichols at 2011 Democratic Socialists of America Convention

**Listen carefully from 1:09 to 2:13** (Jesse Jackson)

And 35:03 to 37:07

A backgrounder on John Nichols can be found HERE….


Joslyn Williams Washington DC CLC and

Listen from 0:50 to 2:00

President of the Metropolitan Washington Council of the AFL-CIO.

Also from 2:14 to 3:30

And from 5:30 to 6:40

8:40 to 13:30    “The Other America” (1962) our invisible core… Michael Harrington.

14:00 to 14:50  The only ones to “turn America around will be the Democratic Socialists of America”

A backgrounder on Joslyn Williams can be found HERE….


Sarita Gupta: Jobs with Justice

LIsten from 0:05 to 1:44

A backgrounder on Sarita Gupta can be found HERE……


Jose LaLuz

A backgrounder on Jose LaLuz can be found HERE……




A digression but equally as important:

John Conyers Talk: DSA at ONWT (One Nation Working Together)

For those that don’t know the background and affiliations of Rep. John Conyers go HERE……


Posted 1 year ago

David Schweickart “Socialism is the Alternative: economic democracy”

David Schweikart, a member of Democratic Socialists of America, spoke on a panel “Socialism is the Alternative” at the 2010 US Social Forum in Detroit, Michigan. He currently is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. He is author of Against Capitalism and After Capitalism.

For a backgrounder on David Schweickart go HERE…………


Posted one year ago:

Joe Schwartz,  “Building a Movement to Solve the Crisis”

US Social Forum 2010

“militant Socialist minority”

For a backgrounder on Joseph Schwartz go HERE……….

Of note** An excerpt from the above link:

Speaking with Obama

Barack Obama spoke at a Democratic Socialists of America organized forum at the University of Chicago in early 1996.[11]

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[11].



For MORE videos from the Democratic Socialists of America…..Go HERE.

Posted by Frank Llewellyn, former national director of Democratic Socialists of America.

Current  National Director of the Democratic Socialists of America is Maria Svart,

Maria Svart was, in 2006,[2] a Service Employees International Union organizer and co-chair of the Young Democratic Socialists-youth wing of Democratic Socialists of America.



The goal of socialism is communism.
Vladimir Lenin

Read more:



Communist Party U.S.A. in Solidarity with Occupy Chicago






Progressive blog lurkers like Ben Hoffman will show up here in 3…..2…..


“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
knowing how it happened.”

Norman Thomas
(1884-1968) six-time U.S. Presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America


1948 – from an interview during the presidential campaign,

[Ed. note: Norman Thomas and Gus Hall, the U.S. Communist Party
Candidate, both quit American politics, agreeing that the Republican
and Democratic parties had adopted every plank on the
Communist/Socialist and they no longer had an alternate party platform
on which to run.]


Information about Norman Thomas


So there is your homework assignment for at least the first quarter of 2012.  You WILL have to choose America.

Socialism/Marxism/Communism OR Freedom, Liberty and Individual freedoms.



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