The Democratic Socialists of America recently got a major boost when one of their endorsed candidates, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, beat out incumbent Democrat Rep. Joe Crowley in a primary last Tuesday for New York’s 14th Congressional District.
This far-left political organization previously made headlines when leadership from their Iowa State campus chapter encouraged people to shoot president Trump and when leadership from their University of Georgia Chapter called for the execution of house GOP members. Now multiple DSA leaders are publicly endorsing communism, an ideology responsible or the oppression, incarceration, and murder of tens of millions of people.
Here is the original tweet from Olivia Katbi Smith, who is the co-Chair of the Portland DSA chapter:
As a DSA chapter co-chair I just wanna set the record straight for a minute: communism is good
— Olivia Katbi Smith🌹أوليفيا كاتبي (@livkittykat) June 30, 2018
Shortly after, other DSA leaders weighed in with their endorsement of communism.
The Charlottesville DSA co-chair:
as a dsa chapter co-chair, i would like to cosign this pro-communist statement. https://t.co/xFTDXJQJH6
— molly 🐶 (@socialistdogmom) July 1, 2018
The Hudson County DSA co-chair:
As a DSA branch co-chair, I would like to sign onto this with a small amendment: Communism is very good. https://t.co/We1AUMZYTZ
— More like Tom DeSleeze (@ThatNJSocialist) July 2, 2018
The Seattle DSA co-chair:
As a DSA chapter co-chair as well, I extremely second this. https://t.co/cO1elllluD
— Keaton ☭ 🌹 (@Keatronn) July 1, 2018
An Officer for the Queens DSA chapter:
— Justine Medina 🌹 (@jnmedina8989) July 1, 2018
Since her win, legacy media has rolled out the red carpet for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and for “democratic socialism”. She has done interview after interview after interview and appears to be starting her “late night comedy” circuit but for some reason, her affiliation with an organization whose members have openly called for the murder of their political opposition and who are now endorsing a violent authoritarian ideology has not been brought into question. Why is that? Could you imagine a Republican winning a primary and being endorsed by an organization whose members advocated for the murder of Democrats and whose leadership said “Nazism is good”? How differently would that play out?
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