Did you know that the "Democratic Socialists of America" is one of the fastest-growing political groups amongst liberals? The L.A. Times reports that socialists are becoming more and more prevalent in American society:
The surge of activism sweeping the U.S. since Donald Trump’s election has energized the nation’s largest socialist organization, which has tripled in size over the last year to claim more than 19,000 dues-paying members. That’s a record for the DSA, which was founded in 1982.
“People really felt that they had to do something to combat the incoming Trump administration,” said David Duhalde, the deputy director of the Democratic Socialists of America’s national leadership, which helps coordinate chapters spread across 40 states. “We’re not only somebody you can resist Trump with, we’re somebody you can build a better world with.”
Their website explains their goal:
“As we are unlikely to see an immediate end to capitalism tomorrow, DSA fights for reforms today that will weaken the power of corporations and increase the power of working people. Our vision is of a society in which people have a real voice in the choices and relationships that affect the entirety of our lives.”
As a matter of fact, many leftists groups grew after Trump's surprising win in November. They call it the "Trump Bump" and liberal organizations like the ACLU, the Democratic Party, and (ahem) the New York Times are swelling in numbers. But socialism? More from the L.A. Times:
... unabashed socialism hasn’t had this big of a voice in American politics in decades, and many leftists say they feel energized. New members of the Democratic Socialists of America say they want build a grassroots movement engaged at the local level — and either pull the Democratic Party leftward or shove it out of the way.
After the November election, I bet it won't be hard to push the frail corpse of the DNC out of the way as socialists try to take over the party... But most assume they already had. Perhaps that's why Hillary lost in the first place.
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