Monday, April 9, 2012

People should think twice before throwing socialism around

09 April 2012

By Scott Starr
The Oklahoma Daily

"Real socialists deny Obama is one of them. Greg Pason, national secretary of the Socialist Party USA, and David Schaich, Socialist Party campaign clearinghouse coordinator, both say Obama definitely is not. Schaich said the idea that Obama is socialist — or quasi-socialist, semi-socialist, socialist-light or anything of the sort — is far-right nonsense.

He said Obama, like his political opponents, is very much a typical politician, fully committed to capitalism and the expansion of its empire.

Schaich also said a real socialist agenda­ — even a reformist one — would not prop up capitalist systems or companies when they fail but rather would seize the opportunity to radically transform the economy..."

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