Good News: Democratic Socialists Set Up Shop On Campuses Nationwide

What do these Democratic Socialists really want? Meagan Day explains at Vox

I’m a staff writer at the socialist magazine Jacobin and a member of DSA, and here’s the truth: In the long run, democratic socialists want to end capitalism. And we want to do that by pursuing a reform agenda today in an effort to revive a politics focused on class hierarchy and inequality in the United States. The eventual goal is to transform the world to promote everyone’s needs rather than to produce massive profits for a small handful of citizens.

Meagan goes on to note things like not wanting Medicare for all, but full single payer, because the former simply covers insurance, and they want a nationalization of the entire health system. True, textbook Socialism as part of the Democracy model also features virtually no restrictions on voting, which seems to be covered by these kooks (along with other nutty things)

but, what of the 3rd core, the Moral Core, where the government stays the hell out of our lives? I’m thinking they aren’t for that part. Anyhow, in regard to profit and capitalism and stuff

From Zero Hedge

The Young Democratic Socialists of America organization now claims to have more than 250 chapters on campuses across the country, a dramatic increase from just 15 chapters in 2016.

YDSA is the student-focused branch of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) which is “a political and activist organization” that seeks to “empower working people” and has several ongoing campaigns, including Medicare for AllStrong Unions, and Electoral Power.

The YDSA mission is to “build the power of students, campus communities, and youth to fight for equality, justice, and democratic socialism,” according to its constitution, which was last updated in August 2017.+

In June 2017, YDSA launched a “Fall Campus Drive” with the goal of registering 100 new chapters by the fall semester, noting that it had already expanded from just 15 chapters to 50 chapters in 27 states over the preceding year.

“When we originally launched the YDSA fall campus drive, we set the bold target of 100 campuses across the country,” the recognized chapter list states. “Currently, we’ve received over 250 campuses register for the fall drive! This explosion in interest shows that this semester will be the biggest ever for YDSA. We will be able to build a mass movement for democratic socialism and justice at campuses across the country.”

The list is hilarious. Locally, there’s Duke University, which costs almost $50,000 per year (just for tuition and fees). Same with Stanford. Yale is over $53K. American University is $43K. Northwestern is $53K. We could keep going on and seeing these kids attending expensive colleges, learning all about how they can make oodles of money in their own lives, but, you get the point.

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2 Responses to “Good News: Democratic Socialists Set Up Shop On Campuses Nationwide”

  1. Bob M says:

    It’s really a sad thing to see so many of our potentially bright and intelligent youngsters being so totally brainwashed that they publicly parade to end things like “profit”. They will not welcome being thrust back into the stone age…. by their own actions no less.

    It would be comforting to know that the teachers and professors in our colleges and universities, all those vicious and insane members of the media, those completely disgusting pedophilic members of our supposed government, that vast herd of reprehensible cretins that have sold us down the river, the massive blob of mucous-filled scum that have poisoned the minds of at least two generations of what should have been our best and brightest will be flayed and skinned alive, then burned at the stake with the remains fed to the dogs when the pendulum finally swings back… when we have finally had enough.

    Could make a good movie one day.

  2. McGehee says:

    Reality is a brutal but thorough teacher, but it doesn’t usually start until the student is out of college.

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