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Democratic Socialists added 1000 members in 2 days following election

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rodmanlewis
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alanjjohnstone wrote:

Comparing ourselves with the DSA is apples and oranges.

There are various membership options - 8 of them, including family memberships. You can even purchase membership for other people to give as a gift.

https://dsausa.nationbuilder.com/join

Not even Bob Hope's gag writers could've come up with this one!

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Bob Hope, comedy's answer to Kissinger, ever-willing to entertain the troops on the latest US military adventure.

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Bob Hope was the establishment. Bob Hope was friends with Nixon. Bob Hope was speaking in favor of the [Vietnam] War. Bob Hope was expressing that kind of backward, suburban, WASP view of minorities, homosexuals, the women's movement. Even his comments on the women's movement were very condescending. He did a special in the '70s on the women's movement and it was so silly, so backward. And [in his act] the woman who had some big political office was dusting the chairs in between her meetings. It was just awful. He got mail ... from feminists.

He was clueless at that time. That was why that generation of comedians turned off to him. ... It's hard to be [a] comedian and be part of the establishment because comedians, their job is to satirize and to poke fun at the powerful people. And this is something that Bob was — one of the powerful people. So just as a comedian, he became less and less relevant.

http://www.npr.org/2014/11/24/366137941/the-rise-and-fall-of-comedian-bob-hope

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And the winner of the membership gets a free airline ticket to Cuba or to Venezuela. I do not know what has confused more the working class, the capitalist class or the leftwingers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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jondwhite wrote:

Bob Hope, comedy's answer to Kissinger, ever-willing to entertain the troops on the latest US military adventure.

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Bob Hope was the establishment. Bob Hope was friends with Nixon. Bob Hope was speaking in favor of the [Vietnam] War. Bob Hope was expressing that kind of backward, suburban, WASP view of minorities, homosexuals, the women's movement. Even his comments on the women's movement were very condescending. He did a special in the '70s on the women's movement and it was so silly, so backward. And [in his act] the woman who had some big political office was dusting the chairs in between her meetings. It was just awful. He got mail ... from feminists.

He was clueless at that time. That was why that generation of comedians turned off to him. ... It's hard to be [a] comedian and be part of the establishment because comedians, their job is to satirize and to poke fun at the powerful people. And this is something that Bob was — one of the powerful people. So just as a comedian, he became less and less relevant.

http://www.npr.org/2014/11/24/366137941/the-rise-and-fall-of-comedian-bob-hope

The author asks who started stand up? and comes up with the answer Bob Hope?

"I was always wondering who kind of started standup comedy," Zoglin says. "And I really think you have to say it was Bob Hope."

 

Guess he's never heard of Mx Miller, who was way ahead of Hope, in more ways that one!


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Is this a shift to the left for the DSA or a shift to the right by the radical left.

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/41519-a-turning-point-on-the-left-lib...

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alanjjohnstone wrote:

Is this a shift to the left for the DSA or a shift to the right by the radical left.

One thing is beyond dispute - the increase in the DSA's membership does not, unfortunately, represent a shift towards socialism any more than the recent increase in the Labour Party's membership does.

Marcos
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gnome wrote:

alanjjohnstone wrote:

Is this a shift to the left for the DSA or a shift to the right by the radical left.

One thing is beyond dispute - the increase in the DSA's membership does not, unfortunately, represent a shift towards socialism any more than the recent increase in the Labour Party's membership does.

 

The Socialist Party of Venezuela has 8 millions members and that would not make any difference either. It is a reformist party like any other capitalist party. Its main purpose is to run capitalism in the name of the working class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How does the DSA get this sort of press

https://www.thenation.com/article/america-has-a-long-and-storied-socialist-tradition-dsa-is-reviving-it/

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I think that is obvious. 

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Because, like Corbyn's Labour Party, the DSA, and its supporters, doesn't have the first idea about Socialism.

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A political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.

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