Saturday, November 10, 2007
I have a dream
Leading Democrats: “Expropriate the Expropriators” by Paul Street
"Wearing a red bandana and a Che Guevera T-Shirt autographed by Hugo Chavez, Clinton introduced her 'fellow-travelers on the road to American and world socialism.' Her new “comrades” and fellow Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama (sporting a new black beret and dashiki), John Edwards (wearing a vintage Soviet Red Army jacket purchased from a Russian clothier), Bill Richardson (dressed as Fidel Castro and sporting a Cuban cigar), Joe Biden, and Chris Dodd joined her on the stage of a high school auditorium to unveil a new 10-point plan 'to overthrow private ownership in the means of production and distribution' and to establish 'workers’ control.'
'I’m a realist,' Obama said. 'Let’s get real about solving poverty, inequality, and environmental collapse and putting meaning back into democracy at home and abroad. Let’s admit a basic truth: none of these problems are going to be fixed – none of these things are going to happen under capitalism.'
'I’m not opposed to all social systems,' Obama added. 'What I do oppose are dumb, destructive, oppressive, and exploitive social systems based on class, race, and gender hierarchy and the rule of the privileged few.'”