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Fri May 1, 2015, 09:34 AM

Have you ever noticed how

the Democratic Party and the Communist Party USA are aligned on most every issue? In celebration of May Day everyone should visit the CPUSA website.

http://www.cpusa.org/articles/

http://www.cpusa.org/convention-discussion-the-communist-party-the-road-ahead-2/
The Communist Party & the road ahead
As we enter 2014 and the 30th national convention of the Communist Party, we should be asking ourselves the important questions. Has the working class gained significant ground in the democratic struggle against the far-right agenda? How has the playing field changed post Occupy? Are we seeing a resurgence of militant working class struggle? What does this mean for the Communist Party? Has the working class gained significant ground in the democratic struggle against the far right agenda?

The answer to this question is far too complex to be answered simply. Struggles for immigrants rights, LGBTQ equality, for higher wages and democratic representation have all taken place. But the struggle isn't one-sided, reactionary representatives of the transnationals have not ceased in their attacks on the gains and democratic rights of the American people. Supreme Court attacks on the Voting Rights Act, failure to extend unemployment benefits, drastic billion dollar cuts to the food stamps and other social welfare programs, Supreme Court deregulation of campaign finance, etc... All of these attacks on working and oppressed Americans have taken place without real and lasting opposition. Much has been lost, but the attacks have spurred a militant resistance and given birth to struggle on a scale not seen in this country in decades.

How has the playing field changed post Occupy?

Just a few years ago an explosion of working class struggle took place on a scale not seen in decades. Taking place under the banner of a massive social movement known collectively as Occupy, the movement brought hundreds of thousand into struggle. Oppressed nationalities, immigrants, low wage workers, the bread & butter of the American working class launched a full scale resistance to the right-wing agenda. They popularized the class struggle with a call for the struggle of the 99% against the 1% and the corporate right-wing agenda. Unfortunately, the movement ultimately failed to offer a solid critique of the capitalist system, an electoral challenge to the far-right agenda, and the leadership required for concrete social change. As a result it dissipated, leaving the masses without leadership. Despite the failures of the Occupy movement, it will have an everlasting effect on American politics. It represents a left turn for many working Americans, a resurgence of working class militancy, and a new willingness for struggle outside of the normal channels.

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Reply Have you ever noticed how (Original post)
Jack Burton May 2015 OP
TexMex May 2015 #1
Carlos W Bush May 2015 #6
TexMex May 2015 #11
Gunslinger201 May 2015 #35
i verglas May 2015 #42
Carlos W Bush May 2015 #44
i verglas May 2015 #45
WhiskeyMakesMeHappy May 2015 #2
joefriday6 May 2015 #3
TexMex May 2015 #13
joefriday6 May 2015 #14
TexMex May 2015 #15
joefriday6 May 2015 #19
Gunslinger201 May 2015 #34
I814U2CY May 2015 #17
TexMex May 2015 #18
I814U2CY May 2015 #22
TexMex May 2015 #23
Blue Cat 6 May 2015 #28
MeatSandwich May 2015 #37
Cave Dweller May 2015 #40
i verglas May 2015 #43
Squeek May 2015 #39
rampartb May 2015 #4
Blue Cat 6 May 2015 #5
Immacolata May 2015 #7
Noumenon May 2015 #9
Gunslinger201 May 2015 #36
Noumenon May 2015 #49
stupidicus2 May 2015 #12
graham4anything4HC45 May 2015 #8
WhiskeyMakesMeHappy May 2015 #10
TexMex May 2015 #16
WhiskeyMakesMeHappy May 2015 #26
Argentina May 2015 #47
Shredded Hedly May 2015 #20
Gunslinger201 May 2015 #24
WhiskeyMakesMeHappy May 2015 #27
PolishProgressive May 2015 #31
Gunslinger201 May 2015 #33
PolishProgressive May 2015 #38
radicalifornian May 2015 #46
Phlegm Monger May 2015 #41
Currentsitguy May 2015 #25
Blue Cat 6 May 2015 #29
Gunslinger201 May 2015 #21
orson May 2015 #30
smokingman May 2015 #32
JoePolitics May 2015 #48

Response to Jack Burton (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2015, 09:40 AM

1. Oh, I'll be celebrating in May

 



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Response to TexMex (Reply #1)

Fri May 1, 2015, 09:49 AM

6. I like your May Day a lot better than the other one.

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Response to Carlos W Bush (Reply #6)

Fri May 1, 2015, 10:00 AM

11. It's celebrated in the U.S. way more than in Mexico

 

It lost major holiday status south of the border long ago. It's celebrated here the same as St. Patricks Day.

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Response to TexMex (Reply #11)

Fri May 1, 2015, 12:03 PM

35. I had a Scots/Irish friend from California

And Cinco de Mayo was a serious party at his house!

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Response to TexMex (Reply #1)

Fri May 1, 2015, 01:48 PM

42. I give up

 

What do tits and ass and all-round sexism and misogyny have to do with the Battle of Puebla?

Canadians seem to be able to do it up without all that shit.

http://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2015/05/cinco_de_mayo_events_in_toronto_for_2015/
http://notable.ca/toronto/yp-life/6-Ways-to-Spend-Your-Cinco-de-Mayo-in-Toronto/
Heh ... http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cinco-de-mayo-first-fridays-shabbat-dinner-tickets-16602292905

I do enjoy living in the civilized world.

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Response to i verglas (Reply #42)

Fri May 1, 2015, 01:49 PM

44. There's a time and place for debauchery too.

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Response to Carlos W Bush (Reply #44)

Fri May 1, 2015, 01:50 PM

45. hmm, I'm sorry ...

 

What does "debauchery" have to do with tits and ass and all-round sexism and misogyny?

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Response to Jack Burton (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2015, 09:41 AM

2. Yep, I noticed that a long time ago.

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Response to Jack Burton (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2015, 09:46 AM

3. Yep. Democrats are de facto Communists.

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Response to joefriday6 (Reply #3)

Fri May 1, 2015, 10:10 AM

13. Baloney

 

That's both divisive and asinine. You really should think before your type. I wouldn't call Republicans de facto fascists. Last I checked we are all Americans first...


(Except for Ted "Canuck" Cruz, he's clearly American 2nd)

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Response to TexMex (Reply #13)

Fri May 1, 2015, 10:18 AM

14. Did you mean "divisive"? I fully believe the Democratic Party

are the new Communists. I think about every thing I post. Possibly one who posted that Cinco de Mayo jpg should practice what he preaches. It was racist.

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Response to joefriday6 (Reply #14)

Fri May 1, 2015, 10:24 AM

15. I'm a commie and a racist too!

 

You sure are sweet, peaches!

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Response to TexMex (Reply #15)

Fri May 1, 2015, 10:35 AM

19. Well, to each his own. I have to live in that which I create for

posterity. And a country where half the people aren't paying taxes where 2 per cent of the people are making decisions on marriage and religion for the rest as determined by a political party is a little too Stalinist for me. For you that is fine. Maybe Putin can run as a Democrat in the next election.

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Response to TexMex (Reply #15)

Fri May 1, 2015, 12:02 PM

34. You shor got a purty mouth

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Response to TexMex (Reply #13)

Fri May 1, 2015, 10:33 AM

17. "I wouldn't call Republicans de facto fascists."

 

Small government fascists who want everyone to be independent?

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Response to I814U2CY (Reply #17)

Fri May 1, 2015, 10:35 AM

18. As practiced by BIG GOVT

 

Dick and side kick GW?

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Response to TexMex (Reply #18)

Fri May 1, 2015, 10:37 AM

22. If that were true you'd like them.

 

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Response to I814U2CY (Reply #22)

Fri May 1, 2015, 10:41 AM

23. I agree with them on quite a few topics actually

 

I'm fiscally conservative, hump guns and believe in a strong military.

I also believe in progressive taxation, civil liberties, equality and clear separation of church and state.

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Response to TexMex (Reply #13)

Fri May 1, 2015, 11:06 AM

28. Just because somebody is an American

 

does not mean that they are not the enemy. I know very many Americans that i would love to put in a small boat and give a push. I also have met many people in other countries that i would have gave instant citizenship to take the place of the ones in the boat. I feel no loyalty just because somebody was born in the same country, state, or town as me.

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Response to TexMex (Reply #13)

Fri May 1, 2015, 12:09 PM

37. That's funny because Republicans are called fascists here quite often.

You being the apparent exception.

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Response to TexMex (Reply #13)

Fri May 1, 2015, 01:35 PM

40. unless you

are a hyphenated class.

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Response to TexMex (Reply #13)

Fri May 1, 2015, 01:49 PM

43. "Except for Ted 'Canuck' Cruz"

 

Ah, you know ... there's no zealot quite like a convert ...

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Response to joefriday6 (Reply #3)

Fri May 1, 2015, 01:10 PM

39. Oh baloney!!

I'm a Democrat and I think Communism sucks.

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Response to Jack Burton (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2015, 09:47 AM

4. i'm sure that the commies, like occupy, trade unions, environmentalists,

peaceniks, progressives, populists, and others would like an alternative to the democratic party. unfortnately, in the two party system that is all we got.

but no, the democratic party is not the cpusa, or even close.

happy may day.

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Response to Jack Burton (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2015, 09:48 AM

5. Silly me!

 

I never knew they were two separate entities.

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Response to Jack Burton (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2015, 09:50 AM

7. Oh, God, it's a plot, isn't it?

You're trying to bore everyone to death with that tired old meme.

Spare us, please. If you're going to post something ridiculous, at least make it entertaining.

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Response to Immacolata (Reply #7)

Fri May 1, 2015, 09:56 AM

9. I was laughing! :)


Let me try another tried and true laugher one from basically the same source of wisdom.

"Ermahgawd! Like, Hitler ate vegetables! So if you eat vegetables yer a Nazi!"

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Response to Noumenon (Reply #9)

Fri May 1, 2015, 12:05 PM

36. Lots of Militant Vegans

You might be right

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #36)

Fri May 1, 2015, 11:15 PM

49. When I have to eat Broccoli at gunpoint I will agree with the hyperbole....

until then, it seems rather overblown.

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Response to Immacolata (Reply #7)

Fri May 1, 2015, 10:05 AM

12. have you ever noticed how reliant upon mindless repetition they are?

I think it has something to do with the similarities they shared with their previous leader http://dissidentvoice.org/Articles3/Jayne_Hitler-Bush.htm

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Response to Jack Burton (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2015, 09:55 AM

8. Do you really really really want to get into a did you notice that thingy? I don't. Nor will I. But

but you leave yourself open for someone else to come along and hit one out of the ball park.

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Response to Jack Burton (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2015, 09:59 AM

10. Communism light, is still communism. IMO communists in the US should be tried for treason.

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Response to WhiskeyMakesMeHappy (Reply #10)

Fri May 1, 2015, 10:28 AM

16. Good luck with your delusions

 

We live in a nation of laws. Despots don't get to lynch the opposition here. Iraq sounds like just the country for your ilk.

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Response to TexMex (Reply #16)

Fri May 1, 2015, 11:02 AM

26. Communists are not oposition. They are trators to the principles of this country

and should be treated as such.

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Response to WhiskeyMakesMeHappy (Reply #26)

Fri May 1, 2015, 06:39 PM

47. It's a free country. If somebody wants to be a Communist it's their right.

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Response to WhiskeyMakesMeHappy (Reply #10)

Fri May 1, 2015, 10:35 AM

20. ridiculous

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Response to WhiskeyMakesMeHappy (Reply #10)

Fri May 1, 2015, 10:42 AM

24. There should not BE any in the U.S.

I was told go "out there" and scare the Communist Bear! Keep Him away from our door!

And I DID! For 20 years, I turn around after I retire and see we're ELECTING them,

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, Maxine Waters and the others, should be snatched up by the scruff of the drawers and physically tossed down the Capital Steps.

Marxists should never be allowed in American Government EVER

That goes for Obama too

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #24)

Fri May 1, 2015, 11:03 AM

27. Well said!

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #24)

Fri May 1, 2015, 11:30 AM

31. The irony is strong in this one.

The irony is strong in this one.

Maybe you're right though. Maybe freedom of speech and association ARE just for people that agree with Gunslinger. I bet the founders just left that part out of the Bill of Rights. Lazy of them!

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Response to PolishProgressive (Reply #31)

Fri May 1, 2015, 11:59 AM

33. Just think on this a moment....

A free society does not mean you need to be Tolerant of the ideologies that would take your freedom.

I don't think we should Tolerate the Illinois Nazis either

I don't think there's any irony there. Some groups are incapable of coexistence with freedom loving people. Islam is one of them

The Founders would smack the back of our heads for allowing the sworn enemies of freedom to establish themselves here

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #33)

Fri May 1, 2015, 12:45 PM

38. Yup! That's why there was that "freedom of association EXCEPT for

Yup! That's why there was that "freedom of association EXCEPT for associating with folks Gunslinger disagrees with" clause in the Bill of Rights.

(The later copyists just inadvertently left it out.)

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #33)

Fri May 1, 2015, 06:34 PM

46. So...

"A free society does not mean you need to be Tolerant of the ideologies that would take your freedom.
Does this mean communists shouldn't be tolerant of people like you who want to take away their freedom?

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #24)

Fri May 1, 2015, 01:37 PM

41. OMG! It was you staving off the commie threat? Oh, never mind.

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Response to WhiskeyMakesMeHappy (Reply #10)

Fri May 1, 2015, 10:43 AM

25. Nah.

You should always keep a few around in places like college campuses, where they can be mocked and ridiculed, like caged animals in a zoo.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #25)

Fri May 1, 2015, 11:17 AM

29. I would be OK with the caged part.

 

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Response to Jack Burton (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2015, 10:37 AM

21. Communism killed 94M people in the 20th century

http://reason.com/blog/2013/03/13/communism-killed-94m-in-20th-century

Those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it

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Response to Jack Burton (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2015, 11:18 AM

30. That was Joe McCarthy's hobby horse

Of course tail-gunner Joe thought Ike was a commie sympathizer too.

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Response to Jack Burton (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2015, 11:37 AM

32. Вся власть Советам!

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Response to Jack Burton (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2015, 06:59 PM

48. GOP wants a theocracy ... Ever notice?

Based on a "foreign" book no less.

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