Came across an interesting site when researching comments that I have seen about Lenin and his quest to implement health care as a fundamental way to control the people. I didn’t want to wait to finish that research before posting since I found this quite astonishing, alarming, interesting, telling.
The title of the website is Political Affairs – Marxist Thought Online. Their “About” page has the following excerpts:
We publish stories on struggling to defeat the ultra right in the Republican Party…While we are partisan, Marxism is not the private property of any person or group. We print a wide variety of views in our quest for truth. Discussion and debate are the only ways to develop better and more useful ideas to defeat the far right, strengthen working people, and build democracy. Political Affairs is affiliated with the Communist Party, USA. (my emphasis)
What do you think is their ultimate goal?
Here are a few excerpts from an article The Impossible Is Now Possible: Assessing the Obama Presidency by Jarvis Tyner, Executive Vice Chair to the Communist Party USA, to rally the troops in support of Obama and his ability to make changes:
Obama is not a socialist, but he does believe in democracy. He is trying to do what a democratic government should do, that is, provide for the general welfare of the people. Compared to the previous administration that seems almost revolutionary.
The impossible is now possible
Under the Bush neo-con regime it was impossible to pass real health care reform. But now reform is possible. It may have to start with passage of the Obama plan for a public option included with a mix of private plans, but that can open the door for the passage of an HR 676 single-payer-type bill at a later point.
Have you heard these buzz words: social justice or environmental justice? Here is an excerpt about their archive page of articles–celebrating 90 years of struggle:
Editor’s note: This archive is something of a sampling of the 90 years of the Communist Party’s part in the struggle for democracy, social justice, equality, environmental justice, workers rights and socialism.
Makes you wonder about that other word used so often: democracy. Well, I came across this little quote/saying recently, which is attributed to Benjamin Franklin, whether that is true or not I don’t know and don’t have time to verify. Here it is:
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!