Recently, Communist Party USA Chairman Sam Webb spoke at length about how the social climate created by those who throw around the words “socialism” and “communism” is allowing for more of an in-depth discussion about the systems than ever before. Webb says that the Communist party needs to take advantage of the opportunity to expand the discussion and hopefully garner more support for the party. “The good news is the same hang-ups or stereotypes that people had 30 to 40 years ago are not so evident today,” Webb said. “Growing numbers of people are ready to have a conversation about socialism. There have been public opinion polls that indicate that substantial numbers have more confidence in socialism than capitalism.”
Webb noted that the dialogue has changed, and that the Party should take advantage of the opportunity to clear up misconceptions about communism. “We have to let people know what our vision is. The climate in the country is different. We can have a different conversation than we could have 30 to 40 years ago, even 20 years ago. Socialism is no longer a white-hot word, people are willing to talk about it, he said.
Webb said that the Communist party needs to work towards the unification of all left-leaning groups and discuss important issues like “shortening the work week, green jobs, restructuring the economy, we can talk about the de-militarization of the economy and putting those people back to work in jobs that are productive” then move on to other, harder-to-attain demands.
Webb said even for a goal as simple as “turning back right-wing extremism which plays such a large role in policies today” the Communist party must grow, and all left-leaning groups must unite against the threat posed by the Tea Party and its ilk. To that end, Webb suggested that though all left-leaning groups may not agree on all issues the important part is finding common ground and working together on shared concerns.
Naturally, according to Tea Party nutcase and washed-up former Saturday Night Live actress Victoria Jackson, this reasonable stance that growing discussion about a political party will allow for more opportunities to grow, and that despite differences America must unite to rid itself of the cancer that is the Tea Party, can only mean one thing: The Communists are helping President Obama and the Democrats ensure a new age of tyranny.
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