White House report raises fears of Maoism infiltrating Congress as they face a potential blue wave in November

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White House report raises fears of Maoism infiltrating Congress as they face a potential blue wave in November

#1 Post by TrueTexan » Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:49 pm

We really need to fear the likes of Chairman Turnip.
The White House Council of Economic Advisors released a report Tuesday warning about the rise of socialism in America. “Coincident with the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth, socialism is making a comeback in American political discourse,” the report claims. “Detailed policy proposals from self-declared socialists are gaining support in Congress and among much of the electorate.”

The CEA acknowledges that the progressive policies embraced by more and more Americans, such as Medicare for All, are hardly tantamount to the Marxist call to the seize the means of production. Yet, they nevertheless chronicle the humanitarian and economic failings of Soviet communism, Cuba under Fidel Castro, and Mao Zedong’s China as cautionary tales.

“Their nondemocratic governments seized control of farming, promising to make food more abundant,” they note. “The result was substantially less food production and tens of millions of deaths by starvation.”

The report’s authors also admit that since the US is not an agricultural economy, mass starvation is not a particularly likely outcome if progressive economic policies, like heavier taxation of extreme wealth, are implemented. Yet, in other parts of the report, they draw a parallel between progressive politicians and brutal 20th century dictators. Karl Marx is referenced 27 times over the course of the report.

“The Chinese leader Mao Zedong, who cited Marxism as the model for his country, described “the ruthless economic exploitation and political oppression of the peasants by the landlord class” (Cotterell 2011, chap. 6).” the report reminds readers. “Expressing similar concerns, current American senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have stated that “large corporations . . . exploit human misery and insecurity, and turn them into huge profits” and “giant corporations . . . exploit workers just to boost their own profits.”

The report also slams the Nordic model. “Although they are sometimes cited as more relevant socialist success stories, the experiences of the Nordic countries also support the conclusion that socialism reduces living standards.”

The report’s conclusion doubles down on the message that a blue wave fueled by a progressive economic agenda will reproduce the low living standards of some historic communist regimes.

“An open question for socialists is whether they recommend reducing living standards for poor and middle-income families if it serves the purpose of making the top 1 percent—or the bourgeoisie, or the kulaks, or the landlords, or the giant corporations—worse off too.”

As Axios notes, the report closely hews to an Oct. 12 op-ed by President Trump in USA Today, which was widely derided as misleading and inaccurate, and should be seen as White House talking points rather than economic analysis.
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Maybe we should remeber the Communist dictators all were described are Reds. Just like the current Reptilians party.. We need to bring back the saying better dead than Red
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Re: White House report raises fears of Maoism infiltrating Congress as they face a potential blue wave in November

#2 Post by YankeeTarheel » Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:51 pm

"Infiltrating"==> Translation: People are voting them in even over gerry-mandered ReTrumplican seats.
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Re: White House report raises fears of Maoism infiltrating Congress as they face a potential blue wave in November

#3 Post by K9s » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:47 pm

YankeeTarheel wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:51 pm
"Infiltrating"==> Translation: People are voting them in even over gerry-mandered ReTrumplican seats.
I cannot believe they think this nonsense is actually going to work with most voters. It is absolutely cartoonish!
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Re: White House report raises fears of Maoism infiltrating Congress as they face a potential blue wave in November

#4 Post by featureless » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:50 pm

K9s wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:47 pm

I cannot believe they think this nonsense is actually going to work with most voters. It is absolutely cartoonish!
Um, you do know that Trump was elected, right? :shock:

The bullshit bar is very low in this country.

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Re: White House report raises fears of Maoism infiltrating Congress as they face a potential blue wave in November

#5 Post by YankeeTarheel » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:07 pm

Pipe bombs sent to George Soros, the Clintons, Obama, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, CNN, and now the San Diego Trib. Why?
Because they believe the Donald Trump shit-stain bullshit!

Update: Just this moment at 1:06 EDT, Gov. Cuomo announced that a device has also been sent to his NYC office.
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#6 Post by K9s » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:32 pm

I think that a hardcore minority of people believe his BS. Not the majority. I hope enough people are in that majority!
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#7 Post by featureless » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:34 pm

K9s wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:32 pm
I hope enough people are in that majority!
Yup!

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Re: White House report raises fears of Maoism infiltrating Congress as they face a potential blue wave in November

#8 Post by highdesert » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:09 pm

Shows how geriatric they are in the WH, they're still fighting the Cold War. Capitalism and Xi-ism are in, Maoism is long gone. The Chinese Communist Party is an oligarchy, it appears to have little to do with socialism anymore and the military is still firmly in their pocket. Geriatric Republican voters will appreciate that report.
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#9 Post by Bisbee » Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:36 pm

If you remember that US politics is based off labels from overt propaganda after WWII, public relations rule #1 is never let a good label go to waste.
And "Socialism" is just too good on Americans to let go to waste.
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Re: White House report raises fears of Maoism infiltrating Congress as they face a potential blue wave in November

#10 Post by K9s » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:06 pm

Bisbee wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:36 pm
If you remember that US politics is based off labels from overt propaganda after WWII, public relations rule #1 is never let a good label go to waste.
And "Socialism" is just too good on Americans to let go to waste.
Time to remind people about the "Know Nothing" Party.

"The Know-Nothing Party, also known as the American Party, was a prominent United States political party during the late 1840s and the early 1850s. The American Party originated in 1849. Its members strongly opposed immigrants and followers of the Catholic Church."

"This party was based on nativistic beliefs and its members were native born male Protestants who were opposed to immigrants being able to vote or hold political office."
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