Comments from someone who is an Occupier, progressive, labor leader, and communist
This guy’s tone of voice and calm demeanor make him sound like he could be a trusted teacher, friend, or relative. I think if I knew him in real life, we could be friends, and enjoy each other’s company. He certainly seems well intentioned.
And yet, the political ideology that he supports is one which has murdered over 100 million innocent civilians. It is a system that is so horrible that the people who live under it are prohibited, by penalty of being shot on site, from emigrating out of their country. It is a system of pain, suffering, famine, and death.
How could someone who seems as decent as this person, support a system that is so evil?
Here is the text of his speech that I am most concerned with. It is followed by a video of him saying these words:
“Progressive labor is a revolutionary communist organization. Its objective is to make revolution in the United States, overthrow the capitalist system, and build communism.”
“We are trying to learn something from the historical revolutions of the past: the Russian revolutions, the Chinese revolution, the revolutions in Cuba and Eastern Europe. What can we learn from them so we can build a more successful movement to transform capitalist society? … An organization has to be built which can bring down capitalism.”
– Mike Golash, former president, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689, the 3rd largest local union in North America, Occupy D.C. meeting, August 19, 2012
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