By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times
Colorado is suffering under socialism. This once proudly Republican Western state is getting bluer and bluer.
Not only does the state have a far-left governor in Jared Polis, but bona fide Marxists and communists are winning public office in the Denver area and competing statewide.
Denver has a small Communist Party USA club and some Maoist presence in the form of Liberation Road and the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, and even a small section of the pro-North Korea Party for Socialism and Liberation. But the real mover and shaker on the Mile-High left is the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).
Despite its “moderate”-sounding name, the DSA is a bona fide communist organization that advocates for the abolition of all prisons, borders, and, through its Green New Deal, all significant private business and the U.S. military.
Colorado has had a tiny DSA presence in Boulder and Denver since the 1980s, but since the “Bernie revolution” in 2016 and the election of President Donald Trump, the small “c” communists have massively increased their number, activity, and influence.
Today, the DSA has a major local in Denver (about 300 members), a smaller branch in Boulder, plus active units in Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, and La Plata County (Durango).