Democratic Socialists of America Grows Like a Slow Tumor
By: Trevor Loudon
The US’s largest Marxist organization, Democratic Socialists of America continues to grow like a cancerous tumor on the American body politic.
DSA has just finished a complete count of their membership in order to apportion the number of delegates to their National Convention in November. The numbers show a 10% increase in membership since the apportionment for their 2009 convention and a 60% increase since the 2003 convention.
The 10% increase is particularly satisfying since the increase from the 2007 convention to the 2009 convention was just 1.5%. The latest numbers confirm our judgment that we are continuing the major membership jump that we experienced between 2003 and 2007. The number of members in local DSA groups also increased significantly from 39% to 47.5%. The membership count for July 2011 is 6478 as opposed to 5890 in July of 2009.
We attribute our continued growth to the fact that most poor, working and middle class people have experienced stagnant incomes in the last decade and income inequality has grown. In response to the recession DSA members have engaged in much more activism in recent years; DSA, and the socialist idea, have also enjoyed increased visibility because of the continuous right-wing attacks on us as well as the false attacks describing President Obama as a socialist.
For a rundown on President Obama’s extensive ties to DSA go here.
While just under 6,500 may not seem a huge number in a country of over 300 million, it is important to remember that DSA is not a normal political party, but more of a political ‘mafia’ or secret society. It exerts its influence, not under its own name, but by infiltrating and manipulating other organizations.
DSA has hundreds of members and supporters in key academic and media positions. It has influence in Hollywood and the churches.
DSA dominates the AFL-CIO and America’s two most powerful unions AFSCME and SEIU. It controls, or influences dozens of mass organizations from Jobs with Justice, Coalition of Labor Union Women, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, National Jobs For All Coalition and the Apollo Alliance to the Gray Panthers.
DSA has thousands of members in the Democratic Party, virtually running the party in states like Michigan and Massachusetts.
DSA helped establish the now more than 80 strong Congressional Progressive Caucus.
It has dozens of members or allies currently serving in Congress and the Senate – including John Conyers, Jerry Nadler, Bob Filner, Jan Schakowsky, Danny Davis, John Lewis, Eleanor Holmes Norton and Bernie Sanders.
Many cancer sufferers don’t even realize they have a tumor until its too late.
Americans need to wake up to the fact that DSA is working hard to destroy your country from within.
It will succeed, unless America’s ‘immune system’ starts to kick in very quickly.