Barack Obama gave the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Dolores Huerta, an honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America. During the ceremony today President Obama admitted he stole her slogan “Yes we can!” for his 2008 campaign.
President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday to Dolores Huerta, an 82-year-old labor activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers union.
Huerta is also an honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America.
DSA describes itself as “the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International.”
Huerta has claimed, “Republicans hate Latinos,” and has spoken fondly of Hugo Chavez’s despotic regime in Venezuela.
OBAMA’S PLAN FOR THE MIDDLE-CLASS
Most people know what communism is at its most basic level. Simply put, communism is the idea that everyone in a given society receives equal shares of the benefits derived from labor. Communism is designed to allow the poor to rise up and attain financial and social status equal to that of the middle-class landowners. In order for everyone to achieve equality, we
alth is redistributed so that the members of the upper class are brought down to the same financial and social level as the middle class. Communism also requires that all means of production be controlled by the state. In other words, no one can own his or her own business or produce his or her own goods because the state owns everything.
According to the philosopher Frederick Engels’ “Principles of Communism,” the plan for ultimate financial and social equality is built on the principle that the system should spread around the world until all countries are on board . This central goal has caused capitalist nations to keep their guards up, fearing that communist economic practices might spread to their countries.
Who are communists, and why do non-communist cultures consider them radical? Does communism work in practice? Next, we’ll take a look at the father of communism.
HowStuffWorks “How Communism Works”
Communism is a type of government that relies on collectivization of labor and good to equal out the classes. Learn about the workings of communism.
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