Socialist America: The Future of America



you know I actually have respect for our next guest because he's one of the few in America that just doesn't mince words he is a socialist and I I respect that much more than other people pretending that they're not Frank Llewellyn director of the Democratic socialists of America how are you sir all right good to meet you fine I feel you like me already well I like you as an individual would you like an M&M no thank you I'll sure I'm already too large no no I look at me I'll share them and you know why because I choose to share them not because somebody tells me to share them well that's you know that's right that's right right as long as you have the ownership of those but is that the deal with socialism I don't have ownership with of my M&Ms or my land or or my business well socialist generally believed that democracy needs to be extended into more spheres of society and especially the economy and so you know we look to build institutions that will do that cooperative institutions unions we look to restructure power relationships so that we don't have the same miss managers with the same misplaced priorities but destroying the economy is they've recently done right do you think the Fed and the government have done a good job no no you know see we're building bridges here in a capitalist socialist building bridges they stink on ice now I've read this is your bad there's a copy of your magazine yes it is and I just noticed here that there's there's some good reading in here but there's also here's the United Steel Workers Union and add their full-page ad this is the the nurses union ad and this is the administrative employees add another union the union's like socialism some people in the union movement are you know like socialism some people don't well I mean they're spending money I print a magazine I don't have any Union money coming into my magazine I'm sure you have other people that support your magazines we're very happy that we have labor support and we would like to have more labor support than we do but we'll take an ad from you too right no I don't think I would I mean unless somebody will force me oh by Anna you know that's that's one way to think about how to democratize the support for publications is if you have ads drawn by lotteries then they go to so every publications that would be you know there's been some talk of that in some places that's not other words so anyway so in other words I would just it'd be my turn to advertise in your magazine yeah that would be fantastic so what do you think of the the bailout bill not enough I'm guessing the the bill that was kinda like yeah we think that's a down payment it's not large enough in our judgment to have as much of as an impact as it should I mean we have a huge economy this the the package represents only a couple of percentage points of the economy had stretched over a year and a half in terms of its spending so in my judgment you know a package of more like a trillion dollars a year would every year you know it would be it's not necessary to get it get the money because I know you don't believe in profits well well that's what taxation is for if you if you grow the economy and have a fair system of taxation then you'll be able to repay the money you know one thing that the that was shown in the Clinton administration is they were able to pay down a huge portion of the national debt we were on the road to actually having that whole debt paid down until the Bush administration isn't it what part of the and they didn't even have a they didn't even have a a fair tax I know you know what's really amazing about that they also slash the bats not out of welfare isn't that weird they they did you know change the support systems for yeah well yes they did so we might have we might have also been spent a lot less we would have been less socialist during the Clinton administration than we are today under Obama I wouldn't describe the Clinton administration as Oh socialists as yeah come on we're socialists like look Frank I'm but you know America America is blessed with having the two most capitalist powers for political parties in the world the idea you got to be kidding me oh yeah we had a really good they're both socialists listen here's the thing here's the thing really I will share them they are mine I purchased them and I'll share them I'm sure willingly that's all right you got one though here's here's the thing I the only debate that I think we need to have in America is this road to socialism will you agree we're on the road to socialism and actually I would hope that that were the case but if you if you talk about what's being proposed generally no no they're not they're not socialist programs they're they're programs that are they're stimulative they're Keynesian economic programs but they're not they're not socialist they don't change power relationship it's thing that didn't the Union the union card check they tried to push through that those are not Union current the the employee Free Choice Act will strengthen unions in the United States about it that's a good thing good thing because it will improve the the size of the middle class right and that's something that we that we support but it is it is not inherently socialist to things it's a it's used in other countries you know this isn't socialist countries all right listen right okay here's the thing Canada's a socialist country yeah their policies are socialist universal health care socialized medicine it's got socialized in it I mean well most countries in the world have that maybe they have been animals administered by parties of the left and party I'm gonna do it I'm gonna do it and we're very much for that and we hope we can have that here okay here's the thing Frank all I want and this is the reason why I brought Frank on today is all I want is if we're going to be a socialist nation we should have this debate we shouldn't be hiding behind the Democrats or the Republicans or anything else if we want to be a socialist nation has anybody asked you in the Newsweek magazine prints and the the big title we're all socialists now well nobody's asked me I don't want to be a socialist if America decides to be socialist then Americans should decide to be socialist but that's not what we're doing we're not having a conversation I haven't seen actual socialists on television talking about how great socialism is no and most of the people who are writing about socialism don't know anything about it either you know the discussion that emerged in the campaign was you know very surreal it didn't it wasn't based on facts it was more like name-calling I mean if you want to be honest and you want to take who of the four people running for national office was actually the most socialistic it was Sarah Palin because she administered a state that says that the oil revenues are collectively owned and she used her position as governor to force the oil companies to pay them pay the state more money which they then redistributed to the people now I have a feeling that that's what Chavez does in Venezuela that people like you criticize them for you know so you know that would at least be a more serious discussion right then what the kind of discussion that's appeared in magazines and whatever okay people want to learn about socialism they should go to our website okay which is w WDS a USA org there you go and more and more more and more students more and more college students more and more people that are young or signing right up to be a Marxist and a socialist everyone should be aware of what that means thank you very much for not all markets or socialists are not my that's fantastic and I led the red tide president




Comments
  1. God, I hope so. Socialism is ownership of your own production. Socialists are for centralized or decentralized democracy. Not into force. It's the only way to use A.I.. Artificial Intelligence is coming. We need to use, so it feels all our needs, and socialism is safer for all workers.

  2. We are a Democrat -Socialist Country control by a corrupt government. That is why it doesn't work and it crashed 1929 and 2008 Capitalism is a very corrupt system of governing. We.need to rid of these corrupt politicains

  3. This is lunatic psychopath what is he name , Glenn Beck! He is a mentally sick person. This Jerk lives in another planet.Capitalisn is very evil it steal from the average citizens and give to the Rich. Glenn Beck we are are a Democrat Socialist country. Glenn Beck is a total idiot and very stupid person.

  4. Any "socialist" who has anything good to say about Bill Clinton is not a real socialist. And we already have socialism in America–Social Security and Medicare.

  5. Its Because of Sarah Palin she helped Create Jobs and she sign a bill for that Pipeline fair and Square and she did not have to do it by Taxing people crap out of people, and those thank her because they had Jobs and Obama was trying to come against it. That's what the Union does to people that have Jobs in the Free Market it becomes a demanded and controlled by the government not the people. And the people end up without Jobs.

  6. what really bothers me is that fox news does not allow commenting
    it would be a simple job to write some code so that individuals could filter out key words
    and fox news and google dam well know, they are practicing censorship and brainwashing techniques

  7. This capitalist system is going to crash and socialism will be there waiting,we dont have to do a thing or convince anyone,their empty.wallets and growling stomachs will do all of the convincing.

  8. I was raised Social Democratic and I was even a (minor) party member when I was very young. They are very nice for poor and weak people. But they inhibit achievement and personal responsibility. They teach people to become dependent from the state and discourage people to go their own way, to seek higher education, to start companies, to create jobs and innovations.
    Today I am a convinced conservative, because I know that socialism ruins countries and economies.
    Why is America the leading super-power in the world? Why were so many innovations and achievements created by Americans? Certainly not because Americans are smarter then Europeans in general. But Americans were smart enough to never let socialist ideas ruin and poison their country and economy.

  9. Arise, ye prisoners of starvation!
    Arise, ye wretched of the earth!
    For justice thunders condemnation:
    A better world's in birth!
    No more tradition's chains shall bind us;
    Arise, ye slaves, no more in thrall!
    The earth shall rise on new foundations:
    We have been nought, we shall be all!
      'Tis the final conflict;
      Let each stand in his place.
      The International working class
      Shall be the human race!
      'Tis the final conflict;
      Let each stand in his place.
      The International working class
      Shall be the human race!
    We want no condescending saviors
    To rule us from a judgment hall;
    We workers ask not for their favors;
    Let us consult for all.
    To make the thief disgorge his booty
    To free the spirit from its cell,
    We must ourselves decide our duty,
    We must decide, and do it well.
      'Tis the final conflict;
      Let each stand in his place.
      The International working class
      Shall be the human race!
      'Tis the final conflict;
      Let each stand in his place.
      The International working class
      Shall be the human race!
    Toilers from shops and fields united,
    The union we of all who work:
    The earth belongs to us, the workers,
    No room here for the shirk.
    How many on our flesh have fattened!
    But if the noisome birds of prey
    Shall vanish from the sky some morning,
    The blessed sunlight still will stay.
      'Tis the final conflict;
      Let each stand in his place.
      The International working class
      Shall be the human race!
      'Tis the final conflict;
      Let each stand in his place.
      The International working class
      Shall be the human race!

  10. Glenn Beck is a class A jackass.
    Not only is he RUDE, he has no idea what socialism is. Socialism is what the Soviet Union had. The United States has NOTHING even remotely resembling that.

  11. Who is this turd trying to be clever, Glen Beck? Never even heard of him. He thinks Socialism is sharing M&M's and that we socialist don't make a profit? What a totally brainwashed idiot he is. And they talk about Chinese and Russian brainwashing?
    Try telling us Europeans that we're Stalinist after we fought the bloodiest war in history against National Socialism and we certainly don't subscribe to Stalinist thinking. He should visit Britain, France or Norway where M&M's are virtually a god given birthright and never taken by force. I can't even begin to show how disgusted I am with this lizard.

  12. There is a difference between public funding and socialism. as long as there is private ownership it is not socialism. that doesnt mean either of them are good. 

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