Democrat Congressman: calls capitalism ‘slavery,’ says Dems should follow ‘Squad,’ not Obama

Still think the Democrat party believes in the Constitution, freedom or capitalism?  If Pelosi is re-elected Speaker, it will be because AOL and the socialist wing of the Party allowed it.  What did they get to allow this emotionally deficient person to continue in “leadership?”

““For me, we have to ask ourselves, ‘Is this current system of capitalism working for the majority of American people?’” Bowman explained, adding that he does not believe the answer is yes.

“I believe our current system of capitalism is slavery by another name. We’ve moved from physical chattel enslavement and physical racial segregation to a plantation economic system,” he continued. “One that keeps the majority of Americans unemployed, or underemployed and struggling just to survive, while the power elite continues to concentrate wealth in the hands of a few, and allow large corporations to pretty much run the world as multinational corporations.”

The New York Democrat and future “Squad” member said his argument was only reinforced by the coronavirus pandemic, which has disproportionately impacted people of color.”

The Democrats are accepting slogans from the book “1984”.  In this case, freedom is slavery and economic progress is the cause of poverty and racism”.  Sick people—but they have a vote in Congress.

Jamaal Bowman calls capitalism ‘slavery,’ says Dems should follow ‘Squad,’ not Obama

By Emily Jacobs, NY Post,  12/22/20   

As he prepares to enter Congress in the new year, Rep.-elect Jamaal Bowman said in a new interview that he believes capitalism is “slavery by another name.”

Bowman (D-NY), who ousted longtime Rep. Eliot Engel in a bruising primary battle, made the remarks while speaking Monday to The Root, an African American-focused news organization.

The incoming congressman, whose future district includes parts of Yonkers and Scarsdale, began by making his case that the Democratic Party is ripe for a makeover.

“For me, we have to ask ourselves, ‘Is this current system of capitalism working for the majority of American people?’” Bowman explained, adding that he does not believe the answer is yes.

“I believe our current system of capitalism is slavery by another name. We’ve moved from physical chattel enslavement and physical racial segregation to a plantation economic system,” he continued. “One that keeps the majority of Americans unemployed, or underemployed and struggling just to survive, while the power elite continues to concentrate wealth in the hands of a few, and allow large corporations to pretty much run the world as multinational corporations.”

The New York Democrat and future “Squad” member said his argument was only reinforced by the coronavirus pandemic, which has disproportionately impacted people of color.

“The pandemic has revealed it. With almost 300,000 dead from the pandemic, disproportionately Black and brown, and Jeff Bezos is the first $200 billionaire. In the next six years, he might become the first trillionaire.

 “That’s slavery by another name. It’s a system that’s not working, so we need a new system.”

Press representatives for the congressman-elect could not immediately be reached for further clarification of his comments.

Bowman also acknowledged his criticisms of former President Barack Obama, who warned against sloganeering on issues like police reform by using phrases like “Defund the police.”

“I don’t think Obama is the standard we should be striving towards. I think the Squad is more of a standard we should be striving towards because I think the Squad is more responsive to what’s happening today in our streets,” Bowman told the outlet.

“I think Obama represents a certain demographic of the Democratic Party, but the Democratic Party is a big and diverse tent. I think the Squad and myself represent more of what’s happening right now in the party, on the ground, in the streets — particularly with parts of the community that we haven’t always engaged very well.”

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Comments

  1. Jamaal Bowman wears his Marxist Socialist badge well for everyone to see. Obviously he missed his economic classes in high school and college, if he attended, because then he would understand just how ridiculous his comments are. The many socialist experiments in other countries around the world that have failed must have escaped his education. It seems hard to understand this mind set, except it isn’t hard to understand, really. When you are power hungry, attention hungry, and listening to users who promise you the kingdom, you will turn your back on the truth and the people of America. What a sad loss of intelligence. The Squad could lend their time and thoughts to preserving our Republic and working within those perimeters to keep America the most free, most opportunity offering country ever to exist. But no, they are chasing egotistic rainbows and don’t care who or what they destroy in their chase. Very sad for America if we don’t wake up and stop voting these types of uneducated people into government offices.

  2. It’s going to be harder and harder to find anyone who wasn’t indoctrinated in school. These people believe all the lies they were taught and the media and everyone they are surrounded with reinforces their beliefs. Is it too late?

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