by Dr. Eowyn
You can’t make this stuff up.
On Saturday, August 3, 2019, about 1,500 members of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), the largest socialist organization in the United States, had their 2019 national convention in Atlanta, Georgia.
Here’s the live-stream video of the convention:
The socialist convention was an unintended farce, beginning with an outlining of the rules of the convention which included a prohibition on “aggressive scents”.
The speakers all addressed each other as “comrades.”
One of the first speakers is a self-identified “feminist” democratic socialist who describes herself as “compassionate,” then lauds her “comrades” across the country who recently raised $130,000 in a bowl-a-thon for “abortion access”. So much for “compassion”.
The murderous “compassionate feminist” was followed by a beta male delegate from Austin, Texas, in a red Bernie (Sanders) t-shirt, who began speaking by announcing “I use he/him pronouns,” then blabbered on about “working class power”. I seriously doubt Mr. Beta Male works in a factory. /Sarc
Beginning at the 54:00 mark in the live-stream video, the delegates sang “The Internationale” — the official anthem of the international socialist movement, calling on “workers” and the “servile masses” to rise from their “slumber”.
Then, a delicate-snowflake named James Jackson from Sacramento, CA, complained to the convention chair about getting “sensory overload” from too much “whispering and chatting” in the room.
Jackson said, ending every phrase and sentence in an up note, like a young girl:
“Guys, first of all, James Jackson from Sacramento, he/him [his preferred pronouns]. I just want to say, can we please keep the chatter to a minimum? I’m one of those people who’s very, very prone to sensory overload, and there’s a lot of whispering and chatting going on, it’s making it very difficult for me to focus.”
As Jackson was speaking, several delegates waved “jazz hands” in the air instead of applauding because jazz hands are considered less “triggering” to those sensitive to loud sounds like applause.
The Chair said to Jackson, “Thank you, comrade.”
Within seconds, another male delegate stumbled to the microphone and yelled: “Point of personal privilege! Point of personal privilege!”
“Yes?” the chair asked.
Objecting to James Jackson addressing the convention as “guys,” the delegate shouted: “Please do not use gendered language to address everyone!”
“OK,” the flustered Chair said.
FoxNews reports that later in the day, “sensory overload” Jackson repeated his complaint. He said:
“Quick point of privilege ONCE again! Hi, James Jackson, Sacramento DSA, he/him. I have ALREADY asked people to be mindful of the chatter of their comrades who are sensitive to sensory overload. And that goes DOUBLE for the heckling and the hissing. It is also triggering to my anxiety. Like, being comradely isn’t just for, like, keeping things civil or whatever. It’s so people aren’t going to get triggered, and so that it doesn’t affect their performance as a delegate.”
According to a new Fox News poll, 54% of U.S. voters thought the U.S. moving from capitalism toward socialism would be a “bad thing”, but 53% of Democratic primary voters said it would be a “good” development.