Democratic Socialists of America Leaders Endorse Communism in Tweets

July 6, 2018 Last Updated: July 6, 2018

A number of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) leaders have publicly endorsed communism, an ideology that, according to some estimates, is responsible for the unnatural deaths of 100 million people during the 20th century.

The DSA got a major boost when one of its endorsed candidates, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, beat out longtime Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley last Tuesday in New York’s 14th Congressional District. Ocasio-Cortez has become the latest darling of the mainstream media, with some saying she represents the “new face” of the Democratic Party.

In her own words, Ocasio-Cortez, a former waitress, said that being a democratic socialist is “part of what I am.” After her victory, the DSA saw a spike in its membership, surpassing 40,000 members two days after she won, The Hill reported.

According to Far Left Watch, the DSA “previously made headlines when leadership from their Iowa State campus chapter encouraged people to shoot president Trump and when leadership from their University of Georgia Chapter called for the execution of house GOP members.”

The group collected tweets from proclaimed DSA leaders, who said they endorse communism.

“As a DSA chapter co-chair I just wanna set the record straight for a minute: communism is good,” wrote Olivia Katbi Smith, who is a DSA co-chair in Portland, Oregon.

Another person who helps chair the Charlottesville DSA tweeted: “As a dsa chapter co-chair, i would like to cosign this pro-communist statement (sic).”

“As a DSA branch co-chair, I would like to sign onto this with a small amendment: Communism is very good,” wrote @ThatNJSocialist, who is a co-chair in Hudson County.

Added another from Seattle: “As a DSA chapter co-chair as well, I extremely second this.”

According to the DSA’s website, it’s not a political party, but is “the largest socialist organization in the United States.” It adds: “As we are unlikely to see an immediate end to capitalism tomorrow, DSA fights for reforms today that will weaken the power of corporations and increase the power of working people.”

As the Epoch Times has previously highlighted in its The Dead End of Communism series, “Communism has been tried for more than 100 years by hundreds of millions of people, and the results are always the same: Its fruits are death, destruction, and despair.”


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Communism has caused the deaths of more than 100 million people over the last century through famine, political killings, and genocide.