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Two Democratic Socialists of America Marxists Win Montana State House Primaries

Submitted by on June 7, 2018 – 8:05 pm EST

Two Democratic Socialists of America Marxists have won state representative Democratic primaries in Billings, Montana by posing as Democrats. Do Democrats in Montana realize that Marxists posing as Democrats just won the Democratic primaries?

From Helena, Montana, DSA’s Facebook page:

So proud of these two DSA members who dared to run, and won! These were hard elections to win, but when we fight, we win! On to November to change the debate in Montana’s legislature!

Congratulations to Billings DSA endorsed candidates Jade Bahr for HD 50 and Amelia Marquez for HD 52 for winning by wide margins in their primaries tonight! When we fight, we win! 🌹

Billings, Montana Chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America congratulate Marxist candidates who won primaries.

Jade Bahr is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne Nation and works with disabled adults in Billings. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Inequalities and Social Justice from the University of Montana in Missoula.

Amelia Marquez is Vice-chairperson at Yellowstone County Democrats and lives in Billings. She Studied for a B.A. in Mass Communication at Montana State University, Billings.

The Montana Republican Party needs to take this Marxist duo seriously.

Bahr and Marquez will have backing from dozens of DSA comrades in Billings, Bozeman, Helena, Missoula and Kalispell. They will also have 37,000 comrades across the country rooting for them. That’s potentially a lot of money, phone banking and “Get Out The Vote” for a couple of obscure State House races in Montana.

DSA just won four primary races in Pennsylvania, two of them against well established moderate Democrat incumbents.

Bahr and Marquez need to be exposed as Marxists in Democrat clothing.

If anyone tries to tell you that Democratic Socialists of America is not a Marxist/communist organization, check out this recent video from Los Angeles DSA.

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  • Marshall Mayer says:

    Be afraid, very afraid!!

  • Thomas says:

    What are you afraid of? Scared that businesses may be held accountable for the evils that they do to humans? Afraid that someone may afford to feed their family? Enough with the demonizing of those who want fairness. Take some time to reflect on the reality of the state of capitalism. Did you benefit from public schools, libraries, or roads? Be careful what you answer – someone may call you a socialist.

    • Dan says:

      “Fairness”?

      Exactly where is it fair that you can take what I have just because I have more than you? Because that is what socialism boils down to.

      It was tried in our country:

      The Great Thanksgiving Hoax
      by Richard J. Marbury

      Each year at this time school children all over America are taught the official Thanksgiving story, and newspapers, radio, TV, and magazines devote vast amounts of time and space to it. It is all very colorful and fascinating.

      It is also very deceiving. This official story is nothing like what really happened. It is a fairy tale, a whitewashed and sanitized collection of half-truths which divert attention away from Thanksgiving’s real meaning.

      The official story has the pilgrims boarding the Mayflower, coming to America and establishing the Plymouth colony in the winter of 1620-21. The first winter is hard, and half the colonists die. But the survivors are hard working and tenacious, and they learn farming techniques from the Indians. The harvest of 1621 is bountiful. The Pilgrims hold a celebration, and give thanks to God. They are grateful for the wonderful new abundant land He has given to them.

      The official story then has the Pilgrims living more or less happily ever after, each year repeating the first Thanksgiving. Other early colonies also have hard times at first, but they soon prosper and adopt the annual tradition of giving thanks for this prosperous new land called America.

      The problem with this official story is that the harvest of 1621 was not bountiful, nor were the colonists hardworking or tenacious. 1621 was a famine year and many of the colonists were lazy thieves.

      In his ‘History Plantation,’ the governor of the colony, William Bradford reported that the colonists went hungry for years, because they refused to work in the fields. They preferred instead to steal food. He says the colony was riddled with “corruption,” and with “confusion and discontent.” The crops were small because “much was stolen both by night and day, before it became scarce eatable.”

      In the harvest feasts of 1621 and 1622, “all had their hungry bellies filled,” but only briefly. The prevailing condition during those years was not the abundance the official story claims, it was famine and death. The first “Thanksgiving” was not so much a celebration as it was the last meal of condemned men.

      But in subsequent years something changed. The harvest of 1623 was different. Suddenly, “instead of famine now God gave them plenty,” Bradford wrote, “and the face of things was changed, though the rejoicing of the hearts of many, for which they blessed God.” Thereafter, he wrote, “any general want or famine hath not been amongst them since to this day.” In fact, in 1624, so much food was produced that the colonists were able to begin exporting corn.

      What happened?

      After the poor harvest of 1622, writes Bradford, “they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop.” They began to question their form of economic organization.

      This had required that “all profits & benefits that are got by trade, working, fishing, or any other means” were to be placed in the common stock of the colony, and that, “all such persons as are of this colony, are to have their meat, drink, apparel, and all provisions out of the common stock.” A person was to put into the common stock all he could, and take out only what he needed.

      This “from each according to his ability, to each according to his need” was an early form of socialism, and it is why the Pilgrims were starving. Bradford writes that “young men that are most able and fit for labor and service” complained about being forced to “spend their time and strength to work for other men’s wives and children.” Also, “the strong, or man of parts, had no more in division of victuals and clothes, than he that was weak.” So the young and strong refused to work and the total amount of food produced was never adequate.

      To rectify this situation, in 1623 Bradford abolished socialism. He gave each household a parcel of land and told them they could keep what they produced, or trade it away as they saw fit. In other words, he replaced socialism with a free market, and that was the end of famines.

      Many early groups of colonists set up socialist states, all with the same terrible results. At Jamestown, established in 1607, out of every shipload of settlers that arrived, less than half would survive their first twelve months in America. Most of the work was being done by only one-fifth of the men, the other four-fifths choosing to be parasites. In the winter of 1609-10, called “The Starving Time,” the population fell from five-hundred to sixty.

      The Jamestown colony was converted to a free market, and the results were every bit as dramatic as those at Plymouth. In 1614, Colony Secretary Ralph Hamor wrote that after the switch there was “plenty of food, which every man by his own industry may easily and doth procure.” He said that when the socialist system had prevailed, “we reaped not so much corn from the labors of thirty men as three men have done for themselves now.”

      Before these free markets were established, the colonists had nothing for which to be thankful. They were in the same situation as Ethiopians are today, and for the same reasons. But after free markets were established, the resulting abundance was so dramatic that the annual Thanksgiving celebrations became common throughout the colonies, and in 1863, Thanksgiving became a national holiday.

      Thus the real reason for Thanksgiving, deleted from the official story, is: Socialism does not work; the one and only source of abundance is free markets, and we thank God we live in a country where we can have them.

      From “Evaluating Books, What Would Thomas Jefferson Think About This,” by Richard J. Marbury. This is a series of “Uncle Eric” books from Bluestocking Press; excellent for the young ones. Article was originally printed in THE FREE MARKET, November 1985 issue, published by the Ludwig von Mises Institute.

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