The national organization website announces “Democratic Socialists of America strongly supports Senator Sanders as the strongest candidate for President of the United States.”
However, according to an article in the Metro-DC DSA’s Washington Socialist, “Members Discuss Prospects, Pitfalls in Supporting Sanders Campaign,” DSAers have been explicitly ordered to hide their support for Sanders, in order to deceive the voting public.
DSA national director Maria Svart, in her guidance to locals, said “Our political goal is to generate support for Bernie through visibility and momentum, and do what we can to influence his campaign to have better perspective and platform around institutional racism. Our organizational goal is to GROW DSA so that after the election, we are significantly stronger and can continue fighting for democratic socialism.”
Svart noted that there are a fair number of things that locals can do, including creating forums or other events with titles like: “What is Democratic Socialism and Why Does Bernie Support It?” Other moves include contacting other independent organizations that might be interested in the campaign, including “People for Bernie,” a group led by Occupy veterans.
But, she emphasized, “We are running an UNCOORDINATED campaign. This means we are not communicating with the Bernie Sanders official campaign. If individual DSAers show up to a Bernie campaign event in a DSA T-shirt, that’s OK, but not coordinating with the campaign in any way.”
In particular, the organization will not, for the present, do any official fundraisers. In a May 24th update in response to questions from locals around the country, Svart emphasized “No one should organize a fundraiser as DSA. You should not have DSA literature. You should not introduce yourself as a DSAer if you give remarks. You should not use a DSA list to invite people.”
Isn’t Sanders’ campaign all about openness and transparency?
Maria Svart and her Marxist comrades are clearly intent on scamming the American voters into supporting THEIR candidate… But the voters MUST NOT KNOW who is backing their comrade Bernie Sanders.
Communists lie as a matter of course. DSA is trying to lie by omission by hiding their support for Sanders.
Sanders is lying by hiding his 30 year alliance with America’s largest Marxist organization.