By Tyler Durden
Last month, the National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre issued a critical warning to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC): socialists are on the verge of taking over this country.
LaPierre’s comment was in response to the recent surge in membership of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), the largest socialist organization in the United States, with some 32,000 members as of 2017.
“The joins today were 3x that of an average day,” Lawrence Dreyfuss, DSA program associate told The Daily Beast.
The oddity behind LaPierre drawing attention to DSA demonstrates how conservative pro-gun groups are possibly fueling a new trend in socialist movements across the United States.
LaPierre’s organization is more than 156 times larger than the DSA, but his concerns today signal that socialist movements in the United States could be entering the boom phase.
“On college campuses, The Communist Manifesto is one of the most frequently assigned texts. Karl Marx is the most assigned economist,” LaPierre said.
“And there are now over 100 chapters of Young Democratic Socialists of America at many universities, and students are even earning academic credit for promoting socialist causes,” he added.
One-third of millennials view socialism favorably:
Michelle Fisher, National Co-Chair, of YDSA said …read more