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Democratic Socialists Push Members to Recruit Family During the Holidays
Empathy is what makes us human, but empathy without critical thinking makes us blind to the consequences of our good intentions.
December 31, 2022 | New York Post
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Brooklyn Councilman Ari Kagan, who grew up in Belarus under Soviet Union rule, said he was flabbergasted after seeing the DSA campaign and questioned whether those pushing it really know about the hardships that come with living in a socialist society.
“Yes we have a lot of problems in America, but socialism isn’t the answer. I am a refugee from a socialist country. I remember standing in line for shoes for hours. Who are they trying to fool?” he said.
“Holidays are about wishing people health and happiness. Not something like this.”
Michael Rectenwald, a “wokeism” critic and retired liberal arts professor at New York University, said it’s “ironic” that the DSA’s holiday membership drive relied on “capitalist advertising techniques” – including tapping into social media — “to sell socialist ideology.”
He also ripped the DSA for recommending its members not use the word “socialism” while soliciting new members, alleging they’re shrewdly using this tactic “because of the failures of socialism worldwide and the disasters that have precipitated.”
Below are the the dozen posts which make up the “Socialist Recruiting Guide” which was posted on Christmas Eve. The original thread can be read here.
I must admit, there is a lot in this guide that I agree with.
Not with any of their repressive Marxist Socialist ideology of course, but in their approach to having a productive conversation.
Here are a few tactics from their ‘guide’ which I not only agree with, but urge you to employ as well:
Do not argue.
Find common ground & build from there
“Show them the ways we’re fighting for the world right now” - [through knowledge and individual merit]
We must motivate each other
While a Socialist’s conversation relies on disdain and sheer emotions, share your point of view by way of logic and shared values.
Below are just two of the many replies criticizing socialism.
Keep in mind, Socialism in Delaware is on the rise, and made significant gains this last election.