John Nichols – Speech on the History of American Socialism

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John Nichols

An interesting speech by open socialist and The Nation journalist John Nichols, to Greater Detroit Democratic Socialists of America, just after the 2012 election.

Barack Obama gets a lot of attention and praise, while denying (as DSA always does, as a matter of course) that he is a socialist.

Socialists A. Philip Randolph, Michael Harrington and Victor Reuther get credit for the birth of the US civil rights movement and the successes of their protege Martin Luther King, Jr.

Congressman John Conyers is also in the audience.

Nichols also correctly exposes the Marxist influences in the early Republican Party – something that has unfortunately never been completely eradicated.

Very worthwhile viewing for those who want to understand the hidden and pervasive influence of socialists in US politics.


  1. Bloodless Coup says


    2 Billion Rounds of Ammunition is being STOCK PILED by Our Government. It has been SECRETLY puchased with OUR TAX DOLLARS, without our knowledge or consent. Because We The People, are the ones paying for that Ammunition, that Ammunition belongs to US.

    We need to demand that the US Government now place that Ammunition under the direct control of the US Tax Payers, since we are the ones who were forced to purchase that Ammo without our knowledge or consent, and since our Government CLEARLY CANNOT BE TRUSTED.

    Perhaps we should start a petition demanding that the RIGHTFUL OWNERS OF THE AMMUNITION (the American People) have access to that Ammunition and control over it, since that AMMUNITION RIGHTFULLY BELONGS TO US.

  2. Hey Bloodless Coup,

    The ammo is all but gone and no new ammo will become available. It has all dried up along with any reloading materials… When the current stockpiles are gone then there will be no more! If you didn’t stock up then you are SOL my friend. We loaded up in the ninety’s with truckloads when they made their first move against the peoples liberty teeth. These tyrants think by drying up the ammo supplies they will sow it all up in a nice cute little bundle and make us helpless in the face of superior firepower. We have news for them… THEY SHALL REAP THE WHIRLWIND!!!
    “molon labe” King Leonidas of Sparta

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