Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Sun, Sea and Socialism?

Photo by Carlos Blancas
Gabriel San Roman in the OC Weekly profiles the "Activists Trying to Start a Socialist Party Chapter in Orange County," including IVC student student Jordan Hoiberg (see above photo).

"It was an exciting time because Sanders was a self-proclaimed socialist," Hoiberg says. "That brought me back into politics. It was a way to get the conversation started." But then Sanders fell second to Hillary Clinton and later endorsed her candidacy, a disillusioning experience for the 23-year-old activist. Hoiberg, who started reading some Karl Marx while studying critical theory at an Irvine Valley College English class, looked at the Green Party, liked Jill Stein's Green New Deal, but ultimately decided to enlist in the Socialist Party USA a month before the presidential election with two of his friends.


Anonymous said...

"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money."-Margaret Thatcher.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone notice how the college email set-up changed suddenly????

Anonymous said...

Russian interference? Or Glen's?

Anonymous said...

More on Jordan here. He was at the demonstration protesting Tony Rackauckas yesterday and got hit by a car:


Anonymous said...

Yes the Outlook email was updated. The default is now REPLY ALL which I predict will cause problems. Already has.

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