Socialists Issue Corona Demands
Save Southern Heritage FL News: Socialists Issue Corona Demands
As part of our efforts to protect our Southern War memorials, we discovered that one of the members of the ‘take ‘em down’ coalition is the Democrat Socialists. We saw them in Gainesville Bradenton, Tampa and Jacksonville, and suspect they are active in other locales as well demanding removal of American history. Bernie Sanders, for example, of the two Democrat candidates was the most vocal about the issue.
So, when Corona virus hit, it was interesting to see their response. In a recent online posting we saw a list of Socialist Democrat ‘demands’. We are posting them here verbatim
Tax big business for the immediate emergency funding needed for the scale of this crisis
Freeze all rent and mortgage payments or we will launch a rent strike! No evictions! No foreclosures!
Immediate cash assistance to replace ALL lost wages
Bring banks and big corporations who demand bailouts or attempt major unnecessary layoffs into democratic public ownership. All corporations who call for bailouts or announce layoffs must open the books and disclose financial information, like CEO pay, to the public
Free mass testing, free treatment & Medicare for All!
Reopen and safely staff all closed hospitals and build emergency clinics, especially in rural areas
Committees of workers and scientists in essential industries – including healthcare, transportation, logistics, grocery – should be given democratic powers over the response to the crisis
Protective equipment such as masks, sanitizers, and gloves must be guaranteed to all workers
End the racist mass incarceration system & immediately release all immigrants from detention centers
We need a socialist alternative to the bankrupt system of capitalism
This same post discusses the chagrin of Socialist Democrats with mainstream Democrat party, that isn’t ‘sociialist’ enough, and that discusses some ‘leaders’ in the Socialist Democrat party that have succeeded exploiting Coronoa to advance the socialist agenda. Again, verbatim: Trump and the Democratic Party establishment’s response to Coronavirus has been a disaster. Working class people, especially healthcare workers, teachers, transit workers, grocery, and service sector workers don’t have the resources and supplies to stay safe. Meanwhile, 30 million Americans don’t have health insurance, and many more face catastrophically high copays and deductibles if they seek treatment. Even with an impending recession, which could affect health coverage for millions of workers facing layoffs, Trump resists any structural change to the healthcare industry, and Joe Biden has pledged to veto any form of Medicare for All if elected president. In Seattle, Socialist Alternative City Councilmember Kshama Sawant rapidly built a grassroots coalition to win a ban on evictions, becoming the first city in the country to do so. In addition, she is organizing to #TaxAmazon to immediately fund an adequate Coronavirus response, and when the current crisis is contained to build high quality social housing. Councilmember Sawant achieved this because she ran as an independent socialist who is accountable to working people’s needs, not the Democratic Party leadership, which is tied by a million threads to corporations and big pharma. Join us for this important discussion on why a SOCIALIST response is needed to fight the Coronavirus.
NOTE: Save Southern Heritage Florida isn’t taking an official position on any of these demands, just sharing information on one of the groups that has actively worked to eliminate southern history and heritage in Florida.