Karen Bass said, ““I’m not a socialist. I’m not a communist. I’ve belonged to one party my entire life and that’s the Democratic Party, and I’m a Christian.”
Others argue with Bass and say she is a communist because she went to Cuba to work with the Cuban government when she was younger, she praised Castro, and she eulogized a known communist and called that person her friend.
Karen Bass said that because she has been a member or the Democrat party she is not a communist. As we know, being a member of the Democrat party in no way means you are not a Communist. Elanor Roosevelt, Barack Obama, Michele Obama, Valarie Jarrett, Eric Holder, and so many others have been members of the Democrat party and are still communists. That she is a Christian is a more valid argument since communists denounce the very existence of God and claim the state is their God. However, God also says though shalt not kill and the Democrat party and the Communist Party are both strong advocates of murder. The Democrats have stated one cannot be a member of their party if you do not support “choice” or the murder of an unborn child for any reason. Christianity also teaches that God deals with each of us on an individual basis and the Democrats and Communists advocate collectivism or we are all to be viewed as a part of a group and not individuals.
Bass cannot be declared she is a communist simply because she went to Cuba, praised Cuba, or eulogized a communist she called a friend. Other people have gone to Cuba to try to do good work, have said kind things about Castro, and even Ronald Reagan said nice things about Gorbachev.
I would suggest that we use to determine if Bass or anybody else is a communist is to understand if they advocate for communist ideals per Marx and Lenin. Marx and Lenin had as their main criteria t socialist ideas such as central planning, state ownership or control of property, steeply progressive income taxes as a means of sharing wealth, and welfare programs until the ideal of “from each according to their abilities to each according to their needs” was achieved.
The communist ideals were a classless society where all people conformed to the same ideology, the communist ideology. This would be achieved through a state-run indoctrination system where all children were taught the same values and not the values of the parents or the church. In order to achieve the classless society, the family unit would also have to be destroyed. This would be done by adopting and normalizing sexual immorality and perversions, making divorce amazingly simple, and promoting abortion or the murder of unborn children.
The communist society is by definition a society that denounces individuality or individualism and subjugates all to the dictates of the collective or a collectivist society. People are not treated as individuals but are grouped together based on attributes such as sex, race, nationality, sexual perversions, and other groupings that might be useful.
When you study what Karen Bass has supported throughout her lifetime, you can then come to the conclusion as to whether or not she is a communist.
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