By Nathan Barton
Colorado’s “AOC” is now on the Denver City Council, having defeated a veteran (and socialist) Democrat councilman in a runoff election last week.
As reported by Westword, an “activist” community paper, this woman (Candi CdeBaca) has a platform that is purely Communist: strongly anti-capitalist and in favor of public ownership of resources, production, and – get this – labor.
She wants government to own people. Well, their labor. That is something called “involuntary servitude.” (Strangely enough, it is “constitutional” (US Constitution) as long as it is “for punishment of crime” (3th Amendment) That is, to the government, or with the government as the agent. However, the US Supreme Court has ruled that the 13th Amendment’s prohibition of involuntary servitude does not prohibit a state from requiring a person to fulfill duties that the person owes to the state. In other words, it is okay for government to enslave us.)
(Doubly strangely, Colorado just repealed that exclusion in the 2018 election. Apparently CdeBaca voted against that repeal, based on her platform. As part of the debate on that, Ari Armstrong (a local libertarian) wrote: ” in the legal sense does not mean anything that a government compels a person to do; it means treating a person in a meaningful sense like a slave.” Again, it is apparently okay for government to enslave us.)
(I don’t agree – what does “treating a person in a meaningful sense like a slave” MEAN? It is just the appearance of being a slave? Please.)
But now, this woman, supposedly a liberal, makes it very clear that she is in support of slavery and the rest of the International “Progressive” (Socialist) agenda we call Communism. And she wants it for the City and County of Denver, the State of Colorado, and the entire Fifty States. And enough people supported her to put her into the governing council of a city of 740,000 people.
It is sickening, but part of the trend of both Colorado and the nation in rejecting essential and moral human institutions. Things like a free market, liberty, responsibility, voluntary interaction, and the like. It goes along with the claimed poll data that 55% of women between 18 and 54 would prefer to live under socialism than capitalism.
No wonder why the secession movement in most of Colorado (which had originally been a “North Colorado” movement) is far from dead. Denver and its metro area (pushing 2 million, and including Boulder, Aurora, and other cities, is dominant in Colorado politics and economics. And they are increasingly bastions of national socialism, communism, transnational progressivism (Tranzi). As well as breeding sites for vicious racism such as that exemplified by La Raza. And (no surprise) with a vicious streak of the sort of nationalist socialist and fascist beliefs and behavior too often considered (wrongly) “right-wing.”
Colorado, especially the Front Range, are increasingly unlivable for anyone who wants to live free. This woman’s election serves as yet another warning.
But (as the headline hints), it is far from the first time that Communism has shown its colors in the American Heartland, including Colorado. The one I know the most about personally is the cluster of native-born ranchers and farmers in Northeastern Montana and Northwestern North Dakota who were Communists, from the 1940s at least to the 1980s (and maybe still). In Colorado itself, the various miners and other unions fighting against the robber barons and social and economic oppression back in the early 20th Century included (and often were controlled) by native and immigrant Socialists and Communists. It was government overreaction to them that led to such nastiness as the Ludlow Massacre in 1914.
Today, there are Communist Party USA “clubs” and “districts” in Colorado, New Mexico, and one which claims to include the Dakotas and Minnesota (base in Minnesota). But it is not necessary to be a “card-carrying” member of the Communist Party to be a Communist. I don’t know whether Candi is a card-carrying member or not. By her own words, she is more than just a socialist: and her platform is even more blatantly Communist than Bernie Sanders’ is.
It also shows that there is a serious problem with humans being squeezed together into massive communities, like rats in a cage.
Be prepared: it will get worse before it gets better.