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Last week I put together a tweet storm regarding the emergence of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. See here:

Here’s my talking w/ @glennbeck:…

Here’s my talking w/Philadelphia’s @ChrisStigall:

The following is all new information gathered w/the help of Frank Solomon @fbsolo1 who also blogs at I, Juror

This is a bit long- context matters- & explains how/why the Democratic Party was SELECTED & continues to be pulled to the socialist left.

Here we go:

Last week we began trying to “follow the money” heading to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Through the FEC, we found over $600,000 moving from Justice Democrats to Brand New Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ sponsor platform.…

Here’s a link to her receipts. Much of her donations are coming via the Democratic bundling organization Actblue.…

Here’s a link to her disbursements.

What was interesting was Ocasio-Cortez’s payroll. She’s paying someone named Frank Llewellyn more than everyone else.…

Who is Frank Llewellyn? He’s the former head of the Democratic Socialists of America.

Here he is on C-Span 20 years ago…

Here are the C-Span highlights:

-Single payer health care
-Income inequality
-Fed jobs bank
-Massive public works programs
-Ban high exec salaries
-Jack up taxes
-“Living Wage” not “Min wage”

(Sounds like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to me)

-Socialistic economic systems can be monarchies, they can also be democratic. (Thus the term “Democratic Socialism”)
-There’s no fundamental difference between Dem Soc & Bernie Sanders
-He refers ppl to the DSAUSA.ORG website (we did)

-Maybe most importantly, his hero is Michael Harrington

Frank Llewellyn is the bridge between Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Michael Harrington.

Who is Michael Harrington?

Michael Harrington (1928-1989) was a true Socialist and served as the “architect” of the Democratic Socialists of America. He’s their Jonathan Gruber.

We watched just about EVERY Michael Harrington video out there. Here are some highlights:


-Liberals will be tomorrow’s allies but liberalism is not enough. Must go beyond the welfare state, must go beyond the US and the world markets.


Debating a strapping young William F. Buckley, Jr.
-9:00 min mark: Refers to people in the inner cities as “nobel savages”
-16:20 mark: At what point would he be satisfied with free enterprise, even if it wiped out poverty? “At no point…”

-Local Democratic leaders are so corrupt, Nationalism is an instrument of freedom.
-He loves the Tennessee Valley Authority, a publicly democratically owned corporation (now $25B in debt). Later he hates it.
-Poverty programs are designed to make the poor independent.


Diff between Liberals & Socialists: 33:20 min mark-
Liberalism seeks reforms without fundamental transformation. Socialist can emerge from liberalism if it seeks fundamental transformation.

(Sounds very Obama-ish)

-So long as private corporate power, with profit max calculus, can dominate the economy, political power will have to defer to the corporations. President will have to win the corporations. Socialists have to attack systemic, corporate power.


At some point, the dominant economic decisions have to be democratized. Change the fundamental rules of power. Ultimate necessity is a radical necessity.


" . . . One is talking about changing human motivation. One is talking about changing the way people relate to one another - not just an economic plan." Not a technique but how people interact That’s gonna take time.


"...I believe that in any transition to socialism -I wrote an article about this {garbled}- in any transition to socialism, in the first phase, you will have to have inequality of incomes. You will have to have income based in part on performance"

50 min Refers to his good friend Marx

-Necessities of life are free.
-Ppl are not denied of what they need bc necessities will be publicly paid for, distributed not based on money but need. That ideal is relevant to nat'l healthcare...put healthcare on a human needs basis.

Explaining why the Socialist target the youth:

Explaining why they simply cannot take over industries. There'd be nobody to run them.



Why the Democratic Socialists selected the Dem Party to infiltrate instead of starting a new political party. We are seeing the results of this right now.

Predicting a debt crisis leading to an opportunity for the Democrats to put forth a massive program- if they're prepared.

He's predicting the trigger point for Obamacare.

Michael Harrington led to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez…

Harrington set forth the takeover of the Democratic Party from within & planted seeds in the youth not just to advocate but to lead the new Democratic Party. This is why today we are seeing the Democratic Party being pushed further and further left.

What's the goal?

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