Join us, Friday, 29 Jan. 2016 at 9 pm Eastern Standard Time on Carson’s Corner with the Election Boycott Advocates. This week Bob Carson and Chris Driscoll will take a look at two important aspects of the current presidential election: what is this Democratic Socialism people are talking about, and what is the true power of the presidency?
FDR was a Democratic Socialist, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders assures us and a robot army of Sanders enthusiasts echo the claim. Democratic Socialism isn’t worker ownership and management of the means of production, as Marx, Engels, Lenin, Mao and Castro assured us, it's a nice comfortable social services state with a capitalist economy and imperialist foreign policy, Bernie tells us. But where’s the the truth? What is real socialism? And why is it crucial we get it right?
What’s the real power of the presidency? Is Obama a puppet, a mere figurehead, or the most powerful dictator on the planet? More and more these days we see the claim that the American president is controlled by others or even that a “deep state”, a “state within a state”, makes all the crucial decisions. And were--and how--does the capitalist class fit in this scheme of authority?
Bob and Chris will ferret out the truth from the lies, the mythology from the reality on these two topical issues.