The native Left is hoping it looks something like this:
Seattle City Councilmember-elect Kshama Sawant [a socialist from India] told Boeing machinists her idea of a radical option, should their jobs be moved out of state.A deal that would guarantee that doesn’t happen for eight years was rejected because the union would have had to make pension concessions. It isn’t only state governments that could face bankruptcy if gold-plated pensions aren’t brought under control. But unions don’t make concessions, no matter how reasonable — not in the Age of Hope & Change.
“The workers should take over the factories, and shut down Boeing’s profit-making machine,” Sawant announced to a cheering crowd of union supporters in Seattle’s Westlake Park Monday night.Mobs taking over factories sounds like something that could only have happened in the dark days of the Russian Revolution. Actually, it happened in Detroit during the Depression. A sympathetic FDR refused to send in the National Guard so that the “profit-making machine” could get back to producing cars. Obama used means only superficially less thuggish to help the UAW seize control of Chrysler, illegally stiffing secured creditors.
Consider that phrase — profit-making machine. To a moonbat like Sawant, it is an invective.
They don’t believe anything should be able to function efficiently enough to generate a profit.
They don’t believe anyone should enjoy the wealth profits create. They don’t believe in the freedom we have when we are able to create wealth through our own efforts.
What they do believe in is power. The dimmer among them may believe in some of the wacky rhetoric they use to dupe idiots into letting them have it. For example, here’s what Sawant plans to do with Boeing’s property after the means of production have been seized:
“We can re-tool the machines to produce mass transit like buses, instead of destructive, you know, war machines,” she told KIRO 7.Democracy means that if the majority of the population becomes sufficiently debased to vote for people like Sawant, then people like Sawant will rule us.