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With the price of socialism ringing out in response to many of the new administration's policies.
We thought we'd ask someone who says he was a prisoner of socialism in his -- home.
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As a socialist expressive Brian I don't have to -- to just let it -- scripted to -- if you were born in and I says America threat.
Your parents both academics and both of them content revolutionaries socialists they thought the revolution was coming any day.
And they brought cue up that way the threat would like you have all kinds of video games not -- stuff.
Well you know -- -- -- -- a couple things going on one is is that we -- mama I grew up with my mother not my father -- and we didn't have much money but the idea was that well when the revolution comes will be able to have things like skateboards.
And video games and life will be very good at that point so there was did they believe that the revolution in America was imminent yes you any day now.
Pretty much any of that and I believe the -- Would you believe now I don't think it's human.
Definitive got a degree of socialism with this administration which specializes the car business -- which looks at the banks -- which very heavy and you know it's funny because I've been hearing that about Obama and it surprised me when I first heard it because that's not -- all my ideas socialism.
My idea of socialism is that the working class would rise up take power takeover the factories.
Take over the farms it would not be given to them by someone on high.
And I don't hear Obama doing out here and exhorting the masses to rise up that we doesn't get I think the necessary to -- yeah.
Are you a socialist to this day.
No I don't consider myself a socialist I left left of center -- -- I would be -- share share what you have to understand that fixed a huge leap for me.
I think my my father -- still in the Socialist Workers Party which would consider me to be probably right wing now even now you know I voted for Obama.
That was a major betrayal of the Socialist Workers Party did you ever confront mom or dad and say look I can go along with this revolutionary stuff.
No I didn't I mean I grew up in it and I believe that it's only been probably within the last.
Decade or so that I started to everything can question and my mother who was a member of the socialist workers party for twenty years.
Really -- that was about twenty years ago she resigned I think that had a big impact on me.
As I said to my father is still a members so.
It's still a big draw.
That do you think that America.
Looked to me look I'm an immigrant -- America seems to me to be an obvious capitalist society to meritocracy its capitalist -- it's very coal.
Do you perceive any likelihood.
That socialism would take root here well you know -- in -- as one of the things.
In my childhood was that what we needed was a major economic downturn.
And then the working class would realize that capitalism is not their friend and it's hopelessly flawed.
And without understanding without political awareness.
They would start to -- you know gain consciousness.
They would join the Socialist Workers Party and they will rise up do you moment that I evidently have any contact with them and others still -- just say -- yeah if you have any content with a -- they think that this current financial turmoil is is -- seed bed for.
I have had they think well I think my father probably does.
I think my father does -- and I'm sure if anything he's he has -- I told you so attitude look capitalism is not your friend if it had to make a choice.
Would you live in capitalists you know give unto death I'll play it which you live -- capitalist America traffic the United States of America all what you live -- said Cuba.
I would rather than the United States we're very effective at Atlanta and we thank you very much rough if you trade -- that very interesting stuff we appreciate it with a spectacular.
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