Capitalism's woes cheered at World Social Forum

Capitalism's woes cheered at World Social Forum
By ALAN CLENDENNING, Associated Press Writer Alan Clendenning, Associated Press Writer
Tue Jan 26, 1:28 am ET

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil – Leftists are pouring into town to rail against freewheeling capitalism during the World Social Forum, gleefully cheering the humbling of bankers and business titans by the global economic meltdown.

At the opening of the five-day event, some 25,000 activists paraded exuberantly through Porto Alegre on Monday, serenaded by the pounding of drums and salsa blared from sound trucks as they waved communist flags and shouted slogans against corporate greed.

The 10-year-old conference is the left's counter to the World Economic Forum at Davos, a Swiss ski resort where presidents, corporate leaders and others gather annually to discuss international issues. It is also being held this week.

Gustavo de Biase, a 22-year-old Brazilian wearing a shirt proclaiming "Socialism is Liberty," said the world's leftists are convinced they can get presidents from the U.S. to Brazil to embrace policies "of respect and equality aimed at lifting the poor out of misery."

"We want to distribute the riches to people," he said. "We're fighting for a more equal society and we're saying 'Down with hunger' and 'Down with war.'"

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How brainwashed does one have to be to spout an orwellian proclaimation:

"Socialism is liberty"?!?!

Remember that when American socialists/progressive/liberals try and convince you...

Regulation is "security"

Free speech is "dangerous"

Capitalism is "evil"

Protection of the unborn is "terrorism"

Terrorism is a "crime" and not an "act of war"

Patriotism is "jingoistic"

Vigilance is "paranoia"

Truth is "racism"

Racism is "Affirmative action" or "diversification"

Charactor is "meaningless"

Style is "substance"

Obama is a "populist"


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'Greeted like a rock star in Porto Alegre in 2003 just after becoming Brazil's first working-class president, Silva was booed in 2005 by some who felt he turned into too much of a pro-business centrist once in office


Cherrypicking is the "big picture"

Thanks...forgot that one...

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Well, all I can say is it's lonely at the top.

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