Capitalism has lifted more people out of poverty worldwide than any other system that has ever been tried in history.
This is a simple, indisputable fact.
But don’t tell that to Jamaal Bowman, a new member of Congress in New York who considers himself the newest member of The Squad.
He recently claimed that capitalism is a form of slavery.
This kind of stupidity should be disqualifying for public office.
FOX News reports:
New ‘Squad’ member Jamaal Bowman calls American capitalism ‘slavery by another name’
Congressman-elect Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., said in an interview published Monday that he believes the U.S.’ current system of capitalism is a form of slavery.
“I believe our current system of capitalism is slavery by another name,” said Bowman, a new member of the progressive “Squad.”
He told The Root that “[w]e’ve moved from physical chattel enslavement and physical racial segregation to a plantation economic system. One that keeps the majority of Americans unemployed, or underemployed and struggling just to survive, while the power elite continues to concentrate wealth in the hands of a few, and allow large corporations to pretty much run the world as multinational corporations.”
“The pandemic has revealed it. With almost 300,000 dead from the pandemic, disproportionately Black and brown, and Jeff Bezos is the first $200 billionaire. In the next six years, he might become the first trillionaire. That’s slavery by another name. It’s a system that’s not working, so we need a new system.”
And guess what… this idiot with no understanding of history is going to serve on the House Education Committee.
After 20 years dedicated to educating children, I am honored to serve on the United States House Committee on Education and Labor.
We are taking the fight for early childhood education, children, college students, and workers to a national level.
You have a champion in me.
— Jamaal Bowman (@JamaalBowmanNY) December 19, 2020
This ideology of socialism and social justice is a poison in our politics.
It will not help anyone but the people who are pushing it.