The Democratic Socialists of America released the first draft of its political platform for 2021 that includes an end to US nationalism and calls for any efforts to keep China’s communist influence at bay, among many other unrealistic demands.
The DSA, which is largely supported by progressive Democrats and includes members like Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, demands statehood for Washington DC, the passage of HB1, public funding for state legislature and statewide positions, packing the Supreme Court, and voting rights for illegal aliens.
Beyond condemning the Senate and the Electoral College as “undemocratic,” the DSA calls for the promotion of socialism as a “political system that empowers the working class majority to govern society in our best interests.”
Crucially, the DSA’s 2021 platform calls for the United states to “end nationalistic posturing towards China, including the current trade war and any future aggressive economic, diplomatic, or military action” thus allowing the influence of the Chinese Communist Party to progress unimpeded.
It also calls for the normalization of relations with rogue states like Cuba, Iran, and Venezuela and “other countries targeted for resisting US imperialism and exercising self determination over their resources” in the short term.
In the medium term, the political organization calls for open borders, citizenship and voting rights to everyone who lives in the United States (including illegal immigrants), forgiveness of all foreign debt, withdrawal from free trade agreements, nuclear disarmament, and the abolition of publicly-funded journalistic organizations like Voice of America. The DSA also demands the United States provide reparations to Iraq, Vietnam, and Cambodia for its military involvement.
The group demands that the United States stop supporting South Korea, which it claims hinders “directly” reunification between North Korea and its democratic neighbor.
For its long-term goals, the DSA calls for an end to all deportations, abolition of all federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies. It also calls for the abolition of NATO, the World Trade Organization, and the International Monetary Fund, and ultimately stand in solidarity with socialist dictatorships like Venezuela, Cuba, and Bolivia.
The DSA demands that the US close all its military bases on foreign soil and disband the standing army and for resources to be redirected into the Green New Deal and for “direct support for colonized and oppressed people, including Palestine and Rojava.”