Socialist Elected to Seattle City Council, Like, a Real One
Sure there's a Lenin statue in Fremont and Bernie Sanders is a Socialist Democrat, but that's a lot different than voting for an actual, red-flag waving Socialist. But Seattle did just that this month.
I figured it was an off-shoot of the $15 minimum wage campaign, but no, Kshama Sawant fashions herself leading a socialist revolution.
In her inauguration speech she began, "Sisters and Brothers, Socialism is rising."
She went on to outline her plans to fight for a "millionaire's tax, force every employer to give each worker 12 weeks of paid parental leave, and institute rent control and build public housing owned by the city.
My grandparents would never have believed it, but there you have it!