I wish to thank Lisa Sorg for her comprehensive and sytlistic approach to introducing a minor party presidential candidate to the general public in North Carolina.
On the whole, I found her summary to be reflective of our discussion and she conveyed complex ideas in simple understandable language.
However, there were several areas where her style may have cut short or misinterpreted my explanation. Or, if I said them as presented, then I will admit to being wrong.
I thought I had said some members of our party don't believe in the electoral process to achieve a radical systemic economic change, but see the electoral effort mostly as a means for gaining party membership. That opinion is definitely` not party policy. If I did say that, I was mistaken, since the Socialist Party has a rich heritage of participating in the electoral process for most of the last 111 years, and even gaining close to one million votes on several ocassions in the early 1900's thru our first presidential candidate, Eugene V. Debs. In fact, we are on eight state ballots in the union, and as a write-in candidate, we hope, to total 15 or more for the November, 2008 election.
My second concern is similar, that some members believe converting capitalism to socialism can only be achieved through workplace violence, but that is definity not our party's policy nor the opinion of most members. I believe transitional change will happen through the natural failure of capitalism, for an example, as we are witnessing, in part, with the American and global economy on the verge of total collapse these past several weeks.
Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
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