November 07, 2018

(Caravan UPDATE) Socialist reporter: “The problem is there's not ENOUGH socialism”

David MenziesMission Specialist

Previously, I introduced you to Gloria La Riva, a San Francisco based socialist, and a reporter with Liberation News.

Like me, she is here in Mexico to cover the "caravan" of migrants determined to reach the U.S. border. But La Riva also believes, for example, that "the U.S. government is white supremacist," and that this caravan is somehow America's fault.

In Part 2 of our conversation, La Riva explains that the real solutions to the problems in Venezuela, and around the world, isn't less socialism, but more of it. She says she's been to Venezuela many times, and that it is “still a capitalist country."

(La Riva also told me she'd been to Iraq, where "a million people died" as a result of the U.S./Iraq war — a figure that's disputed…)

"The dream of the immigrants is to some day go home," she told me, citing her Mexican-born mother as an example. La Riva says her mother was a permanent resident of the U.S. for 50 years but "she never wanted to become a citizen, because she was too proud to be Mexican, and she always wanted to go home."

Before I had the chance to ask why she didn't, La Riva explained that these migrants weren't "illegals," and that "there is a great deal of racism involved" in Trump's immigration policies.

There's a lot more!

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commented 2018-11-07 20:49:34 -0500
The stupidity of these leftists is mind boggling.
commented 2018-11-07 19:25:24 -0500
She’s definitely a Fidel Castro devotee. Translated his book ‘Cuba at the Crossroads’.
Why doesn’t she help these people get to Cuba in that case?
commented 2018-11-07 19:19:42 -0500
Cannot handle hearing this woman for one minute more.
commented 2018-11-07 19:12:32 -0500
Bringing thousands of migrants in a place will increase the rents of everyone, dummie. It’s called supply and demand. But if you have money, you should never buy an apartment building, according to the same dummie. Otherwise, you are profiting on the backs of workers. Because you see, they are all workers, having 2,3 jobs, and they are also homeless. Go figure, they want to stay in Frisco. If people in North Korea are starving and working as slaves, hey it’s not enough socialism, every country have their own culture and stuff, you know. WTF!!!
commented 2018-11-07 14:24:52 -0500
I mean what else can you say anymore,these people are just plain blatantly stupid they are actually embarrassing themselves but are too dumb to realize it!!
commented 2018-11-07 13:01:13 -0500
Another champion of the Three Pillars of Leftiedom. SO if the US and capitalism is evil why are these people all heading there? Why not head for a socialist paradise? Because there isn’t one.
commented 2018-11-07 12:46:58 -0500
Not clueless Rick, they are simply that stupid, common sense is not that common.

There is a world of difference between educated and intelligence. Having a degree does not mean that the person is intelligent only that they were able to regurgitate what the professors wanted in effort to receive a passing grade.
commented 2018-11-07 11:46:43 -0500
It is hard to believe what appears to be an educated person can believe so strongly in socialism. It has failed every country and it’s concept can never work. Are people really this clueless?