Monday, October 27, 2008

The Socialism and Liberation Party

Presidential Candidate: Gloria La Riva
Vice-Presidential Candidate: Eugene Puryear, or Eddie Murphy from the Nutty Professor
Party Founded: 2004
# of times the candidates have been to AK: a baker's dozen

A few words from the party's website...

"Capitalism—the system in which all wealth and power is held by a tiny group of billionaires and their state—is the source of the main problems confronting humanity today: imperialist war, poverty, exploitation, layoffs, unemployment, racism, sexism, lesbian/gay/bi/trans oppression, environmental destruction, mass imprisonment, unionbusting, and more.

We are fighting for socialism, a system where the wealth of society belongs to those who produce it, the working class, and is used in a planned and sustainable way for the benefit of all. In place of greed, domination and exploitation, we stand for solidarity, friendship and cooperation between all peoples."

"...the true cause of economic crisis—capitalism itself."

"Now, the United States is attempting to undermine the pro-socialist government of President Hugo Chávez in Venezuela. Venezuela and Cuba have formed an alliance that is attracting other progressive governments and popular movements in Latin America. This new alliance has the potential to end a century of U.S. domination and exploitation. "

Who wants the US to lose its dominance? Not this guy.

Candidate's age is and will be 54 when she assumes roll of benevolent dictator of the United States + Cuba. However, her VP candidate is only 22. This will be a problem if they want to play by the rules (VP must be 35...).

See Che here.


Andrew said...

I know there's still a few more to go but I think this ticket is now in the lead for me. I think Eddie Murphy would make for a hilarious VP.

Bryce said...

If people can't handle a woman OR a black guy, these two are dead in the water