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New Denver Councilwoman Loves Her Some Communism: “I believe in community ownership of land, labor, resources, and distribution of those resources”

New Denver Councilwoman Loves Her Some Communism: “I believe in community ownership of land, labor, resources, and distribution of those resources”

Already being hailed as the new AOC and a possible candidate for Denver mayor

Newly-elected Denver city councilwoman Candi CdeBaca (D-CO) is making waves with her comments about our being in “late phase capitalism” and her strong belief in the “community ownership of land, labor, resources, and distribution of those resources.”  She’s so fervent in her belief that she goes on to say “I’m excited to usher it in by any means necessary.”

Ordinarily, we might not take much notice of a fringe lefty’s socialist rantings from a newly-won city council seat, but we’ve been tracking the left’s thirst for lunging ever more leftward in the person of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  It’s also note-worthy that no one on the left finds it the least bit ludicrous that South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg is being seriously considered in his much-ballyhooed run for the 2020 Democrat presidential nomination.

On the bright side, “Mayor Pete” has been mayor since the days of yore, way back in 2012, while two years ago AOC was working as a bartender.  Indeed, so predictable is the left’s quick embrace of “progressive” stars that community organizer CdeBaca is already being touted as a possible candidate for Denver mayor.

She’s the subject of some serious fan-girling over at CityLab.

. . . . A fifth-generation Denver native with a no-bullshit political style, CdeBaca has drawn comparisons from right-wing media and leftist groups alike to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the congresswoman from New York City.

“Bet you never saw that coming,” she told me on the phone earlier this week.

The comparison makes sense: Like AOC, CdeBaca is a Democratic Socialist and Latina, two identity labels that made both of their victories historic. (A third for CdeBaca: She’s queer.) But her political aptitude and potential were never lost on me—they’re hard to miss.

To her credit, CdeBaca is very outspoken about her extremist views (at least to this point in her newly-minted political career).

The Daily Wire reports:

CdeBaca, who won in an upset runoff election earlier this month, said in late March during a candidate forum for City Council District 9:

I don’t believe our current economic system actually works. Um, capitalism by design is extractive and in order to generate profit in a capitalist system, something has to be exploited, that’s land, labor or resources.

And I think that we’re in late phase capitalism and we know it doesn’t work and we have to move into something new. And I believe in community ownership of land, labor, resources, and distribution of those resources.

And so, whatever that morphs into I think is what will serve community the best and I’m excited to usher it in by any means necessary. [Emphasis in original]


This isn’t a slip of the tongue, she means it.

Here’s an excerpt from the Jacobin article she’s so enthusiastic about:

A new documentary titled Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution excels at discussing these first two images. It’s less adept at covering the third: an organization built on socialist principles and ideology.

The Black Panthers’ “Ten Point Program,” put forth in 1967, outlined the party’s basic precepts for a wide audience. Economic progressivism, long an important part of the twentieth-century African-American freedom struggle, pervades the document.

Point two, for example, advocates full employment for African Americans, and the following point demands “an end to the robbery by the capitalists of our black and oppressed communities.” Erasing this element of the Black Panther Party’s history — or even downplaying it — distorts the reality of not just the Panthers but the black freedom movements of the period and the US left more broadly.

CdeBaca is proud of her community organizer roots, as well. She tweets:

Here’s the post to which she links:

Agitate, educate, and organize.  Sound familiar?


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Every democrat is a communist. There are very few exceptions. Very few.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Barry. | June 18, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Remember when they say Community they mean Communism.

      What they really mean is, “I want to be part of the governing 10% that lords over the rest of you, and murders any one of you at my whim.”

      When they say communism (communal ownership), they mean socialism (government ownership), and as someone else pointed out, the rule by the 10%. NONE of them believes in or seriously advocates “community rule” i.e. democracy. The USSR was a “worker’s paradise” for the ruling class. The other 90% did all the work.

        alaskabob in reply to txvet2. | June 18, 2019 at 9:55 pm

        More like 2% were in the Communist Party. The Party even cut down on the number in the Party so it became more elite.

        When I was in Leningrad, I stayed at the the Hotel Leningrad a posh hotel with Finnish trappings. It was reserved for high Parry members only. There is always the “1%”…. which was The Dictatorship of the Proletariat as defined by Marx and then by the real dictators in Lenin and Stalin.

        It’s not a meritocracy at all. I still have trouble grasping how people can wish for this and in its cruel moments, applaud it.

        PersonofInterests in reply to txvet2. | June 19, 2019 at 11:02 am

        “The goal of socialism is communism.” – Vladimir Lenin

        The kinship between the two are so strong that only a dime’s worth of misery is not inherent from both.

        Venezuela is the “Socialist Example” and Cuba the “Communist Example” and BOTH are repressive and currently having trouble feeding their people.

        Both confiscated the guns of their citizens to make getting out from under their jailer’s heel, near impossible without a Military Coup of the kind General Pinochet of Chile conducted to dump Chile’s Communist, Dr. Salvador Allende.

          I’m sorry, but that’s not accurate. Lenin’s quote is an accurate description of Marx’s theory, but you don’t understand what he meant (and I don’t for a second think that he meant what he said – that was pablum for the masses). Marx’s vision was that after the “dictatorship of the proletariat” was achieved, i.e. the control of the means of production was handed over to the workers, that the government would no longer have a role and would effectively cease to exist. That’s about as far as you can get from a totalitarian state.

    chocopot in reply to Barry. | June 19, 2019 at 8:14 am

    I have long been stating that, over the last half century or so, the Democrat Party has morphed into The New Communist Party of the USA.

“I’m excited to usher it in by any means necessary.”

This is not a socialist, “democratic” or otherwise. This is an outright communist.

capitalism by design is extractive and in order to generate profit in a capitalist system, something has to be exploited, that’s land, labor or resources.

Even more specifically, those are Marxist-type noises.

    pfg in reply to tom_swift. | June 18, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    “and her strong belief in the ‘community ownership of land, labor, resources, and distribution of those resources.’ She’s so fervent in her belief that she goes on to say ‘I’m excited to usher it in by any means necessary.’”

    I know some geography. For example, I know that Denver is a long, long way from Plymouth, Massachusetts where a very important lesson in community ownership of assets lead to disastrous results.

    “Once the new system of property rights was in place [1623], the women now went willingly into the field, and took their little ones with them to set corn; which before would allege weakness and inability. Once the Pilgrims in the Plymouth Plantation abandoned their communal economic system and adopted one with greater individual property rights, they never again faced the starvation and food shortages of the first three years [1620-1622].”

so they cut the legs out from under capitalism and then says it doesn’t work.
has anyone pointed out to this councilwoman that she is in violation of the constitution?

Article 4, Section 4.

The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of the legislature, or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence.

Communism is by it’s very definition, NOT a republican form of government.

    Milhouse in reply to PapaGuns. | June 18, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    Sure it is. So long as there are regular elections for a legislature and a governor, it’s a republican form of government. What the elected legislature and governor choose to do during their terms doesn’t change that.

      alaskabob in reply to Milhouse. | June 18, 2019 at 9:59 pm

      It functionally creates a dual government with the legislature and governors subservient to the Party. The final arbiter is the Party.

        Milhouse in reply to alaskabob. | June 19, 2019 at 1:51 am

        (a) Every party does that to some extent, and there’s nothing inherent in communism to enhance it.
        (b) More importantly, that does not affect the republican form of government at all.

          alaskabob in reply to Milhouse. | June 19, 2019 at 8:14 pm

          Elections under communist governments is a plebiscite. Up or down vote on the Party’s selected choices. Read the Constitution of the USSR… RBG would approve as would many if not all for major portions… but it didn’t matter… it is what the Party wanted that counts.

          There is the theoretical and then there is the real world outcome. The Dictatorship of the Proletariat is not a republican form of government.

      Barry in reply to Milhouse. | June 19, 2019 at 11:53 am

      “So long as there are…”

      Since there never are, it’s pointless to speculate about a communist economic system with a democracy/republic form of representation. Doesn’t happen, never will.

Voice_of_Reason | June 18, 2019 at 3:14 pm

America tried “communal ownership” at Jamestown, where many starved to death until on 1608 the new governor Capt John Smith proclaimed “…he that will not work shall not eat…” and abolished communism.

The same experiment was tried at Plymouth in 1620, with half the settlement dying of starvation until they abandoned communism.

they want a civil war, so they can stage a coup and overthrow the Constitution.

which explains why the big push for gun control and weapon seizures.

time to buy some more ammo.

    Edward in reply to redc1c4. | June 18, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Ammo seems like a good investment. If it is ever needed (in the extreme), it won’t be readily available and worth it’s weight in gold (or close to it – at the least double or triple the weight in .999 silver). In those times a great barter item and self defense necessity. And if it is never needed for that eventuality, it can always be used for sport (hunting, target shooting, etc.).

      alaskabob in reply to Edward. | June 18, 2019 at 5:19 pm

      This is why new push is to limit access to ammo. One has freedom of the press, but will need background check to get paper and ink. Strict interpretation of the Constitution is strictly THEIR own interpretation.

      TrickyRicky in reply to Edward. | June 19, 2019 at 10:21 am

      That is why one should emulate one of our federal bureaus in being prepared for massive social unrest. Have plenty of alcohol, tobacco and firearms stashed. The first two for barter purposes, and the latter to preserve ownership of the former.

and I’ll try to stop it by any means necessary.
remember this. always protect the second amendment as it protects and solidifies all other amendments.

Sound like a great way to get a WHOLE LOT of people killed.

Antifundamentalist | June 18, 2019 at 3:40 pm

Community ownership of Labor is community ownership of the laborers. How do people not understand that these people are advocating slavery? We’ve all read Animal Farm, we know how this goes.

    Excellent point – Candice CdeBacca is clearly in favor of slavery with the government (HER government) as the slaveowner.

    Is that patronymic pronounced – Seedybacca?

      alaskabob in reply to Edward. | June 18, 2019 at 6:19 pm

      I saw old women hand scrubbing the stairs of the Metro in Moscow back in 1971. That is full employment under Marxism.

      Watching “Chernobyl” on HBO brought back so many memories of the USSR. All these proponents of communism now have no idea … which is why they embrace it. “Utopia” can only exist under the thumb of an all powerful state forcing you to believe it is utopia.

    I wondered about that, too. Would government run by people like her put something aside for the reparations when the owned labor inevitably revolt for their freedom?

Idiots, her and her wifey

Yeah thinking if she actually had anything she ever worked for she would not be talking this BS
She’s actually not working now, the tax payers are paying for this $hit

The new definition of slavery: “Community ownership of…labor…”

Government, just another name for things we do to each other.

There is a persistent progression from left to center and back to left again. Communism, socialism, fascism, etc. are minority regimes. Capitalism is an economic system of retained earnings and democratic (“market”) determination of distribution.

This woman is clearly damaged goods, inside and out.

Community ownership … with me in charge, of course.

“…by any means necessary.”

All you Kulaks best keep a sharp eye out.

This is just words. Look at her expensive clothes and jewelry. I want to see her house and car too. Is she sharing her wealth? I’ll bet we can make some deductions about her constituents as well.

inspectorudy | June 18, 2019 at 4:54 pm

“I’m excited to usher it in by any means necessary.”

Isn’t that what Castro, Mao and Stalin said?

    alaskabob in reply to inspectorudy. | June 18, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    When you visit the Winter Palace in Petrograd… oops…Leningrad… oops… St. Petersburg one can see the bullet holes in the meeting room where the Bolsheviks stormed the leaders of the Duma . That’s how Communists “vote”.

YosemiteSam | June 18, 2019 at 5:31 pm

How did this person get elected? Is Denver completely out of touch with reality?

    zennyfan in reply to YosemiteSam. | June 18, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Pretty much, yes. Too many Californians moved in!

      rdmdawg in reply to zennyfan. | June 18, 2019 at 6:59 pm

      We seriously need a wall around California to keep those lunatics contained.

        Valerie in reply to rdmdawg. | June 19, 2019 at 10:45 am

        Locals say the lunatics moved into California, ruined it, and are driving people out. I dunno, except that there is some sort of deep connection with Maryland, the land of Good Gummint.

        There are a lot of well-educated, reasonably wealthy people here who are True Believers in every bit of slander flushing out of the Washington Post and the New York Times.

        And then, there are the small business owners quietly talking amongst themselves about the way the legislature ignores their votes and the results of their propositions.

          PersonofInterests in reply to Valerie. | June 19, 2019 at 11:55 am

          I am very familiar with Maryland having lived there for decades. Maryland is the example of what happens when your property adjoins that of an insane aslyum like Washington, “District of Corruption”: Eventually, you are annexed. Ditto Northern Virginia and moving South.

          Most of the wealth in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties of Maryland are the result of Federal Government bureaucrats with their big compensation packages. And the Government attracts highly educated people to put into motion the means to rob the rest of us of our hard earned money. The area is Recession Proof because Big Government, thanks to “Baseline Budgeting” NEVER GETS REDUCED. And as the several Government Shutdowns demonstrated, there are hundreds of thousands of “Nonessential Employees” feeding at the Public Trough such that their disappearance was not even noticed. I’d say that 50% of the headcount in the Federal Government could be eliminated and we’d still not miss them.

      TrickyRicky in reply to zennyfan. | June 19, 2019 at 10:51 am

      Exactly true, and the real shame is that they are voting for what they have fled. That, and they metastasize like a stage 4 cancer.

Blaise MacLean | June 18, 2019 at 6:53 pm

So she is in favour of “… community ownership of…labor, and distribution of those resources…”

How is that not slavery?

Why does noone call her, and those of her ilk, out?

Terence G. Gain | June 18, 2019 at 7:11 pm

It’s distressing that anyone this ignorant could be elected to public office. The United States, with 4.4% of the world’s population, has the world’s largest economy and is the biggest exporter of food.

Communism was tried by Russia for 70 years. It failed. It has also failed, miserably, in Venezuela, a country with the largest proven oil reserves.

Millions of people aren’t invading the United States currently because it has a failed economy. Quite the opposite.

She’s got borderline personality issues

I bet she’s a real bytch

The Friendly Grizzly | June 18, 2019 at 8:58 pm

This woman and her kind need something done. If I describe what I’m thinking, my comment will be deleted. But, I stand by the idea.

Her kind are not to be humored, discounted, or scoffed at. They must be taken out.

People in government positions only believe in socialism and communism when they are in a position of power and believe they will be able to control or influence the distribution of “community wealth”. They howl the loudest when the government takes THEIR accumulate wealth and gives it to others, while not giving them what they consider their due.

Massinsanity | June 18, 2019 at 9:41 pm

32? she looks 45.

5th generation in Denver and nothing to show for it. Most immigrant families would have prospered after 5 generations but she still lives in the same house as great grandma in a sh*&hole neighborhood in Denver and has accomplished noting with her life like the previous 4 generations. Obviously, this must be someone else’s fault so we need communism to fix her failures.

At War With HOA | June 18, 2019 at 10:59 pm

Looks like a man in drag.

caseoftheblues | June 19, 2019 at 6:56 am

Milhouse you need to review your types of government because communism is not a Republic…NOT. Your grasp and understanding is shallow at best.

    Milhouse in reply to caseoftheblues. | June 19, 2019 at 11:31 am

    BS. If you think there is any contradiction between communism and a republican form of government you obviously have no idea what either one of those terms means.

      Barry in reply to Milhouse. | June 19, 2019 at 11:57 am

      I can name a communist government. I can name a republican government.

      You name yours. Just one, anywhere.

      Oh, my.

TheAbidingDude | June 19, 2019 at 8:12 am

We’re going to need MOAR HELICOPTERS!

Reminds me of Rep.Eric Swallowswell Commiecrat of Commiefornia,I will Nuke any Americans who refuse to give up their arms and accept Communism,of course for the common good.

“Any means necessary” are the words of sociopaths, the unethical, and dictators.

This is not new for the Democrat Party. What is new is the mask is coming off.

I still don’t get it. What, in the name of all that is holy, has happened to what I used to call “my Democrats?”

I voted straight party ticket in three states, until I landed in Maryland. I saw my representative, Shane Pendergrass, receive testimony from the consultant for the voting machine evaluation that the system they had was better than the touch-screen system she wanted (for 900M). She went ahead, and got rid of an auditable system with paper ballots, on-site scanners, and a 30-minute turnaround time, which had survived a recent audit. She blamed Florida’s hanging chads for a situation that did not exist in Maryland.

The Democrat Party looks like Al-Qaeda in Iraq in 2007: somebody smart has left the Party, and the remnants are a clown car driving toward a horror show.

    PersonofInterests in reply to Valerie. | June 19, 2019 at 11:28 am

    The Democrat Party of old has been totally infiltrated and polluted with Extreme Leftists of the Socialist and Communist Persuasions. Not even Jack Kennedy, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and other moderates of the 60s-80s would be welcome and as you may see, even the Clintons have fallen out of step and are pariahs. This is part of the Barack Obola legacy.

    In view of the 24 Democrat Presidential Candidate, note that given the early polls, Joe Biden is leading as he appears as the closest to the old style Democrat of yore and the least radical, though like all the others, he’s got no plan or ideas to improve on our shining economy, stopping the illegal alien invasion, and fighting for jobs here in America by bringing back manufacturing from China.

    Any Democrat who votes for a Democrat no matter who they ultimately nominate, are little different than the Useful Idiots who elected Socialist Hugo Chavez and who are now fighting to stay alive by eating from the back of garbage trucks.

PersonofInterests | June 19, 2019 at 11:09 am

There are more than a few examples of the success of our K-20 Indoctrination Centers than this twit, Candi CdeBaca and her commie twin, Alexandria Occasional-Cortex. And the one glaring fact is that THEY ARE ALL DEMTARDS. What Republican is on record as a being a socialist or a communist, thought we should wonder given their support for some of the garabage that comes out of our Congress lead by people like Mitch McCommunist and Keven McBoehner.

A vote for a Demtard is a vote for Socialism and Communism. See how simple that was?

That is a whole bunch of nutty right there.

PersonofInterests | June 19, 2019 at 11:41 am

“And I believe in community ownership of land, labor, resources, and distribution of those resources.” Candi CdeBaca

This is how it starts: Seemingly intelligent people like this twit and like Alexandria Occasional Cortex sell the Communist/Socialist Utopia to naive and gullibe Useful Idiots who won’t take the time to refer to history to find ONE SINGLE EXAMPLE WHERE IT HAS EVER WORKED TO THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE WHO GAVE INTO THEIR EMPTY PROMISES. Where is the one example?


I lived the nightmare this twit embraces in Chile when Communist Dr. Salvadore Allende got elected. Thankfully, a military coup took him out.



At War With HOA | June 19, 2019 at 12:12 pm

‘Her’ (‘she’ looks like a man in drag) fakebook post says it all, the grammar says it all. LOW IQ.

Johnny Rebellion | June 19, 2019 at 12:25 pm

Soap box, ballot box, ammo box, wooden box.

When she says “by any means necessary”, don’t we have the right to assume she means just that, at the point of a gun? Wouldn’t she support psykhushkas, gulags, and killing fields?

    Barry in reply to Recce1. | June 19, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    Of course she would. The ends justify the means.

      TX-rifraph in reply to Barry. | June 20, 2019 at 8:50 am

      “The ends justify the means.” has been a key rationalization used by psychopathic dictators to justify the extreme evils they find “necessary.”

scorpiodogfox | June 19, 2019 at 6:25 pm

I fully concur about the glaringly-low IQ and abject historical ignorance. But isn’t that the case with almost all these Millennial so-called Democratic Socialists? They know not for what they are even clamoring, which is truly terrifying. Unless my generation (the small but relatively-bright Gen X) wakes up from our nihilism and apathy, we are truly f***ed.

    Recce1 in reply to scorpiodogfox. | June 19, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Sadly, many of them have decent or even high IQs. But we must remember that high IQ and wisdom aren’t one and the same. Nor does a sheepskin prove competence.

When did Jodi Arias get out of jail???