Luis Gutiérrez, perhaps the most openly anti-American Congressman in the House
, is retiring. No one knows why
, and certainly the Main Stream Media, which has been giving him adoring coverage all day, won't do much to find out [Rep. Luis Gutierrez, immigrants' champion, won't seek re-election,
by Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News,
November 28, 2017]. If we ever do find out, it may be some time from now.
I've always had a certain admiration for Gutiérrez. He is, after all, a far-right, nationalistic, xenophobic, imperialist warrior for his country. Unfortunately for us, "his country" is not the United States. He can't be called a traitor because there's no evidence he's ever considered himself American.
The Democratic Socialists of America have already announced one of their candidates, Carlos Ramierz-Rosa
, will be a candidate for the seat. In an email sent by DSA, they proclaimed:
Now we just got breaking news that another DSA comrade is entering the race to represent Chicago and Illinois' 4th District in Congress: Carlos Ramirez-Rosa!..The ascendance of our movement for socialism is undeniable — and the fact that two fellow members are now running for Congress is something we should all celebrate.
As a former caseworker for Gutiérrez and a "Family Support Network Organizer" with the "Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights," Ramirez-Rosa
is not going to be a major change on policy [Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, Editorial Board Questionnaire, Chicago
Tribune]. But his candidacy will be an interesting test for the viability of openly socialist candidates in Congress.
Of course, his kind of "socialism
" has nothing to offer American workers, who are to be dispossessed, discriminated against, and have their wages destroyed by Third World mass immigration.