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Bertha Lewis: “First of all let me just say any group that says ‘I’m young, I’m Democratic and I’m a Socialist is all right with me”

*applause*

“You know that’s no light thing to do to actually say ‘I’m a Socialist.’ As you guys know right now we are living in a time, um, which is going to dwarf the McCarthy era. It is going to dwarf, um the internment(?) during WWII.

We are right now in a time that is going to dwarf the era of Jim Crowe and segregation. They are coming and they are coming after you and they are going to be brutal and ?inaudible?

They have already shown it to you. Organize, get out into the street. You really have got to circle the wagons. This is not rhetoric or hyperbole. This is real.

This rise of this Tea Party so-called movement, bowel movement in my estimation, and this blatant uncovering and ripping off the mask of racism…

Here’s what we have to do:

Damn it! *inaudible* organization? Young Democratic Socialists? You do whatever you can in every way that you can and all of you devote your time to building this organization and I mean that. Build it.

*applause*

We need more members, get out there and do everything you can to build this institution.