Marx Is the New Black

Portland Socialist Organization listing for 'Marx Is Back'

I was just out for a walk along SE Belmont St. and posters for the event above with a former Californian Green Party candidate for US Senate as the speaker are up on almost every telephone pole in the neighborhood with MARX IS BACK in big, black, block letters.

Now, I’m as much of a fan of socialism as the next guy, but from a marketing standpoint I have to question whether this isn’t just a bit over the top. Perhaps a more oblique approach to reintroducing socialism into public discourse as something other than a fearmonger’s touchstone might be more helpful.

Then again, who am I to say anything?

Viva Le Darrel