First it was Che Guevara — now it’s Karl Marx! On Friday, Mayor Bill de Blasio quoted the father of communism while saying one of his goals is to dismantle the ties between government and the New York City business community. During his weekly appearance on WNYC radio, de Blasio recited the Marxist maxim that “the state is the executive committee of the bourgeois.”
“I actually read that as a young person,” de Blasio said.
He paraphrased The Communist Manifesto, saying that the state is just a committee for the bourgeoisie.
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This certainly isn’t De Blasio’s first slip-up. During his failed presidential bid last year, de Blasio sparked controversy by quoting a rallying cry associated with Guevara, the late Cuban communist revolutionary. De Blasio – who studied Latin American history for his master’s degree and traveled to Nicaragua in 1988 to support the Guevara-inspired Sandinista government – outraged Miami’s Hispanic community when he publicly quoted the bloodthirsty revolutionary.
Earlier this week, embattled Big Apple Mayor Bill de Blasio ripped the Trump administration’s decision to deploy federal agents to fight violence in major American cities; bizarrely claiming the officers “made things worse.”
“It’s been a total mess. The presence of those federal troops made things worse. In fact, what the President is talking about is Unconstitutional. It is not the place of the federal government to send in these agencies,” said de Blasio.
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“He’s using them to repress the right of people to protest,” he added. “What’s happening is it’s literally making things worse. We’re not going to allow that in New York City. We have the biggest police force in the country.”