Here's infowars' commentary:
In the video here from earlier this year, Dean declares the debate between capitalism and socialism is over. Dean says what we have is a merging of the two and it is called Communitarianism.
In other words communalism otherwise known as communism. Communalism is not about a tribe of hippies living in the woods. It is about the needs of the community overshadowing the needs of the individual. The excuse here is the principle that the community exists for the benefit of the individuals who participate in it, so the best way to serve the interests of the individual is through the interests of the community.
In other words, it is a majoritarian philosophy. Sort of like two wolves and a sheep voting on dinner.
BEGIN TRANSCRIPTHere's where Rush got the video:
RUSH: Howard Dean, April the 5th, 2009, this just surfaced. He was in Paris and said this.
DEAN: Capitalism is always going to be with us because capitalism represents part of human nature. But the other part of human nature is communitarianism. The debate for the new generation is instead of capitalism or socialism, is we're going to have both and then which proportion of each should we have in order to make this all work.
RUSH: So he's essentially saying here that the argument between capitalism and socialism is over. This is what the Democrats really believe, and they're content with saying this across the pond. Can you imagine if the Democrats had said this at all during the 2008 presidential campaign? "Capitalism has seen its last days, socialism is where we're headed, communitarianism." The Universe of Lies. But when they think they are with friends, like Western socialist democracies like Paris or France, then they firmly believe they're with friends and they can utter what they truly believe. (interruption) What's the angst in there, Snerdley? Communitarianism? Well, you know what a commune is? Okay, think of the original story of Thanksgiving. It's just like communism, commune, communitarianism. It is a word. Communitarian is somebody who believes in a commune, and so communitarianism is the belief in a commune, or communism. It means organizers! A communitarian is what Obama is. Organizers, community organizers. Community, commune, communism. Mao, Marx. It's all in there.
When I was told by Seattle City officials in 1999 that my rights had been balanced, I was confused. Then I found Etzioni and learned there was a debate between the US Bill of Rights and Communitarian Values and my privacy lost in the debate. So I asked Etzioni fand his cronies for the next four years, Where's the debate? Etzioni finally responded the debate had taken place in academia, the media and somewhere else I forget just now, meetings?
And here's more of the same... it's ALL the left's fault... this has nothing to do with the Right. How can it, they're not socialists, right? http://www.wral.com/golo/blogpost/6526263/
But in the final analysis this is just disguised authoritarianism with a Socialist economic bent, packaged as 'community organizing' and couched in language that individualist Americans won't find so off putting. It's the same approach the Left uses when they call themselves "Progressives", which is just the fuzzy, feel good term for Leftist authoritarianism.
Howard Dean also talks about The Permanent Campaign in this video. It is a political strategy designed to control the media cycle and hence public perception. If you've ever wondered why Obama appears to endlessly campaign now you know why.
THIS is what the core and the leadership of the Democratic Party has become.
THIS is what the REPUBLICAN PARTY has become too. It sure looks to me as if the Right is playing hardcore damage control with this whole Dean speech. No heightened activity at the ACL today from people looking for "communitarianism." Americans are proving to be some of the most self deceptive people in the history of the world. I'm wondering if they even WANT to know what the hell is going on in this country. Looks to me like they don't.. not at all. The truth could fall on them like a tree blown out of the earth in a big windstorm and they'll spend the rest of their lives looking for the dead leaves it sent flying into the distance, and ignore the tree.