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Jacksonville has a new cross to bear.

A chapter of the Party for Socialism and Liberation apparently has been established here, and in four other Florida cities.

They make no bones about their intent. From their official publication:

“The Party for Socialism and Liberation is comprised of leaders and activists, workers and students, of all backgrounds. Organized in branches across the country, the PSL brings together a new generation of revolutionaries alongside veterans of the people’s movements with decades of experience.

“The PSL is deeply involved in a wide range of struggles, from local battles over affordable housing and racist police brutality, to the fight for a higher minimum wage and union rights, to the global issues of imperialist war and environmental destruction.

“We are united in our belief that capitalism—the system in which all wealth and power is held by a tiny group of billionaires and their state—is the source of the main problems confronting humanity today. It must be replaced by socialism, a system where poor and working people have power and the wealth of society is used in a planned and sustainable way to meet people’s needs.

“Our mission is to link the everyday struggles of oppressed and exploited people to the fight for a new world. Join us!”

A headline in their newspaper reads: “Police Murders are not a “Mistake — They are Class War Against Black America

They already have staged one public event in a downtown park, and have a Facebook page. No doubt they meet Facebook’s community standards.

Our guess is that these pro-crime, anti-Americans consist of about five people, likely all college dropouts. But, they exist and are a threat to America, however small. We hope they are on the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office radar, and also the FBI.

This kind of organization is not one with people who simply have different political viewpoints. They clearly hate America and intend to destroy it – if allowed to by complacent Americans.

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Lloyd was born in Jacksonville. Graduated from the University of North Florida. He spent nearly 50 years of his life in the newspaper business …beginning as a copy boy and retiring as editorial page editor for Florida Times Union. He has also been published in a number of national newspapers and magazines, as well as Internet sites. Married with children. Military Vet. Retired. Man of few words but the words are researched well, deeply considered and thoughtfully written.

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