In a tweet on Friday, Allen demonstrated what an “honest progressive position” looks like by highlighting a few Marxian principles that might have escaped their minds’ eyes.
“Finally an honest progressive position: ‘…short-term demands among them a progressive income tax; abolition of inheritances and private property; abolition of child labor; free public education; nationalization of the means of transport.’ Guess who wrote this,” tweeted Allen.
“Carl Marx. Communist manifesto. Wikipedia,” he added in another tweet.
Allen quickly corrected his misspelling of Carl to say “Karl” in a follow-up tweet.
Allen will be returning to primetime this fall with season 9 of his hit show “Last Man Standing.” The show endured an unexpected hiatus in 2018 following ABC’s abrupt cancellation of the program despite solid ratings and a loyal fanbase. Speculation at the time was that parent-company Disney axed the show because it centers on a Christian conservative patriarch that says politically incorrect things.
Regarding President Donald Trump, Allen, an outspoken conservative, told Entertainment Weekly in 2018 that he never classified himself as a “Trump supporter” (he endorsed Kasich) while imploring people to calm down and look at the great work he had done with the economy.