Exposing Americaâ€™s Enemies, Part 2: Communist Progressive Democrats
By: Linda Kimball
From Exposing Americaâ€™s Enemies: the â€˜Social Justice Seekingâ€™ Communist Left, comes this relevant quote: â€œFor over forty years the New Left has been waging a Gramscian â€˜quietâ€™ revolution for the overthrow of Americaâ€™s Constitution, Rule of Law, sovereignty, and our way of life. Today the subversives call themselves liberals, progressives, and Democrats (and) as David Horowitz attested to (the majority are) social justice seeking communists. â€œThe Democratic Party is very close to being the (Communist-controlled Progressive) party of Henry Wallaceâ€¦the vast bulk of the American Left is a communist left.â€ (How Marxism Dominates the Left, Phil Brennan, NewsMax.com, June 1, 2005)
The Backbone Campaign is a communist front group in the lefts vast interconnected matrix of revolutionary groups. On its website it declares its goal is to: â€œempower citizens to nominate, comment on, and rate progressive leaders to serve as a virtual Progressive Parallel Administrationâ€¦we are not content running campaigns, but preparing to run the country.â€ (http://www.backbonecampaign.org/cabinet/)
Chief among Backbone Campaign sponsoring organizations is the Progressive Democrats of America, who are committed to: â€œdismantling the military industrial complex.â€ (ibid)
â€œThe Progressive Caucus is made up of the most Far-Left members of Congress and best represents the socialist wing of the Democratic Party.â€ (Radical Road Maps, James H. Hansen, p. 186) Progressive Democrats are responsible for installing Howard Dean as Democratic National Chairman. In Feb. 2005, Dean was quoted by U.S. News and World Report as exclaiming: â€œI hate the Republicans and everything they stand for.â€ Deans power base, according to DiscoverTheNetwork.org, are a bunch of â€œcampus communists.â€ The Progressive Caucus will be the focus of this article.
Social Justice is Communism
Judging from the adolescent name-calling and howls of protest which my previous article elicited from Progressive groups such as the Democratic Underground, it is obvious that the enraged howlers have no idea of what it really means for one to be a seeker of social justice. Either that or they really do know but are deceivers of the first magnitude.
Be that as it may, some clarification and definition of the termsâ€”social justice and communism– is in order before proceeding on to the issue of Progressive Democrats.
To most Americans, communism means the Kremlin, gulags, killing fields, and Maoâ€™s brutal Red Guard. These things though were not the essence of communism. They were the visible manifestations of inhumane power and its consequences, all of which resulted when social justice seekers acquired total control to remake society and man.
The essence of communism is social justice, or justice in the social sphere. This is code for the elimination of poverty, of suffering, and of all differences between humans that erect walls between people. Fundamentally, social justice is a process of elimination that results in sameness (egalitarianism). When social justice seekers speak of the need for equality, what theyâ€™re really calling for is sameness.
However, the attributes which make people different from each other and which social justice seekers are determined to eliminate, are the product of human nature and of freely made choices. For instance, some people are ambitious and hard-working while others are indolent and lazy and may willfully choose to live out of the pockets of the former.
Itâ€™s the positive aspects of human nature that make a society dynamic. Dynamism is the animating force behind Americaâ€™s greatness–her productivity, excellence, creativity, free markets, etc. In eliminating human differences, social justice seekers kill all of this, and as they did in the former Soviet Union, leave behind a smoking ruin haunted by despairing cookie-cutter claymation beings.
In speaking of the social justice process of elimination, Balint Vazsonyi remarked, â€œProphets of social justiceâ€”communists, whether by that name or any other nameâ€”focus on who should have less. Because they have nothing to give, they can only take away. First, they take away opportunity. Next, they take away possessions. In the end, they have to take away life itself.â€ (Americaâ€™s 30 Years War, Balint Vazsonyi, p. 59)
The America of our Founders simply cannot coexist with the Search for Social Justice. For instance, as designed by our Founders, the Rule of Law exists to guarantee that unequal (different) people can have individual liberty, rights and possessionsâ€”including land ownership, which social justice seekers view as the original sin. Social justice demands that those who possess more of anything have it taken away from those who earned it and redistributed to those who did nothing to earn it.
â€œSocial Justice Seekingâ€ Democratic Progressive Caucus
The Democratic Progressive Caucus (DPC) is an organization comprised of about sixty Members of Congress. It was founded in 1991 by Rep. Bernie Sanders, former socialist mayor of Burlington, VT and member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). The DSA describes itself as, â€œthe principle U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International.â€ (www.DiscoverTheNetwork.org)
The DPC advances its communist agenda behind innocuous sounding phrases such as social and economic justice. The three core principles of The Progressive Promise are:
1. Fighting for economic justice and security for all. (Code for: Weâ€™re going to â€˜eliminate poverty and sufferingâ€™ by taking away all of your possessions and redistributing them.)
2. Protecting and preserving our civil rights and civil liberties. (Code for: Weâ€™re going to â€˜eliminateâ€™ all differences and pound everyone down to the lowest common denominator).
3. Promoting global peace and security. (Code for: Weâ€”your Superiorsâ€”will finally feel secure and at peace once agendas 1-2 have been carried out to completion.)
In â€œPelosi Leader of Progressive Caucus,â€ it was revealed: â€œUntil 1999, the website of the Progressive Caucus was hosted by the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Following an expose of the link between the two organizations in World Net Daily, the Progressive Caucus established its own website.â€ (WorldNetDaily.com, Nov 11, 2002)
On the website of the DSA it boldly declares: â€œWe are socialistsâ€¦Democracy and socialism go hand in andâ€¦whereverâ€¦democracy has taken root, the vision of socialism has taken root as well.â€ (www.DiscoverTheNetwork.org) The DSA increases its influence and power by networking with the Democratic Party to advance social justice programs and policies such as affirmative action and Stalinist hate crime laws. â€œLike our friends and allies in the feminist, labor, civil rights, religious, and community movements, many of us have been active in the Democratic Party.â€ (ibid)
Following are brief descriptions of some of the social justice seeking subversives in the Democratic Progressive Caucus whose words and actions embrace the tenets of communism:
1. Barbara Lee (D-CA): â€œformer agent of the Black Panther leader and convicted killer, Huey Newton. Lee conspired with fellow communist, Cong. Ron Dellums, who used his authority to impede US foreign policy with regard to the Communist dictatorship of Grenada.â€ (www.DiscoverTheNetWork.org) â€œanti-American Communist who supports Americaâ€™s enemies and has actively collaborated with them.â€ (Radical Road Map, James H. Hansen, p.189)
2. Jim McDermott (D-WA): â€œIn 2002, McDermott and fellow Progressive Caucus member Rep. David Bonoir (D-Mich) and Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) traveled to Baghdad, where they publicly embraced Saddam Hussein and created propaganda on his behalf.â€ (www.DiscoverTheNetWork.org)
3. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill), who has accepted an award from the DSA once told one of its writers: â€œThe American people are not ideological; therefore, the way to go is to attack private power.â€ (ibid)
4. John Conyers (D-MI): â€œIn 1981 Conyers co-hosted a delegation from the Soviet front World Peace Council, giving that group a forum in Congress. Conyers endorsed a Communist-led antiwar demonstration in Washington in 1983 andâ€¦spoke at another Washington demonstration led by ANSWER in 2003.â€ (Radical Road Mapâ€™s, James H. Hansen, p 189)
5. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) â€œhas taken part inâ€¦CAIR (a radical group with ties to Mideast terrorist organizations) eventsâ€¦including a Ramadan iftarâ€¦hosted (on Capitol Hill) by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), and Barbara Lee (D-CA).â€ (Kucinich Headlines Muslim Fundraiser, WorldNetDaily.com, Nov. 30, 2003)
The Constitution requires that members of Congress â€œshall be bound by Oath or Affirmation to support this constitution.â€ The Oath of Office sworn to by US Senators reads:
â€œI do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the U.Sâ€¦that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.â€
Very simply, if Democratic Progressive Caucus members truthfully believed in the Christian-Judeo God and likewise in our Constitution—the document conceived of by our Founders and not the Lefts living document nonsenseâ€”they wouldnâ€™t be social justice seeking communists. Rather, they would be Conservative Constitutionalists. That they are social justice seekers tells us that when they took their oath before God, they lied. Quite simplyâ€”they lied.
In Noah Websterâ€™s 1828 edition of the American Dictionary of the English Language we find the correct term to apply to treacherous Democratic Progressives. That word is â€œtraitor,â€ and the following definition is the one most likely referred to by our Founders. â€œTraitor: One who violates allegiance and betrays his country; one guilty of treasonâ€¦who, in breach of trust, delivers his country to its enemyâ€¦who aids an enemy in conquering his country.â€
Through use of Stalinist psycho-politics, Americaâ€™s Communist Left imprisoned the consciences of Americans within psychic strait-jackets of political correctness. As long as we allow ourselves to be chained by political correctness, we will not be able to identify and speak openly about our enemies—those without, and those within. In the absence of freedom of conscience and of clear and honest speaking, we can neither formulate strategies for our safety nor deal appropriately with the treacherous deceivers operating amongst us who are colluding with our enemies and plotting to destroy our nation from within. The first order of business then, is for all Americans to break out of the psychic strait jackets of political correctness, thus allowing Truth to expose the treachery and treason at work in our nation.
Truth will set us free: ;â€œAnd you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.â€ John 8:32
Copyright Linda Kimball 2006
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