Hillary Clinton, Cultural Marxist
By: Carey Roberts
When Hillary Rodham arrived at Yale Law School in the fall of 1969, the long-awaited Revolution seemed to be at hand. Students declared a â€œliberated zoneâ€ on the main quadrangle and erected tents for endless teach-ins. The university was forced to adopt pass-fail grading. And the pungent scent of sweet-smelling marijuana was redolent in the autumn air.
Within months of her arrival, Hillary signed on to the board of editors of the newly-established Yale Review of Law and Social Action. The Reviewâ€™s purpose was â€œto present forms of legal scholarship and journalism which focus on programmatic solutions to social problems.â€ The cover photo of the first issue depicted police brandishing weapons to illustrate an article on â€œUniversity and the Police: Force and Freedom on Campus.â€
One of Hillaryâ€™s closest faculty mentors was Thomas I. Emerson, a constitutional scholar affectionately known as â€œTommie the Commie.â€ It was in his class that Hillary first laid eyes on a bearded William Jefferson Clinton. She sported Gloria Steinem glasses and board-straight long hair â€“ the former Goldwater Girl had turned iconic hippie.
That spring Rodham signed up for Emersonâ€™s civil liberties class, notes Carl Bernstein in A Woman in Charge. The course entailed monitoring the local trial of Black Panther Bobby Seale who had allegedly murdered a former Panther-turned-police-informant. Hillary was charged with scheduling the student watch-dogs so every minute of the trial would be scrutinized. After all, who could trust White Manâ€™s justice?
A subsequent edition of the Review of Law and Social Action was devoted to the Black Panther trial. The issue featured drawings of policemen depicted as decapitated and eviscerated pigs. By now Hillary had been promoted to associate editor of the magazine.
Interesting note, Hillaryâ€™s personal involvement with the Black Panther trial or the Review of Law and Social Action is never mentioned in her autobiography. Barbara Olson, writing in The Final Days, reveals how Hillary studied the Critical Legal Studies school. Unabashedly Marxist, Critical Legal Studies uses a â€œdeconstructionistâ€ model to subvert the law and engineer social transformation.
During this time Rodham met Marian Wright Edelman of the Childrenâ€™s Defense Fund who soon became Hillaryâ€™s confidante. Hillary spent the summer of 1970 in Washington DC working at her side. Edelman would later admit to the truth of her duplicitous agenda: â€œI got the idea that children might be a very effective way to broaden the base for change.â€
Beginning her second year at Yale, Hillary devoted herself to the cause of abused and neglected children, once helping a local hospital to develop legal procedures to deal with suspected child abuse. Another time she helped represent a foster mother adopt her two-year old ward.
Those experiences led Rodham to publish â€œChildren under the Lawâ€ in the Harvard Educational Review. That article ridiculed the antiquated notion that families should be seen as â€œprivate, nonpolitical units.â€ Making the over-the-top comparison that, â€œAlong with the family, past and present examples of such [dependency] arrangements include marriage, slavery, and the Indian reservation system,â€ Rodham argued for the need to â€œremodelâ€ the family and grant children a legal right to sue their
The summer of 1971 Hillary traveled to California to work at the Oakland law office of Robert Treuhaft, described by the New York Times as a â€œradical law firm that specialized in fighting every kind of discrimination and social injustice.â€
Treuhaft was a former member of the Communist Party USA, leaving the party only after Khrushchevâ€™s revelations about Stalinâ€™s massacres. Treuhaft later confided that Hillary â€œcertainly â€¦ was in sympathy with all the left causes.â€
The following summer Hillary found herself working for the George McGovern presidential campaign in Texas. McGovern, the anti-war candidate, had earlier headed the Democratic commission that mandated quotas for women and Blacks in state delegations.
By the end of her stint at Yale, friend Sara Ehrman described Hillaryâ€™s politics as â€œliberal, ideological.â€ Representative Dick Armey was more candid: â€œHer thoughts sound a lot like Karl Marx. She hangs around with a lot of Marxists. All her friends are Marxists.â€ Author Barbara Olson put it this way: â€œHillary was a budding Leninist, Menshevik, Bolshevik, Trotskyite â€¦ What really mattered to Lenin â€“ and what Saul Alinsky taught Hillary to value â€“ was power.â€
Pinch yourself â€” this is the same Hillary Rodham Clinton who is now serving as the honorable senator from New York, who aspires to the United States presidency, and who seeks to â€œremodelâ€ our families to conform to a socialist utopia.
Carey Roberts is a staff writer for the New Media Alliance, Inc. The New Media Alliance is a non-profit (501c3) national coalition of writers, journalists and grass-roots media outlets.