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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Comrade Michael Eric Dyson Hearts Obama

Crossposted from KeyWiki Blog

Democratic Socialists of America member Dr. Michael Eric Dyson gives an impassioned speech on his "brother" Barack Obama to last weekend's "We Count! The Black Agenda is the American Agenda" Conference in Chicago, while comrade Cornel West nearly wets himself with excitement.

Dyson is a former co-parishioner with Obama of Marxist Rev. Jeremiah Wright's Trinity United Church of Christ, in South Chicago. He claims to have known Barack Obama since 1991.

This makes Dyson , along with Dr. Quentin Young, Timuel Black, Rabbi Arnold Jacob Wolf, Congressman Danny K. Davis, Cornel West , Lou Pardo and possibly Rev. Jim Wallis , yet another of Obama's long term DSA Marxist associates.

To give the man credit, if U.S. conservatives and libertarians could muster the passion for liberty that comrade Dyson has for socialism, they'd be winning hands down right now.

Socialist Healthcare on the Way

As if there were any doubt.

President Barack Obama speaking at Illinois University, 25 March 2010.

"This is a middle-of-the-road bill... This is not single-payer... This bill doesn't do everything everyone wants, but it moves us in the direction of universal health care coverage in this country

Congressional Socialists No Longer in the Marxist Closet 1

Part one of an excellent series by Brenda J. Elliott cross-posted from RBO

The past week Americans experienced a coming out party compared to none other in our lifetimes. In direct defiance of popular opinion and common decency, the so-called Progressive wing of the Democrat Party, otherwise known as the Congressional Progressive Caucus, stood shoulder-to-shoulder and marched in lockstep with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to cram down unconstitutional and unwanted health care legislation. A lot of us have suspected and many others will soon come to realize what this means in the much too near future.

This brazen coming out by the Socialist Democrats in Congress has long been delayed. In fact, we can trace its origins to October 1990. In one of its "first pubic meetings" after the "collapse of one of its oldest foes," the Communist governments of Eastern Europe, the Socialist International gathered in New York to sort out its changed status and to "set a new course" in a post-Cold War world.

Attending with 300 delegates and observers from 100 countries was former West German Chancellor and president of the Socialist International 1976-1992, Willy Brandt.

Brandt "suggested" Socialism had been the "victim of semantics." "Let's face it,'' Brandt said, ''Socialism has been discredited by the mess created in the so-called 'socialist countries.'"

Brandt also noted that there were 28 nations with "Social Democratic governments or governments in which Social Democrats share power."

Pierre Mauroy, former Prime Minister of France and First Secretary of the French Socialist Party (Socialist International president 1992-1999), explained that Social Democrats were a "third way," somewhere "in between the totalitarian state and the unregulated free market."

In what sounds a lot like what is happening today with Greece and the European Union, "some Socialists expressed the concern that the collapse of state-run economies in Eastern Europe would discredit all Social Democrats."

Hans Janitschek, a former general secretary of the Socialist International, explained that, although Europeans did not "make a distinction between Communism and Social Democracy, the collapse of the first and only socialist experiment in history [would] have long lasting repercussions on the Socialist movement as [a] whole."

When Janitschek suggested the collapse could kill the Social Democratic movement altogether, POTUS Obama adviser, Cornel West, disagreed.

A member of the Democratic Socialists of America (formed in 1982 by a merger of the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee and the New American Movement), and a professor of religion at Princeton University, Cornel West said, ''We no longer have this albatross on our backs."

The "albatross" to which West referred was Communism, adding: ''Our values can now be played out. We can begin to translate them into programs of action.''

One of those "programs of action" was soon realized in 1992, within two years following the October 1990 meeting by the Socialist International in New York.

Democratic Socialists of America helped to organize fifty plus members of the House of Representatives -- described as "a consortium of radical congressional collectivists" -- into the House Progressive Caucus, now known as the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

("Collectivism holds that, in human affairs, the collective—society, the community, the nation, the proletariat, the race, etc.—is the unit of reality and the standard of value. On this view, the individual has reality only as part of the group, and value only insofar as he serves it."--Leonard Peikoff, The Ominous Parallels, 17.)

Keep in mind, the DSA is not only the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International but also the “largest Socialist organization in the U.S.” The DSA hosted the October 1990 Socialist International gathering in New York, which was co-sponsored by the Institute for Democratic Socialism (DSA's 501c3 organization), Dissent magazine, the Michael Harrington Center of Queens College and the Jewish Labor Bund.

(Note that one of the speakers was none other than Lane Kirkland, president of the AFL-CIO.)

The Socialist International proudly boasts that it is the successor to the so-called “First International” of Karl Marx, founded in London in 1864.

By definition, the DSA and CPC are clearly a "collective", and have “worked in open partnership” since 1999.

A little more than ten years later, the "collectivist agenda" called for in a DSA position paper is in the process of being realized. The agenda has openly been pushed through the House of Representatives in large part by the DSA-backed CPC:

"massive redistribution of income from corporations and the wealthy to wage earners and the poor and the public sector”; “a massive shift of public resources from the military … to civilian uses”; and “expanding [Medicare] eligibility to people of all ages and income regardless of health or employment status” so that “the federal government can serve as the single payer” for the nation’s health care."

Clearly the Socialists in Congress are out of the Marxist closet.

Plus, as Kathryn Jean Lopez observed today at NRO, "If record spending, an explosion of government, and the imposition of debt on the next generation don't faze you, maybe this will: Obama and the Democrats aren't done yet..."

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Farrakan and Pro-Obama Socialists Confer in Chicago

Cross-posted from the KeyWiki Blog

Several key figures on the black left and Louis Farrakan of the Nation of Islam, gathered Saturday, March 20, 2010 for the "We Count! The Black Agenda is the American Agenda" Conference in Chicago.

The conversation was moderated by Tavis Smiley. Invited panelists included former Obama adviser Cornel West and Michael Eric Dyson , both of Democratic Socialists of America, current senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, leftist Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, far left California Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Tom Burrell, Marc Morial, Ben Jealous of the NAACP and the ever controversial Al Sharpton.

Louis Farrakan asserts very forcefully, that president Obama does not run America but was selected for the role. To Farrakan, Black America will only get any crumbs from the table through the power of organization.

In this tape Farrakan questions who selected Obama and expounds on the future of a declining America... (Continue Reading)

Howard Dean on Healthcare and the Distribution of Wealth

Smiling socialist Howard Dean casually discusses the government theft of personal wealth.

US VATon the Way?

Top Democrat Howard Dean floats raising taxes on services to raise revenue for cash strapped states.

Most of Europe has a Value Added Tax and New Zealand has its own Goods and Services Tax.

Believe me, the US does NOT want to go down that road.

NZ Marxists Fund Palestine Militants

New Zealand's largest Marxist-Leninist organization, the Workers Party is openly funding the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

An overtly Marxist-Leninist grouping inside the terrorist Palestine Liberation Organization , the PFLP is dedicated to the total destruction of Israel.

Once supported by the Soviet Union and China, the PFLP is now aided by New Zealand student Marxists hawking '''r-r-r- revolutionary''' T Shirts on campus and at flea markets.

The WPNZ issued the following press release:
Due to the generosity and support of progressive people in New Zealand for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and the Palestinian cause, the PFLP solidarity campaign are happy to announce the first transfer of funds. One Thousand NZ Dollars raised by the campaign has been received by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine for their use in whatever manner they deem most effective in resisting ongoing Israeli oppression, racism and military occupation.
The majority of the money has been raised through the sale of "Resistance is not Terrorism" t-shirts throughout the country. A new t-shirt is being designed featuring Leila Khaled, PFLP activist and resistant fighter, and will be released at a nationwide launch on the anniversary of the creation of the Zionist state of Israel, known by Palestinians as the "Nakba", or catastrophe, on May 15th.
The campaign opposes the re-establishment of an Israeli embassy or any diplomatic relations with the Zionist state and deplores a recent announcement by Murray McCully, that a Working Holiday Scheme will "deepen our tourism and education links, and over time contribute to growth in our bilateral commercial, trade and investment links" with Israel.
Christchurch Workers Party member and Campaign co-ordinator Mike Walker stated that;
"instead of extending diplomatic ties with Israel we should be cutting them altogether, following the examples of Venezuela and Bolivia"
The Workers Party action is clearly designed to challenge NZ anti-terrorism laws that explicitly ban financial contribution, or other support to government listed "terrorist" organizations.
The campaign seeks to challenge the political paradigm that allows legitimate National Liberation movements to be labelled as terrorist organisations, and the undemocratic way in which terrorist laws are administered. Prime Minister John Key recently added organisations to the 'terrorist list' in New Zealand, with no consultation, justifying it by stating they engaged in "terrorist acts including the indiscriminate killing of civilians and assassination of political leaders." This statement lacks any credibility when New Zealand’s government seeks to strengthen links with the state of Israel that targets and kills political leaders, trade unionists, writers, cultural exemplars, community activists, local leaders, and student organisers while waging an economic and military war against a civilian population that has been under the tyranny of the longest running illegal military occupation in recent history.
It will be interesting to what action, if any, the New Zealand government takes against the Workers Party for what seems to be a clear and deliberate breach of the law.

Monday, March 29, 2010

How a Real President Talks

"You Picked a Fine Time to Lead Us, Barack"

From Jonathan and David McWhite.

Are the Republicans Waking Up?

Are the Republicans finally "getting it"?

Nice vid from the Republican Governors Association.

Friday, March 26, 2010

McCotter Flays Obama Socialism

Great speech in the House from Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R) Michigan.


Deliberately Bankrupt Medicaid to Bring About Socialized Health Care?

Cross-posted from the KeyWiki Blog.

Purposefully create economic chaos and de-stabilize millions of lives to pursue an ideological ideal?

Who would would propose such madness?

Chris Maisano would.

Chris Maisano is a leading member of the Young Democratic Socialists (youth wing of Democratic Socialists of America) . He is a member of the NYC DSA Economic Crisis Group, with socialist heavyweights such as Rob Saute, Karie Gubbins and Michael Hirsch.

Writing on the YDS website on March 22, Maisano explicitly called for a new application of the infamous Cloward-Piven Strategy. Maisano wants to overload Medicaid until it crashes, forcing the Federal government to assume full responsibility for all health care - in other words, socialized medicine. Maisano writes,
"With yesterday’s passage in the House of the Obama administration’s health care reform bill, it would seem at first glance that the movement for national, single-payer health insurance has been seriously derailed...
However, there are many serious flaws in the bill that will put single payer back on the political agenda sooner than we may think. The indispensable and indefatigable folks at Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) cataloged many of them in a press release earlier today, but they only briefly touch on an issue that I think could potentially be a central aspect of single-payer strategy in the coming years: Medicaid and the fiscal crisis of the states..."

Quentin Young and friend

Physicians for a National Health Program, is incidentally led by the father of the "single payer' movement, retired Chicago physician Quentin Young, personal friend and former doctor of Barack Obama and a leading member of Democratic Socialists of America.
"Under the plan that Congress will pass, about half of the roughly 30 million people that would gain access to health insurance coverage would be placed in Medicaid. Medicaid is funded jointly by the federal government and the states, but the combination of dwindling tax receipts and surging enrollment – an estimated 3.3 million people joined the program in the last year alone – has severely impaired the states’ ability to meet their Medicaid obligations. This has forced many states to cut Medicaid reimbursements to doctors, resulting in drastic hardships for many Medicaid recipients... Since state budgets are not expected to return to health any time in the foreseeable future, Medicaid expansion could potentially break the budgets of many states around the country..."
Maisano then goes on to invoke a revival of the Cloward-Piven Strategy, which was credited with almost bankrupting his hometown New York in the late 1970s... (Continue Reading)

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Communist Party Statement on "Health Care Victory"

The Communist Party USA has issued a statement on Obama's "Health care victory".

Its a classic piece of communist double-speak, but there is some truth and some very clear warnings buried in the propaganda.

Some extracts;

Almost every sector of American society greeted yesterday's signing of a historic health care law as a major step toward guaranteeing affordable health insurance for all. Labor unions, health care professionals, small business owners, retirees, students, and ordinary people from throughout the country applauded President Obama and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for having the tenacity to push through what's being called the most sweeping health care legislation since the establishment of Medicare in the 1960s.

That means if you opposed Obamacare, you are in the minority and don't count.

We join with those who hail this legislation both as a measure that will save lives now and begin curbing the insurance industry, and as a giant first step to further reforms that will provide quality, affordable health care for every person in the United States.

That means "single payer".

Beyond that, its passage is a major defeat for the far right - the Republican Party, sections of Corporate America, and their fascist-like tea party shock troops. The enactment of this bill is an enormous victory for the broad progressive movement in our country. It will give energy and enthusiasm to that movement as it mobilizes and builds for the struggles ahead to advance a pro-worker, pro-people agenda.

That means socialism.

The far right has been left glaringly isolated but perhaps even more dangerously aggressive. These racist hate-mongers fought viciously to block the bill on behalf of the nation's insurance companies and now say they will continue their dirty campaign by trying to repeal it. But it's clear that an energized people's movement will not let that happen.

That means physically confronting the "Tea Party" movement with union goons, thugs etc. Ordinary patriotic Americans are now "far right" and "racist hate-mongers" didn't you know?

The fight isn't over. The corporate-backed far right will continue to use racism, lies and anti-government conspiracy theories to try to scare and confuse people. We got some ugly glimpses of this just as Congress was on the eve of passing the health care bill.

Tea party protesters in Ohio yelled at and abused a man with Parkinson's disease because he was courageous enough to show his support for health care reform. In Washington, others yelled racist and homophobic epithets at members of Congress.

Almost certainly both staged propaganda incidents. "Tea Partiers" will be smeared at every opportunity.

After almost a year of lobbying, demonstrations, petitions, rallies, health care story collections, town hall meetings, this is a moment to savor a hard-fought victory. And it's a moment to celebrate the persistence and tenacity of the people's movement for progressive change - a good thing since there are many more battles ahead.

Immigration "reform", greater union power, "cap and trade", running down the military..........

Get the picture?

KeyWiki Down

Some of my readers may be aware that New Zeal has a new sister website - KeyWiki.

Unfortunately it is down at the moment. Our New Zealand based server has crashed, taking a whole raft of local websites , including government departments and nationwide companies with it.

Apologies. There is no E.T.A., but I will inform readers as soon as it is back online.

I'll also talk more about what KeyWiki is, how it works and what it is designed to achieve.


Site back up. You can visit here

Glenn Beck Exposes "Social Justice" and Calls for Peace

In one of his best shows yet, Glenn Beck exposes "social justice" for what it is - Marxism.

Beck also further exposes the Marxism of Obama's "spiritual" adviser, the Rev. Comrade Jim Wallis.

At the end Glenn Beck makes a very important call for peace.

The left's next big item will be "Immigration Reform". Effectively legalizing at least 12million illegal aliens, for 8 million more Democratic Party votes in 2012.

This debate will bring the hard left into the streets to confront the Tea Party Movement.

There is real potential for violence here, which will then be exploited by the Obama Administration to crack down hard on the patriotic resistance.

Beck is essentially urging discipline and restraint on the right.

A call that I, as an outsider, heartily endorse.

"One Closed Fist" Clenching

While most Western countries are pre-occupied with their internal problems, our enemies prepare to strike with "One closed Fist".

Russia and China are deepening their political, economic and military unity , preparing to take advantage of looming Western economic and social chaos.

From the Communist Party of China website.

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Moscow, capital of Russia, March 23, 2010.

The Sino-Russian relations of strategic cooperation and partnership have become the most important, most vigorous and richest ties between the two major powers, Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping said in Moscow on Tuesday...

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Moscow, capital of Russia, March 23, 2010. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)

At a meeting with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Xi conveyed sincere greetings from Chinese President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao to the Russian leader.

The Sino-Russian relations have always been a priority of China's foreign policy. To boost a sound and stable development of the Sino-Russian relations of strategic cooperation and partnership have been an established guideline of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chinese government, Xi said.

China stands ready to step up mutual support on issues concerning both sides' core and strategic interests, exploit complementary advantages, jointly promote a multi-polar world and the democratization of international relations and elevate bilateral ties to a new stage, the Chinese vice-president said.

As for inter-party cooperation, Xi, who is also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the CPC, said cooperation between the CPC and the United Russia party has been enriched continuously since their relationship was forged 11 years ago...

Putin, who appreciated and also extended his greetings to Hu and Wen, said he totally agreed with Xi on his positions concerning enhancing the ties between the two countries and their ruling parties.

The Russian government and the United Russia party highly value their relations with China and the CPC, Putin said...

Russia is willing to intensify strategic coordination with China and push forward bilateral relations, Putin said
In plain English, promote a multi-polar world and the democratization of international relations and elevate bilateral ties to a new stage, means the destruction of US military and economic dominance and the creation of a new order dominated by Russia and China.

That, in really, really plain English, means world slavery.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

"You Are THAT Generation"

America is throwing up some great champions of liberty at the moment and Judge Andrew Napolitano is one of the finest.

Watch this to find out why "You Are THAT Generation".


Obamacare Will Kill

New York Republican Governor Candidate Carl Paladino:
I fear the results of Obamacare will be so horrific that it will kill more Americans through deteriorating health care than were lost on 9-11. Nothing can lessen the terrible events of that day, but in terms of raw numbers more will suffer and die through Obamacare.
Horrible but true.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Al Sharpton: A Vote for Obama is a Vote for Socialism

Crossposted from the KeyWiki blog.

The ever-controversial Reverend Al. Sharpton states that the American people voted for socialism when they voted in President Barack Obama.

"I think the President and Nancy Pelosi get the credit. I think that this is, he began the transforming of the country, the way the President had promised. This is what he ran [on]... First of all we'd have to say that the American public overwhelmingly voted for socialism when they elected President Obama... The President promised the American people health reform when he ran, he was overwhelmingly elected running on that, and he has delivered what he promised. I don't understand Republicans saying "this is against the will of the American people". They voted for President Obama, who said this was going to be one of the first things he would do, and he has done the first hurdle of that tonight, So I think the American people were heard loud and clear; this was not some concept the President introduced after he won. He ran on this, and the American people won tonight because they got finally, something from a president that they voted for"

Brazil May Be Led By Former Guerilla- Communists Happy

Dilma Roussef
Cross-posted from the KeyWiki blog.

At its national congress in February, the Workers’ Party of Brazil acclaimed Marxist President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s endorsement of  as the Party’s presidential candidate for elections in October.

In his remarks, “Lula” emphasized Dilma Rousseff’s history of militancy and  highlighted her persistence in policy implementation and in “resolving problems of the population.”

Rousseff herself promised to continue the social, economic, environmental, energy, and foreign policies of the “Lula” government. Promising once more to form a coalition government, she called for “appropriate public policies” over total reliance on market forces.

The daughter of an exiled Bulgarian Communist Party activist and a wealthy Brazillian ranching family,  Rousseff  joined Marxist anti-government guerillas in the 1960s in armed struggle against the then military government.

Taught Marxism in high school, Rousseff joined several revolutionary groups as a young woman, including Command of National Liberation (COLINA).

In early 1969,  the police invaded the group’s house and the militants responded by using a machine gun, which killed two policemen and wounded another...

Continue Reading...

Forty Words to Repeal 2,400 pages

Truth is basically simple. This is how all law-making should be.

Republican Rep. Steve King has filed a bill to repeal Obamacare. This is its entire text:
Effective as of the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, such Act is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted.
Hat Tip Beltway Confidential

"I'm Mad as Hell"

A great little speech from the 1970s classic Network.

Appropriate for today.

Rep. Paul Ryan on Reclaiming the American Idea

Great speech from champion of liberty, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.

This guy "gets it".

Monday, March 22, 2010

Congressman King Slams Healthcare Bill

WASHINGTON , D.C. — Congressman Steve King (R-IA) tonight made the following statement following the passage of the health care bill.

“The majority of Americans, including the tens of thousands of patriots who poured into Washington, DC this weekend, will not stand by while Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi tear the Constitution to shreds. This bill forces Americans to pay for other people's abortions, puts the government in charge of 18 percent of our private sector economy, provides health care benefits to illegal immigrants, cuts half a trillion dollars from Medicare and diminishes our liberty.

“Americans across the country are outraged that liberals have made an unconstitutional bill full of special interest bribes the law of the land. Democrats will pay a price for their overreach. This fight is far from over. Now the work begins to repeal this monstrosity and restore the principles of freedom that made America a great nation.”
Damn' right Congressman King..

Senate Health Bill Passes 219-212

Freedom everywhere is diminished this day.

What Need I Say?

Sherrod Brown Admits that Socialized Medicine is the Goal.

Leftist Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown openly states that "progressives" will use Obama's Healthcare Bill as a starting point for fully socialized medicine.

Beck on Obamacare

An excellent Glenn Beck show on Obama's Healthcare push.

Scary as...

Friday, March 19, 2010

Why President Obama and His Marxist Allies are Pushing Socialized Healthcare

I have written this post to explain why President Obama is so desperate to pass health care legislation, seemingly regardless of the cost to the Democratic Party.

The reality is that President Obama owes his success and his hold on power more to three Marxist groups than he does to the Democrats.

The three organizations, Communist Party USA, Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism and Democratic Socialists of America, all worked with Barack Obama for years and helped get him elected.

Now they want payback.

All three organizations have campaigned hard for "socialized" or "Single Payer" health care.

They want Obama to pass a Bill, any Bill, so that they can then ratchet up the pressure until the government has complete control of the health sector.

Why? because these people figure that if government controls health care, it will lock socially conservative American workers into supporting their Democratic Party allies indefinitely.

Britain after WW2 is their model. While Winston Churchill was the hero of the hour, in 1946 he was dumped in a landslide in favor of Labour Party leader Clement Attlee, on the promise of a massively increased Welfare State and a socialized National Health Service.

Leading Communist Party USA theoretician Norman Markowitz put it this way in a November 2008 article in Political Affairs, entitled Obama's Mandate for Change;
A “single payer” national health system – known as “socialized medicine” in the rest of the developed world – should be an essential part of the change that the core constituencies which elected Obama desperately need.
Britain serves as an important political lesson for strategists. After the Labor Party established the National Health Service after World War II, supposedly conservative workers and low-income people under religious and other influences who tended to support the Conservatives were much more likely to vote for the Labor Party when health care, social welfare, education and pro-working class policies were enacted by labor-supported governments.
For an in depth look at the Marxists behind Obamacare I recommend you visit my blog New Zeal, specifically the posts;

Barack Obama and the Socialist Healthcare Scamsters

Some Christmas Reading for Your Senators, Obama, Young, Conyers and Socialized Healthcare.

For a comprehensive expose of President Obama's Marxist ties I ask you to visit my website KeyWiki, specifically the pages;

Barack Obama and the Communist Party

Barack Obama and the Committees of Correspondence

Barack Obama and Democratic Socialists of America

If you believe the above information is accurate and valuable, please link to the articles on your blog or website.

Please circulate them to your friends colleagues and elected representatives.

From a grateful Kiwi friend of the United States of America.

Trevor Loudon


New Zealand.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Foundation to File Suit to Stop Obama's Health Plan if ‘Slaughter Rule’ Used

Mark R. Levin, president of Landmark Legal Foundation, today issued a warning to the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives“Slaughter Rule” to enact H.R. 3590, the legislative version of President Obama’s healthcare proposal that has been previously approved by the Senate.

If this tactic is employed, Landmark will immediately sue the President, Attorney General Eric Holder and other relevant cabinet members to prevent them from instituting this unconstitutional contrivance.

“Landmark has already prepared a lawsuit that will be filed in federal court the moment the House acts. Such a brazen violation of the core functions of Congress simply cannot be ignored. Article I, Section 7 of the Constitution is clear respecting the manner in which a bill becomes law. Members are required to vote on this bill, not claim they did when they didn’t. The Speaker of the House and her lieutenants are temporary custodians of congressional authority. They are not empowered to do permanent violence to our Constitution.

Landmark's draft complaint is here

Mike Rogers Nails Obamacare

With Obama pulling out all stops to pass Obamacare ASAP, its worth re-viewing this tape of congressman Mike Rogers (R) Michigan, telling it like it is.

Afghan Communists Plot Comeback

While US, British, Australian and Kiwi troops are fighting and dying in Afghanistan, that country's former communist rulers are plotting a comeback.

The party plans to take advantage of existing networks, including in the country's Parliament, to restore socialism, after coalition forces leave - probably with Russian and Chinese help.

Exiled members of the former People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan are returning to the country to re-found the organization. They plan to hold a Congress in Kabul later this year and rename the organization the Democratic Party of Afghanistan - named after another Marxist party of similar name perhaps?

The PDPA was the ruling communist party that led the country "on a path of socialism" before being ousted from power in 1992 by Taliban. Thousands of PDPA members were slaughtered or driven into exile where they have functioned over the years as scattered groups.

Exiled members met recently in Germany to unite their ranks and agree on an approach to reestablishing a legal political party on Afghanistan soil.

"The main goal is to return to Afghanistan and bring a situation of peace and stability in the region," said Dr. Zalmay Gulzad, professor of Social Sciences at Harold Washington Community College in Chicago. Gulzad was born in Afghanistan and came to the U.S. as a student in 1971 and stayed. "Once peace is achieved the movement will evolve into different stages."

In an interview with the Communist Party USA's People's World, Gulzad said the new DPA would join the growing democratic movement in Afghanistan that includes a strong women's movement, intellectuals, students and even some members of the Parliament.

Media reports have noted nostalgia for the PDPA governing years. Many people say times were better then; there was more stability and security. The government built a lot of schools, provided education and health care, according to Gulzad. Many feel "that period was better than during the repression of the Mujahideen and today's American bombs."

"It's a different situation," he continued. "The conditions are good for unity to bring peace to Afghanistan. Even before Sept. 11, 2001, members of the PDPA returned and became members of Parliament and they've been working within the function of government."

Gulzad termed the Karzai government a corrupt "puppet regime" and said U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry is really running the country.

Gulzad said the main threat to the stability of the Afghan government comes from a resurgent Taliban. While the people don't want U.S. troops in the country, they fear a return of the Taliban to power, he said.

"The people will not accept a puppet regime. They will work with the Karzai government because of the situation with the Taliban. Once peace comes, people will bring a genuine people's government," he said.

"If the Taliban retook power they would be a very regressive force. The Afghan people wouldn't accept it. Remember there was a civil war - north versus south and within the south they were fighting the Taliban. And the region's countries would get involved in arming various factions - Pakistan, Iran, Russia and China."

"The institutions of U.S. imperialism are highly developed. Pres. Obama can't change it alone. He has very good intentions but the people around him - e.g. the Pentagon, CIA, they are not really allowing him to move from that policy," said Gulzad

The American people have to demand a change in foreign policy to end U.S. involvement and close down the foreign military bases, he said.

"So long as the imperialist mentality exists - hostility to Iran, China, etc. the U.S. is in a good spot," he said. Which helps explain why they are rejecting offers from Russia and China to help, he said.

"Russia wanted to help Afghanistan, but were denied by the US. Russia has a long history with Afghanistan. Most of the highways and infrastructure were built by the Soviets. They have all the blueprints."

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Obamacare-the Devil is in the Detail

This is quite horrific.

Objectional clauses in Obama's Healthcare plan, listed for your education.

Now at least you can learn at least some of what's in the Bill.

Proud Moment

A reader asked me to re-post this.

New Zeal is quoted in the US Congress after the forced resignation of Obama "Green Jobs Czar" Jones-as the result of a New Zeal expose here

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Wallis on "Social Justice"

Glenn Beck has been having a "tit for tat" with socialist pseudo Christian Jim Wallis over the meaning of the term "social justice".

Glenn Beck quite rightly defines the phrase as a code for socialism and also correctly attributes its use to both the communist and fascist forms of socialism.

Watch this piece of propaganda from Wallis. It's pretty amusing. You'd almost think the guy believes what he says.

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Thanks to all those who have helped in the past and those who may in the future.

Trevor Loudon

Monday, March 15, 2010

Obama File 100 Obama's "Faith Adviser" Jim Wallis Mixes With Socialists, Radicals and "Truthers"

Obama file 99 here

What could be a greater guide to a man's true nature, than those from whom he seeks spiritual counsel?

President Barack Obama spent 20 years under the ministry of Rev. Jeremiah Wright on Chicago's South Side.

Wright is a Marxist and admirer of the founder of "Black Liberation Theology", James Cone - who wrote in 1969 "All white men are responsible for white oppression. . . . Theologically, Malcolm X was not far wrong when he called the white man 'the devil.'"

In June 1998 Wright attended the Black Radical Congress in Chicago where he shared a panel with Cornel West and and former parishioner Michael Eric Dyson of the Democratic Socialists of America Religion and Socialism Commission, plus a former Communist Party member from his own Trinity United Church of Christ named Kevin Tyson.

The panel was entitled "Faith as a Weapon: Spirituality and the Role of the Church In The Radical Movement."

Maybe Rev. Wright even met another Congress participant - a young radical from Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement, named Van Jones.

Today President Obama gets his spiritual nourishment from another source, a leader of American "progressive" Christianity, named Jim Wallis.

Jim Wallis is white and oh so smooth and reasonable. He is no firebrand like Jeremiah Wright. He is a registered Democrat and the respectable face of the Christian left.

Rev. Wallis has served on Obama's White House Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, or "Faith Council" since 2008, but the relationship is personal and goes back at least a dozen years.

In early 2008, Wallis a wrote defense of his friend Obama, after the candidate was baited over alleged Muslim allegiances.
So let's set the record straight. I have known Barack Obama for more than 10 years, and we have been talking about his Christian faith for a decade. Like me and many other Christians, he agrees with the need to reach out to Muslims around the world, especially if we are ever to defeat Islamic fundamentalism. But he is not a Muslim, never has been, never attended a Muslim madrassa, and does not attend a black "separatist" church.

Rather, he has told me the story of his coming from an agnostic household, becoming a community organizer on Chicago's South Side who worked with the churches, and how he began attending one of them. Trinity Church is one of the most prominent and respected churches in Chicago and the nation, and its pastor, Jeremiah Wright, is one of the leading revival preachers in the black church...

And one Sunday, as Obama has related to me and written in his book The Audacity of Hope, the young community organizer walked down the aisle and gave his life to Christ in a very personal and very real Christian conversion experience. We have talked about our faith and its relationship to politics many times since. And after Obama gave his speech at a Sojourners/Call to Renewal conference in June 2006, E.J. Dionne said that it may have been "the most important pronouncement by a Democrat on faith and politics since John F. Kennedy's Houston speech in 1960 declaring his independence from the Vatican."
Undoubtedly, the Obama/Wallis relationship is close. But who is this man, who is obviously as deeply committed to the Christian faith as the President himself?

Jim Wallis was raised in a devout Plymouth Brethren household, but broke with the Church at fourteen over its failure to commit to political causes.

Wallis went on to join and then lead the militant Students for a Democratic Society, at Michigan State University.

After College Wallis went on to attend Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois where he joined with other young seminarians in establishing the community that eventually became Sojourner. In 1979, Time magazine named Wallis one of the "50 Faces for America's Future.

In 1977 Wallis moved his radical Sojourner community, to Washington D.C., specifically to a small district named Columbia Heights, only a mile from the White House.

Meanwhile, many of Wallis' old SDS comrades had founded a new Marxist organization with some older Communist Party veterans , patriotically named, the New American Movement. In 1982, NAM, in turn, merged with the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee to form Democratic Socialists of America.

The new organization took penetration of organized religion very seriously, immediately forming a Religion and Socialism Commission.

Below is clipping from a July 1982 DSA newsletter, listing the three Religion and Socialism Commission co-chairs.

Note the center name Jim Wallace. Spelled differently, but is this a typo? Note the address - Quincy Street - one of five streets running through Columbia Heights in Washington D.C.

Was this actually Barack Obama's future spiritual adviser?

Step forward to 2010. Contributing editors to the Sojourner journal, include Black Liberation theologian James Cone and two prominent members of DSA's Religion and Socialism Commission, Cornel West and Rosemary Ruether.

n 1987, DSA member Joanne Landy, of Campaign for Peace and Democracy, circulated a statement Against Loans to Chile , calling upon the Reagan Administration to oppose all loans to the anti-communist government in Chile.

Jim Wallis signed the statement as did DSA members Noam Chomsky, Michael Harrington, Adam Hochschild, David McReynolds, James Weinstein , Ed Asner and Rosemary Ruether, as well as "Penatagon Papers" leaker Daniel Ellsberg.

Incidentally, in 2004, Asner, Ruether and Ellsberg signed another statement calling for an investigation into possible US government involvement in 9/11.
An alliance of 100 prominent Americans ... today announced the release of the 911 Truth Statement, a call for immediate inquiry into evidence that suggests high-level government officials may have deliberately allowed the September 11th attacks to occur.
Van Jones also signed this statement. No doubt to his lasting regret.

Cornel West didn't sign the "Truther" statement, but he, Adam Hochschild and Daniel Ellsberg were all later endorsers of the Progressives for Obama website.

West went on to serve with yet another radical Obama mentor, Charles Ogletree on Obama's Black Advisory Council in 2008. He calls Obama his "comrade."

West is also very close to William Julius Wilson, who in February 1996 addressed a Democratic Socialists of America organized forum in Chicago - alongside a young local lawyer named Barack Obama.

Cornel West has also long worked with Rabbi Michael Lerner - yet another 9/11 "truth" petition signer. In 2005, West and Lerner set up the Network of Spiritual Progressives to challenge " the Misuse of Religion, God and Spirit by the Religious Right".

Lerner, like Wallis is an old SDSer. In the period after the formation of the Weather Underground Organization , Michael Lerner and Weathermen Chip Marshall, Jeff Alan Dowd and Joseph H. Kelly moved to Seattle to form the Seattle Liberation Front "to Bring the Revolution to Seattle."

A federal grand jury would later indict three of their SLF recruits for a February 17, 1970 attack on a government building.

The same year, Lerner was a founder of the New American Movement in Chicago and in the 1980s was active in Democratic Socialists of America.

In July 2005 Rev. Jim Wallis and Michael Lerner were the keynote speakers at the launching of Cornel West and Lerner's Network of Spiritual Progressives."

Wallis used his talk to lambast the "religious right", arguing that the time has come for the left to take back American religion.

Wallis condemned the “seduction” of key leaders of the religious right by the Republican Party. He remarked that conservatives have painted a picture of Jesus as “pro-rich, pro-war, and pro-American,” Wallis lamented, “We need to take our religion back.”

Wallis also quoted a "young activist", who when asked where the new leaders were, was fond of remarking, “We are the ones we have been waiting for.”

Sound familiar?

President Obama has a more than25 year history with the Marxists of Democratic Socialists of America.

Barack Obama has several DSAer personal friends , including Congressman Danny Davis, Quentin Young, Timuel Black and the late Rabbi Arnold Jacob Wolf (also a member of DSA's Religion and Socialism Commission).

The President has appointed several DSA connected activists to key positions, including Ron Bloom, David Bonior, Rosa Brooks, Carol Browner and Hilda Solis.

Is the President's "spiritual advisor" cut from the same cloth?

Jim Wallis, is socialist, a fervent believer in the state redistribution of wealth. He is connected to some of the most radical people in America.

Wallis works hard to portray himself as moderate and a "bridge-builder". He is a Bible scholar and comes across as sincere and as trustworthy as the President himself.

But maybe the millions of Christians and Jews who voted for Obama, should remind themselves that it is not only men of God who can quote the Scriptures to suit their purpose.

Obama file 101 here

Friday, March 12, 2010

Help Wanted, "Attar Attack" Experiment

A wee experiment, maybe you could help me with.

I've helped write a Wiki page on Auckland University Islamic studies lecturer, Mohsen al Attar.

The article profiles al Attar's Marxism and admiration for the Cuban "single party" state.

It also examines his views on education as a "political intervention", his Marxist interpretation of Islam , his vision for New Zealand and his biased and distorted views of Israel.

Currently the page has received about a 170 views and sits at the bottom of page One, if you Google search Mohsen al Attar

Please read the Wiki page HERE

I'm trying to see how many views I'll need to boost the page up to spot number One on Google.

Please check it out. You'll learn something about a very dangerous man and help spread awareness at the same time.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

"Tea Party" Study

The "Tea Party" movement is the best thing to hit US politics, for decades.

You can tell it is a genuine "grass-roots" movement, because it has passed the "smear test" - that is, it has been relentlessly smeared by the MSM, the Dems and the rest of the US left.

Now the Chicago based Samuel Adams Alliance has done a study of what the Tea Partiers are really about.

The news is mostly good.

From Breitbart
A new study released today reveals that Tea Party activists are motivated by feelings of responsibility to future generations and belief in America's founding principles, but still struggle with questions of leadership and identity. The study conducted by Sam Adams Alliance, The Early Adopters: Reading the Tea Leaves, also reveals that Tea Party activists are a diverse group trying “ often for the first time “ to change the political landscape by holding elected officials more accountable.

The Sam Adams report offers the first-ever insights into the Tea Party movement that include a survey sample made up entirely of recognized Tea Party activists.

"A lot of surveys have focused on the Tea Party movement, but they've been about what others think of them, and don't reveal the motives of actual Tea Partiers," said Sam Adams Alliance chairman Eric O'Keefe. "We decided to learn what the Tea Party leaders are up to the old fashioned way: We asked them."

The findings confirm that a large number of Tea Party activists are politically involved for the first time. 47 percent of activists surveyed said that they were "uninvolved" or "rarely involved" in politics before their participation in Tea Party groups.

Three political issues stood out as being the most important to Tea Party activists. When asked which issues were "very important" to them, 92 percent said "budget," 85 percent said "economy," and 80 percent said "defense." No respondents listed social issues as an "important direction" for the movement.

Other findings of the study include:

* 86 percent oppose the formation of a third-party.
* 36 percent support a 2012 Sarah Palin Presidential candidacy.
* 81 percent have a website for their organization.
* 90 percent cited "to stand up for my beliefs" when characterizing their initial reason for involvement.
* 62 percent identified as Republicans, 28 percent as Independents, 10 percent as "Tea Party"

Extensive interviews revealed that many are struggling with questions of leadership, purpose, and identity, but they are driven by an overwhelming, often personal, feeling that future generations' well-being weighs on their shoulders. Many of those interviewed also referenced a need for better branding of the movement so they are not seen as extremists, and cited new friendships as one of the most rewarding benefits of involvement.

The results of the study are based on in-depth "laddering" interviews to determine activists' core connections to the movement, and to understand what their hopes and fears are for the country and the Tea Parties themselves.
For the full report, including a video, go here

"Obama at the Bat"

Hilarious and very well done.

Even Babies Ain't Fooled by Obamacare

Monday, March 08, 2010

Obama File 99 Security Risk? Obama "Science Czar" John Holdren and the Federation of American Scientists

Obama file 98 here

Obama "Science Czar" John Holdren, has a history with the communist influenced journal, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

Of even more concern are Holdren's deep ties to a related organization, the Federation of American Scientists.

Holdren has held important posts in the Federation and still listed as a member of the F.A.S. Sponsor's Board.

Like the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, the F.A.S. was founded immediately after WW2, by left-leaning scientists, many of whom had worked in the Manhattan Project to create the U.S. atomic bomb.

After the defeat of the Axis Powers, these scientist feared that the U.S. would use their creation against their beloved Soviet Union.

Therefore some of them they worked to ensure that the Soviet Union was given every chance to develop better nuclear weapons, while American efforts where countered at every opportunity.

Both the Bulletin and the F.A.S seemed to have followed this agenda.

Original founders, or sponsors of the F.A.S included;

J. Robert Oppenheimer - former head of the Manhattan Project.

Oppenheimer was allegedly a secret Communist Party member in Berkeley from 1938 to 1942.

Oppenheimer's wife Kitty was an ex Party member and his mistress Jean Tatlock, was also a communist.

His brother Frank Oppenheimer, and Frank's wife Jackie, were both pre-War communists. Robert Oppenheimer's Los Alamos assistant, David Hawkins, had also been a Party member.

Oppenheimer admitted he knew by August 1943 that two of the scientists working under him were Communist Party members. Three scientists under Oppenheimer's direct supervision were later accused of leaking information to the Soviets.

Leo Szilard - a key Manhattan Project scientist. As a schoolboy in Hungary, Szilard founded the Hungarian Association of Socialist Students and was an enthusiastic supporter of Bela Kun's short lived 1919 communist revolution. Later, Szilard was involved in a Soviet study group in Germany, before emigrating to the U.S.A.

In a 1994 book by Pavel Sudaplatov, former wartime director of the Administration for Special Tasks and an elite unit of the Soviet intelligence service, both Oppenheimer and Szilard were accused of knowingly supplying atomic information to the Soviet Union.

Philip Morrison - an assistant to Szilard in the Manhattan Project. A Communist Party member until at least 1942, Morrison was later accused of being a Soviet agent with the code name, "Relay".

Edward U. Condon - head of the U.S. Bureau of Standards. In May 1947, F.B.I. Director J. Edgar Hoover wrote that, as late as 1947, Condon had been in contact with an individual alleged, by a self-confessed Soviet espionage agent, to have engaged in espionage activities with Soviet agents in Washington, D.C. from 1941 to 1944.

Hoover added that Condon and his wife associated with several individuals from the Polish Embassy in Washington, including the wife of the Polish Ambassador, the secretary of the Embassy, and a former counselor of the Embassy. The latter, Ignace Zlotowski, a nuclear scientist, had worked as a Soviet espionage agent in direct contact with the Soviet Embassy in Washington.

Condon was also active in at least one communist front and was an associate of several Communist Party members.

Harlow Shapley - a prominent astronomer. Shapley had been involved in at least 25 Communist Party fronts.

Harold C. Urey - director of War Research, Atomic Bomb Project, Columbia University. Urey was affiliated with at least ten Communist Party fronts and had attended a 1947 meeting in Paris, of the Soviet controlled World Federation of Scientific Workers.

In the late fall of 1945, the F.A.S. scored a major political victory. While Congress was debating who should control atomic weapons, the F.A.S. rented a room near the Capitol, equipped it with a typewriter, lobbied Senators and Representatives and talked to reporters. Harold Urey, led the charge, promoting a bill calling for the creation of a purely civilian Atomic Energy Commission, led by a panel appointed by the president- with no military representation. The debate continued into 1946, with the F.A.S. working to make sure the bill passed. To the amazement of many observers, they won, though the bill was softened to allow some military input.

Moscow Center was probably very happy, as it was considered much easier to influence or infiltrate a civilian body than a military organization.

In October 1950, Senator Joseph McCarthy placed a statement in the Congressional Record charging that the Federation of American Scientists was "heavily infiltrated with communist fellow travelers."

In the 1970's F.A.S. described itself as the "voice of science on Capitol Hill".

By the 1980s the F.A.S. was working to oppose president Reagan's proposed space based missile defense system.

The Soviets were extremely concerned about "Star Wars", knowing that if successful, it would make the U.S. much less vulnerable to Soviet nuclear missile attack.

In 1983, a group of Soviet academics had sent an open letter to U.S. scientists, asking whether, in the light of president Reagan's "Star Wars" speech of March that year , there had been a change in the professional consensus in the US, regarding the feasibility of effective missile defenses.

Only the F.A.S. responded and were subsequently invited by senior Soviet scientist, Evgeny Velikhov to visit the Soviet Union.

In November, the F.A.S. sent a party to the Soviet Union, which included F.A.S. chairman David W. Hafemeister, deputy chairman John Holdren, president Jeremy Stone and staffer John E. Pike.

Velikhov told Hafemeister, that the reason he decided to organize the Committee of Soviet Scientists was to educate a new generation of Soviet scientists about nuclear arms control and to re-open the US-Soviet dialog on strategic defense with the roles reversed.
Now it would be the Soviet scientists who would try to convince the the US government, with US scientists as intermediaries that the pursuit of ballistic missile defenses would be counterproductive.

Delegate John E. Pike went on to become "one of the country's most credible space industry observers" and an often quoted "security" expert.

In the 1980s however, he was a key opponent of "Star Wars".

Pike helped form the Space Policy Working Group and the National Campaign to Save the ABM Treaty, to campaign against Reagan's missile defense policies.

In 1994 Pike wrote an article entitled "Uncloaked Dagger: CIA Spending for Covert Action" for Covert Action Quarterly, a journal founded by C.I.A. renegade and K.G.B. contact Philip Agee.

Holdren's other co-delegate, Jeremy Stone was also an interesting case .

Stone, who led F.A.S. from 1970 to 2000, has been an extremely influential lobbyist and activist in the "peace" and foreign policy arena. He is the son of radical journalist I. F. Stone, an identified Soviet agent of the pre -WW2 period.

Like his father, Jeremy Stone has been close to the radical Washington D.C. based "think tank", the Institute for Policy Studies, once notorious for its ties to Soviet operatives.

U.S. Senator Mike Gravel, of Alaska, has written of his freshmen speech against Anti Ballistic Missiles;
Marcus Raskin, a co-founder of the Institute for Policy Studies, and Jeremy Stone helped me write the speech. Jeremy was I. F. Stone's son , who had been an expert opponent of ABM since 1963. His opposition to Pentagon spending later earned Jeremy a place on Nixon's enemies list.
Evgeny Velikhov was no gray Soviet bureaucrat either. The Soviet Union's top scientist/activist, Velikhov was an adviser to then Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Today he is close to Russia's de facto leader and former K.G.B chief, Vladimir Putin.

John Holdren later collaborated with Velikhov on a report on Weapons grade Plutonium, writing a June 1997, letter to Presidents Boris Yeltsin and Bill Clinton, on their findings;
We respectfully submit the Final Report of the U.S.-Russian Independent Scientific Commission on Disposition of Excess Weapons Plutonium. We strongly urge that the U.S. and Russian governments, with support and cooperation from the international community, take additional steps - beyond those already underway - to more rapidly reduce the security risks posed by excess weapons plutonium, ensuring that this material will never again be returned to nuclear weapons.

Our report recommends specific steps to meet this objective, including the technologies that can be used, a step-by-step plan of action for bringing these technologies into operation as rapidly as practicable, an international cooperative approach to financing the program, and establishment of an international entity to coordinate the necessary financing and implement the effort.
Today, John Holdren remains listed on the F.A.S. Board of Sponsors. Not surprisingly his Co-sponsors include several interesting characters.

Ann Druyan - a former secretary of F.A.S., Druyan is an open Marxist. In 1998 she endorsed a New York event commemorating the 150th anniversary of Karl Marx's "Communist Manifesto".

Stanley Sheinbaum - a West Coast philanthropist and supporter of radical causes including Democratic Socialists of America and Progressives for Obama.

In 1988 Sheinbaum led a delegation of American Jews that "persuaded" Palestinian terrorist leader Yasser Arafat to recognize Israel's right to exist and renounce terror. Arafat's promises, later graphically proven insincere, helped earn Arafat the Nobel Peace Prize.

Mark Ptashne - an Harvard geneticist. During the Viet Nam War, Ptashne was deeply involved in antiwar politics at Harvard and went to the extent of lecturing at the University of Hanoi.

In 1978 Ptashne attended a genetics conference in Moscow. In the 1980s, the scientific director of a Cuban genetics laboratory , spent three months working with Ptashne at Harvard.

In the 1940s, Mark Ptashne's father, Fred Ptashne, was a tutor at the Communist Party's Abraham Lincoln School in Chicago.

Coincidentally, several of Fred Ptashne's fellow tutors went on to intersect in some way with the career of Barack Obama, including Earl Durham, possibly Bernice Targ and Obama's Hawaiian boyhood mentor Frank Marshall Davis.

John Holdren held high office in two organizations shot through with socialists, Soviet sympathizers and "security risks". Both organizations have worked with Soviet officials for policies arguably beneficial to the former Soviet Union and detrimental to the U.S.

Holdren personally collaborated with a key figure in the Soviet/Russian scientific/political apparatus and traveled to the Soviet Union at the height of the "Cold War".

Now John Holdren holds the most important scientific post in the Western World and has the ear of the President of the United States of America.

Van Jones resigned his White House post, after his radical background was exposed.

John Holdren is in a position to do far more damage to U.S. interests, than Van Jones ever dreamed of.

Should John Holdren's past be subjected to at least the same level of scrutiny?

Obama file 100 here