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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Mike Bayer - Communist Agent in the Bernie Sanders Camp?

Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders may have a Communist Party USA agent in his camp.

The person in question is Mike Bayer, who is currently serving as Treasurer of Bernie Sanders' Vermont Progressive Party.

The Senator from Vermont, is a self proclaimed socialist and proud of it.

As a student in Chicago, Sanders was active in the Young Peoples Socialist League and has a decades old relationship with America's largest marxist organization, Democratic Socialists of America.

It was in conjunction with D.S.A. that Sanders formed, in 1991, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, now a more than eighty strong alliance of far left Senators and Congressmen.

Mike Bayer's closeness to Senator Sanders, however I takes things to a new level. While Bayer is no longer the open communist he once was, there is evidence that he is acting as a spy on Sanders' Party and may be be some kind of liaison man or agent-of-influence for the Communist Party.

Bayer has lived in Vermont since 1996, working as Chief Financial Officer of Vermont Legal Aid. He has been a leader in the leftist Vermont Progressive Party, since its earliest days.

Currently Bayer is running for the position of State Auditor of Accounts for Vermont, on the Progressive Party ticket. The position is currently held by Republican, Thomas M. Salmon.

Before moving to Vermont, Bayer was for many years, Indiana District organizer of the Communist Party USA and a regular contributor to the Party paper Peoples Daily World/ Peoples Weekly World.

Since working with Sanders' Progressive Party, Bayer has downplayed his communism, but did attend the 2001, Communist Party USA 27th National Convention in Milwaukee.

He is almost certainly still a Party member today. Certainly the Party hasn't forgotten Mike Bayer, or the regular updates he provides them on Progressive Party affairs.

While the Communist Party works mainly through the Democratic Party, in a few states they will work with influential third parties, which have a real prospect of electoral success. New York's Working Families Party and the Vermont Progressive Party being the best examples.

According to a Communist Party USA report on the 2002 elections;

A more advanced aspect of political independence is pro-worker electoral formations outside the Democratic Party. A growing example is the Working Families Party, which has established itself in New York, doubled its vote in two years time, and is now expanding into Connecticut and other states. Election law in Connecticut does not allow petitioning candidates to run on more than one line, so the tactic is to run as many as 60 candidates for State Representative around the state with the goal of getting at least one percent of the vote and winning minor party status in those districts. Then in the next election, the Working Families Party can cross-endorse candidates in other Parties who adopt the Working Families program. Western Connecticut Labor Council president Blair Bertaccini will be one of those candidates.

In Vermont, going beyond Bernie Sanders
, is the new Vermont Progressive Party, which received 10% of the vote for governor and won 4 representatives in the last election. Mike Bayer sits on their state committee.
Blair Bertaccini, incidentally, is a long time Communist Party USA member, who has been less vocal about his Marxism-Leninism, since becoming active in the W.F.P.

From a report to the National Committee of the Communist Party USA November 16, 2002;
The Progressive Party in Vermont ran Anthony Polina for Lieutenant Governor. He got 25% of the vote, up from 9.5% two years ago. He campaigned for a tax surcharge on the wealthy, replacing property taxes with broad-based taxes to fund public education, and a single payer health care system. He was endorsed by the Vermont AFL-CIO. The campaign was a collaborative effort with Bernie Sanders and inspired a high voter turnout. Mike Bayer reports that the lack of program by the Democratic candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor led to their defeat.
Note that Mike Bayer is reporting on V.P.P. affairs back to the highest body of the Communist Party USA.

On December 3 2006, People’s Weekly World readers celebrating the results of the Nov. 7 elections, with banquets and dinners in various places across the country.

In Connecticut, guests packed the New Haven People's Center to “Carry the People’s Election Victories Forward”...

Michael Bayer, treasurer of the Vermont Progressive Party, spoke about left Independent Bernie Sanders’ election to the U.S. Senate as a fighter for working-class people. Bayer also stressed the continuing need to pressure Congress for universal health care, minimum wage increases, the right to belong to a union and the return of U.S. troops home from Iraq.

The event was described this way, in an earlier edition of Peoples Weekly World:

Special guest Michael Bayer, state treasurer of Vermont’s Progressive Party, will address “Building Independent Political Action on behalf of Working Families.” The Progressive Party was inspired by Congressman Bernie Sanders, who is a founder of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and is newly elected U.S. Senator from Vermont.

The event will celebrate a year of activism against the war in Iraq and for immigrant rights and workers’ rights, reflected in major get out the vote efforts by labor and community groups which changed control of Congress. Projections will be made for next steps to change the direction of the country and achieve an end to the war, good jobs and health care.

The program, to be held at the New Haven People’s Center, 37 Howe Street, will include poetry, music, an international holiday gift table and a home-cooked light supper. The annual reception is hosted by the People’s Weekly World in Connecticut on the occasion of the 87th anniversary of the Communist Party USA.
Clearly Mike Bayer is interested in more than reporting on Bernie Sanders' people to the Communist Party. Bayer is interested in policy.
"universal health care, minimum wage increases, the right to belong to a union and the return of U.S. troops home from Iraq."
This is all Communist Party policy. It is also largely V.P.P. policy. Is Mike Bayer's main responsibility inside the V.P.P. to ensure that the "Communist Party line" is adhered to?

Is it also to make sure that Bernie Sanders also pushes the appropriate "line" in the U.S. Senate and through the Congressional Progressive Caucus?

This is a key point. Modern American communism, is not about atom bomb spies, terrorists or bomb throwers. It is about achieving "social change" by getting the Democrats to adopt communist policies and selling them as their own to the American voter.

Revolution, by stealth, using the Democrats, Working Families Party and Vermont Progressive Party to promote communist programs, is the modern face of U.S. Marxism-Leninism.

Mike Bayer is ideally placed to assist with this process.

Does Bernie Sanders realize that he is working closely with a probable agent of the Communist Party USA? Its very hard to believe he doesn't.

In November 1989 Sanders addressed the 10th national conference of the Communist Party front U.S. Peace Council - "End The Cold War Fund Human Needs" - in Boston, Massachusetts.

In 1997, Sanders co-sponsored H.R. 950, the Job Creation and Infrastructure Restoration Act. This Bill was introduced at the request of the National Labor Coalition for Public Works Jobs - which was led by members, or supporters of the Communist Party USA.

The Communist Party USA has strong ties to China, Cuba and other hostile powers. Is it of concern that a long time senior cadre of that Party is working in close proximity to a serving U.S. Senator?

Link Swap with New Zeal

Thanks for offering to swap links with me. When two websites link to each other, it increases their rank in search engines, and also gives readers a link to new and relevant information.

I am frequently being asked to swap links with another patriotic blogger. So here's the deal -

You write up a brief blog post promoting the New Zeal blog and recommending it to your readers. You are encouraged to mention New Zeal's sister site, KeyWiki - an encyclopaedia of the covert side of U.S. and Global politics. Also of particular interest would be my growing list of over 100 Obama Files. Then send a link to this through to me, and I will promptly reciprocate your link.

- Trevor Loudon, New Zealand

Even in Ohio - Communists Back Dem Congressional Candidate Bill O'Neill

While standing little chance against a Republican incumbent, Ohio lawyer, labor organizer and now nurse, Bill O'Neill, is standing for Congress on the Democrat ticket in Ohio's 14th Congressional District.

O'Neill is backed by a coalition which includes prominent members of the Ohio Communist Party.

In the largely rural District, Democrats and local Communist Party USA members have united to promote Democratic candidates in the November mid term elections.

Leading Communist Party members like Wally Kaufman and Diana Sowry have formed an alliance with local labor unions and the Democrats to try and stem and reverse the coming Republican/Tea Party tide come November.

They are backing Congressional hopeful Bill O'Neill as well as State Treasurer candidate Kevin Boyce, Senate candidate Lee Fisher and gubernatorial candidate Ted Strickland.

From the Peoples World;

Labor, civil rights, family farm and community allies rallied here Aug. 21 to kick off the campaign to elect Democrats in November.

The occasion was the opening of the county Democratic headquarters, but the event had been initiated by a grassroots progressive coalition.

Wally Kaufman, vice president of the AFL-CIO Retirees Council, said he and activists from the NAACP, the Farmers Union and other groups had planned a picnic to mobilize for the elections, but at the request of the Democrats, agreed to combine the event with the opening of the party's headquarters.

"We plan to set up an Ashtabula Progressive Forum to hear speakers and discuss issues, especially in relation to the elections," he said.

Kim Parker, president of the Democratic Women's Caucus welcomed about 50 people in attendance to the brightly lit storefront stressing the critical battle shaping up. George Williams, president of the NAACP, also gave words of greetings and an invocation.

Ray Gruber, president of the Ashtabula AFL-CIO, said labor was already making 20,000 calls a week, on behalf of its endorsed candidates, out of phone banks throughout the state.

He said the race for the U.S. Senate seat left open by the retirement of Republican Senator George Voinovich was critical. There could not be a clearer choice, he said, than between Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, the Democrat, and Rob Portman, the Republican, who served as trade representative and budget director under President George W. Bush.

Diana Sowry, secretary of the AFL-CIO, warned about the intense anger felt by many young people in the community.

"They feel they have no future. We need to hit the streets and fight back against the dark force," she said, referring to the Republicans. She urged people to take part in the national march on Washington for jobs, peace, education and justice set for Oct. 2.

Bill O'Neill, Democratic candidate for Congress, said there is deep-seated anger about the bailout of the banks and the unfunded wars.

He called for efforts to stop the continuing loss of jobs by ending tax breaks for corporations that go overseas and insisting that wind turbines and other equipment in new green energy industries be manufactured in the United States...

Kevin Boyce, candidate for state Treasurer, stressed the importance of re-electing Gov. Ted Strickland and the Democratic slate of statewide candidates.

Strickland, he said, a "people's candidate, you can trust." His opponent, John Kasich, however, was an executive with Lehman Brothers, the giant Wall St. bank that collapsed last September. Kasich is calling for privatizing the state's department of economic development, which would end transparency and open the door to corruption.
Ashtabula County, is not generally regarded as an hotbed of communism, but even in rural Ohio, as in many regions across America, the lines between the Democratic Party, organized labor and the Communist Party are now almost non-existent.

The Day Beck Shook America

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton, from Noisy Room has put together some very comprehensive coverage of Glenn Beck's huge Restoring Honor rally, in Washington D.C.

Hat Tips: Gateway Pundit/Jean Stoner/Brian B./Nancy Jacques/Knowledge Creates Power/Larwyn

From the heavens to the roots of civil rights, Beck rocks the Lincoln Memorial and G-d brings Americans to their knees in prayer and the progressives to their knees in anguish.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton -

Updated through the day. Stay tuned Beck fans...

Restoring Honor – ‘Fundamentally Transforming’ America.



Back at the Lincoln Memorial, 47 years on

Restoring Honor rally

Beck: USA has 'wandered in darkness' too long...

'We must advance or perish'...

Bachmann: A million people came...

NBCNEWS says closer to 300,000...

SOUR SHARPTON: 'March will change nothing'...

WIRE: Rally signals election trouble for Dems...


‘Restoring Honor’: The Day After Wrap-Up & Whitewash

‘Restoring Honor’ at the Lincoln Memorial; Update: Live Stream Included

Glenn Beck: Obama Practices Type of Marxism Disguised as Religion (Video)

CROWD ROARS at Restoring Honor Rally as MLK’s Niece Alveda King Declares: “I Too Have a Dream!” (Video)

Bummer. Al Sharpton’s Counter-Freedom Rally Attracts Only 3,000 Supporters

RESTORING HONOR RALLY – 500,000 Patriots Gather to Honor America I hear a cool 1 million showed...

ALBERT PUJOLS WOWS THE CROWD at “Restoring Honor” Rally in DC (Video)

Sarah Palin Speech at Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” Rally – Video 8/28/10

Shame on The Washington Post... Worse than that - blatant incompetence - the WaPo front page touts Sharpton's rally for being on the 37th anniversary of MLK. Dude - it was the 47th anniversary - so did Sharpton actually hold his rally ten years ago? Waiting for an answer... I'm sure one will be forthcoming any second now from WaPo.

Notice anything funny about the WaPo’s internet coverage today? *UPDATED, often*

From Kim Priestap - her Dad took the pic:

The Entire Glenn Beck Restoring Honor Rally

Rally to Restore Honor Gathers Half a Million Americans, Makes History

Restoring Honor Rally… 8.28.10 - A God Inspired Dream

A Tale of Two Rallies on the Mall: Clean Conservatives vs. Filthy Libs (Video)

A quote someone posted from twitter:

“Of course Christians and tea bags go together — the hotter the water, the stronger the tea.”

Glenn Beck Appeals to 'Restore' the U.S., Al Sharpton Commemorates Martin Luther King

Sarah Palin: 'We like what we're doing'

Glenn Beck Rally Attracts Estimated 87,000 The numbers on this article are way off, but the pics are good... 87,000 my arse!

Media strives to cover D.C. rally with ‘Honor’

At Lincoln Memorial, a Call for Religious Rebirth

Beck & O’Reilly bet: If more than 100-200k come to 8/28, Beck can have the 8pm slot


Amanpour Offers Bitter-Clinger Variation To Explain Beck Rally Success

Glenn Beck's 'Restoring Honor' Rally: What Do You Think Now?

Glenn Beck makes history: Washington rally shows power of conservatism in America

Ted Hays Debates Rev. Eric Lee on Glenn Becks Restoring Honor Rally in Washington DC

Glenn Beck Rally Picture Guaranteed to Drive Media Crazy

"Tens" of thousands rally while hundreds "pack"

Dream Crowds: King vs Beck (But Who's Counting? Life, PBS, Wiki, InfoPlease... or CBS?)

Chris Matthews' 'Nightmare': 'Right-wing Boys and Girls Singing Praise for Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin'

CBS to Black Beck Rally Attendees: ‘I'm Noticing that There Aren't a Lot of Minorities Here Today’

Amateur Hour at CNN: Error-Filled Chyron During Beck Rally

Exclusive Transcript: Al Sharpton's 'I Have a Scheme' Speech, Keynote Address of the 8/28 'Restoring Dishonor' Counter Protest

Sharpton To Beck: Come On Fox News and Debate Ground Zero Mosque

Glenn Beck in Body Armor with 3 Bodyguards. Wouldn't You?

iOwnTheWorld is incredible... 8) Thanks to Larwyn for pointing me there today...

.....the term “white trash” is an epithet against anyone non-white? The implication with that term is one that is hideously ironic. You’re pretty much saying, “hey, look, this isn’t the expected trash. This is WHITE trash, believe it or not.”....BFH

From the ANALS of the Vile Bigot, Wonkette

Affirmative Action Crowd Estimates

It Was Like A Return To Jim Crow, or Like We Were In Nazi Germany.

Seen On Amazon

There is nothing to see here

Sen. Landrieu Tries to Tie Beck & Restoring Honor Rally to Hurricane Katrina… Fails

"The Next Timothy McVeigh" Was At Restoring Honor Rally

Press' Predominating Storyline About Beck Rally

Saturday Night Card Game (Think Progress Forced To Fold At Restoring Honor Rally)

Subliminal Deception

Subliminal Reduction at the Washington Post

The MaryHunter Reports From the Restoring Honor Rally


Daily scoreboard

Washington conservative rally…pictures by BBC

Last and certainly least:

Obama says he ignored Beck rally...

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Left's Dirtiest Secret - the Relationship of Communism and Nazism

Thanks to Matthew

Katrina vanden Heuvel Calls for Left Unity Behind Obama

I have long contended that the Washington D.C. based Institute for Policy Studies is a key component of the movement that put president Barack Obama into the White House.

The I.P.S. provides key policy ideas for the Obama administration, but it also coordinates many key elements of the U.S. left behind the Obama movement.

Katrina vanden Heuvel is an I.P.S. trustee and editor of the leftist journal The Nation.

She is the co-editor of Taking Back America – And Taking Down The Radical Right (2004) and most recently of Meltdown: How Greed and Corruption Shattered Our Financial System and How We Can Recover.

She is a also frequent contributor to MSNBC, CNN and ABC's This Week.

Katrina vanden Heuvel serves on the board of the far left Institute for America's Future and she also serves on the board of the Institute for Women's Policy Research and the World Policy Institute.

She is also a member of the highly influential Council on Foreign Relations and is also connected to George Soros' far left leaning Open Society institute

In her younger days Katrina vanden Heuvel was co-editor (with Stephen F. Cohen) of Voices of Glasnost: Interviews with Gorbachev's Reformers (Norton, 1989) and also co-edited Vyi i Myi, a Russian-language feminist newsletter.

Given her positions of responsibility on the the U.S. left, it is only natural that vanden Heuvel should attempt to address the biggest problem currently facing U.S. communists, socialists and progressives. That is;
How to maintain the leftist unity that brought Barack Obama to power and use its influence and muscle to maintain enough support to enable the president to implement his full radical agenda?
The U.S. left has been fracturing in recent months as many of its more radical elements are dissatisfied with what they regard as a slow pace of change under Obama.

On August 15, 2010, vanden Heuvel wrote an article for the, entitled "The 'Principled Left' Obama Needs".
When Barack Obama embarked on what most political insiders saw as an audacious campaign for the presidency, the question was whether a newly-elected senator from Illinois could entice Democrats to consider a contender other than a former first lady who proposed to be the first woman president and a former nominee for vice president who was saying important things about the growing economic divide in America. What ultimately won him the Democratic nomination in 2008 was a decision by the principled left—professional and amateur—that the one leading candidate who had expressed blunt opposition to the war in Iraq before it began had shown better judgment than Hillary Clinton or John Edwards.
So it was that an exercise in political purism by the broad left put Obama on the path to the presidency. Now that Obama is president, however, his press secretary derides the "professional left" for being too pure in its demands on the White House. In point of fact, Robert Gibbs is wrong; at the most critical point in President Obama's tenure so far—when Congress was deciding how to vote on a health-care bill that Republicans predicted would be his "Waterloo"—the most left-wing members of Congress and their allies (professional and amateur) across America rallied to support a measure that was deeply disappointing to many of them....
It is staggeringly simplistic for Gibbs to blame the "professional left" for the slew of troubles this White House currently confronts as much as seems to have. The left isn't responsible for the administration’s insufficient response to the economic and social challenges the financial crisis has posed. The left isn't responsible for a dysfunctional system that allows the minority party to obstruct with impunity—and special interests and big corporate money to dictate legislative policy. Nor is the left responsible for the fact that a majority of Americans no longer believe the Afghanistan war is worth fighting. (It is actually-New Zeal)
As historian Michael Kazin likes to say, "If the left were not somewhat unhappy with Barack Obama, it would not be much of a left." Maybe Gibbs needs a history lesson on the relationship of the left to presidential administrations. Both FDR and LBJ, for example, had to respond to insurgencies on their left—labor and civil-rights movements—and in so doing were pushed to adopt bold progressive reforms.

Of course, these are different times, for America and its left. Ruth Marcus makes a credible point when she suggests that some on the left blame Obama for the failure to enact sweeping transformative reforms in less than two years. Blaming Obama is simplistic. After all, didn't the left—old and new—typically use a power structure analysis to explain the limits of democracy in the U.S.? How is it, then, that it hoped Obama would override all that, and do so in less than two years?

The left I know and am a part of is not some monolithic entity. There are debates and divisions. I am of the school that believes the system is rigged against progressive change, and that great periods of change—the New Deal and the Great Society—took place after years of effort and many setbacks. I also believe that we on the left need to be as clear-eyed, tough and pragmatic about Obama as he and his team are about us. Playing what I call the betrayal sweepstakes—a ceaseless denunciation of the administration's failures and missteps—doesn't get us very far. It promotes disappointment, disempowerment and despair, which is just what our adversaries on the right seek.
As someone who would like to see Obama's presidency succeed, I think he needs a left that engages in the same blending of principle and pragmatism that convinced progressive Democrats to choose him over Clinton and Edwards. The history of progressive change in our country leads me to believe that the left would be wise to avoid falling into either of two extremes—reflexively defensive or reflexively critical.

In the last 18 months, the left has learned the hard way that it needs to be more independent of the White House to realize the change we’re seeking. There's now more energy being devoted to organizing, less to complaining. There is savvy organizing underway around specific issues—corporate power, filibuster reform, Medicare-for-all at the state level, stronger consumer protection—and the development of active, broad-based coalitions around those reforms that, as our history teaches us, is pretty much the only way things change in our system.
Katrina vanden Heuvel is telling the U.S. left - stop whining, get organized and unified. Push the Obama administration to make the changes you want.

Franklin Roosevelt's "New Deal" and Johnson's "Great Society" saw the two greatest leaps into socialism in U.S. history.

America now stands on the verge of a third and probably final push to socialism under Obama.

Katrina vanden Heuvel is telling her troops not to blow the greatest opportunity they will ever have to fly the Red Flag over America.

"Bad Faith at Ground Zero"

Another excellent video from British comedian/commentator Pat Condell on the "Ground Zero Mosque".

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sarah Palin at Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" Rally

Ayn Rand - Liberty vs Socialism

To whom I owe so much.

The late great Ayn Rand on Liberty vs Socialism

Louis Farrakhan: "Our Muslim World Wants to See the US/UK Handcuffed"

On August 25, I uploaded a video entitled "Louis Farrakhan: "Our Muslim World Wants to See the US/UK Handcuffed". It received over 2,000 views in under 48 hours, but YouTube subsequently deleted it after a complaint by the owner of the footage. Wouldn't be surprising if Farrakhan's people had got wind of the video and had it pulled.

I've now uploaded the video to LiveLeak, where it's since received another 650 views. This is an important video and - until now, unseen footage of Minister of Nation of Islam, Louis Farrkhan speaking about his plan for the destruction of America.

Help share this video - as it looks like they're trying to suppress it.

"Martyrs Mosque"

A former U.S. diplomat, who spent much of his career in the Muslim world, including tours in Iraq and Pakistan, raises an interesting point about the proposed "Ground Zero Mosque".
While buildings are given formal names, they are also often referred to informally by another name. For example, the John Hancock Center in Chicago is more popularly known as “Big John.” The World Trade Center was more frequently referred to as the “Twin Towers.”

This raises a question for New Yorkers to ponder. How long will it be before those visiting the Mosque and Islamic Cultural Center both locally as well as those from abroad will come to refer to the center by some simpler and probably more descriptive name?

Keeping in mind the two different views of those who flew into the Twin Towers on 9/11, from our side ‘terrorists’ and from many in the Islamic world who celebrated the event by referring to them as ‘martyrs,’ it is logical that some such name as “Martyrs Mosque,” or “Martyrs Center” could easily become the popular Islamic reference, and a constant source of annoyance to New Yorkers.

Such a substitution would quickly spread in the Muslim world and it is not inconceivable that Muslims visiting New York would make the “Martyrs Center” of “Martyrs Mosque” a must on their travel itinerary. It could easily become a place for them to pray and honor the sacrifice the ‘martyrs’ made on behalf of Islam on that fateful September day. Building the Mosque at its suggested location may only be the beginning of problems it will bring to New York City, and not in a good way.
Will the proposed center, if built, become a permanent source of aggravation to Americans?

Will it become an icon and rallying point to America's radical Islamic enemies world wide?

Is that the real intent of this ill-advised project?

Saturday, August 28, 2010

"U.S. Is Bankrupt and We Don't Even Know It "

Boston University economist Larry Kotlikoff, says the US is economically worse off than Greece.

I agree with Mr Kotlikoff's analysis, if not entirely with his solutions.

Beck on the Border

Glenn Beck (with a short splice-in), on U.S. border security and lack thereof.

Friday, August 27, 2010

"Give Me Liberty, Or Give Me Death"

In honor of Glenn Beck's long awaited 8/28 rally in Washington DC, in 2 days and for every American patriot standing up for their republic and Constitution, I post this document.
People of America: No man thinks more highly than I of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of many of the worthy people in elected office. But different people often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those people if, entertaining as I do, opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely, and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony. The question before the people is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should we keep back our opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, we should consider ourselves as guilty of treason towards our country and of an act of disloyalty toward the majesty of heaven, which we revere above all earthly kings.

It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For our part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, we should be willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.

We have but one lamp by which our feet are guided; and that is the lamp of experience. We know of no way of judging of the future but by the past. And judging by the past, we wish to know what there has been in the conduct of the corporate owned State and Federal Houses for the last fifty years, to justify those hopes with which people have been pleased to solace themselves? Is it that insidious smile with which our petitions for relief have been received? Trust it not; it will prove a snare to your feet. Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petitions comports with their unbridled assault on our rights and freedoms throughout the land. Have we shown ourselves so willing to be coerced by corporate sponsored fiat of law, so willing to surrender our rights for their empty promises of security? Let us not deceive ourselves. These are the implements of tyranny and subjugation. I ask what means this onslaught of corporate sponsored laws abridging our God given rights, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can you assign any other possible motive for it? No there is none. They are meant for us; they can be meant for no other. They are created to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the corporate purchased government Houses have been so long forging. And what have we to oppose to them? Shall we try argument? We have been trying that for the last fifty years. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing. We have held the subject up in every light of which it is capable; but it has been all in vain. Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication? What terms shall we find which have not been already exhausted? Let us not, I beseech you, deceive ourselves. We have done everything that could be done, to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne of the federal government, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the international corporations. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrance’s have produced additional violations of our rights and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of that very same throne. In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of liberty and freedom? There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending, if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained, we must fight! I repeat it we must fight! An appeal to action and to the God of Hosts is all that is left us!

They tell us that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when the corporations have invaded the sanctity of every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance, by lying supinely on our backs, and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? People of America, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. Three hundred million people, armed with no lesser will, no lesser aspiration for freedom than those fifty-six brave men, who at risk of life and treasure, affixed their signatures to the Declaration of Independence, committed to the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations; and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard in the corporate board rooms and in the halls of their purchased state and federal Houses! The war is inevitable let it come! I repeat it, let it come.

It is in vain to extenuate the matter people may cry, you rock the boat at our peril; Wake up people, the boat is already awash! The war is actually begun! Some of our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that the people wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death

Adaptation of Patrick Henry’s speech at St. Johns Church, Richmond Virginia
March 23, 1775.

Thanks to Jim.

"Beat It" - The Chinese Communist Party Way.

Who says fascist totalitarians canst be cool?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Barack Obama: The Child - The Messiah - The Obamessiah

Are we not wondrously blessed?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

"Conscious Capitalism"

"Conscious Capitalism" = Green Fascism. Can you believe these people?

"Salt in the Wound"

More ammunition for our side of the culture wars.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"Three Things About Islam"

Three things you probably didn't know about Islam.

"Im Taking Action" - Michael Berry

An impassioned call to action from Houston Radio KTRH 740AM Host Michael Berry.

Thanks to Grant.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Global Warming Propaganda Countered

I take a lot of material from Russia Today with a large block of salt. This very interesting interview however, poses some interesting counter arguments to "Global Warming" propaganda.

Thanks to Gerald.

"I Want Your Money"

New doco on Obama Administration money madness, coming out soon.

Dennis Kucinich and the Communists

Voters in Ohio's 10th District are well aware that their Congressman Dennis Kucinich is way, way out on the left.

After all he is a member of the far left Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Few realize however, that Dennis Kucinich is allied to members of the Communist Party USA, a party with more allegiance to China and Cuba than to the the United States of America.

Check out this official Kucinich ad from his brief 2008 presidential campaign.

The video doesn't say so, but Bruce Bostick is no ordinary steelworker. He is a veteran of the 1969 Venceremos Brigade to Cuba and a long time Ohio and national official of the Communist Party USA.

So why would a Democratic Congressman officially accept the endorsement of a Communist Party leader?

Unfortunately, for Dennis Kucinich, this is simply par for the course.

Dennis Kucinich has reportedly been close to the Communist Party USA since his days in Cleveland Ohio council politics in the 1960s.

According to the World Socialist Web Site;
Take Kucinich first. As mayor of Cleveland in the late 1960s, he represented one of the most “left” elements in the Democratic Party during the heyday of the radical protest movement. He was closely allied with the Stalinists of the CPUSA, who still had significant influence in the working class of Cleveland, particularly in such unions as the UE and UAW. With the collapse of the protest movement and the shift to the right in American bourgeois politics, Kucinich was driven out of political life for two decades, before returning to office as a state legislator and ultimately winning a congressional seat
During Kucinich's successful 1996 Congressional run, there was considerable controversy over his ties to Communist Party USA member Rick Nagin.

Writing in the Communist Party USA's paper, People's Weekly World, Ohio Communist Party chairman, Rick Nagin, detailed the campaign which led to Kucinich's election to Congress:
The election of Dennis Kucinich in Ohio's 10th Congressional District was a ground-breaking event demonstrating the powerful political potential of a mass, grassroots coalition led by labor.

Trade unionists and seniors provided the largest numbers of some 5,000 volunteers but many others came from Hispanic, environmental, peace and other organizations.
The Republicans reacted with fury to this open challenge to their decades of labor-baiting bully tactics. Kucinich's program, Republican county chairman Jim Trakas announced, is "very similar to the Communist Manifesto" and is "what Lenin stood for." Kucinich blasted this reversion to "McCarthyism."

The smears were endlessly propagated by a right-wing talk show host who made it his mission three hours every morning to stop Kucinich. The poisonous attacks, aimed at suppressing voter turnout, caused the race to tighten considerably. In the final week before the election the focus of the Hoke campaign shifted to virulent red-baiting directed at this writer.

In what was probably a first since the beginning of the Cold War, Kucinich refused to knuckle under, calmly stating that I was one of 5,000 volunteers and declaring, "It's Halloween and Hoke is dressing up as Joe McCarthy. Karl Marx is not running my campaign but apparently Harpo Marx is running his."
While Kucinich would claim that Ohio Communist Party leader was only "one of 5,000 volunteers", the Communist Party USA itself later contradicted Kucinich's claim.

In 2005 Rick Nagin campaigned unsuccessfully in his own right for Cleveland City Council, and was heavily criticized over his Communist Party ties. Nagin had resigned as chairman of the Ohio Communist Party (but had remained a member) to take a position as executive assistant to Nelson Cintron , the first Latino in City Council and a protoge of Kucinich's

According to the People's Weekly World;

Nagin was continuously targeted as a member and former chairman of the Ohio Communist Party, yet his strong showing was impressive and stemmed from a number of factors....
Nagin also had seven and a half years of experience as executive assistant to Nelson Cintron Jr. who represented an adjacent ward. Furthermore, he had been a key organizer for Dennis Kucinich's campaigns for Congress and president and for the 2004 John Kerry presidential campaign
The Communist Party USA appears to see Dennis Kucinich as a man worthy of support and someone who can be relied on to push the correct agenda in Congress.

In a 2004 report to the CPUSA National Board, the Party's Political Action Committee chair, Joelle Fishman wrote a report on Party work in the U.S. Presidential elections. She included a comment on Dennis Kucinich and the Democratic Party National Convention.

Dennis Kucinich's 50 delegates to the national Democratic convention, will be presenting a platform plank for a Department of Peace, voted favorably by four state conventions, including dramatically in Texas just this week. The efforts of Kucinich together with Jesse Jackson and others, to bring forward more advanced demands, will make an important contribution to the convention. A very special contribution will be made by an expectedly large number of labor union delegates who will work together in one bloc to get a strong platform for jobs, health care, and pensions.

The Communist Party USA would also be at the convention;

We project our role at the convention as distribution of the Peoples Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo and literature to delegates and in free speech areas, and participation in the Kucinich-led issue events.
Communist Party Chairman Sam Webb, wrote in a July 2007 report to the Party's National Committee;
Finally, we should have a positive attitude toward the candidacy of Congressman Dennis Kucinich. Despite the efforts of the media to sideline him, Kucinich is emerging as a leading voice of the broad people’s coalition. He brings consistent anti-right, anti-corporate, pro-peace positions to the presidential primaries and debates. None of the other candidates can make the same claim. The more he speaks to audiences of the core forces, the better positioned the movement will be to win in 2008 and to fight the good fight in 2009.

Rick Nagin was back with Dennis Kucinich in 2008, working as Labor Coordinator for Dennis Kucinich's successful 2008 primary campaign.

Dennis Kucinich, (center rear), endorsed Rick Nagin (second from right) in his almost successful 2009 City Council race.While Nagin stood as a Democrat, he is still unequivocally a leading member of the Communist Party.

Said Dennis Kucinich of comrade Nagin;

I've known Rick Nagin for more than 30 years. He's honest, hard-working and conscientious. The people of Ward 14 have a chance to elect a Councilman who will be totally dedicated to them. What more can you ask for?

I'm proud to join with the AFL-CIO in supporting Rick Nagin

Dennis Kucinich, Congressman, 10th District.
Perhaps the voters of Ohio's 10th District should reflect on whether they would still vote for Dennis Kucinich, if he were running as a member of the Communist Party.

Because if they wouldn't vote for an open communist, why would they vote for a man who is almost certainly a Communist Party supporter.

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Thomas Sowell on the Destruction of America

Economist Thomas Sowell on the possible fate of America

Friday, August 20, 2010

Patriarch Feels "Crucified" in Turkey

Fascinating little doco on the Turkish based patriarch of the Orthodox Church.

Despite being headquartered in Constantinople/Istanbul for 1700 years, the Patriarchy is coming under pressure from an increasingly Islamized Turkish state and society.

"Now That’s a President"

An excellent post from Eowyn at Fellowship of the Minds

A reminder of how fine men may be when willing to guided by conscience and truthful principles.

Could the contrast be starker?

In a letter to Dr. Walter Jones in 1814, Thomas Jefferson, America’s third President (1801-1809), wrote this about the first President of the newly independent United States of America:

[H]is was the singular destiny and merit, of leading the armies of his country successfully through an arduous war, for the establishment of its independence; of conducting its councils through the birth of a government, new in its forms and principles, until it had settled down into a quite and orderly train; and of scrupulously obeying the laws through the whole of his career, civil and military, of which the history of the world furnishes no other example.”

George Washington was the commander of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War from 1775 to 1783. He never used his command for his own advantage. Washington even rebuked his men when they suggested that he become king or that the army assert its control over the civilian authorities. As Commander in Chief, Washington demonstrated his respect for the rule of law by his consistent deference to the elected Continental Congress. When he ended his service at the end of the war, he resigned his commission in 1783 and retired to private life at his plantation in Mount Vernon, thereby proving King George III wrong. George III had asked what Washington would do after the war and was told of rumors that he would return to his farm, prompting the King to state, “if he does that, he will be the greatest man in the world.”

Washington presided over the Philadelphia Convention that drafted the United States Constitution in 1787. Washington was elected the first president, unanimously by the Electoral College, something that has never been repeated in American history.

Washington belonged to no political party and served as America’s first President from April 30, 1789 to March 4, 1797. After two terms Washington thought it was important that he step aside. He believed that a peaceful transition of power to a newly elected president was necessary before his death. He feared that if he died in office and the vice-president ascended to the presidency, it would appear too much like an heir ascending to the throne after the death of a king.

Washington’s farewell address was a primer on republican virtue and a stern warning against partisanship, sectionalism, and involvement in foreign wars. When Washington stepped aside at the end of his second term, George III said that Washington’s retirement from the presidency along with his earlier resignation of Commander in Chief, “placed him in a light the most distinguished of any man living,” and that his relinquishing power made him “the greatest character of the age.”

Washington died in 1799. Henry Lee, delivering the funeral oration, declared Washington “first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen”. Historical scholars consistently rank him as one of the greatest United States presidents.

Whittle on the Ground Zero Mosque

Bill Whittle is always excellent. This does not disappoint.

Thanks to Kent

Asst. Bishop Steven Charleston - "Revolutionary Christian"

Steven Charleston is Assistant Bishop of the Episcopalian Church of California.

He is a champion of "social justice" and a leader of the Church's "liberal" wing.

According to the website of San Francisco's Grace Church;
Steven Charleston is widely recognized as a leading proponent for justice issues and for spiritual renewal in the church in both the United States and Canada. He has been called "one of the best preachers in the Episcopal Church," leading worship services ranging from a revival style service in Texas to Lenten Services at Harvard University. A citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Bishop Charleston was born and raised in that state in a family that has had a long history of service in the Christian Native American community. Both his grandfather and great-grandfather were ordained ministers of the Presbyterian Church, serving among the Choctaw People in rural Oklahoma.

His vocation in the church has been extensive and varied. He was the national staff officer for Native American ministries in the Episcopal Church; the Director of the Dakota Leadership Program; professor at Luther-Northwestern Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota; the Bishop of Alaska; chaplain of Trinity College in Hartford; Assistant Bishop of Connecticut; and most recently, the President and Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass.
Steven Charleston has been Chair of the House of Bishops’ Justice, Peace and Integrity for Creation Task Force.

Bishop Charleston has appeared on ABC World News Tonight, BBC World News, BBC Today Programme, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, The O'Reilly Factor, and Hannity & Colmes, and WRKO radio in Boston.

But here is an interesting and little known fact about Asst. Bishop Charleston.

In 1991, Father Steve Charleston, priest at the Holy Trinity/St. Anskar and professor at Luther-Northwestern Seminary in Minnesota's Twin Cities, accepted an appointment as Episcopalian Bishop of Alaska.

Democratic Socialists of America, the U.S.'s largest marxist based organization, publishes a journal called Democratic Left. On page 14 of the March/April 1991 issue of this journal is the statement:
"A Native American of Choctaw descent, and a self avowed "revolutionary Christian", [Steve] Charleston was instrumental in reviving the Democratic Socialists of America , local in the Twin Cities."

I wonder how many of Steven Charleston's parishioners, students, colleagues and media contacts, know of the Asst. Bishop's marxist background?

"We Can't Protect You South of Route 8"

Republican Congressman Ted Poe on U.S. border security - or lack thereof.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

George Bush Greets Returning Troops

While I had my issues with George Bush 2, there is no doubt he loves and is loved by his troops.

This is simple, but very moving.

Thanks to Micheal

Security Implications? Red Rosa DeLauro's Communist Party Connection

U.S. Rep Rosa DeLauro is a powerful and influential woman...

DeLauro has been the co-chair of the House Democratic Steering Committee since 2003, where she makes committee assignments. This position gives Rep. DeLauro the power to determine the make up of powerful House Committees, to stack them with those Congressmen she deems most appropriate.

She is also a member of the far left Congressional Progressive Caucus , which may help to explain why that organization is so well represented on several powerful House Committees.

Rosa DeLauro left, Nancy Pelosi center

The representative from Connecticut’s 3rd Congressional District is the second-highest ranking woman in the U.S. House, after her close friend and colleague, Speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi.

Rosa DeLauro's Congressional District is centered on the City of New Haven, which happens to be a stronghold of the Communist Party USA. For many years the Connecticut Communist Party has been very influential in the local labor movement, "peace" movement, city government and the Democratic Party.

New Haven Peoples Center celebration

The Communist Party's activity, is centered on the New Haven Peoples Center, (established 1937), which houses Party front groups, and hosts Party functions.

Communist Party member Al Marder is president of the Peoples Center, while his comrade Joelle Fishman serves as a board member.

On August 11, the Party allied local chapter of the Alliance for Retired Americans (Joelle Fishman is a board member) hosted a function to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the establishment of Social Security.

Guest of honor was local Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro.

Rosa DeLauro cuts the anniversary cake

Listening to the first few minutes this speech, makes its very clear that DeLauro is familiar with many of those in attendance.

Photograher at the event , which was well covered in the Peoples World, was long time Party supporter Henry Lowendorf.

Celestino Cordova, at least a Communist Party supporter, presented DeLauro with postcards, calling on Congress to reject any proposals to raise the retirement age or cut benefits.

Cordova serves on the City of New Haven Peace Commission with Party members Al Marder and Joelle Fishman and indicates his support for the Party paper Peoples World on his Facebook page.

In June this year, DeLauro presented Celestino Cordova with medals for his Korean War service at a ceremony at the Fair Haven Elderly Apartments community room.

Rosa DeLauro and Celestino Cordova

Rosa DeLauro may have a thing about hugging communists.

Below is a picture taken at the August 11 Peoples Center celebration , of DeLauro embracing confirmed communist Joelle Fishman.

Rosa DeLauro embraces Joelle Fishman

Unfortunately Joelle Fishman is not just any communist. Fishman chairs the Connecticut Communist Party and is a member of the Communist Party USA National Board.

Most importantly however she is Chair of the Party's Political Action Commission. This is an highly important and influential post.

Fishman has the responsibility for organizing Party support for "progressive" Democratic Party candidates at the state, congressional, senate and presidential levels.

This means that Fishman is very important to the Democratic Party, as she has the power to influence where communist led unions, "community groups", churches and "peace" groups throw their money and manpower.

The fact that Fishman clearly has a personal relationship with a key leader of the Democratic Party should be raising eyebrows and ringing alarm bells.

Like virtually all Communist Party USA members, Joelle Fishman actively campaigned for Party "friend" Barack Obama in 2008.

Joelle Fishman wrote in the Connecticut Communist Party's CT People Before Profits Blog November 2 2008;
It was enjoyable to knock on doors and find voters who were enthusiastic and inspired by Obama’s historic candidacy, like the teacher who said her whole family was spreading the word. There were several families of divided opinion and others who declined to say. The most challenging conversations were with voters who did not want to support Obama because they were caught up in the lies and rumors undermining his integrity and patriotism. Those who were ready to discuss appreciated the comparison of McCain’s anti-worker record with Obama’s near perfect score.

It was exciting to be part of the quarter million union volunteers across the country, the biggest election mobilization in labor’s history, which has influenced the political climate in working class swing states and districts, laying the basis for a much larger labor movement.

The example set by labor’s top leaders talking directly with white sisters and brothers about how Obama represents their best chance for a secure future will have a lasting impact...

This year the chance to uproot ultra-right corporate political dominance is much greater. Voters want to be part of history. They see that the policies of the Bush administration, which McCain-Palin would continue, are bankrupting the country and endangering the world.

Labor’s giant effort along with massive organizing by African American, Latino, women’s and youth groups has turned historically Republican states’ House and Senate seats into battlegrounds, including the Senate seat in New Hampshire.

A landslide victory for Obama and Congress will open the door for big new struggles to organize workers into unions and place the needs of working families front and center in this economic crisis.
Incidentally Joelle Fishman is also the daughter-in-law of the late Victor Perlo, an economist and Party member who spied for the Soviet Union inside the U.S. Government in the 1930s and '40s.

Below is a video of Joelle Fishman speaking at the New Haven Peoples Center at the Communist Party's 2009 Amistad award dinner. Listen to Fishman praise Barack Obama and the communist effort to elect him.

At the end, Fishman hands out awards to Party members Brian Steinberg and Dorothy Johnson on behalf of the Connecticut Communist Party.

Rosa DeLauro is no stranger to communist causes.

In the 1980s she was executive director for Countdown ‘87 a national campaign to stop U.S. military aid to the Nicaraguan Contras - who were then fighting the Marxist-Leninist led Sandinistas.

A decade later, Congresswoman DeLauro was a co-sponsor of H.R. 950, the Job Creation and Infrastructure Restoration Act of 1997 . This Bill was promoted by the Los Angeles Labor Coalition for Public Works Jobs and the New York Coalition for Public Works Jobs - both of which were led by Communist Party USA members or supporters.

In recent times DeLauro has co-sponsored, H. Res. (House Resolution) 68, calling for the U.S. to abide by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. This Resolution is supported by several Communist Party USA influenced organizations, including the Greater New Haven Peace Council, which is led by Party linked activists Al Marder and Henry Lowendorf.

The Greater New Haven Peace Council is affiliated to the Communist Party initiated U.S. Peace Council which is in turn affiliated to the communist dominated and former Soviet front World Peace Council.

New Haven's Al Marder is a vice president of the World Peace Council.

Rosa DeLauro clearly has ties to the Communist Party USA, including to Joelle Fishman, the Party official specifically charged with organizing support for "approved" Democratic Party candidates.

We should also not forget that the Communist Party USA maintains close ties to several U.S. adversaries including the governments of China, Cuba, Venezuela and with the still powerful Russian Communist Party - many of which have records of spying on the United States, or attempting to influence internal U.S. policy

DeLauro has the ear of the Speaker of the House and has the power to influence the make up of Congressional Committees.

Should her ties to Joelle Fishman and the Communist Party Party USA, be a cause for concern?

Are there security implications here?