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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Comrade Atkins Admits Communist Infiltration of Democratic Party

This blog has long contended that the Communist Party USA and other Marxist groups have heavily infiltrated the Democratic Party.

This has enabled the Communist Party to both influence Democratic Party policy and to choose and promote Democratic candidates at all levels.

Writing on the Party website Political Affairs, comrade C.J. Atkins admits that Communists indeed do work inside the Democratic Party, including on state level policy committees.

Comrade Atkins also admits that Party members work in in Democratic-aligned organizations including Organize for America, Progressive Democrats of America, the Campaign for America’s Future or the New York Working Families Party.

The context here is that Atkins believes that the Party is stigmatized by the "communist" label and should drop the name, in order to more easily and effectively work through the Democrats and other "mainstream" organizations.
Forces on the progressive left must organize as currents within the orbit of the Democratic Party, but as elements separate from it. This is the stance taken by the organized labor movement. And, if the CPUSA is honest with itself, we would see that this is an approach which we have already taken for quite some time as well. Our members participate in the Democratic primary process at the local level, volunteer in GOTV (Get Out The Vote) efforts, and many take part in the platform-drafting process in their local Democratic committees. More participate in Democratic-aligned outfits such as Organize for America, Progressive Democrats of America, or the Campaign for America’s Future.

However, by not formally affiliating with the Democratic Party organizationally (though many members do individually), the CPUSA and some of these other left formations are able to maintain the independence that allows them to join in the mass coalition efforts to defeat the ultra right without endorsing or accepting the corporate influence and control that prevails among too many top Democratic policy-makers.

All of this is to say, we have to consider the possibility that our current practice, which is broadly in agreement with the understanding of political independence summarized above, may not best be served by our continued adherence to a specifically party-type of organization. I would suggest that we ponder whether it may be appropriate to drop not only the “communist” half of our title, but the “party” half as well.

It is my belief that we could be more effectual operating as a socialist and working-class political organization which does not present itself as a “party” as such. By doing so, we could eliminate the ambiguities and confusion which sometimes arises when CPUSA members run as Democratic or independent candidates. Our members can freely participate in the Democratic Party process, with the Working Families Party or other independent political formations, etc. as appropriate to the circumstances and in accordance with collective judgment of the situation. The details of what such an organization would look like would of course have to be discussed in greater detail by the party as a whole, but it is a transformation worth considering.

So as should be clear, this article is both a call for change as well as a suggestion for the codification of existing practice. The CPUSA has done much to renew itself and join the 21st century. It is now time to move forward with this process and remove any obstacles that still stand in the way of fully participating in the broad democratic upsurge of our times. We are living in an era of change and must do everything to make sure we stay in tune with the movement of history.
The Communist Party USA works closely with the Communist parties of Cuba, China, Russia, and with many Latin America, Africa and Asia.

It's loyalties do not lie with the United States of America, but with a re-energized and growing international communist movement.

The fact that the Communist Party USA has heavily infiltrated the Party of President Barack Obama, a man the Communists call a "friend" should be very big news.

Why isn't it?


Blogger Soquel by the Creek said...

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10:23 AM  
Blogger Soquel by the Creek said...

Similar things could be said about the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).

In a frequently-asked questions document from the DSA website titled "What is Democratic Socialism?", on page 3, the DSA answers the question, "Aren't you a party that's in competition with the Democratic Party for votes and support?"

ANSWER: "No, we are not a separate party. Like our friends and allies in the feminist, labor, civil rights, religious, and community organizing movements, many of us have been active in the Democratic Party. We work with those movements to strengthen the party’s left wing, represented by the Congressional Progressive Caucus."

And who are the members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus?

10:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well we already know that many in the Dems here (Dean) are openly consorting with the PES.. how nice eh?

11:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I enjoy your wisdom but it's a Democratic process and a democrat party!

1:00 PM  
Anonymous larryG said...

Political correctness won't allow us to call Muslims terrorists or call Democrats communists.Even though both constantly display all the evidence nesessary to confirm it.Well here ya'go,the Muslims WERE practicing their RELIGION on 9/11/2001 and, after all these wars to keep communism off american soil we've gone and installed a full blown COMMUNIST as PRESIDENT!

1:27 PM  
Anonymous larryG said...

Just as an aside to my last comment it is a mystery as to why these people are more open about their identity than fox or talk radio or the Republican party.Sort of like they've been told to STFU or maybe the ties run to deep to raise any suspicion.Just a thought 'cause I'm puzzeled.I'm pretty sure they can't openly sell this communist idiocy to Americans.
There's a revolution a brewin' folks.

1:39 PM  
Blogger Cobra said...

Political Correctness is a CHOICE.
Especially in the West, were no physical harm can happen to you (most of the time...).
Some people in the communist Eastern Europe told the truth, i.e., they did not respect the political correctness of the day without regard to the threat to their life or safety, which surely were affected.
Totalitarian regimes are based upon fear.
So, if you do not want to end up in a totalitarian state, SPEAK up and speak often.
That is your choice.

1:57 PM  
Anonymous larryG said...

That is true Cobra and I thank you for your statement.

7:33 AM  
Blogger Jon said...

The Communist Party was very active in trying to infiltrate and influence the Democratic Party in the U.S. as far back as the 30s. I found out about this while reading the recent Robert A. Heinlein biography. Back then, the rank and file Dems did what they could to keep the communists out, but it didn't last, unfortunately.

8:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you haven't read Whittaker Chambers' book "Witness," you should.

1:42 PM  

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