Skip to comments.Comrade Atkins Admits Communist Infiltration of Democratic Party
Posted on 11/09/2010 6:56:47 PM PST by Nachum
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 Americas 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 Americas Future.The Communist Party USA works closely with the Communist parties of Cuba, China, Russia, and with many Latin America, Africa and Asia.
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.
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?
The sun will rise in the East tomorrow morning.
Are they talking about defeating the Maoists?
Imagine my surprise.
The “Democratic” Party isn’t...
The DemocRAT Party IS the Communist Party.
Do Democrats even bother to deny these tings any more?
The ultra enslavement party seeks to defeat the ultra individual liberty party.
And now more plainly and purely so as the purported "Blue Curs" have been pretty much flushed out by the recent elections.
I'm not a real Bolshevik, but TOTUS is.
Thanks for posting. Thanks to Trevor Loudon for all of his work.
Life, liberty and the pursuit and destruction of totalitarians.
Thanks for posting.
(ping for future reference)
Why isn’t it? We already knew, that’s why.
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Thanks. (you forget the international symbol for ‘barfing’)
You’re right; I sincerely apologise.
I should have warned everyone that a thorough wash-down with brain bleach would be needed after slogging through the detritus that site proposes for society.
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