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Posted on 12/21/2005 12:23:46 PM PST by robowombat
THE ENEMY WITHIN: COMMUNISTS IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING
Craig Roberts December 21, 2005 NewsWithViews.com
I currently live in a rural Oklahoma county, one that is heavily Democrat Party populated. Almost all of my neighbors, mostly farmers and ranchers, are life-long Democrats. Every one of them are great folks, and more importantly, very patriotic Americans.
We seldom discuss politics, but when we do it generally has to do with some stupid law that those people in Washington come up with that hurts agriculture, the price of beef, the price of fuel, or federal regulations that keep farmers and ranchers from earning a decent living. Little is said about the world condition, the war in Iraq or Afghanistan, or politics in general. More attention is given to the weather, and lately the lack of rain, than to the number of roadside bombs or morale of the population of Iraq.
However, recently I got into a fence conference with one of my neighbors. This is a typical hows it goin session where we meet at our fenceline and lean on the barbed wire while we discuss whatever comes to mind. Our conversation eventually turned to politics, and to what those old boys in Washington are up to.
Ill call my neighbor John for privacys sake.
John asked, Wonder when well get our boys outta Iraq?
Well, John, I guess when the military says its safe to turn the country over to the Iraqi government and their army and police forces are ready to handle the terrorists on their own.
We shouldnt have been there in the first place, said John, picking up a piece of Johnson grass to pick his teeth with.
Oh, and why not? Iraq was a country that harbored and supported terrorists, and was intent on making nuclear, biological and chemical weapons to use against anyone Hussein got mad at.
Naw, said John. Bush lied.
I had been waiting months to broach this topic with John, and especially for him to give me an opening to discuss what has happened to his Democrat party over the years since World War II. I knew that John was a FDR/Harry Truman Democrat, as most mainstream southern and mid-west Democrats are, and he had little knowledge of what had happened to his Grand Pappys Party.
John, why do you say 'Bush lied'?
Cause he did. Everyone knows that. He lied about them weapons of mass destruction, and that Hussein guys being tied to that bin Laden.
Actually, John, he didnt lie at all. Before I retired from the military I saw satellite photos of a place called Salman Pak in Iraq where Hussein was training Arab terrorists from all over the world, including al Qaeda types. We knew of bin Laden back in the 80s, and where he got his support. Also, I saw photos of installations that were in the mountains in Iraq where Hussein was manufacturing and storing chemicals and biological weapons. Finally, my nephew was a Captain in Baghdad with the Army and saw a huge underground storage facility where 55 gallon drums of chemicals had been stored and had recently been moved.
If all that were true, wed hear about it in the news and in the newspapers.
John, when the same people run the papers and other media outlets as run your party, you wont hear of this stuff.
What? exclaimed John. And who are those people?
Mostly communists and international socialists. The same anti-American groups that control or drive the Democrat party these days at the national level, and who control most of the Democratic representatives and senators, control what you and I see and hear from the media organizations. The communists learned long ago that to control a country, you had to control the minds of the people, and you do this with the media. Its agenda-driven propaganda. They can either lie, bend the truth, or not report on something. Its simple.
Youre crazy. There aint no danged commies in the Democratic party. I woulda heard about em.
And theres the rub. No politician is going to step forward and say they support communism or international socialism. But they do vote that way, and the true communist and socialist organizations have agendas that are either part of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) agenda, or parallel it.
The Communist Party of the USA of the 1930s through the 1950s determined that the Soviet brand of Communism would not be able to make progress in a country that was involved in a Cold War with the USSR, feared Castro in Cuba, and was preparing for war in Southeast Asia against Communism, so a decision was made to inject itself into the existing leftist party of sufficient size: The Democrat Party. Then, if they could have their infiltrators work their way to the top, the Democrat Party would become the vehicle to advance the agenda of the Workers of the World, and eventually the New Communist Man.
The plan was multi-faceted, and all backed by Moscow. Over a period of time, take over the media, take over the educational system, attack religion and get God out of every facet of life as possible, use minorities, labor unions, and disaffected groups to further their goals, and shift the country as far left as possible using laws, regulations, and the court system. Add to this taking over the federal courts, increasing the size and number of the social programs, make people more reliant on government (and less on God, family and local communities), and finally try to disarm the American public. Peasants with firearms were not conducive to totalitarianism.
By the mid 1960s, both Moscow and Hanoi were very involved in creating media events that would change the attitude of the American people against out war effort in Vietnam. The KGB funded several anti-war movements, organized protest marches, and placed sympathizers and out-and-out socialists into our media organizations. Every one of them were members of the Democrat Party.
Senator Joe McCarthy (R-Wis) who conducted investigations in the 1950s for the Senate Anti-American Activities Committee (renamed the House Internal Security Committee in 1969 and abolished in 1975) was viciously attacked when he tried to expose Communists in various positions in politics, entertainment, the media and the business world. One example was Alger Hiss, who was a key player in the formation of the United Nations, and who later proved to be a spy for the Soviet Union, just as McCarthy alleged. But the media attack on Tailgunner Joe McCarthy and his committee was relentless and to this day, McCarthy and his McCarthyism is synonymous with witch hunt.
Still, the various Communist and Socialist parties, many of which have ties to governments of countries with anti-American agendas, gravitate to, or have members that reside in the Democrat Party. In fact, one extreme-left socialist organization that follows doctrine is the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Members of this group include such leftists as: Barbara Lee, Lynn Woolsey, founder (and Senate hopeful) Bernie Sanders, Dennis Kucinich , Jan Schakowsky, John Conyers, Maurice Hinchey, George Miller, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Bob Filner, Diane DeGette, Alcee Hastings, John Lewis, Patsy Mink, Jesse Jackson Jr. III, John Conyers, Jerrold Nadler, Jamor Owens, Charles Rangel, Dennis Kucinch, Sherrod Brown, Peter DeFazio, Robert C. Scott, James McDermitt, and Barney Frank, to name a few. There are more than fifty members to date, all Democrats. And the most socialistic (read Communistic) of our politicians are a band of rabid anti-American socialists: Charles Schumer, Hillary Clinton, Barbara Boxer, Dianne Fienstein, Frank Lautenburg, Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Harry Reid and others, all Democrats. Of note is the fact that the Communist Party of the USA and the Chinese Communist Party endorsed John Kerry in the last election.
There is an old saying that birds of a feather flock together. Nothing could be more true when it comes to agendas that all work in the same direction. Below is a list of just a few far left wing organizations that have infiltrated, support, or vote Democrat:
Communist Party USA Democratic Socialists of America Socialist Party USA Socialist Workers Party Workers Socialist Party USA Social Democrats USA
There are more, but suffice it to say that the local Democrat Party representatives at the city and county level, to the most part, are clueless that their party has been taken over or being steered by the above organizations. Add to this the DNCs support of the most heinous agenda items to come down the pike since World War II: Massive Welfare, horrendous tax increases and social spending, abortion, support of the homosexual agenda, inception of NAFTA and GATT to create socialist trade zones and encourage our corporations to move our factories out of the country (which reduces our self sufficiency), taking over our local schools and teaching methods with NEA-directed federal programs, disarmament and reduction of our military, disarmament of our population with steady attacks on the 2nd Amendment, creation of hate speech laws that destroy the 1st Amendment, alleged separation of church and state and its resultant persecution of Christianityand God.
How is all of this accomplished? Simply put, it has come in a doctrine of Fabian Socialism. Unlike pure Communism, where a political agenda is instituted at the end of a gun, Fabian Socialism drives its agenda with patient gradualism. It is done with legislation, one law at a time. With regulations, created by un-elected bureaucrats who are given powers by being in positions of authority inside agencies that are invented to control various aspects of our lives, such as the EPA, OSHOA, Department of the Interior, Department of Labor, Food and Drug Administration, and the totally un-Constitutional Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and now the Department of Homeland Security, among others.
In the 1950s, Soviet Premier Nikita Kruschev made the bold statement We will bury you without firing a shot. No one knew exactly what he meant at the time, but we can now see that Russian Marxist-Leninism has manifested itself within not just the Democrat Party at the national level, but within our Congress and Senate and most of our government institutions. Their goals are being achieved, and they have yet to fire a shot. And they are being supported by good Americans like John, who is a dyed-in-the-wool Yellow Dog Democrat, simply because his daddy was, and his grandpappy, No other reason. Just vote Democrat.
Are the Republicans at the national level any different, or better? Thats the topic for another column. But I have come to realize over the years that the only difference between Democrats and Republicans at the national level is this: if the Democrats decide to burn down Washington, the Republicans vote to compromise and burn it down over a two week period. The end result is the same. And as for upholding the Constitution, President Bushs failure to secure our borders, his failure to reduce government spending and bureaucracies, and his latest drive to keep the so-called Patriot Act in placeand permanentshows that neither party can be trusted to keep the faith of the American people and adhere to the limits of the Constitution. Ask any politician what the meaning of the 10th Amendment is and they will give you a blank stare. No politician wants to wear that Amendments handcuffs when it comes to making laws or spending money.
My neighbor, John, is a good church going Christian. Hes getting on in years and takes pride in being an elder and a deacon in his country Baptist church. I just had to ask him after explaining much of what is written above, John, how can you call yourself a Christian and turn around and vote for Democrats?
What do you mean?
Well, consider what Scripture says about homosexuals, killing babies, stealing, bearing false witness and its persecution of Christianity, removal of prayer and God from the schools you and I pay for, and the removal of religious symbols from our public places, not to mention now telling folks they cant even say Merry Christmas because it might offend someone, how can you support such a party? Furthermore, cant you see that all of this has been and continues to be the Communist agenda? You cant have Communism and God both existing in the same country, when Communism is atheist and cannot tolerate competition.
John looked speculative for a moment, then looked up at the heavens.
Think well ever get some rain?
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if the Democrats decide to burn down Washington, the Republicans vote to compromise and burn it down over a two week period. The end result is the same.
At least someone "gets it".
For some reason I don't think John listened to one word.
And that's good. Very good.
Sick, sick, sick. This is exactly what the DemonRAT based is made of these days. They believe everything they see and hear on the Communist News Network and Errhead America. There truly is a Fifth Column operating in this country and it is about time we take action to disrupt it or we will all be dead. "BUSH LIED, and must be impeached." the DemonRAT mantra these days. Errhead America's Malloy last night came very close to outright telling his listeners that violence will have to occur in the streets if Bush is not impeached via the Congress, since he is so evil and Hitlarian like. He was sitting in for the 2nd most far lefty - that skank Rhodes! Bush never lied to anyone - the LIARS are the NYT, WaPo, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, DNC, and most of the DemonRAT Congresscritters - they are the LIARS and it becomes more evident every day. IF the American people cannot realize this, they deserve who they get as representation and whatever happens.
Do you think they'll ever get some rain?
There are some typos here. Also, Dennis Kucinich was mentioned twice. Does that make him twice as much of a commie? :)
I just had this same conversation with a Liberal friend, over the phone, back in Massachusetts.
There truly is a Fifth Column operating in this country and it is about time we take action to disrupt it or we will all be dead.
More and more are getting it -- good news.
I agree with the Author 100%..
Socialism / Communism is rife within the Democratic Party, and has made serious inroads in the Republican Party.. ( say RINO, then tell me I'm lyin'.. )
The road to Communism begins with the very first step..
Roberts just seems to be unable to be totally honest and say the same people own and operate BOTH parties.
There is a good article in the FR archives about Cultural Marxism that basically says the same thing. Everyone should read it. Good post.
i know its sad. :(
"I know its sad." Indeed it is.
I truly wouldn't mind waking up one morning to find a few of the most seditious swinging from a bridge in DC.
Yes! Dennis the Rat, is twice and much of a
Commie Plague Rat, as your run of the mill
Leftie "Progressive-ly DimoGenerate" Party
THAT, is one good post....... thank you
Americans need to wake the f up.
You all here should read the real story of American statism, which is not to say commies haven't had a disatrous impact on the American ideological physche, for they have in large part,if not the whole.
The beginning is dry but totally necessary to a full understanding of historians and their role, and in our retaking America's TRUE history back from the socialist propagandists in Govt schools.
Would that we could fire every career Govt employee whose interests are always at odds with we who pay their salaries!!!
"Senator Joe McCarthy (R-Wis) who conducted investigations in the 1950s for the Senate Anti-American Activities Committee"...
"Senate Anti-American Activities Committee" (renamed the House Internal Security Committee in 1969 and abolished in 1975)..."
And committing major errors of fact in an article, especially easy ones as above, diminishes the author's whole point and makes him look like a raving moonbat.
I am a political refugee from the Eastern Europe and am amazed how come the born Americans do not see and realize what is going on.
I feel more and more like I still live in my old country, when I turn the TV on or open a newspaper.
We MUST awake and STOP this commies, or this country will go to hell and the entire world will become HELL, as a consequence.
Joseph McCarthy had absolutely nothing to do with Alger Hiss or his conviction as a spy. Hiss was fingered by former Communist agent Whittaker Chambers and it was Richard Nixon, then a Congressman, who pursued Hiss's conviction before the House Unamerican Activities Committee. That was the sin Communists/Democrats could never forgive and was the real reason for Watergate.
McCarthy was a member of the Senate, not the House, and in 1953 became chairman of the Committee on Government Operations and the subcommittee on investigations. It was from that position he began his Communist-hunt.
This writer commits bloopers like: "Senator Joe McCarthy (R-Wis) who conducted investigations in the 1950s for the Senate Anti-American Activities Committee (renamed the House Internal Security Committee in 1969 and abolished in 1975)..."
Think about that a moment. How could a Senate committee be renamed a House committee? That's embarrassing to all intelligent conservatives.
The general thrust of Roberts's argument is pretty accurate but he's easy for the opposition to deride as silly when he makes fundamental errors like that.
Yes, I don't understand why such elemental errors were made. This sort of thing is what the libs love to use to discredit those who argue that there are hidden sources that drive certain trends.
Where's Joe McCarthy?
wow, this reminds me of the 50's and 60's red scare.
commies everywhere, they're brainwashing all the poor folks into killing all the rich folks and taking all the money for themselves.
This type of talk is extremely dangerous, if you remember any of our recent history.
"Naturally, the common people don't want war ... but after all it is the leaders of a country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country."
Hermann Goering president of the Reichstag, Nazi Party, and Luftwaffe Commander in Chief
And as far as what the Bible says about homosexuality and the like, I challenge anyone to find anything that Jesus ever said about gays, abortion, or any of the other things the author mentioned.
Way to elevate the political discourse.
"Aggression and violence ...is both justified and even encouraged if it against America the guilty."
this assertion illustrates a common opinion among many of us, and it is VERY dangerous. it's completely unproven and unprovable. i'm sure there are some "blame America firsters" out there, albeit very few. and they are, of course, magnified when they say things like Ward Churchill did. just like the Left magnifies crazy old Pat Robertson's comments about all kinds of things, does this mean that he speaks for all Christians? We all know that good ol' Pat means well, but i think he should stick to preaching and leave politics alone.
we will never be able to move forward together, as honest people with honest views, from legitimate positions, if we can't quit accusing each other of being commies and facists, baby killers and homophobes.
We, the people, are the only ones capable of destroying this country. And we are the only ones able to defend it from our government.
i see that you still have the tinfoil firmly planted, i give up. you're right, the commies have taken over the democratic party and next thing you know we'll be calling each other comrade. i believe that about as much as i believe that FDR knew about Pearl Harbor. it's these kind of assertions that continually marginalize otherwise good people.
The minute you tell a lib that the dems are being infiltrated by commies their eyes automatically glaze over and they ask you "think it'll rain?"
Interesting that anti-Communism has more staying power than communism itself.
i give up
I know, and am related to people like John. They hate (yes hate) Republicans because that's the party of the rich and/or people who have done a better job of winning life's lottery. In essence, they hate the rich and those that have more than they do. They hate minorities, and see government entitlements as a way to keep minorities powerless and as a way to punish the evil rich.
Another great read is The Venona Secrets. You're right, the Chambers book is chilling, and it sure answers a lot of questions about people like Hiss and the Rosenbergs as well as a lot of the communists and fellow travelers in the Roosevelt administration. I need to reread it myself.
The twisted philosophy of Stalin and Hitler imo are not the threat so much today, it's one world globalism based on the European Union model whereby the nation-state is phased out and power becomes concentrated in the hands of a few faceless un-elected bureaucrats. That at least is certainly the desire of many influential people in government and the corporate elite today who don't even try to hide these goals anymore.
I consider myself a Republican and i'm poor. Yes, poor.
We've been preconditioned to believe that "if it isn't true, they can't say it on TV"
or in print. BTTT
I'm a poor conservative that tends to vote Republican. My comment was meant to illustrate the perceptions of some of the "Johns" of the world; not insult you my poor Republican friend. All the best and Merry Christmas.
just wanted to point out that not all of us are rich.