Skip to comments.Reclaiming our country [the Communist Party USA's veiled endorsement of Obama]
Posted on 11/03/2008 7:18:40 AM PST by rrstar96
The United States now stands at one of the most significant crossroads in our history. The choice before voters on Nov. 4 is crystal clear: Continue the catastrophic slide of the last eight years into the abyss of economic disintegration, growing human misery at home and costly, deadly adventurism abroad. Or, continue instead to build the broad labor-led coalition which can help a new administration and Congress chart a path to peaceful, cooperative international relations and an economy where people earn decent wages for producing needed goods and services and are assured quality affordable health care and other human needs, while protecting our environment.
Such a new administration and Congress will have much to overcome. On the heels of two decades of Reaganomics and provocative military skirmishing, the eight Bush years have seen the burgeoning of the military-industrial complex and the further hollowing-out of the economy under the impact of parasitic and rapacious finance capital.
In the Bush years, Americans have lost jobs, pensions, health care and homes, and have become ensnared in the lenders web as they struggled to meet their families needs. Infrastructure has decayed, education has deteriorated, human services and safety nets have been shredded, and racism and chauvinism have been cultivated under the banner of national security. The Supreme Court has been pushed farther to the right, the foreign incursions of the late 20th century have morphed into disastrous and devastating wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the environment has been strip-mined, and the gap between the incomes of the top 1 percent and the majority of people has become a yawning gulf.
Finally, even the powerful financial industry has overreached itself, and cries out for help at the expense of the very taxpayers who have borne the brunt of its excesses.
But enough of that legacy. Ordinary Americans know it well. Whats ahead? A very broad coalition of labor, environment and community organizations is bringing forward shorter- and longer-term programs to resolve the present financial crisis and build a stable and expanding economy meeting the needs of the vast majority of Americans.
Under the auspices of the Campaign for Americas Future, over 30 national organizations including the AFL-CIO and SEIU have issued a common sense program to overcome the immediate financial crisis. Included are public oversight of bailout measures with participation of workers and consumers, re-regulation of the finance industry, major public investment in new energy and infrastructure projects, extending and expanding unemployment insurance and food stamps, measures to keep threatened homeowners in their homes and help to states so they can avoid catastrophic cuts in human services.
The Communications Workers of Americas long-range economic recovery program focuses on quality jobs and worker bargaining rights, emphasizing passage of the Employee Free Choice Act to level the playing field for organizing unions and building a world-class health care system funded by a broad-based tax.
The Apollo Alliance, uniting labor, environmental, community and business, projects a program for national energy efficiency, renewable energy, infrastructure and public transit and rebuilding American manufacturing based on a clean energy future.
Peace organizations are demanding an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the return home of all troops and contractors, elimination of nuclear weapons and development of a foreign policy based on cooperation and peace.
Racial justice and immigrant rights organizations are demanding a new push to end injustice and move toward equality in all areas of life, from jobs and workers rights to housing, education and health care.
What all these programs have in common is ending actions that devastate people and the environment, and rebuilding a productive economy and society to meet the needs of workers and their families through producing needed goods and services, assuring sufficient income for a decent living standard, upholding labor and human rights and protecting the environment.
Putting them forward are the same forces that have come together to elect a president and Congress with a new, positive approach to the functioning of the United States in the 21st century. That president and that Congress will need guidance, help and yes pressure from this broad coalition if the changes so urgently needed are to be won.
Spring 2008, Issue 18
by Dynamic Committee, 30.04.2008 14:57
Author: YCLUSA [Young Communist League USA]
First published 04/30/2008 16:09 by (article_topic_desc)
Dynamic is the magazine of the Young Communist League USA. It includes art, politics, and culture written by youth, for youth.
The 2008 Spring Double issues includes articles about the youth impact on the 2008 elections, youth participation in unions, the writer's strike and its impact on a family that struggled through it, and much more!
Once on the site, click "youth impact" for article:
Obama-file 20: Young Communist League Backs Barack Obama-Again
The Young Communist League USA is the youth wing of the Communist Party USA.
"The Communist Party USA views the 2008 elections as a tremendous opportunity to defeat the policies of the right-wing Republicans and to move our country in a new progressive direction.
The record turnout in the Democratic Presidential primary races shows that millions of voters, including millions of new voters, are using this election to bring about real change. We wholeheartedly agree with them."
Why don’t you post your filthy trash somewhere else troll
I neglected to read that great communist magazine. oh well. How comforting to know that Obama is the preferred candidate of the communists. who knew???
Check out the communist party usa site and read what they believe:
You’ll think you’re at the DEMOCRAT party website!
Are you serious? I'm showing you direct evidence that the Communist Party USA DOES in fact support Obama. Why don't you try researching a little before you make a public fool of yourself? ie, check out my FR Home/About page and/or the articles I've posted.
And you call me a fool?
Anytime I hear “labor” it tells me the author is using a code word for “Communist”.
Union members with a good head between their shoulders should have second thoughts about voting for Obama when their respective unions and the local Communist Party virtually agree on endorsing him.
How in hell could it be 'news' to me when I'm the one who posted it? The subject of the thread was ('veiled') Communist Party support for Obama, wasn't it? So I provided straight-from-the-horse's-ass evidence of it.
Come on, guys! Save it for Obama!
I think what ETL and I are pointing out is that, even when the CPUSA is historically more of a fellow traveler with the Democratic Party, its enthusiasm for the “change” Obama is preaching this election year is cause for much concern.
Who's a troll?
Reminds me of that Twilight Zone episode where each neighbor starts accusing the other of being a space alien. How on Earth can anyone be so stupid as to think I'm trying to help Obama by posting a piece from the Communist Party in support of his campaign?
Exactly. Here's another attempt:
Saul Alinsky on "Change"...
From Rules for Radicals, Alinsky outlines his strategy in organizing, writing:
"There's another reason for working inside the system. Dostoevsky said that taking a new step is what people fear most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution."
 Saul Alinsky, The Latter Rain
The blessed virgin said that the communist would take over the u.s. without a shot being fired
We cannot expect Americans to jump from capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving Americans doses of socialism until they suddenly awake to find out they have Communism.’’
Is this the Weekly World News??
The Communist Party has NEVER had an “America” to call their own. They have always worked hard (and sometimes criminally) to overthrow our constitutional form of government. They seek a revolution to shift this nation to Communist rule.
From Accuracy In Media | AIM.ORG
Obamas Red Mentor Praised Red Army
AIM Report | By Cliff Kincaid | April 30, 2008
Barack Obamas childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, a member of the Moscow-controlled Communist Party USA, wrote a poem dedicated to the Soviet Red Army. Smash on, victory-eating Red Army, he declared. He also wrote poems attacking traditional Christianity and the work of Christian missionaries.
The Red Army poem goes beyond hoping for the communists to beat the Nazis in World War II and hails the Soviet revolution. It says:
Show the marveling multitudes
Americans, British, all your allied brothers
How strong you are
How great you are
How your young tree of new unity
Planted twenty-five years ago
Bears today the golden fruit of victory!
Frank Marshall Davis
Obamas Communist Mentor
AIM Column | By Cliff Kincaid | February 18, 2008
"through Frank Marshall Davis, Obama had an admitted relationship with someone who was publicly identified as a member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA). The record shows that Obama was in Hawaii from 1971-1979, where, at some point in time, he developed a close relationship, almost like a son, with Davis, listening to his 'poetry' and getting advice on his career path. But Obama, in his book, Dreams From My Father, refers to him repeatedly as just 'Frank.'
The reason is apparent: Davis was a known communist who belonged to a party subservient to the Soviet Union. In fact, the 1951 report of the Commission on Subversive Activities to the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii identified him as a CPUSA member. What's more, anti-communist congressional committees, including the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), accused Davis of involvement in several communist-front organizations."
Frank Chapman, a CPUSA supporter, has written a letter to the party newspaper hailing the Illinois senator's victory in the Iowa caucuses:
"Obamas victory was more than a progressive move; it was a dialectical leap ushering in a qualitatively new era of struggle. Marx once compared revolutionary struggle with the work of the mole, who sometimes burrows so far beneath the ground that he leaves no trace of his movement on the surface. This is the old revolutionary 'mole,' not only showing his traces on the surface but also breaking through."
-People's Weekly World (PWW), official newspaper of the Communist Party, USA
AIM article: Obamas Communist Mentor
Barack Obama, Frank Marshall Davis, Vernon Jarrett - One Degree of Seperation
New Zeal blog ^ | Oct 17, 2008 | Trevor Loudon
"Why did Barack Obama move to Chicago? Why did he choose a city famous for its corruption and distrust of outsiders as a launching pad for his political career? Did Obama's boyhood mentor, life long communist Frank Marshall Davis influence that choice?"
From the Traditional Values Coalition, March 13, 2008:
"At some point in the 1970s when Barack was attending school in Hawaii, he became acquainted with Frank Marshall Davis, a member of the Communist Party, USA. Davis had moved to Hawaii in 1948 from Chicago where he had been involved in Marxist-related activities.
In Hawaii, he became a mentor to Barack Obama, the man who seeks the Presidency of the United States.
Kathryn Waddell Takara, Ph.D., a Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Hawaii, has written at least two lengthy analysis of Frank M. Daviss political activities both in Hawaii and while he was living in Chicago. Takara created the first Black Studies department at the U of H in 1971 and is an associate of such notable leftists as Angela Davis and Stokely Carmichael.
Takaras paper, 'Frank Marshall Davis: Black Labor Activist and Outsider Journalist: Social Movements In Hawaii,' describes Davis radical activities in Hawaii as both a writer and labor organizer.
How this committed Communist became a mentor to Barack Obama remains a mystery, but it is likely that his mother was somehow involved in far left activities in Hawaii and met Davis through her left-wing network on the University of Hawaii campus. Perhaps an enterprising reporter could ask Senator Obama how he met Davis and what sort of influence he may have had on him. Likewise, one can only speculate on the influence his rebellious, left-wing mother had on his political beliefs and aspirations.
Presidential Candidate Barack Obamas Mother Profiled By 'Chicago Tribune' In 2007:
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