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Posted on 06/11/2010 2:50:51 PM PDT by palmer
Have you ever been to the Website of the Communist Party USA? It's worth studying, if only to compare the policy positions taken by the Communists with your own. Are you a fellow traveler? Are you a friend or ally of the left? Perhaps, up until now, you have been following the party line unwittingly. And what, pray tell, is the party line? "A better world is possible," says the Communist Party USA, "a world where people come before profits. That's socialism. That's our vision." The Communists also want us to support the elimination of America's nuclear arsenal through the observance of "Nuclear Abolition Day." They want to end the travel ban to Communist Cuba. They condemn Israel's brutality on the high seas, and support oppressed people everywhere. They are concerned about global warming, and hate the wicked machinations of finance capital.
Communists aren't likely to support the oppressed of Cuba, North Korea, China, Vietnam, or Zimbabwe. Understandably, the American Communist does not dwell upon the brutalities of Communist rule in other countries. He wants to establish a positive image in order to win new "friends and allies." As it happens, the Communists in America have countless friends and allies: in schools and universities, on newspapers and on television, even in government.
The leader of the Communist Party USA, Sam Webb, offered the following "verbal remarks" to the 29th National Convention of the Communist Party USA last month: He congratulated Communism's "friends and allies" on recent achievements. "What a difference between now and five years ago when we convened in Chicago!" he exclaimed. "At that time a Puerto Rican woman raised in the South Bronx didn't sit on the Supreme Court. Then the president didn't call for the abolition of nuclear weapons. Millions had no health care and no promise of it in the near future.... We weren't in a position to fight for a progressive agenda, but on the defensive. The pendulum of power didn't yet tilt in favor of working people, people of color, women and their allies. And, an African American wasn't president."
According to Webb, Obama's election ended "the long night of rule" when the country's most reactionary groups were in power. The Communists, with help from their allies and friends, had pushed back the reactionaries. But, he warned, "Corporate negligence is killing miners and oil workers" while a "racist and anti-immigrant offensive is thick in the air, the planet's temperature is rising, debt is piling up, and the right wing and finance capital ... are regrouping and trying their damnedest to reconstitute their power." The key to thwarting rightwing extremism, lectured Webb, is to keep following the applied strategy that "deepened our mass connections" contributing to the "historic victory in 2008...." It is vital, Webb explained, "that we further build and unite the working class based coalition that came together to elect President Obama." This coalition must grow stronger, in order to "consolidate the victory against rightwing extremism and, in doing so, weaken the capitalist class as a whole."
The Communists, says Webb, know that they cannot "skin the rightwing cat" by themselves. They need a popular movement up front, a broad "people's coalition" that extends far outside the political left. The Communist Party also needs "good sense in its strategic orientation, flexibility in its tactics, and freshness and imagination in its analysis." In that event, says Webb, Communism's best days "are ahead of us!" It is also important to realize, he explained, that "we are part of an international movement." Yes, that's right. Part of something much larger.
A decisive victory over the right is possible, noted the Communist leader. "Thus, the struggle against the right, as some suggest, doesn't submerge or bypass or postpone the class struggle; on the contrary, it is evident that it brings to the surface, clears the ground, and creates a more favorable terrain for a more open struggle against finance capital, corporate power, neo-liberalism, and imperial rule. For now we are in a transitional stage."
The language is familiar to those who have studied the long range strategy of the Communist movement globally. It is also the language of Soviet strategy. "In short," said Webb, "people's anger is growing, the popular mood is changing, and the coalition that elected the president is moving forward again. Yes we can!"
And yes, the Communists can. How is this possible? Lenin provided an answer many years ago when he wrote a famous little aside, which reads as follows: "As a result of my observations," noted Lenin, "I have concluded that the so-called cultured classes of Western Europe and America are incapable of comprehending the current situation and the real balance of forces; these classes should be regarded as deaf and dumb and treated accordingly."
In light of this, Lenin conceived of a special maneuver. He proposed that Communism might appear to lose control of the Soviet government, and Russia might swerve toward capitalism. "The deaf and dumb will believe it," he emphasized. "Telling the truth is a bourgeois superstition. On the contrary, it is the end that sanctifies the lie. While chasing profits in the Soviet market, the world's capitalists will close their eyes to reality and thus change into deaf and dumb blind men. They will give us credits that will help us to maintain Communist Parties in their countries and, by supplying us with essential materials, will rebuild the war industry we need for our future victorious attacks on our suppliers. In other words, they will be working toward their own suicide."
So the leader of the Communist Party USA can say openly, in plain view, what his party is doing. The deaf and dumb will not realize what is happening. The top Communist leadership is calling for "an incredible grassroots effort" by labor, women, youth immigrants and "racially oppressed people." These will be mobilized to "turn back rightwing extremism and increase the Democratic majority in both chambers in Congress." Nobody believes that the Communist Party USA is behind anything. It is hardly understood, at the same time, why it is Russia's "democratic" leaders haven't buried Lenin. "What is the moral of the story?" asks Webb. "It isn't that socialism is around the corner; it isn't." But a new era is upon us, "defined by an intensification of class and people's struggles...." As Fredrick Engels once wrote: "With this successful utilization of universal suffrage ... an entirely new method of proletarian struggle came into operation...."
This is the game of hate, as played today.
Not surprised they endorsed Obama.
“Nuclear Abolition Day.”
You mean like the one coming in November?
Thinking about the “game of hate”, it doesn’t matter if we on the right hate certain politicians on the left or not. They will simply lie and say we do. We must not be blinded by hate though, that’s why it is good to keep up a high level of ridicule as is done often at FR. It might seem a little unseemly to post pictures of the First Lady’s fat ass (yes, I can use that word), but it keeps up the right level of levity that we will need as we calmly defeat our political enemies.
exposing communists in the US Government!
thanks for the link. That’s some good material there.
It might be interesting to compare the Communist Party’s positions on specific issues with the actual votes of the Dims over the last year. So when the Dims say that a Republican is too extreme, we could counter by saying that someone like Harry Reid votes with the Communists over 90% of the time.
I wonder how these people tie their shoes every morning.
If we do not get rid of the communists infesting the country we will end up like Cuba. It is a plauge.
First, Communists lie.
Second, Communists are liars
Third is Communism is a lie.
Of course the is so much to communism that I would love to explain above and beyond the 3 things. It would take pages and pages.
It still does in my book! Just wait until they show their true colors - shooting people in the back of the head. They will resort to violence at some point. They can't help themselves.
Great site! Thanks!
Communists are not a threat to the US. They have no power. Well, except the POTUS, House and Senate, thousands in local government, domination of the media, the universities, etc.
Just ask Bill O’Reilly, he’ll tell you—they are no threat to our way of life whatsoever.
Communism only happens in other countries. Relax. No Worries.
“At that time a Puerto Rican woman raised in the South Bronx didn’t sit on the Supreme Court. . . . And, an African American wasn’t president.”
Of course that has nothing whatsoever to do with Communism. There’s a major cognitive disconnect between the supposed “advances” that the Communists celebrate, and the Communist project.
Communism is not appeased by racial tolerance, or “diversity”, or the ascent of the minorities into the Middle Class. In fact, the Middle Class is just one of the classes that Communism is bent on destroying. Communism must silence, enslave, or destroy the African or Puerto Rican just as much as the WASP or the Aryan, should that African or Puerto Rican threaten the Communist agenda.
ON THE INTERNET:
"We are 5 days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America"
A second video of same in case the first 'disappears' from YouTube:
Yahoo search results for "Fundamentaly Transforming The United States Of America":
From the website of the Communist Party, USA...
(prior to the election)
"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."
After the election....
A Landslide Mandate For Change
A breakthrough election
Congratulations on an extraordinary history making election!
We can think back with pride to decades of hard work toward our strategic goal of a big enough, broad enough and united enough labor and all-peoples movement that could overcome the ultra-right blockage to all progress. That all peoples movement has come to life, it is dynamic and it has the potential to keep growing.
The election of Barack Obama and a strengthened Congress creates new conditions in our country. There is now the possibility to shift gears and move forward. This new day requires us to further develop our tactics in order to continue to deepen and broaden labor and peoples unity.
There are thousands of experiences that we all have had in these momentous days, some large, some small, all of which express the enormity of change in thinking and readiness for involvement that is underway and that steels us for the battles ahead.
The tears of joy we all shared as crowds gathered to watch the election results here and throughout the world dramatize the new moment we are in.
July 1, 2009...
Change is Here, Change is Coming
Sam Webb, National Chair, Communist Party, USA:
Let me begin with a simple observation: If the last 30 years were an era of reaction, then the coming decade could turn into an era of reform, even radical reform. Six months into the Obama presidency, I would say without hesitation that the landscape, atmosphere, conversation, and agenda have strikingly changed compared to the previous eight years.
In this legislative session, we can envision winning a Medicare-like public option and then going further in the years ahead.
We can visualize passing tough regulatory reforms on the financial industry, which brought the economy to ruin.
We can imagine the troops coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan while U.S. representatives participate in a regional process that brings peace and stability to the entire region.
In the current political climate, the expansion of union rights becomes a real possibility.
Much the same can be said about winning a second stimulus bill, and we sure need one, given the still-rising rate, and likely long term persistence, of unemployment.
Isnt it possible in the Obama era to create millions of green jobs in manufacturing and other sectors of the economy in tandem with an attack on global warming?
Cant we envision taking new strides in the long journey for racial and gender equality in this new era, marked at its beginning by the election of the first African American to the presidency?
And isnt the overhaul of the criminal justice and prison system a system steeped in racism no longer pie-in-the sky, but something that can be done in the foreseeable future?
All these things are within reach now!
"Barack Obama told supporters that
'change has come to America' as he
claimed victory in a historic presidential election."
Solzhenitsyn just about ran Europe out of ink, trying to describe it.