Skip to comments.LEFTWING MILLIONAIRES' CLUB
Posted on 07/02/2010 7:43:25 AM PDT by ETL
One of the great myths of the left is that socialism is a movement of the people, the working classes, or the poor. In fact -- as Frederick Hayek pointed out long ago -- all socialist movements are the creation of intellectual elites, liberally pollinated by millionaires. Karl Marx was the kept intellectual of factory owner Frederick Engels; Bill Ayers, a leader of the terrorist cult called the Weatherman, was a scion of the American upper class; Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation, is a multi-millionairess; Michael Moore, leftwing propagandist, is a multi-millionaire who has profited handsomely from the "struggle." The Leftwing Millionaires Club is a very incomplete list designed to illustrate this point and to serve as a reminder that everything is not always what it appears. (Text: Frederick Hayek "The Intellectuals and Socialism," in Hayek, Socialism and War, University of Chicago Press, 1997)
LEFTWING MILLIONAIRES' CLUB:
[note: there are links to individual profiles of each of the following phonies at the main link -ETL]
Anagnos, Aris; Arafat, Yasser; Baldwin, Alec; Baron, Fred ; Belafonte, Harry; Benjamin, Medea [Code Pink]; Bing, Stephen; Castro, Fidel; Cher; Chomsky, Noam; Clinton, Hillary Rodham; Clinton, Bill; Clooney, George; Couric, Katie; Donahue, Phil; Ehrenreich, Barbara; Evans, Jodie [Code Pink]; Farrakhan, Louis; Farrell, Mike; Fonda, Jane; Friedan, Betty; Ginsburg, Ruth Bader; Glover, Danny; Goodman, Amy [Democracy Now]; Gore, Al ["Sex Poodle"]; Hayden, Tom [formers husband of "Hanoi Jane" Fonda]; Jackson, Jesse; Jennings, Peter; Jong, Erica; Kennedy, Edward (Ted); Kennedy, Jr., Robert F.; Kerry, John; Kerry, Teresa Heinz; Kirsch, Steven; Kirsch, Michele; Lewis, Peter; MacArthur, John R.; Maher, Bill; Mailer, Norman; Moore, Michael; Moyers, Bill; Navasky, Victor; Obama, Barack Hussein; Penn, Sean; Pot, Pol; Raitt, Bonnie; Rappaport, Andrew; Rather, Dan; Redgrave, Vanessa; Reiner, Rob; Robbins, Tim; Roberts, Julia; Rockefeller, Wendy Gordon; Sarandon, Susan; Scheer, Robert; Seeger, Pete [performed at Obama's inauguration with Bruce Springsteen] ; Sheen, Martin; Smiley, Tavis; Sontag, Susan; Soros, George; Spielberg, Steven; Springsteen, Bruce; Stone, Oliver; Streisand, Barbra; Turner, Ted; vanden Heuvel, Katrina [The Nation magazine]; Vidal, Gore; West, Cornel; Zinn, Howard
Cindy Sheehan, Jodie Evans, Hugo Chavez,
Medea Benjamin [co-founder Code Pink]
Code Pink 'Bundles' for Barack, 4/14/2008
"The co-founder of the radical anti-war group Code Pink [Jodie Evans] has bundled more than $50,000 for Sen. Barack Obamas presidential campaign, and pro-troops groups are demanding that he return the money."
Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans embraces commie traitor Jane Fonda
Obama Funder 'Jodie Evans' In White House Visitor Log days after Code Pink Hamas Trip
by Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King
A myth is all it is, but I think that myth is mostly perpetuated by the opposition.
Target rich environment.
Many years ago a student “organizer” who was a communists complained to me that it was easy to get students to ‘sign on’, but almost impossible to get actual ‘workers’. I laughed then... and today, it’s still a hoot. Real workers get the scam - want no part of it. The more things change the more they stay the same...
The middle class are the people who create wealth, and tend to be republican.
The under class tend to want to live at others’ (middle class) expense and tend to be “democrat”.
The “elite” class skim the cream from the economy (production of the middle class) to fund their lavish lifestyles, then pay off the under class with the leftovers to keep them in power. This class tends to be communists.
A myth is all it is, but I think that myth is mostly perpetuated by the opposition
Very True !!
What amazes me is how many sheeple fall for the perpetual lie of the left/democrat party being for the common man.
"'The Black Book of Communism,'; a scholarly accounting of communisms crimes, counts about 94 million murdered by the supposed champions of the common man (20 million for the Soviets alone), and some say that number is too low."
Forgetting the Evils of Communism: The amnesia bites a little deeper
By Jonah Goldberg, August 2008:
...and, to lessen their credibility, the perpetuation of that myth by the right.
"We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration At The Lincoln Memorial"
"We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration At The Lincoln Memorial"
From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetwork.org:
Profile: PETE SEEGER
*Musician, folksinger, songwriter, and political activist
*Joined the Communist Party in 1942
*"I'm still a Communist" -- Pete Seeger, 2004
"[Pete] Seeger was antiwar during the period of the Nazi-Soviet Pact; pro-war after the Soviet Union was the ally of the United States; and anti-war during the years of the Cold War and Vietnam" --Ronald Radosh (former communist)
Ex prez jimmy carter with michael
moore at 2004 demonRat convention
Note: This was 3 months *after* Moore made
the following comments on the war in Iraq
Michael Moore (quote), from his website, April 14, 2004...
"The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not 'insurgents' or 'terrorists' or 'The Enemy.' They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow -- and they will win. Get it, Mr. Bush?"
[actual quote from Michael Moore (2004). It still appears on his website]
The Communist Party USA (CPUSA):
"We are a party of unity in action. We are an integral part of every struggle and movement for change to eliminate poverty and joblessness, against racism and for full equality. We are participants, initiators and leaders of every movement to make life better now and much better in a socialist future." Yeah, so they supported an oppressive dictator, like the Repubs and Democrats haven't? The CP is still around, has apologized for that whole Stalin thing, and has a quickly growing youth section.
[see: MichaelMoore.com-->Links-->PoliticalAction (bottom of the page--CPUSA promo)]
All the wealthy Lefties require are ‘useful idiots’ - and no question; there are more than enough.
You have to be rich to be a lib.
You have to live in the right places, eat the right food, drive the right car, party with the right people - there is quite a little price tag attached to all of this.
Now there are poor libs, but they’re pathetic - even other libs don’t want to hang out with them.
Left wing hypocrisy bump............
Lol! Funny, but dead on!
You’re right. Libs want it all — to be special and ordinary, wealthy and appearing not so wealthy, etc. It’s part of celebrity culture and appearing to appealing to the common man while keeping an aristocratic distance.
Jonah Goldberg’s one of my favorites - I’ll try to get a copy of the book soon.
Just to clarify, Jonah Goldberg didn’t write “The Black Book of Communism”. He only referred to it in the article I linked to.
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