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Confessions of a former communist
WND ^ | July 11, 2012 | Joseph Farah

Posted on 07/11/2012 8:38:01 PM PDT by Perseverando

Exclusive: Joseph Farah admits how much his youth matched that of Barack Obama

I have a confession to make.

It might help explain why I fear a second term of Barack Obama so much.

I understand what Obama is and what he is doing because I was once like him: I am a former communist.

As a youth growing up during the Vietnam War, I was influenced by some of the more extreme, anti-American opposition to that conflict and began to identify with the enemy. I became convinced the U.S. epitomized all that was evil in the world.

During high school, I was arrested in what we called “anti-war demonstrations” that should be more accurately termed “anti-American riots.” Just like Obama, my youthful radicalism attracted the attention of powerful and influential people in the country. I was recruited for full-ride scholarships at colleges like Antioch, known for grooming the next generation of leftists. When I got into trouble for refusing to salute the flag, the American Civil Liberties Union was there, johnny-on-the-spot, to defend me and bring the school principal to his knees.

During the euphemistically named “Indo-China Peace Campaign” organized by Tom Hayden and Jane Fonda, I was give the “honor” of serving as a body guard for Fonda, recently returned from North Vietnam where she posed for photographs sitting in an anti-aircraft emplacement meant to shoot down American planes.

I was recruited for terrorist attacks like blowing up chemical plants by older radicals who didn’t have the courage to do it themselves. (I thank God today, I never followed through on these plots.) I wrote for some of the most left-wing periodicals in America – the Guardian, the Liberated Guardian and more.

And my reputation preceded me.

Even after college, when my views had moderated considerably,

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aclu; antiwar; billayers; communist; communityorganizer; confessions; fonda; janefonda; josephfarah; naturalborncitizen; vietnam

1 posted on 07/11/2012 8:38:08 PM PDT by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

That was moi. Member of the Seattle Liberation Front, leading marches.

I became a small business owner and moved far right. McGovern is the only Dim that I ever foolishly voted for.

I know all about the plans we all made to take over the country from the inside, work our way in. And they certainly have.


2 posted on 07/11/2012 8:52:18 PM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: Perseverando
Thanks for the post.
I never would have guessed that about Mr. Farah.
3 posted on 07/11/2012 8:52:36 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Perseverando

Wooboy! I never saw that coming.


4 posted on 07/11/2012 8:53:27 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: angry elephant

I forgive you. I was earning a combat ribbon ensuring Iran wouldn’t threaten tanker shipments through Hormuz. Now please wake anyone that needs shaking. FR is the choir. It could use another donation though, if you’d be so inclined.


5 posted on 07/11/2012 9:04:58 PM PDT by Kudsman (Repeal the 17th, restore the Republic.)
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To: angry elephant

Didja ever notice how much liberals despise you when they learn that you used to be one of them? In my experience there is nothing they fear (or hate) more than someone who knows how they think and where they are vulnerable when it comes to exposing the garbage they peddle.


6 posted on 07/11/2012 9:05:40 PM PDT by Baynative (A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for others)
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To: Perseverando

That explains a lot, actually.


7 posted on 07/11/2012 9:17:41 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: Baynative

Whitaker Chambers in his book “Witness” talks at length about how his communist “friends” turned on him after he repudiated communism. Published in 1952.


8 posted on 07/11/2012 9:24:09 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Yes, an excellent book.


9 posted on 07/11/2012 9:29:40 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: Perseverando

One propagandistic technique of Communists was to infiltrate the other ideological side and act like inbred morons, in an attempt to discredit the Right. Given the Birther idiocy that Farah and WMD (along with MSNBC) have propagated, it strikes me that Joseph Farah may very well still be a working Communist. The Tea Party victories in 2010 and in the upcoming 2012 election are in spite of - not because of - Farah’s diligent effort to make the political Right look like idiots.


10 posted on 07/11/2012 9:33:41 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: Perseverando

WoW... this would make a good book...
Unfortunately only the choir would read it...

However; it could be “the People” may be corrupted.. and have the exact givernment that represents them.. A corrupt federal and in many cases State givernment(s) the reflect their ruinous and suicidal political bent..

Looks at the blacks that voted 98+% for Zero...
And the stupid even silly american women that are as deep as a gutter intellectually..

American schools even the colleges and Universitys are dumbed down beyond belief..
Civics and American History are almost totally not taught or salted with much disinformation...

Most (even college educated) have no idea that communism “IS” socialism..


11 posted on 07/11/2012 9:34:56 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: angry elephant

I was apolitical until college. I briefly dated a budding leftist, and she took me to a few “divest South Africa” and anti-Reagan rallies (it was the 80’s). It opened my eyes. All I saw were losers, hairy hippies and unwashed mental cases who would turn out for these events. At the street level, I saw no logic or thinking, only knee-jerk leftism and cliches.

Then I travelled and lived abroad. Communism and Statism are treated like playthings, or just another point-of-view here in the USA, but in many countries, one can see how deadly serious and truly evil these philosophies are.


12 posted on 07/11/2012 9:46:56 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: PGR88

I read all of Ayn Rand in high school, but in college my phiiosophy 401 prof was the radical Michael Lerner, one-time advisor to Hillary.

An unfortunate lapse in judgment going over to the dark side, but in a way an enlightenment as to the interworkings of the far left.

Luckily I refused the socalled opportunity to join the Viencuega brigade going to Cuba.


13 posted on 07/11/2012 10:10:44 PM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: Perseverando
Farah - I was invited to meet Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, who were still underground for their own acts of domestic terrorism. ...

I was groomed to be a community organizer, but rejected that path. He accepted it and it led him to the White House where he has been a force for evil for the last four years.

Just dang.

14 posted on 07/11/2012 10:11:56 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: PGR88

Should be Venceremos Brigade.

I did not go and never can spell it.


15 posted on 07/11/2012 10:23:04 PM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: Perseverando
Dood never shaved his upper lip his entire life...


"I tell you all of this...
and there’s much more to the story...
to illustrate the extent of my delusional misguidedness
bred into me by a cadre of older
and even less wise facilitators."

16 posted on 07/11/2012 10:50:14 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: BCrago66

As a rightie, you should be proud of Joe Farah. He’s willing to stand for truth while buffeted with ridicule on every side. I’m sure that you DON’T know why Obama has a SS# issued by Connecticut, why a doctor’s signature on the copy of BHO’s “b/c” contains a smiley face, or why several different typing fonts exist on the alleged official form.
I don’t think that this fraud will ever become a major issue, but I’ll be damned if I’ll join any chorus berating a good, decent American who risks his life to publish the truth. Bob


17 posted on 07/11/2012 11:15:54 PM PDT by alstewartfan (Two broken Tigers on fire in the night Flicker their souls to the wind. Al Stewart "Roads to Moscow")
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To: BCrago66

Yep. Hard for me to believe that anybody stupid enough to swallow the communist manifesto 10 years ago is now someone I should believe is now a conservative superstar.


18 posted on 07/12/2012 1:21:15 AM PDT by tdscpa
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To: tdscpa; BCrago66; alstewartfan; Perseverando
"Yep. Hard for me to believe that anybody stupid enough to swallow the communist manifesto 10 years ago is now someone I should believe is now a conservative superstar."

Why? It's called a Road to Damascus Moment. I believe that David Horowitz and Michael Savage had theirs also.

Perhaps at some point you'll have your own Road to Damascus Moment, and your intellectually incurious outlooks (not you, ASF) will change, and realize that while "birthers" like Farah might not have the answers (although I think Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Cold Case Posse are closing in on such) on the "Obama" birth/life narrative, at least they're asking the questions and trying to get to the bottom of the matter. Or are you saying that there aren't a plethora of unanswered questions surrounding the subject, and Barky's story is on the up-and-up? Even Maraniss doesn't go that far.

19 posted on 07/12/2012 2:04:15 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If America were a car, the "Check President" light would be on.)
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To: Baynative

Didja ever notice how much liberals despise you when they learn that you used to be one of them? In my experience there is nothing they fear (or hate) more than someone who knows how they think and where they are vulnerable when it comes to exposing the garbage they peddle.


Notice who they go after hardest. It either a former Leftist or someone who should be a part of one of their favorite victim groups (black, gay, etc, but did the “Great Escape” from the plantation.


20 posted on 07/12/2012 4:56:35 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Perhaps at some point you’ll have your own Road to Damascus Moment, and your intellectually incurious outlooks (not you, ASF) will change, and realize that while “birthers” like Farah might not have the answers (although I think Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Cold Case Posse are closing in on such) on the “Obama” birth/life narrative, at least they’re asking the questions and trying to get to the bottom of the matter. Or are you saying that there aren’t a plethora of unanswered questions surrounding the subject, and Barky’s story is on the up-and-up? Even Maraniss doesn’t go that far.


Exactly. The “birther” narrative goes much deeper than simply the birth certificate issues. That is simply how it came to be categorized, then vilified by the palace guard.


21 posted on 07/12/2012 5:05:24 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: BCrago66
One propagandistic technique of Communists was to infiltrate the other ideological side and act like inbred morons, in an attempt to discredit the Right. Given the Birther idiocy that Farah and WMD (along with MSNBC) have propagated, it strikes me that Joseph Farah may very well still be a working Communist. The Tea Party victories in 2010 and in the upcoming 2012 election are in spite of - not because of - Farah’s diligent effort to make the political Right look like idiots.

Interesting theory, but I guess Obama was the original "birther" since his bio pushed the born in Kenya story for 16 years until about 2007. Hey if Joseph Farah is trying to discredit the right, then I guess Obama may be a right wing mole trying to discredit the left (makes about as much sense. Obama seems to be doing a much better job.

As for me, I believe Joseph Farah has been far more consistent in his conservative stance than any of our RINO politicians. (Oh no, I think I may have just outted myself as a leftist mole by standing with Farah.)

If there are moles on the right (and we know there are), the most obvious ones are RINO politicians!

22 posted on 07/12/2012 8:17:30 AM PDT by Perseverando (Keywords: So we can find a really great article a couple of months from now.)
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To: Perseverando

It must be a shock to the “more conservative than thou” thugs who claim that National Review was subverted by the influx of ex-Trotskyite neo-cons. I’m sure they always thought old Joe was one of their own.


23 posted on 07/12/2012 10:13:18 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: Perseverando

Can we get a “like” button on FR? - I really Like your post.


24 posted on 07/12/2012 1:36:41 PM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Perseverando
Damn Joe, I've been fighting the f'n communist since I was 19 years old. Unfortunately, I'm still fighting them...

5.56mm

25 posted on 07/12/2012 1:39:50 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: bkepley

Re: It must be a shock to the “more conservative than thou” thugs who claim that National Review was subverted by the influx of ex-Trotskyite neo-cons. I’m sure they always thought old Joe was one of their own.


I see what you mean: Too Fast, Too Furious (National Review Editor portrays Issa as conspiracy kook) - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2900050/posts


26 posted on 07/12/2012 6:57:54 PM PDT by Perseverando (Keywords: So we can find a really great article a couple of months from now.)
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To: 98ZJ USMC
"The “birther” narrative goes much deeper than simply the birth certificate issues."

Yep. This guy's birth and life narrative is more redacted than a Fast and Furious memo.

I take it by your nic that you're a Jarhead. If so, thanks for your service. You do know however, that a Marine is just a Seabee with a light duty chit. . .
;)

27 posted on 07/13/2012 2:48:46 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If America were a car, the "Check President" light would be on.)
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