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Frank Marshall Davis and the Subversion of the Democratic Party
The American Thinker ^ | September 4, 2012 | Paul Kengor

Posted on 09/03/2012 11:56:37 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

A curious specter will be hovering over the Democratic convention this week. It is the ghost of Frank Marshall Davis, Communist Party USA member 47544 and mentor to a young Barack Obama.

.....Frank Marshall Davis's politics were so radical, and so pro-Soviet, that the Democrats who ran the Senate in 1956 summoned him to Washington to testify on his pro-Soviet activities. Even more remarkable, the FBI placed him on the federal government's Security Index, meaning that if a war broke out between the United States and the Soviet Union, Obama's mentor could have been placed under immediate arrest.

I've noted this here before. I've also noted Davis's unceasing class-based rhetoric and class warfare. Those words will be echoing throughout the halls of the Democratic convention this week, especially from the mouth of the man Davis influenced.

....Tellingly, Davis himself, in an eerily Obama-like sentiment, had emphasized the need for "fundamental change" in America -- advocating exactly that in his kick-off column for the Chicago Star on July 6, 1946. Well, with the Democrats and with Barack Obama, he has gotten just that. Frank Marshall Davis's presence will be there at the Democrats' convention this week.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: communism; davis; democraticparty; jarrett; obamabiden2012; transformamerica
More on this topic in the American Spectator:

All in the (Political) Family ..................."In 1940, Frank Marshall Davis got involved in one of the worst communist fronts: the American Peace Mobilization. Congress called the group "one of the most notorious and blatantly communist fronts ever organized in this country" and "one of the most seditious organizations which ever operated in the United States." The group's objective (in 1940) was to stop the United States from entering the war against Hitler. Why? Because Hitler had signed a non-aggression pact with Stalin, and American communists, being loyal Soviet patriots who literally swore allegiance to the USSR, saluted Stalin.

One of the first examples I found of Frank Marshall Davis getting noticed by Congress was a 1944 Congressional report listing his involvement in the American Peace Mobilization. That same report also cited the involvement of a fellow Chicagoan named Robert Taylor. Taylor was the grandfather of Valerie Jarrett.

Taylor also served with Davis on another communist front, the Chicago Civil Liberties Committee, whose members masqueraded as civil-rights crusading "progressives." The two served on the board together.

Both Taylor and Davis would have frequently encountered another politically active Chicagoan, Vernon Jarrett. Vernon Jarrett and Frank Marshall Davis worked together on the small publicity team of the communist-controlled Packinghouse Workers Union, which Frank Marshall Davis publicly called for nationalizing. Vernon Jarrett would one day become Valerie Jarrett's father-in-law...........

....And what about David Axelrod?...."

1 posted on 09/03/2012 11:56:41 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

In plain language, we have witnessed a communist coup. So power has been gained, the end of a 7 decade march by these people. They have goals for society and will get them by deceit and guile if they can. But it would be irresponsible of us not to expect that they could become violent when facing the loss of this hard won power, or when they see a group as the last thing in their way.

They are dangerous.

2 posted on 09/04/2012 12:18:40 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Axelrod and his family should be vetted all the way back to change of the family name to reported roots with Trotsky and Lenin.

3 posted on 09/04/2012 12:28:33 AM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: DesertRhino
Dreaming Up a New America: Progressive Education and the Perversion of American Democracy ...................................."For them, dreaming up a new America meant gleaning many ideas about education from prominent European social philosophers of the eighteenth century. One such philosopher, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, via and his tract on education, Emile, became invaluable for providing examples for the progressive education model.

Emile outlines the assumptions under which young boys, especially, should be educated. Rousseau's philosophy on education stressed the natural goodness of man and a condemnation of social conventions, most of which he believed were culpable for man's corruptive behavior. To rehabilitate mankind, Emile emphasizes the following for the various stages of a person's initial education:

1. The purpose of education is to develop a child's natural capacities. Natural education should be as far-removed from society as possible.
2. The aim of education should always be child-centered and individualized. Children learn by utilizing their senses; they are guided by natural curiosity.
3. A good teacher is unobtrusive; teachers are not there to enforce doctrine or rigid instruction.
4. Children must never be pushed to acquire information. If they are moved on their own to learn about something, they will.
5. Children will develop a sense of morality through their trials and errors. They do not acquire morals by being punished for bad behavior. Teachers are never to discipline children for perceived wrongdoing.

From such ideas, many American educators were able to promote and systematize a progressive agenda in education that placed a premium on child-centered (as opposed to knowledge-centered) instinctual "learning activities." As progressive teaching models came to have more influence, authoritative, well-informed teachers and traditional textbooks began to be viewed as antediluvian and unnecessary.

Once the progressive education models of the '60s and '70s turned into their present-day postmodern structures, administrators became especially devoted to using the following paradigms to motivate students to learn:

1. Defining a student's intellectual abilities through self-expression activities such as dance, unstructured writing, self-written poetry readings, and various forms of play.
2. A de-emphasizing of the core curriculum subjects of Western civilization in favor of subjects that underscore minority issues and excessive openness towards diversity.
3. Achieving academic equality through non-competitive groupthink projects.
4. Caricaturing and condemning traditional learning methods and devices such as rote memorization, drill, and recitation.
5. "Dumbing down" or avoiding subjects that can be mastered only through ongoing practice and hard work.
6. Grade inflation.

All of these ideas and practices have failed American students by the factory-load and are responsible for creating successive generations of "me, myself, and I" citizens who lack intellectual depth and who are prone, paradoxically, to unproductive mob behavior."..........................

4 posted on 09/04/2012 12:32:54 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: noinfringers2
“Axelrod and his family should be vetted all the way back to change of the family name to reported roots with Trotsky and Lenin.”

Is there more than what's in this article?

5 posted on 09/04/2012 1:36:54 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

McCarthy and the Birchers were right.

6 posted on 09/04/2012 1:38:13 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: DesertRhino
Re your tagline .... they flanked you. And all of us. The b*stards are in the Executive Office Building and the White House.
7 posted on 09/04/2012 1:42:59 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: MachIV
McCarthy and the Birchers were right.

That they were smeared from Hell to breakfast is the proof of it. The history of the CPUSA and the fellow-traveling media's assault on the truth during the fifties and sixties is the story of our demise.

8 posted on 09/04/2012 1:52:01 AM PDT by Misterioso (The truth is not for all men but only for those who seek it. - Ayn Rand)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle; noinfringers2
David Axelrod, Lefty Lumberjack - Obama's main man will do whatever it takes to fell Republicans and conservatives. Where does his ruthlessness and drive come from?
9 posted on 09/04/2012 1:53:56 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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10 posted on 09/04/2012 3:25:21 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: DesertRhino

They are dangerous, yes; but the American people are dangerous too for allowing all of this to happen. The people are too uninformed to understand imminent danger.

11 posted on 09/04/2012 3:45:21 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Who among us has not erred? Akin's the One! But can MO follow suit?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The grade inflation is rampant in colleges today too, but the American people are too uninformed to know.

12 posted on 09/04/2012 3:47:46 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Who among us has not erred? Akin's the One!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife


13 posted on 09/04/2012 3:50:16 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

NO WONDER Obama has Communist / Marist policies after studying the Frank Marshall Davis and David Axelrod connection , especially after reading their biographies. I don’t think the general public is aware of how deeply entrenched Obama is into the Marxist philosophies. We need to remove him NOW.

14 posted on 09/04/2012 4:38:27 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: DesertRhino

If you made up a novel with this plot it wouldn’t be plausible, but we actually elected the Manchurian Candidate.

15 posted on 09/04/2012 4:45:04 AM PDT by Kozak (The means of defence against foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home JM)
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To: MachIV

I don’t beleive the Birchers were BUT McCarthy certainly was.

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To: jsanders2001

The cpusa ususally runs a presidential candidate.
In 2008, they figured that their candidate and obama were so close that it was not worth running someone. So they endorsed obama. The are endorsing him again.

17 posted on 09/04/2012 4:49:40 AM PDT by Texas resident (November 6 - Vote Against obama)
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18 posted on 09/04/2012 5:09:39 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Bring back HUAC!

19 posted on 09/04/2012 10:39:36 AM PDT by Ax
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To: Theodore R.

I know a woman, I won’t call her ignorant. I’ll call her stupid. She said “What’s wrong with socialism? The library is socialist.”

Believe me, there are millions of people in this country who know EXACTLY what they’re voting for. As I’ve said before, they think they’ll get a pay raise when they’ll actually get a pay cut and a cut in their standard of living.

20 posted on 09/04/2012 11:47:25 AM PDT by Terry Mross (2016 THE MOVIE....scarier than any zombie movie.)
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To: Terry Mross; Theodore R.

Yep, around here they’re voting Democrat because they want free health care and a free college education among other things. They believe that’s the way things “should” be. The word “should” is the word you hear almost all of the time when Obamatons tell you what their beliefs are. They also think there “should” be limits on profits and no one “should” be able to make a lot more money than anyone else. Communism is alive, well and more popular than ever in today’s America.

21 posted on 09/04/2012 12:04:23 PM PDT by JediJones (Upcoming Democrat Presidential Primary: Tuesday, November 6, 2012)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I got this last week and it is EXTREMELY informative. Gilbert wraps everything up in this DVD. There are no questions left in my mind about the Bamboozler.

22 posted on 09/04/2012 10:07:17 PM PDT by Slyfox
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