Skip to comments.De Blasio visited Communist USSR in college
Posted on 11/04/2013 1:31:37 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
Bill de Blasio toured parts of the communist Soviet Union as the Cold War raged, The Post has learned.
The Democratic mayoral candidate who is enjoying a huge lead over Republican Joe Lhota coming into Tuesdays election was back in the USSR in 1983 while a student at NYU.
It was the same year that President Ronald Reagan referred to the countrys regime as The Evil Empire.
De Blasios trip also occurred five years before he went to Nicaragua in support of the Marxist Sandinista regime there to distribute food and medicine during its civil war. At the time, the US government opposed the Sandinistas, which had received weapons from the Soviets and supplies from Cuba.
The trips show de Blasios fascination as a young man with the workings of leftist and communist countries. He also honeymooned in Cuba.
While de Blasio has discussed and defended his work in Nicaragua, he has said nary a word about going behind the Iron Curtain.
De Blasio listed the trip on a résumé from the 1990s. Under travel, he said he visited West Africa, Europe, Israel, Puerto Rico, USSR.
A de Blasio campaign spokeswoman confirmed that her boss went to the United Soviet Socialist Republic as a student in 1983.
When he was a presidential scholar at NYU, Bill attended an annual trip that took him to Lithuania and Russia. In other years, he traveled along with other presidential scholars to Spain, Israel and Senegal, said de Blasio spokeswoman Lis Smith.
He went in 1983, when they were still a part of the USSR.
The de Blasio campaign declined to comment further when asked why he went on the trip or what he learned from it.
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Bill Clinton went to Russia and Obama traveled to Pakistan before they were President, so move along — nothing to see here. /sarc
So did I. I went to Moscow and Leningrad in 1986.
Well, that should indeed help to get votes in NYC.
Walter and Victor Reuther, founders of the UAW, worked in auto plants in Russia in the 30s to learn the socialist system.
It’s a common bond of “progressives”
The population of New York will see nothing wrong with this.
It’s a majority of people whose roots are in the third world. And they see nothing wrong with government control of pretty much everything. As long as government’s main function is to hand out stuff.
So this is just a resume enhancer for him. He’s down for La Raza, seize the property of the filthy finca owners!
Once he’s elected, NYC will be a nightmare where you have to move around only during daylight hours in large groups within a year.
Is there any sort of clearinghouse site I can find with this type of info re: mayoral race?
The city needs to prepare for the next Dinkins style crime wave because that is exactly what it is going to get with this psychopath as mayor.
Oops, he just went up another 5 points....
Vladimir Putin has his agent in NYC now...
The fact that he is a Commie at heart will give him an even larger margin of victory in the Peoples Republic of NY.
The guy is as commie as it gets but that doesn’t mean it won’t stop the masochists in NYC from effing themselves in the butt again. They like it. It’s like Bloomberg:They complain and complain about Bloomberg being a freakin’ tyrant then they vote him for a 2nd term then they complain and complain that he is tyrant then they vote him in a 3rd term.
I am convinced there are 100s of these guys around the country. Some make it into high office, some sit on boards of foundations, many sitting on corporate boards-—all awaiting the revolution they’ve been reared, raised, educated and prepared for—
Did he complete their apprenticeship program over there?
Has the average New York City Voter ever met a Communist Politician that they didn’t like?
With Commie Obama in the White House, the NYC voter must be planning on getting a lot of our tax dollars!
This is great investigative journalism by the New York Post to uncover De Blasio’s trip to the Soviet Union.
Bloomberg kept the crime rate at a historic low, and the City's budget balanced. I fear de Blasio will not do either.
Ladies and Gentlemen of NYC: Your new police commissioner -
DeBlasio is the fruit of extending First Amendment rights to avowed enemies of America.
His head should have been on a pike a long time ago.
So, who would voluntarily live in NYC?
At some point soon, it will be time to short NYC bonds and real estate.
I plan on making one trip to NYC when the WTC museum is open and visit the Intrepid/Shuttle museum.
They don’t call it Moscow on the Hudson for nothing.
(Heaven on earth; State of bliss/S)
BJ and Hill, Chelsea Clinton-Mezvinsky, Lloyd Blankfein, Jay-Z and Nascar racer Jeff Gordon.
King Barry’s parents MET in a Russian language class. I’d like to know more on that story, but we’ll probably never know. A plot was hatched, and recruitment of Soviet agents occurred.
CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. is not NYC.
Everybody on that list has a “residence” in Manhattan.
Not sure how often they are around, LOL.
Has anybody read about DeBlasio’s lazy sleep patterns?! He doesn’t like to get up in the morning! This is the new mayor of the city that never sleeps.
My beloved city going into Dinkins 2.
Yeah, at the last possible moment when the race is already decided...
Yes, NYers met Rudy Giuliani who turned our city around. He wasn’t perfect but he loved our city and cared for its citizens. Ed Koch was a democrat with sanity and set the stage for Guiliani’s revival of this great burg.
It’s a great, exciting city. If you have a lot of money, it’s splendid. For the middle-class, not so much. You have to like culture and food primarily to enjoy this city. If your interests are rural or suburban, it’s not so good. Great for young careerists, too, and tourists.
The mere fact that the headline writer had to tell his audience that the USSR was Communist shows what a severe low-info problem we have in this country.
Bingo....Clinton went to the USSR....who PAID for THAT trip when he had NO money as a college student???? Obama went to Pakistan when there was travel advisory.
explored it as a youth....
(enjoyed "Camelot", "Hair", "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead"),
Eschewed my pari's Central Park South apt. (including having my Grandpa's former (lame Maverick) car stolen off the streets of Manhattan).
Manhatten is no longer really part of America as known by the Founders.
You'd have provide me Big Buck$ to drag me back there ( for even a few hours). There's no there there.
I’m with you Miss M. It is a great city with more to offer than most.
Sounds like DiBlasio is on a mission to make a real mess of things. Sad.
Even David Dinkins is going to look good after this guy is done.
The voters will get what they deserve. Sad that New York is destined to relive the 70s, but it is what it is.
New York Citys Marxist Power Couple
“You Americans are so gullible. No, you wont accept communism outright, but well keep feeding you small doses of socialism until youll finally wake up and find you already have communism. We wont have to fight you. Well so weaken your economy until youll fall like overripe fruit into our hands.” Nikita Khrushchev.
NEW YORK CITY’S MARXIST POWER COUPLE
by Cliff Kincaid
De Blasio opens up to Baldwin is how MSNBC described Alec Baldwins show with New York Citys Obama-backed Democratic progressive mayoral candidate, Bill De Blasio. I was an early supporter of de Blasios, Baldwin acknowledged.
Having been a virtual arm of the Obama White House for years, MSNBC is now turning into an arm of the de Blasio campaign. De Blasio, a former aide to socialist New York City Mayor David Dinkins, faces law-and-order Republican candidate Joe Lhota on November 5.
De Blasios support for communist regimes in Cuba and Nicaragua, and his embrace of Islam as an emerging political force, were highlighted in a recent New York Times article. The paper also noted his illegal honeymoon to Communist Cuba. However, the mysterious trip occurred in either 1991or 1994, depending on which paper you read, and much about the nature of the travel remains unknown.
Our review of documents concerning de Blasios involvement in the communist-front Nicaragua Solidarity Network confirms that notes of one meeting in 1991 say that he stated that Islam was an emerging power, and wondered if there were progressive elements in Islam we can work with.
Marxists like de Blasio who were sympathetic to the Sandinista liberation struggle in Nicaragua were typically active in support of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), a Soviet/Cuban-backed terrorist group. Indeed, anti-Israel and pro-PLO material was found in the archives of the Nicaragua Solidarity Network.
Another document regarding the vision of the group says, End world capitalism and replace it, and next to de Blasios initials are the words democratic socialism.
Baldwins comments during his MSNBC de Blasio interview included such observations as, You seem to have a very warm positive healthy home life. De Blasio, who is white, married a black woman and former lesbian, Chirlane McCray, and they have had two children together.
Modern-day progressives usually consider it wrong to even discuss the option of voluntarily leaving the homosexual lifestyle, but they have let the matter of McCrays rejection of lesbianism pass without critical comment.
De Blasio says one of his wifes poems about growing up as a young African-American girl in a racist society helped him to fall in love with her.
There is no indication that McCray abandoned Marxism after living in an enclave known as the Combahee River Collective.
The Combahee River Collective had issued a revolutionary 1977 statement saying, We realize that the liberation of all oppressed peoples necessitates the destruction of the political-economic systems of capitalism and imperialism as well as patriarchy. We are socialists because we believe that work must be organized for the collective benefit of those who do the work and create the products, and not for the profit of the bosses. Material resources must be equally distributed among those who create these resources.
We are not convinced, however, that a socialist revolution that is not also a feminist and anti-racist revolution will guarantee our liberation.
The collective has been depicted by the media as a respectable group of feminist intellectuals, who were merely radical in some of their thinking.
The Combahee River Collective statement was favorably cited by Harvard Professor Richard Levins in a Monthly Review article called, Continuing Sources
of Marxism: Looking for the Movement as a Whole.
In discussing the emergence of the Combahee River Collective and other such groups, he wrote, In the Communist Manifesto, Marx and Engels state that what distinguishes communists from other socialists is internationalism and looking for the movement as a whole. Looking for the movement as a whole is a fluid concept that expands to embrace ever more inclusive struggles against capitalism and for a just and sustainable world. Increasingly, a movement centered on the working class has to champion the entire cause of the species.
He mentions the Combahee River Collective after noting that a core of strong proto-feminist women [had] emerged in the Communist Party USA just at the time when McCarthyism was making all red organizing difficult.
He went on, Groups such as Redstockings, the Chicago Womens Liberation Union, and the Combahee River Collective and publications such as Sojourner developed a stance against the whole system of oppression. Within feminism, Marxists have played a leading role in insisting on a class analysis that showed that women cannot be treated as a homogeneous mass with common interests, and also struggled against racism within the feminist movement.
Bringing the situation up to date, New York magazine ran a story declaring that Chirlane McCray would be a First Lady in the mold of Hillary Clinton.
On a Spanish language New York radio station, WADO 1280 AM, de Blasio was asked about his Cuba trip and he proved evasive: What did you see in Cuba, what is your impression going on your honeymoon in a country that hasnt had free elections in the last 50 years. What did you get from the trip? The radio host went on, If I can ask you one thing you came back from Cuba with, what was that thing?
As noted by the New York Daily News, de Blasio dodged the questions and replied, I didnt go on a trip to fully study the country, I dont pretend to have full perspective on the country. I have a huge critique of the current government there because its undemocratic.
But it was just as undemocratic then as it is now. So why did he visit the communist-controlled island, and what did he see and do there?
De Blasios opponent, Joe Lhota, has said that de Blasio needs to explain himselfand explain himself nowto the hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers who escaped Marxist tyranny in Asia, Central America, and from behind the Iron Curtain in Eastern Europe.
Lhota noted that de Blasios involvement with the communist Sandinistas didnt happen in 1917; it happened 70 years later when the cruelty and intrinsic failure of communism had become crystal clear to anyone with a modicum of reason.
He added that de Blasio, who promises to tax the rich and spend more public money, is pursuing a class warfare strategy that is directly out of the Marxist playbook.
The new MSNBC show, Up Late with Alec Baldwin, did include some legitimate news reaffirming de Blasios controversial announced intention to crack down on police surveillance of terrorists and criminals. De Blasio opposes the stop-and-frisk practices of the New York Police Department (NYPD) and wants to replace Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who has authorized surveillance of radical Muslims in order to thwart terrorist attacks.
There have been 16 known terrorist plots against New York City since September 11, 2001, the NYPD says.
The current mayor is Michael Bloomberg, a liberal who has nevertheless been a strong supporter of aggressive police tactics against potential criminals and terrorists.
Bloomberg says, for example, that overturning stop-and-frisk would turn over the streets to the criminals.
Mike Long, the chairman of the Conservative Party of New York, told Emily Miller of The Washington Times, I dont often agree with Mike Bloomberg, but stop and frisk has made New York City that much safer. It has clearly saved the lives of people of color and is absolutely an important tool for making New York City one of the safest cities in the country. Long said that without this enforcement mechanism, we will be like Chicago in very short order.
But the liberal media are betting that Lhotas Republican label will be more objectionable than the communist sympathies of de Blasio and his wife, sympathies that are being played down by most reporters.
Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism.
Just like Odungo makes Jimmah Carter look good. This will be the rise of the criminals, gays, feral blacks, wackola-weirdos, snake oil salesmen, and down-and-out libtards. It will be the downfall of morality, honesty, the middle class and family values. It will be the downfall of the schools in NYC that still work. Feral blacks and their white and Hispanic counterparts will make crime a new sport. It will cost the city billions in damage, court and jailing costs, etc.—if indeed they are allowed to pursue and arrest the perps at all. I am also quite sure that illegals will see an election of this vomitus as a green light to further invade the city and help themselves to free education, medical care, housing, EBT, etc. to which they don’t even begin to be entitled.
Being Guiliani's understudy isn't going to cut it. You've got to have a message that appeals to everybody. I know that NYC is liberal, but it's more of a classic lunchbox Democrat liberalism than out-and-out Marxism.
Thank you for mentioning this. I have been posting about it but I don’t like to repeat posts again and again.
Pamela Geller’s website, Atlasshruggs, has a video of her raving about this. It’s long but you can skip the early part. I’ll post the link in a minute or so.
He actually said he’s not a morning person! What about being around while the rest of the city is humming?
In contrast to Giuliani, who would get picked up by Lategano at Gracie Mansion at something like 6 in the morning and they would start work in the limo.
I’m even more convinced that weiner’s wipeout was pre-arranged.
Not that he didn’t do the stuff. Just that it being made public was ‘arranged’. De Blasio is an Obama crony and Weiner was a Clinton crony. Clinton lost that round.
I’d move if I were y’all. He wouldn’t handle another 9/11 like Giuliani. He’d declare martial law.
Of course it was prearranged. So was the takeout of Quinn. That was in the paper today too. De Blasio’s friends were part of the PAC that helped destroy Quinn. PACs are not supposed to be tied to campaigns. Of course his people are swearing the campaign had nothing to do with it. No, right, only de Blasio’s friends.
Have you heard about the shots fired at Garden State mall?
Just saw it. My family in NJ are big shoppers. Hope they were safe at home.
Of course it was at the Nordstroms. That’s the one store I reliably visited every time I went to that mall.
who is the pro-life alternative in the NYC Mayoral race, both candidates are pro-abortion.