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Communist Party USA gathers in Chicago
Chicago Tribune ^ | 15 june 2014 | Ron Grossman

Posted on 06/15/2014 4:39:14 AM PDT by rellimpank

A cheerleader for the Russian Revolution in the early 20th century and a leader in the labor movement during the Depression; hounded during the McCarthy era and orphaned after the fall of the Soviet Union, the Communist Party USA on Friday returned to Chicago, the city of its birth.

Given the movement's history, some might wonder why anyone would want to be a communist.

But the more than 300 adherents who came to celebrate the party's 95th anniversary at the University of Illinois at Chicago see it the other way around: Who wouldn't want to be a member?

Among them was Susan Gosman, who on the opening day of the convention stood in front of sign-in sheets divided by decades. Delegates were asked to mark the one during which they were radicalized. "For me, it would be 1944," she said. "The year I was born."

Gosman is a "red-diaper baby," as a communist born to communist parents is known. Her father took part in the 1930s sit-down strikes in automobile plants that won autoworkers a union. But it also got him in trouble during the 1950s. That meant tough times when she was growing up, and her parents cautioned her about the perils of following their political path.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: cpusa
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1 posted on 06/15/2014 4:39:14 AM PDT by rellimpank
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To: rellimpank

CONGRATS… Communist Party USA Endorses Barack Obama and Democrats For 2012 Election

http://azpundit.com/congrats-communist-party-usa-endorses-barack-obama-and-democrats-for-2012-election/


2 posted on 06/15/2014 4:43:04 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: rellimpank

They are meeting in Chicago? Who would have thought it?


3 posted on 06/15/2014 4:44:01 AM PDT by Americanexpat
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To: rellimpank

~~~Given the movement’s history, some might wonder why anyone would want to be a communist.~~~

Well, given the success of Communist FMD’s at-least philosophical progeny, and also from Chicago, they likely think it’s a winning hand.


4 posted on 06/15/2014 4:46:10 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: rellimpank

Hey Communist Party USA, why don’t you go to talk to the Russian and German people who lived under it for decades and see what they have to say about it. It didn’t work then and it won’t work now because it flies against the very nature of Man and his inalienable rights as a human being. Communism is slavery and setup to enrich the self-appointed masters who don’t live by the same rules. It will never work and you are idiots to think it could. You have been deceived.


5 posted on 06/15/2014 4:47:40 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Americanexpat; Gamecock; Larry Lucido; KC_Lion
~~~They are meeting in Chicago?~~~

Is there a reality bus tour that includes stops at the former home of Barack and Michelle plus a bonus trip to Bill Ayer’s a few blocks away?

I love a reality bus tour with a pizza bagel and a bite-sized Three Musketeers.

6 posted on 06/15/2014 4:48:35 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

And why not, after all they now control the highest
offices in the land...opposed only by an impotent
congress and a handful of Americans, they have infiltrated
our schools, our civic organizations and our courts...


7 posted on 06/15/2014 4:50:55 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: rellimpank
Given the movement's history, some might wonder why anyone would want to be a communist.

Ron Kuby would. He calls DeBlasio ‘comrade’ Mayor. Very smart guy (and well paid)and he absolutely endorses Communism.

8 posted on 06/15/2014 4:53:05 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: F15Eagle
Given the movement’s history, some might wonder why anyone would want to be a communist

Easy. They all think they're going to be part of the leadership who gets to control what others get. It's part of the lure of communism.

9 posted on 06/15/2014 4:55:14 AM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: tet68

It’s good times for them -— they think.

I’m shocked how easy it was for this political coup.

They certainly tapped into all the fools and idiots.


10 posted on 06/15/2014 4:56:05 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: rellimpank

CPUSA is redundant. We have the Democrats. They have succeeded where the Commmunists never could have.


11 posted on 06/15/2014 4:57:35 AM PDT by all the best (sat`~!)
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To: rellimpank

And to think, after all their years of toil accomplished nothing, the libtards then gave them the greatest victory possible, the ruination of what, was once, the greatest nation in the history of civilization. Like scoring a goal off the refs rump.


12 posted on 06/15/2014 4:59:26 AM PDT by major-pelham
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To: rellimpank

I just don’t understand why any thinking adult would want communism. I can’t think of anywhere it has worked out well. Am I missing something? What is the attraction?


13 posted on 06/15/2014 5:04:33 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: rellimpank
I thought the Communist Party met under this banner:


14 posted on 06/15/2014 5:05:45 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Ob)
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To: all the best

Communism is officially atheistic, and will never prevail against a deity driven system whether that be islam or Judeo-Christianity.

(I’m hoping for the latter.)


15 posted on 06/15/2014 5:06:41 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: jsanders2001

“Most slaves do not yearn for freedom, they yearn to be masters.”


16 posted on 06/15/2014 5:07:20 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: rellimpank

Evan hillary’s dumped communism for islam (via huma).


18 posted on 06/15/2014 5:10:20 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: rellimpank

Communist Party USA is a completely redundant organization, a carbon copy of the Democratic Party, and members can easily switch parties without a single change of ideology. Notice how we never see the Democratic Party in conflict with its factions, like we do with the Republican Party. Communist, Democratic, Green, Workers, Occupy..., are all from the same piece of political and philosophical dung.


19 posted on 06/15/2014 5:16:48 AM PDT by pallis
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To: onedoug

~~~(I’m hoping for the latter.~~~

It will.

After the Tribulation, Armageddon and the Second Coming.

In that order.


20 posted on 06/15/2014 5:19:04 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: rellimpank

I just re-read David Horowitz’s book “Radical Son”- In their economics and social philosophy, they try to eliminate the concept of Original Sin, that is, that man is selfish and depraved left to his own devices. When Communists try to eliminate Institutions and traditions here and elsewhere (even countries with which we disagree), they leave a void that results in cultural anarchy and eventually totalitarianism by the Strongest Man left in the room. We have institutions in this country- Marriage, Churches, City Hall, Banks, the Military, et. al. that are designed to protect the individual. Under Communism, these institutions are either destroyed or mutated into what the Strongman Junta wants. There WILL be “stability”, but it’ll be worse- for example, Stalin’s USSR was infinitely worse than rule under the Czars (even for the Jews).


21 posted on 06/15/2014 5:20:03 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Ob)
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To: rellimpank

I thought the Democrat Convention only took place in ELECTION YEARS, why are they meeting now?


22 posted on 06/15/2014 5:21:05 AM PDT by BobL
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To: Excellence

srbfl


26 posted on 06/15/2014 5:36:32 AM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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To: MuttTheHoople

I read “Radical Son” when it first came out. What a great read. I think I will follow your lead and read it again.


27 posted on 06/15/2014 5:36:56 AM PDT by certrtwngnut
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To: KeyLargo
Valerie Jarrett is the most powerful figure in the White House...

She is the big O's handler. If anyone has difficulty trying to understand and categorize Barack Hussein Obama, then think of him a puppet where VJ pulls the strings.

28 posted on 06/15/2014 5:39:34 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Global Warming is caused by illegal immigrants!)
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To: rellimpank

If I recall 2012, their party platform almost matches that of the Democrats exactly.


29 posted on 06/15/2014 6:01:13 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: rellimpank

Will they have their head, Ms Obama, speaking? Chicago, really, who would have thought of that. Anyone knows who will be speaking? Is Bernie Sanders speaking?


30 posted on 06/15/2014 6:16:03 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: rellimpank

I am glad that it is only 300 crazies. To be honest, I was expecting more.


31 posted on 06/15/2014 6:18:07 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: certrtwngnut

Bill Ayres and Bernadine Dohrn are briefly mentioned a couple of times- but he makes a point of hammering them as anti-intellectual, who believed they weren’t all that bright even back when Horowitz was a Leftist.


32 posted on 06/15/2014 6:22:23 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Ob)
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To: rellimpank

Was Obongo

the guest of honor?


33 posted on 06/15/2014 6:23:52 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: rellimpank

Gun control and political correctness were fundamental building blocks to create communist tyranny by the Marxists in the USSR. The same players reincarnated, often with communist heritage, are using the same game plan and propaganda to create a USSA. They want power and wealth and the rest of us as their serfs exactly as it was in the USSR.


34 posted on 06/15/2014 6:31:09 AM PDT by apoliticalone (Global corporatism is not a conservative's friend. It wants your politicians and sovereignty)
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To: rellimpank

bookmark


35 posted on 06/15/2014 7:07:20 AM PDT by gattaca (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. Ecclesiastes10:2)
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To: rellimpank

So when does OTrauma show up for a speech


36 posted on 06/15/2014 7:08:21 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: patriot08

I thought he was giving the keynote address.


37 posted on 06/15/2014 7:10:47 AM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: rellimpank

Birth place 95 years ago at the U of ILL. Explains a lot about Chicago.

This reads like a free ad for Communism.


38 posted on 06/15/2014 7:56:17 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

I had an uncle in law that was a communist in Latin America. What is interesting is that he was the son of a maid and chauffeur, and received an amazing education, which is very hard to do when you are poor in Latin America.

He was more or less “groomed” by wealthy sponsors the same way Obama was. To his credit, he became financially successful. He eventually grew up, and when he had to work under communists and realized he could no longer speak out, he changed his ways. His biggest regret is bringing up his children without God.

I do believe there is some truth to elitists groups or families needing to control world leaders and events. They may not be “zionists”, but they are certainly megalomaniac sociopaths, afraid of large populations of “ordinary” people.


39 posted on 06/15/2014 9:39:29 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: mgist

Interesting. This is why it’s important for people to exchange information especially first hand experiences.


41 posted on 06/15/2014 11:06:16 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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