Skip to comments.Rep. John Conyers: patriot or something else?
Posted on 02/17/2003 1:58:16 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
On January 18 Rep. John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat, told a placard-waving anti-war crowd: "The greatest patriots of this country are here today...The president said it'd be a cold day in Washington before this country turns against this war, but it is a cold day in Washington and here we are."
Apart from Conyers nasty insinuation people who disagree with his leftwing views about war against the genocidal Saddam are not patriotic, what can we deduce from his presence? Well, for one, Rep. does not like America and prefers the company of totalitarians to that of genuine democrats. And how do I know this? Because, as he well knows, the demonstration was organized by ANSWER which in turn takes its instructions from the WWP, a Stalinist organisation that also fronts for North Korea and Saddam Hussein. Knowing this Conyers still collaborated with them in an attempt try to subvert the Bush Administration.
It is quite interesting to learn precisely what Conyers means by a patriot. In 1979 he addressed the first national conference of the USPC (United States Peace Council) along with Romesh Chandra, a KGB agent, who also headed the WPC (World Peace Council). The USPC was a subsidiary of the WPC which in turn received 90 percent of its funding from the KGB. The organisation was established by the IDCC (International Department of the Central Committee) and the bloodstained Boris Ponomarev was its chief. All of this was an open secret that Conyers also shared. But it did not bother him.
In case anyone is naïve enough to have any doubts about Ponomarev's intentions, which means the Politburo's plans, he issued instructions in 1974 calling on Russia's allies (agents of influence and active KGB agents) within Western political parties to "neutralize" anti-communist leaders, including those in America.
There was nothing here for Conyers to object to since he never saw a communist dictatorship he never liked. In fact, Conyers was so taken with the Soviet direction that the USPC and WPC always took that he told them: "It's people like you who should be members of Congress" and "from you I can see the future of America." There you have it. Conyers idea of a democratic and progressive America was to fill Congress with KGB stooges. (Ironically, the KGB and the IDCC always held the likes of Conyers in the greatest contempt). So if well-meaning members of the January 18 demonstration thought he was playing them a compliment they really ought to think again. Unfortunately, there were still plenty in the crowd who think revolutionary justice followed by a lead injection to the back of the neck is preferable to the rule of law.
In all the years that passed Conyers became an even more ardent supporter of the WPC, an organisation that was part of a wider plan to help bring down the United States government. I can only conclude that it was this Soviet objective that attracted Conyers to the WPCs activities.
The IPS was an active arm of Soviet policy and frequently had KGB officers act as lecturers and its officers liaise with the Soviet embassy. None of which fazed Conyers who, with the faith of a mindless fanatic, believes he is on the right side of history, even if it means supporting mass murders.
In 1975, acting as point man for the IPS, he organized a group of congressmen to request that the organisation prepare an alternative budget to Ford's budget. The result was a socialist manifesto that Conyers thought was the cat's whiskers. (Conyers is not known for the power of his intellect). The same shabby intellectual process was followed the next year with the same shabby socialist intellectual results. One of its suggestions was to savage defense to the extent of badly crippling our military forces. (Readers will be interested to know that the IPS has strong links to the New York Times, The Washington Post and L A Times. That might explain these papers homogenized political opinions.
Conyers supported IPS proposals to prevent the FBI keeping track on extremis leftwing groups, regardless of any threats of revolutionary violence they might promote. However, dangerous rightwing organizations, such as anti-abortion groups were to be kept under surveillance. Conyers is a man who surely knows how to prioritize the nation's security. He is so devoted to the defense of America and the lives of its agents that he voted against a measure that would prevent leftwing groups or reporters from revealing the identities of these men and woman, thus imperiling their lives. But as Conyers seems to see it, what is the loss of a few pigs.
As brazenly arrogant as ever the swaggering Conyers actually brought KGB agents, including Chandra, into Congress where they were free to parrot the Kremlin line. Conyers hugely enjoyed the spectacle. It was as if he was spitting in America's eye.
Never letting go of his ludicrous socialist vision Conyers warmly supported the IPS 'economic' policy of Sovietising the American economy! (Now I did hint that the mans is as sharp as billiard ball).
Part of Conyers role at the IPS was to organize seminars for selected Congressmen and Senators where they would be slowly educated in the ways of the IPS's Marxist world view that lays the blame of the world's problems at the feet of American transnational corporations. (There are lot of gullible dummies in the Senate and the House).
In company with the rabid anti-American Ron Dellums, since retired from being another IPS point man in Congress, Conyers cooperated in promoting and defending the Marxist-Leninist thugs in Nicaragua, calling for a halt to arms shipments to the country. In other words, anticommunists were to be denied right to defend themselves from Soviet and Cuban supported communist revolutionaries. Conyers and Dellums were never held to account for this piece of inhuman treachery.
The National Lawyers Guild, a Stalinist front that was set up in 1940, is another communist front that Conyers was closely associated with. He even tried to get its Stalinist leader George Crocket to run for Congress. Like Conyers, Crocket is a strong supporter of Castro's brutal dictatorship. There is something about Castro's underlying sense of menace and his latent brutality that appeals to Conyers' mindset. Perhaps it is the sadistic way that Castro deals with his opponents, including their wives and children, that turns Conyers on. Yes, Castro's supporters are not very nice people.
Conyers continued to cooperate closely with the WPC in conjuring up policies that would severely damage America's ability to defend itself while giving the brutal soviet Union and its satrapies full rain to engage in drug smuggling, assassination and international terrorism. I suppose even someone like Conyers has got to get his kicks from somewhere.
All of this returns us to Conyers unrepentant present, as if a creature like him would even now how to repent. Conyers has it that the war resolution passed by Congress in October did not allow Bush to declare war. Missing from his phony charge is the fact that Congress passed a war resolution authorizing the President to act. Conyers fear is that if he cannot stop bush he will quickly succeed in destroying Saddam and freeing his people and so marginalise anti-American-fanatics like Conyers who prefer a single star on a red background to the red white and blue of American liberty.
What can one say, other than Conyers is a lying hypocrite. He has to engineer the support of the likes of Bonifaz who claims to be representing a marine and a reservist. He objects to the war because those he represents might face the prospect of getting killed. I got news for him and his friends. This is what every soldier is in danger of. The ones who cannot take it should buy themselves out. They should not humiliate themselves or put their comrades in mortal danger. They should do the honorable thing and avoid letting their units down or trying to embarrass the Commander in Chief. In plain English If they don't like it then they should just get the hell out of it. For people like these there is no room in a real citizen army
The rest of the whimpering protests were not worthy of comment. Anyone capable of making these kinds of noises is not fit to wear the uniform of a United States soldier. He would be a danger to himself and his comrades.
Conyers' dishonesty and his contempt for national security was highlighted by his support for Charles Rangel's suggestion to bring back the draft for the sole purpose of causing dissent in the army and violent divisions in the community. This, dear, reader is their idea of defending the country. Doing Saddam's work for him.
As an expression of Conyers commitment to Democracy he supported a motion that the US should interfere unilaterally in defending Chavez's attempts to turn Venezuela into another Castro Gulag. What a humanitarian. We should do nothing to overturn the sadistic Saddam but we must go to the aid of an-American would-be dictator intent on turning his country into a Marxist dictatorship.
I could go on, but it would page after page to document Conyers hatred for America and his various attempts to weaken and eventually bring about its destruction. No wonder he feels at home with a bunch of American-hating Stalinists.
Brookes, unlike Conyers and his ilk, strives to be fair and it is not solely out of fairness that Brookes has granted Conyers full right of reply. We make this offer confident in the knowledge that he will refuse to accept it.
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