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Tennessee’s Commies - Red in the antiwar movement (DIRECT PROOF OF COMMUNIST TIES)
National Review Online ^ | March 28, 2003 | Dave Shiflett

Posted on 04/01/2003 9:54:13 PM PST by Dont Mention the War

March 28, 2003 9:10 a.m.
Tennessee’s Commies
Red in the antiwar movement.

eace can make for interesting bedfellows, as citizens of Nashville and environs have recently discovered. Indeed, the state's most revered and self-congratulatory peace activists have been exposed, by talk radio, as being deeply in bed with the Communist party.

No ifs, ands, or buts about it.

The fun began when local talk-radio sensation Phil Valentine (familiar to NRO readers for leading the anti-state income-tax movement in Tennessee) decided to have a look at the Nashville Peace and Justice Center's website. The group has been sponsoring peace rallies in the area, and is also trying to send a delegation to see Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. Valentine wanted to find out exactly who's who in the center's pro-peace coalition.

Many of the members were hardly a surprise. The center is affiliated with clergy and laity concerned about war, so one would expect to find religious organizations on the roster. There are, including the Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church, Church Women United, the Greater Nashville Unitarian Universalist Congregation, the Interfaith Alliance of Middle Tennessee, and the Social Concerns Committee of the First Unitarian Universalist Church.

Nor did some of the other members seem out of place. Common Cause is listed, along with the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation, LA CASA, the War Resisters League, the United Nations Association and Tennessee Peace Action. Not to be left out, the United Nubian Congress has joined up, along with BURNT (Bring Urban Recycling to Nashville Today).

What caught Valentine's eye, however, was the acronym CPUSA — the Communist party. Holy cow. What are the commies doing there? After all, about the only peace they've provided is the peace of the grave. Valentine's antennae were twitching as he went to the CPUSA's main website, scrolled down to the "contact the CPUSA" section, and found the listing for the Middle Tennessee Chapter.

"I couldn't believe it," says Valentine. "The street address for the Tennessee chapter of the CPUSA is the exact same address as the Nashville Peace and Justice Center." Sensing his readers might benefit from this information, Valentine took the story on air last Friday. Not everyone was happy he did so.

"Matt Leber, the peace center's director, called in," Valentine told me. "At first he denied any affiliation with the Communist party. He said they weren't any Communists within ten miles of him. I pointed out they have the same address as his organization. There was stunned silence. Then he admitted that the CPUSA is a member organization, but said that didn't mean anything."

Leber's position didn't fly too well. Not only were listeners outraged. Officials at the CPUSA tried to cover their tracks. A visitor to the CPUSA site now finds the street address for the Middle Tennessee Chapter of CPUSA has been dropped. Only an e-mail address is given. Anticipating a cover-up, Valentine made printed copies of the original page for those interested in pursuing the link.

Valentine's grilling duties were not finished. Next target was the Jewish Federation. "Their spokeswoman initially denied any association with the Communist party," he says. "When I presented the proof, she admitted they were members but said the peace committee was a 'big tent' large enough to include different points of view. From my perspective, a big tent would include Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, and Reform-party members. The CPUSA is trying to destroy the tent."

Valentine asked the spokeswoman if the Jewish Federation would remain a member of the peace committee if the American Nazi party joined. "She said, 'Of course not.' So I asked why she would refuse to associate with an organization that's known to have killed six million Jews, but has no problem associating with an organization which, at last count, has butchered over 170 million people worldwide."

Valentine's listeners won't let the story drop. "I try to talk about the war, but most of them want to talk about the Peace and Justice center. I'm finding out something new about the center every day. One listener pointed out that the Methodist Women, who are part of the peace coalition, own the building in which the CPUSA/Nashville Peace and Justice offices are. I've gotten tons of e-mails and phone calls from lay Methodists who are outraged that their tithes are going to this."

Despite its highly interesting and somewhat amusing nature, this story took a bit of time to find its legs. "The Fox affiliate looked into the situation and came to the same conclusion I did," says Valentine. The Tennessean (the local Gannet rag) was several days catching up.

Valentine ended the interview on a philosophical note. "I'm not saying that everybody who is against this war is a Commie. But I know that around the country the Communist party is behind many of the protests. [See Byron York for more on this.] So if you're going to protest the war you need to know who you're in bed with."

Dave Shiflett is a member of the White House Writers Group.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antiamericanscumbags; antiwarmovement; antiwarscum; commies; communistparty; communistsubversion; gore; marxist; peacemovement; warlist
This didn't turn up in a search. Very surprising given the direct evidence.
1 posted on 04/01/2003 9:54:14 PM PST by Dont Mention the War
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To: Dont Mention the War
bump
2 posted on 04/01/2003 10:02:03 PM PST by LiteKeeper
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To: Dont Mention the War
Excellent post! We need more people like this guy and his listeners. Just shows that the truth can slowly be squeezed out of the pinkos with a little light.
3 posted on 04/01/2003 10:03:16 PM PST by try phecta tom ((Harvey RULES. Paul not the rabbit)
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To: Dont Mention the War
Excellent post.....these so called "peace" protestors need to be exposed for what they really are.

MKM

5 posted on 04/01/2003 10:40:04 PM PST by mykdsmom
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To: Dont Mention the War
unsurprising but very interesting
6 posted on 04/01/2003 10:41:37 PM PST by Texas_Jarhead
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To: Dont Mention the War


Whooo-raaah!!!

MEGA-

Stay Strong
Fuzzy

7 posted on 04/01/2003 10:41:40 PM PST by fuzzy122
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To: Dont Mention the War
Way to go Phil!
8 posted on 04/01/2003 10:41:54 PM PST by Free Vulcan
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To: Dont Mention the War
Wow! THIS is investigative reporting.
9 posted on 04/01/2003 10:49:45 PM PST by Auntie Mame
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To: Dont Mention the War
Phil did a great job on this one. Check out his website for more info on this topic:

www.philvalentine.com

I'm a regular listener, he's got a good show. I'm not sure he's aware of FreeRepublic, maybe he should get some (a lot) of congratulatory emails (phil@philvalentine.com) for his work on this. Some people are giving him a hard time, and calling him a modern day McCarthy (who was right, btw) for pointing out their "collaborators" and I'm sure Phil would appreciate the support. (tell him I said hi...)

10 posted on 04/02/2003 12:05:18 AM PST by thatdewd (The subliminal message for today is .)
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To: thatdewd
oops, bad link. Try this one:

www.philvalentine.com

11 posted on 04/02/2003 12:07:24 AM PST by thatdewd (The subliminal message for today is .)
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To: thatdewd; Auntie Mame
"There are, including the Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church, Church Women United, the Greater Nashville Unitarian Universalist Congregation, the Interfaith Alliance of Middle Tennessee, and the Social Concerns Committee of the First Unitarian Universalist Church.

That's the usual list of suspects. Commies and Leftists of all ilk who hide under the banner of Christian or churches. There's nary a Christian among them. John Wesley must be rolling in his grave, that his once great church (the Methodist Church) has gone over to the dark side. Tragic!

12 posted on 04/02/2003 12:12:46 AM PST by holyscroller (Why are Liberal female media types always ugly to boot?)
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To: hellinahandcart; Neets
People are starting to catch on.
13 posted on 04/02/2003 3:44:10 AM PST by William McKinley (You're so vain, you probably think this tagline's about you)
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To: William McKinley
'bout time!!!
14 posted on 04/02/2003 3:48:55 AM PST by Neets (Mess with me and you'll be introduced to my big ole can of MOAB.)
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To: Dont Mention the War
Call them Bill and Hillary's, Clintons "FEDAHYEEN"
15 posted on 04/02/2003 3:52:40 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: thatdewd
Regular listener - Phil's great. Our voice of reason down here....
16 posted on 04/02/2003 3:59:04 AM PST by turbocat
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To: turbocat
Check out whose sponsoring these rallies at our schools Steve Gill dug this one up

nyspc

NYSPC'S Members Include:

180/Movement for Democracy and Education
Black Radical Congress-Youth Division
Campus Greens
Muslim Students Association of the US and Canada
National Youth Advocacy Coalition
Not With Our Money
Student Environmental Action Coalition
Student Peace Action Network
Students United for a Responsible Global Environment
Students Transforming and Resisting Corporations
United Students Against Sweatshops
United States Student Association
Young Communist League
Young Democratic Socialists
Young People's Socialists League

17 posted on 04/02/2003 5:21:02 AM PST by GailA (Millington Rally for America after action http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/872519/posts)
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To: GailA
Interesting. I am always on top of Gill in the am and Phil later on - when in the car...
18 posted on 04/02/2003 6:14:54 AM PST by turbocat
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To: *war_list
bump
19 posted on 04/02/2003 3:27:56 PM PST by Dont Mention the War
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To: sauropod
'pod, check this out.
20 posted on 04/02/2003 3:28:30 PM PST by Ms. AntiFeminazi (three rights make a LEFT)
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To: GailA
Bump.
21 posted on 04/02/2003 3:56:08 PM PST by hedgetrimmer
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To: Dont Mention the War
This was very true in San Francisco - and the city also found out when it arrested 2000 of them - NONE of them lived in the city - and quite a few of them didn't even live in California.
22 posted on 04/02/2003 4:21:28 PM PST by CyberAnt
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To: William McKinley; Neets; sauropod
People are starting to catch on.

Gawd, I hope so; I am getting tired of watching peoples' eyes roll up into their skulls when I mention the word "communist"...

23 posted on 04/02/2003 5:45:12 PM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: belmont_mark; Askel5
PING!
24 posted on 04/02/2003 5:48:55 PM PST by Orion78 (Free Tibet! Free Iraq! Just be sure to watch your back!)
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To: Orion78
Askel5 is no longer with us..
25 posted on 04/02/2003 5:55:37 PM PST by Jhoffa_ (Frodo sleeps with men...)
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To: Dont Mention the War
I've heard Sean Hannity mention Phil Valentine.
26 posted on 04/02/2003 7:36:18 PM PST by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch
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To: Dont Mention the War
Try "Red in the antiwar movement"
27 posted on 04/02/2003 7:59:43 PM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get)
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To: holyscroller
John Wesley must be rolling in his grave, that his once great church (the Methodist Church) has gone over to the dark side. Tragic!

Even weirder, it's George W. Bush's church.

28 posted on 04/02/2003 9:02:50 PM PST by Dont Mention the War
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To: Dont Mention the War
From one who lives in The Volunteer State, this comes as no suprise.

Tennessee has ever been the hotbed of corruption. Filth from the outside comes in and takes advantage of the easy going and generally trusting people here and we wind up getting a bad reputation.

You should look up the criminal activities of AlGore and his clan in Tennessee. It's quite the Dukes of Hazzard script.
29 posted on 04/02/2003 9:07:15 PM PST by Rasputin_TheMadMonk (Yes I am a bastard, but I'm a free, white, gun owning bastard. Just ask my exwife.)
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To: philetus
Try "Red in the antiwar movement"

Pulls up this thread and nothing else.

30 posted on 04/02/2003 9:16:01 PM PST by Dont Mention the War
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To: Susannah
BUMP!...CPUSA...nyspc...united methodists church
commie websites, and tennesee
31 posted on 05/06/2003 4:23:40 PM PDT by Susannah (Reformed Democrat of the 70's)
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