By: Trevor Louden
Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is a highly influential organization.
While only 6,000 strong, DSA has considerable strength in the labor movement, non profits, education and inside the Democratic Party. While Marxist based, DSA’s innocuous sounding name, allows the organization to operate in ways and places that their allies in the the Communist Party USA cannot.
After using its clout to push through “healthcare reform” DSA is now using its influence in the giant union SEIU, to promote “immigration reform.”
On April 6, 2010 at the McShain Lounge in McCarthy Hall Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. the DSA controlled Dissent magazine sponsored a seminar “Labor, the Left, and Progressives in the Obama Era,” summed up as follows:
After the success of health care reform, what’s next on labor’s agenda? How can the labor movement grow and engage with a progressive movement that speaks to the Obama era? What is the role of younger workers, workers of color, and women? Is there a new “New Deal” on the horizon?
- Barbara Ehrenreich, a writer/activist and formr DSA co-chair.
- Christopher Hayes, Washington editor of the the DSA infiltrated Nation magazine and former writer for the DSA dominated In These Times.
- Gerry Hudson, executive vice-president of the SEIU. A long time DSA member.
- Michael Kazin, co-editor of Dissent magazine and co-author of a history of American communism with DSA member Maurice Isserman. Kazin traveled to Cuba in 1970 to cut cane for Castro, with the infamous Venceremos Brigade.
- Harold Meyerson, columnist for the Washington Post. A DSA vice chair.
- Liz Shuler, secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO
The seminar worked on ways to sell “immigration reform” to workers – a tough job, especially in a time of high unemployment.
SEIU leader and veteran of the Communist-led Black Radical Congress, Gerry Hudson, promoted the idea of manipulating anti-Latino immigrant black workers. This would be achieved by exploiting and stoking their fear of white “f**king rabidly racists”. To Hudson it seems to be a legitimate tactic to promote anti white feeling among blacks, in order to get them to support immigrant Latinos.
Hudson cynically wants to ally black workers with Latinos against these white “f**king rabidly racist” workers.
But why, in a time of high unemployment, do DSA labor unionists want to legalize illegal immigrants and open US borders to still more low skilled labor competition? How is that in their members interest?
The answer is simple. The members’ interests don’t matter.
This is about power.
A greater number of low-skilled Latino immigration means more votes for the Democrats and consequently more power for the political left. This was clearly shown when SEIU International Executive Vice President, Eliseo Medina let the rat out of the bag in a speech to the “progressive” America’s Future Now! conference in Washington, DC on June 2, 2009. A DSA honorary chair, Medina addressed attendees on the issue of “immigration reform”…
Speaking of Latino voters, Medina said:
When they voted in November, they voted overwhelmingly for progressive candidates. Barack Obama got two out of every three voters that showed up
So I think there’s two things that matter for the progressive community.
Number one, if we are to expand this electorate to win, the progressive community needs to solidly be on the side of immigrants, that we’ll expand and solidify the progressive coalition for the future…”
When you are in the middle of a fight for your life you will remember who was there with you. And immigrants count on progressives to be able to do that.
We reform the immigration laws, it puts 12 million people on the path to citizenship and eventually voters. Can you imagine if we have, even the same ratio, two out of three?
If we have eight million new voters who care about …… and will be voting. We will be creating a governing coalition for the long term, not just for an election cycle.
There you have the strategy. Fight for the illegal immigrants, grant them citizenship, then exploit their gratitude in the form of votes to create a “governing coalition for the long term, not just for an election cycle…”
In other words, lock the Democrats, the unions and their socialist allies into power indefinitely. exploit millions of immigrant votes to defeat Republican candidates, turning conservatives into a permanent electoral minority.
Labor unions in Marxist hands become mere transmission belts for socialist policies. The looming “immigration reform” debate is a graphic example of how a small cadre of socialists can leverage labor power into altering the direction of the world’s most powerful country.
American workers and voters are being sold into state slavery by a handful of Marxist ideologues who have captured the levers of labor power.
American labor expelled communist from its ranks in the 1940s.
Recently retired AFL-CIO president and former SEIU leader John Sweeney – you guessed it, another DSA member, overturned the communist-ban in 1995, with predictable results.
US workers need to realize that, by pushing for so-called “immigration reform”, their socialist leaders in the labor movement and the Democratic Party are actively working to destroy the American way of life.