By: Sara Noble
The Independent Sentinel
Cartoon via Conservative Daily News
Bill O’Reilly’s Talking Points earlier this week struck hard on a shocking and alarming truth. Socialist and Communist ideals are replacing the American tradition of self-reliance, freedom, and perseverance.
He used the words socialism and communism to describe the purpose of Obamacare and the entitlement/welfare society which is growing exponentially in this country.
People need to look at what is happening in our country and if they don’t start caring, they might not like the society their children and grandchildren will be forced to live in. A pervasive and unrelenting statist force is permeating our government at all levels – town, city, state and federal.
There is a new book about the socialist and communist influences in our government which I would like to see everyone read. It’s called The Enemies Within by Trevor Loudon. The information in the book is both shocking and undeniable, undeniable because it is very well-researched. To give you a glimpse into the book, I will share some of the reasons for the dramatic transformation of California as detailed in the book.
The state has gone extremely far-left with LA County being most definitively so. How did it happen?
I think this book gives a clear vision of the insidious and deceptive undercurrent that runs counter to American values and which consumed LA in less than two decades. The book names names and provides dates and records. As I said, the facts in the book are undeniable.
In 1998, the Democratic Socialists of America came up with PLAN, the Progressive Los Angeles Network, which was a socialist program to take political control of America’s second largest city.
Two Socialist leaders, Steve Tarzynski and Harold Meyerson came up with an A-list of future leaders who conformed to their ideology of socialism and communism. Tarzynski had chosen the ‘cream of Los Angeles’ socialist ‘progressive’ activists, academics and elected officials. Most were members or supporters of DSA (Democratic Socialists of America).
One of those chosen was California Assembly Speaker, Antonio Villaraigosa. More about him in a moment.
Within two year-and-a-half years, nine task forces were ready to establish the city’s policies in housing, economic development, transportation, land use, community development, the urban environment, health policy and participation in the democratic process, democratic being code for socialist.
LA has become the laboratory for the new democracy and will determine the destiny of the new wave of immigrants who will force social economic equity on the fabric of society.
PLAN campaigned hard for Antonio Villaraigosa as Mayor of LA with the help of the Communist Party and compliant unions. They fell short at first but won several ‘progressive’ allies to the City Council.
PLAN sought help from Progressives outside LA and ‘modified’ the image of their very radical mayoral choice, Villaraigosa. He won.
Villaraigosa had been a union organizer and head of the ACLU. He was a past supporter of MEChA, a radical Chicano separatist group with a ‘strong Marxist-Leninist underpinning and a veteran of the Venceremos Brigade sojourn in Cuba.’ He was trained by Bert Corona, a Communist Party member and the father of the ‘immigrant’s rights’ movement.
While artificially appearing moderate, he has consolidated power for the Southern California left. A key part of his agenda has been making LA into an illegal immigrant haven. Having been through LA, I’d say it’s closer to being a hell hole of crime and poverty than a haven.
Villaraigosa has filled city departments with like-minded radicals who are setting policy. The LA County Commission on Human Relations is headed by Robin Toma, a former supporter of the ‘ultra militant Communist Workers Party . He has used his position to further far-left causes such as forcing’PC’ restrictions on the LAPD.
The head of the LA Alliance for a New Economy is Roxana Tynan, whose former boss, Madeline Janis forced private developers to provide ‘living wage jobs’ and ‘affordable housing.’ Janis was able to keep the non-union Walmart from opening up in an LA suburb.
PLAN leader Maria Elena Durazo heads the LA County Federation of Labor, a powerful position. She is associated with the Democratic Socialists of America and the Communist Party and has changed California forever with the help of Big Labor and Get Out the Vote efforts among the LA Latino population.
LA and Southern California are now an impregnable Democratic Party stronghold controlled by the furthest left members of the Party.
There is much more in the book. It gives an incisive look into the inner workings of the Progressive movement infiltrating city-after city in the United States. It also talks about the Progressives in Congress who are now dictating US policy.
I think that if you read The Enemies Within, you might find it a valuable reference for understanding what is happening to America. We can only stop these forces if people are informed and we need to stop them if we hope to remain free.
We live in a dangerous world and the dangers are no less within our own government.
When someone like Bill O’Reilly, who is an Independent and not ideologically-driven, talks about socialism and its relation to Obamacare, it is time to listen. Are Americans so apathetic that they will let this happen or, worse, refuse to even see what is going on around them?
Think of the arrogance of these people who work for us and who are now disdainfully dictating to us. We have an HHS Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, who said today that she doesn’t work for the people who want her fired, but she arrogantly ignores the fact that she works for us.
She has used ridiculous excuses for not testifying and might deign to appear next Wednesday before a Senate committee. She is too busy to explain to the American people why she spent $1 billion dollars to set up a website that doesn’t work. Her incompetence is stunning. She managed the website without even seeing to it that the most obvious routines such as testing the site were carried out until the last moment and, even then, the site was not beta tested.
She lied to Sanjay Gupta in a recent interview, saying the president didn’t know about the severity of the situation. There is no scenario under which this is possible – none.
Jay Carney said that no one could have known. NO ONE COULD HAVE KNOWN?!? Any fool could have known.
President Obama aligns with these forces undermining our Constitution and our freedoms in favor of pushing Big Government into every facet of our lives.
He is a statist who is committed to his ideology of redistribution, reparations, and economic and environmental justice. He is a globalist who is blurring the lines of our sovereignty for what he perceives to be the world’s rights to our wealth.
His views are extreme and he is incapable of adjusting to reality in a pragmatic way.
It is impossible to know what is in Mr. Obama’s heart but socialism is what he knows.
President Obama is the son and grandson of Communists. He was mentored by Communist and pedophile, Franklin Marshall Davis who was hand-selected by Barack’s grandfather to guide him.
In college, Mr. Obama hung out with the Chicanos, Marxist Professors, structural feminists…
From Dreams From My Father:
‘To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist Professors and the structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets. We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets. At night,in the dorms, we discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism, and patriarchy. When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpet or set our stereos so loud that the walls began to shake, we were resisting bourgeois society’s stifling constraints. We weren’t indifferent or careless or insecure. We were alienated.’
He spent 20-years in a Christian-Marxist Church listening to Rev. Wright rail against whites, Jews, and other real or imagined enemies.
Mr. Obama worked with Bill Ayers for three years and it was Bill Ayers who gave him his start in politics.
Mr. Obama is devoted to redistribution of our wealth in every sector of our economy. Redistribution is clearly Marxist.
Mr. Obama is a friend to our foreign enemies and an enemy to our friends. He supports a terrorist organization – The Muslim Brotherhood.
He is spying on citizens and foreigners without restraint. The rules and boundaries which existed prior have been erased. He releases vital national security secrets like Stuxnet when it will glorify his image.
He is spending so freely that we will easily owe 22 trillion within the next decade, possibly a lot sooner. Student homelessness is record-breaking, violent crime is up 15%, we have two Army brigades left to defend us should we be attacked, Americans are accumulating debt faster than savings, we have spent $3.7 trillion on welfare in five years, and there is no end in sight.
No one is attempting to curb the spending.
Mr. Obama is no friend of Capitalism and small business. His recent behavior with JP Morgan Chase is a good example. JP Morgan agreed to take over the failing WaMu and Bear Stearns during the 2008 economic downturn as long as they did not have to pay the consequences of the crimes committed by their new acquisitions. They were promised by Mr. Obama that the government would not punish them for their kind deed.
Mr. Obama went back on his word, coincidentally, right after JP Morgan’s CEO, Jamie Dimon criticized him.
The Obama Administration recently demanded that JPM pay $13 billion, mostly for the sins of the two lenders. JPM has said publicly that 80% of the losses accrued from the loans that are the subject of this settlement were from Bear and WaMu.
It is government theft of the shareholders’ money, pure and simple, and it’s not the kind of thing that should take place in a Capitalist nation.
This is not what our nation was founded on and it is not a good place for us to go, or one day we will find that we have no rights or property of our own and we are wards of the State.