03/13/19

“Ilhan, I Will Not Stop Until You Resign!”

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03/13/19

Kamala Harris’ Socialist Ties

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times


U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks to reporters after announcing her candidacy for President of the United States, at Howard University, her alma mater, on January 21, 2019 in Washington, DC. Harris is the first African-American woman to announce a run for the White House in 2020. Al Drago/Getty Images

Democratic presidential primary front-runner Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) recently told reporters at a campaign stop in New Hampshire that she is “not a Democratic Socialist.”

The next question should have been obvious: “Well, then, what kind of socialist are you?”

Harris has been surrounded by socialists and communists her entire life—beginning with her staunchly Marxist father. Harris is the older child of two 1960’s Berkeley radicals: Shyamala Gopalan, a cancer researcher from the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India, and Donald J. Harris, an economist from Jamaica.

Gopalan and Donald Harris were very active during the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War protests of the era, often taking baby Kamala to protests in a stroller, according to a recent article in the San Jose daily newspaper The Mercury News on the Harris family.

The couple separated after Donald Harris took a professorship at the University of Madison–Wisconsin. Gopalan filed for divorce in 1971 and won custody of her two daughters in 1973.

Kamala and her younger sister, Maya—now her presidential campaign chair—regularly visited their father during school holidays.

In 1972, Donald Harris left the University of Madison–Wisconsin to begin a visiting professorship of economics at Stanford University.

On Nov. 3, 1976, an article published in the Stanford Daily newspaper claimed that more than 250 students were clamoring for more Marxist perspectives.

Shortly thereafter, a letter was published in the Stanford Daily on Nov. 12, 1976, signed by the Stanford branch of the Union for Radical Political Economics (URPE), with signatures from members Bill Dittenhofer, Ari Cohen, Eric Berg, David O’Connor, Arthur Slepian, Sandy Thompson, and Tracy Mott:

“The program in Marxian economics would be much weaker than it is today if had it not been for massive student efforts in the form of petitions, open meetings …

“[It] was only after a divisive one and a one-half year struggle that the opposing elements in the department gave into student pressure and conceded to ‘the appointment of Prof. Donald Harris. Thus the presence of Marxian economists here simply indicates the success of the student struggle. … The recent addition of course offerings in Marxian economics is again a direct result of student pressure, not departmental benevolence.”

After an 18-month campaign by the union, Harris was offered and accepted a permanent professorship.

The URPE (which last year celebrated its 50th anniversary) began in 1968 as a spinoff of the radical Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). URPE has overlapped considerably with America’s largest Marxist organization, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), since its founding in 1982. One of professor Donald Harris’ Stanford supporters and URPE letter signatories, Mott, is now a professor at the University of Denver, where he works with local DSA activists.

During the summer and fall of 2006, the DSA’s Political Action Committee helped DSA activists around the country host house parties to raise funds that helped Bernie Sanders become the “sole socialist in the U.S. Senate.”

According to DSA magazine Democratic Left: “Boulder, Colorado, guests braved a downpour to attend the party at the home of Leslie Lomas and hear a talk about giving money by economics professor and socialist Tracy Mott.”

According to The Mercury News: “Several of his former students said it wasn’t accurate to describe him [Donald Harris] as Marxist, although ‘he might have been a lot more sympathetic to Marx than a lot of other economists were at the time,’ said Tracy Mott.”

Mott was being disingenuous. Several Stanford Daily articles at the time described Donald Harris as “Marxist,” and Mott and his friends made it very clear that Harris was hired specifically for his radical ideology.

Donald Harris wrote papers such as: “The Black Ghetto as Colony: A Theoretical Critique” ‎(1972) and “Capitalist Exploitation and Black Labor: Some Conceptual Issues” (1978).

Harris’ Marxism was never questioned or denied at any stage of his career.

URPE also was very close to the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), once the largest and most influential of the far-left think tanks in Washington. Since its founding in 1963, the IPS has consistently followed a pro-Marxist line on foreign policy, defense, and economic issues.

To put its policy recommendations into action, the IPS “built networks of contacts among congressional legislators and their staffs, academics, government officials, and the national media,” according to the book: “The War Called Peace: The Soviet Peace Offensive.”

The IPS was also on very close terms with representatives of communist Cuba and the former Soviet Union.

In 1978, in an article in National Review, Brian Crozier, director of the London-based Institute for the Study of Conflict, described IPS as the “perfect intellectual front for Soviet activities which would be resisted if they were to originate openly from the KGB.”

In the 1988 book: “Winning America: Ideas and Leadership for the 1990s,” edited by IPS leaders Marcus Raskin and Chester Hartman, the IPS and DSA affiliate Sean Gervasi recommended a slate of radical colleagues as potential appointees in a hoped-for new Democratic administration after the 1988 election.

Gervasi’s wish list included the following:

• Barry Bluestone—SDS founder, DSA affiliate, URPE member. Served as a member of the senior policy staff of former Rep. Richard Gephardt (D-MO).

• Gar Alperovitz—IPS, DSA, Brookings Institute.

• Robert Browne—SDS, IPS.

• Jeff Faux—DSA affiliate. Faux has worked as an economist with the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity and the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, and Labor.

• Carol O’Cleireacain—DSA member, Brookings Institute. In 2014, she became Detroit deputy mayor for economic policy, planning, and strategy.

• Howard Wachtel—IPS, URPE member.

• Art MacEwan—URPE member, DSA affiliate.

And, of course, Donald Harris, Marxist professor and Kamala Harris’ father.

Republican George H.W. Bush won the 1988 election, so professor Harris stayed on at Stanford until his retirement.

Ironically, Kamala Harris’ most formidable opponent in the Democratic primary so far is Bernie Sanders, a favorite of professor Harris’ old URPE and DSA colleagues.

When Sanders drops out of a very crowded Democratic primary, will his supporters cross over to support Kamala Harris?

I believe they will. In fact, I believe it has already been decided.

Trevor Loudon is an author, filmmaker, and public speaker from New Zealand. For more than 30 years, he has researched radical left, Marxist, and terrorist movements and their covert influence on mainstream politics.

03/12/19

Nancy Pelosi Strips VP Mike Pence Of Office In The House Of Representatives

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Who the hell made Nancy Pelosi Queen? More like Wicked Witch of the West.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) first tries to position herself above Trump saying he’s not worth bothering to impeach when there’s nothing to impeach him on. Now, she has revoked the honorary office that former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) gave Vice President Mike Pence on the first floor of the Capitol back in 2017.

Pence rarely used the office but the symbolism of Pelosi removing his nameplate from the door and then reassigning the space is brutally clear. However, right now that space is just sitting empty, much like the space between Pelosi’s ears. There seem to be a plethora of Marxists on the HIll these days that are bested in the IQ department by a number of rodents in the same vicinity.

“Room assignments are reviewed and changed at the beginning of every Congress,” a Pelosi aide told NPR. The aide also said the White House legislative-affairs team “was given new House-side space this year that they did not previously have.”

The vice president, who serves as the president of the U.S. Senate and has an office on that chamber’s side, was given the House office shortly after President Trump’s inauguration in January 2017; it was a sign of goodwill between the House, then led by the GOP, and one of its former members.

This is a definite sign of ill-will by the new Speaker of the House. Frankly, if the Dems want to be petty like this and go to war politically, if I were President Trump, I would oblige them. Aggressively.

If that old moonbat Pelosi wants to dance, block every piece of Democratic legislation that comes down the pike. Veto everything they ask for. Tie the rest up in the courts with executive orders. Two can do a political tango… but that’s just me and why I should never be president.

Pence has an office in the West Wing as well as a set of offices in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Plus, he has space in the Senate. He likely won’t miss his space in the House. In fact, he’ll probably relish not rubbing elbows with evil, Godless leftists who care more about murdering babies, throwing open our borders, doing a two-step on the Constitution and destroying the freest nation on earth than doing what they were elected to do.

03/12/19

Ocasio-Cortez Tries To Nail Wells Fargo CEO… Makes Fool Of Herself – Again

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

I could spend every hour of every day just writing on the idiocy of Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)… more often referred to as ‘Occasional Cortex‘ for good reason. I’m stunned every single time I listen to her blather.

She tried to grill Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Tuesday and made an utter fool of herself… again.

You will be shocked to know the hearing was held by moonbat supreme, Democrat Chairwoman Maxine Waters, and was entitled: “Holding Megabanks Accountable: An Examination of Wells Fargo’s Pattern of Consumer Abuses.” What a farce and an exellent example of abuse of power.

Ocasio-Cortez couldn’t wait to lay into Sloan and thought he would be easy prey for the likes of her political prowess. Not so much. She pushed her political agenda against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and against the fossil fuel industry. It did not end well for the freshman congresswoman.

“Why was the bank involved in the caging of children and financing the caging of children to begin with?” Ocasio-Cortez demanded.

“I don’t know how to answer that question because we weren’t,” Sloan responded.

“Uh, so in finan–, you’ve, you were financing, involved in debt financing in CoreCivic and GEO group, correct?” Ocasio-Cortez sputtered.

“For a period of time, we were involved in financing one of the firms, we are not anymore,” Sloan responded. “I’m not familiar with the specific assertion you are making, we were not involved in that.”

“OK, so these companies run private detention facilities run by ICE, which is involved in caging children, but I’ll move on,” Ocasio-Cortez conceded.

The gist here is that she accused Wells Fargo of being “involved” in family separations at the border because of the bank’s prior financing of groups that run private prisons. Which is just incredibly dumb and not true.

The back and forth got much worse after that for Occasional Cortex.

“Should Wells Fargo be held responsible for the damages incurred by Climate Change due to the financing of fossil fuels and these projects?” Ocasio-Cortez again put forth.

“I don’t know how’d you calculate that congresswoman,” Sloan responded. Neither does anyone else especially Ocasio-Cortez.

“Say from spills, or when we have to reinvest in infrastructure building sea walls from the erosion of, um, from the erosion of infrastructure or cleanups, wildfires, etc…,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

“Related to that pipeline?” Sloan replied. “I’m not aware that there’s been any of what you’ve described that’s occurred that’s related to that pipeline.”

Ocasio-Cortez proceeded to talk over Sloan as he finished answering her question: “How about, uh, the cleans up from the leaks of the Dakota Access pipeline?”

“I’m not aware of the leaks associated with the Dakota Access pipeline that you’re describing,” Sloan responded.

“So, hypothetically, if there was a leak from the Dakota Access pipeline, why shouldn’t Wells Fargo pay for the clean up of it since it paid for the construction of the pipeline itself?”

“Because we don’t operate the pipeline, we provide financing to the company that’s operating the pipeline,” Sloan answered. Ouch. I doubt that Ocasio-Cortez can grasp that logical fact much less debate it.

Why does anyone listen to this Marxist miscreant? There are small rodents with higher IQs out there than Ocasio-Cortez. Just sayin’. If you are going to debate a CEO of a major bank, one who has worked his whole life to climb up the corporate food chain, you might want to come prepared and have a clue concerning what you are talking about.

03/12/19

Toni Preckwinkle: Will Chicago Elect A Socialist Mayor?

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times


Toni Preckwinkle. Charles Edward Miller from Chicago, United States [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)]

On Feb. 26, former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle won the top two spots in Chicago’s mayoral primary. After beating 12 other candidates, Lightfoot, who received 97,000 votes (17.5 percent of the total), and Preckwinkle, who received almost 89,000 votes (16 percent), will compete in a runoff election on April 2.

If Preckwinkle wins, Chicago will elect its most left-wing mayor since Harold Washington (1983–1987).

Preckwinkle was part of Washington’s team when he won the office with a coalition led by white socialists and communists, black radicals, and Latino activists. Washington’s coalition was the model for Jesse Jackson’s multi-racial Rainbow Coalition, which earned the Chicagoan 7 million votes and fourth place in the Democratic presidential primary in 1988. It also foreshadowed the left-led multi-racial coalition that elected Barack Obama to the U.S. presidency in 2008 and 2012.

Preckwinkle has long moved in the overlapping circles of the Obama camp and Chicago’s socialist and communist left.

Socialist Connections

In the mid-1990s, Preckwinkle was listed as a member of Friends of Alice Palmer, alongside future Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL), Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, Timuel Black, and Obama. Palmer, then an Illinois state senator, would later lose her seat to her own staff member, Obama—his first elected office. Palmer was active in the Communist Party USA-controlled U.S. Peace Council. She was also a regular visitor to the former Soviet Union and active in two international communist front groups: the World Peace Council and the International Organization of Journalists.

Davis and Garcia both had long histories with the Communist Party USA (CPUSA), and Davis was also a member of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) in the mid-2000s. Black was a veteran of the Socialist Party, DSA, and the CPUSA spin-off Committees of Correspondence.

Preckwinkle also was close to Progressive Chicago, a radical creation of ACORN, the Service Employees International Union, the DSA, and the Committees of Correspondence. Obama was a leader of this group, as were Ron Sable and Lou Pardo of the DSA and Carl Davidson of the Committees of Correspondence.  

A Chicago seminar, “The Progressive Potential of Chicago City Politics,” was held Dec. 8, 1998, at the University of Chicago. The panelists included Jackie Grimshaw of the DSA-run Alinsky school Midwest Academy, far-left Chicago Alderman Helen Shiller, and Alderman Preckwinkle. The event was sponsored by the University of Chicago DSA Youth Section and the Hispanic Association for Cultural Expression and Recognition.

Preckwinkle has been an Obama loyalist since at least Obama’s successful state Senate campaign in 1996. In 2000, she backed Obama in a disastrous congressional campaign against former Black Panther Bobby Rush. In 2004, Preckwinkle supported Obama during his longshot, but ultimately successful, run for the U.S. Senate.

On Feb. 25, 1996, more than 300 people attended the first of two “Town Meetings on Economic Insecurity” at the University of Chicago. The meeting, titled “Employment and Survival in Urban America,” was sponsored by the University of Chicago DSA Youth Section, Chicago DSA, and UCDems.

The panelists were Preckwinkle, then alderman of Chicago’s 4th Ward; Obama, then-candidate for the 13th Illinois Senate District; Professor William Julius Wilson of the Center for the Study of Urban Inequality at the University of Chicago (a DSA member); professor Michael Dawson of the University of Chicago; and professor Joseph Schwartz of Temple University and a member of the DSA’s National Political Committee.

Obama and Preckwinkle met at another socialist setting in March 1998: the memorial service for Chicago DSA stalwart Saul Mendelson at the First Unitarian Church, Chicago.

Preckwinkle and Obama gave eulogies, as did DSA leaders Carl Shier and Deborah Meier, Quinn Brisben (Socialist Party USA presidential candidate 1976, 1992), David McReynolds (Socialist Party USA presidential candidate 1980, 2000), newly elected U.S. Senator Carol Moseley Braun (D-Ill.), and Illinois House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie.

The Chicago DSA formally endorsed Preckwinkle’s successful city council run that same year.

New Support

Move forward 21 years and the socialists still support Preckwinkle. Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky, a one-time DSA member, endorsed Preckwinkle early on, describing her as “the progressive in this race.”

Serving Chicago Alderman and DSA comrade Carlos Ramirez-Rosa also has endorsed Preckwinkle because of her “bold plan to support, integrate, and provide equity to LGBTQ Chicagoans.” 

If Preckwinkle wins in April, she won’t be alone. Besides Ramirez-Rosa, DSA member Daniel La Spata won a council seat outright in the Feb. 26 primary, and three more comrades—Rosanna Rodríguez-Sánchez, Byron Sigcho-Lopez, and Andre Vazquez—will advance to run-offs in April. Already there is talk of forming a DSA caucus on the Chicago City Council.

Chicago DSA co-chair Lucie Macias told the Chicago Sun-Times: For the third biggest city in the country to have a DSA caucus is amazing, and having members around Carlos will only amplify the causes that working-class Chicago—not the rich—wants.”

If Preckwinkle wins the mayoralty and three more DSA comrades win council seats in April, the Windy City better brace itself for a major lurch to the left.

Trevor Loudon is an author, filmmaker, and public speaker from New Zealand. For more than 30 years, he has researched radical left, Marxist, and terrorist movements and their covert influence on mainstream politics.

03/12/19

American University, the Center of Socialism

By: Denise Simon | Political Vanguard

Seems, American University encourages socialism through the Sine Institute of Policy and Politics. If there is any question, check out the events scheduled so far for 2019.

Abdul El-Sayed

Former Executive Director, Detroit Health Department; Former Candidate for Governor of Michigan

Seminar Series

So, What’s a “Progressive” Anyway?

January 22 | 4:05—5:20 PM | Kerwin Hall 311

Guest Discussant: Alexandra Rojas, Executive Director of Justice Democrats

Progressive Policy Beyond the Hashtag: #GreenNewDeal, #MedicareForAll, #CampaignFinanceReform

February 21 | 4:05—5:20 PM | Kerwin Hall 311

Guest Discussant: Rhiana Gunn-Wright, Policy Director at New Consensus

Progressive Politics: Running a Progressive Political Campaign

March 4 | 4:05—5:20 PM | Kerwin Hall 311

Guest Discussant: Max Glass, former Campaign Manager for Abdul El-Sayed

Progressives in 2020 — Looking Forward

March 28 | 4:05—5:20 PM | Kerwin Hall 311

Guest Discussant: Dave Weigel, Washington Post

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Swell huh? 

Let’s go deeper shall we?

Notice the name Alexandra Rojas. She is the Executive Director of Justice Democrats. The team at Justice Democrats includes: Corbin Trent, Zack Exley and Saikat Chakrabarti. Chakrabarti is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Chief of Staff and the brainchild behind the Green New Deal.

There is another fella named Sean McElwee. He is the tech guy behind all the fancy social media and websites. He is also the found of Data for Progressives, the left-wing think tank where at least ‘abolish ICE’ was born. McElwee is also the activist that beats the drum of equal votes and voter suppression. Imagine his email directory and how often he sends out talking points to all the Democrat caucuses in the House and Senate as well as the DNC leadership like Tom Perez.

(notice the t-shirt, it is Subhas Chandra Bose)

So, back to Saikat Chakrabarti and his idol Subhas Chandra Bose. Before and after working on the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign where all these people met and collaborated, Saikat promoted the legacy/manifesto of Subhas Chandra Bose. 

Both being of Indian decent, Bose traveled Europe in the mid 30’s and came to know Benito Mussolini. Ah, but during the early 40’s, Bose fled to Germany after the government of India sought to arrest him for mass disobedience and protests of the British and the government of India. After two years, he left for Japan in a German U-180 submarine. As a side note, the Hitler regime endorsed and promoted the Bose‘Free India Government’, the Bose mission and the propaganda war at the close of WWll. 

So, the plan is to continue to primary Democrats in Congress under the ‘Brand New Congress’. So far, here is a photo of their success, with more to come.

Beyond Data for Progress, the progressives have been using a pollster called YouGov Blue. Elizabeth Warren loves that pollster as does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Media including NBC and CNN taps that source for talking points and headlines.

John Ray is the senior policy analyst at YouGov Blue. He is after Senator Tom Cotton and Cory Gardner but don’t forget Hillary could be a large part of all this due to her former campaign press secretary Brian Fallon. Fallon at one point worked on the Kerry-Edwards presidential campaign, for Chuck Schumer, was the press secretary for Senator Robert Menendez and later moved to the Justice Department, working for Eric Holder. 

Fallon now is the founder and executive director of Demand Justice, a robust operation that was protesting Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Oh, by the way, his wife, Katie was the former White House Director of Legislative Affairs in the Obama administration. The swamp is still out there and advising democrat legislators as well and cultivating new candidates.

This is hardly a comprehensive summary, but in hopes the reader has enough information to research deeper and understand the socialist machine and operatives. Tough head-winds ahead, so be armed with the operatives and the mission. 

03/9/19

The Roar of the Forgotten Man and Woman: Why Trump Prevailed–and Deserved To

By: Michael Johns

On February 14, 2017, I spoke to the Cornell Political Union at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, on the promise of Donald Trump’s Presidency. My lecture, “Trumpism Can Make America Great Again,” follows:

Last time I was here was over a year ago when my son Michael was looking at Cornell. He loves this school and this organization—and anything he loves, I do too. So thanks to all of you for the work you do, the discussion you facilitate, and the important contribution you make to this great institution. Cornell is one of the world’s premier universities, and your intellectual curiosity and search for answers to our world’s and nation’s problems are a big contribution to that greatness. 

On the drive up here tonight, I happened to see how this university describes itself on its Twitter feed. It’s a great description: “Teaching tomorrow’s thought leaders to think otherwise and create knowledge with a public purpose.” Tonight I’m going to do exactly that: I’m going to try to get you to think a little differently—to see what over 60 million Americans saw when they voted for Trump, and we’ll do all of this with the spirit that we’ll use this knowledge to serve the higher public purpose of enhancing the greatness of our nation, which requires of each subsequent American generation that they defend and continually improve it for all Americans.

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We have just undergone the closest thing to a revolution in American politics as one can have in our Constitutional Republic, and tonight I will attempt to explain it objectively. I will speak tonight not to the few of you here who may already support Trump, nor those of you who consider yourselves conservatives or Republicans, but to the vast majority here tonight that I’m sure do not. These are the facts and sentiments that led to an electoral outcome you no doubt did not want and did not predict—but I’m convinced need to understand.

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03/7/19

What If Trump Loses in 2020?

By: Lloyd Marcus

Over a year ago, my wife Mary and I moved from Florida to a tiny town in the hills of West Virginia to be closer to our ailing parents; population 500. There are five churches in town. I enjoyed the town’s patriotic July 4th parade and their faith-based Christmas parade.

I walk half a mile daily to the post office. On one occasion, I entered while the postmaster was on the phone talking to a town local. The postmaster told the person every item in their mailbox. Chuckling, I said, “People call to see what mail they’ve received?” The smiling postmaster replied, “She didn’t feel like coming out in the snow. She asked me to tell her everything in her mailbox in case there was something important.” I thought, how small town is that?

Trump signs are still displayed in a few yards. I suspect most residents voted for Trump.

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03/7/19

The Marxist Roots of ‘Medicare for All’

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times


U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during a healthcare rally at the 2017 Convention of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee on September 22, 2017, in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

When Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) announced the launch of H.R.1384, “Medicare for All,” on the Capitol steps on Feb. 27, 2019, it was a major step toward a socialist America.

Jayapal was surrounded by more than 100 supporters, many from groups such as National Nurses United, the Center for Popular Democracy, Our Revolution, Coalition of Labor Union Women, and the Labor Campaign for Single Payer.

Appropriately, all of the organizations represented are controlled, or at least heavily influenced, by America’s largest Marxist organization, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), which can quite rightly claim credit for the socialist single-payer movement euphemistically referred to as “Medicare for All,” now reaching a peak across the United States.

For decades, even most Democratic representatives shied away from any mention of government-run healthcare. But now, more than 100 Democratic congress members have signed on to a bill that would eventually eliminate the private health insurance industry and give the federal government near total control over every American citizen’s healthcare.

What happened to cause such a massive shift?

Quentin Young

All this has been a long time in the making. The roots of H.R.1384 can be traced back to the 1930s in South Side, Chicago when a young Hyde Park High School student named Quentin Young first joined the Young Communist League.

After World War II, Young graduated from Northwestern Medical School and did his residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Young joined the American Medical Association and served as chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at Cook County, where he helped establish the Department of Occupational Medicine. Later, Young became a clinical professor of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at the University of Illinois Medical Center and senior attending physician at Michael Reese Hospital.

In 1997, he was inducted as a master of the American College of Physicians, and in 1998, he served as president of the American Public Health Association.

Parallel to his stellar medical career, Young was also a prominent hard-left activist. He was close to the Communist Party for decades, and, in 1968, pleaded the Fifth Amendment and refused to testify when the House Un-American Activities Committee accused him of membership in the Bethune Club — a Communist Party group for medical practitioners at Cook County Hospital.

In 1968, while likely still a Communist Party member, Young founded the Medical Committee for Human Rights, one of the first American socialized-medicine advocacy groups in the modern era.

In the late 1970s, Young was affiliated with the New American Movement (NAM), an alliance of former student radicals and ex-communists. In 1982, NAM joined the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee to form the DSA, which would remain Young’s ideological home until his death in March 2016. In 1987, Young co-founded Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), which now has more than 21,000 members and chapters across the United States.

Under Young’s guidance, the DSA became the major driving force behind the campaign for socialized medicine in the United States.

According to PNHP’s website:

“Our members and physician activists work toward a single-payer national health program in their communities. PNHP performs groundbreaking research on the health crisis and the need for fundamental reform, coordinates speakers and forums, participates in town hall meetings and debates, contributes scholarly articles to peer-reviewed medical journals, and appears regularly on national television and news programs advocating for a single-payer system.

“PNHP is the only national physician organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to implementing a single-payer national health program.”

Los Angeles physician Steve Tarzynski, then a member of the DSA National Political Committee and chair of the DSA National Health Care Task Force, wrote in the January/February 1994 edition of the DSA magazine Democratic Left:

“We’ve met some of the modest goals that the national leadership set when DSA decided to make support for a single-payer Canadian-style health care system our major issue.

“DSA members have served on the Clinton Health Care Task Force and in the leadership and rank and file of national and state single-payer coalitions. Perhaps most importantly, in 1991, we organized a 22-city national tour of over forty Canadian health experts (from our sibling party, the New Democrats) that helped to galvanize the single-payer movement into action. No other organization was in a position to carry out such a major tour. We have done a good job as the socialist current within the single-payer movement, but still have significant opportunities to improve DSA locals’ level of activism and our recruitment of activists into DSA through this issue.

“The most delicate aspect of our work is how we balance our efforts in improving the Clinton proposal and pushing for single-payer. This is not a new dilemma for the left. The tension between reform and revolution has existed within every socialist movement in Western industrialized democracies. It will always be with us. The solution lies in putting into practice Michael Harrington’s notion of ‘visionary gradualism.’”

Hillary Clinton’s health reforms eventually failed, but the DSA refused to give up. The comrades pushed more initiatives through allies in Congress, such as Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

According to the summer 2009 edition of Democratic Left:

“DSA reaffirms its support for single-payer health insurance as the most just, cost-effective and rational method for creating a universal health care system in the United States.

“In the House of Representatives, John Conyers has introduced H.R.676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act. This bill has 77 co-sponsors. In the Senate, Bernie Sanders has introduced S.703, the American Health Security Act of 2009. His bill has not yet attracted co-sponsors.

“These two pieces of legislation take different approaches to universal health insurance, but both take for-profit insurance companies out of the picture.

“DSA asks our locals to contact their senators and representatives and encourage them to co-sponsor these bills if they have not already done so.”

Meanwhile, Young was using personal relationships to further the cause.

Young was a long-time friend and political mentor to former President Barack Obama, a fact confirmed in a March 2009 interview with Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman:

Amy Goodman: “You’ve been a longtime friend of Barack Obama.”

Quentin Young: “Yeah.”

Ms. Goodman: “How has he changed over the years?”

Mr. Young: “Well, Barack Obama, as we know, was a community organizer, a very lofty calling, in my book, and he made the decision, when the opportunity came, that he could get more done politically, and he accepted the nomination for the seat in the state Senate. It’s not that long ago, really. It’s about six, eight years ago.

“Barack Obama, in those early days—influenced, I hope, by me and others—categorically said single payer was the best way, and he would inaugurate it if he could get the support, meaning majorities in both houses, which he’s got, and the presidency, which he’s got. And he said that on more than one occasion, and it represented the very high-grade intelligence we all know Barack has.”

Obama’s Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was not single-payer. It was an incremental, halfway measure that satisfied few on the left and drove health insurance costs through the roof.

Inevitable Conclusion

Gerald Friedman is a Massachusetts labor economist and DSA member. Writing in Democratic Left in October 2013, Friedman explained that when Obamacare inevitably failed, fully socialized healthcare would be the next option:

“After a century of struggle, the ACA [Affordable Care Act] commits the United States to providing universal access to health care. This is a great achievement, one to be treasured and nurtured.

“Now the real fight begins, to turn this commitment into a reality that the ACA itself cannot produce. Barack Obama was right the first time: only a single-payer program can provide universal coverage, and only a single-payer program can control costs. The ACA may be the last bad idea that Americans try; after it fails, we will finally do the right thing: single-payer health insurance.”

That’s where the United States is now. The DSA and its friends in Congress have so butchered the finest health system in the world, so driven affordable care beyond the reach of millions of Americans, that government-run healthcare now looks like a viable option to many.

If the United States doesn’t change course toward a more humane, affordable, and innovative free-market health system, it may soon be too late.

More than 350 million Americans are on the brink of losing their high-quality healthcare and their liberty to a plan hatched by a handful of Chicago Marxists.

Such a massive fraud against the American people can’t be allowed to succeed.

Trevor Loudon is an author, filmmaker, and public speaker from New Zealand. For more than 30 years, he has researched radical left, Marxist, and terrorist movements and their covert influence on mainstream politics.