03/30/21

Communist Party USA Affirms Loyalty to Beijing

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times

Members of the Communist Party USA and other anti-fascist groups burn an American flag on the steps of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver, Col., on Jan. 20, 2021. (Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

It’s the 1930s all over again. American communists are now treating the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) with the same slavish reverence once reserved for Stalin and the mighty Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU).

The Communist Party USA (CPUSA), once shamelessly subservient to the CPSU, has now completely transferred its loyalties to the CCP.

On March 10, a high-level delegation from the CPUSA met with senior CCP officials in Beijing. According to an article on the CPUSA website, the International Department of the CPUSA and the International Commission of the Central Committee of the CCP “held a bilateral meeting to celebrate and discuss the 100th anniversary” of the CCP.

Los Angeles-based Rossana Cambron, national co-chair of the CPUSA, and Houston comrade Alvaro Rodriguez, the party’s international secretary, led the U.S. delegation.

Despite being a small party (estimated 5,000 members), the CPUSA delegation was treated with considerable respect and interest by CCP officials.

Delegate Tony Pecinovsky, a CPUSA organizer and labor historian from St. Louis, gave the CCP officials an overview of 100 years of party history.

Comrade Maicol David Lynch from New York explained to his Chinese hosts that “most young people have a positive attitude toward socialism, especially after the political election campaigns by Bernie Sanders. The CPUSA has attracted a lot of interest from young people and increasing numbers of young people are applying for membership.”

Comrade Zhou, the CCP’s international secretary, recounted a century of U.S.–China relations: “We remember how Americans came to help us during the War of Japanese Aggression, we remember the solidarity that the CPUSA showed the CPC during this time of resistance.”

Comrade Yinchuan, a member of the CCP’s central committee and international commission, boasted about China’s recent eradication of extreme poverty: “Our socialist market economy has lifted millions out of dire poverty, and by 2035, they will have achieved an even higher standard of life.”

The CPUSA also contributed to the Wanshou Forum on Feb. 28, 2019, in Beijing, on the theme of “Building a Community with a Shared Future for Mankind and Development of Socialism in the World.” The address was prepared by Cambron but because of illness, it was delivered by Ohio comrade Aleena Starks.

“Thank you for inviting our Party to participate in learning about the many important developments in your country. I bring greetings from our Party’s National Committee, wishing you all the best in establishing socialism with Chinese characteristics.”

Then, CPUSA Chairman John Bachtell and New York comrade Carol Widom also toured China from May 26 to June 3, 2018, in a visit that included a conference on the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth.

Some CPUSA members work in China promoting the CCP’s propaganda line. Their copy is reminiscent of 1930s Western sycophants and their unabashed praise for Stalinist Russia’s great achievements.

Houston communist Ian Goodrum is a writer and digital editor for China Daily in Beijing.

In October 2018, Goodrum wrote in the CPUSA’s People’s World:

“China and other countries governed by communist parties stand alone in that they have been able to chart their own course and resist imperialist aggression. They have not been subject to the same stringent limitations which keep so much of the developing world languishing in poverty and debt, limitations following the same rules of profit extraction analyzed by Marx in Capital.”

Boston activist Dylan Walker, a member of the Walden Workers Club of the CPUSA, is a graduate student studying international politics at Beijing Language and Culture University.

On Oct. 14 and 15, 2017, comrade Walker and fellow Boston CPUSA member Wadi’h Halabi participated in the 8th World Socialism Forum of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing.

“The theme of the international gathering focused on the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution in Russia and applying lessons from it to an examination of the ‘Temporal Characteristics of the Great Transformation Era, and Socialism with Chinese Characteristics,’” according to the Boston CPUSA,

In the same month, CCP mouthpiece the Global Times released an interview with Walker that, according to the Hong Kong Free Press, was viewed 78,000 times on Chinese video platform Miaopai.

In the interview, Walker says he became inspired by former CCP leader Mao Zedong’s thinking during his first visit to China in 2012:

“I think communism is the most advanced and the ideal social and political system. We just want to make sure everyone can get access to basic welfare and rights. … When I came to China for the first time, I bought versions of the ‘Quotations from Chairman Mao’ in Chinese and English. I read it almost every day after going back to the U.S. I kept it with me during class and I read it when I had time after classes. If I hadn’t learned the quotations, I wouldn’t have joined the Communist Party USA. So, Chairman Mao and the Communist Party of China have a special place in my heart. …

“The CPC now is admirable for me. Especially since President Xi Jinping took office. The corruption crackdown has swept nationwide. … Every time when I browse the website of the People’s Daily and Global Times, I can see such reports almost every day as corrupt officials get arrested. … What’s terrible is that a communist might have doubts towards communism and socialism, and then loses this belief and faith. Just like what President Xi said before, some communist members lack ‘calcium,’ that is lack of belief in communism and Marxism.”

Phoenix communist Rob McElwain reported in an October 2017 Facebook post that Halabi also enjoys a close relationship with the CCP:

“Wahd’i has been a special consultant to the government of China the past dozen years. He travels to meet with high-level personnel from the Communist Party of China to advise them on problems that loom in governing while maintaining the principles of not just Marxism, but the roots of power, the people.”

The March 2021 CPUSA delegation to China committed to working in “the interest of world peace, international solidarity, and cooperation rather than international confrontation.”

What would the CPUSA do if the United States got into a full-scale military confrontation with China?

An advertisement for a CPUSA reading group at the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library in Oakland, California, on Dec. 4, 2010, answered the question this way:

“The United States government has been committing direct acts of provocation against China’s economy, and other aspects of its society, including its military. … If these confrontations are allowed to become full-blown, it … will demand from all of us new energies to struggle on yet another—perhaps the biggest—domestic front against U.S. Imperialism.”

In other words, the CPUSA would possibly fight for the CCP on U.S. soil.

If the Biden administration is truly serious about uncovering dangerous internal enemies in this country, it need look no further than the CPUSA.

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. He is best known for his book “Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress” and his similarly-themed documentary film “Enemies Within.” His recently published book is “White House Reds: Communists, Socialists & Security Risks Running for U.S. President, 2020.”

03/30/21

DSA Marxists Take Control of Nevada Democratic Party

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times

Democratic Socialists of America march in downtown Berkeley, Calif., on Aug. 5, 2018. (Amy Osborne/AFP/Getty Images)

Marxists from Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) have captured the chairmanship and every key executive position in the Nevada Democratic Party.

This gives this country’s largest Marxist party (90,000 members) access to key Democratic Party decision-makers, sensitive party documents, and key donor lists. It will also energize the far left in a key “swing state.”

Despite its protests to the contrary, the DSA is a communist organization. The organization is formally aligned with Communist Party USA, Liberation Road, and the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism—all of which work closely with the Chinese Communist Party against the interests of the United States.

Progressive Slate

The DSA took control of the Nevada Democrats through a five-member “Progressive Slate.”

They were:

  • Chair candidate Judith Whitmer—chair of the Clark County Democratic Party, a former co-chair and co-founder of the “Left Caucus.”
  • First vice-chair candidate Jacob Allen—a DSA comrade from Washoe County who served as Bernie Sanders’s 2020 Northern Nevada political associate.
  • Second vice chair candidate Dr. Zaffar Iqbal—a physician who served as a Bernie 2020 NV co-chair, and founded both Muslims for Bernie and the Muslim Democratic Club.
  • Secretary candidate Ahmad Ade—a “proud Black Muslim” and a lifelong community organizer. Formerly affiliated with the Black Panther Party in Chicago.
  • Treasurer candidate Howard Beckerman—a Carson City-based DSA comrade.

Late in the day, moderate Democrats organized a counter slate to stand against the “Progressive Slate.”

Longtime Democratic functionary Tick Segerblom was encouraged by party moderates to stand for the chairmanship against Whitmer. Ironically, Segerblom, too, is a DSA comrade—albeit one with deeper Democratic Party roots than his opponent.

In a March 6 Facebook post, the Las Vegas DSA boasted:

“And no matter who wins today, the next chair of NV Dems will be a DSA member, and we will continue to push the party to truly represent working people.”

Whitmer beat Segerblom by a comfortable 248 votes to 216.

When the dust had settled, the DSA/Progressive Slate had won all five positions.

Groundwork

The DSA’s takeover of the Nevada Democratic Party took a couple of years to achieve. The DSA has had several hundred members in the Las Vegas area since 2017. A smaller Northern Nevada local was founded in Reno in late 2018. There are many at-large members active around the state, and a couple of student chapters.

Total active DSA membership in Nevada would likely be around 500 comrades, yet they have been able to capture the reins of the most powerful political party in the state.

According to Sam Mellins of The Daily Poster:

“Now DSA members and other progressive organizers are using the organizing tactics and power they built during the Bernie 2020 campaign to try to reshape the Nevada Democratic party into a progressive force.”

In July 2020, “progressives” captured nine of 14 contested seats when the Nevada State Democratic Party elected members to at-large positions on the state party’s executive board.

The Clark County Left Caucus, founded by Whitmer and other DSA comrades, as a vehicle for socialist influence in the Democratic Party, claimed credit for the victory. Whitmer told the Pahrump Valley Times:

“Left Caucus is committed to bringing progressive change to Nevada, through utilizing innovative platforms and approaches to bring in new voices to the Democratic Party.

“Progressives are on our way to bringing real change to Nevada. Our model and approach should serve as a key framework for progressives throughout the U.S. looking to make clear changes and policy reforms within the Democratic Party.”

How many grassroots Democrats in Nevada understand that they’re now voting for a Marxist-controlled party?

Widespread Infiltration

DSA infiltration of the Nevada Democratic Party isn’t an isolated aberration.

The DSA now has five comrades in Congress—Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Danny Davis (D-Ill.), Cori Bush (D-Mo.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), and Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.).

Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), chairman of the powerful House Judiciary Committee, have also been members.

The DSA also has well over 100 allied public office-holders in positions across the country, from library and flood control board members to judges and district attorneys.

Currently, six DSA comrades serve on the Chicago City Council and a slate of six more are running for New York City Council this year.

The DSA is involved in some type of “Progressive Caucus” or “Left Caucus” inside the Democratic Party in multiple states, including Hawaii, Washington, Montana, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, North Carolina, Florida, Arizona, and California.

In California, the DSA is running well over 120 Marxist comrades through the Progressive Delegates Network for California Democratic Party Assembly District delegate spots at the April party convention.

No doubt the comrades will be backing DSA-friendly Delaine Eastin as she challenges incumbent Rusty Hicks for the California Democratic Party chairmanship.

In two or three election cycles, the DSA and its allies may well control the majority of state Democratic parties in the union.

Are Americans ready for a communist-dominated “mainstream” political party?

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. He is best known for his book “Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress” and his similarly-themed documentary film “Enemies Within.” His recently published book is “White House Reds: Communists, Socialists & Security Risks Running for U.S. President, 2020.”

03/30/21

How Woke Conservatives Cancel Their Own Culture

By: Cliff Kincaid

Conservatives have canceled their own culture. Glenn Beck was a recent example, blasting anti-communist Senator Joe McCarthy and warning of a new “Red Scare” targeting conservatives. We should have taken the old Red Scare more seriously and could have avoided our current fate.

That fate, recently described by federal Judge Laurence Silberman, is the “ideological consolidation” of the media in the hands of the Democratic Party and its allies.  Marx called it the centralization of the means of communications in the hands of the state.

My YouTube channel, America’s Survival TV, is one of many conservative outlets which have suffered as a result. The censors have decided that I have offended them not once but twice, with the two “strikes” leading inevitably to the removal of my work, including conferences and interviews on the Marxism problem, going back decades. They have the kind of power that can destroy my property at their whim since they provided the platform for my 400 videos. Of course, I was persuaded to start a channel in the first place because of the misguided notion that YouTube welcomed free and fair debate on all the major issues of our time.

Since the Democratic Party assumed control of the White House and Congress, the censorship has accelerated.

The Marxist consolidation of power has been driven in part by a reaction against “McCarthyism” that goes back decades. The public has been told that McCarthy persecuted innocent people and that the communists he pursued did not exist.

But one of my mentors, M. Stanton Evans, an authoritative figure in the conservative movement, wrote the definitive biography of McCarthy, Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America’s Enemies, which vindicated his anti-communist work.

Confirmation of McCarthy’s charges came from an unexpected source. Washington Post Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein wrote a book, Loyalties, about his parents, Al and Sylvia Bernstein, being members of the Communist Party. Al Bernstein begged his son not to publish this book, saying, “You’re going to prove McCarthy right because all he was saying was that the system was loaded with Communists. And he was right.”

Bernstein had an ax to grind against those, like Richard Nixon, who exposed communists like Alger Hiss. Nixon’s downfall in Watergate brought to power Democrats who cut off aid to South Vietnam, producing a Communist bloodbath and genocide in Southeast Asia.

McCarthy was unable to complete his investigation of communist infiltration of the government. Curiously, that probe was ended when McCarthy went into Bethesda Naval Hospital with a knee injury and came out dead from hepatitis.

Revelations about communist infiltration of all American institutions, including journalism, surface with regularity. Former CIA officer Nicholas Reynolds wrote, Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy, about the famous writer and author Ernest Hemingway being a Soviet spy. Hemingway was recruited into the enemy camp on ideological grounds.

On a recent show, Beck included Martin Luther King, Jr. on the list of innocent victims of the anti-communist witch hunt. He claimed the FBI decided to “spy” on King Jr. for no legitimate reason.

This left-wing myth, accepted by conservatives, shows how “woke” some conservatives have become. They have “canceled” McCarthy to make themselves look acceptable in the eyes of the left. They have embraced King, even though, under the influence of communist advisers, he attacked the noble cause of resisting the advance of communism in Vietnam.

It’s a shame that Beck has taken this turn since I once organized a “Bring Back Beck” campaign after he was fired from Fox News for exposing George Soros.

Ironically, before he started denouncing McCarthyism, he interviewed M. Stanton Evans about his book vindicating McCarthy. In this 2010 interview, Evans told Beck that in his research he found FBI files, “which backed up what McCarthy was saying,” and they “had been withheld for 50 years.” Evans added, “They show…essentially that he was right in general. There was a massive penetration of the government and that it was covered up and that he threatened that cover-up. And that is why he was isolated, demonized, and destroyed. That’s the technique.”

I wrote about Beck’s recent show attacking McCarthyism, noting that he compares McCarthyism to the attacks on Trump supporters as if McCarthy was somehow off-target in going after communists in government. In addition to the examples of communist penetration of the U.S. government that I cited in my column, evidence from Soviet archives and the decoded Soviet cables known as the Venona intercepts vindicated McCarthy.

In regard to the King matter, I suggest Beck consult a book by Caroline Kennedy, daughter of JFK and Jackie Kennedy, entitled, Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy. The book makes it abundantly clear that Jack and Bobby Kennedy, as well as Jackie, saw through the public façade of the Reverend King and knew him to be a proven liar about his communist connections and a scoundrel in terms of his personal life. Jackie called King a “phony” in the taped conversations that form the basis of the book. The facts also show that he was a plagiarist who stole material from other people and claimed it as his own.

David J. Garrow explained some of the controversy in his 1981 book The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as a 2002 Atlantic magazine article based on it. He notes that Bobby Kennedy, the Attorney General, authorized the FBI to begin wiretapping the telephones of King because he “believed that one of King’s closest advisers was a top-level member of the American Communist Party and that King had repeatedly misled Administration officials about his ongoing close ties with the man.” The associate was Stanley Levison, who had been involved in Communist Party USA financial affairs and was helping to arrange funding of the party by Moscow.

Beck was wrong for suggesting there was no legitimate reason to investigate King, and that the FBI did this on its own. Liberal Bobby Kennedy ordered J. Edgar Hoover to do it.

What’s more, we all know or should know by now, that King was a scoundrel in terms of his personal life. We can understand why Jackie called Reverend King a “phony” in the taped conversations that form the basis of the book. That’s because we now have an FBI report on the orgies he arranged and participated in. Jackie had access to that information.

Some conservatives don’t want to talk about King’s character because they might be accused of racism. This is ironic since one of King’s famous quotes was judging people on the content of their character and not by their racial heritage.

While Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a fighter for civil rights and showed unique courage in opposing racism, he had his own serious flaws, one of which was failing to understand the dangers of Marxism. That Marxist movement has hijacked the black cause and today has made it into one of the reparations.

In order to further divide and demoralize America, Marxism took civil rights and applied them to homosexuals and transgenders. Harry Hay, the modern-day founder of the gay rights movement, was a member of the Communist Party who wore a dress and believed in the occult. All of this has been planned out in advance. Today, it even infects the U.S. military.

We can’t recognize the predicament we’re in unless we give credit to those who dared to expose the communist threat when the Marxists began the process of infiltrating the American political system.