04/27/20

Join Trevor Loudon and Stand Against Communism for Livestream Conference on May 1st!

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

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Communism – both internally through the Democratic Party and externally from the Chinese Communist Party is the number one threat of our time.

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04/27/20

WATCH: Arm Yourself with Trevor Loudon’s Stunning New Exposé ‘White House Reds’ (video)

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

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04/20/20

British Labour Party Elects ‘Moderate’ Starmer as Leader—A Fabian Socialist

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times

Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn (L) and Keir Starmer, Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, look on prior to delivering a Brexit speech at the Harlow Hotel in Harlow, England, on Nov. 5, 2019. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Western politics has been pushed so far to the left that small “c” communists, such as former U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and former British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, are often labeled “socialists” or even “democratic socialists.”

Some slightly less obvious socialists, such as Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden, are somehow labeled “moderates.”

A case in point is new British Labour Party leader Keir Starmer, who is being sold as a “soft-left” sensible moderate—just what is needed to bring Labour back to the middle after the far-left adventurism of his predecessor, the ultra-left Corbyn. The truth is far different.

Starmer’s replacement of Corbyn wasn’t a victory for moderate Labour principles over socialism. It was a victory for Starmer’s slower and more insidious “Fabian” form of socialism over the more open (and completely unelectable) Corbyn brand of Marxism.

Starmer is a longtime member of the legendary Fabian Society. He serves on the society’s executive committee alongside Anneliese Dodds, who also serves in Starmer’s cabinet-in-waiting—as shadow chancellor of the Exchequer. In addition to Dodds, all the top positions in Starmer’s shadow cabinet went to Fabian comrades: Angela Rayner, deputy leader and chair of the Labour Party; Lisa Nandy, shadow foreign secretary; Nick Thomas-Symonds, shadow home secretary; and Rachel Reeves, shadow chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Ed Miliband, a former Labour leader and now Starmer’s shadow secretary of state for business, energy, and industrial strategy, also has a long history of Fabian Society affiliation.

Nandy also stood for the Labour Party leadership against Starmer and Rebecca Long-Bailey from the Corbyn faction. One Fabian or another was almost certain to win.

While many students of socialist history know something of the Fabian Society’s early history, few realize it’s still an influential force in British, even global, politics.

According to the society’s website, the Fabians derive their name from the “Roman general Quintus Fabius, known as Cunctator from his strategy of delaying his attacks on the invading Carthaginians until the right moment.”

The first Fabian pamphlet carried the note:

“For the right moment you must wait, as Fabius did most patiently when warring against Hannibal, though many censured his delays; but when the time comes, you must strike hard, as Fabius did, or your waiting will be in vain, and fruitless.”

The Fabian Society began in 1884 and soon attracted some of the most prominent leftist thinkers and activists of the era to its ranks.

“The 1880s saw an upsurge in socialist activity in Britain and the Fabian Society was at the heart of much of it. Against the backdrop of the Match Girls’ strike and the 1889 London Dock strike, the landmark Fabian Essays was published, containing essays by George Bernard Shaw, Graham Walls, Sidney Webb, Sydney Olivier, and Annie Besant. All the contributors were united by their rejection of violent upheaval as a method of change, preferring to use the power of local government and trade unionism to transform society.”

Fabians would go on to found the London School of Economics to educate future leaders and the New Statesman magazine as a “respectable” transmission belt for socialist ideas.

The Fabians helped found the Labour Party in 1900 and have maintained their affiliation for 120 years.

As the Society website describes:

“In 1923, over twenty Fabians were elected to Parliament, with five Fabians in [Prime Minister] Ramsay MacDonald’s cabinet. Future prime minister and Fabian Clement Attlee received his first ministerial post at this time. … 229 Fabian Society members were elected to Parliament in the 1945 Labour landslide, with many of them ministers in the Attlee administration.”

The pattern has continued into modern times: “After Tony Blair’s landslide victory in 1997, over 200 Fabians sat in the House of Commons, including many of the cabinet.”

It’s believed that every British Labour prime minister, including Harold Wilson, Neil Kinnock, Tony Blair, and Gordon Brown, have been Fabian Society members.

The Fabians can claim rightful credit for almost all of the extensive British welfare state measures enacted in the 20th century. These policies didn’t just do huge damage to Britain. They were unfortunately emulated across much of the English-speaking world.

India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, was heavily influenced by Fabianism and almost wrecked his country’s economy attempting to implement it.

Lee Kuan Yew, the first prime minister of Singapore, was initially strongly influenced politically by the Fabian Society according to his memoirs. However, he later abandoned his socialist views after seeing the results. In 1993, Lee said:

“They [Fabian Socialists] were going to create a just society for the British workers—the beginning of a welfare state, cheap council housing, free medicine and dental treatment, free spectacles, generous unemployment benefits. Of course, for students from the colonies, like Singapore and Malaya, it was a great attraction as the alternative to communism. We did not see until the 1970s that that was the beginning of big problems contributing to the inevitable decline of the British economy.”

Fabian Beatrice Webb’s 1909 Minority Report to the Commission of the Poor Law provided the foundation stone for much of the modern British welfare state. After World War II, the Fabians, working through the Labour Party, ushered in a social revolution in the United Kingdom.

“The Labour manifesto Let Us Face the Future had been written by Fabian Michael Young and many of the pioneering reforms of the 1945 Labour government had been first developed in Fabian essays or pamphlets,” according to the Society website.

The post-World War II Beveridge Report laid the foundations for the National Health Service (socialized medicine) and other government programs that drove taxes through the roof and caused economic stagnation that lasted well into the 1970s. Many of the Beveridge Report’s ideas were drawn from Fabian William Robson’s essay “Social Security.”

Often, Fabianism overlapped with communism. Sidney and Beatrice Webb, for instance, were avid propagandists for Stalin and the Soviet Union. Their famous two-volume report, “Soviet Communism: A New Civilization?” was much quoted in the communist press.

In 1948, their Fabian Society comrade George Bernard Shaw said: “I am a communist, but not a member of the Communist Party. Stalin is a first-rate Fabian. I am one of the founders of Fabianism and as such very friendly to Russia.”

Starmer also has communist ties—but in his case, of the Trotskyist variety.

In 1986–87, Starmer served on the editorial collective of the Marxist journal, “Socialist Alternatives.” One founder of the publication, Benjamin Schoendorff (pen name Harry Curtis), says the group was “radical anti-imperialist ecosocialists.”

The publication was directly affiliated to a branch of the Trotskyist communist movement led by Egyptian-born Greek activist Michel Raptis aka Michel Pablo and his Paris-based International Revolutionary Marxist Tendency.

Pablo/Raptis was a major proponent of “entryism.” While leading the international Trotskyist formation the Fourth International (FI), Raptis urged his supporters to increase their minuscule influence through systematically infiltrating larger communist parties or “social democratic” formations.

Left-wing British blogger Andrew Coates, citing Wikipedia, put it this way:

“Michel Raptis, is best known for advocating this line, ‘To gain influence, win members and avoid becoming small sectarian cliques just talking to each other, the Trotskyists should — where possible — join, or in Trotskyist terminology enter, the mass Communist or Social Democratic (Labour) parties. This was known as entrism sui generis or long-term entry. It was understood by all that the FI would retain its political identity and its own press.’”

Raptis wrote several articles for Socialist Alternatives under his own name. Communist Party members from several countries contributed to the magazine—most of them likely Trotskyist infiltrators. One regular contributor, Denis Freney, had rejoined the Communist Party of Australia in 1970, after several years working in the revolutionary government of Algeria with Raptis.

Prominent British journalist Paul Mason is a regular speaker at Fabian Society conferences and a former member of the Trotskyist group Workers’ Power—which also practiced “entryism” inside the Labour Party.

In 2018, Mason created five short films for the Berlin-based Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung for their “200 Years of Marx Jubilee” celebration.

According to the organization’s website:

“Alienation, communism, revolution, exploitation and the future of machines are the topics of Marx theories Mason is exploring for showing how Marx, who Masons [sic] describes as the most influential thinker of the modern world, is still highly relevant.”

Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung is a German taxpayer-funded, wholly-owned subsidiary of the German political party Die Linke—which is a direct descendant of the former East German Communist Party.

Mason (a Corbyn supporter) agitated alongside Starmer in the 1980s. In January, Mason wrote a New Statesman column to defend his old comrade from charges that he’s not left-wing enough:

“You can criticize Starmer for many things. But you cannot say he is not left-wing. From the miners and print workers’ strikes onwards, even if you leave aside co-editing a Trotskyist front magazine in his 20s, Starmer has been of the humanist and socially-liberal left. As someone who stood in the way of the same mounted police charge as he did, at Wapping in 1986, I can tell you it didn’t feel very centrist at the time.”

Whether Starmer is simply a leading “garden variety” Fabian or a Trotskyist “entryist” inside the Fabian Society, he is and always has been a committed revolutionary.

Starmer is not “soft left” and he’s certainly no moderate. But he could, at some point, be the United Kingdom’s next prime minister.

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 soon-to-be-published book is “White House Reds: Communists, Socialists & Security Risks Running for U.S. President, 2020.”

04/8/20

Chinese Communist Party Rallies 230 Leftist Parties to Exploit CCP Virus for Political Gain

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times

A billboard shows the Chinese leader Xi Jinping with the words “Thank you brother Xi,” a message paid for and by a pro-government tabloid, in Serbia on March 30, 2020. When six Chinese doctors landed in Belgrade two weeks before, Serbia’s president greeted them with elbow-bumps before laying a kiss on their regime’s flag, a gesture that sent Chinese social media aflutter. These doctors are now running the Balkan state’s COVID-19 strategy, as Serbia becomes a willing theatre for Beijing’s “mask diplomacy.” For weeks China has been showering European countries with millions of poor quality face masks, inaccurate test kits and other forms of “aid,” recasting itself as the hero in the battle against the coronavirus. (Andrej Isakovic/AFP via Getty Images)

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has initiated an open letter calling on its allies and vassal parties across the globe to rally around Beijing and to exploit the CCP virus crisis to advance the international socialist cause.

On April 2, the website of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China published an “Open Letter calling for closer international cooperation in the fight against COVID-19.” According to a same-day report on CCP propaganda outlet Xinhua, at least 230 political parties from over 100 countries had already endorsed or re-published the letter.

While minimizing the seriousness of the virus for domestic consumption, the CCP strategy is to massively exaggerate the problem internationally. The CCP open letter calls the disease outbreak “the most urgent and serious challenge”—perhaps the CCP itself might better fit that description?

“Today, as Covid-19 is spreading rapidly across the globe, it constitutes the most urgent and serious challenge to both the health of humanity and world peace and development.

“Faced with this unprecedented situation, we, major political parties of various countries tasked with the weighty responsibility of improving people’s wellbeing, promoting national development and safeguarding world peace and stability, hereby issue our joint appeal as follows:”

The letter, openly initiated by the CCP, then calls for “coordinated policies” and “mobilization of resources and forces globally” before indulging in some shameless self-praise:

“We are aware that the virus respects no borders, and no country can respond to the challenges alone in the face of the outbreak. … Closer international cooperation, coordinated policies, concerted actions, and mobilization of resources and forces globally will enable us to defeat this virus, a common enemy to all of humanity.

“We take note of the significant progress in the fight against Covid-19 in China, … which has bought time and offered experience to the rest of the international community. We highly commend countries including China for adopting an open, transparent and responsible attitude to disclosing related information in a timely fashion, sharing experience on response and patient treatment, and in particular providing medical and other supplies to the best of their ability to other affected countries. …”

Next comes a coded message to the international communist movement—protect the CCP from international blame and retaliation, protect the CCP’s thousands of agents in Western countries from scrutiny or expulsion, and work toward increased integration with the U.N., World Health Organization, and other anti-Western international organizations:

“We stand firmly against all discriminatory comments and practices against any country, region or ethnic group, and call on governments of all countries to take proactive measures to protect the health, safety and legitimate interests of foreign nationals and students they host. …

“We are of the view that the Covid-19 outbreak has laid bare the need for all countries to further foster the global governance outlook of achieving shared growth through discussion and collaboration and to support the leading role of the United Nations and the World Health Organization in global public health governance. We call for all parties to enhance coordination and cooperation within the framework of the G20 and other international mechanisms for effective international prevention and control as we strive to build a global community with a shared future for public health.”

To date, the CCP has not published a list of the 230 signatories “from major political parties.” This could be because many of them aren’t “major” and most of them are communist.

Significant political parties are known to have signed on to the CCP letter so far include the ruling Communist Party of Cuba and the Communist Party of Nepal. The South African Communist Party, which semi-governs that country in partnership with the African National Congress, has endorsed the letter. The often-ruling and openly communist Progressive Party of the Working People of Cyprus also signed on.

Further down the socialist pecking order the Communist Party USACommunist Party of Australia, the Communist Party of Britain, and the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist) have also lent their good names to the effort.

Less well-known parties backing the CCP initiative include the Communist Party of Bangladesh (Marxist-Leninist), Thailand’s leftist Pheu Thai Party, and the militant Rwandan Patriotic Front.

Granma, the newspaper of the Cuban Communist Party, used the CCP open letter as a vehicle for promoting socialist globalism, defending the CCP, and increasing international communist coordination:

“The text, signed by 230 political parties from over one hundred countries, recognizes that the COVID-19 has put the world in front of the most pressing and serious challenge to human health and peaceful global development. …

“Aware that the virus knows no borders, the signatories said that no country is capable of dealing with it on its own, and therefore called for the pooling of resources and forces at the global level through international cooperation, integrated policies and coordinated actions.

“They recognize nations, including China, for their open, transparent and responsible attitude in publishing epidemiological information and sharing experiences in prevention and treatment, especially for their assistance with medical supplies to affected countries. …

“The signatories also committed themselves to maintain close communication at this unique juncture, to give impetus to the battle against the epidemic, honoring their guiding political role.”

The Communist Party of Britain-affiliated newspaper “Morning Star” used the open letter as a springboard to praise the CCP and its Russian and Cuban allies—while strongly attacking the United States:

“China, Russia and Cuba have been among those countries leading the fight, sending medical teams and aid to places most affected by the pandemic. …

“But the US has been accused of acting as a ‘Wild West bully’ by blocking essential medical aid to Cuba and sending warships towards Venezuela.

“Washington has increased sanctions on Iran, preventing it from buying medical supplies on the global market, and ratcheted up an anti-China propaganda war that critics have described as a ‘smokescreen’ to deflect from US failures.”

The CCP’s harnessing of the world communist movement to take advantage of the CCP virus pandemic should not be minimized.

While most of the 230 parties are no doubt small, all will have an important influence in the more than 100 countries they represent. Some are ruling parties with all of the weight of their states behind them. Others have control over local labor union federations, women’s and youth alliances, academia and religious bodies. All are part of the largest coordinated political movement existing in the world today.

The West is already at war with the CCP and its allies. Their goal is to create social havoc, drive the economies of the West into the ground, and gut U.S. military spending. When that happens the CCP, Russia, Iran, and Cuba will run this planet.

Today, we are in a mainly informational conflict—with one side hardly fighting. If the CCP is allowed to win this stage of the war, the West will be in no position to resist whatever comes next.

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 soon-to-be-published book is “White House Reds: Communists, Socialists & Security Risks Running for U.S. President, 2020.”

04/5/20

Covert Influence! Communist Party Supporters Run as Democrats in Arizona and Texas

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times

The Texas State Capitol by night on Dec. 18, 2009. (Kumar Appaiah via Wikimedia Commons)

The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) is looking to increase its covert influence in the Arizona and Texas Democratic Party and state governments in the 2020 election cycle. This is part of a wider strategy playing out in several states.

Patrick Morales, a long-time Arizona Communist Party ally and vice president of the Tempe Elementary School Governing Board, is running for the Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District 26 in a four-way Democratic primary scheduled for Aug. 4.

In Texas, Communist Party member Penny Morales Shaw is running for the Texas House of Representatives in District 148. Shaw is on the ballot in the Democratic primary runoff on July 14, 2020.

Both are running as Democrats. If successful both candidates will add to the already significant communist infiltration in their respective state Democratic parties.

The CPUSA has been supporting Morales and Shaw for some time.

CPUSA Political Action Committee chair Joelle Fishman mentioned the pair by name in a report to a CPUSA National Committee meeting on Nov. 17, 2018:

“Our concept of the revolutionary process and building broad unity against the right and for people’s needs is more relevant than ever, as is the importance of a larger Communist Party. …

“In Texas we had five candidates in the primaries who got a quarter million votes for US Senate and plans to run again. In the general election Penny Morales Shaw ran for county commissioner in a Republican area and got 45% of the vote in a great campaign with union support.

“In Arizona, in addition to races at every level, in Tempe Patrick Morales came in first for re-election to the School Board.”

Arizona

Morales, a small business owner, has been involved with the CPUSA and the Democratic Party for several years. He has served as Arizona Democratic Party regional field director, Maricopa County Young Democrats vice president, as an Arizona Bernie Sanders for President activist, and now serves as co-chair of the Arizona Democratic Party’s Progressive Caucus. He has also been active in the Arizona Students’ Association’s executive board and in leadership positions with Progressive Democrats of America—which is essentially a front for the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).

The Communist Party has been active in Tucson and Phoenix for decades. Originally it infiltrated the mining industry; then in more recent times it focused on protecting illegal immigration. The Arizona communists helped elect Tucson-based Congressmen Raul Grijalva in 2002 and Phoenix area Congressman Ed Pastor in 1991.

When Pastor retired in 2012, the communists helped elect his successor and long-time CPUSA supporter Kyrsten Sinema. They also backed Sinema’s successful U.S. Senate run in 2018. After a deeply radical past, Sen. Sinema now portrays herself as a moderate Democrat and serves on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

In 2012, Morales worked on Sinema’s successful congressional campaign. He seems to be on close terms with Sinema, who he has dubbed “our fearless leader.” So far Sen. Sinema has not endorsed Morales’s state representative race, but she did endorse successful 2019 Tucson mayoral candidate Regina Romero, who has also enjoyed close ties to the Communist Party.

Texas

In the Houston area, the local Communist Party claims more than 250 members and is very active in traditional activist politics and electoral work through the Democratic Party. The Houston Communist Party is also deeply intertwined with the DSA.

In 2018, Houston Communist Party member and DSA comrade Ali Khorasani ran unsuccessfully for Congress in Texas’s 2nd District on the Democratic ticket. Houston Communist Party chairman Bernard Sampson is also a DSA comrade and a Democratic Party precinct chair.

Penny Morales Shaw is an attorney, business administrator, and former congressional legislative advocate.

She has been endorsed in her current race by a whole slew of prominent Houston Democrats, including former Congressman Gene Green, State Rep. Ron Reynolds, State Rep. Ana Hernandez, State Rep. Armando Walle, Harris District Clerk Marilyn Burgess, and Harris County Treasurer Dylan Osborne.

Morales Shaw is also backed by the Tejano Democrats, Harris County Young Democrats, Asian American Democrats, the local branch of Our Revolution, and the Texas Organizing Project (TOP)—formerly known as Texas ACORN.

Another notable endorsement came from sitting Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia from the 29th District. Garcia was formerly a state representative.

According to a 2014 CPUSA convention report by Bernard Sampson:

“Comrades, I’d like to talk about the growth of the Houston club in the last year and a half. … Next the political struggle here in Houston. We worked in the Sylvia Garcia campaign for state rep in which she won.”

Garcia has also worked closely with TOP for years. Prominent TOP leaders included Bernard Sampson and Reverend James Caldwell, another Houston Communist Party comrade. Rev. Caldwell also has ties to Houston Congressman Al Green—one of the very earliest voices calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Garcia is one of several Marxist-linked congress members now serving on the powerful House Judiciary Committee. She was also one of seven House Democrats to serve as impeachment managers, essentially acting as prosecutors during President Trump’s recent Senate trial.

Sinema and Garcia both started out as state-level politicians before rising to key congressional positions—both with ongoing Communist Party help.

Are Patrick Morales and Penny Shaw Morales being groomed to follow the same path?

The CPUSA has infiltrated the Democratic Party at every level in key states across the nation. Numerous articles have been written exposing this serious penetration. The Democrats cannot plead ignorance.

Why has the Democratic Party so far done nothing to address this problem?

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 soon-to-be-published book is “White House Reds: Communists, Socialists & Security Risks Running for U.S. President, 2020.”

04/2/20

Weekly Profile – Mike Siegel

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Mike Siegel is a far-left AustinTexas lawyer running for Congress in his second attempt to win Texas CD 10 – which stretches from Austin nearly to Houston.

Mike Siegel was previously an associate attorney with his father Dan Siegel‘s Oakland California law firm, Siegel & Yee. He practices law in the areas of civil rights, employment discrimination, criminal defense, and nonprofit business development.

Dan Siegel was in the 1970s and ’80s a leader of the pro-China Communist Workers Party, one of the most violent and fanatical socialist groups of the era.

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Mike Siegel graduated from Cornell Law School in May 2009, where he was president of the student chapter of the far-left National Lawyers Guild.

Prior to entering the legal field, Mike Siegel worked as a teacher in OaklandCalifornia and BrooklynNew York, and served as a union representative in the Oakland Education Association. He was also a co-founder and executive director of Oakland Leaf, a local nonprofit education organization focused on “community transformation through creative education.” Michael also recently co-founded the nonprofit organization Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice, which is dedicated to “providing services and opportunities for youth and adults impacted by the prison industrial complex.”

Though not formally endorsed by Austin Democratic Socialists of America Siegel’s 2018 campaign was heavily supported by Our Revolution – Central Texas which was led by several DSA comrades including Roy WoodyChau Lan NgoMickey FetonteJulie Ann NitschClaudia CorumSusanna Woody, and Jim Tourtelott.

Mike Siegel with Democratic Socialists of America/Our Revolution – Central Texas comrades, including Roy Woody front

In the 2020 cycle, the Mike Siegel campaign is supported and endorsed by Progressive Democrats of AmericaSunrise MovementBrand New CongressOur Revolution (national) and the Working Families Party – all Democratic Socialists of America controlled or influenced organizations.

Mike Siegel is also a supporter of DSA inspired programs including the Green New Deal and Medicare for All.

In 2018 Mike Siegel a first-time candidate, lost to veteran Republican Rep. Michael McCaul, by only 5%. The Marxist left sees this seat as flippable and is going all out to put Mike Siegel into the House of Representatives in November.

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04/2/20

Can We Use ‘Social Distancing’ to Defeat the Chinese Communist Party?

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times

Victory ships being fitted out at the Calship yard, Wilmington, Calif., between April 27 and May 30, 1944. (Public Domain)

If there’s one positive outcome from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus pandemic it may be that the United States finally summons the political will to begin serious disengagement from Chinese communism.

Led by the former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, the United States made a major blunder in the early 1970s by opening political and economic relations with the communist People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Kissinger sold President Richard Nixon on two lies. Firstly, that the United States could play the PRC off against the Soviet Union. Secondly, that U.S.–PRC trade could somehow entice the CCP into abandoning its own raison d’etre—communism.

Now under President Xi Jinping, the PRC is openly committed to the communist road and is in a formal economic, political, and military alliance with Russia—the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Kissinger was 100 percent wrong on both counts. Today, all of Kissinger’s grand ideas have turned to dust and the mighty United States stands on the brink of disaster.

I was told recently of an incident that happened at a conservative gathering in Washington, D.C. Several staffers of The Epoch Times turned up to network with local activists. It was clear that they weren’t welcomed by some people present. It was whispered that the presence of such journalists critical of the CCP could “damage our trade with China.”

Think about that. American “conservative” leaders spurned ties to journalists who report honestly on the CCP because it might upset economic ties with the world’s most-powerful communist nation. Before World War II, similar people bent over backward not to upset Herr Hitler.

When Nixon and Kissinger opened the doors to Beijing in the 1970s, the PRC was a backward rural country that could barely feed itself. The PRC had no significant military strength and was in no serious position to challenge the United States.

Now, thanks to 40 years of expanded U.S.–PRC trade, massive American investment, and technology transfer (much of it stolen), the PRC has the world’s second-largest economy, and, in partnership with its ally Russia, can challenge or surpass the United States in almost every military metric.

While Americans love the huge array of cheap PRC goods lining their department store shelves, they’re less enthused about the other side of the coin—the massive de-industrialization of their country and the huge loss of productive capacity and skilled workers.

During World War II, American factories could produce an entire “Victory Ship” in 24 hours. This country had the industrial capacity, the technological know-how, and the skilled workforce to supply not just its own armed forces but those of Britain and the Soviet Union as well—not to mention to feed the displaced and starving millions of Europe.

Many security-conscious Americans have been aware for some time that the PRC produces much of the United States’ steel and holds the majority of rare earth mineral stocks, which are vitally important in modern military technology. Now people are realizing that most of America’s drugs and medicines are manufactured in the PRC.

What will happen when China is finally strong enough to begin the shooting war it’s been planning for decades? Will American generals requisition the steel and minerals and medicines they need to fight from PRC-based companies?

And speaking of drugs, 67,000 Americans died of opiate overdoses in 2018—much of it attributed to the super-powerful fentanyl. That’s more people than the PRC-backed communists killed through the entire Vietnam War. It’s well known that the bulk of the fentanyl comes from China. Is it possible that the all-seeing CCP doesn’t know about this heinous trade? The PRC is already at war with the United States with every weapon it possesses short of guns and bombs. Trading with the enemy used to be called treason.

Common sense tells that the free market is by the far the most efficient way to build wealth at the local, national, and global levels. However, wealth is worth little if one can’t defend it. A great economy and poor national security are no match for a temporarily lower standard of living and a safe and secure nation. Free trade is a noble ideal, but it should never trump national security.

Right up to the outbreak of World War II, American companies were trading with Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. All through the Vietnam War, American companies were trading with the Soviets, which then supplied the North Vietnamese military so they could kill more American soldiers. Is a slightly cheaper battery charger or fishing rod worth putting your son’s life more at risk in the next war?

A few years ago the U.S. government Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack estimated that if China, Russia, North Korea, or Iran detonated a single atomic weapon high in the atmosphere above the continental United States, the resulting EMP blast would destroy most of this country’s electrical infrastructure in seconds.

Most Americans are pretty sick of two weeks of CCP virus lockdown. Imagine extending that to a whole year with no electric power. The EMP commission hypothesized that within 12 months, 90 percent of the current U.S. population would be dead through disease, starvation, and social breakdown. Solar radiation surges (sunspots), which are inevitable and regular, could achieve the same disastrous result.

And what would the Chinese and Russians do with a de-populated, dis-armed, and chaotic America? What they have long dreamed of—invade.

That EMP threat could be thwarted for a few billion dollars spent “hardening” the U.S. electrical grid. This is a tiny fraction of the cost of combating the effects of the current CCP virus pandemic. The CCP has lulled America with cheap cellphones and underwear. The CCP is now costing this country trillions of dollars and maybe millions of lives. What a bargain.

And, by the way, is it any coincidence that Italy and Iran—two nations heavily tied to the PRC’s Belt and Road economic strategy—are among the worst affected by the CCP virus? The CCP is a criminal enterprise. It cannot be trusted to act honorably in any situation where its interests are threatened. Clearly the CCP lied about the extent of the Wuhan outbreak. Consequently millions may unnecessarily die in this pandemic—but what’s a little more blood on their hands to the Chinese communists. And even now the CCP is poising itself to take economic and political advantage of the resulting global chaos.

Why would anyone want to deal with such dishonorable people?

The PRC and Russia are arming at breakneck speed. The United States hasn’t built a nuclear weapon since the beginning of the Clinton era. To his credit, President Donald Trump has been doing his best to increase defense spending and re-build the U.S. nuclear deterrent. How will the CCP virus affect those plans? How does the United States stand up to China’s and Russia’s war plans with a shattered economy?

American business makes billions trading with the PRC. American taxpayers spend trillions defending this country from a PRC–Russian war machine that American business helped to build.

How is that in any way rational?

Like quitting PRC heroin, going “cold turkey” from the CCP “economic opium” will bring some short-term pain. Prices for some consumer goods will rise, and some strategic commodities may be in short supply. However, I believe that inspired by a clear commitment to defending U.S. sovereignty and putting the American worker first, the American people will rise to the occasion.

Temporarily higher prices will spark massive new investment into the U.S. economy. American enterprise and technology will lift U.S. productivity to even higher levels. High-quality U.S. made goods will soon fill American and foreign shelves. American workers’ wages and salaries will climb steadily higher.

And deprived of U.S. investment and stolen technology, what will happen to the PRC?

If the United States keeps starving its own industrial base to feed the CCP war machine, two eventualities are likely—neither of them pleasant.

A weakened and friendless United States will capitulate to Beijing and become an economic and political vassal of the PRC and Russia. Americans will become slaves of the world’s cruelest masters. Or the United States will make a brave and futile military stand (all alone) against the combined forces of Beijing and Moscow and likely go down to a crushing defeat. The few surviving Americans will become slaves of the world’s cruelest masters.

Alternatively, if the United States de-couples from the CCP and works quickly to re-build a badly weakened U.S. military, this country might yet stand a chance. If America’s leaders are courageous enough to stare down the PRC, the Chinese communists will come under huge internal pressure to reform or face a mass revolt. American sanctions have emboldened the Iranian and Venezuelan peoples. If this strategy is maintained, someday those two nations will be free.

To have any hope of a free China and a secure America, the CCP must be sanctioned to the point of genuine reform or total collapse. President Ronald Reagan sanctioned the Soviet Bloc into a major retreat. Had subsequent U.S. presidents kept up the pressure we would not be witnessing the re-birth of the Soviet Union as we are today. Appeasement and engagement failed with Hitler and the Soviet Bloc. Only sanctions and disengagement have ever brought down a tyranny without having to resort to war.

President Trump must do to the CCP what Reagan did to the Soviet communists—on steroids.

A free China is a real hope for the world. Imagine a free Chinese people liberated from the evil tyranny of the CCP. Think of all that energy, intelligence, and culture working for good, rather than harnessed to evil. A free China, working as a responsible member of the international community, would be boon to every nation.

Already U.S. companies are disinvesting from the PRC. President Trump needs to speed that process along. He has the legal authority to do so. Major tariffs should be placed on Chinese products or they should be banned altogether. The PRC produces many of the products that Americans buy—from peeled garlic to Christmas decorations made with forced prison labor. Many of these prisoners aren’t even criminals—they’re Christians, Falun Gong practitioners, Muslims, and Buddhists, or political dissidents. This is illegal under current U.S. law. Those laws should be strictly enforced. This process is fortunately already underway.

Every CCP spy working in this country should be prosecuted and, if convicted, jailed or expelled. That would mean tens of thousands fewer enemy agents working in U.S. laboratories, businesses, and universities.

There should be one exception to this. Any CCP agent willing to expose what he or she knows about the communist networks in this country should be allowed to stay here and be placed under government protection. Any reports of retaliation against the informant’s family in the PRC should be met with further expulsions and sanctions.

The Justice Department should announce a one-month “foreign agent amnesty.” After that, any foreign spy still in the country should be subject to vigorous prosecution. CCP networks would crumble under that kind of pressure.

All PRC student visas should be canceled. The CCP’s Confucius Institutes, which are now established in many major universities, should be immediately closed down.

All land, technology, or business purchases by PRC nationals and businesses should be halted. All existing businesses found cooperating in any way with the PRC regime or People’s Liberation Army should be forfeited. The Italian Mafia was severely damaged through the extensive cultivation of informants and the witness protection program, vigorous prosecution, and long jail sentences. The CCP Mafia networks operating in this country should be dealt with the same way.

All further immigration from the PRC (except for carefully vetted refugees or some family re-unifications) should be immediately halted. Any PRC-born American citizen found to be cooperating with the CCP or its representatives in any way should be stripped of his or her citizenship and deported or jailed.

To defeat the CCP virus, we must quarantine all who are infected. To defeat the CCP, we must apply the same strategy.

That’s my plan to start solving the CCP problem. I welcome any better ideas.

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 soon-to-be-published book is “White House Reds: Communists, Socialists & Security Risks Running for U.S. President, 2020.”

04/2/20

‘Former’ Maoists Collude to Choose Biden’s Running Mate

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden pauses while speaking at the SEIU Unions for All Summit in Los Angeles, Calif., on Oct. 4, 2019. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

While the nation is preoccupied with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus, American “former” Maoists are trying to choose Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s running mate for him.

San Francisco lawyer Steve Phillips and his long-time collaborator Aimee Allison are pushing for a “woman of color” to round out Biden’s presidential ticket. More than that, Phillips and Allison are promoting a shortlist that consists entirely of radicals with direct ties to their own socialist clique.

At Stanford University for most of the 1980s, Phillips was a proud Marxist-Leninist and supporter of the pro-CCP League of Revolutionary Struggle. After finally leaving school, Phillips married into the mega-wealthy Sandler family of San Francisco and their $2.6 billion fortune. Phillips has used that wealth and influence to back far-left “candidates of color” for positions of high office through his organization’s PowerPAC and Democracy in Color. He is also a leader of the Democracy Alliance, a semi-secret cabal of the leftist mega-rich, which includes financier George Soros and former presidential candidate Tom Steyer.

Allison was a friend of Phillips at Stanford and was active in the same Maoist circles. She has worked closely with Phillips in PowerPAC and Democracy in Color, and now in the closely affiliated “She the People”—specifically established to elect hard-left “women of color” to high public office.

In 2008, Phillips raised an early $10 million to help Barack Obama get ahead of Hillary Clinton in that year’s presidential primaries.

In 2013, Phillips raised several million to elect his old Stanford classmate Cory Booker to the U.S. Senate from New Jersey. He also helped elect another close friend, Kamala Harris, first as California attorney general in 2010 and then to the U.S. Senate in 2016.

In 2018, Phillips heavily backed two long-time proteges and former PowerPAC+ board members Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum for the governorships of Georgia and Florida, respectively. Both lost by a whisker. Abrams and Gillum both worked closely with Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and pro-China front groups such as Liberation Road and the New Florida Majority during their campaigns.

Phillips backed Booker in the latest presidential primary, but he failed to fire. His other hope, Kamala Harris (who I believed would be the Democratic candidate), also failed to perform.

So now Phillips and Allison are trying for a second bite at the cherry. They’re promoting the line that Biden must choose a “woman of color” for his running mate. Moreover, that candidate has to be either Abrams or Harris.

Phillips’ Democracy in Color website features an “Open Letter to Democratic Presidential Candidates: A Call for Committing to Choosing a Woman of Color as Candidate for Vice President.”

“Dear Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders.

“Here is a fact: the Democratic Party needs the leadership, vision, and expertise of women and people of color now more than ever. While you cannot change who you are, you can show us who you value by committing to choose a woman of color as your running mate for Vice President.

“The majority of Democratic voters are women, and nearly half of all Democratic voters are people of color. At the intersection of those communities—which make up 77% of all Democratic voters in the last two presidential elections—women of color have a unique and critical role to play in galvanizing the entire progressive coalition. …

“We strongly urge you to show the leadership this moment demands by publicly committing today to pick a woman of color to serve as your Vice President.”

The letter was co-signed by Phillips-affiliated groups She the People, PowerPAC+, Southern Elections Fund, and The Collective PAC, and the Abrams-linked New Georgia Project Action Fund.

Other groups signing on were Higher Heights for America, Indivisible, Latino Victory Project, and two fronts for the pro-China communist group Liberation Road—the New Florida Majority and the New Virginia Majority—plus the Communist Party USA-influenced Texas Organizing Project.

Phillips contributed a March 16 op-ed to The Nation, in which he laid out his instructions for Joe Biden:

“After months of dancing around the issue of diversifying the Democratic ticket, the remaining viable candidates finally got more specific on Sunday, with Joe Biden firmly pledging to choose a woman as his running mate, and Bernie Sanders saying that ‘in all likelihood’ he would follow suit.

“What neither of these septuagenarian white men could bring themselves to do, however, was to say that that woman would be a person of color.”

Phillips, of course, knows exactly what “people of color” want—because his friend Aimee Allison and her She the People group told him so:

“People of color are also eager to see a Democratic ticket that reflects electoral reality. As my research has found, nearly half of Democratic voters are people of color; it is certainly relevant that the last time the Democrats won the White House was when an African American topped the ticket. Groups such as She the People, a national network of women of color in politics, have crystallized the demands for gender and racial diversity into a call for a woman of color as the vice presidential nominee.”

Then Phillips rolled out the “facts” to bolster his argument:

“The math of the moment lends empirical support to choosing a woman of color. The 2008 exit polls showed that it was women who made Barack Obama president, with 56 percent voting for him. My research has found that 46 percent of his coalition consisted of people of color; just 23 percent of Obama voters that year were white men.

“Clinton was defeated in 2016 in part because of two key shortcomings: a dramatic drop-off in black voter turnout (the first decline in 20 years) and the fact that a meaningful number of white women decided to give Trump a chance. As the Democrats seek to unseat Trump, a running mate who appeals to women and inspires voters of color seems like the obvious electoral strategy to pursue.”

Then Phillips gives Biden his list of approved candidates—with his proteges Abrams and Harris right at the top:

“The list of women of color who could strengthen a Biden or Sanders ticket is long and impressive. Stacey Abrams received more votes statewide than any Democrat had before during her gubernatorial run in Georgia, and was popular with young voters. As a 40-something leader tapped into popular culture, she could help Biden with the youth vote that he has failed to excite. Kamala Harris, Massachusetts Representative Ayanna Pressley, Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth, and New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham are some of the other talented women of color who could significantly enhance the Democratic ticket this year.”

Ayanna Pressley has a history with Liberation Road and the DSA. Michelle Lujan Grisham benefited from Phillips/PowerPAC+ support in the 2014 election cycle.

But really, Phillips is just using Pressley, Lujan Grisham, and Duckworth for camouflage. It’s Abrams or Harris that he really wants. 

Aimee Allison was equally explicit in a March 11 article in Newsweek:

“Only a historic increase in the number of voters of color, especially women of color, will deliver the swing states that Democrats must carry to win. This is what we saw in 2018 when Democrats took back the House of Representatives with a 37 percent rise in turnout among women of color from the 2014 midterms. This is what we are hoping for in 2020.

“So how do we get there? How do we motivate voters of color and ensure that 2020 can still be a year of positive political transformation? We get there with a woman of color vice president on the Democratic ticket. …

“Women of color have the numbers to generate a Democratic victory—if we show up at the polls. In swing states across the country, women of color dominate Democratic voter rolls. We are a third of Democratic voters in Florida, North Carolina, and Texas. In Georgia, we’re 44 percent. For us to show up as we did in 2018, we need Democrats to prove that they still care about us, see us and value us. …

“Women of color are already leaders in statewide and local organizations that register and turn out communities of color and white progressives alike. In 2018, high turnout from women of color flipped seats and secured the House for Democrats. Candidates like Lucy McBath in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District flipped seats that white male Democrats previously spent millions to lose. Meanwhile, candidates like Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez inspired millions of voters beyond the borders of their own districts—even crossing over into pop culture—with their history-making races and bold leadership.

“Let’s keep the strategy that led us to victory in 2018. A shortlist of vice presidential candidates can begin with Stacey Abrams, Kamala Harris and Deb Haaland. Any one of these extraordinary leaders would genuinely excite women of color voters.”

Deb Haaland is a Native American congresswoman from New Mexico with close ties to Allison and She the People. Haaland is also close to the Communist Party USA’s main Native American organizer Judith LeBlanc. But again, she’s just camouflage for Abrams and Harris.

The efforts of Phillips and Allison should not be dismissed or under-emphasized. These people helped their friend Barack Obama to defeat Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primary. They helped elect Senators Cory Booker in New Jersey, Kamala Harris in California, Mazie Hirono in Hawaii, and Doug Jones in Alabama.

They almost elected far-left governors in Georgia and Florida in 2018.

Phillips and Allison have access to huge amounts of money and extensive networks inside the Democracy Alliance, Democratic Party, and the U.S. far left. They have a track record of electing their friends and comrades to high public office.

To those who believe in socialism and identity politics, rather than the Constitution and individual liberty, they also have a certain logic on their side.

The Democrats are almost certainly going to run with Joe Biden. The next question is, will Abrams or Harris stand at his side? Or, even more likely, behind him pointing him toward the audience and whispering in his ear what to say next and when to stop talking.

If Biden wins, Phillips and Allison will not just choose his running mate — they will effectively be deciding your president.

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 soon-to-be-published book is “White House Reds: Communists, Socialists & Security Risks Running for U.S. President, 2020.”

03/29/20

Have They No Shame? American Communists Exploit CCP Virus to Propagandize for Their Chinese Masters

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang speaks during a daily briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing on March 18, 2020. American journalists were expelled from China in retaliation for a new limit imposed by the Trump administration on visas for Chinese state-owned media operating in the United States. (Andy Wong/AP Photo)

Several of this country’s many communist parties are loyal to the Chinese regime rather than to the United States of America. Consequently, it’s not surprising that some American communists are closely echoing the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) propaganda line over the coronavirus pandemic.

The United States’ main pro-CCP communist parties—Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), Communist Party USA (CPUSA), and Liberation Road—are disseminating three major propaganda themes:

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Firstly, deflect blame for the pandemic away from the CCP. Promote the lie that the CCP is leading the world in virus containment, even though the disease gained an international foothold precisely because the Chinese regime covered up and lied about the seriousness of the outbreak—and is probably still doing so.

Secondly, hew to the “line” that socialist health care systems and planned economies are far superior at containing epidemics than is heartless “capitalism.” The rich are profiting off the poor and the middle class and only socialism can bring justice.

Thirdly, defend the CCP at all costs from any accountability or shame for its negligence (or worse). Paint “China” as a victim of U.S. aggression and prepare to defend Beijing from Western sanctions or even U.S. military attack. Divert as much blame as possible onto President Donald Trump and the U.S. government.

Even a cursory reading of American communist websites will soon reveal consistent propaganda patterns.

Minneapolis-based FRSO leader Steff Yorek extolled the virtues of Chinese socialism in a March 18 FightBack! News article.

“As the number of confirmed cases of the viral illness COVID-19 approaches 200,000 worldwide, we can already see how differently issues of public health and human needs are treated in socialist countries vs. capitalist countries.

“COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan, a major city in the People’s Republic of China. Local officials took three to four weeks to recognize its significance. Once the threat was clear, the whole of the country and vast resources were mobilized. Everything was shut down to stop the virus in its tracks. People were quarantined at home as new hospitals were constructed, some in as little as ten day’s time, to manage the large numbers of sick people.

“Because there is a cradle-to-grave social safety net in socialist China, people could be quarantined at home, with neighbors assigned to check on each home, identify needs and find solutions. China shut down the country for eight weeks for the singular purpose of saving lives.

“As of today, most of the deaths from COVID-19 are outside China, and the epidemic in China is essentially under control. All those wealthy countries, even those with national health systems, have not been as effective as China in combatting the disease. This shows the superiority of a socialist society, where serving the wealthy is not the first priority of the government.”

In a March 17, FightBack! report, an unnamed FRSO cadre wrote from Guangdong, China, on the situation on the ground there. He or she makes some very unflattering and completely untruthful comparisons between the CCP response to the pandemic and that of President Trump and the U.S. government.

“There is chaos in America right now surrounding COVID-19. Americans are receiving conflicting information every day about the virus, with no direction from the Trump administration. The Trump administration has decided that the best course of action is to do nothing, with Trump himself declaring ‘I don’t take responsibility at all.’ …

“At the same point of the virus’s timeline that we’re now at in the United States, China already had entire cities under quarantine. … Trump has already said that even if a vaccine were to be released, our for-profit system wouldn’t guarantee it would be available to everyone. Without access to guaranteed sick leave, working-class people are forced to make the difficult choice between remaining at work and exposing themselves to the virus or staying at home with their families while earning no income. …

“The United States’ messy capitalist system has made it so that there is no such widespread and effective campaign designed to protect working-class people. As such, many are without guidance at the moment. In a return to an almost feudalistic society, states and cities are left to fend for themselves and make up their own public safety policies. …

“In China, its socialist system provided a meticulous, centrally planned response that completely suffocated the epidemic and protected its people. Things are finally returning to normal here only because of the carefully organized actions from the government. Meanwhile, in the U.S., its capitalist system continues to haphazardly and inefficiently combat the outbreak which is quickly spiraling out of control. The U.S. would be well served in following the shining example from China and developing a universal healthcare system that puts the needs of its people over the profits of wealthy corporations.”

C.J. Atkins is the managing editor of the CPUSA’s People’s World website. In a March 18 article, Atkin’s interviewed “Lupin,” a young man recently returned to Wuhan from working in Canada:

“Trump and his coronavirus point-man, Vice President Mike Pence, parade corporate CEOs at televised press conferences and present the private sector as savior. China has taken the opposite stance. ‘China nationalized this crisis from the beginning and made it the country’s priority above everything else,’ Lupin asserts. ‘With the solidarity of 1.4 billion people and the entire machinery of the Communist Party of China engaged, we came through the darkest moment.’ …

“Lupin says he has ‘witnessed the extent of efforts the Chinese government and its citizens have made.’ Looking West, he believes ‘the things the U.S. and Canada are doing so far are nowhere close to it yet.’ …

“‘A month ago, many countries mocked the situation in China as if it will never become a “First World” countries issue. Now, these same countries are hoping China will come to their rescue’—which is precisely what is happening in Italy, where teams of Chinese experts have arrived to help.”

Ian Goodrum is a CPUSA member working as a writer and digital editor for China Daily in Beijing. He is upset with President Trump for quite rightly pinning the blame for the pandemic on the CCP. Writing in the People’s World:

Previous presidents were more sophisticated in their efforts against China, ‘pivoting to Asia’ and drafting trade agreements to box the country out; Trump uses the blunt instrument of tariffs and calls COVID-19 the ‘Chinese virus.’

“This serves several purposes. First, it creates a distraction from the abysmal U.S. response to the outbreak, which has left tens of thousands of probable cases untested, likely more. The population isn’t ready to weather this imminent calamity, despite the time afforded them by the control measures taken by China and other countries months ago. That is criminal negligence. …

“Second, it makes the virus someone else’s problem. If COVID-19 can be successfully branded a uniquely Chinese phenomenon, then the blame doesn’t fall to him. Never mind that the intense focus on China during the early weeks of the epidemic minimized the threat the virus posed to the rest of the world and made many in other countries complacent—shifting responsibility and rescuing what’s left of his image is all that matters to an egotist like Trump.

“Finally, and most troubling of all, it opens a new front in the ongoing anti-China offensive waged by the U.S. government and media. The rest of the planet is waking up to the fact China has done its best in a difficult moment and come out the other side with valuable experience. They’re asking for help in handling their own outbreaks after seeing what China has been able to accomplish, and China has been happy to provide it. The U.S. sees this as a loss of ground and is wildly striking wherever it can to win back terrain in an imagined battle for hegemony.

“Trump thinks this will help the U.S. back to the top in an influence game only he is playing.

“He couldn’t be more wrong. If the U.S. wanted to win some global goodwill, it could put aside these petty squabbles and get to work solving a crisis—not a ‘Chinese crisis’—that puts the whole world at risk.”

Chicago activist Tobita Chow is more closely affiliated with Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), but he wrote a March 18 article for the Liberation Road-linked website Organizing Upgrade. Chow explicitly called on American leftists to protect “China” from American sanctions or even military action.

“The current progressive response to the coronavirus has focused on solutions to the coronavirus like Medicare For All and paid sick leave and solutions to the recession like a Green New Deal stimulus package. While this is part of what we need, it is not sufficient to counter this emerging rightwing nationalist strategy and the militarism that it is leading us towards. A race-neutral response focused only on the domestic economy will leave untouched the racism, xenophobia, and nationalism that are coming at us. Antiracism and internationalism must play a much more central role in our counter-narratives than they have so far. …

“The antiwar movement must prepare for potential escalation with China, and the rest of the progressive movement infrastructure must get ready to back them up, in a way that we weren’t when we were on the brink of war with Iran less than three months ago. And we need to pick and escalate our own fights that demonstrate to the whole country where the real battle lines lie, fights that clarify that the greatest threat to us is not any other country, but our own unaccountable elites within the Trump administration and the corporations that seek to profit off of this crisis.”

America’s pro-CCP communists are propagandizing for an enemy nation on U.S. soil. They are effectively soldiers in an international information war designed to move U.S. public opinion toward socialism and to disguise and obscure CCP responsibility for this hugely damaging pandemic.

While these groups are clearly acting in line with CCP policy, it’s unclear whether any of them are registered as Chinese government agents under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

Is the State Department investigating any of these organizations for possible FARA violations? If not why not?

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 soon-to-be-published book is “White House Reds: Communists, Socialists & Security Risks Running for U.S. President, 2020.”

03/22/20

Former Terrorist Hosts Fundraiser for New Mexico Congressional Candidate: Should the Voters Be Told?

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

Left: Former SDS and Weather Underground member Mark Rudd speaks at the West End Bar on March 26, 2009. (Thomas Good/NLN via Wikimedia Commons) Right: New Mexico Congressional candidate Teresa Leger Fernandez. (Screenshot/Keywiki.org

“Many of us here in Bernalillo County don’t watch what’s happening in the northern congressional district, CD 3. It’s an open seat due to Rep. Ben Ray Lujan’s running for the Senate. By far the best candidate of a crowded and confusing field is our dear friend Teresa Leger Fernandez. Marla [Rudd’s partner Marla Painter] and I have known and loved Teresa for years. …

“In February 1968, a group of approximately twenty-two people including future Weatherman Mark Rudd and approximately nineteen other SDS/Weathermen members, and two Cuban Government officials with diplomatic status traveled to Cuba via Mexico City at the request of the Cuban Government, which paid all of the expenses. One of the Cuban Government officials in the group was the former First Secretary at the Cuban Mission to the United Nations (CMUN) who was also a Cuban Intelligence Officer. …

“The struggle of the people of the Third World is very closely linked to the point of view of the Cuban people about that struggle. In fact, we consider that the Cuban criterion on the struggle in America is perhaps the correct way in which the revolution will take place. … As is known, we have taken from Che his slogan: Create two, three, many Vietnams. Thus we have as our slogan: Create two, three, many Columbias.”

Far-left New Mexico congressional candidate Teresa Leger Fernandez recently held a fundraiser in the home of a former “Weather Underground” terrorist named Mark Rudd.

A Santa Fe lawyer running in New Mexico’s 3rd District, Leger Fernandez traveled out of district to Rudd’s Albuquerque home on Jan. 23 to mix with the local Democratic Party left. Back in the day, Rudd’s terrorist comrades plotted to murder U.S. servicemen. Should 3rd District voters be made aware of this association?

Rudd wrote a personal note to potential fundraiser attendees about his friend Leger Fernandez:

“Teresa has never run for office before, but over the course of her distinguished career as an attorney and as a volunteer she has worked tirelessly on behalf of native tribes, Hispanic communities, women, the environment, and all those who are not privileged.”

Rudd is well known and respected in the New Mexico socialist movement. His blessing will no doubt help to build Leger Fernandez’s progressive base and fill her coffers for the upcoming June Democratic primary.

Former CIA agent Valerie Plame has also entered the race, but Leger Fernandez seems to be the favorite of the Northern New Mexico and national left. She has already secured the endorsements of NARAL Pro-Choice America, EMILY’s List, Sierra Club, BOLD PAC, The Latino Victory Fund, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Courage to Change PAC.

Ocasio-Cortez is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and tends to endorse DSA comrades or sympathizers. Rudd has been close to the DSA for years and has attended at least one training session with the Santa Fe branch.

Both Leger Fernandez and Rudd have risen from radical backgrounds to positions of responsibility and influence.

While studying at Yale in the 1980s, Leger Fernandez was a leader of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA), a communist-leaning Chicano activist group that agitated for the return of the U.S. Southwest to Mexico. MEChA’s symbol was an eagle holding a machete and a stick of dynamite.

For the last 25 years, she has served as General Counsel to several Native American Tribes and their business enterprises. President Bill Clinton appointed Leger Fernandez as a White House Fellow, where she worked on public/private financing of affordable housing and other community development initiatives as a White House liaison at HUD. President Barack Obama then appointed her to the President’s Advisory Council for Historic Preservation.

Rudd was a student activist at Columbia University in the mid-1960s but was expelled in 1968 after anti-Vietnam War rioting that shut down the school. Rudd became a national leader of the radical Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and later its terrorist offshoot the Weather Underground Organization.

In 1968, Rudd and several comrades visited communist Cuba.

According to a declassified FBI report:

“The group was destined to the Instituto Cubano para Amistad entre lso Pueblos (ICAO-Cuban Institute for Friendship between Peoples). Although the ICAP operated as a cultural exchange organization on the surface, it was in fact the Cuban Government’s School for Ideological Indoctrination and their chief instrumentality for providing training to foreign radicals in revolutionary and guerrilla tactics. Rudd and others visited the ICAP on this trip. During their four-week visit, SDS members also talked with representatives of the NLF (the political arm of the Viet Cong) and with individuals from North Korea.”

According to 1975 U.S. Congress report on the Weather Underground, in an interview with Francisco Portela of Prensa Latina, the Cuban news agency in New York City, on June 11, 1968, Rudd stated:

Rudd, along with other prominent “Weathermen” Jeff Jones, Bill Ayers, and Bernardine Dohrn, went underground in March 1970 following the Greenwich Village townhouse explosion. Three Weather Underground comrades died when a bomb packed with dynamite and roofing nails detonated prematurely. The bomb had been intended to kill dozens of servicemen and their dates at a military dance at Fort Dix New Jersey.

According to Rudd, who was not personally involved in the plot, the failed bombing was designed to “bring the war home” from Vietnam.

After several years “underground,” Rudd surrendered to authorities in 1977 and served less than a year in jail. On his release, he found a job as a mathematics instructor at Central New Mexico Community College. Rudd eventually retired in Albuquerque.

However, while giving up terrorism Rudd did not give up socialist politics.

In 2006, Rudd joined up with several old Weather Underground colleagues including Jones, Ayers, and Dohrn, plus Bill Fletcher, Jr. from the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Manning Marable and Charlene Mitchell of the Communist Party spinoff Committees of Correspondence, and other radicals to form the Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS). This organization was a support group for a re-formed Students for a Democratic Society, which is active to this day on campuses across the United States.

In 2008, Tom Hayden and Bill Fletcher, Jr. of MDS joined with Barbara Ehrenreich of the DSA and radical actor Danny Glover to form Progressives for Obama—a support group for presidential candidate Barack Obama. Several MDS comrades, including Rudd, Paul Buhle, Carl Davidson, Thorne Dreyer, and Robin D.G. Kelley endorsed the new organization.

There are no background security checks in Congress, or for any other elected official—including U.S. president. The media are generally loath to investigate leftist radicals or politicians in this country.

If elected, Leger Fernandez may serve on the House Judiciary Committee overseeing the Justice Department or the FBI. She may serve on the House Education Committee, influencing the education of millions of American children.

The only vetting she will ever get is by the voters of New Mexico’s 3rd District. Do they deserve to know about Leger Fernandez’s background and associations? Or should they be kept in the dark?

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 soon-to-be-published book is “White House Reds: Communists, Socialists & Security Risks Running for U.S. President, 2020.”