For every “liberal in a hurry” there is a V. I. Lenin, a Fidel Castro, a Mao Zedong, a Ho Chi Minh, a Che Guevara, an Erich Honecker ready to roll up his sleeves and start slitting throats.
Our so-called democratic socialists and their progressive allies always pronounce themselves shocked by this, though of course they have long indulged it, well past the point of being able to plausibly pronounce themselves surprised by any of it. -Kevin D. Williamson
Some of the most respected British intellectuals of their day – HG Wells, George Bernard Shaw, Sidney and Beatrice Webb – were apologists for Stalin. Walter Duranty, as the Moscow correspondent of the New York Times, was also an arch apologist for Stalin – for which he was rewarded with a Pulitzer Prize. -Harry Phibbs
As a spy chief and a general in the former Soviet satellite of Romania, I produced the very same vitriol Kerry repeated to the U.S. Congress almost word for word and planted it in leftist movements throughout Europe.
KGB chairman Yuri Andropov managed our anti-Vietnam War operation. He often bragged about having damaged the U.S. foreign-policy consensus, poisoned domestic debate in the U.S., and built a credibility gap between America and European public opinion through our disinformation operations.
Vietnam was, he once told me, "our most significant success." -Ion Mihai Pacepa
In the 1980s, any Bernie Sanders event or interview inevitably wended toward a denunciation of Washington’s Central America policy, typically punctuated with a full-throated defense of the dictatorship in Nicaragua. As one sympathetic biographer wrote in 1991, Sanders “probably has done more than any other elected politician in the country to actively support the Sandinistas and their revolution.” -Michael Moynihan
But despite its aversion to elections, brutal suppression of dissent, hideous mistreatment of indigenous Nicaraguans, and rejection of basic democratic norms, Sanders thought Managua’s Marxist-Leninist clique had much to teach Burlington: “Vermont could set an example to the rest of the nation similar to the type of example Nicaragua is setting for the rest of Latin America.” -Michael Moynihan
“Am I aware enough of all the details of what is going on in Nicaragua to say ‘you have reacted too strongly?’ I don’t know…” But of course he did know, later saying that the Sandinistas’ brutal crackdown “makes sense to me.” -Michael Moynihan
When asked about the food shortages provoked by the Sandinistas’ voodoo economic policy, Sanders claimed that bread lines were a sign of a healthy economy, suggesting an equitable distribution of wealth:
“It’s funny, sometimes American journalists talk about how bad a country is, that people are lining up for food. That is a good thing! In other countries people don’t line up for food: the rich get the food and the poor starve to death.” -Michael Moynihan
Liberal, Character, Science, AntiAmerican, Communism
They unearthed and published a document written by Lavrenti Beriya, Stalin’s chief spy and head of the Soviet nuclear program. The document identifies Oppenheimer as an “unlisted agent” of the Communist Party of the USA and praises Oppenheimer’s cooperation in providing Soviet spies access to U.S. atomic secrets.
Democrat, Liberal, Character, Communism
“We are indebted to you for your years of service,” McDermott wrote. Parry, who was celebrating his 90th birthday, is a prominent local activist and a life long member of the Communist Party USA.
Democrat, Liberal, Union, Obama, AntiAmerican, Communism
The Communist Party USA is openly supporting Democrats in the midterm elections. More than that, if the CPUSA website is correct, they are actively collaborating with the Democratic National Committee and other groups such as the AFL-CIO, and the President's own group Organizing for America.
Democrat, Liberal, AntiAmerican, Socialism, Communism
Piven tells the packed auditorium which worldview philosophies embody their movement: “There is room for all of us. Religious leftists, people who think peace is the answer, those who think that wholesome food is what we really need, ecologists and old-fashioned Democrats, Democratic Socialists, Socialists and Communists.”
Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Communism
Reason’s Nick Gillespie points to this video that Glenn Beck uncovered... featuring White House interim communications director Anita Dunn calling Mao Zedong one of her "favorite political philosophers." She cites the Communist dictator to "make a simple point ... you fight your own war. You lay out your own paths."
Liberal, Narrative, AntiAmerican, War, Lie, Communism
As a spy chief and a general in the former Soviet satellite of Romania, I produced the very same vitriol Kerry repeated to the U.S. Congress almost word for word and planted it in leftist movements throughout Europe. KGB chairman Yuri Andropov managed our anti-Vietnam War operation. He often bragged about having damaged the U.S. foreign-policy consensus, poisoned domestic debate in the U.S., and built a credibility gap between America and European public opinion through our disinformation operations. Vietnam was, he once told me, "our most significant success."
Useful Idiot: Jane Fonda
“I would think that if you understood what Communism was, you would hope, you would pray on your knees, that we would someday become communists.”
Liberal, Union, AntiAmerican, Communism
A May Day rally in Los Angeles, co-sponsored by the SEIU and various communist groups, as well as other unions, reflected yet another step in the normalization of self-identified communist and socialist ideologies in the Obama era. Not only did the SEIU help to organize the rally in conjunction with communists, they marched side-by-side with communists, while union members carried communist flags, communists carried union signs, and altogether there was no real way to tell the two apart.
Liberal, Union, AntiAmerican, Communism
Real Marxists emphasize the tremendous importance of the union movement, even if some so-called ‘radicals’ seek to discredit it. The CPUSA requires its members to join the union in their workplace, if there is one. Interested activists who cannot join a union can still become part of the union movement through the AFL-CIO’s Working America. No communist ever scabs. In the most recent great union upsurge in America (1935-1947) Communists played an outstanding role.
Union, AntiAmerican, Communism
**AFL-CIO takes out old anti-communist clause** James Cavanaugh applauded when delegates to the 21st Constitutional Convention unanimously repealed language in the federation's constitution barring members of the Communist Party from full participation in the AFL-CIO or its subordinate bodies. Cavanaugh, president of the South Central Federation of Labor in Madison, Wisconsin told the World his organization had petitioned the AFL-CIO "for years" to remove the constitutional bar. "Now they've done it," he said.
Liberal, Union, Character, Degeneracy, AntiAmerican, Protest, Communism
Former Amalgamated Transit Union local 689 president Mike Golash, now an “Occupy” movement organizer, was caught on tape Sunday revealing his political goals: overthrowing capitalism in the United States and instituting a communist government. “Progressive labor is a revolutionary communist organization,” Golash said during an Occupy DC “People’s Assembly” on August 19. “Its objective,” he added, “is to make revolution in the United States, overthrow the capitalist system and build communism.”
Liberal, Protest, Video, Communism
THOUSANDS of Obama-endorsed “Occupy Chicago” protesters cheer open communists at their rally last night in downtown Chicago. Later on 175 of the Obama-endorsed protesters were arrested for trespassing.
Liberal, AntiAmerican, Protest, Communism
The narrow band of Chinese nationalists who yearn for the days of Mao have discovered an appealing “revolutionary spirit” in American political life. In a piece proclaiming, “Long Live the Great Wall Street Revolution!” the reliably patriotic site called M4 suggests that, in a twist, the Chinese could learn something about protesting from Americans.
Liberal, Character, Protest, Communism
Workers World Party leader Larry Holmes gives a very insightful overview of the Occupy Movement, from a Marxist perspective. Holmes places “Occupy” in a worldwide context. He makes it clear that from the Marxist viewpoint, “Occupy” is a major revolutionary milestone and the harbinger of greater turmoil to come.
In China, the children of the Politburo members are actually called princesses and princes, and they gad about in a style that makes the current European royalty look like a bunch of low-rent grifters. How admirable then, that intellectuals like Cornel West, Van Jones, and Bill Ayers can go around and seriously sell socialism and Marxism in the name of “equality” and “egalitarianism”. -Richard Fernandez
When the Soviet Union invaded Czechoslovakia to crush the movement for “socialism with a human face” that the citizens of the country believed they could pull off without Soviet intervention, Davis strenuously supported the invasion that was forthcoming. -Ron Radosh
Character, Academia, Lie, Communism, Ignorance
A professor at a public university recently denied Soviet Union Leader Joseph Stalin was responsible for the murder of millions, saying he has “yet to find one crime – one crime that Stalin committed.” “I know they say he killed 20, 30, 40 million people,” continued Grover Furr, a professor in Medieval English at Montclair State University.
Hypocrisy, Character, Funny, Academia, Communism, Murder
Long after his death, Che Guevara, who some regard as a ruthless killer and others adore as an icon of revolution, is teaching a new generation of students about the failure of communism. University of California-San Diego students have run the “Che Café Collective” for 34 years, a vegan co-op and concert venue boasting “exorbitantly low” prices and volunteer staffing. But it’s consistently in the red, costing the student body nearly $1 million over the years, and isn’t kept up to fire or safety codes.
Liberal, Academia, Communism
One of Zinn's comrades described him as "a person with some authority" within the local CPUSA section and said that Zinn's class was on "basic Marxism," the theme being "that the basic teachings of Marx and Lenin were sound and should be adhered to by those present." That description, furnished to the Federal Bureau of Investigation by a former Communist in 1957, is included in more than 400 pages of Zinn's FBI file made public last week.
Liberal, Character, Degeneracy, Science, AntiAmerican, Academia, Communism
For her loyalty to the Soviet Union and its foreign policies, in 1972 she was awarded a Lenin Centenary Medal in the Soviet Union, after which she spoke to thousands at an outdoor rally in Moscow. Next, speaking at a factory in Kirov, Davis praised the workers for not using “products of labor [to fuel] the irrational drive for capitalist profits as it is used in our country.”
As she left Moscow and went up the stairs to enter her plane, she yelled out with a clenched fist: “Long live the science of Marxism-Leninism.”... Davis also received the International Lenin Peace Prize — formerly called the Stalin Peace Prize — from the STASI state of East Germany in 1979.
The Times has been running a series on Communism called “The Red Century.” It’s really, really weird. At times, it feels like the greatest high-brow trolling effort in recorded history. Some of the headlines read like they were plucked from the reject pile at The Onion.
I particularly enjoyed “Why Women Had Better Sex Under Socialism.” One wonders what all the women who had to service their prison guards for a crust of bread would think about that.
On Wednesday, I criticized Helen Gao at the New York Times for praising the "emancipation of women" in China under communist tyrant Mao Ze Dong. I also noted that in 2005, Times columnist Nicholas Kristof had engaged in similar "Mao was not all that bad" argumentation while reviewing a book conclusively showing that the death toll under Mao was over 70 million.
Little did I know that Kristof was about to embark on a trip to North Korea, where he would channel his paper's Pulitzer-winning Walter Duranty, who told the world in the 1930s that Josef Stalin's starvation of millions of Ukrainians wasn't happening.
"Yup, I gotta confess, that now-famous picture of a U.S. marshal in Miami pointing an automatic weapon toward Donato Dalrymple and ordering him in the name of the U.S. government to turn over Elian Gonzalez warmed my heart."
The New York Times Finds a Waterpark
Amidst The Communist Suffering
Aside from politics, North Korea has developed some outlets for citizens to have fun--a water… https://t.co/Chnyq9fg4W— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) September 28, 2017
North Korea has developed some outlets for citizens to have fun--a water park, a dolphin show, and this amusement park. It gets about 4500 people a day for its rides and roller coasters. -Nick Kristof
Those women who escaped that one particular "flaw" of mass murder, that is.
Among those testifying before the UN panel was Shin Dong-hyuk, who spent the first 22 years of his life in North Korea’s notorious Camp 14 before a miraculous escape in 2005. Shin told the harrowing story of a 6-year-old girl, a classmate, who was publicly beaten to death by her teacher for stealing five kernels of corn.
A Memo To Liberals
From Your Friends, The Communists
Communist Bread Shortages
"No Big Deal"
It’s funny how ignorant Americans never ask folks from the Soviet Union what they thought about breadlines. In my experience, there’s a lot of nostalgia for the sense of community they fostered. The bread shortages themselves were nbd -Carl Beijer
Psst Carl: We're more interested in what they think of their missing 20 million family, friends and neighbors, each of whom were murdered by their own government. -BN
Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Character, Funny, Oops, Communism
NEW DELHI: The three-day international conference of communist and workers' parties began on Friday amidst a call to intensify popular struggles and expand solidarities in the wake of the current world capitalist crisis. So confident are communist leaders of the solution they can offer to current crisis in capitalism that even the leader of Communist Party of USA, Scott Marshall, said, "There could not have been a better time to be a communist in USA than this."
China is the happiest place on earth(!!) according to a new global happiness index released by North Korea's Chosun Central Television. China earned 100 out of 100 points, followed closely by North Korea (98 points), then Cuba, Iran, and Venezuela.
Liberal, Brilliance, AntiAmerican, Communism, Hollywood
“I would think that if you understood what Communism was, you would hope, you would pray on your knees, that we would someday become communists.” -Jane Fonda
Honored by the New York City Council
September 28, 2015
The Rosenbergs were Soviet spies, and not minor ones either. Not only did they try their best to give the Soviets top atomic secrets from the Manhattan Project, they succeeded in handing over top military data on sonar and on radar that was used by the Russians to shoot down American planes in the Korean and Vietnam wars. -Ronald Radosh
Not long ago Jeremy Corbyn, Ken Livingstone, and other Labour bigwigs were praising this Bolivarian revolution. Sycophantic Hollywood stars, such as Sean Penn and Oliver Stone, flocked to Caracas to voice their admiration for its socialist policies. The lovefest continued even when many of the aforementioned problems were becoming apparent.
Today, all we hear from them regarding Venezuela is deafening silence. -Juan Carlos Hidalgo
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Financial, Crazy, AntiAmerican, Communism
"They're sitting on the money, they're using it for their own -- they're putting it someplace else with no interest in helping you with your life, with that money. We've allowed them to take that. That's not theirs, that's a national resource, that's ours. We all have this -- we all benefit from this or we all suffer as a result of not having it," Michael Moore told Laura Flanders of GRITtv.
"Fidel Castro was a symbol of the struggle for justice in the shadow of empire. Presente!"
Liberal, AntiAmerican, Communism
In the 1930s Baldwin and the ACLU became linked to the Popular Front movement, which was engendered by Stalin to strengthen the Communist Party by allowing it to make common cause with socialists and other leftist groups. Baldwin himself made two trips to the Soviet Union, and in 1928 published a book entitled Liberty Under the Soviets, which contained effusive praise for the USSR.
U.S. President Barack Obama
and Mass Murderer Ernesto "Che" Guevara
"The victory of socialism is well worth millions of atomic victims." -Che Guevara
"Hatred is the central element of our struggle! Hatred so violent that it propels a human being beyond his natural limitations, making him a violent and cold-blooded killing machine. Our soldiers must be thus." -Che Guevara
“My nostrils dilate while savoring the acrid odor of gunpowder and blood…I’d like to confess, Papa, at that moment I discovered that I really like killing.” -Che Guevara
"We executed many people by firing squad without knowing if they were fully guilty.” -Che Guevara
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Character, AntiAmerican, Communism, Censorship
While I sympathized with personal distress I just could not bring myself to get excited over the suppression of opposition when I stacked it up against what I saw of fresh, vigorous expressions of free living by workers and peasants all over the land. And further, no champion of a socialist society could fail to see that some suppression was necessary to achieve it. It could not all be done by persuasion.
Editorial, Press, AntiAmerican, Communism
When new information about Americans who had cooperated with the Soviet KGB began to emerge in the 1990s, no individual case generated as much controversy as that of the journalist I.F. Stone, who had long been installed in the pantheon of left-wing heroes as a symbol of rectitude and a teller of truth to power before his death in 1989.
“Way back in, what was it, 1961, they invaded Cuba and everybody was totally convinced that Castro was the worst guy in the world and all of the Cuban people were going to rise up in rebellion against Fidel Castro.
They forgot that he educated their kids, gave their kids healthcare, totally transformed the society.”
It is not nearly as well understood that Communism led just as inexorably, everywhere on the globe where it was applied, to starvation, torture, and slave-labor camps.
Nor is it widely acknowledged that Communism was responsible for the deaths of some 150 million human beings during the twentieth century.
The world remains inexplicably indifferent and uncurious about the deadliest ideology in history. -Claire Berlinski
Crime, Education, Communism
Yes, the history teacher with the pictures of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro on his classroom walls really was a communist. After three years of investigation, the New York City special investigator for schools released a report (also see below) on Tuesday about a 2007 spring break trip to Cuba taken by public-school students from selective Beacon High School on the Upper West Side that violated federal restrictions on travel to Cuba.
The Rosenbergs were indeed Russian spies, Alger Hiss was mixed up in Russian espionage efforts and the American Communist Party was in the pay of the Soviet Union and served as a tool for espionage, subversion and propaganda.
Many left wing writers and politicians were either on the Soviet payroll, or eager to assist Soviet espionage activities.
Character, Fascism, War, Communism
Fidel Castro recruited former members of the Nazi SS Waffen to train his troops at the height of the Cuban missile crisis, declassified German intelligence files show... They reveal that Castro personally approved a plan to hire former Nazi officers to instruct the Cuban revolutionary army, offering them wages that were four times the average salary in Germany at the time and the chance to start a new life in Havana. They papers, dating from October 1962, show that four former officers from the elite Nazi death squads had been invited to the Cuban capital, although subsequent reports could only confirm that two had arrived.
Hypocrisy, Greed, Communism
Facebook has received some flack recently for their handling of fake news being shared on the social media platform. While Mark Zuckerberg and crew have announced they altered the site’s policies to address this issue, The New York Times reports how Facebook quietly built a censorship tool that could deal with this issue for Chinese audiences. The goal of gifting the tool to China is for Facebook to re-enter the country after a seven-year ban.
Kennedy’s message was simple. He proposed an unabashed quid pro quo. Kennedy would lend Andropov a hand in dealing with President Reagan. In return, the Soviet leader would lend the Democratic Party a hand in challenging Reagan in the 1984 presidential election.
One of the cleverest of these harpies was Pete Seeger, the Harvard-educated banjo-picker who became a millionaire thanks to his copyrighted songs of the downtrodden.
VENONA transcripts made clear that Julius, who appeared in the messages under the Soviet covernames LIBERAL and ANTENNA, wasn’t just a Stalinist true-believer but an important agent of the Soviet secret police.