Friday, March 19, 2004

Proof of the Communist Takeover of America!!!

I've seen a bunch of headlines like that on sites like and others and they've always puzzled me. The thinking is that rich elites actually are working to create a communist world government. My understanding of communism is that they wouldn't get to be rich elites anymore if they did this. Now, in practice, communism hasn't worked out too well, and, in fact, often has led to an "inner party" that enjoys numerous privileges over the rest of society. But come on, some Soviet general getting extra Vodka and free hookers hardly compares to the wealth and power the elites have now. No, whatever the elites are creating, it most certainly is not communism.

But there certainly are reasons to think the elites would like a society in which the majority are completely subjugated to the elites. Whatever they may want to CALL that, it is most certainly not the classless society laid out by Marx and others. I like to call it fascism, but maybe you have your own name for it. Ralph, or Bobo, perhaps. Whatever you call it though, it is a VERY BAD THING.

Sad to say, though, the left can often be fertile ground for helping to forward the elite agenda, and without some perspective, you can see how some on the right could be confused by which tail is wagging which dog. I thought I'd look at a few of the oddities in the "American left" and maybe some useful guideposts for understanding the genuine left from such cults/intelligence front groups.

Here then is a look at some very strange bedfellows indeed.

The first pair of bedmates would be, and I hate to say it after having endorsed the man on this very website, Ralph Nader and the remnants of the New Alliance Party. I could fill many blog posts with information on the fascinating and at times repulsive history of this cult, but I'll have to stick to the basics. I will let you know up front that, though I knew a great deal about these guys anyway, I am relying on the Rick Ross Website for documentation. Ross collects information on "destructive cults, controversial groups and movements." All he has in his sections on each group is collections of newsclippings from various sources. I have only checked the entries relevant to this post, and if you have a group you like that made his list, please don't get upset with me. In fact, read his postings on the group in question in that not all groups that have listings on his site are represented in a negative fashion.

All right then, the link above goes straight to the New Alliance Party section. The first few entries talk about a recent "Choosing an Independent President 2004" convention which was put together by Fred Newman, the founder of the NAP and Lenora Fulani, Newman's right hand woman and sometime presidential candidate under the auspices of one of their MANY groups, the Committe for a United Independent Party.

So who are these guys and why should you care? Well, first off, everything they touch turns to absolute mud. Right now, Newman and Fulani are involved in the New York Independent Party, but they have a long history. They started out as the IWP, which I think stood for International Workers' Party. In rhetoric, they were as revolutionary and Marxist Leninist as you can get, and so any good commie-hating patriot would find Nader's appearance at their conference disturbing.

But the IWP developed into (or was all along, depending on who you read) a political cult. Many of the members were actually taken from Newman's "Social Therapy" clinics in several major cities, with numerous clinics in New York (hence the New York Independence Party there.) The key to social therapy is that the clients are hounded into giving up all of their time and money for Newman and his activities, whatever those activities might be.

Newman succeeded in trashing the IWP (scroll down to the Communism is Dead piece for a very pissed off insider perspective on the demise of the IWP) and from its ashes rose the New Alliance Party. These guys were extremely nasty and sophisticated. One tactic was to find states that had already established third parties and try to take those parties over. This happened to California's Peace and Freedom Party in '88. NAP bused lots of its New York members into the PAFP convention and got things screwed up there ended up being TWO separate conventions with the State having to sort things out.

During the Jesse Jackson campaigns , they tried every way they could think of to associate themselves with the Jackson bandwagon. After being told firmly but politely to get lost, they came up with such uniquely named projects as the "Rainbow Lobby" in order to create confusion and association with Jackson's Rainbow Coalition.

Let's stop and evaluate for a minute. A tightly controlled, political "cult" (I use this term only to mean a group with a central authority figure in which various forms of psychological coercion are employed to instill unquestioning loyalty, so obviously, the term can go beyond religious organizations) screws up a viable (that doesn't mean an electoral force, just a living, legal party) Socialist political party (Peace and Freedom) and creates some significant confusion in one of the most progressive grass roots movements in my lifetime, the '84 Jackson candidacy. (I don't want to talk about '88 or how Jackson's ego became more important than the Rainbow. I really don't. So don't post any comments about it, 'cause I'll get really mad and probably pout.) While in the process, NAP were making SERIOUS FAT WALLET, with their Social Therapy centers. I'm not saying there IS an intelligence connection, just that, if you were a decent spy guy, you'd fund these guys in a heartbeat. They are very disruptive.

To continue: in 1988 and 1992, Fulani herself ran for President on a progressive sounding platform. I can't confirm this yet, but I seem to recall that she got on the ballot in all fifty states, an incredibly difficult task. I do know that she and the Newmanites garnered a cool 3 mil in the process in Federal matching funds.

The story doesn't end there. In fact, so far, it doesn't end at we reach Nader, but first, we have to knock off the Reform Party.

After the '92 elections the NAP dissolved and in 96 began supporting Ross Perot. By 2000 they had pretty much taken over Perot's Reform Party and made lots of mainstream news as they backed the candidacy of Patrick Buchanan. Clearly, a consistent political ideology is not important to the Newmanites. Fulani herself claims to have come very close to becoming chair of the Reform party after helping to orchestrate an ouster of then-party-chair Russel Verney source.

I live in Nashville where a Reform party conference was held in '99 and to which police were called to keep the participants from killing each other. When I saw the scenes of shouting and chaos in our local news, I knew I was seeing a pretty classic example of a tactic I'd seen before. It was the beginning of the end for the Reform Party.

Now, I was no Perot fan. I don't know, something about his call for martial law in the inner cities just didn't sit well with me somehow. Call me a softy, I guess. But there were a lot of good, angry Americans in that movement. Where they've drifted to now is anyone's guess. Probably away from politics altogether.

So again, I'm not accusing Newman of being a state agent, I'm only suggesting that State agents looking for a promotion should be sending gifts to this man. He is the USS Party Destroyer.

Now, at last, to the few of you remaining who've ventured this far, we come back to Nader. The Committee for a Unified Party has a convention and Nader takes it seriously. One look at their website and you can see who's behind the thing. And Nader's a smart guy whose had to survive in the arcane vagaries of left politics. He could no more be ignorant of Fulani and Newman than Kerry was of the missing WMD's. I've seen at least one article telling how Nader is courting Newmanites in Texas. There are even rumors that Fulani may be picked as Nader's VP candidate.

Here's what I expect. Newman and Fulani will throw their brainwashed flunkies into the Nader campaigns in key states. Nader will not win, but will get enough votes to derail Kerry, or, more importantly, be seen to derail Kerry so as to distract from the voter fraud a la Florida 2000. There will be an attempt to create another Reform-party like movement. Nader will bow out, as Fulani demands more and more control. Fulani will either get her way or destroy the new movement, but either way, it will become no longer viable. Thousands of excited, newly energized activists will get pissed off and give up on politics. There will be no support for any hint of third party candidates in 2008.

So, back to our loyal patriots who see Communists controlling the country. I can see your confusion, so let me try to make this clear. Fred Newman and his group are no more communists than Milton Friedman. They adopt whatever philosophy they need to gain power. In fact, it is not unreasonable to speculate that they serve a valuable purpose to the ruling elites. But that purpose is NOT to create a communist country in which these elites must give up their pretty baubles and toys, but rather to DISCREDIT any genuine opposition politics, whether centrist (Reform Party) or progressive/populist (Nader).

Ramsey, Stalin and the International Answer

Some years ago, I was excited to be part of the committee organizing the "Los Angeles International Warcrimes Tribunals" as part of national effort led by former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark. Clark had captured my interest not long before the Gulf War with his very solid critique of the invasion of Panama, going further than most in the "mainstream" would dare. His criticism of the Gulf War and his efforts to create these War Crime Tribunals (they were really more like teach-ins, actually) were impressive.

Now, Clark is behind the International Action Center which, along with International A.N.S.W.E.R. organized the large and succesful anti-war march last year. What's not to love?

Well, back during our little tribunal, I was a bit surprised that all of the folks doing the organizing nationally were from the Workers World Party. I didn't really know much about them at the time and certainly our Los Angeles Coalition included all kinds of alphabet soup left organizations. The WWP folks were good organizers and, except for a rambling speech one WWP'er delivered about China at the beginning of the Tribunal, they didn't seek to impose ideology on us local organizers.

They were, I have to say, a bit "glassy-eyed" in my view at the time. You know, so devoted to the party and the Tribunals, they seemed to lack anything other than a political dimension, and that dimension was pretty uniform among all of them. Come to think of it, they were a lot like the people here in the south who might walk up to a stranger and ask if you'd found Jesus yet. Only, without the Jesus part and a greater fondness for red.

I've been a glassy eyed-leftist in my own day, and somewhere there are some (really boring) FBI files to prove it, so this is not what began to bug me as Ramsey and his folks moved into the center of the most recent anti-war organizing. No, it's the fact that a former Attorney General worked openly with...well, Stalinists. The WWP is known for being a tad sectarian and, in fact, was formed from one of the myriad splits of the Socialist Workers Party back in the 50's. So for a man of such prominence to be so completely reliant on this one, obscure little party seemed odd.

And another thing bugged me. This WWP thing was a pretty open secret, yet the mainstream media didn't touch it, though some alternative magazines did write about this strange political coupling (though I saw no speculation as to WHY Ramsey threw his hat in with these guys.).

Now, I want to stop and say that I KNOW this sounds like some kinda McCarthyite redbaiting, looking for communist "cells" in all progressive organizing. First off, Communists, especially the Communist Party USA have a proud history of organizing, especially labor organizing, in this country. That's what communists do, and in civilized countries, it is okay to build coalitions with communists and socialists even if you happen not to be one. This being America, I realize things are different, but I'm just offering some perspective. Secondly, I recall that at the same time Ramsey was working hand-in-hand with WWP, he was representing quasi-fascist cult leader Lyndon Larouche who'd been arrested for credit card fraud. Evidently, they were getting donations by credit card and, I suppose, adding a little extra.

I've also learned that it was a WWP group that was one of the main organizers behind the original Washington mobilizations against the first Gulf War. You may recall that there were, in January of '91, TWO marches. The WWP group refusing to condemn Saddam Hussein and the rest of the Coalition condemning Bush and Hussein. Each side held their own march. That played really well in Peoria.

That's all I can do for now. It's late. Coming up, a look at the strange Christic Institute and the even stranger Danny Sheehan.


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