The Socialist/Marxist Hive connected to Chicago:
We all know about Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn and Van Jones.
Learn WHO these people are:
Carl Davidson: Chicago New Party/Obama
- I’m from Chicago, too, and known Obama from the time he came to the New Party to get our endorsement for his first race ever. I’ve been in his home, and as an IL legislator, he’s helped or community technology movement a number of times. He said all the right things to the ACORN and New Party folks, and we endorsed him, but I noticed too, that he seemed to measure every answer to questions put to him several tmes before coming out with it.
Heather Booth: Midwest Academy
The 2009 Midwest Academy board of directors consisted of;
- Heather Booth President
- Nancy Shier Treasurer
Jacky Grimshaw, Center for Neighborhood Technology>>>Obama’s neighbor on the less famous side of his house is Jacky Grimshaw who ran Harold Washington’s successful campaign for Mayor. Her husband Bill is a U. of Chicago prof. The Grimshaws sometimes baby sit the Obama girls. Jacky and Michelle Obama are very close.
- Jackie Kendall Executive Director Midwest Academy
Booth claims to have started Midwest on “funds I won from a labor back pay suit”.
Midwest Academy, has helped to build the field operations and/or strategic plans for such organizations as Sierra Club, NARAL, United States Student Organization, Children’s Defense Fund and many other groups.
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Saul Mendelson’s funeral
The service was MC’d by a retired colleague, Bob Clark. Carl Shier of DSA, spoke first and was followed by Saul’s friend Deborah Meier, “a MacArthur Genius Grant recipient who is now starting a new school in Boston”. Amy Isaacs, National Director of the Americans for Democratic Action, spoke of what “Saul had meant on foreign affairs to the ADA”.
Other speakers included Communist Party USA aligned Senator Carol Moseley Braun, Alderman Toni Preckwinkle, State Senator Barack Obama, Illinois House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie and “a good friend from New York”, Myra Russell.
The concluding remarks were made by an old friend, Harriet Lefley, a former Trotskyist with Saul Mendelson in the 1940s, who was then Professor of Psychology at the University of Miami Medical School.
Both Brisben and McReynolds are also members of Democratic Socialists of America.
THE COMMUNIST PART III: HOW OBAMA DISCOVERED ‘HOPE,‘ ’CHANGE‘ AND ’FORWARD!’
July 17, 2012
Tuesday, July 17th, marks the release of Paul Kengor’s hard-hitting biography, “The Communist.” Published for Glenn Beck’s Mercury Ink, The Communist maps out in incredible detail and with irrefutable facts, the truth behind the man who served as President Obama’s longtime mentor and inspiration, Frank Marshall Davis.
During his research phase, Kengor read no less than 500 pages of the Chicago Star, the Communist Party newspaper for which Davis was editor-in-chief. He posits that the pages are “unflaggingly pro-Soviet” and toe the Communist party line unwaveringly. In addition to scouring Davis’ various professional publications in which he unabashedly parroted party talking points, Kengor also examined Davis‘ personal relationships and narratives to paint a complete picture of the president’s ideological role model.
Invoking the Founders
In The Communist, Kengor brings up a few fascinating points about the modus operandi of American Marxists like Davis. For instance, did you know that hard-line American progressives often invoked the Founding Fathers in their attempts to sell Communism to the masses? According to Kengor, quoting the Founding Fathers was a staple tactic among the U.S. intelligentsia, namely, its hardline Communist contingent. In fact, The Communist reveals that there are several instances in which Davis himself invoked the Founders in the Honolulu Record, another newspaper he spearheaded.
To illustrate another modern-day parallel, Davis and his publication routinely vilified the wealthy, invoked class warfare, consistently accused high-income earners of “not paying their fair share,” blasted “big oil,” and loathed beyond words (wait for it) General Motors.
“If Frank Marshall Davis could have nationalized GM in the 1940s,” Kengor began, “he would have.”
“Obama was his pupil.”
While Marxists of all walks have perpetuated many of these same hackneyed clichés about the bourgeois since time immemorial, calling for the nationalization of GM is, of course, a more specific bombshell. When taken in its proper context, the words of deeds of Frank Marshall Davis perhaps speak to the president’s belief system at its most base level.
Likewise, the Obama campaign’s use of the slogans, “forward!” and “change,” are not as innocent as they may seem. Both are in fact hard-and-fast Communist catch phrases that were used in essentially all Soviet propaganda campaigns. These specific words, as Kengor establishes, were also cited routinely by Frank Marshall Davis when talking about the fundamental, “transformative change” he believed America was in such desperate need of.
Kengor notes that The Chicago Star routinely used the slogan “forward!” and that Davis himself talked about “change” in an “ideological,” rather than passive way.
At its core, Kengor maintains that Frank Marshall Davis instilled a belief in Obama that “fundamental change” is in fact possible.
This, according to the author, is perhaps Davis’ most important contribution to who would one day go on to become the 44rd President of the United States.
Social justice pastors
Another crucial similarity Kengor points to in his book is the Left’s exploitation and leveraging of “social justice pastors.”
To this end, Davis reached out to Christians, lecturing them on what side of the aisle they should stand on when it came to the Cold War and routinely argued that Communism was consistent with the Gospel of Jesus. Odd, considering the entire sociopolitical system hinges on a rejection of God and embrace of Atheism. To go one better, Davis even likened anti-Communists to Pontius Pilate.
“If Lenin was listening, he‘d have to leave the room because he’d be snickering so hard,” Kengor said. But, he qualified, Lenin would have approved of Davis’ tactics so long as they furthered the Communist interest.
By quoting the social justice elements of Christian scripture and repeating phrases like, “blessed are the peacemakers,” the nefarious tactics of Marxists worked in winning a contingent of social justice progressives and liberals to their side. “Bill Ayers does this to this day.”
“They are not your friends!” Kengor exclaimed as if talking to present-day social justice preacher Jim Wallis. “They see you as fools!”
In The Communist, Kengor juxtaposes Marxists’ history of enlisting social justice pastors into their ranks with Wallis and other present-day left-leaning Christians who have been an integral part of Barack Obama’s circle.
And speaking of Obama’s circle…
Did you know that David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett – both of whom are considered to be the president’s closest advisers – all have their own familial connections to Frank Marshall Davis and other notable Communists of the day?
Among Kengor’s myriad revelations is the fact that Obama’s chief campaign strategist, David Axelrod, (the one who specializes in engineering slogans) was mentored by David Canter, a key member of Chicago’s “Communist orbit.” Of note, Canter’s father, Harry, was among the group that purchased the Chicago Star from Frank Marshall Davis in September 1948.
“Both Harry and David Canter, like Davis, worked in the communist publishing world,” Kengor noted. Likewise, Vernon Jarrett, Valerie Jarrett’s father-in-law, was a writer for the Communist-controlled Packinghouse Workers Union.
More than meets the eye
At the end of the day, the content of Kengor’s book is substantive, factually documented, and fair in both its criticism and even at times sympathy for this complex, perhaps even troubled man. The book is not an indictment of President Obama, who cannot be held responsible for the deeds of his friends and family members. Rather, it is a pragmatic account of who the president’s mentor truly was, and a document that serves to show the parallels between the two men.