Waiting For the Other Shoe to Drop…..

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OPINION:

It is thought that, with American general opinion that our country has undergone some stark changes; good and bad.

The FIRST shoe (President Obama’s first term in office):

I wanted to believe that our POTUS had good intentions, be it one that I do not agree with, when it comes to “hope” and “change”. Speeches, promises to the Democrat base Barack Obama made, starting in 2007, have not come to fruition for the masses that elected him. Excuses, deflected blame, non-ownership are sent out in “messages” via the internet, media and print. I want to believe Barack Obama has only good intentions for our country; that he truly cares about our country. But, when witnessing his trying to be Joe Cool with interviews by a woman with green lipstick and bathes in a bathtub of milk and Fruit Loops®, I become truly sick.

The healthcare plan, the Affordable Care Act(ACA) is anything but affordable. Many Americans are still not covered with a healthcare plan or have had their employee based plans changed in detrimental ways; decreased coverage and deductibles so high that monthly choices by Americans now creates a family budget nightmare. People are still using Emergency Rooms for medical care, so where is the benefit?  With continuing costs for medical care, the wages made by workers now eats into family budgets. Full-time employment has become gold to some and envied by others. Companies have had to make adjustments in staff, staff hours and have even shuttered their small businesses due to constraints placed upon them by this Act. Many families have had to adjust by taking on one or two additional part time jobs to make ends meet.  The ones that suffer most from this? The children.  Lack of consistency of parental value in their homes, parental absence due to work hours, and parental discipline is creating a lost generation of children. Is this the plan of the Obama Administration? After all we hear “Don’t listen to your parents” from Al Gore.  Melissa Perry states that parents do not own their children; the government does.  Are we living in a nightmare? Is THIS what Americans believe are values?

What Barack Obama wants Americans to believe is that our economy is growing, the outlook for America is great, but anyone with common sense and truly sees what is happening in financial markets, have a different opinion of our financial future.  Borrowing money from foreign countries, printing fake (not gold standard backed) money will eventually become worthless. How? When China, Russia and Japan change from using the U.S. dollar as a trading value.  China and Russia are already in talks to trade using a different currency. So, the U.S. dollar of today may become the devalued Monopoly®  money of tomorrow. Then what? Raising the debt ceiling is NOT the answer, raising the minimum wage is NOT the answer.  The onslaught of illegal aliens crossing our border will just exacerbate this problem. The illegals will NOT improve our economy; they will take from our economy through Social Security benefits, Medicaid benefits, Welfare benefits; your once six hundred dollar per month EBT will then go to three hundred dollars. How can one with a sane mind think this is good? Now ADD the fact we, as Americans are now taking in refugees from Syria, Somalia, etc. to ADD to the burden on our social system.  Now I ask you again: Do you really believe our financial system is healthy? Remember my fellow Americans: Whatever the government giveth; the government can also take away. Example: Venezuela. Then what? A new and devastating Great Depression? Bread lines. Soup lines. Toilet paper lines.  “Socialism only works until you run out of other people’s money” ~ Margaret Thatcher.

Our president is utilizing his cabinet as an enforcement mechanism; not for the benefit of America, but against its prowess, its strength its abilities. How? Through the IRS, the Obama Administration has been trying to silence anyone that opposes or has a different view on what Barack Obama envisions as his America. The Tea Party, Conservative groups, faith based charities (Nuns of the Poor) to name a few.  Strangulating small businesses with taxation through the ACA.  Remember the IRS is the enforcer of compliance with the Affordable Care Act.

Through the EPA, the Obama Administration has put a strangle hold on farmers, crops and meat production.  New regulations on water sources including streams and water consumption (think Gov. Brown of California). California is in dire straights now. WHY? Because of the Delta Smelt; a feeder fish they think is endangered. Billions of gallons of fresh water diverted to save this small fish. Is this sanity? Restraints on farmers to grow crops due to “climate change”; a Ponzi scheme of taking from those that produce to those that are idle.  India and China, the worst global polluters refuse to comply; they said they would, but did they? No. Farms are shuttering; the cost of food for your family is increasing.  So via new regulations of  food and water through the EPA, the food source in America is withering and faces drying up. Then what?

The lack of support for Christians by the Obama Administration is disconcerting. Our country was founded upon the Judeo-Christian foundation.  Morality and virtue are at an all time low. Pornography, sodomy and lack of principles are now the “entertainment” of the majority in America. Gangs of children roaming our streets seeking entertainment through the “knockout” game or now the “Put ‘Em in a Coffin” game of vandalizing cars.  Entertainment through video games, X rated cinema, etc.  The tribal support of looting, destruction of businesses and the mortal wounding of once thriving cities due to incitement of those seeking “justice.” Fomenting and abetting this by sending Eric Holder to the area. Now, the incident has been settled, yet some continue to push “racism.”

The Obama Administration has militarized all his Cabinet positions, including the FDA and Social Security offices. Millions spent in guns and ammo to these departments in the last few years. Why? The divisiveness of our country without any cohesive speech or actions against this by our President. Why? In his most recent speech, Barack Obama said Christians need to be “more loving.” Christians butchered by Islamists across the globe and yet Christians need to be more loving? Really?

America was warned about the creeping of Communism within the framework of our country for decades.  Senator Joe McCarthy blew the clarion trumpet in the fifties; yet push-back by Communists and Progressive Socialists silenced his warning.  In nineteen sixty three an appendix was placed into Congressional record of the forty-five steps to Communism. Read them now:

1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.

5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.

6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.

7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.

8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.

9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.

10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.

11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)

12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.

13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.

14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.

21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.

34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].

39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use [“]united force[“] to solve economic, political or social problems.

43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.

44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.

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How many of these steps have come to fruition? How many are left? President John F. Kennedy warned about this and had to face the “Cuban Crisis.’ Make no mistake; Russia is still friends with the Cuban dictatorship. President Ronald Reagan warned about this and was able to get hostages in Iran released after 444 days in captivity (held during President Carter administration) and was able to get Russia to “Tear down” the Berlin Wall.  President Reagan called it “Peace through strength.”

 

NOW the other shoe (President Obama’s second term):

With Communist ideology infiltrating and usurping government during first term (Cloward-Piven strategy included) near its pinnacle, now add the abetting of Islamic ideology to the conundrum. The Middle East is basically on fire; religious zealots fighting for the Caliphate with three factions; Sunnis, Shia and Islamic terrorists.  All somewhat under control until our Administration became involved by abetting the “Arab Spring” via removing Mubarek and Gadafi from their government.  Removing our troops from Iraq leaving a vacuum that created a race between these factions to fill a void.  President Erdogan thumping his own chest for a return of the Ottoman Empire. Some say it is in retaliation of the Sykes-Picot agreement.

Add to this fulmination in the Middle East, our President wants to have a nuclear agreement with Iran (Shia); the ones that shout “Death to America.” Why? Iran has added fuel to the Iraqi conflict, the Yemen conflict and the Syrian conflict. WHY reward a country that is insidiously working toward a goal of death and destruction to Israel and the United States?  Our POTUS is promoting the mantra of Islam as a religion of peace. Really? As hundreds of Christians are beheaded, a Jordanian pilot is set afire while trapped in a metal cage, young women and girls are raped and or stoned for not being Islamic? Really? Trying to interject the word “Islamaphobia” if Americans that are non-believers. Our POTUS allowing the likes of CAIR to force-feed Islam to non-believers. Promoting Muslim Student Association (MSA) within America. Watch this video of an exchange between David Horowitz and a Muslim Student representing MSA.

Listen carefully from 0:34 sec to 0:44 sec about MSA supporting “Hitler Youth Week.”

Make sure to watch all the way to the end of the above video about “rounding up all the Jews.”

The possibility of terror cells crossing into our open Southern Border, coming to America on Student Visas or work Visas is another concern. So, with Communism usurping and nearly completing its goals within America; add the Islamification usurpation within America, what is the END goal? Islamo-Fascism? Is this Barack Obama’s real goal of “Hope” and “Change”?

Will the other shoe drop before the November 2016 elections? 

 

Will “Hope” and “Change” turn into “For the Common Good”, “Communitarianism (Utopian Socialists; think Soros) or the “New and Improved Civil Rights” (new word for compliance through statism). Hillary Clinton has the financial backing of Billionaires/Millionaires the likes of George Soros, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, the Rockefeller family, the Rothschilds, Robert McKay (Taco Bell®) but oh, the Koch Brothers are sooooo bad. Really?

America, gear up and/or put on your flotation devices and hold on tight. The next 20 months are going to be rough.

Your choice, if actually given the opportunity in November 8, 2016, will be really quite simple.

The choice will be do you believe in America, its Exceptionalism and the Freedoms you enjoy?

Do you choose statism (government controls of your life) through Socialism or worse through Communism?

Do you choose Islamo-Fascism (life control through Islamic Sharia law)?

Choose wisely.

I personally believe that We the People will not reach the next Presidential Election without some sort of Revolutionary-style upheaval.

Will We the People witness another Civil War within our boundaries?

It may be a descriptive of war, and it will not be Civil.

All I can say is PRAY for the good of our country and ask God to help us all.

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It’s Not Socialism (or “Progressivism”). It’s Communism.

 

December 27, 2009

Alan Caruba writes a piece that educates those Americans that have had their heads in the sand.

Pay attention and read with due diligence; your future is now.

It’s Not Socialism. It’s Communism.

Virtually the entire agenda of American environmental organizations has been focused on an attack on private property rights and denying Americans access to their vast reserves of energy.

If you felt a frisson of fear on news that the Senate had passed Obamacare the day before Christmas, then you now know what it was and is like to live in a dictatorship. The voice of the People was ignored in a demonstration of raw political power.

There was a time when Americans took Communism seriously. It challenged us in the form of the Soviet Union and we witnessed its takeover of China.

In Europe, uprisings against Soviet rule were crushed in East Germany in 1953, Hungary in 1956, Czechoslovakia in 1968, and Poland in the 1980s gave proof that only oppression can sustain this failed economic and political system. President Reagan gave voice to it when he called the Soviet Union an “evil empire.”

The McCarthy hearings in the 1950s proved a setback for efforts to learn how thoroughly infiltrated the U.S. government had become by Communists, not because Sen. Joseph McCarthy was wrong, but because he proved a poor spokesperson for the cause. He was easily criticized for his bombast, but the declassification of the Venona papers, secret communications between Soviet spymasters and their agents, revealed he may well have underestimated the threat.

Later, the Russian Federation declassified former Soviet spy agency records that further confirmed that many Americans, dedicated Communists, were working to undermine our government.

The price America paid in part for the Great Depression of the 1930s was the undermining of faith in the Capitalist system among many Americans.

Unions arose, not just in response to worker grievances, but also because their leaders were frequently sympathetic to Communism. The FDR and subsequent administrations introduced Social Security and Medicare, tapping into the fears of those who had experienced the Depression with programs that vastly expanded the federal government, characterizing them as the ultimate “safety net.” Then Congress plundered the trusts that were supposed to fund both programs. Both programs are insolvent.

A recent study by Paul Hollander, a professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an associate at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, was published by Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty & Prosperity. It is titled, “Reflections on Communism: Twenty Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall.”

The celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall earlier this year was attended by many world leaders with the notable exception of President Barack Obama. For a man who has visited more foreign nations in his first year in office than any previous President, the decision to avoid this significant anniversary was taken as one more signal of his true political and economic agenda.

We know that he was greatly influenced by Marxists or people who viewed Communism sympathetically, not the least of which were his grandparents who introduced him to a mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, a member of the Communist Party USA.

Obama wrote that he was drawn to Marxists among his teachers in college. He began his political career in the home of former Weatherman Bill Ayers. These days he is praised by Communists in Cuba and Venezuela. He sided with a Leftist former president of Honduras who tried to illegally alter its constitution. The Hondurans had the courage to cast him out.

The specter of Communist subversion of the U.S. Constitution is staring us in the eye with the so-called healthcare “reform” of Medicare; it includes all manner of provisions that are unconstitutional and would expand federal government control over one-sixth of the nation’s economy. The bribery and thuggish pressures and threats against Democrat Senators and Representatives to pass the bill reveal a political leadership more devoted to ideology than the will of the People.

Specifically, President Obama’s drive for a single payer system is the direct result of the influence of Dr. Quentin Young, a retired physician with a long history of commitment to Communism. In 1995, Dr. Quentin was among those who met in the Hyde Park home of Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn to launch Obama’s political career.

As Prof. Hollander points out in his study, “Not only individual intellectuals but entire professional associations have expressed favorable attitudes toward communist systems” citing the Latin American Studies Association that has “repeatedly taken positions supportive of Castro’s Cuba and Sandinista Nicaragua.” In 1990, the Organization of American Historians defeated a motion that expressed regret that the organization “never protested the forced betrayal of the historian’s responsibility to truth imposed upon Soviet and East European historians by their political leaders.”

The recent United Nations’ Climate Change Conference refused to take notice of the revelations that the data on which the “global warming” theory is based was falsified by a handful of meteorologists and climatologists in an effort to impose a global governing system. The interim first Secretary General of the UN was Alger Hiss, an American and secret Soviet agent

It did not escape notice that Venezuela’s communist dictator, Hugo Chavez, received a rousing ovation when he spoke at the conference or that President Obama continues to repeat the lies surrounding the discredited “global warming” fraud.

Virtually the entire agenda of American environmental organizations has been focused on an attack on private property rights and denying Americans access to their vast reserves of energy in the form of coal, oil, and natural gas, thus undermining U.S. growth and prosperity.

Unlike Prof. Hollander who escaped Hungary following the crushing of the 1956 revolution by Soviet forces, “Western intellectuals who remain attracted to communist ideals never had the disillusioning experience of living in an actual communist or socialist society.”

Among them we must number much of the nation’s media that has been a party to political and environmental deceptions, and the Hollywood community that has produced many films to influence public opinion about the earlier efforts to address Communist activities and later Green issues with a very Red agenda.

The Medicare “reform” expands “socialism” in America, but it is an example of naked Communism at work. It is a bill put together behind closed doors and so extensive its control of the lives of Americans literally determines who lives and who dies. It will wreck the best healthcare system in the world albeit one that has its flaws.

It is authoritarianism at work, the kind we associate with regimes in Russia, China, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, and everywhere else Communism has been imposed on captive nations.

Healthcare “reform” is not about uninsured Americans. It is not “socialism.” It is Communism, effectively putting the entire nation’s healthcare system under state control. It must be defeated just as past generations of Americans knew the threat of Communism and devoted the nation’s treasure and even their lives to defeat it.

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/18338

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End notes about this article: **ALL CREDITS for the above article goes to the author and Canada Free Press.**

(or Progressivism) added to title due to fact the far left liberals utilize that word.

“Progress”…..”Looking forward”…..”Historic” other key words.

Emboldened and italicized words mine for focal points.

For those of you seeking more information about the Communist/Socialist connections to Obama, these sites are a wealth of information.

http://www.theobamafile.com

AND

http://www.newzeal.blogspot.com  (Right side bar)

 

To look up specific connections:

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org

and

http://www.muckety.com

 

America: You have been given the information……educate yourselves.

 

 

 

Leon Panetta, Obama’s Preferred Future Spy Chief Supported Communist-Linked Anti-CIA Think Tank

January 8, 2009 – San Francicsco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Leon Panetta, president-elect Barack Obama’s choice for future chief of the CIA, previously strongy sympathized with the “Institute for Policy Studies” (IPS), a Washington based leftist think tank known for its bitter opposition to the intelligence community, notably the CIA.

As a member of Congress Panetta supported the IPS’s “Coalition for a New Foreign and Military Policy Line” in 1983.

He was also one of the congressmen who bienially commissioned IPS to produce an “alternative” budget that dramatically cut defense spending.

He did so together with, among others, fellow democrat John Conyers, known for his close links to the World Peace Council (WPC), an organization financed and led by the former International Department of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (ID-CPSU).

And there is even more shocking information: the Soviet Russian secret service KGB appeared to be highly interested in the activities of IPS. This controversial think tank was targeted by a number of KGB agents who will be mentioned below.

 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has a huge file on the Institute for Policy Studies and its founders. Some of the FBI documents are quite revealing. The IPS was founded in 1963 by Markus Raskin and Richard Jackson Barnet.

 An FBI “Memorandum” dated May 4, 1970, classifies Richard Barnet as a “communist.” The FBI Memo says that the IPS “think factory helped train extremists who incite violence in U.S. cities, and whose educational research serves as a cover for intrigue, an political agitation.” “Barnet is a close associate of Markus G. Raskin and Arthur I. Waskow. Barnet’s public speeches are anti-U.S. in content.

http://www.pipelinenews.org/bbs/viewpost.cfm?particleid=95

Connections to the Institute for Policy Studies:

Institute for Policy Studies and the Obama “Movement”

It is indistbutable that US president-elect Barack Obama, has been groomed and supported by radical Marxists almost his entire life.

It is now well known that three Marxist organisations-Communist Party USA (CPUSA), Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS)and Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) have supported Obama’s political career.

It is also common knowledge that Obama has enjoyed close ties to several former members of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and its terrorist splinter, Weather Underground Organisation (WUO).

What is less well known is that all these strands are linked to one entity, an organisation with documented ties to hostile foreign intelligence services-Washington based “think tank” the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS).

This post looks at three organisations that have influenced Obama’s career and their ties to IPS.
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The New Party

Founded in the early 1990s, the New Party was an alliance of DSA and the radical community group ACORN, with some input from the then named Committees of Correspondence(CoC) and CPUSA.

The New Party was designed to assist socialist leaning candidates on the Democratic Party ticket, by using the New Party endorsement as a signal to far left voters. Barack Obama joined the New Party in 1996 to help with his successful Illinois State Senate campaign.

Behind ACORN and DSA stood IPS. The New Party was an IPS creation, one of several similar political party projects dating back to the late 1960s.

These are the New Party’s key people and includes ACORN president Maude Hurd, several CoC/CCDS leaders and a whole bunch of DSA activists.

Those New Party leaders with proven ties to IPS then or now include;

John Cavanagh Listed in the IPS’s 1993 30th Anniversary as an IPS Fellow. Cavanagh later became IPS Director and is still with the organisation.

Steve Cobble Now an IPS Associate Fellow.

Noam Chomsky

A member of both DSA and CoC/CCDS. Chomsky was in the late 1970s, a sponsor, with Barbara Ehrenreich, of the openly socialist IPS magazine In These Times. Chomsky also served on the IPS 20th Anniversary Committee.
Gary Delgado Attended an IPS seminar in 1983 where he was billed as the founder of ACORN.

 

Barbara Ehrenreich Listed in the IPS’s 1993 30th Anniversary as a former IPS Fellow. Ehrenreich is now an IPS Trustee and a DSA leader.

Bill Fletcher jnr Now an IPS Scholar and prominent DSA member.

Manning Marable Listed in the IPS’s 1993 30th Anniversary as a former IPS visiting scholar or Associate Fellow. Former DSA board member, CoC/CCDS National Committee member.

Frances Fox Piven Listed in the IPS’s 1993 30th Anniversary as a former IPS visiting scholar or Associate Fellow. DSA honorary chair.

Michael Schuman Listed in the IPS’s 1993 30th Anniversary brochure as IPS Director.

Arthur Waskow A founding IPS Fellow and one of the organisation’s most prominent early activists. Waskow, A DSA member, formerly active in SDS, also went on to co-lead with the late Rabbi Arniold Jacob Wolf the highly controversial Breira organisation, which collapsed after being linked to Palestinian Liberation Organisation officials. Rabbi Wolf, who recently died was also a DSA member and a neighbour, supporter and personal friend of Barack Obama.

Quentin Young Involved in the late 1970s with the Citizens Committee, an early IPS attempt to found a new political party. Young is a DSA member and long time friend, neighbour and supporter of Barack Obama. He has also been the family doctor to former WUO terrorists and Obama associates Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.

Clearly Obama joined something of an IPS front.

Movement for Democratic Society

In early 2006, a group of former SDS members and sympathisers, led by DSA activist Paul Buhle, joined with a new generation of college students to re-found SDS. More importantly Buhle and comrades also founded an SDS support group for older activists-Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS).

MDS united all the main strands of the Obama movement-CPUSA, CCDS, DSA, a whole bunch of old SDSers including long time Obama associates Carl Davidson and Mike Klonsky and several former WUO terrorists including Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Mark Rudd and Jeff Jones.

 MDS activists with ties to IPS include;

Tariq Ali A British Trotskyist leader. A long time Fellow of the IPS’s European wing TransNational Institute.

Paul Buhle MDS founder, former SDS activist. Occasional IPS lecturer in the 1970s.

Robb Burlage A long time IPS Fellow.

Noam Chomsky MDS board member. IPS as above

Barbara Ehrenreich MDS board member. IPS as above

Bill Fletcher jnr MDS board member. IPS as above

Al Harber MDS board member. Original SDS founder and active in the 1970s in the IPS affiliated Bay Area Institute.

Tom Hayden MDS board member. A former SDS leader, Tom Hayden was active in the 1970s in the IPS established National Conference for Alternative State and Local Public Policies.

Manning Marable MDS chairman. IPS as above.

Ethelbert Miller MDS Board member. Chairman of IPS Board of Trustees.

Studs Terkel Recently deceased. A former secret Chicago Communist Party member. Terkel served on the IPS 20th Anniversary Committee.

Immanuel Wallerstein Circa 1979 Wallerstein addressed an IPS/TransNational Institute seminar in Amsterdam on “The World Capitalist System”.

In early 2008 four MDS Board members and actor/activist Danny Glover set up a subsidiary organisation-Progressives For Obama (PFO).

The three PFO founders with ties to IPS were;

Barbara Ehrenreich IPS as above.

Bill Fletcher jnr I PS as above.

Tom Hayden IPS as above. [Of the SDS activists]

PFO was designed to unify leftist support behind the Obama campaign and again brought together many of the old New Party/DSA/CCDS/SDS/WUO/IPS crowd.

Several IPS connected individuals endorsed the PFO website, including;

Paul Buhle IPS as above.

Steve Cobble IPS as above.

Daniel Ellsberg In 1970, when Ellsberg stole the famous “Pentagon Papers” from the Rand Corporation, he passed a full set to IPS founder Marcus Raskin, who based a book on them-“Washington Plans an Aggressive War”.

Richard (Dick) Flacks DSA member and former SDS leader. In the 1970s Flacks was active with Tom Hayden in the IPS founded National Conference for Alternative State and Local Public Policies.

Max Palevsky Philanthropist. A major IPS funder.

Frances Fox Piven IPS as above. [ This is PIVEN of the CLOWARD-PIVEN Strategy to change America from Capitalism to Socialism]
Jim Hightower In 1979 Hightower served on the board of the IPS founded National Conference for Alternative State and Local Public Policies.

Immanuel Wallerstein IPS as above.

Is there a pattern here?

It is clear that the Institute for Policy Studies has ties to organisations with close connection to Barack Obama.

http://newzeal.blogspot.com/2009/01/obama-file-61-institute-for-policy.html

 

Partner Organizations

Liberty Tree Foundation
National Priorities Project
Other Worlds
Ploughshares Fund
Split This Rock/DC Poets Against The War
Tomales Bay Institute
TransAfrica Forum
TransNational Institute
United for a Fair Economy
United for Peace and Justice
U.S. Campaign to End Israeli Occupation
U.S. Labor Against The War
Washington Office on Latin America

Africa Action
Alliance for Responsible Trade
Center for Corporate Policy
Code Pink: Women for Peace
Demos
District of Columbia Grassroots Empowerment Project
Global Justice
Global Rights
Hip Hop Caucus Institute
International Forum on Globalization
International Labor Rights Forum
Jamaica Plain Forum
Jobs with Justice
Jubilee USA
 

 

Local, National, Global

From the start, IPS has operated simultaneously at the local, national and global levels.

Local: Since 1980, IPS has run an evening school for activists in Washington, DC. From the start, IPS has also worked with local officials and has brought groups of such officials to Washington to amplify their message.

National: Much of IPS’s policy work is aimed at the national level, and IPS has always worked closely with, and provided analysis and model pieces of legislation to, progressive members of Congress. Currently, IPS advises the Congressional Progressive Caucus, which, with more than 70 members, is the largest non-party Caucus. [The Congressional Progressive Caucus has ties to the Democratic Socialist Party]

Global: IPS founded the Transnational Institute (TNI) in 1973 to bring together public scholars from around the world to tackle the growing divide between rich and poor nations and peoples around the world. Since then, IPS has been involved in international networks of researchers and activists to oppose corporate-led globalization (and U.S. intervention) and to propose citizen-based alternatives. Under the Bush Administration, IPS has helped catalyze the global peace movement, which the New York Times referred to as the “second superpower.”

http://www.ips-dc.org/

 

Are you Amazed?  Not me. 

Welcome to the inauguration of the USSA!