by Al Benson Jr.
Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America
Donald Trump has been noted on several occasions for saying that America will never be a socialist nation. Sorry, Mr. President, but you are kidding yourself. We are already well on the way to socialism–and if you doubt it all you have to do is look at Congress and the socialists therein ensconced.
There used to be a saying when I was a kid that “The Republicans are for the rich man and the Democrats are for the working man.” That, if the truth be known, was bovine fertilizer back then. Nowadays it would be downright ludicrous. Nowadays the only “working men” the Demoncrats (sorry, typographical error, but it’s not inaccurate), would be “for” are those in the Socialist Worker’s Party!
The Democrats should just rename their party The Socialist Party because that’s really all they are anymore–thorough- going socialists! That’s not to say there are no socialists among the Republicans–there are, and have been since before Lincoln was president. We have dealt with them often over the years and will again as the need arises.
On August 5th of this year The New American magazine carried an excellent article titled: The Democratic Socialists of America–Communism for the New Millennium written by Trevor Loudon.
Mr. Loudon stated, very accurately, that: “While DSA is effectively an umbrella group for nearly every variant of Marxist and anarchist tendency in America, the influence of Italian Communist Party theoretician Antonio Gramsci is most prominent. Gramsci believed that Marx and Lenin got it wrong. Revolution would not come from an uprising of oppressed workers. Instead Gramsci believed that the workers had been brainwashed by ‘capitalism’ and the church to accept the status quo. Therefore society had to be reconditioned into a socialist consciousness. The churches, media, government, education, art, culture, unions and political parties would all have to be captured by communists in order to shape the consciousness of the people in a socialist direction. And that’s what the DSA has tried to accomplish.”
Loudon also noted: “Many DSA comrades held senior positions in mainstream Protestant churches, and, to a lesser degree, the Catholic Church. Among the more prominent Protestant DSA comrades were Stephen Charleston, assistant bishop of Connecticut and president and dean of the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvey Cox, Hollis Professor of Divinity at Harvard: Gary Dorrien, Reinhold Neibuhr professor of social studies at Union Theological Seminary; Norm Faramelli, lecturer in philosophy, theology, and ethics at the Boston University School of Theology; and more. James Cone, the father of Black Liberation
Theology and colleague of Obama’s Reverend Jeremiah Wright, was very close to DSA, as was Jim Wallis, of Sojourners and formerly President Obama’s faith advisor Wallis has played a major role in moving American Evangelical Christianity to the left in recent years.”
Loudon has told us, again accurately, that “DSA is usually portrayed in the media as a dynamic bunch of idealistic young socialists, fully committed to justice, fairness, and democracy.” That’s utter hogwash and anyone with a brain who still retains the ability to think knows it. Loudon notes, realistically, that “…DSA is a Marxist revolutionary organization fully committed to destroying America’s constitutional freedoms and free-enterprise system. The communistic DSA has influence at every level of the Democratic Party (federal and local), organized labor, academia, and religion.” Might be of interest to check out Democrats running for offices in your area and try to determine if any belong to the DSA. If you happen to find any then you will know who not to vote for. You will also know who to expose in your area, whether by letters to the editor or whatever other legitimate means you can.
Mr. Loudon also has a website https://www.trevorloudon.com which I would urge folks to check out. One of his more recent offerings on that site was a list of congresspersons in 2019 that belong to the Democratic Socialists of America. He gives quite a batch of them and also lists their leftist affiliations over the years. All those who will be mentioned from here on out are presently members of Congress.
One of them is the loudmouth, Maxine Waters. Of Comrade Waters he says: “Long history with the Communist Party USA. Also ties to some Communist Workers Party fronts. Has employed staff members from Democratic Socialists of America and League of Revolutionary Struggle.” Then there is Bobby Rush, “Former leader of the Maoist leaning Black Panther Party. Has worked closely with Communist Party USA and Democratic Socialists of America. Has traveled to Cuba twice.” John Lewis, Democrat of Georgia, “Worked closely with the Communist Party USA and Socialist Party USA in the 1960s. In recent years has worked with Democratic Socialists of America members. Tulsi Gabbard (this one surprised me) “Has worked with Democratic Socialists of America members throughout her career. Ties to some Filipino-American ‘former communists’. ” Rashida Tlaib, Democrat of Minnesota: “Democratic Socialists of America member.” Ilhan Omar, Democrat of Minnesota: “Supported by Democratic Socialists of America controlled groups Our Revolution and National Nurses United. Reportedly a self-described ‘democratic socialist’.”
Then there is the bombastic know-it-all, who does not really seem to know much of anything, let alone any history, Alexandra Occasion-Cortez, A member of the Democratic Socialists of America.” Then there is the ever-present congressperson, Jerrold Nadler, who reportedly wants to impeach every Republican in the world. After all, if they are Republicans they must have committed some impeachable offense. Just give ol’ Jerry enough time and he will find something on all of them! Whether what he finds is true or not makes no difference–we are supposed to believe it because he tells it to us. With his unimpeachable integrity, ol’ Jerry wouldn’t lie to us–would he??? The silence of the response to that question is deafening! Jerry was “..A member of the Democratic Socialists Organizing Committee in the 1970s and was involved with the Democratic Socialists of America in the 80s and 90s.” Ol’ Jerry has been around a long time. He has learned to obfuscate and dissemble with the best of them. He’s still doing it.
There were lots more familiar congressional names on Mr. Loudon’s list but I can’t possibly list all of them here. I would recommend that you go and check out his website.
One thing you should take away from this article is the fact that we have a lot of people in Congress presently that do not have the best interests of this country at heart, but rather just the opposite. You need to find out who they are and who supports them.