Margaret Sanger, the KKK, and a socialist worldview

By Al Benson Jr.

In the past few days I have read and heard commentary about Margaret Sanger and her ties to Planned Parenthood, the KKK, and some elusive thing called “the Southern Strategy” which, as I gather from the commentary is supposed to be some sort of a Southern agenda to eliminate black people. I probably wouldn’t have paid attention to it all that much except for the  comments about a “Southern Strategy” which is supposed to indicate some sort of Southern program for racial genocide against blacks.

As far a Margaret Sanger goes, it seems as if she was somewhat your typical run-of-the-mill leftist. Born in Corning, New York, she would hardly qualify as a Southern Belle and her politics definitely were not Southern. Wikipedia noted of her: “Already imbued with William Sanger’s (her husband) leftist politics, Margaret Sanger also threw herself into the radical politics and modernist values of pre-World War 1 Greenwich Village bohemia, where she joined the Women’s Committee of the New York Socialist party. She took part in the labor actions of the Industrial Workers of the World…” And she was involved with such noted left-wingers as John Reed, Upton Sinclair, and “Red Emma” Goldman.

As most folks know, she was one of the leading lights in the Planned Parenthood movement. In 1914 Sanger started publishing a monthly newsletter called The Woman Rebel. That promoted birth control and in which she used the slogan “No Gods, No Masters.” In that, she amply demonstrated, according to Proverbs 8:36, where she placed herself: “But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.”

I also recently read an article by Paul Kengor from The American Spectator which was entitled: Reflections on Roe: When Margaret Sanger Spoke to the KKK. Dr. Kengor is a professor of political science and the executive director of The Center for Vision and Values at Grove City College. Dr. Kengor noted in his article that Margaret Sanger, a darling of the Left, spoke to a women’s branch of the KKK in Silver Lake, New Jersey. She even admitted this in her 1938 biography, on pages  366 and 367 according to Dr. Kengor. I didn’t get the impression she spent too much time with the KKK other than that, but she did see this speaking engagement as a means to reaching out to other “similar groups.”

It’s really surprising that the Left is so enamored of Sanger and Planned Parenthood because Comrade Sanger was really big  on racial eugenics. In other words, she was what the leftists today call a “racist.” Yet she was one of them.

Kengor had an interesting comment in his article when he said: “Progressives today dare not raise the alarming spector of Sanger’s ‘Negro Project’ or her correspondence with Dr. Clarence Gamble, one of her Negro Project collaborators.  In a remarkable December 10, 1939 letter today held in the Sanger archives at Smith College (I have a photocopy), Sanger urged Gamble: ‘We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population’.” Now this was something the KKK might have been able to go along with.

However, in regard to the KKK here being discussed we have to remember one thing. This was not the KKK supposedly founded by Nathan Bedford Forrest sometime after the “Late Unpleasantness”—that was long gone before this. And whether Bedford Forrest had anything to do with its founding is really open to question. The Klan that surfaced in the early 1900s had nothing to do with the Klan in the South after the War. This new Klan was big and most numerous in the Midwest—Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and, apparently according to Ms. Sanger’s speaking engagement with them, in New Jersey.

So, in light of all this, I wonder how you blame all this on some “Southern Strategy” when the Klan’s biggest operation area was the Midwest. Some will say, “well, the Democrats founded the Klan.” So what? You mean to tell me that there were no Democrats anywhere in the country but the South? If you go back and read your history you will find that there was lots of Democratic opposition to Lincoln in the Midwest before and during the War. You going to blame them on the South too?

And another question—if Sanger and her organization were that interested in reducing the number of blacks in the country, then why do the blacks, especially in Congress, so warmly endorse them? Why does Obama love Planned Parenthood—and how much federal money does that group get while we are trying to blame all this leftist activity on some “Southern Strategy?” Come on folks, do the homework. Don’t just buy what the commentators say, no matter where on the spectrum they seem to be coming from. Look at the contradictions and start asking the hard questions. You’ll be surprised at how quick the subject gets changed or you are branded a “racist” for even daring to raise the questions.

Giuliani Tells the Truth About Obama—why now?

By Al Benson Jr.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani recently ignited a media firestorm when he made the comment that he didn’t think Barack Obama really loved America. From the reaction of the “news” media as well as all the other useful idiots out there you’d have thought he had accused the Pope of blasphemy when all he did was to state a simple truth. Even one of the anchor persons on Fox News took him to task, which shows you how far to the left Fox News is now willing to go to prove its “relevance.”

And I think most Americans that give Giuliani’s statement any serious thought will be forced to conclude that he is right. The president does not love America. He really hates both America and its people, especially the middle class that he claims to embrace. What Obama really loves is his socialist vision for America and the thought of what he really wants to fundamentally transform this country into. That’s where his real affection lies. He seeks to transform us into a society where the community organizers and their buddies in big government will run the show and we will have no say at all.

Thomas Sowell, in a column that appeared on http://spectator.org on February 24th noted that: “Barack Obama’s campaign promise to ‘fundamentally change the United States of America’ hardly suggests love. Nor did his international speaking tour in 2009, telling foreign audiences that America was to blame for problems on the world stage…Some people who are denouncing former mayor Rudolh Giuliani seem to be saying that it is just not right to accuse a President of the United States of being unpatriotic. But when Barack Obama was a Senator, that is precisely what he said about President George W. Bush. Where was the outrage then?” Good question, but with today’s media double standard, don’t hold your breath waiting for an intelligent answer.

Another article on http://www.nypost.com for February 21st observed: “Rudy Giuliani doubled down on his claims that President Obama doesn’t ‘love America’ in an interview with the Post Friday—claiming the commander-in-chief has been influenced by communists since his birth.” And Giuliani continued: “From the time he was 9 years old, he was influenced by Frank Marshall Davis, who was a communist” and Giuliani noted that Obama’s own grandfather had introduced him to Davis.

A writer for http://www.junkscience.com says it all much more bluntly, but no less accurately, when he writes: “Frank Marshall Davis was a college graduate, card carrying, writing, organizing, advocate member of the commie party, a self-admitted bisexual, pornographer and pedophile. Nice guy to mentor a future POTUS, right…I knew about Frank years ago from reading many books and essays. I have a background file and books that measure a foot or more. I learned early and well during the run up to the 2008 election from David Freddoso, Jerome Corsi, Jack Cashill, Stanley Kurtz, Paul Kengor, David Horowitz, and many essayists…Did you know that he succeeded a commie in the Illinois Legislature, Alice Palmer?—commies in the black community are common, particularly in the urban militant race grievance cultures of places like Philly, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit. Name any major city that doesn’t have it’s share of aggrieved angry racialist commies who want to bring down the man. Obama was steeped in commie culture.” Blunt, but true, in spite of Fox News! I’ve read some of the stuff this writer refers to and he’s right on the money. Stanley Kurtz’s book Radical-In-Chief provides excellent in-depth coverage of Obama’s deep ties to what can only be described as the network of the socialist underground in this country. It’s all out there and it’s all functioning to change the country into something we will not even recognize, and yet most people are totally unaware of its existence.

Writer Cliff Kincaid, in an article on http://www.NewsWithViews.com stated on February 23rd that “Giuliani’s public identification of Davis and discussion of his role in grooming a young Barack Obama marks the first time, in my memory, that a top Republican has ever mentioned the Davis-Obama relationship. It was done in the context of Fox News’ Megyn Kelly of questioning how Giuliani could dare ask whether Obama loves America.” Why shouldn’t he ask? Are such questions somehow “forbidden?” You can bet when “net neutrality” kicks in they will be, but they should be asked before that unhappy event occurs.

Thing is, lots of folks knew before Obama was elected that he has socialist connections. Kincaid noted that Republican operative Karl Rove had been running around telling Republicans not to accuse Obama of being a socialist. Why not? Which means that Rove already was aware of Obama’s background and didn’t want it spread around before the election. I have contended that, at the leadership levels, both Republicans and Democrats were fully aware of Obama’s Marxist proclivities and neither had any problems with them—except they wanted to make sure the man on the street wasn’t aware of them? In other words, they covered his leftism when they should have exposed it. No surprise there.

Kincaid continued: “Even more of the story was put together by Paul Kengor in his authoritative book on Davis, The Communist. It appears that Davis was an influence over Obama for about nine full years, until Obama was 18 and went off to college and, by his own admission, would attend socialist conferences and pick Marxist professors as his friends…When former Obama advisor David Axelrod talks about Obama being free from major scandals, he is ignoring the biggest scandal of all—how Obama concealed his Marxist upbringing and relationship with Davis. Axelrod, of course, was part of the cover-up.”

Now I’m glad that Giuliani has said what he said and that he “shocked” a decadent “news” media that really knew all about most of this and kept it from the American people. But my question is—why now? The Republican establishment knew all this stuff before the 2008 election and chose to say nothing that would aid their candidate in the presidential election and you can bet that if they all knew this, then Giuliani knew it back then, too. So why is he telling us now? What’s the reason for this “sudden revelation?” The people that pointed all of this out over six years ago were all painted as nuts and “conspiracy theorists” and the public was told to ignore them. Yet now, a member of the Republican Establishment (and Giuliani IS a member of it) is publicly admitting what many of us said back before the 2008 “election.” So, why now? Has Obama’s Marxism gotten so blatant that even part of the Establishment can’t stomach it? I almost find that hard to believe. The Establishment, of which the leadership of both parties belongs to, has no problem with anything, no matter how vile, that will further their One World agenda. For them, like Marx, the end truly justifies the means.

So stay tuned folks, if something is forthcoming before the Net is “neutralized” then we might find out. If not, it will continue to be business as usual in Sodom on the Potomac.