Does Karl Marx Matter?

They came for Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben with stunning speed.  George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Andrew Jackson never knew what hit them.  Teddy Roosevelt got canceled in New York City, Junipero Serra, a saint, was defiled in California.  The Archbishop of San Francisco actually called that an evil act.  Few publicly supported his statement.

But it is not social justice organizations driving this destructive train.  It is not African-American citizens en masse.

No, this movement to demonize America’s history, traditions, religions and culture is led by Marxists and anarchists. And they know they have the sympathy of many corporations including those who run media operations. The radicals well understand they can do pretty much what they want to do especially if they live in “woke” areas.

The hyper-aggressive far-left tactics caught many including the President and the federal government by surprise.  Already reeling from the insidious Covid attack, authorities are having a difficult time separating the peaceful justice protesters from the political insurgents.  And very cleverly, the radicals are using some well intentioned Americans as shields to hide an absolute insurrection against the American system.

A few days ago, protesters marched to the homes of wealthy people in Southampton, New York, including the lavish estate of Michael Bloomberg.  Their message bordered on incoherent but what did emerge was an attempt to shame the rich as well as demand that they give a good portion of their assets to the “people.”

This, of course, is what communists want.

We have documented in this space that a leading radical group, the Black Lives Matter Global Foundation, was founded by three Marxists who want to destroy capitalism and the “white supremacy” power structure in America.

Thanks to recent reporting by the Capital Research Center, we now know a bit more.

The BLM Global Foundation uses the slogan “Black Lives Matter” to recruit street demonstrators and also to solicit donations. The Foundation has been very successful in raking in money while, at the same time, keeping its true political agenda hidden.

The corporate media helps because it has zero interest in scrutinizing the BLM Global Foundation.  That would be politically incorrect.

If the New York Times, Washington Post, or any TV news agency bothered, they would quickly discover, as I did, that the BLM Global Foundation has a close, financial alliance with the “Thousand Currents” group in Oakland, California.  That organization is an ultra-left, anti-American concern.

According to the Currents website, a woman named Susan Rosenberg is the Vice-Chairwoman of the board of directors.  Ms. Rosenberg, 55, has an interesting history. She was a member of the May 19th Communist group, and also traveled to Cuba with the pro-Castro Venceremos Brigade.

In 1982, the FBI put her on its ten most wanted list for terrorist activities.  Then in 1984, she was arrested for possessing 600 pounds of dynamite and a sub-machine gun.

She was sentenced to 58 years in a federal penitentiary before being pardoned by President Clinton in 2001, right before he left office.

Now Susan Rosenberg and the Black Lives Matter Global Foundation are associated. But they don’t want you to know that. Shortly after the Capital Research Center wrote about Rosenberg, Thousand Currents scrubbed her name from its website.

It is not a reach to believe that fear and loathing will escalate in this country.  We’ve all seen the looting, arsons, and assaults. We know American law enforcement is under siege, and many media chieftains will not confront the radical mob.  We vividly see bad people on social media hurting their fellow citizens in ways never before witnessed in this country.

But here’s something you might not know. More Americans are legally buying firearms than ever before, according to FBI background checks.  Many folks have lost faith in the system to protect them.  So now they are arming themselves.

As an old song once put it: “the air is full of suspicion.”

Not a good place for any of us to be.




Bill’s Column on the BLM Organization: ‘It’s News to Us’

Americans are divided, angry, sad, inspired in some cases, and watchful of the Black Lives Matter Movement.  This week one of its leaders proclaimed on national TV that “if this country doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn the system down.”

Hawk Newsome continued saying he might be talking figuratively … or literally.

Very macho.  Very provocative.  Might be a threat.

Now, you would think the national press would be all over this story, trying to get accurate information about the Black Lives Matter operation to the American people, who the press is supposed to serve.  I mean, this is an important story, is it not?

Mr. Newsome, who heads the New York City chapter of Black Lives Matter, is the new Huey Newton, whom the 1960’s media largely adored.  Mr. Newton cofounded the Black Panther Party.

Do you know who cofounded the current Black Lives Matter organization?  Bet you don’t.  Because the press has totally ignored the real story regarding the BLM movement.

Three women are behind “The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation,” which is the central organization that directs policy. Alicia Garza, 39, is the chief strategic advisor.  Patrisse Cullors, 36, is also a top advisor.

Finally, Opal Tometi, 36, is the third force. She works with the BLM Foundation and is also the Executive Director of the “Black Alliance for Just Immigration.” That group is associated with the “Freedom Road Socialist Organization,” a Marxist-Leninist group that has received funding from the Tides Foundation run by George Soros.

Ah, the plot thickens.

The three women who essentially run the BLM Foundation keep a very low profile.  No cable news interviews for them.

Nope, these ladies are serious.

In an interview with a professor from Morgan State University, Ms. Cullors said: “Myself and Alicia (Garza) in particular are trained organizers.  We are trained Marxists.  We are super-versed on ideological theories.”

So, do you think the protestors chanting “Black Lives Matter” in the streets understand what the “Black Lives Matter Global Network” really is?

And then there’s the “Thousand Currents” operation out of Oakland, California.  Ever heard of it?  I didn’t think so.

Because the Black Lives Matter Foundation does not have tax exempt status, at least not yet, the radical left “Thousand Currents” outfit “fiscally sponsors” BLM.  The means it holds their donations, which now number in the millions.  Because the non-profit “Currents” is overseeing the cash, donors are allowed to write off donations to BLM, according to the IRS.

Karl Marx would love this; a capitalist government allowing tax deductions for money earmarked to destroy it.

And so ignorant celebrities and clueless corporations benefit financially when giving money to the radical left Black Lives Matter Global Organization Foundation.  Right on!

Another question. When BLM receives the donated money where does the cash wind up?  Well, according to FactCheck.org, 71 percent of it goes to salaries, benefits, and “consulting fees.”

Wow!  How great is this?  Your mom could be a “consultant.”

Interesting, right? The Black Lives Matter organization is run by Marxists who have access to lots and lots of money.

Who knew?  Certainly not anyone who follows the national press.  Those “news” organizations couldn’t care less.

As long as they can virtue-signal and damage “Donald Trump’s America,” the press is happy in its laziness and apathy.

Does the truth matter?

Not to the media.

Power to the people!

 

 

 




It’s My Country and I’ll Cry If I Want To

It is almost beyond belief that America is being trashed the way it is.  I mean, here we have a country that provides more opportunity to more people than any other nation the planet has ever seen, and millions of its own citizens apparently want to destroy the traditions making that possible.

Never mind that tens of millions of folks all over world are trying to become American citizens.  Forget the absolute fact that the USA freed billions of people enslaved by fascism, communism, and Islamic fundamentalism.  Totally ignore our Constitution, and economic strength based on hard work as well as ingenuity.  Throw out our willingness to spend trillions to support the poor, not only here but abroad.

Yes, reject those facts and kneel in contrition to a false view of America.  One that is championed mostly by radical leftists who see the USA as an evil institution built on the backs of slaves and poor, exploited minority people.  Kneel and allow criminals to go unpunished, police to be demonized, babies to be aborted for any reason, private property to be destroyed, and your fellow citizens harmed if they dare challenge the liberal agenda.

Kneel.  Cower before the twitter mob that rejects President Lincoln’s statement “and malice towards none.”  Hope the brutish mob bypasses you.

Virtue-signaling is now a pandemic.  Insanity and psychic violence on gross display in prime time.  The corporate media loves it, profits from it, embraces the potential destruction and “enlightened” change the mob demands.

Never again should American voters be allowed to elect a person like Trump.  Now if you support him and the Republicans, you are not only deplorable, you are a racist.  You are not worthy of any consideration or even a job in some cases.

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Christopher Columbus, all were terrible men. Their statues and accomplishments must be destroyed.  It is virtuous to highlight their sins.  It is noble to spread the big lie: America was founded on white supremacy and the country still runs on that.

So kneel while the Woke mob burns our history, ignoring this reality: no person, no nation, is devoid of sin.  But it is the totality of a life that must be honestly evaluated as well as the totality of a nation.

The mob will never acknowledge that truism. The mob has no specific solution to any problem.  It only wants revenge for past injustice so it can rule in the present.  And the politicians, corporate chieftains, celebrities, professors, journalists, and even the clerics fear the mob.

So kneel.  Or else.




The Silence of the Lambs

There is a big chill descending on freedom of expression in America. A few examples. Liberal journalists at the Philadelphia Inquirer and the The New York Times recently lost their jobs because they were not liberal enough.  The successful cable show “Live PD” was canceled by the Arts and Entertainment Network because of anti-cop fervor, and the legendary movie “Gone with the Wind” has been banished by HBO because it’s “racist.”

And that’s just a small sample of the Stalinist thought-terror presently enveloping the country.

Everyone’s scared. The totalitarian left, using the brutal police killing of George Floyd, has basically told American corporations that they will be branded racist if they allow or support criticism of the far left agenda.

A vivid example is the vicious Media Matters organization threatening companies that advertise on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News program.  Media Matters, heavily funded by far left zealots like George Soros, accuses Mr. Carlson of “white supremacy.”  Disney, T-Mobile, and Papa John’s pizza cancelled sponsorship last week.

We can expect much more of this as the Stalinists understand it is their time.  The rush on the part of corporate America to “virtue signal,” that is, present themselves as champions of social justice and change, means any dissent from the Black Lives Matter agenda will not be tolerated.

We have never seen this before in America, at least on this kind of scale.  Individuals are losing jobs and careers simply for expressing honest beliefs.  Even in the 1950s when the communist witch-hunt was underway, you didn’t have this kind of assault on personal freedom across the board.

Twitter and social media are largely responsible.  In a blink, any American can be labeled a racist without a shred of evidence. And who will defend the accused?  No one. Because if you do – YOU become a racist, or a misogynist, or a “nationalist.”

The radical playbook written by Saul Alinsky is now dominating the media.  There are currently phrases like “all lives matter” that absolutely cannot be said.  If you put forth that you will stand and respect the National Anthem, you’re “insensitive.”  If you believe most police officers are noble, you are the enemy of justice.

I never thought I would see freedom of expression crushed in my country.  But that is what is happening.

We do need honest reform to help Americans, especially minorities, who are not treated fairly.  This can happen using robust debate and the exchange of effective  ideas. That’s the improvement process a free and mature society uses.

But the totalitarian left does not want a free society because things like the election of Donald Trump happen in it.  No, the radicals want to shut down opposing points of view, punish opponents, and have designed a frightening strategy to accomplish that.

It is obvious corporate America is surrendering to the totalitarians, and many in the media are enabling the suppression of freedom by promoting far left actions.

So who will stop this?  It will have to be “we the people” vehemently rejecting the far left revolt.  I think that will occur.  But with so much damage being done, I pray it happens soon.  Because the longer folks stay silent, the more we’ll be like lambs.




Where There’s a Will

The insufferably arrogant columnist George Will is demanding President Trump be removed from office for a variety of offenses that make Al Capone look like Shirley Temple, if anyone remembers The Good Ship Lollipop girl.

Will is an elitist D.C. Republican who sees Mr. Trump as a Visigoth that doesn’t know which fork to use.  Since Will is syndicated by the ferociously anti-Trump Washington Post, his bread remains buttered.  No margarine, please.

So Curious George wants Joe Biden to be the next president, even as he watches violent anti-American behavior hurt thousands of citizens and actually kill some of them.  Question: will surrendering to the activist mob improve this country?  Will Mr. Biden stand up to the destroyers?

No chance.

Despite being clouded by his hatred for Donald Trump, George Will has to know that Joe Biden will never challenge Black Lives Matter or the other destructive groups that want to destroy the fabric of the nation. Under the banner of “social justice,” the radicals are now making gains which would only accelerate under a “woke” President Biden.

If the former Vice President does win in November, here’s what “we the people” can expect.

Many criminals will not be punished and will be released after arrest with no bail.  That’s because “non-violent” offenses like possession of heroin with intent to sell are now considered crimes caused by white society. Or something.

The police, not lawbreakers, will be suspect and in some places like Minneapolis, traditional law enforcement will be replaced by holistic policies.

Our politically correct culture will vastly expand.  All men accused by women will be guilty, all those who oppose liberalism will be branded bigots, due process will disappear.

Some college campuses will even ban non-liberal speech.  Virtue-signaling, not facts or reason, will dominate education

Taxes will rise along with entitlement spending.  That will strangle the economy which will be increasingly regulated by the federal government in order to “combat” climate change.

A wealth tax will be passed, the first step in a program that would allow federal seizure of private assets. That’s something the socialists must have in order to impose a “just” society.  Not all Democrats are socialists but plenty of them are.

Illegal immigration will be accepted. Amnesty for undocumented people a certainty.  Sanctuary places that shield foreign criminals will continue their lawless conduct.  Millions of foreign nationals will be encouraged to apply for asylum and flood into the country.

Abortion at any time for any reason will be funded by taxpayers.  If you object on religious or moral grounds, you will be branded a “misogynist.”

Overseas, Biden will do what Barack Obama did, allow other nations to set the agenda. Israel will get hammered.  China will run wild. Putin will duplicate his seizure of Crimea elsewhere.  Maybe, Michael Moore will be Secretary of State.

I could go on but you get it, I’m sure.  A President Biden will do what the far left wants him to do.  Mr. Biden has changed just about every core belief he’s ever held and, despite his excoriation of the Trump administration, couldn’t even come up with a single thing he would have done differently to combat the pandemic or quiet the riots. The man is not exactly a problem-solver.

George Will’s personal animosity towards Donald Trump overrides all that I just enumerated and he is not alone.  Many Americans are ignoring danger ahead because they are fixated on a controversial President.

So here it is:  traditional America is under siege.  One presidential candidate will fight that.  One presidential candidate will not.

See you in November.