WND reports that the Communist Party USA is gearing up to help Democrats beat back conservatives and unite the left. The plans were streamed last week on the web, including how they will soon be able to make more radical demands. They believe that President Obama has made it easier for them to advance their agenda.
The event was part of the party’s national convention process which will culminate later this year in Chicago, where the party was formed in 1919.
[Party Chairman Sam] Webb told listeners that there is no direct path to socialism and that to arrive at their destination they would have to pass through different stages. He stated one of those steps was to work with other left-wing groups to press for issues important to the left.
“We can talk about shortening the work week, green jobs, restructuring the economy, we can talk about the de-militarization of the economy and putting those people back to work in jobs that are productive,” Webb said. “The starting point has to be this immediate engagement, but once we do that many things become possible such as more radical demands.”
Webb acknowledged that one of the problems the movement faces is the stigma of the name Communist among some Americans, but he believes under the policies of the Obama administration the country is now more willing to embrace those beliefs.
“The good news is the same hang-ups or stereotypes that people had 30 to 40 years ago are not so evident today,” he said. “Growing numbers of people are ready to have a conversation about socialism. There have been public opinion polls that indicate that substantial numbers have more confidence in socialism than capitalism.” (Read More)
Maggie’s Notebook ties this into New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plans to paint the city red, which I wrote about the other day. While progressive Democrats are keeping their distance from de Blasio, it’s obvious his goals are no different than their goals, he’s just chosen to skip over some of the stages mentioned above. Communists have been very patient, recognizing that they will only be successful at taking over the United States through incrementalism. As I noted they realize that they need to dole out their poison in small doses, so people don’t realize what’s going until it’s too late. Then they will start making more radical demands. Those radical demands aren’t specified, but gulags and reeducation camps come to mind.
Unfortunately, the media is on their side. Republican leadership in Congress understands the media problem, and how the Democrats use crisis after crisis to advance their agenda. So they capitulate and then blame their problems on Ted Cruz. If they have to surrender in order to continue to battle against the left that’s one thing, but to do so dishonestly is quite another.
If they attain more power, Tea Party conservatives may accept that tactical victories can often have more impact than a hollow but self-gratifying stand. At some point, they may accept that one of most effective weapons in policymaking — one that the Left uses with great success — is incrementalism. Fair or not, though, the problem with today’s Republican Party is that the only incrementalism people see is incremental surrender. Like the completely unnecessary debt ceiling lose. And if the establishment doesn’t turn that perception around in a hurry, they won’t be the establishment for much longer. (Read More)
The communists are still biding their time, and they are closer to reaching their goals than ever. Which is why it’s more important than ever to elect strong conservatives who aren’t afraid to do everything possible to stop them.