Socialism’s Community Organizers: Training Grounds of the Lunatic Left
By Thomas DiLorenzo
October 22, 2016
Back in the 1980s, some conservatives began distinguishing between old-school, New Deal welfare statists like a Ted Kennedy, Hubert Humphrey or a Lyndon Johnson and the “Lunatic Left,” the hardcore Marxist Left that had emerged from the universities in the 1960s. The former group “only” wanted to tax and regulate capitalism; the latter group wanted to destroy it and replace it with as much totalitarian government control and domination that they could get away with in American society.
They wanted the Sovietization of America, in other words. Indeed, many of them traveled to the Soviet Union, China, Cuba, and other socialist hellholes and returned to write books and articles about what a great utopia they had witnessed, as documented in the book Political Pilgrims by Paul Hollander. Unlike the old New Deal Cold Warriors, they were anything but anti-communist.James Bennett and I wrote a 560-page book, published in 1985, entitled Destroying Democracy: How Government Funds Partisan Politics that discusses many of these characters, including one Robert Creamer, who has been all over the news recently for being videotaped bragging about how he orchestrates election fraud for the Democratic Party (See “Project Veritas”).
The book was about the illegal use of tax dollars to subsidize mostly (but not exclusively) left-wing political pressure groups. The government gives them tax dollars under some noble-sounding guise like fighting poverty, helping the elderly, etc.; they use the tax dollars to lobby and agitate for bigger government, more regulation, and higher taxes instead; when they succeed the government then shares the loot with them and the cycle repeats itself.
And it is all illegal.
Political Pilgrims: We…Paul HollanderBest Price: $9.23Buy New $22.00Chapter II of the book, which I wrote, is about the “tax funded political network” of “community organizers” and political trainers of the Lunatic Left. This is the world that Barack Obama emerged from. It is also an important part of Hillary Clinton’s political roots.
Both Obama and Clinton are slavish devotes of the Chicago communist radical and “community organizer,” Saul Alinsky, who dedicated his now-famous book, Rules for Radicals, to “Lucifer.”
Hillary Clinton, who is also from Chicago, wrote her senior college thesis about the book and communicated directly with Alinsky during that time.Regarding those “Project Veritas” videos, in them Robert Creamer and a sidekick (who have both supposedly been fired from the Clinton campaign) brag about hiring mentally-ill homeless people to engage in acts of violence and vandalism at Trump rallies to make it look like Trump supporters are a bunch of, well, street thugs who behave like mentally-ill homeless people. They also bragged about how, for decades, they have organized a Democratic Party effort to illegally send busloads of people across state lines to vote in elections where they are not legally entitled to vote. They get away with this, said Creamer, because there are a lot of Republican governors who they know are too “soft” to prosecute them.
In other words, they are professionals in the dark art of election fraud.Creamer was imprisoned for bank fraud in 2006 but nevertheless made 340 visits to the Obama White House according to Wikileaks, and began his career as an election fraud engineer by working directly for Saul Alinsky. As an Alinsky protégé, Creamer set off on his own and ran various left-wing political “training” organizations including Citizen Action, Illinois Public Action Council, and is on the board of the Midwest Academy, all of which were discussed in Destroying Democracy some thirty years ago. This is the “community organizing” network that spawned the likes of Barack Obama, Bill Ayers, a self-described communist and Obama appointee Van Jones, and many other luminaries of the Lunatic Left who have occupied the executive branch of the U.S. government for the past eight years.
That a man like Van Jones could be appointed as Obama’s “Green Jobs Czar” and work in the White House speaks volumes about the success of the capitalism-hating, America-hating, constitution-hating, eminently deceitful, hardcore Marxist Left that has emerged from Alinsky’s network of “community organizing” leftists. For Jones is a self-described communist and founder of a “communist revolutionary organization” called Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement or STORM. Jones’s organization claims that its main influence is “third-worldist Marxism,” which sounds a lot like Barack Obama’s intellectual outlook as well. STORM’s literature claims aDestroying Democracy :…James T. Bennett, Thom…Best Price: $3.10Buy New $46.97“Maoist orientation” and boasts of being very active in the “community organizing” movement of Obama and Clinton. Jones was forced out of his White House job in 2009 a……………………………..