It’s been this author’s experience that most American journalists, politicians, police officers, and even intelligence officers have minimal understanding of America’s contemporary communist movement.
The average American voter, naturally, has very few outlets available that acknowledge the continued existence and influence of contemporary communism. Yet, communism is currently the single most important political and cultural influence in the country. Therefore, thumbnail sketches are provided here that outline the more significant domestic communist organizations currently working to undermine the Constitution and impose socialism on the American people.
A word on communism versus socialism: Socialism is a euphemism for communism. They are two peas in the same pod and all lead to tyranny. Communism is socialism, and those who want you to believe otherwise are attempting to indoctrinate you. Period.
There are two American “lefts”: Communists willing to work with and inside the Democratic Party to achieve their goals; and communists who regard the Democrats as a hopelessly “bourgeois” “capitalist” party.
The first group are more organized, realistic, and dangerous. The second group, like the first, often work with foreign communists and are more likely to engage in street-level violence.
Part 1 of this article will deal with the communists who work with the Democratic party, as a matter of policy. These organizations are the most subversive and dangerous in America.
Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)
Despite their public regular protestations, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is a communist organization. Many of their 55,000+ members are indoctrinated college students, but most of their leaders are hard-core Marxist revolutionaries.
Currently the United States’ largest Marxist organization, the DSA was formed in 1982 out of two similar groups. The larger was the “Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee” that mainly consisted of older activists from the rapidly imploding Socialist Party USA. The smaller was the “New American Movement” that consisted of young Vietnam War-era “Students for a Democratic Society” members and a group of older radicals who split from the Communist Party after the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968.
The most enduring influence in the DSA is Antonio Gramsci. An Italian communist theoretician, Gramsci believed in promoting socialism through patient infiltration of all political and cultural institutions before resorting to revolutionary violence.
Americans of all political persuasions may be surprised to learn that the DSA was initially very influential in the Democratic Party. The DSA helped establish the Congressional Progressive Caucus in 1991 with long-time ally Bernie Sanders and was successful in electing hundreds of Democratic Party officials, many local politicians, and several congressmembers.
Currently serving Congress members Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Danny Davis (D-IL), and Jerry Nadler (D-NY) have all been dues-paying DSA comrades at some point. In the last election, the DSA elected more than 20 local and state officials and two additional Congress members, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).
DSA influence waned through the early 2000s and by 2015, the organization was down to about 6,000 members, only about a third of whom were active.
Bernie Sanders changed all that. The DSA has backed Sanders since at least 1990. When he ran for president, the DSA became the backbone of his team. As Sanders took off, so did the DSA. When President Donald Trump got elected, DSA membership exploded, and is only now starting to slow, and in some places reverse.
The DSA now has more than 200 chapters in all 50 states. DSA strongholds are Boston, New York, Washington, DC, Chicago, Detroit, Seattle, Portland, Oregon, the Bay Area, and Southern California, but almost every significant city in America — and many small towns — now have DSA chapters. New York City’s DSA branch boasts more than 3,000 dues-paying members; Austin, Texas, claims 700, and Portland, Oregon, has 800. These numbers have given the DSA huge ability to penetrate the Democratic Party in almost every state.
The DSA also controls an organization that gives backing to hard-left candidates called “Our Revolution,” which boasts 100,000 members working vigilantly to carry on the Sanders movement. Our Revolution’s door-knockers and phone bankers give the DSA the ability to elect comrades to Democratic committees and leadership posts all over the country. In July 2018, the Washington Post reported that the DSA “has never had more adherents or more clout.”
The DSA has a Religious Commission featuring many pastors, church officials, theologians, and religious academics vigilantly indoctrinating malleable minds that Christianity and socialism go hand-in-hand.
The DSA is also huge in the colleges. In the early days, nearly a third of DSA members were academics. Today, the youth-wing of the DSA is known as the YDSA and is featured on campuses across America.
For most of its existence, the DSA was formally affiliated with the Socialist International (SI), an alliance of more than 100 socialist and social democratic political parties. At their annual conference in Chicago in 2017, the DSA officially pulled out of the SI based on them being too moderate, allying instead with several European communist-oriented parties. The DSA is particularly close to Die Linke (The Left), which is the direct ancestor of the old Stalinist East German Communist Party.
In the 1980s, the DSA worked closely with Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, who eventually became the socialist president of Brazil. “Lula” then worked with Cuban president Fidel Castro to elect socialist governments across most of Latin America, known broadly as the “Red Tide.”
Prominent DSA members have included theologian professor Cornel West; the late father of the socialized healthcare movement and former Obama family doctor Quentin Young; Obama immigration adviser Eliseo Medina; actor Ed Asner; feminist Gloria Steinem; Muslim activist Linda Sarsour; and convicted East German spy Kurt Stand.
Communist Party USA (CPUSA)
The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) was started in 1919 in Chicago, where it is headquartered today. In the 1940s, the CPUSA had over 100,000 members. With only 5,000 comrades, the CPUSA is not as large as it once was, but is still a political force with clout.
While the CPUSA has comrades in every state, it’s strongest in Boston, New York, Connecticut, Philadelphia, Missouri, Chicago, Detroit, Northern and Central Texas, Arizona, and California. The party has considerable influence in organizations such as the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, the U.S. Peace Council, Jobs with Justice, Alliance for Retired Americans, and dozens of smaller local front groups. The CPUSA is very active in the labor, environmental, and the “racial justice” movements. The CPUSA has systemically worked to recruit black pastors to cement their influence over the Democratic-voting black population.
The Democratic Party has long-since stopped expelling communists from their ranks. Consequently, in some parts of the country—Connecticut; West and South Chicago; Northeast Ohio; St. Louis, Missouri; Tucson, Arizona; Houston, Texas — the CPUSA controls some Democratic precincts.
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