It’s a sign of our times that the Communist Party is no longer trying very hard to hide their affiliation with the Democrat Party, the unions, and even Organizing For America, Barack Obama’s own organization.
I’m proud of them, and happy about this. I hope every friend and every family member of mine who still belongs to the Democrat party and votes for Democrat candidates will see this. Of course, they won’t see it in their daily newspaper, or in the NYT, or USAToday, and they won’t hear Katie Couric or Brian Williams reporting on it, but maybe they will see this post. Or, perhaps they will do a google search on ‘communist party usa organizing for america,’ as I just did, just to see what would come up. I got 156,000 hits and on the very first page was the link to a post written in September 2010 about the youth vote, and what Organizing For America is doing to capture it.
Or, perhaps doing some leisurely browsing some Sunday afternoon, they will happen across the urgent appeal made by the national chairman of the Communist Party USA on Barack Obama‘s website, a plea for warm bodies to attend the OneNation rally a few weeks ago.
Or even, at great risk to their own state of denial, they might decide to take a look at the CPUSA’s website, where this comrade speculates that perhaps it’s time to drop the ‘communist’ portion of their name, and continue to work within the Democrat party and other….well, just read it for yourself.
Forces on the progressive left must organize as currents within the orbit of the Democratic Party, but as elements separate from it. This is the stance taken by the organized labor movement. And, if the CPUSA is honest with itself, we would see that this is an approach which we have already taken for quite some time as well. Our members participate in the Democratic primary process at the local level, volunteer in GOTV efforts, and many take part in the platform-drafting process in their local Democratic committees. More participate in Democratic-aligned outfits such as Organize for America, Progressive Democrats of America, or the Campaign for America’s Future. [emphasis mine]
At any rate, until the Democrat Party disavows any ties to, or alliances with, the Communist Party USA, any person still registered as a Democrat is allying themselves with the goals and agenda of the CPUSA.
It is that simple.
They may not realize it. Most, actually, probably don’t realize it. But, once any Democrat becomes aware of this and chooses to remain a Democrat, they become an active participant in assisting the progress of communism in this country.
It is that simple.
H/T to The Lonely Conservative–Do read this post, it’s very good, and has more links and background information than my rant above.