Written by James Simpson
Cliff Kincaid of America’s Survival and Accuracy in Media hosted a conference Thursday, October 21st at the National Press Club on an all too familiar subject: the ugly spread of Marxism in America, its roots, branches and current manifestations, particularly within the administration of President Barack Hussein Obama.
But unlike most conferences, which merely provide distressing detail to perennial complaints about the decline of America, Kincaid and Co. have issued a real call-to-action for the upcoming Republican-led Congress: bring back the House Internal Security Committee.
The amount of incredible information packed into this conference was stunning, even for veteran reporter Kincaid, who has exposed so much of the Left’s agenda over the years he could be called a one-man wrecking crew—the Left’s worst nightmare. He provided a booklet detailing conference subject matter and posted it online in two PDFs that should be in every patriot’s library, here and here.
Weather Underground FBI informant Larry Grathwohl, the only successful FBI undercover agent to ever penetrate the group, lead off the seminar. Larry’s 1982 interview describing Underground leader and Obama friend Bill Ayers’ plan to murder 25 million Americans astonished viewers in the run up to the 2008 elections. In this conference, Larry brought out more gripping testimony about Ayers and his unholy crew, all now working behind the scenes on behalf of President Obama.
Cliff has posted a series of video interviews with Grathwohl and retired FBI agent Max Noel, who oversaw Weather Underground investigations. They discuss the wave of bombings initiated by Ayers and the Underground in the 1970s, particularly the San Francisco PD Park Station bombing, which took the life of Sgt. Brian V. McDonnell. According to Grathwohl, Ayers and wife Bernardine Dohrn were directly involved in this bombing, despite their claims of never harming anyone during the Weathermen’s bombing campaign.
His assertions are backed up by facts. Cliff has posted exclusive, never-seen-before photos of the Weathermen’s San Francisco bomb factory, which Grathwohl describes:
One of the devices found in the Pine Street [bomb factory] location was a voice-activated detonator, meaning that it was designed to be set off when someone said something. One of the photographs of the bomb factory shows shrapnel in the form of nails. Heavy metal staples were also popular. The Weathermen were also making stabbing devices disguised as ball point pens.
Clearly, the Weathermen intended to kill and maim people, not simply destroy property, and with the Park Station bombing, they were successful. Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn have never renounced violence. Indeed, in a New York Times interview, appropriately published on September 11, 2001, Ayers claimed “we didn’t do enough.”
Just “a guy who lives in [Obama’s] neighborhood”… Sure.
Paul Kengor, author of the recently released Dupes: How America's Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century, was the lunchtime keynote speaker. His book is an essential contribution to our understanding of the Left. His testimony was chock full of damning details about public figures active in America’s progressive movement and how communists, from Soviet agents to American Party members, cunningly manipulated liberals and progressives to advance the communist agenda.
As Kengor observes however, there is a question about how many were really duped. Some people we thought were liberals being duped, were actually communists doing the duping. Iconic leftwing journalist I.F. Stone for example, has been posthumously outed as a Soviet agent. Kengor also speculates about author Arthur Miller and others. He fingered Ted Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, and John Dewey as three of the biggest dupes of the twentieth century.
No argument on Carter, America’s greatest mistake until Obama assumed that mantle. I would have to take issue with Kengor’s characterization of Kennedy however.
Teddy worked with the Soviets in a deliberate effort to undermine U.S. policy toward the USSR during the 1970s, 1980s, and perhaps later.
Veteran Congressional investigator Herb Romerstein, who authored The Venona Secrets: Exposing Soviet Espionage and America’s Traitors, was among the conference attendees Thursday. He wrote a report in 2003 alleging that Kennedy had even altered pending Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Act legislation so that his discussions with the Soviets would not be subject to FISA wiretaps. In Romerstein’s words:
Kennedy introduced the concept in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Bill that required evidence that someone was providing classified information to a foreign intelligence service. Someone who "only" had a clandestine relationship with a foreign intelligence officer and carried out covert influence operations for a foreign power could not be wiretapped.
Romerstein makes the explosive assertion that Kennedy’s FISA meddling may have been responsible for blinding US intelligence to the impending 9-11 attacks. Whatever the case, this is not the activity of a dupe, but rather a blatant case of deliberate, premeditated treason.
Finally, Kengor identified progressive John Dewey, known as the father of American public education, as one of the worst dupes. Dewey’s most important works on public education were enthusiastically received by Lenin’s Bolsheviks and translated into Russian as a model for Soviet emulation. Dewey felt complimented and traveled to the Soviet Union to witness first hand the “Worker’s Paradise.” Although Kengor states that Dewey later rejected Stalin’s brutality, for many years he ignorantly championed the Soviet model.
Other presenters were Trevor Loudon, of NewZeal blog, and KeyWiki, probably the foremost researcher of the Left, Professor Mary Grabar, a teacher and historian who has studied secret communist Howard Zinn’s impact on public education and Robert Knight, author of Radical Rulers.
Read Grabar’s report on Zinn here, an alarming case study of how the Soviets have used radical American educators to brainwash our children. Zinn’s works, like A People’s History of the United States, have found their way into schools across the country.
Knight brought forth details about Harry Hay, communist inspiration for Obama “Safe Schools” Czar, Kevin Jennings. Jennings has been accused of peddling porn to high schoolers. Hay was a staunch defender of the National Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) as well as the founder of the modern radical homosexual movement. Kincaid has published Hay’s FBI file in PDF form, here and here.
Businessman and Examiner.com columnist Jim Simpson is a former White House staff economist and budget analyst. His writings have been published on Right Side News, Big Government, Big Peace, Emerging Corruption, American Thinker, Washington Times, WorldNetDaily, FrontPage Magazine, Soldier of Fortune and others. His blog is Truth & Consequences.