In its founding documents Media Matters targets Christianity and business. No surprise from the Christophobes on the left. Media Matters has received funding from billionaire anti-American George Soros and praise from self proclaimed “progressive” Hillary Clinton. They are influential in Democrat talking points for the adoring Obama press especially the National Barack channel (NBC) and MSNBC.
Anti-Christianity is nothing new with the socialist left. Consider this from a previous post:
By Michael Whipple, Editor usACTIONnews.com
A diabolical attack occurred in Manhattan on September 12. Not many know of its existence. Even fewer recognize how close it is to destroying America.
“On September 12, 1905, approximately one hundred people met in a loft over Peck’s Restaurant, at 140 Fulton Street in lower Manhattan. The purpose of the meeting was to strategize the overthrow of the Christian worldview that still pervaded much of American culture and to replace it with the ideas of a then rather unknown writer by the name of Karl Marx. They called the organization they formed that day the Intercollegiate Socialist Society.” – One Year Book of Christian History by E. Michael and Sharon Rusten
Its been said that the pen is mightier than the sword and this group of ardent socialists have proven that to be true. This group included politicians, business leaders, educators, lawyers, union labor leaders, publishers and actors. The Intercollegiate Socialist Society became the vehicle which carried the movement to its prominence in all areas of America today.
“The ISS proper was a product of the brain of Upton Sinclair. In December 1904, Sinclair drafted a call for the formation of a group which he called “the Intercollegiate Socialist Society,” which he circulated among leading socialist intellectuals for endorsement. The document was ulmimatedly signed by nine others in addition to Sinclair, including Leonard Abbott, Clarence Darrow, Jack London, Graham Phelps Stokes, and William English Walling, among others. This call was published in various socialist publications in the spring of 1905 and a topic of discussion throughout that summer.
[fn. Max Horn, The Intercollegiate Socialist Society, 1905-1921, pp. 5-6.]” – Marxist history.org
Among the influential members of this attack on the hearts and minds of America were W.E.B. Dubois, who would become an official of the NAACP and later a Communist Party member, and Victor L. Berger of Wisconsin, who became the first Socialist elected to Congress, Walter Lippmann, later author and director of the Council on Foreign Relations, Walter Reuther, the future president of the United Auto Workers, and Eugene Debs, five-time Socialist candidate for president.
“The society grew. The first annual convention was held in 1910, and by 1917 they were active on sixty-one campuses and a dozen graduate schools.
In 1921 the Intercollegiate Socialist Society took its next organizational step, changing its name to the League for Industrial Democracy. Its purpose was “education for a new social order based on production for use and not for profit.” Norman Thomas, another perennial Socialist candidate for president, was the leader behind the scenes. The renamed organization’s first president was Robert Lovett, editor of the New Republic, and the field secretary was Paul Blanshard, who later became an author.”
The college chapters of the Intercollegiate Socialist Society now became the Student League for Industrial Democracy. As members graduated from college, some entered the pulpit, others the classroom; some wrote textbooks while others entered the labor movement and both political parties. When the New Deal began in 1933, they were prepared. At the time the league had only 5,652 members, but they were in positions of leadership everywhere.
By 1941 John Dewey, the founder of progressive education and the league vice president in the 1930s, was its honorary president, and Reinhold Niebuhr, the theologian, its treasurer. Dewey had already organized the Progressive Education Association and the American Association of University Professors.” – One Year Book of Christian History
John Dewey is a great example of how this meeting in 1905 progressed to be so influential.
According to Discover the Networks (which you should read in its entirety):
“The NEA was founded in 1850 as the National Teachers Association, and adopted its present name in 1857. Promoting government-owned public schools and “modern” pedagogical ideas, this union permitted no private school teachers to join its ranks. These government-owned-and-run schools were modeled on statist European education in Prussia, and attracted socialist activist teachers who saw public school students as perfect subjects for re-engineering society. That remolding began with the anti-Catholic objectives of Horace Mann (1796-1859) and expanded to the anti-religious humanism of John Dewey (1859-1952).”
A big part of the agenda of the NEA is to remove Christianity from the schools and from the students themselves as the Chronology of the NEA points out:
‘Their goals and tactics haven’t changed. Take religion. Back in 1933, John Dewey co-authored the first Humanist Manifesto which called for a new world religion: “…a synthesizing and dynamic force for today must be shaped for the needs of this age. To establish such a religion is a major necessity of the present.”
They have come a long way. Today, Christianity is banned from our government schools. Instead, students are immersed in the new global spirituality — a contemporary, idealistic blend of all religions — through classroom myths, rituals, symbols and multicultural experiences. This new spiritual synthesis has been adapted to fit the amoral, religious standards outlined by UNESCO’s Declaration on the role of religion in a culture of peace and Declaration of Principles on Tolerance.’
A telling example of how far they had come by 1944 is this quote from Norman Mattoon Thomas 1944 Socialist Party Presidential candidate:
“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened. I need no longer run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform.” — Norman Mattoon Thomas (1944 Socialist Party Presidential candidate).
Former communist David Horowitz explains how history of the takeover of the Democrat Party by socialist/Marxists in a speech you can watch here:
As a result of Intercollegiate Socialist Society efforts and those of subsequent spin off groups a majority of Democrats and liberals now say they have a positive view of socialism according to a recent Gallup poll. That socialist majority of the left is about 36% of the US.
Just compare this list of actions from the Communist Manifesto to where America is today;
“1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
5. Centralisation of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.
6. Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
8. Equal liability of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country.
10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, &c, &c.”
See anything familiar? A specter is haunting America – the specter of socialism.
Walter Williams put it well: “I believe most Americans find the ideals and principles of socialism, communism and progressivism repugnant, but by our sanctioning greater government centralization and its control over our lives, we become their dupes or, as Lenin said, “useful idiots.”” – Walter Williams.
Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D MI), chair of the powerful House Judiciary Committee has been caught on tape, meeting with members of the U.S.’s largest marxist organization Democratic Socialists of America. Barbara Lee is a pro-socialist Democratic member of Congress. A group of left wing radicals assembled at a conference in Washington, D.C. under the banner of the Campaign for America’s Future. This group was a Who’s, Who’s of the progressive/ socialist movement in America.
American unions have a history of association with socialism. Andy Stern former head of SEIU and most frequent visitor to the Obama White House wants to ’share wealth’ and uses the communist slogan ‘workers of the world unite‘. Stern also worked for AFL-CIO which became a progressive/ socialist organization when John Sweeney, a member of Democratic Socialists of America, took over.
And who could forget the self avowed communist who was Obama’s ‘Green Jobs Czar’ and on the White House staff Van Jones. When Jones’ communist background came to light he was moved over to the progressive/ socialist think tank Center for American Progress which is headed by Obama’s confidant and former advisor John Podesta.
Then there is Obama ‘Diversity Czar’ appointee at the FCC Mark Lloyd. Lloyd was caught on video praising the Chavez takeover of Venezuela. That video has been scrubbed from the internet but a Washington Times article notes that Lloyd praised socialist dictator Hugo Chavez’s rise to power in Venezuela as “an incredible revolution.”
And don’t forget the Mao Tse Tung Christmas ornament hanging on the White House Christmas tree. Or Anita Dunn, when she was the White House Communications Director, saying Mao Tse Tung was one of the two people she turns to most. Meanwhile the White House collaborates with socialist union boss every day.
From our previous editorial More people are realizing Obama IS a socialist:
Accuracy in Media was one of the earliest to recognize and expose the socialist/Marxist early connections of Obama with posts like Conservatives Behind the Curve on Obama, The Marxist Roots of Obama’s Rage, Part One , The Marxist Roots of Obama’s Rage, Part Two , and Exposing Un-American Activities.
A Townhall.com article by Terry Jeffrey the Editor-in-chief of CNSNews.com cries ‘Hannity’s Right: Obama Is a Socialist‘. Mr. Jeffrey points out that Hannity has been claiming that Obama is a socialist for some time.:
Obama, for example, practiced socialism with General Motors.
Last year, he directed the government to take 60 percent ownership of GM. Congress had not enacted legislation authorizing him to do this. He simply took money out of the Troubled Asset Relief Program, which had been appropriated to buy assets from financial institutions (not manufacturers), and bought the federal government an auto company.
Obama’s greatest socialist act so far, however, is the national health care system he signed into law last month.
Recent books expose like Stanley Kurtz Radical-in-Chief research the socialist past of Obam. Another book, Dupes by Paul Kengor, makes use of Obama’s communist mentor, Communist Party USA member Frank Marshall Davis which was first exposed by New Zeal blogger Trevor Loudon.
Even the mainstream Forbes ran an article proclaiming Obama as a Fabian Socialist as early as the day before the 2008 election. Considering what has happened in the two years since this was written it is amazingly prophetic:
Fabians believed in gradual nationalization of the economy through manipulation of the democratic process. Breaking away from the violent revolutionary socialists of their day, they thought that the only real way to effect “fundamental change” and “social justice” was through a mass movement of the working classes presided over by intellectual and cultural elites. Before TV it was stage plays, written by George Bernard Shaw and thousands of inferior “realist” playwrights dedicated to social change.
That’s the Fabian MO, relentless cultural and journalistic attacks on everything that is, and then a hard pitch for the hope of what might be.
That’s Obama’s world.
He’s telling the truth when he says that he doesn’t agree with Bill Ayers’ violent bombing tactics, but it’s a tactical disagreement. Why use dynamite when mass media and community organizing work so much better?
So here is the playbook: The left will identify, freeze, personalize and polarize an industry, probably health care. It will attempt to nationalize one-fifth of the U.S. economy through legislative action. They will focus, as Lenin did, on the “commanding heights” of the economy, not the little guy.
It may not be health care first; it might be energy, though I suspect that energy will be nationalized much more gradually. The offshore drilling ban that was allowed to lapse legislatively will be reinstated through executive means. It may be an executive order, but might just as well be a permit reviewing system that theoretically allows drilling but with endless levels of objection and appeal from anti-growth groups. Wind and solar, on the other hand, will have no permitting problems at all, and a heavy taxpayer subsidy at their backs.
They’ve come a long way baby, and Barack Hussein Obama is the result.
By Michael Whipple, Editor usACTIONnews.com
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