To the Editor:
Here is an excellent quote often popularly attributed to Norman Thomas and sometimes attributed to Ronald Reagan (the so-called “truth” website, snopes.com, questions the authorship assertion while totally ignoring the factual reality of the quote):
“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.”
By 1948, Norman Thomas, six-time U.S. presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America and Gus Hall, four-time U.S. presidential candidate for the U.S. Communist Party, both quit American politics, agreeing that the Republican and Democratic parties had adopted every plank on the communist/socialist platform and they no longer had an alternate party platform on which to run.
Frank Marshall Davis, Communist Party USA (CPUSA) member 47,544 and mentor to a young Barack Obama joined the Communist Party during World War II and was unflinchingly pro-Soviet and pro-Red China. He was the founding editor in chief of the Chicago Star (1946-48) – the CPUSA publication for Chicago – before moving on to the Honolulu Record (1949-57), the CPUSA publication there. Davis lavishly praised Joseph Stalin and vilified the Democratic Party which was opposed to the Soviet Union. Frank Marshall Davis’s politics were so radical, and so pro-Soviet, that the Democrats who ran the Senate in 1956 summoned him to Washington to testify on his pro-Soviet activities. The FBI placed him on the federal government’s Security Index, meaning that if a war broke out between the United States and the Soviet Union, Obama’s mentor could have been placed under immediate arrest.
But after years of trashing the Democratic Party, Davis decided to join the Democratic Party. After finally realizing that he could never be elected on the Communist Party ticket, Davis took the lesser of the available “evils” and glommed onto the most left-leaning party, the Democrats.
Thus the Hawaiian Communist Party went underground, realizing that it lacked political viability. Hawaii’s communists changed their tactics, concentrating instead on the mainstream Democratic Party, even running their members in local elections to seize delegate positions. One of those who not only urged this tactic, but was himself elected to a Democratic precinct was Frank Marshall Davis.
With that, the gradual hijacking of the Democratic Party was on. This began a long march to transform the Democratic Party from the party of Truman and JFK to the party of Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama. And Frank Marshall Davis, as a “Democrat,” would go on to influence today’s Democratic Party standard-bearer: Barack Obama.
Unfortunately Obama has totally contradicted and reversed the meaning of JFK’s immortal words:
“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
In contrast, Obama says to Americans:
“Demand that your government gives you free housing, free food, free transportation, free education, and freedom from having to work for life.”
I am proud to admit that I voted as a Democrat for JFK in 1960, but I am now horribly frightened by the fact that the Democratic Party of 1960 has ceased to exist; however, millions of Obama closed minded sycophants will still vote for anything falsely labeled “Democrat.”
Now 52 years later we find that for the first time in our nation’s history, this election will decide whether the United States will continue to exist for our children and grandchildren.
Nov. 6 may be our last chance.