Just Changing Presidents Won’t Change the Direction We’re Heading
…by Mychal Massie in today’s “Daily Rant”
Remember last year when politicians, actors, the media, certain members of the business community and Obama himself were telling us that the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) squatter gangs were just like the Tea Party–that they had legitimate concerns–they meant no harm blah, blah? Were those claiming this merely ignorant, complicit, or lying about the goals of OWS?
The answer to that question is yes. Some of those commenting were ignorant about the real objectives of OWS; others were complicit in the deceit of OWS and lying to help cover up the true goals. The reality is that some of those squatting in public areas all of this time are clueless followers, but the majority and more important the organization’s cabal know exactly why they are there and what they are up to.
These people are Marxist-Leninists whose intent is to recruit and then disrupt. Their voiced objectives are tantamount to bank robbers who take hostages and then demand transportation to the closest airport where a plane is to be waiting to fly them and their stolen gains to some secure location or they will harm the hostages.
The OWS has announced plans for worldwide disruption of the status quo–including the shutting down of bridges and tunnels in U.S. cities. They plan marches across the globe to bring attention to what they claim are abuses of wealth and power. The Marxist-Leninist organizers plan worldwide coordinated general strikes aimed at closing schools, banks, and stores to mark May Day.
What are they asking for? They are asking for what in their view are sensible things, such as: caps on the amount businesses can earn, they are calling for the sharing of all earnings with the workers after companies make a certain amount, and that’s just for starters. They are demonstrating on May first, because May Day is, and has been since late 19th century, a Socialist holiday. In America, we learned to celebrate working by by earning our income and getting paid. But these Erebusic extremists celebrate demanding as much for free as they are able to extort. Read the following letter that anarchistic hate groups like the Daily Kos are distributing:
Socialists of America, Unite!
On May 1, 2012
Occupy spread like wildfire, setting America ablaze. From large cities like New York
City and Los Angeles, to small towns like Martinsburg, Virginia and Mobile, Alabama,
occupiers are consistently organizing, planning, discussing, and taking direct action
for the 99%.
Not since the 1960’s and 1930’s have so many people taken militant action against the
state and capital.
No matter what we think of Occupy’s calls for a general strike on May 1, the important
things is that these calls are resonating on a scale not seen since the days of the
free speech fights and the call for “One Big Union” by the Industrial Workers of the
It is with this in mind that we, the understigned, call on all socialts, regardless of
organizational affiliation or lack thereof, to unite in joint action on May 1, 2012.
In places where there will be large permitted May Day marches like New York City, there
will be a multi-tendency contingent with socialists from a variety of organizations &
independent socialists as well. In places without May 1 marches, mass meetings or
socials to celebrate May Day might be more appropriate.
Regardless what form it takes, on May 1, 2012, we should act together. To be clear,
we are not saying that socialists who are in unions, campus groups, or other
organizations leave or separate from the contingents/actions those organizations are
We are saying that whatever locally based action socialists take on May 1 should be
united in order to maximize our visibility, impact, and influence.
Any individual or organization may sign this call by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org and/or “liking” our FaceBook page.
For more information on how to link up with this initiative or organize a joint
action in your area, contact email@example.com.
Ben Campbell, Occupy Wall Street
Bhaskar Sunkara, Editor, Jacobin Magazine
Billy Wharton, Socialist Party USA
Bob Turansky, Solidarity
Clay Claiborne, Venice filmmaker and The North Star
Christ Cutrone, Platypus Society
Christ Maisano, Democratic Socialists of America
Carl Davidson, Committees of correspondence for Democracy and Socialism
Dan La Botz, Solidarity
Jason Schulman, New Politics Magazine, Democratic Socialists of America
Fernando Gapasin, freedom Road Socialist Organization
Manuel Barrera, independent revolutionary socialist
Michael Hirsch, new Politics Magazine
Steve Early, Labor journalist, organizer, and member of Newspaper Guild/CWA
Zak, Occupay Wall Stree Class War Camp
Organizational endorsements: John Reed Society; Platypus Affiliated Society
Is this what you understood May Day Celebration in America to be about? Folks, we need to wake up and realize that OWS didn’t just spring up last year. Last year was just the newest incarnation of the Marxist attempt to turn America into a Communist State. Marxist-Leninists have been quietly working behind the scenes to place their own in positions of power and authority. They have, with great stealth, instituted programs and policies that no doubt have Lenin smiling as he burns in hell.
People ask me every day how did we end up like this? The answer is simple. It happened because the greatest trick the devil ever played wasn’t just getting people to believe he doesn’t exist, but by deceiving people into believing his draconian machinations are good for them. And, as we witness today, their patience has paid off.
It has happened because–even in the face of Obama’s overt Marxist-Leninist beliefs and policies–the so-called intellectually illuminated are loathe to call him what he is. It happened because even though there are at least 70 card-carrying members of the Socialist Party in Congress the media and political strategists malign those who share this truth with the public. It happened because FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, his nefarious and paranoid extremism notwithstanding, should have been taken seriously when he worried about the Communist interest in blacks. It happened because the majority of Americans never understood that the anti-war demonstrators of the late 60s were not just college students with nothing better to do. They were hardcore Marxists whose goals were not just to stage sit-ins on college campuses, but to take over colleges and universities by becoming administrators and tenured professors.
Ask yourself why professors need tenure? Ask yourself how terrorists and avowed Marxists like Angela Davis, Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Ward Churchill, and other members of the most violent domestic terrorist group end up as tenured professors and chairman of their departments?
America has been passively blind to the truth of what has been taking place. Senator Joseph McCarthy was maligned and McCarthyism became a pejorative directed at anyone who even hinted there was a Communist threat not unlike racist has become the pejorative of choice today. It happened as Marxism became more entrenched through the seemingly innocuous observance of Earth Day, which, in reality, is not just pagan earth worship but the worldwide celebration of Stalin’s birthday.
Simply changing presidents isn’t going to change the direction the country is heading. We must change the kind of people we are electing. We are under siege from within and people are steadfastly refusing to admit there is a threat. It’s easier for them to believe all we have to do is replace the president.