Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Progressives Enjoy Waltzing With The Devil

Nation Sick Of Looming Stuff...The Onion

Note: Since this was posted, the devil won.
  • Yesterday I wrote a piece about Bill de Blasio, the Democrat candidate for mayor of NYC. I targeted his love affair with the progressive agenda as well as his very conspicuous Socialist background (some referring to it as Marxist). In short, he supported the Marxist Sandinistas in Nicaragua. He honeymooned in Cuba in violation of American policy. As even the NY Times pointed out--De Blasio's history of aiding despots. Or as Michael Goodwin of the NY Post wrote today: "...he's a member of the 'blame-America-first' club, the kind that doesn't understand the fuss over Jane Fonda or why it's not okay to sport Che Cuevera T-shirts." These are the same people who have a long history of referring to the likes of Castro, Che and the late Venezuelan dictator Chavez as their heroes.
  • And today, the NY Post reported De Blasio was part of a group of NY nitwit politicians who honored Zimbabwe dictator and murderer Robert Mugabe in 2002 at City Hall. For those who don't know about Mugabe. This guy murdered is political opponents, confiscated land from anyone who wasn't black and rigged elections.
  • So what does this all mean? It means many progressive politicians are not only na├»ve and stupid, they're also dangerous. Progressives have a long history of a love affair with revolutionaries, both domestic and international. If you recall, Columbia University hired Kathy Boudin as an adjunct professor. She was a member of a domestic terror group that attacked an armored car in 1981 that left two police officers and a guard dead. They were gunned down in cold blood.  She served 22 years for that crime and was paroled in 2003. Ironically, in 1970, Boudin and her cohorts planned on bombing Columbia's library. Her group also had plans on bombing the officer's club at Ft. Dix. One of her comrades reported Boudin wanted to use anti-personnel bombs for that attack because she wanted to kill people as well as damaging property.
  • Keep in mind, there is evidence that Pres. Obama had some acquaintance with Bill Ayers, a former member of the Weather Underground, a Marxist domestic terrorist group responsible for conducting a campaign of bombings through the mid-1970's. (Obama's own admission to George Stephanopoulis of ABC News). Obama also denounced Ayers' actions with the Weather Underground.

  • We've also witnessed the pain progressive policies have caused in cities like Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, Cleveland and countless others.  Progressive policies and actions have also left corpses in their wake in Russia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and South East Asia.
  • I'm not in any way accusing De Blasio  or any of his misguided supporters of responsibility for any actions by these progressive thugs. I am warning Americans---New Yorkers---that anytime you dance with dictators and proclaim your admiration for supporting violent social and economic revolution; your actions and intentions must be viewed as suspect.
  • And for those who try to counter it's absurd to connect progressives to Marxism, it's not. Socialism and Marxism are largely economic ideologies while progressivism is the other side of the same coin.
  • As Thomas Sowell warned some time ago: "Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it."
  • Waltzing with the devil never has a good outcome.
Postscript: Since this was posted, NY City's progressive city council passed 2 bills giving illegal aliens sanctuary even if they have felony records. In addition, they will not be honoring ICE warrants.