The Origins of Communism in California

Examining the long march to Communism in California shows that it took Progressives over a hundred years to achieve their totalitarian California dream.

In 1879, the NY Times reported on the new California Constitution which was instigated by… wait for it… the Labor Party. Wouldn’t you know, community organizers peddling their Communism way back then. In the article, “Communism in California,” notice that their oppressive, totalitarian dream was instituted through taxation and taking control of land and railways. Does this sound similar to what they’re doing at an accelerated pace today? It certainly parallels what Nancy Pelosi brought to the House floor in 1992, which she called “Agenda 21″ and said it is the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development program.

Most notable in the 1879 NY Times article is the author’s apparent realization of the danger of enacting a mild form of Socialism that would lead to a Communist California, while at the same time finding comfort in the fact that it’s happening in a “distant part of the country.” The author may have presumed it would prove disastrous before infecting other States and spreading throughout the US like a violent and deadly virus. Little did the author know that it would be emanating from our very own White House, with an iron fist, within 130 years.

COMMUNISM IN CALIFORNIA (Published May 9, 1879)

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F30D1FFF385A137B93CBA9178ED85F4D8784F9

Excerpts:

“… it is clear that the efforts of the conservative people of California have not been able to stem the tide which has lately set toward Communism in the Golden State. It must be said that the experiment of a mild form of Socialism is now about to be tried in one of the States of the Republic. Perhaps it is just as well that it should be tried in a distant part of the country, and in a State which always makes much of its own griefs, as well as of its own advantages. There never was a serious desire for a remodeling of the Constitution of California until the so-called Labor Party became an important factor in the politics of the State…”

“The adoption of the new Constitution, absurd as it may be in some of its provisions, is the manifestation of a rebellion against what is called “the tyranny of capital.” It is a violent remedy for actual ills. It is a practical overturning of the principles that have governed American commercial life ever since the foundation of the Republic. Many requirements of the new Constitution are impossible of execution. Others will be evaded by corrupt officers. But enough will remain to bring disaster and financial distress upon the people.”

Many lament what California has become and, despite the beauty of this State, people and businesses are leaving as fast as they can. On the other hand, Communists like Van Jones and the Union leaders who control this State enjoy calling California their “home” while they live in the lap of luxury courtesy of people like George Soros and Barack Obama (through our tax dollars, of course).

Here is Communist California today… (h/t MamaKat)(Pictures and Video by Ringo and Zombie)

A May Day rally in Los Angeles, co-sponsored by SEIU and various communist groups, as well as other unions, reflected yet another step in the normalization of self-identified communist and socialist ideologies in the Obama era. Not only did SEIU help to organize the rally in conjunction with communists, they marched side-by-side with communists, while union members carried communist flags, communists carried union signs and altogether there was no real way to tell the two apart.

The communists freely and proudly declare their affiliation. And SEIU has no problem marching arm-in-arm with them.

“Smash Capitalism” is a slogan SEIU apparently endorses – or at least doesn’t mind marching behind. In case you think SEIU is some peripheral out-of-the-mainstream organization:

SEIU devoted $28 million to Obama’s campaign, making SEIU “the organization that spent the most to help Barack Obama get elected president.”

Furthermore, who is Obama’s favorite White House guest and one of his closest confidants? The individual who has visited the Obama White House the most: SEIU President Andy Stern, who has visited 53 times. Obama is closely linked with SEIU. EIU is closely linked with communists. You do the math.

Did I say communists? Sorry, I meant Communists (with a capital “C”). Note how the Communists that day (like the women on the right in this photo) carried solid red flags symbolizing their ideology. Keep that in mind as you view the next photo.

One of the SEIU leaders picked up a Communist flag and led a contingent of rank-and-file SEIU members. Everyone was OK with that.

The way you can identify SEIU members in all these pictures: They’re the ones in purple T-shirts carrying blue-and-yellow signs.

So, as you can see, the communists and the union members intermingled as the march progressed.

In case you were wondering what SEIU was saying during all of this, there is a video of SEIU chanting: “Legalization or REVOLUTION!” Clear enough?

And it wasn’t just the SEIU at the march – other “normal” unions like the AFL-CIO were on hand as well. There were plenty of teachers’ unions attending too and they brought along many of their public school students for some good old-fashioned communist indoctrination.

Most in the US who walk around with Che buttons or Che shirts do so simply because they foolishly think he’s “cool.” These hardcore Communists carry his image not because he’s “cool,” but because he was one of the most radical revolutionaries who ever lived. Right up there with Lenin, apparently.

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In order to have a more “civil dialogue” with their political opponents, the marchers made a puppet of a demonic Statue of Liberty aligned with the “Tea Bag Party.”

OK, I guess Hitler comparisons are off the table for now – too many people have called it taboo. So what’s second best? The Devil!

Tell me the honest truth: If the Tea Party had marched in a rally behind a banner held up by fascists or neo-Nazis, don’t you think it would have been national news? But the nation’s biggest Obama-supporting political organization marched behind banners like these and not a peep about it in the media. Hmmmm…

Until recently, the average American has regarded fascists and Communists as equally noxious and equally malignant. As well they should have. But the drive these days by the left side of the spectrum is to make communism and socialism somewhat less remarkable and more palatable. For two years, they angrily denied the Tea Party accusation that Obama’s policies and supporters had a socialist bent.

But in recent months, as the accusation has started to gain traction, the new leftist tactic has become: “What’s so bad about socialism after all? You’re demonizing a very popular and respectable ideology!”

Communists and SEIU Members march together at May Day Demonstration, L.A., Ca.
 

Young Communists at May Day protest, Los Angeles, Ca 5/1/2011


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Comments

  1. Arlen Williams says:

    Yes, communist influence in California began long, long ago. For just one example, Anaheim was founded in 1857 (by Germans, of course) as a communist village.

    • Hi Arlen, Based on the New York Times article, it looks like people tried to defeat it, but they just couldn’t do it. Do you think that’s why so many communists and like-minded politicians dominate California? It sure has swept across the country in the past 130+ years, hasn’t it?

      I just can’t understand how people can seek oppression instead of enjoying and appreciating individual Liberty.

  2. Arlen Williams says:

    It becomes apparent that communists settled in America, chiefly from Germany, in the 1800’s in a strategically planned fashion, especially in New York, Chicago (and Wisconsin, into Minnesota and Iowa), and California — also in pockets scattered throughout the nation, often in rural communities.

    I believe it is no mere happenstance that this financed and coordinated movement, supposedly of poor people (occurring since before Marx and Engels) and the Rothschild complex come from the same place at the same time.

    • They’ve been incredibly successful. Their ‘business model’ works. Conservatives need to adapt their business model (minus the evilness) and ‘spread Constitutional conservatism’, especially to our youth and through media. I think the Tea Party is the start of that, but we’ve got a lot more to do.

  3. Hollywood, Communist Hollywood, has diverted all Gulag history into the dust bin. Communism, the word is not even allowed. All the top brass control thinking in Hollywood. Look at the stark record: several hundred films produced showing the German socialists, and not a single major film in all these years showing the ultimate of all totalitsrisn dictatorship hells, of Stalin’s Soviet Socialist massive slave labor prison, taking up thousands of square miles of the Gulag Archipelago, and continuing its inhuman slavery economy long after the end of WWII. Yes, there plenty of books to prove it, BUT NOT A WORD FROM THE MAGIC FILM WORLD HOLLYWOOD.
    The single best book to read on the subject of Communism ingeniously creeping into this great country, is “KEYNES AT HARVARD – Economic Deception as a Political Credo”, 1957, by ZYGMUND DOBBS, and is wonderfully, A FREEDOWNLOAD http://www.keynesatharvard.org. It shows the exact day when Marxists decided to use the word “liberal” as a cover-up for Communism……..and they got away with it, were able to infiltrate with amazing deception. A deception that simply could not have taken place had they been open and called themselves Communists. It is simply using the word, liberal, and later progressive, too, that have been elegantly deceptive FAKE ID passes for these destructive, enslaving criminals. There is a way to change the tide of Communism and solve this truly overwhelming problem. We have the answer and will be happy to reveal it to GULAGBOUND.COM

  4. And congratulations! Gulagbound is one of the best titles ever created because it is, in proven fact, the ultimate goal of all the deceivers, proven by the mafia media’s own careful censorship of this terrifying end result of cancerous communism consuming our culture.

  5. OMG! What happened to America?

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