Philosophy of Evil Socialism In America By Jerry McDaniel Chapter 33 After the Cold War
Fall of the Berlin Wall
American Socialism came of age following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990 and 1991. It was born in the progressive era of the 1880s and reached its adolescent, rebellious stage during the sixties and the era of “hippies”, “yippies”, “yuppies”, “free love”, and “dropping out”. The fall of the Soviet Union had an effect on the American socialist movement similar to an adult, who in mid-life, suddenly experiences the death of his or her last parent. Abruptly progressives realized they no longer had “Mother Russia” to look to for inspiration and encouragement; they were totally on their own for the first time in their life. The progressives passage to adulthood is marked by the setting aside of the name of their youth, “liberalism” and returning to their birth name, “progressivism”.
During the coexistence of Soviet communism and American socialism, the latter took their marching orders from the former. In the early days, American progressives towed the line of the Communist Party USA, later that of Socialists International and its American affiliate, Democratic Socialists of America. It is easy to be misled by the anemic numbers of socialist party members and the small number of votes they engender at the polls. Socialist candidates, running on a socialist party ticket have never gotten more than a minuscule number of votes. However, American socialists (progressives) running on the Socialist Party agenda have many times been elected to office on Democratic Party or Republican Party tickets; a lesson they learned from Upton Sinclair in California during the 1934 election.
The modern party of the Democratic Socialists of America traces its origin back to the formation of the Socialist Party of America by Eugene Debs in 1901. That party was itself a merger of the Social Democratic Party of America and elements of the Socialist Labor Party. Another merger in 1983 of the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee of Michael Harrington, of SDS fame, and the New American Movement resulted in the Democratic Socialists of America. The new DSA is an affiliate of Socialist International, a worldwide socialist organization headquartered in London, U.K., and boasts of being the largest Socialist Party in America today. The DSA sums up its history and vision on its website:
“The merged organization, Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), for the first time since the First World War brought together the various splinters of left opinion in America: former Socialists and Communists, former old leftists and new leftists, and many who had never been leftists at all. … a new beginning now seems possible in the 1990s As the old Cold War polarities break down, DSA has an opportunity to demonstrate that the history of the American left had reached a turning-point, not an end.”
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, American socialists were forced to regroup. In 1991, then-Congressman, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, a long-time prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America, organized the Congressional Progressive Caucus. The first caucus consisted of Socialist Bernie Sanders and five Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives; Ron Dellums of California, Lane Evans of Illinois, Thomas Andrews of Maine, Peter DeFazio of Oregon, and Maxine Waters of California. Its primary objective was to move Congress to a more progressive position. Today the Caucus’ membership consists of eighty-one Congressmen and two Senators. The Caucus works in tandem with the Democratic Socialists of America and member groups of the socialist coalition to promote the socialist agenda.
Until 1999, the website for the Progressive Caucus was hosted on the Democratic Socialists’ ISP server. This fact became public in 1999 and the Caucus moved its ISP address to the Congressional Internet server. At about the same time, the Democratic Socialists stopped making its membership list public. The last count we have showed 53 members in the Congressional Caucus. All 53 were dues-paying members of the Democratic Socialists of America. It is likely that all 83 members of today’s Caucus are also members of the Democratic Socialists. It is certain that a majority of them are.
The Shadow Party
Following passage of the McCain-Feingold Act in 2002, Hillary Clinton, George Soros, and Harold Ickes pulled together a coalition of progressive groups often referred to as the “Shadow Party”, to circumvent the restraints placed on campaign contributions in national elections. Activities of the Party are coordinated with key public sector unions and the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) and with the DSA. Ickes and Soros worked together in organizing six of the seven organizations making up the core of the Shadow Party, America Coming Together, America Votes, the Center for American Progress, Joint Victory Campaign 2004, the Media Fund, and the Thunder Road Group. An important part of the Soros coalition is MoveOn.Org, founded in 1998 by Wesley Boyd and his wife Joan Blades. After a meeting in 2003 between Soros and Boyd, Soros and his associates pumped over six million dollars into MoveOn.Org in an effort to influence the 2004 election and defeat George W. Bush.
In 2009 because of nationwide scandals, involving ACORN, Congress passed what has come to be known as the “Defund ACORN Act”, cutting off all federal funding to ACORN and its affiliate organizations -- temporarily. In an attempt to continue its activities as separate organizations, many of ACORN’s components were reorganized and re-branded under different names. ACORN International became Community Organizations International; California ACORN became Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment; New York ACORN renamed itself New York Communities for Change; and so on.
By 2008, the Democratic Party was a wholly owned subsidiary of a coalition consisting of the Shadow Party groups and the DSA and its affiliates, directed by the Democratic Socialists and funded by Soros and his associates. It was no longer necessary to buy individual members of Congress, the coalition now effectively owned the Democratic Party. It did not matter who the voters elected at the polls, once the candidate took his seat in Congress, he took his orders from the Democratic Party leadership, Nancy Pelosi in the House and Harry Reid in the Senate. Pelosi and Reid comprised the most tyrannical Congressional despots America had ever seen. Continued...