Devvy Kidd
October 4, 1999

I was glancing over the front page of the Sacramento Bee the other morning and the headline at the bottom was "Beatty Hints He'll Likely Not Run - But Defends Himself With Passion." Of course I knew this was all about the flap regarding Hollywierd movie star, Warren Beatty, and hints that had been dropped about a possible run for the presidency. You see, Mr. Beatty wants to take his Democratic Party back to the left. If the Democrats get much more left, we'll all be wearing Red Stars on our foreheads. Mr. Beatty was receiving an award: the Eleanor Roosevelt Award. Now that's something to be proud of: Eleanor was an open socialist and a somewhat closeted lesbian.

But, all that aside, what struck me was the organization which hosted this gala event: the Southern California Americans for Democratic Action (ADA). That jogged my memory and I went digging into the extensive archive I call my second office and found what I was looking for: The Dan Smoot Report, October 18, 1965 - Communist Socialist Tactics. For those of you who may not be familiar with this courageous American, his credential are impressive:

Dan Smoot went to SMU acquiring BA and MA degrees. In 1941, he joined the faculty at Harvard as a Teaching Fellow, doing graduate work for a doctorate in American civilization. From 1942-1951, he was an FBI agent: three and a half years on communist investigations; two years on FBI HQ staff; almost four years on general FBI cases in various places. He resigned from the FBI and, from 1951 to 1955, was commentator on national radio and television programs, giving both sides of controversial issues.

In July 1955, he started his profit-supported, free-enterprise business: publishing The Dan Smoot Report, a weekly magazine available by subscription; and producing a weekly news-analysis radio and television broadcast. The Report and broadcast gave one side of important issues: the side that presents documented truth using the American Constitution as a yardstick. In other words, today he would be called a right-wing, wacko conspiracy, anti-government this and that.

If you think Communism is dead, read no further, go back to your self-induced coma and continue believing all the news that's fit to fake every evening on ABC, CBS or NBC. If you want to learn more about the underpinnings and planning that has been going on behind your back while you've been out busting your gut to earn a living for your family, I hope you will read through this important information. You will see the nexus between the article in the Sacramento Bee, September 30th and the two pieces below. Only by learning how the enemy operates and what they intend, can the people of America learn to start curing the cancer instead of just treating the symptoms.

Communist-Socialist Tactics

by Dan Smoot

In "Communizing America" (the September 27, 1965, issue of this Report), I pointed out that fascism, communism, socialism and modern liberalism all have the same goal: an authoritarian state in which rulers have absolute power to do anything they please to the people, under pretext that it is being done for the people. In that Report, and in two subsequent issues, I showed that the communist revolution is already far advanced in the United States.

How did it happen? The present Report outlines the answer.

On September 24, 1864, Karl Marx formed, in London, the International Workingmen's Association - an organization intended to foster the worldwide socialist revolution which Marx and Engels had urged in their Communist Manifesto (published in 1848). Being the first international organization created for such purpose, the IWA is generally known, in the history of socialism, as the First Socialist International. (1)

In January, 1868, the Socialist Party was founded in NY City, and headquarters of the First International was transferred from London to NY. This was the formal beginning of the socialist movement in the United States (though there had previously been several unsuccessful experiments in communal living, socialistic communities, and so on). The Socialist Party, proving ineffective, was reorganized as Labor Union No. 5 of New York; but the various factions of the socialist movement still could not agree on method. The First Socialist International was disbanded at Philadelphia on February 15, 1876. (1)

Delegatess from 20 countries organized the Second Socialist International at Paris on July 14, 1889. Whereas the First Socialist International had been formed on the assumption that "workers of the world" would voluntarily unite to "throw off the chains of capitalism," the Second Socialist International recognized that "workers" must be manipulated into supporting socialism. The Second Socialist International intended to accomplish world revolution by organizing and controlling labor unions. Hence, it is often called the Labor International. The Second International still exists as a small splinter group of the communist-socialist movement; but, in achievement, the Second International failed as completely as the First. (1)

By the end of the 19th century, most socialists had come to realize that socialism could be imposed on the world only through violence, treachery, and deception. The Third Socialist International (often called Red International and Moscow International) was formed at Moscow, March 2-6, 1919, under the leadership of Bolsheviks who had seized power in Russia. (1) The Third International converted Russia into an enormous power base for the international socialist movement and spawned communist parties all over the world; but the techniques of the Third International did not work in the United States.


British Fabians devised the technique that succeeded in the United States. A small group of socialists formed the Fabian Society at London in 1883, for the announced purpose of converting the British economy from capitalism to socialism. The name and tactics of the Fabian Society were borrowed from Quintus Fabius Maximus, a general of ancient Rome, who, after disastrous defeats in open battle, developed a successful strategy of delay, deception, and infiltration. (1,2)

George Bernard Shaw, a leading member of the Fabian Society, said the Society made it possible for respectable citizens to support socialism without suspicion of lawless desire to overturn the existing order. The Fabian artifice of feigning respectability, while subverting society for revolutionary purposes, gave socialists easy entry into government, banks, stock exchanges, universities, and other respected centers of power and influence. (1,2) [Ed. Note: Remember the movie, Brotherhood of the Bell?]

Fabians, more realistic than other socialists, know it is much easier to subvert sons, daughters and wives of prominent and well-to-do than it is to impress laboring classes. They also realize that socialist movements spring from middle and upper classes - not from the proletariat. (2)

A fundamental principle of Fabianism is that a select brain trust should plan for, and direct, all of society. This concept of an elite attracted people from the English nobility, who began to join the Fabian Society, reflecting unconscious, sometimes conscious, attempts to regain their lost power. (3)

This policy of hiding behind the skirts of respectability did not, however, deter Fabians from consorting with and helping their more violent brethren in the socialist movement. In fact, Fabians aided and abetted Russian Bolsheviks long before the revolution in 1917. (2)

Fabians, l ike other socialists, claim to represent a progressive society; but, like communists, they are devoted to dictatorship.

[Ed. Note: When you have a minute, you might go to the Democratic Socialists of America's web site at - there you will see the "Union Yes" with the check mark we see on so many pick-ups trucks. It's called the Union Ring and the DSA owns the rights to this logo/sticker. Their web site boasts: "DSA's members are building progressive movements for social change."

Today, in the U.S. House of Representatives, 57 members, all Democrats, are members of the Progressive Caucus and in partnership with the Democratic Socialists of America and that's a fact.

The DSAUSA has a section to brain wash America's children. I see they took down the picture of one of their champion members: Ed Asner. "DSA, like most progressive organizations is embroiled in a struggle with the Right to capture the moral soul of the American people," said Marsha Borenstein, a member of the National Political Committee. They are pushing hard for the MAI: or Multilateral Agreement on Investment - a truly destructive mechanism.]

George Bernard Shaw put it rather bluntly:

"I also made it quite clear that Socialism means equality of income or nothing,
and that under Socialism you would not be allowed to be poor. You would be
forcibly fed, clothed, lodged, taught and employed whether you liked it or not.
If it were discovered that you had not character and industry enough to be
worth all this trouble, you might possibly be executed in a kindly manner;
but whilst you were permitted to live, you would have to live well." (3)

On September 12, 1905, a small group of socialists (under the leadership of Jack London, Upton Sinclair, and Clarence Darrow) met at Pecks Restaurant in NY City. Out of this meeting came the Intercollegiate Socialist Society - although the Fabians of England had urged that the word socialist be kept out of view. The Intercollegiate Socialist Society was founded for the stated purpose of "promoting an intelligent interest in socialism among college men and women...and the encouragement of all legitimate endeavors to awaken an interest in socialism among the educated men and women of the country." (1,4)

The Rand School of Social Science, formed by Fabian socialists, became the NY headquarters of the Intercollegiate Socialist Society. Harvard was selected as the primary center for nourishing and spreading the virus of socialism. By 1915, the Intercollegiate Socialist Society had chapters on 60 college campuses. (1)

The 1917 Bolshevik seizure of power in Russia stimulated a ferment of activity among socialists in the United States. Some, like John Reed (Harvard, 1910), joined the Bolshevik movement outright. While some American Fabians retained their cover of respectability and sympathized secretly with the Bolsheviks, others abandoned deception, and helped form the communist party of the United States (September, 1919).

The socialist bloodbath in Russia, and the activities of American socialists, stirred such angry reaction in the United States that American Fabians tardily took the advice of their British friends - to push the word socialist into the background. In 1921, the Intercollegiate Socialist Society became the League for Industrial Democracy (LID); but its purpose did not change. (4) LID remains the oldest socialist organization in the United States - a parent group of other fronts which have been set up since, spreading the poison of socialism, badly contaminating thought streams of the entire nation.

Below are names of a few prominent individuals who are, or were, influential in LID. CFR after a name indicates membership in the Council on Foreign Relations; ADA means membership in Americans for Democratic Action; ACLU, American Civil Liberties Union:


Having found that Americans could be led to support socialist causes only if socialism were falsely called something else, American socialists created many fronts which appealed to some emotion or prejudice of factional groups in the population. Leadership and tactics of socialist fronts came largely from the parent group, League for Industrial Democracy. For example, Roger N. Baldwin, prominent in LID, was one of the initial founders of a socialist front which ultimately became the American Civil Liberties Union. In a letter to a socialist agitator, Baldwin said:

"Do steer away from making it look like a Socialist enterprise....We want also
to look [like] patriots in everything we do. We want to get a good lot of flags,
talk a good deal about the Constitution and what our forefathers wanted to
make of this country, and to show that we are really the folks that really stand
for the spirit of our institutions." (1)

Formed in the spring of 1917, the Roger Baldwin group was first called American Union Against Militarism. It pretended to be a pacifist organization, devoted to defense of all who objected to the draft during WWI; but, in reality, it was a legal wing of the socialist movement. Jane Addams, Adolph A. Berle, Max Eastman, Norman Thomas, and Rabbi Stephen S. Wise were among prominent socialists who joined Roger Baldwin in founding American Union Against Militarism.

On November 1, 1917, the organization became the National Civil Liberties Bureau. It had enormous influence during WWI, because: (1) it received support from individuals such as Walter Lippmann, Felix Frankfurter, Frederick Keppel, Colonel Edward Mandel House; and (2) it received money from the Carnegies. (1)

On January 12, 1920, the National Civil Liberties Bureau was reorganized as American Civil Liberties Union, under the guidance of Roger N. Baldwin, Felix Frankfurter, Louis F. Batons, William Z. Foster, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Jane Addams, Arthur Garfield Hays, Robert Morss Lovett, A. J. Muste, Norman Thomas, Harold J. Laski and others. (1) Batons, Foster and Flynn were prominent officials of the American communist party.


In 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was organized in New York City. As early as 1920, a Joint Legislative Committee of the New York State Legislature reported that NAACP, while pretending to work for the advancement of colored people, was in reality a front to promote socialism among blacks and among whites who either wanted to exploit, or were emotional about, what they considered the "plight of Negroes" in the United States. W.E.B. DeBois was principle founder of NAACP.(1) DeBois, a member of the Intercollegiate Socialist Party, had a long career as a communist leader. He died in Africa in 1963, a hero of the international communist movement.

[Ed. Note: I have been lied to and betrayed by every white politician I've ever supported or voted for during my entire adult life. I don't hate any black American who points out this fact to me because it's the truth and I don't live in a state of denial. I think that the term "colored people" is very demeaning to black Americans and I encourage them, as I have done, to get the provable facts, never mind people's skin color, and help us unite America in this fight to keep our nation free for all our people.

On the front page of the NAACP's web site it says "90 Years of Fighting for Democracy." America is not a democracy and no democracy in the history of the world has ever survived. This organization is a fraud and hasn't done a single thing to help the advancement of black Americans any more than the KKK or any white supremacist group who claim, in their ignorance and stupidity, to protect the white race. It's all a game to the people behind the scene orchestrating the downfall of our Republic. It's no conspiracy. One only has to do some hard reading time. If America is ever to become truly color blind, everyone has to stop categorizing people by a color and simply refer to US as Americans.]


The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC - violent civil rights organization) was formed in 1960 by the National Student Association, The National Student Christian Federation, and Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). SDS (student branch of LID) was the prime mover in setting up SNCC.(5)

The Louisiana Joint Legislative Committee has reported that SNCC is "substantially under the influence of the Communist Party."(6) Officials of SNCC belittle the importance of communist participation in SNCC activities. One SNCC official, Jimmy Garrett, says:

"We are subverting them. We're more revolutionary than the Communists."(7)

Brotherhood Among Leftists

The League for Industrial Democracy (LID), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), are the three most important socialist fronts organized in the United States during the first quarter of this century. The record of their formation reveals how closely socialists and communists worked together for their common objective - utilizing the Fabian technique of deception.

Since the end of WWI, communists and other socialists have worked harmoniously together for their common cause - by setting up fronts with names and stated purposes which appeal to the reformist, uplifting urge of do-gooders. The deception enabled socialists to draw Americans with respected names into socialist fronts. It also created a tremendous lobby for unconstitutional federal programs. Socialists and communists support federal programs which require taxing and spending by the federal government, in defiance of constitutional limitations, because this gives them appeal as advocates of welfare for the downtrodden.

But, it does something far more important than that for the cause of socialism: it concentrates economic and political power in the central government, to the detriment of state governments. As our federal system thus crumbles, the Washington bureaucracy becomes so big and complicated that the elected legislative branch of government loses control. Unable to operate efficiently in its constitutional role as formulator of national policy, Congress surrenders its responsibilities to gigantic bureaus and corporations, managed by an elite of appointed experts who make and enforce "administrative law" in defiance of the Constitution. Thus, the federal government is gradually transformed into a totalitarian bureaucracy.

Eventually, brotherhood with communists became an embarrassment to "respectable" American socialists. When the Soviet Union invaded Finland in 1939, for example, many American socialists winced at being publicly associated with communists who supported the bungling and bloody Soviet Tyranny. They were further embarrassed when the Soviets signed a treaty of friendship with the Nazis.

When the United States entered WWII as an ally of the Soviets, American communists enjoyed another period of open fraternization and cooperation with most other socialist groups in the United States. Bu t back in 1946, the American public had come to the sickening realization that our Soviet socialist ally was a more monstrous tyranny and a far greater threat to our own peace and security that the socialist enemy we had been fighting.

The administration in Washington, and practically all foundations and institutions devoted to the subtle approach toward socialism, had been infiltrated by communists and were losing public respect. If liberalism - which is Fabian socialism - were to survive and flourish, it had to rid itself of the communist taint.

Liberals did not change their objectives. They continued to work for a totalitarian state, but spoke out publicly against communism. CIO union, which were known to be controlled by communists, were expelled from the CIO. The CIO itself, and the unions which were expelled, continued to work as before, for a common objective; but publicly they called each other dirty names. The CIO, formed by socialists and communists and dedicated to the totalitarian socialist state, loudly proclaimed itself a staunch foe of communism. The same thing happened to other leading, "respectable" leftist organizations: the Anti-Defamation League, the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

[Ed. Note: My brother belongs to the teamsters union. Every election cycle they send him literature with "recommended choices" to vote for: each and every one is a leftist, socialist, CFR, Tri Lateralist or just plain fascist incumbent like Diane Feinstein, Silly Billy, Diane DeGette, Chuckie Schumer and their ilk. My brother puts this propaganda mail in the garbage where it belongs. For Americans who belong to unions: If you love America and freedom, I urge you to find out the real agenda of those in leadership positions in your unions. Find out what organizations they belong to and talk to every person in your union that you can reach.]

Yet, liberals claiming to be anti-communists, remained virulent anti-anti-communists. Communists, socialists, and totalitarian liberals may right among themselves about tactics and strategy; but they adhere to a code of the political underworld which unites them in a tight bond to fight their common enemy - the genuine anti-communists.

[Now we come to Warren Beatty's host organization at the function mentioned at the top of this piece.]


Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) was a product of the early postwar period when American totalitarian liberals tried to purge themselves of the communist taint.

ADA was founded in January, 1947. One of the principal founders was Francis Biddle (who had been Franklin D. Roosevelt's Attorney General). Biddle said the ADA was created to "split from the liberal movement in America those elements of communism and fellow travelers which...did great harm to the liberal movement." (8, 9, 10) Biddle was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Here are other prominent founders of the ADA (CFR after a name indicating membership in the Council on Foreign Relations):

Joseph Alsop; Stewart Alsop; Barry Bingham (CFR); Chester Bowles (CFR); James B. Carey; Marquis Childs (CFR); David Dubinsky (CFR); Morris Ernst; J. Kennth Galbraith (CFR); A. J. Hayes; Joseph P. Lash; Reinhold Niebuhr (CFR); Walter P. Reuther; Eleanor Roosevelt; Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr; Arthur M. Scholesinger, Jr. (CFR); James Wschsler; Paul H. Douglas; Herbert H. Lehman (CFR); Hubert H. Humphrey (CFR).

To get some inkling of ADA power, note some important individuals in the Johnson administration who are ADA members:

Hubert H. Humphrey - Vice-President; Eugenie Anderson - Ambassador to Bulgaria; Chester Bowles - Ambassador to India; Philip H. Coombs - Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural affairs; Thomas K. Finletter - Permanent Representative to NATO; Orville L. Freemn, Secretary of Agriculture; W. Averell Harriman - Ambassador-at-Large; James Loeb, Jr. - Ambassador to Guinea; Howard Morgan - Member of Federal Power Commission; Charles S. Murphy - Under Secretary of Agriculture; Wilbur Nrstigen - Under Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare; Robert C. Weaver - Administrator, Federal Housing and Home Finance Agency; G. Mennen Williams - Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs; Harris K. Wofford - Special Assistant to the President.

Here are United States Senators known to be members of the ADA (All Democrats except Javits):

Joseph S. Clark, Jr. (PA); Paul H. Douglas (Ill); Jacob K. Javits (NY); Eugene J. McCarthy (MN); Wayne Morse (Ore.) Maurine B. Neuberger (Ore.); Harrison B. Williams (NJ). (8,9,10)

The following United States Representatives (all Democrats) are known ADA members:

Henry B. Gonzales (TX); Robert Kastenmeier (Wis.); James Roosevelt (Calif.); William Fitts Ryan (NY).

Former United States Representative Bruce Alger has given a terse summary of ADA beliefs, in these words:

"That it is possible for a police state to be obedient to the popular will; that the
apparatus of such a state can be so affected by benevolence that it can produce -
through such coercive measures as compulsory union membership, enforced
fraternization, a compulsory share-the-wealth tax system, and a strong
centralized bureaucracy - a guaranteed annual wage for everybody, complete
freedom from fear, want and anxiety for all, and total economic welfare
from the cradle to the grave for the entire populace." (11)

Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. (Advisor, special assistant, and speech writer for former President Kennedy), is considered the philosopher of the ADA. United States Representative Richard H. Poff (Virginia Republican) quotes Schleinger as saying:

"Official liberalism was the product of the enlightenment, cross-fertilized
with such things as science, bourgeois complacency, and a belief in progress.
It dispensed with the absurd Christian myths of sin and damnation and believed
that what shortcomings man might have were to be redeemed, not by Jesus on the
cross, but by the benevolent unfolding of history. Tolerance, free inquiry, and
technology, operating in the framework of human perfectibility, would in the
end create a heaven on earth, a goal accounted much more sensible and
wholesome than a heaven in heaven." (12)

In 1947, Schlesinger made a statement on "The Future of Socialism." ADA has endorsed the statement. Schlesigner recently said he still believes what he believed in 1947. Here are extracts from Schlesinger's statement:

"If socialism (i.e., the ownership by the state of all significant means
of production) is to preserve democracy, it must be brought about step
by step in a way which will not disrupt the fabric of custom, law, and
mutual confidence upon which person rights depend. That is, the transition
must be piece-meal; it must be parliamentary; it must respect civil liberties
and due process of law. Socialism by such means used to seem fantastic to
the hard-eyed melodramatists of the Leninist persuasion; but even Stalin is
reported to have told Harold Laski recently that it might be possible.

"The classic argument against gradualism was that the capitalist ruling class
would resort to violence rather than surrender its prerogatives. Here, as
elsewhere, the Marxists enormously overestimated the political courage
and will of the capitalists. In fact, in countries where capitalism really
triumphed, it has yielded with far better grace (that is, displayed far more
cowardice) than the Marxist scheme predicted. The British experience is
illuminating in this respect, and the American experience is not uninstructive.
There is no sign in either nation that the capitalists are putting up a really
determined fight....the bourgeois fears more than anything else - violence....

"There seems no inherent obstacle to the gradual advance of socialism in the
United States through a series of new deals.....

"Government ownership and control can take many forms. The
independent public corporation, in the manner of TVA, is one;
State and municipal ownership can exist alongside Federal ownership;
the techniques of the cooperatives can be expanded; even the resources
of regulation have not been fully tapped......

"That doyden of American Capitalists, Joseph P. Kennedy, recently argued
that the United States should not seek to resist the spread of communism.
Indeed, it should 'permit communism to have its trial outside the soviet Union
if that shall be the fate or will of certain peoples....'

"Can the United States conceive and initiate so subtle a [foreign] policy?
Thought the secret has been kept pretty much from the readers of the liberal
press, the State Department has been proceeding for some time somewhat
along these be firm without being rancorous, to check Soviet
expansion without making unlimited commitments to an anti-soviet crusade.....
to encourage the growth of the democratic left....Men like Ben Cohen,
Dean Acheson, Charles Bohlen [all members of the CFR] have tried to work
out details and whip up support for this admittedly risky program......."(11)

In naming prominent persons in socialist organizations, I have indicated many who are members of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Together with a web of interlocking organizations, the CFR has become the invisible government of the United States. The CFR is the control center of organizations promoting socialism.(13)

In August, 1963, Constantine Brown, syndicated columnist, reported from Munich, Germany, on Soviet plans for subversion and conquest of Latin America. Mr. Brown got his information from a man who had recently been a high official in the communist government of Czechoslovakia.(14)

Though he defected from communism because he could no longer endure the lies, intrigues, and treacheries of communists, the Czech felt that he had joined the losing side when he fled to the West. Communism will win, the former communist official asserted, because Western leaders (Particularly in the United States) do not want to believe that the Soviets are planning to conquer the world. Kremlin leaders think the United States, under present leadership, is actually helping communists achieve world conquest; but the Kremlin understands and expects token opposition from the United States political leaders.(14)

To restore their constitutional Republic and save succeeding generations from the scourge of communism, Americans have a two-fold task: (1) to inform themselves and others about what is being done, who is doing it, and how; and (2) to use their knowledge politically, in selecting and electing constitutionalists to high political office. * End * (Footnotes at the end)

Of course, today, all forms of vote fraud ensure the agenda of the globalists continues. Do people now see how silly and dangerous all this, "Pat Buchanan should stay in the party," "Bill Bradley, unlike Al Gore, brings communism right to the forefront, while pushing for acceptance of every filthy social deviancy known to man," "John McCain is a war hero," "Gore is for the working man." stuff really is? Distractions, division and wasting everyone's time and energy, while the Unseen Hand and the worker bees continue unabated, behind the scenes.

Again, I refer you to for some of the more intense research and investigative writing about the phony "democracy" the Ruskies are struggling to preserve. Other related articles on this can now be found on Devvy's Achives CD:

I would also recommend a publication titled Operation Vampire Killer 2000 (over one million now sold): American Police/Military Action Plan for Stopping World Government Rule, published by Police Against the New World Order, P.O. Box 8712, Phoenix, Arizona 85066

The NAACP is hot on this unconstitutional "sue the gun manufacturer's" silliness. Their position is racist and communist. An unarmed population doesn't stand a chance when only the police and the government are armed. History has shown this to be a fact, not some right-wing conspiracy. If you'd like the facts on this, I refer you to:

Article II: I have in my possession an article from the publication, Soviet Russia Today, September 1934, ten cents. The cover boasts this article: Freedom in the USA and the U.S.S.R. by Roger Baldwin, founder and director of the American Civil Liberties Union from 1920 until the mid-50's:

"Those of us who champion civil liberties in the United States and who at the same time support the proletarian dictatorship of the Soviet Union are charged with inconsistency and insincerity. "How can you consistently support the right of free agitation in capitalist countries when you defend a dictatorship that tolerates no agitation against its rule? we are asked.

On the face of the argument, our critics have a case. If we were Communists, they say, our position would be defensible. But we champion civil liberties for all without taking a class position, without confining them, as do the Communists, to the working class. We will, on occasion, even defend the rights of reactionaries to free speech and unhindered assemblage. We go outside the class struggle to oppose all forms of censorship over radio, books, movies and the theater.

But our critics are in error in denying to us a class position. Everybody takes a class position, consciously or unconsciously. Even our critics do. They are advocates of those liberties which are freely exercised only in a capitalist society when the system is safe. And by insisting on them in any and all circumstances they become in effect the upholders of the system of political democracy which is in practice only a mask for capitalist dictatorship.

All my associates in the struggle for civil liberties take a class position, though many don't know it. There are the conservatives who figure that the interests of property are better maintained in the long run by letting the opposition blow off steam. There are the liberals who believe that capitalism can be modified, its abuses checked, and a transition effected to some vague "new social order" through peaceful agitation. There are pacifists so wedded to methods of non-violence that they would rather tolerate the colossal violence of the existing system than upset it by overt violence by the working class. All of them are in effect pro-capitalist for they have no program directed toward abolishing capitalism.

I, too, take a class position. It is anti-capitalist and pro-revolutionary. I believe in non-violent methods of struggle as most effective in the long run for building up successful working class power. Where they cannot be followed or where they are not even permitted by the ruling class, obviously only violent tactics remain. I champion civil liberty as the best of the non-violent means of building the power on which worker's rule must be based. If I aid the revolutionaries to get free speech now and then, if I go outside the class struggle to fight against censorship, it is only because those liberties help to create a more hospitable atmosphere for working class liberties. The class struggle is the central conflict of the world; all others are incidental.

Proletarian Liberty in Practice

When that power of the working class is once achieved, as it has been only in the Soviet Union, I am for maintaining it by any means whatever. Dictatorship is the obvious means in a world of enemies, at home and abroad. I dislike it in principle as dangerous to its own objects. But the soviet Union has already created liberties far greater than exist elsewhere in the world. They are liberties that most closely affect the lives of the people - power in the trade unions, in peasant organizations, in the cultural life of nationalities, freedom of women in public and private life, and a tremendous development of education for adults and children. I saw these liberties in practice. I have followed carefully their aspects since I was in the Soviet Union. While I have some reservations about party policy in relation to internal democracy, and some criticisms of the unnecessary persecution of political opponents, the fundamentals of liberty are firmly fixed in the USSR. And they are fixed on the only ground on which liberty really matters - economic. No class to exploit the workers and peasants; wide sharing of control in the economic organizations; and the wealth produced is common property.

[Ed. Note: Is this guy kidding? What does he think Communism is all about? He has "some criticisms of the unnecessary persecution of political opponents....?" My, God, maybe he should have hopped on over to Communist China while he was globetrotting. "...liberty really matters - economic." What does he think capitalism is anyway? Another idiot dreamer. We can all see the liberties under Communism in Russia after 1917. "No class to exploit the workers..." In a free Republic like America, every person is a majority with inalienable rights. What gibberish.]

The rigid suppression of any opposition to the program of socialism is a measure of the difficulties and in part of the sense of insecurity in a world of enemies. But so unbiased a student of the Soviet Union as Dr. Harry ward, reported a marked let-up in the pressures from on top and a considerable extension of t he "area of consent" between his two stays of almost a year each in 1924 and 1931. Harold Laski, British socialist, has just written from the Soviet Union his opinion that liberty of the individual to develop his powers to the full - the test of any social system - is greater there than in any country in the world.

I saw in the Soviet Union many opponents of the regime. I visited a dozen prisons - the political sections among them. I saw considerable of the work of the OGU. I heard a good many stories of severity, even of brutality, and many of them from the victims. While I sympathize with personal distress I just could not bring myself to get excited over the suppression of opposition when I stacked it up against what I saw of f resh, vigorous expressions of free living by workers and peasants all over the land. And further, no champion of a socialist society could fail to see that some suppression was necessary to achieve it. It could not all be done by persuasion. Doubtless there has been at times far more coercion than was necessary. The Party has itself repeatedly said so. But "workers democracy" in action is no product of coercion. It is genuine, and it is the nearest approach to freedom that the workers have ever achieved.

How long the proletarian dictatorship will last, only world conditions and internal success in building socialism can determine. The State and police power will eventually disappear. Civil liberties will exist again, within the confines of a socialist society; but not to oppose it, for who will want to? The extension of education, the bringing up of a generation to take active responsibility all over the Soviet Union will lessen power at the center and from on top.

If American workers, with no real liberties, except save to change masters or, rarely, to escape from the working class, could understand their class interests, Soviet "workers democracy" would be their goal. And if American champions of civil liberty could all think in terms of economic freedom as the goal of their labors, they too would accept "workers democracy" as far superior to what the capitalist work offers to any but a small minority. Yes and they would accept - regretfully, of course - the necessity of dictatorship while the job of reorganizing society on a socialist basis is being done." *End*

While I am loathe to quote a monster like Hitler, those who ignore history are doomed to repeat and re-live it:

    "The democracy of western countries is the predecessor of Marxism, which would be unthinkable without democracy. Democracy provides the nourishing soil for this world disease; the plague spreads from this ground."

    "Anti-Semitism is a useful revolutionary expedient. My Jews are a valuable hostage given to me by democracy."

Thank God America is not a democracy, although one hears America called a democracy over and over and over and over by the ACLU, Warren Beatty, Bill Clinton, Sam Donaldson, Cookie Roberts, Trendy Lott, Dashing Daschle, Henry Hyde, and virtually every other elected public servant and media talking head in this country.

As for the Democratic Socialists of America, this comes directly from their web site under organizations & links:


Published by the Democratic Socialists of America Youth Section Labor Solidarity Committee


Tom Ellett Organizer, United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America (UE)* and former DSA Youth Organizer

Jeff Lacher Organizer, Communication Workers of America (CWA)* and former DSA-YS Chair

Labor Activist is dedicated to fostering an interest in the labor movement among young people. Our aim is provide interesting and relevant information to organizers, rank-and-file activists, students, and educators.

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And, how about this:

What's New:

Socialist Parent a British group


Feminist Parenting

Gay and Lesbian Parenting

Education Reform

School Choice

Handsnet's Kids Page

Child Rights Network Page at IGC

The Politics of Family Policy Williams College syllabus

"World Government and Parents on a Collision Course" a conservative piece opposing UN efforts to protect the rights of children

Turn the children. Get ahold of young minds and destroy them. Check out their resources and links page, it's enough to gag a maggot. This also from their reading recommendations: "Just Say Yes: Sex Ed for Teens, a queer positive sex ed site."

A "queer positive sex ed site?" Well, Bill & Hill Clinton, the Hollywood Socialist community, 50% of the politicians in this country and the majority of the government's media apparatus are now telling us that we must teach that which God said is an abomination, is now acceptable. We must "tolerate" difference in people. Promote and condone the deathstyle of the queers or be charged with a hate crime. I guess God will have to be charged with a "hate" crime.

Think Beatty and the Hollywood crowd are so naive they don't understand the concepts of socialism vs. capitalism? Hell yes they do. They're the ones who demand millions of dollars for a few weeks worth of work and adoration to the point of nauseum from their fans. They don't have a problem with class distinction: They are the Gods of Olympus and they will do anything to stay there.

King James Version of the Holy Bible

Leviticus 18:22 - 25

    Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind, it is abomination;

    Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith; neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto; it is confusion.

    Defile not yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you:

    And the land is defiled; therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.

Leviticus 20: 13

    If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

* * *

Yet, the decent people of this country are being forced to accept that which God says is so evil and teach our children that they must practice "diversity?" In a pig's ear. America, it's up to each and every one of you to reject this filth and violation of God's laws. We must not practice any form of violence upon these unclean Sodomites and their lesbian counterparts. God will judge them when their earthly time ends, as he did the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah. Only God has the authority to determine the when and how, not us mortals. Don't sacrifice your life and freedom to do something that is morally wrong. Two wrongs don't make a right. God will take care of those who disobey his laws.

As for movie "stars" like Beatty and that whole crowd: Keep going to the movies to see flicks like Saving Private Ryan. You put millions into the hands of people like Steven Speilberg, who then gives Marxists like Bill Clinton, $100,000 checks. Not me, I don't need to be entertained by people who support the destruction of my country. If you belong to any of the aforementioned organizations, only you can determine whether or not to continue your association. It's not easy to find out you've been sold out, betrayed and used. I know, I've been through the process. However, we must all decide priorities vs. importance.

Footnotes to Dan Smoot Article:

(1) Revolutionary Radicalism: Part One - Subversive Movements, Report of the Joint Legislative Committee of the State of NY Investigating Seditious Activities, Albany, 1920, Two Volumes, pp. 41-86, 505-9, 413-93; 145-86; 1119-20; 1247-50; 1280, 629-30; 1088; 1101, 1979-89; 1518-20

(2) Fabianism in the Political Life of Britain, 1919-1930, by Sister M. Margaret Patricia McCarran, second edition, The Heritage Foundation, Inc., 1954, 612 pp.

(3) Keynes at Harvard: Economic Deception as a Political Credo, Veritas Foundation, P.O. Box 340 NY, NY 10005, 114 pg.

(4) The L.I.D. - Fifty Years of Democratic Education, 1905-1955, by Mina Weisenberg, League for Industrial Democracy, 112 East 19th Street, NY, NY 10003

(5) Revolution in Mississippi, special Report, by Tom Hayden [former hubby of the very Red Jane Fonda], Students for a Democratic Society, 1962, 27 pp.

(6) For details on communist influence in SNCC and the civil rights movement, see the civil rights packet of 14 Dan Smooth Reports, 1 packet $2.00

(7) "Subverters v. Subverters," by Fulton Lewis, Jr., The Shreveport Journal, April 19, 1965

(8) Americans for Democratic Action - Its Origins, Aims, and Character, and Its Designs Upon the Democratic Party, Staff of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, April 19, 1955

(9) "The ADA: Its Impact on the New Frontier," series of articles by Robert T. Harmann, The Los Angeles Times, September 3-8, 10, 1961

(10) Americans for Democratic Action, by Clifton Brock with introduction by Max Lerner, Public Affairs Press, 1962, 229 pp.

(11) Speech by U.S. Representative Bruce Alger (TX), Congressional Record, May 28, 1963, pp. 9086-98 (daily)

(12) Newsletter of U.S. Representative Richard H. Poff (VA), November 4, 1963

(13) The Invisible Government, by Dan Smoot, 1962, 250 p.; price: clothbound $4.00, pocketbook $1.00

(14) "Soviet Plans in Latin America," by Constantine Brown, The Evening Star, Washington, DC, August 31, 1963

Anyone who thinks Communism is dead is a fool.