This popular post was originally published March 23, 2011.
“A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.” ~ Mao
We are currently in the midst of a battle for the heart and soul of America. This war is being waged at our schools, the workplace and in our communities. States struggling to moderate impossible debt and balance budgets are examining ways to free themselves from the fiscal and political shackles imposed by labor unions whose exorbitant pensions and benefits comprise the bulk of their debt. With the economy tanking and the fight over public union benefits and collective bargaining spreading across the United States, a totalitarian minority recognizes this as their make-or-break moment – their time to seize control of the social and economic environment by force rather than individual choice.
Hiding behind the labels of progressive, labor and social justice, this totalitarian minority is intrinsically linked with Communist, Socialist and Marxist ideologies. Their goal is to dismantle the foundations of our government and force the revolutionary transformation of America into their worldview. The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), whose membership parallels the Congressional Progressive Caucus roster, describe their objective,
“To achieve a more just society, many structures of our government and economy must be radically transformed through greater economic and social democracy.” [Sound familiar?]
To accomplish their goal Socialists infiltrated leftist organizarions to the highest levels of leadership. The U.S. labor movement has a strong history of Socialist leadership but in recent decades members of the DSA gained control of the largest U.S. labor unions, AFCSME, SEIU and the AFL-CIO, creating a resurgence of militant communist/socialist views among their ranks. AFL-CIO Chief Richard Trumka recently admitted his main goal is using unions to fundamentally change America into his progressive vision.
The enemy is within and poised to destroy America. While speaking this past weekend in a closed session at the 2011 Left Forum, an annual gathering of Marxists and hard-left radicals that included Barbara Ehrenreich, Cornel West, and Frances Fox Piven, former SEIU banking and finance director Stephen Lerner detailed the Left’s secret plan to “destabilize” the country. The full length video below reveals the depths to which the left are willing to go to seize control over the American economy. [H/T to The Blaze and Business Insider.]
“There are actually extraordinary things we could do right now to start to destabilize the folks that are in power and start to rebuild a movement….
“For example, 10% of homeowners are underwater, right? Their home, they are paying more for it then its worth. 10% of those people are in strategic default, meaning they are refusing to pay but they are staying in their home. That’s totally spontaneous. They figured out [that] it takes a year to kick me out of my home because foreclosure is backed up.
“If you could double that number you would you could put banks at the edge of insolvency again.
“Students have a trillion dollar debt.
“We have an entire economy that is built on debt and banks so the question would be what would happen if we organized homeowners in mass to do a mortgage strike if we get half a million people to agree it would literally cause a new finical crisis for the banks not for us we would be doing quite well we wouldn’t be paying anything…
“We have to think much more creatively. The key thing… What does the other side fear the most – they fear disruption. They fear uncertainty. Every article about Europe says when they rioted in Greece the markets went down. “The folks that control this country care about one thing – how the stock market goes, what the bond market does, how the bonuses goes. We have a very simple strategy:
- How do we bring down the stock market
- How do we bring down their bonuses
- How do we interfere with there ability to be rich…
“We are going to look at a week of civil disobedience – direct action all over [New York] city. Then roll into the JP Morgan shareholder meeting which they moved out of New York because I guess they were afraid because of Columbus.
“There is going to be a ten state mobilization to try and shut down that meeting and then looking at bank shareholder meetings around the country and try and create some moments like Madison except where we are on offense instead of defense.
“Where we have brave and heroic battles challenging the power of the giant corporations. We hope to inspire a much bigger movement about redistributing wealth and power in the country and that labor can’t do itself, that community groups can’t do themselves, but maybe we can work something new and different that can be brave enough and daring and nimble enough to do that kind of thing.”
Did you hear that? The radical Left is plotting to create socioeconomic chaos to build political momentum to push their revolutionary transformation. As U.S debt nears the tipping point of insolvency, they intend to strike at the heart of American capitalism by nationally expanding the agitation that triggered Wisconsin’s M&I Bank to shut down to avert a run on the bank after union firemen withdrew $192,000 in protest of the bank not succumbing to union demands to publicly oppose Gov. Scott Walker’s budget relief bill.
In other words, to force their will on the American people the Left is conspiring to commit extortion and economic terrorism by destroying the cash flow of banks nationwide in order to collapse of the financial system. If similar comments were said at a closed door Tea Party meeting, the speaker would be investigated as a threat to Homeland Security. Where are Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano? I hear crickets.
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