Moderate Democrats Finding No Port in Political Storm [OPINION]
"Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what can you do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man." -- President John F Kennedy, January 20, 1961, in his inauguration speech.
That kind of thinking today will get a Democrat thrown out on their ass if they dared to even utter it.
In today's progressive movement, being born anywhere in the world means being owed by this nation built by invading, thieving white colonialists.
First, the politicians in this party have been put on notice; you will not vote your will, your conscience if you are moderate. You will vote the way the far-left leadership of this party wants you to vote, or we will run you out of office.
How far away can it be when voters are also harassed, ostracized or worse? People are getting beat for wearing a red MAGA hat today. Who's next?
I have been warning my SouthCoast listeners and readers for 14 years that this day was coming. The left advances through incrementalism. Small gains over time. The agenda is patient and the plan steadfast. Like a boa constrictor, wrapping its body slowly around the perimeter of an unsuspecting rodent in a non-threatening manner, until it's too late to stop the objective.
Communism is nothing new. It's always trying to break through into the west. People have been openly communist in American politics since the end of World War I in 1919.
Only the documentation by the free press of the brutal and harsh impositions of it keep people free. Pol Pot, Stalin, Tito, Mao, Khmer Rouge, Lao and on and on; I strongly doubt your college-bound children are being taught any of this.
American news outlets once showed the citizens just how brutal and inhumane communists are. Now many outlets have been infiltrated and suppress this truth. Even American giant corporations that feed us our information suppress the truth. Google, has acquiesced to the demands of the Chinese Communist government and hides many articles of Chinese oppression in history, and many other things that could shed light on the dark and brutal things done there. It's called Operation Dragonfly. Their citizens can't look up any of these things as Google hides them from their searches.
American universities have had legions of pro-Communist activists working as deans and presidents who hire their choice professors. It is a strong and smart way to mold the minds of the next wave of voters and leaders.
In fact, look at the hirings locally. UMass Dartmouth hired Jose Soler as Director of the Labor Education Center. At the time of his hiring, Soler was and remained an editor of an international Communist newspaper. Soler, born in New York to a Puerto Rican father and Dominican mother, was involved with Communist groups most of his adult life. His organization got support from Fidel Castro and ultimately Soviet funding.
As a member of the Puerto Rican Socialist Party (PSP), he was affiliated with a Puerto Rican Communist-separatist group who called themselves Popular Boricua, also known as "Los Macheteros," that slaughtered two U.S. Navy servicemen and injured 10 others including women also serving in the Navy. They were on a road in a van just outside of San Juan on December 3, 1979, when they were ambushed by militants with machine-guns. For his long career undermining and demonizing the United States, UMass Dartmouth was apparently impressed. Want a job?
I doubt your student there learned anything negative about the Communist movements of the 20th century that saw the murder of some 110,000,000 worldwide. I'm certain that your UMD students exposed to his taxpayer-funded, propaganda saw the United States that Soler sees: as the problematic imperialists with global reach and who must be taken down.
For far too long have you on the Democratic side ignored what was growing within your party. Even if you don't agree with where it is headed, most of you will likely bite your tongues, evolve to agree with the direction or pretend it's being overstated by conservatives like me.
I'm not suggesting you become a Republican as I am. I feel my own political leanings find me here today but I completely respect if it's not for you. You are your own person. Besides, you are probably least likely to come here while The Donald is in the White House. I just think that I happen to understand him and again, if you don't or can't, I get that.
Look at what happens to climatologists who don't agree with the climate change theory? They don't get tenure, jobs, promotions if they are working.
Look what happened to Brett Kavanaugh. The media and the Democratic Party both collaborated to destroy the man with an incredibly weak and mostly debunked story from one woman's 38-year-old claim, and two other women who stepped forward have already confessed that they lied.
Again, look at what happens to Trump supporters in public, on the street, how they are treated even by employees in restaurants, stores, or in schools. There are countless documented attacks. Can you imagine the outrage if Obama supporters were surrounded, targeted and attacked like this? Notice they weren't?
Anti-Semitism is taking root publicly by Democrats and most of the other Democrats who don't agree are either too confused, can't process what they are seeing or hearing or just in denial. To their credit, several have stood up and condemned the words of Representative Ilhan Omar, but most have peddled petty excuses or steer criticism toward Trump somehow.
A great example of just who is in the press today is how Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) is portrayed to Americans. They would have no idea that Sanders went down to Managua, Nicaragua to celebrate the successful bloodbath by Soviet-backed Sandinista Communists under Daniel Ortega who murdered and/or tortured pro-western government members, Catholics, Moravians, Miskito Indian tribes and others. The entire Jewish community was targeted as the Sandinistas and the Palestinian Liberation Organization had intimate political relations.
Go and read his admiration of violent despots like Ortega, Castro and other Communist strongmen. He's not who you think he is.
JFK was a big reason the Democratic Party rose in the north. Had he lived on, he would be shoved out of the next DNC convention had he held today the values he carried in 1961.
It is happening. It will not get better, it will only get worse. This is a multi-decade-old plot whose time has come.
With the surveillance equipment and capabilities at the disposal of government today and with the editing tools for audio and video, there is no telling what a corrupt, brutal regime could do to citizens they target for political persecution. We need to be concerned and vigilant for the futures of our next generations here. Our children.
Or, don't believe your lying eyes. But the nation will suffer as it hasn't suffered in 160 years if this radical surging agenda isn't checked.
"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in periods of moral crisis maintain their neutrality." -- Dante
Ken Pittman is the host of The Ken Pittman Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @RadioKenPittman. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.