NOVEMBER 23, 1998
The enemy within
© 1998

The petty whining sniping which was demonstrated by liberal demoncrats left many shaking their heads. The chronic cry of "partisanship" emanating from Democrats reminded one of "the pot calling the kettle black." It was fascinating to note that whereas the majority seemed to focus on the facts and evidence offered by Judge Kenneth Starr, and unapologetic praise for the special prosecutor ... the minority vacillated between petulant, and just plain rude.

Reasonable people can reasonably disagree. However, I never did hear the democrats, or their two lawyers, ever challenge the facts in evidence. If, as everyone claims, the objective is "fairness," or at least the illusion of objectivity, why the strident shrillness?

Perhaps one of the answers is that 58 Democrats in Congress are members of a policy group that is working with, and being promoted by the Democratic Socialists of America, the domestic branch of the Socialist International Party.

I checked out the web site of the Democratic Socialists and learned, "DSA is working with the Congressional Progressive Caucus, a network of more than 50 progressive members of the U.S. House of Representatives." Apparently they are working to affect a political agenda which includes (among a gaggle of gagging stuff) "economic redistribution" and "social and environmental justice." ... Arguably for anyone and anything OTHER than a democratic president who lies under oath, obstructs justice, and abuses power.

Now you may say, "So what?" Dems have tried to socialize everything from schools to food for ages ... this is no doubt a mere left-wing fringe element in counterpoint to the right-wing extreme. Not hardly. According to the Democratic Socialists, the caucus they are heavily promoting includes among its membership significant liberal movers and shakers:

The Conservative News Service attempted to contact Conyers, Waxman and others but was unsuccessful. When they called the staff office of the caucus, the phone was answered by an aide to Congressman Bernard Sanders. Sanders is a self-proclaimed socialist and is listed as the chairman of the executive committee of the caucus. Slowly now, and read this twice ... an avowedly socialist congressional caucus is operating out of a congressional office which is staffed by a congressional aide and paid for with your tax dollars. Yes folks, YOU are paying for the rope with which it is intended you be hanged.

Before you start dredging up pejorative adjectives to describe my paranoia, read the words from the Internet web site of the Democratic Socialists of America:

"The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International (also in Francais and Espanol). DSA's members are building progressive movements for social change while establishing an openly socialist presence in American communities and politics. ..." Please note the phrase "openly socialist presence in American communities AND politics." They go on to write: "We invite you to support the campaign by adding your name to the list of signers of the Pledge for Economic Justice. In conjunction with the Campaign DSA is working with the Congressional Progressive Caucus, a network of more than 50 progressive members of the U.S. House of Representatives. ...

"The Progressive Caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives is made up of 58 members of the House. The Caucus works to advance economic and social justice through sponsoring legislation that reflects its purpose. The Caucus also works with a coalition of organizations, called the Progressive Challenge, to bring new life to the progressive voice in U.S. politics."... and it is assumed, to undermine, abrogate and destroy the Constitution of the United States to which those 58 congressional members have sworn a sacred oath.

Who are these socialist co-conspirators? You'll recognize many of them as the "usual suspects" as purveyors of petulance. Bernard Sanders from Vermont is the chairman, and Maxine Waters of California is on the Executive Committee. I'll include the full list at the end, but this should be a wake up call for all Americans, and all who still cherish freedom and liberty.

Socialism comes in a wide variety of flavors ... all bad. Communism has jokingly been called "socialism in a hurry." Mussolini tried out fascism, a variation on the same theme. The Nationalist Socialist Workers Party was the Nazism effort. Now John Conyers, Barney Frank, Maxine Waters and their co-conspirators rabid to defend the indefensible are working to introduce and legitimize an American abomination ... The Democratic Socialists of America.

I remember that once upon a time, you couldn't get in the military (in some cases, couldn't get a job) if you were a member of certain subversive organizations. Today however, membership in the right subversive group could qualify you for Congress and a leadership role.

Here is the list (provided by The Democratic Socialists of America) of Socialists in Congress. You are strongly encouraged to call, fax, email, and raise hell ... while you are still allowed to do so.