CPUSA delegates eye November elections


NEW YORK - Speaking about the Tea Party movement today at the CPUSA's 29th National Convention here, Jarvis Tyner, the party's vice chairman declared, "If you can't smell the stench of fascism, you may need some aroma therapy."

The remarks were made during a morning session in which Tyner called upon the party to mobilize against what he said is a resurgence of racism that aims to derail the progressive movements in the country. Also during that morning session party leaders put forward a plan to make the 2010 elections the focus of the organization's work for the coming year.

Tyner said that a "new racist counteroffensive" after the election of the nation's first African American president threatens the progressive labor-led coalition that formed during the 2008 elections and is continuing to make its mark today.

"Once a Black president and a reformer was elected and presented his program, the fight against racism assumed an even greater importance because it, along with anti-communism, is the main weapon the right is using to defeat progressive change," he said.

Tyner blasted Sarah Palin for her insistence that Teabaggers are not racist but just "angry."

"You ever met a racist that wasn't angry?" he asked. He noted that the Teabaggers, an all white group, are lashing out at immigrants and calling for "taking back our country," not from corporate control but from the first African American president.

Citing not just Palin but also Rand Paul, the teabagger who won the GOP primary in Kentucky and the designers of Arizona's draconian anti-immigrant law, Tyner said "these people are to the right of George Bush" and that defeating racists was key to advancing the struggles of all workers.

The convention went on to tackle the task of accomplishing this in the current elections cycle.

"The 2010 elections are the next step of our continuing project to decisively defeat the extreme right and expand democratic rights, including ridding the federal government of entrenched corporate interests," Joelle Fisman, chair of the party's political action commission told the delegates.

"Newt Gingrich is attempting to frame the 2010 elections with a new "Contract ON America," to whip up hysteria that government spending for social needs is against the interests of working people."

The CPUSA, like many progressive economists, has been saying that it is precisely massive government spending that can create the millions of jobs needed to solve the economic recession and cure deficit problems over the long term. The party says nothing less than a new WPA type program is needed immediately.

Fishman said there were many encouraging signs already in the electoral arena.

She noted how the International Association of Machinists played a critical role in Pennsylvania where voters turned Sen. Arlen Specter out in favor of Rep. Joe Sestak. Specter had double crossed the labor movement on election law reform by his waffling on support for the Employee Free Choice Act.

"In Western Pennsylvania, Republicans poured $10 million into capturing the seat held by Rep. John Murtha, but they did not succeed," said Fishman. "They rejected slanders against Democrat Mark Critz and attacks on Nancy Pelosi and President Obama."

Fishman also noted how conservative Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas was forced into a runoff election with labor-backed Bob Halter after she voted against health care reform.

The party plans to focus on key House and Senate races around the country, she said.

Up for election this year are 435 House seats and a third of the Senate seats. For the GOP to gain control of the House there would have to be a shift of 45 seats.  For Republicans to gain control of the Senate 6 seats would have to shift.

The top "battleground states," according to Fishman, are California, Florida, Illinois, Missouri and Ohio, all states where there are large Communist Party organizations.  


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    The communist goals were entered into the Congressional reord by Albert Herlong, Jr. ( a Floridan who served in Congress from 1949-69).

    As Fox news states " I'll report and you decide".

    1- US acceptance of coexistance as the only alternative to atomic war.
    2-US willingness to capitulate in perference to engaging in atomis war.
    3-Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the US would be a demonstration of "moral strength".
    4-Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
    5-Extension of long term loans to Russia and Soviet Satellites.
    6-Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Comunist domination.
    7-Grant recognition of Red China, and admission of Red China to the UN.
    8-Set up East and West Germany as seperate states in spite of Khrushchev's promise in 1955 to settle the Germany question by free elections under supervision of the UN.
    9-Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the US has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations arre in progress.
    10-Allow all Soviet Satelites individual rpresentation in the UN.
    11-Promote the UN as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one world government with its own indenpendent armed forces.(Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the UN as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers copete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.
    12- Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.
    13- Do away with loyalty oaths.
    14-Cotinue giving Russia access to the US Patent Office.
    15-Capture one or both of the political parties in the US. (We know they have control of the demonacratic party).
    16-Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions, by claiming their activities violate civil rights. (How about the ACLU).
    17-Get control of the schools. (They have already done that). Use then as transmission belts for Soialism, and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers associations. Put the party line in text books. (They have been successful at that also).
    18- Gain control of all students newspapers.
    19- Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.
    20-Infittrate the press. Get control of book review assignments editorial writing, policy-making positions.
    21-Gain control of key positions in radio, TV & motions pictures.
    22-Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all form of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings," substitute shapeless awkard, and meaningless forms.
    23-Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."
    24-Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press. (Does this sound familiar).
    25-Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography, and obescenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and TV. (They have been very successful at this).
    26-Present homosexuality, degeneracy, and promiscuity as " normal, natural, and healthy."
    27-Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed relgion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, wich does not need a "religious crutch."
    28-Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the grounds that it violates the principle of "seperation of church and state." (Again another goal accomplished).
    29- Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
    30- Discredit the American founding fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man".
    31-Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teahing of American history on the grounds that it was only a minor part of "the big picture". Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communist took over.
    32- Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture-- education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
    33-Eliminates all laws or procedures, which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.
    34-Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
    35-Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.
    36-Infiltrate and gain control of more unions. (Who do you think controls the SEIU).
    37- Infiltrate and gain control of big business.
    38- Transfer some of th powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatic disorders which no one but psychiarists can understand and treat.
    39- Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
    40- Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
    41- Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.
    42-Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legtimate aspects of the American tradition, that students and special interest groups should rise up and make a "united force" to solve economic, political, or social problems.
    43-Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.
    44-Internationalize the Panama Canal.
    45- Repeal the Connally Reservation so the US can not prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction over nations and individuals alike.

    ( Sounds like the Communist Party USA is well on their way to accomplishing their goals and we don't even realize it. I believe the fate of this nation hinges on the 2010-12 elections. Maybe Obamas elections was the best thing that has happen in the US. I think a lot of people are beginning to understand just what is happening right under their noses and will begin to start to take back this country, and I think you see that in the tea parties. The communist is just using racisism to accomplish thier goals).

    Posted by D. Walters an American, 06/30/2010 3:46pm (6 years ago)

  • If it looks like hatred, if it smells like hatred, and if it sounds like hatred, then IT IS hatred.

    Liberals, Democrats, Progressives, Socialists, and Communists, ALL proclaim to be sooooooooooo tolerant and inclusive, that is however, ONLY IF YOU AGREE WITH THEM, otherwise you're a racist, or a 'teabagger!'

    Why is that?!?? I am serious - I would like an answer.

    WHY is it that the self-proclaimed parties of tolerance and inclusion (Libs, Dems, Progs, Socialists) will tolerate or include you ONLY if you agree with them???? (otherwise they demonize, denigrate and vilify you with names like racist and teabagger).

    I have asked this very question on Dem, Lib, Prog, and Socialist websites, but have never been graced with an answer. Were they all cowards? Why did they not answer my sincere question?

    Since this is my first time posting to a Communist blog, maybe a genuine, self-avowed Communist will have the courage to give me an honest, sincere answer to my question.

    And my personal view on the Communist agenda, I am TOTALLY AGAINST IT! I am a 52 year old female secretary, but if push came to shove, LITERALLY, towards forcing America into Communism, you would witness a 52 year old female Rambo.

    Also, please answer me this, there are a few Communist countries left in the world (China, North Korea), so if Communism is your TRUE desire, why waste your time ESTABLISHING it in an anti-Communist country? Why don't you just MOVE to a country where Communism is ALREADY ESTABLISHED????

    My personal opinion, is that you people really only want Communism-LITE, or FAUX-Communism. You want the ECONOMICS of Communism, but you want the personal FREEDOMS of America! The courage of your convictions only goes so far, right? Well, I say if you are going to all the trouble of overturning 234 years of Democracy, you should go ALL-OUT! Forget about personal freedoms, just go all-out Communist!!!!

    Posted by cmm912, 06/30/2010 3:00pm (6 years ago)

  • There are African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Arab Americans, etc. And then there are just Americans.
    You pass me on the street and sneer in my direction. You call me 'Whiteboy,' 'Cracker,' 'Honkey,' 'Whitey,' 'Caveman'... and that's OK.
    But when I call you, Ni**er, Coon, Towel head, Camel Jockey, Beaner, Gook, or Chink …. you call me a racist.
    You say that whites commit a lot of violence against you... so why are the ghettos the most dangerous places to live?
    You have the United Negro College Fund. You have Martin Luther King Day.
    You have Black History Month. You have Cesar Chavez Day. You have Yom Hashoah. You have Ma'uled Al-Nabi.
    You have the NAACP. You have BET
    If we had WET (White Entertainment Television), we'd be racists. If we had a White Pride Day, you would call us racists.
    If we had White History Month, we'd be racists.
    If we had any organization for only whites to 'advance' OUR lives, we'd be racists.
    We have a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a Black Chamber of Commerce, and then we just have the plain Chamber of Commerce. Wonder who pays for that??
    A white woman could not be in the Miss Black American pageant, but any color can be in the Miss America pageant.
    If we had a college fund that only gave white students scholarships... You know we'd be racists.
    There are over 60 openly proclaimed Black Colleges in the US .. Yet if there were 'White Colleges', that would be a racist college.
    In the Million Man March, you believed that you were marching for your race and rights. If we marched for our race and rights, you would call us racists.
    You are proud to be black, brown, yellow and orange, and you're not afraid to announce it. But when we announce our white pride, you call us racists.
    You rob us, carjack us, and shoot at us. But, when a white police officer shoots a black gang member or beats up a black drug dealer running from the law and posing a threat to society, you call him a racist.

    I am proud.... But you call me a racist.

    Why is it that only whites can be racists??

    Posted by Art, 06/01/2010 11:04pm (6 years ago)

  • I've seen more name calling on this website, and in this speech, than in many years of watching politics. You CP foks ACTUALLY expect people to take you seriously!? I've been to a Tea Party event, and will go anytime I can break from work (you remember what work is, right?) and am not a fascist, racist, corporate thug, etc. I am most certainly not a teabagger. For you blind, ignorant CP koolaid drinkers - "teabagging" is the homosexual act of one man placing his tescticles in another man's mouth. This slur was made famous (infamous) by none other than Anderson Cooper, from CNN of course! So Mr. Tyner's constant use of this slur is thouroughly disgusting! This is REALLY the kind of stupidity you have as leadership? And you expect reasonable Americans to follow you!?! Get real!

    Posted by Art, 06/01/2010 10:41pm (6 years ago)

  • Why Frank you sound like a true blue member of the K ristian K racker K oaltion also known as the teabaggers

    Posted by No teabaggers, 05/29/2010 8:52pm (6 years ago)

  • It will be especially important for the Communist Party to work in unity in the central states of IL,MO and OH.
    It will be important to work with educating and mobilizing the electorate to vote along with the promotion of permanent or quasi permanent organizations for worker's rights development and power.
    This movement had much momentum in America's Labor War in Decatur,IL in '94-'95, MO's Right to Work is a Rip-Off struggle,and OH's most recent electoral struggles to elect Barack Obama,overcoming a defeat in the Bush election.
    The CPUSA will inject a fighting spirit of unity with the unemployed and underemployed and labor,stressing the need for advanced training for green economies in the heartland.
    This,along with the healthy AFL-CIO anti-racist approach to electoral politics,bodes well for the workers and the solid worker base within African Americans and Latinos populations,especially in Barack Obama's home state.
    The time to start working out the mechanics of education and mobilization is now,the time to take action on all the positive relationships developed in the '08 election,rekindle them and build to make sure every voter who,for whatever reason,did not deliver the concrete vote for the anti-right candidate,making sure that we know,and all voters we influence know, that the political voting power we use can also be used for grassroots candidates we may field in future elections,nurturing all relationships with voting workers,their families,retired,unemployed and underemployed,Latino and African American.
    Obviously,immigrant's rights as workers will be very important in CA and FL. The advanced position,coming out of the 29th will be very useful in these struggles.The momentum coming out of the growing anti-1070 movement will be important here.

    Posted by E.E.W. Clay, 05/24/2010 11:31pm (6 years ago)

  • Teabaggers, as the self-identify, are thoroughly influenced by racism. The corporate backers of that grouping represent the biggest fascist danger in the country.

    Posted by Joel, 05/24/2010 7:33pm (6 years ago)

  • Tyner is right on! Thank you! This is exactly what we are facing; middle class fears being manipulated by fascist ideologues, with a weakened left unable to demonstrate that it's the ruling class that is robbing them, not the poor or immigrants.


    Posted by pinkjohn, 05/24/2010 6:29pm (6 years ago)

  • The Tea Party defenatly does have 'Racist Elements' but that is simply a by product of white middle class culture. I don't thank anyone in the middle class fears President Obama, but they do seem to think that native born Americans deserve a decent job more than a Mexican born one.

    Posted by Ryan Mac, 05/24/2010 6:15pm (6 years ago)

  • John, I'm reading this article because I want to understand other people's views. However, when you constantly use the slur "tea-bagger", it's hard for me to take you seriously as a reasonable person.

    I'm going to suppose that you know what "tea-bagger" means, and that your using the slur intentionally. I question whether your purpose is to communicate ideas or to stir up hatred and fear through name-calling and stereo-typing.

    I, too, oppose bigotry. And so I'm calling you out on it.

    Posted by Nathan Higgins, 05/24/2010 10:11am (6 years ago)

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