Saturday, July 31, 2010

AIM “outs” Howard Zinn, as a Communist and Liar

Talk about a successful subversive!

More on Zinn.

AIM “outs” Howard Zinn, as a Communist and Liar: "

Cross posted from New Zeal Blog

Howard Zinn, the prominent “progressive” historian who died early this year, has been “outed” as both a communist and a liar

Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Media writes;

The prominent “progressive” historian Howard Zinn, whose books are force-fed to young people on many college campuses, was not only a member of the Moscow-controlled and Soviet-funded Communist Party USA (CPUSA) but lied about it, according to an FBI file released on Friday.

The file, consisting of three sections totaling 423 pages, was made available on the FBI’s website and released in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from this writer.

Zinn taught in the political science department of Boston University for 24 years, from 1964 to 1988, and has been a major influence on the modern-day “progressive” movement that backed Barack Obama for president.

Although Zinn denied being a member of the CPUSA, the FBI file discloses that several reliable informants in the party identified Zinn as a member who attended party meetings as many as five times a week.

What’s more, one of the files reveals that a reliable informant provided a photograph of Zinn teaching a class on “Basic Marxism” at party headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, in 1951. A participant in the class said that Zinn taught that “the basic teaching of Marx and Lenin were sound and should be adhered to by those present…”

Zinn was included on the “Security Index” and “Communist Index” maintained by the FBI. The “Security Index” was more ominous and included individuals who could be detained in the event of a national emergency.

Frank Marshall Davis, the Communist Party USA member who mentored the young Barack Obama, was also the “security index”.

The files confirm Zinn’s membership in the party from 1948-1953 and one says he was “believed to be a CP member as of October, 1956.” However, he denied membership in the party when interviewed by the FBI in 1953 and 1954 and claimed to be just a “liberal” or “leftist.” He did admit involvement in several CPUSA front organizations, the documents say…

In 1961, it says, Zinn “attempted to recruit students to attend 8th World Youth Festival [a communist-front gathering] and was described as pro-Castro in 1962. He publicly protested United States demand for withdrawal of Soviet missiles from Cuba.”

After WW2 service and an education on the GI Bill, Zinn taught at the all female, all black Spelman College in Atlanta.

According to one of his pupils, far left author Alice Walker, Zinn shocked an audience from a local white college by declaring “Well, I stand to the left of Mao Zedong.” – this at the height of the communist takeover of China.

Forced to leave Spelman because of his radicalism, Zinn went to teach at Boston University from 1964 to 1988.

On April 28, 1966 Howard Zinn was a sponsor of the Herbert Aptheker Testimonial Dinner. The dinner was held on the occasion of Communist Party theoretician Herbert Aptheker’s 50th birthday, the publication of his 20th book, and the 2nd anniversary of The American Institute for Marxist Studies.

It was held in the Sutton Ballroom, The New York Hilton, Avenue of the Americas, 53rd to 54th Street, New York City. Most, if not all, of the event’s sponsors came from the Communist Party’s intellectual elite.

As at February 28, 1969, Howard Zinn was listed as a sponsor of the Communist Party front Massachusetts Committee to Abolish the House Un-American Activities Committee.

By the 1980s Zinn had apparently switched his allegiance to another Marxist group.

At the Boston Democratic Socialists of America Socialist School, Fall 1989, Howard Zinn taught, the “History of Socialism,

By the mid 1990s Zinn was mixing with ACORN, Democratic Socialists of America and the Communist Party breakaway group, Committees of Correspondence.

With these people, Zinn was a founder of the radical New Party - later made famous by one of its most successful members, Barack Obama.

On September 20, 2001 500 people gathered at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City to remember the life of Democratic Socialists of America member Richard Clowar – originator of the infamous Cloward-Piven strategy, since utilized by sections of the US left to deliberately wreck the American economy.

Speakers at the event included Cloward’s widow Frances Fox Piven, Barbara Ehrenreich, Cornel West (later a member of Obama’s Black Advisory Council), Gus Newport – (all members of Democratic Socialists of America) , New Party founder Joel Rogers, future Obama supporter and ACORN defender Miles Rapoport and Howard Zinn.

In January 2002, a group of San Francisco leftists, mainly involved with Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM) or Committees of Correspondence and including future Obama “Green Jobs Czar” Van Jones, founded a national anti – Iraq War newspaper – War Times.

Endorsers of the project included Howard Zinn.

In 2004, Howard Zinn was one of 100 “prominent Americans” who signed an October 26 statement circulated by calling on the US Government to investigate 9/11 as a possible “inside job”.

…we have assembled 100 notable Americans and 40 family members of those who died to sign this 9/11 Statement, which calls for immediate public attention to unanswered questions that suggest that people within the current administration may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war.

This is the same petition that got Van Jones into trouble in late 2009 – strangely, Jones’ name at number 46, has been “removed by request”. Fair enough, after all he was “tricked” into signing it.

In the 2000s, Zinn was also listed as a sponsor of the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library in Oakland California, alongside Committees of Correspondence members and endorsers Herbert Aptheker, Anne Braden, Angela Davis, Ann Fagan Ginger, Jack Kurzweil and Maudelle Shirek, plus Communist Party supporters David Bacon, Gerald Horne and Cassandra Lopez and Herb Shore and from Democratic Socialists of America.

In 2006 Howard Zinn was an original board member of Movement for a Democratic Society – an organization established to support the newly re-founded Students for a Democratic Society.

Other MDS board members included former Weather Underground terrorist leaders Bernardine Dohrn, Mark Rudd and Jeff Jones, former Students for a Democratic Society leaders Tom Hayden, Carl Davidson (an Obama associate in the New Party and later) , Mike Klonsky, Bert Garskof and Mike James, former Obama associate Rashid Khalidi, Bill Fletcher, Jr., and Barbara Ehrenreich from Democratic Socialists of America, Gerald Horne from the Communist Party USA and Charlene Mitchell, Noam Chomsky and Angela Davis from Committees of Correspondence.

In early 2008, MDS Board members Carl Davidson, Tom Hayden, Bill Fletcher, Jr. and Bararbara Ehrenreich went on to found Progressives for Obama.

Howard Zinn wrote more than 20 books, which included his 1980 best-selling and influential “A People’s History of the United States”.

Movie star Matt Damon recently worked with Zinn to turn the book into a documentary for America’s history students. Damon, who grew up next door to his idol, stated in Dec. 09 that one of his favorite books was A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn, a book he first started reading in 1980 at the age of 10.

No doubt Howard Zinn is currently being appropriately rewarded for his life’s work.

Boyhood mentors can influence a young man for life. Luckily Matt Damon has time left to consider his political direction.

To do so, he will have to be more honest than was his late mentor Howard Zinn.


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tastee Subs in Edison, NJ

Excerpt of President Barack Obamas speech in Edison

America, the Odd Man Out

Capitalism Magazine - America, the Odd Man Out

"Every dollar of government spending sucks between one and three dollars from the wealth-creating private sector."

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Creating The Myth Of Global Warming Through Fictitious Data

Creating The Myth Of Global Warming Through Fictitious Data: "

Global warming is actually man-made. It is the creation of a few left wing zealots trying to cash the Green Business boom and government tax receipts using fictitious data. The fact is, to this date, the NASA GISS scientist cherry pick and delete actual measurement data to create the impression there is global warming, when in fact the raw data shows no such trend.

WUWT has been spear-heading the exposure of this statistical trickery, a simple sleight of hand which uses one measurement to cover 1200 km (~750 miles). As I noted before, this is like using a temperature reading in Los Angeles, CA to reflect temperatures in Bend, OR. Here is how Steve Goddard posting at WUWT compared this chicanery:

It seems “reasonable enough” to use the Monaco weather forecast to make picnic plans in Birmingham, England. Similarly we could assume that the weather and climate in Portland, Oregon can be inferred from that of Death Valley.

That’s about the distance from Montreal to Washington DC. Is the temperature data in Montreal valid for applying to Washington DC.?

Would anyone in DC checking the ‘climate’ use data from Montreal, Canada? How is this nonsense even considered ’science’, let alone paid for by taxpayers? This is garbage at best, and a lie at worst.

Check out the cmplete post at WUWT, where it shows how this 1200 km ’smoothing’ is used to completely make up temperature trends out of thin air. One such example showing the difference between a 250 km smoothing (dicey at best since 100 km is a stretch) and 1200 km smoothing is this graphic for South America.

In the 250 km smoothing huge regions are not measured (shown in purple) though they could easily be sampled since temperature readings exist. But the same data smoothed over 1200 km completely blankets the real data and creates a fictitious image of warming. Warm spots appear out of nowhere in Brazil!

No one has ever proven you can accurately measure or model temp readings over 1200 km (my back of the envelope sampling referenced above shows accuracy decays over 100 kms to +/- 2-3 degrees, or worse). Therefore, since there is no peer-reviewed proof the 1200 km smoothing used to create the fiction of global warming is valid, the results are not valid.

Lazy scientists who turn a blind eye to this kind of stunt are the ones allowing their ‘industry’ to fall into ruin. Once a profession loses its credibility it takes decades to bring it back. Global Warming has been the science killer, because good intentions do not make up for crappy work. Ever. Let this propaganda stand and the entire profession – from medicine to biology to physics – will be destroyed. And for what? This crap?


Klein: Obama adviser has close ties to Hamas-linked group. ‘One of the chief conduits’ for bringing Saudi-style radical Islam into U.S.

Klein: Obama adviser has close ties to Hamas-linked group. ‘One of the chief conduits’ for bringing Saudi-style radical Islam into U.S.: "Aaron Klein, Jerusalem bureau chief for World Net Daily, writes: A religion adviser to President Obama has close ties to a radical Muslim group that was an unindicted co-conspirator in a scheme to raise money for Hamas. That group, the Islamic Society of North America, or ISNA, has an extensive relationship with the Obama administration. [...]"

Runaway Slave Movie Teaser

Happy Birthday, Bugs

Ahmadinejad says expects U.S. to attack MidEast soon

All right, who spilled the beans?
There goes the element of surprise.
But then again, Saddam knew we were coming too, and look how much it helped him.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Stimulus not even filling potholes.

From RedState ...

Stimulus not even filling potholes.: "

If you’re like me and Ed Driscoll, you’re the sort who would think that if we were going to spend almost a trillion dollars that we don’t actually have on a ’stimulus program’ then we’d at least spend it on infrastructure. Well, more accurately, you’re sort who hopes that we’d spend it on infrastructure, because if you’re like me and Ed Driscoll you’d be well aware that once the Beltway Establishment gets a hold of an idea it mutates into a horrific, expensive mess.

The Beltway Establishment got a hold of the idea.

Paved roads, historical emblems of American achievement, are being torn up across rural America and replaced with gravel or other rough surfaces as counties struggle with tight budgets and dwindling state and federal revenue. State money for local roads was cut in many places amid budget shortfalls.

In Michigan, at least 38 of the 83 counties have converted some asphalt roads to gravel in recent years. Last year, South Dakota turned at least 100 miles of asphalt road surfaces to gravel. Counties in Alabama and Pennsylvania have begun downgrading asphalt roads to cheaper chip-and-seal road, also known as “poor man’s pavement.” Some counties in Ohio are simply letting roads erode to gravel.

Let me put this situation into perspective for you.

Funny how that works out, isn’t it? - the way that “them that has, got,” I mean. You’d almost be ready to believe that some of this stimulus money was distributed with a look at the 2008 election returns.

But that’s just crazy talk.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to Moe Lane.


Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Obama Science Czar Called for Carbon Tax to Redistribute Wealth

Dr. John P. Holdren, who then-President-elect Barack Obama nominated as director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in December 2008, called five months before that for a global climate-change agreement that would allow wealth to be redistributed from countries in the global "North" to countries in the "South." - Obama Science Czar Called for Carbon Tax to Redistribute Wealth from Global 'North' to 'South'

Steve Wynn Understands

The shocking, unexpected government in Washington ...