Ayers, Bill

Born in Dec 1944 and raised in a Chicago suburb, Ayers became a leader of the Weather Underground (WU), a splinter faction of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Characterizing WU as “an American Red Army,” Ayers summed up the organization’s communist ideology as follows: “Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, Kill your parents.” One of Ayers’ fellow WU leaders was Bernardine Dohrn, the woman who would later become his wife. In a July 29, 1969 speech which he delivered at the University of Oregon, Ayers boasted of SDS’s role in the Venceremos Brigades, a project initiated by the Cuban intelligence agency to recruit and train American leftists as “brigadistas” capable of waging guerrilla warfare.

Ayers was an active participant in the 1969 “Days of Rage” riots in Chicago, which were led by WU’s antecedent group, Weatherman. In the mayhem, nearly 300 members of the organization engaged in vandalism, arson, and vicious attacks against police and civilians alike. Their immediate objective was to spread their anti-war, anti-American message. Their long-term goal, however, was to cause the collapse of the United States and to create, in its stead, a new communist society over which they themselves would rule. With regard to those Americans who might refuse to embrace communism, Ayers and his comrades — including Bernardine Dohrn, Mark Rudd, Linda Evans, Jeff Jones, and numerous others — proposed that such resisters should be sent to reeducation camps and killed. The terrorists estimated that it would be necessary to eliminate some 25 million people in this fashion, so as to advance the revolution.

In his 2001 memoir Fugitive Days, Ayers recounts his life as a Sixties radical and boasts that he “participated in the bombings of New York City Police Headquarters in 1970, of the Capitol building in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972.” Of the day he bombed the Pentagon, Ayers writes, “Everything was absolutely ideal…. The sky was blue. The birds were singing. And the bastards were finally going to get what was coming to them.” He further recalls his fascination with the fact that a “good bomb” could render even “big buildings and wide streets … fragile and destructible,” leaving behind a “majestic scene” of utter destruction.

All told, Ayers and the Weather Underground were responsible for 30 bombings aimed at destroying the defense and security infrastructures of the U.S.  “I don’t regret setting bombs,” said Ayers in 2001, “I feel we didn’t do enough.” Contemplating whether or not he might again use bombs against the U.S. sometime in the future, he stated: “I can’t imagine entirely dismissing the possibility.”

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Larry Grathwohl, an FBI Informer with the Weather Underground, said of Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn and the rest of the murderous terrorists Grathwohl tried to bring to justice, “guilty as hell, free as a bird ” – still peddling their destructive “revolution.” Larry worked tirelessly for decades to shine light on the unrepentant and unpunished members of the Weather Underground and some of it’s more notorious members such as Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, the alleged bomber of Park Station, Mark Rudd and Jeff Jones. He spoke of his undercover activities within the Weather Underground as an FBI informant which he goes into detail in with his recently republished book, “Bringing Down America.”

Assange, Julian

an Australian journalist and free speech activist, best known as the founder of the controversial website Wikileaks, a repository of leaked corporate and government documents. Assange was a hero of the American left when he published documents which discredited the Bush administration and aided the election of Barack Obama, but became a villain after the murder of Seth Rich. Assange published documents about the Obama administration’s lies in the Benghazi massacre and exposed the Hillary Clinton email scandal. The American left then called him a tool of Russia.Assange was previously investigated for rape, but the charges were ultimately dropped. However, there is an international warrant for Assange, as he is wanted for questioning in Sweden in relation to a rape investigation.
On June 19, 2012, while Assange was in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Ricardo Patiño, the Ecuadorian foreign minister announced that Assange had applied for political asylum and eventually (August 16) announced that the Ecuadorian government was granting Assange political asylum.On April 11, 2019, a planned and coordinated effort between the U.K. and U.S. was executed; Julian Assange was forcibly arrested and removed from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, and the EDVA indictment was unsealed. The Mueller report was dependent on fake news allegations OF Russia cybercrimes, and that narrative is contingent on the Russia DNC hack story which Julian Assange disputes.The Mueller report claims that Russia hacked the DNC servers as the central element to the Russia interference narrative in the U.S. election. This claim is directly disputed by WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, as outlined during the Dana Rohrabacher interview, and by Julian Assange on-the-record statements. The predicate for Robert Mueller’s investigation was specifically due to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The fulcrum for this Russia interference claim is John Brennan’s early January 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA); and the ICA claims that Russia hacked the DNC servers; a claim only made possible by relying on forensic computer analysis from Crowdstrike, a DNC contractor.

The CIA holds a massive conflict of self-interest in upholding the Russian hacking claim. The FBI holds a massive interest in maintaining that claim. All of those foreign countries whose intelligence apparatus participated with Brennan and Peter Strzok also have a vested self-interest in maintaining the Russia hacking narrative. Julian Assange is the only person with direct knowledge of how Wikileaks gained custody of the DNC emails; and Assange has claimed he has evidence it was not from a hack.

Born in Australia in 1971, Assange had established a reputation as a sophisticated computer programmer who could break into even the most well-protected networks by the time he was a teenager. Around 1987, he joined with two fellow hackers to form a group that became known as the International Subversives, and the trio broke into computer systems from Europe to North America — including, most notably, networks belonging to the U.S. Defense Department and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. In a book to which he contributed – Underground: Tales of Hacking, Madness and Obsession on the Electronic Frontier – Assange tried to create an aura of morality around this activity, defining what he called the Golden Rules of the hacker subculture: “Don’t damage computer systems you break into (including crashing them); don’t change the information in those systems (except for altering logs to cover your tracks); and share information.”

Hacking remained an obsession for Assange throughout his late teens. Pursued by authorities, he developed a nomadic lifestyle, moving from place to place, maintaining no real home, for fear that international governmental agencies — particularly those in the U.S. — may have targeted him for reprisal for the data leaks he had orchestrated.

In September 1991, Assange hacked into the master terminal that the Canadian telecom company Nortel maintained in Melbourne, Australia. Soon thereafter, he was caught by federal investigators and was charged with 31 counts of hacking and related offenses. Facing a potential sentence of a decade behind bars, Assange pled guilty to 25 charges, 6 of which were dropped. At his final sentencing, the judge was lenient with him and he escaped with the lightest of penalties — the payment of a small fine.

After the hacking trial, Assange lived below the radar in Melbourne for a number of years, working variously as a computer programmer and software developer, among other pursuits. He also studied physics and math at the University of Melbourne. Then, in 2006, he began the process of creating WikiLeaks, a website that would publish confidential government documents and images. His inspiration for WikiLeaks was the infamous Daniel Ellsberg, who in 1971 — the year of Assange’s birth — had published the Pentagon Papers. Assange has described WikiLeaks as “an activist organization” whose “method is transparency,” and whose “goal is justice.”

Shortly after getting WikiLeaks off the ground, Assange flew to Kenya to attend the World Social Forum — a yearly symposium dedicated to the redistribution of wealth and the eradication of capitalism — where he delivered a presentation about his new enterprise.

Contending that the primary objective of WikiLeaks was to expose injustice wherever it might reside, Assange told potential collaborators in 2006: “Our primary targets are those highly oppressive regimes in China, Russia and Central Eurasia, but we also expect to be of assistance to those in the West who wish to reveal illegal or immoral behavior in their own governments and corporations.” Assange further suggested that a “social movement” to expose incriminating classified information had the potential to “bring down many administrations that rely on concealing reality—including the U.S. administration.” Indeed, it has been the U.S. — rather than Russia and China — that WikiLeaks has targeted most intensively.

At a London ceremony in June 2009, Amnesty International honored Assange with its Media Award, in recognition of his expose of hundreds of recent extrajudicial assassinations in Kenya.

In April 2010, WikiLeaks became an international sensation when it publicized a classified video that showed civilians, who were mistaken for insurgents, being attacked by the U.S. military during the Iraq War. Over the rest of that year, Assange and his website sparked additional massive controversy on three separate occasions: In July, Assange released 77,000 secret files pertaining to the Afghan War. In October, he released nearly 400,000 pages of classified documents on the Iraq War. And in November, he released hundreds of thousands of classified State Department communications, many of which contained sensitive information on major U.S. diplomatic relations.

Also in 2010, Assange published the results of an Army test which had found that certain electromagnetic devices designed to prevent IED explosives from detonating, also tended to compromise the performance of communication systems used by American soldiers. When asked if he would consider not releasing this information, given its potential for being exploited by terrorists intent on killing U.S. troops, Assange replied that in spite of his “harm-minimization policy,” his uncompromising commitment to transparency might ultimately cause him and his fellow WikiLeaks insiders to get “blood on our hands.”

In December 2010, after the November “data dump” of U.S. diplomatic cables had touched off an international furor, Assange — who was in hiding — was placed on INTERPOL’s “wanted” list for his alleged involvement in “sex crimes” against two women he had met in Sweden that summer. Assange denied the allegations, but he surrendered to London police on December 7, 2010. A WikiLeaks spokesman said that Assange‘s arrest would not prevent the organization from releasing additional secret documents.

In the aftermath of the arrest, Assange sympathizers launched an all-out hacking attack (dubbed “Operation Payback“) against the computer systems of companies considered hostile to WikiLeaks. Among these were Mastercard, Visa, Amazon.com, PayPal Inc., and EveryDNS. These companies had cut ties to WikiLeaks in recent days amid intense pressure from the U.S. government.

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Civil Disobedience

Refusal to obey the law deliberately and publicly. The phrase and the concept were popularized by Thoreau’s famous essay, Civil disobedience. The concept of civil disobedience became a cornerstone of the American civil rights movement in the 1960s, as African Americans openly but peacefully defied segregation laws. While the Bible commands that rulers be obeyed in most circumstances (Romans 13, 1 Peter 2:13), it also commands civil disobedience when obedience to the state would require disobedience to God. For instance, in Daniel 6, Daniel refuses to obey the king’s order to worship only the king.1 Peter and the other apostles set the example: when told by authorities they could not testify to the risen and ascended Christ, they responded, “We must obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29).

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Antifa

They call themselves “antifascists” (Antifa for short). They are most notable for wearing masks and dressing all in black (known as Black Bloc) when they engage in violent, criminal activity. They claim to be fighting against fascism, racism, sexism, and capitalism. They claim to be fighting against hate — as they scream hateful profanities and beat their targeted opponents to bloody pulps. They have attached themselves to the Democratic Party and to liberal-left activist groups, none of which seem inclined to disassociate themselves from the violent anarchist/communist terrorists masquerading as defenders of the downtrodden. Indeed, the liberal elites in political circles and the establishment media have embraced the Antifa militants, excusing their examples of “excessive” violence as understandable outbursts of youthful idealism and necessary resorts to force when confronting the evil Nazis, fascists, racists — or Republicans.

The movement has both above-ground and underground elements. The above-ground activists will engage in public demonstrations with their faces uncovered, and some will publicly identify with Antifa and even give interviews. The most notorious aspect of Antifa, apart from its violence, is its Black Bloc side, the underground members who dress in black, cover their faces, and carry out collective “direct action” (often criminal activities) as coordinated units.

As an anti-NAZI group, Why does their flag look so much like the NAZI flag why do they act like NAZIs and fascists?

In the wake of the deadly Antifa-white nationalist confrontation in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12, the Antifa are being heralded as heroes. Professor Cornel West, a radical propagandist for the Revolutionary Communist Party and other extreme-left causes, famously claimed in a statement promoted by much of the national media that in Charlottesville the Antifa anarchists had rescued him and the clergy group he was with and “saved our lives” from the neo-Nazis.

After  years of rioting, burning, mass assaults, brutal beatings, and intimidation — aimed primarily at President Donald Trump, Trump supporters, and Republicans in general — Democratic Party leaders have remained inexcusably silent. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Charles Schumer, Dianne Feinstein, Maxine Waters, Al Gore, Al Franken, and other “progressive” Democrats have failed to utter a word of  “unequivocal condemnation” concerning the escalating wave of Antifa hate and violence.

On August 29, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi became the first nationally prominent “progressive” Democrat to issue a statement denouncing the violent, masked Antifa thugs stalking our campuses and city streets. “Our democracy has no room for inciting violence or endangering the public, no matter the ideology of those who commit such acts,” Pelosi said in the press statement. “The violent actions of people calling themselves Antifa in Berkeley this weekend deserve unequivocal condemnation, and the perpetrators should be arrested and prosecuted,” she continued. Pelosi, who represents San Francisco, was responding to political heat she was receiving for helping to incite the Antifa violence that had erupted across the bay in Berkeley two days earlier. Two rallies scheduled in the Bay Area — one in San Francisco, the other in Berkeley — by Patriot Prayer, a multi-ethnic, peaceful group, had been falsely denounced by Pelosi and other Bay Area political leaders as “white supremacist” rallies. Due to the vehement hatred and threats incited against them, Patriot Prayer canceled the San Francisco rally, but tried to carry off the Berkeley event as scheduled. However, it turned into a replay of the mayhem that had marked earlier efforts by students in the months before to bring conservative speakers to the University of California campus in Berkeley.

Numerous videos posted on Internet sites show a large mob of aggressive Antifa activists — many wearing masks and armed with clubs and other weapons — cursing, screaming at, and viciously beating, without provocation, Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson and a small group of attendees at the rally. Coming under blistering fire from commentators across the spectrum — from Fox’s Tucker Carlson to NPR’s Mara Liasson — and facing a possible lawsuit for her role in promoting the violent melee, Pelosi opted for the denouncement — as a public relations measure, no doubt. In a guest appearance on Fox News, Mara Liasson said denouncing Antifa is a “no brainer.” “People who wear black masks and beat peaceful protesters [should] have no support at all…. Democrats should be racing to the microphones” to condemn Antifa, the liberal NPR pundit declared.

However, there has been no race to the mics, though announced objectives of Antifa activists indicate that they are headed on a trajectory of escalating violence.

Antifa: Who, What, Where, Why, How

Who are the Antifa? Where did they come from? What do they believe? What do they want? Why do they do what they do? How do they operate? To whom are they connected?

Secrecy and darkness — There is much that we don’t know about Antifa for the simple reason that they operate in secrecy and concealment. The movement has both above-ground and underground elements. The above-ground activists will engage in public demonstrations with their faces uncovered, and some will publicly identify with Antifa and even give interviews. The most notorious aspect of Antifa, apart from its violence, is its Black Bloc side, the underground members who dress in black, cover their faces, and carry out collective “direct action” (often criminal activities) as coordinated units. Some Antifa activists float between the above-ground and underground, alternately masking up with the Black Bloc or marching openly with allied organizations, depending on the event and the day. Antifa groups are now active in most major American cities. Because they operate as autonomous cells or “affinity groups,” with no known centralized leadership and no general open-to-the-public membership, they have been difficult to penetrate and gather intelligence on. However, the hundreds of arrests of Antifa members over the past year have begun to bear fruit, providing important data on all aspects of their operations.

VIDEO: UNDERCOVER IN ANTIFA by Steven Crowder: Their Tactics and Media Support Exposed!

“Anti-Fascist” camouflage — Fascists, neo-Nazis, KKK, and other “white supremacists” are a minuscule, politically irrelevant minority with little sympathy and no credible following in the United States. To the extent that they enjoy any traction among young white males can largely be attributed to a reaction against the forced political correctness and anti-white, anti-male propaganda that breeds and feeds resentment. Membership has also surely grown because of Antifa extremists, acting like Mussolini’s fascist Black Shirts, screaming anti-fascist slogans and beating peaceful Americans. These Antifa actions have done more to swell the ranks of the white supremacists than all the speeches by Richard Spencer, David Duke, and others of their ilk. That is, undoubtedly, the goal of many who are promoting the Antifa agenda; they need a credible neo-Nazi threat to divert attention and channel emotions onto issues they can exploit.

This article (above) appears in the October 9, 2017, issue of The New American. To download the issue and continue reading this story, or to subscribe, click here.

FBI investigators said that members of American far-left groups such as Antifa traveled to the G20 summit in Germany in 2017 and met with leaders from ISIS and Al-Qaeda to plot the ‘destruction’ of President Trump.  A confidential ‘Informational Report’ by the FBI into violent ‘resistance’ groups such as Antifa has led to the disturbing discovery the U.S. radical groups are colluding with Middle Eastern terrorist groups to destabilize America.

Where do they get the money to travel and are they getting paid to riot. The answer to the second question is ‘yes’. As to the first, Communist groups bankrolled by sugar daddies like Tom Steyer and George Soros are throwing “$50 at the cannibals who are out there” (as Andy Zee, an Antifa organizer exposed by an undercover Project Veritas reporter, put it) to participate in anti-Trump “grassroots” protest movements. Before Antifa came into existence, Soros threw over $30 million to fund divisiveness in the Ferguson protests turned riots, after he bussed in hundreds of provocateurs.

WATCH: ANTIFA Expert Exposes Secret Seizure Of Power By Left-Wing Extremists

Portland has one of the largest and most active populations of Antifa members in the United States , but travel on Soros and Steyer’s dime to wherever a good riot can be manufactured.

President Trump announced in May 2020 that the United States will be designating Antifa as a terrorist organization.

Antifa came out in full force and used the murder of George Floyd to destroy businesses and raze buildings to the ground. Project Veritas released an investigative report on the domestic terrorist group Antifa on June 4th, 2020 that reveals how the leftist terror group practices eye gouging, beating their opponents and create an environment of fear and terror. National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien echoed Trump’s comments, saying the violence “is being driven by ‘Antifa.’” Attorney General William Barr announced in a statement that he will enforce action against the group, saying “violent radical elements” are hijacking legitimate protests to “pursue their own separate, violent, and extremist agenda.1

From the video below, you can see Antifa is meeting in bookstores.

Chronological History of Events Involving Antifa

Stop the Steal Trump March in Washington, DC takes place with 500,000+ Patriots Attending

Stop the Steal Trump March in Washington, DC takes place with 500,000+ Patriots Attending

Hundreds of thousands of freedom-loving Americans gathered in Washington D.C. to show support for President Trump amid an unprecedented election power-grab by the Democrats and communist forces. But you wouldn’t know it by watching the mainstream media. More than 360,000 joined the “Stop the Steal” organizing group (Women for Trump) on Facebook within 24 hours before it was removed by the tech giant. The fake news ...
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REPORT: Mysterious “Donald Trump Watch” Website Reveals Addresses of Local Trump Donors for Antifa and BLM Terrorist Targeting

REPORT: Mysterious “Donald Trump Watch” Website Reveals Addresses of Local Trump Donors for Antifa and BLM Terrorist Targeting

(The Gateway Pundit) Far left operatives created the Donald Trump Watch website recently to reveal local Trump donors in your community. Users are able to punch in the address of any location in the country and a map will show you the name and address of any Trump donor in the area. The website is using FEC data to target Trump voters and donors. According to the website ...
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Project Veritas Exposes Communist Democrat Operative: ‘Want To Change This Country With Violence’

Project Veritas Exposes Communist Democrat Operative: ‘Want To Change This Country With Violence’

Kristopher Jacks: “I will knock people down the stairs as long as they don’t die to make this happen.” Jacks: On Election Night: “I’m gonna be in my garage, right next to my gun safe, all night long.” Jacks: “If you want to do some Antifa sh*t. You really want to change this country that way, with violence, there’s only one way to do it. You gotta get people that are ...
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DHS Omits ‘Antifa’ from Latest Domestic Threat Assessment

DHS Omits ‘Antifa’ from Latest Domestic Threat Assessment

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not include Antifa in its latest assessment of domestic threats to the homeland. The 26-page Homeland Threat Assessment (HTA), dated October 2020, does describe the problem of violent protests, though it emphasizes the threat posed by white supremacist groups and omits the word “Antifa.” As Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf notes in a foreword (original emphasis): Domestic violent extremism is a ...
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First Presidential Debate of 2020: Trump vs. Biden... and 'Debate Moderator' Chris Wallace

First Presidential Debate of 2020: Trump vs. Biden… and ‘Debate Moderator’ Chris Wallace

The first of three scheduled debates between Trump and Biden took place on Sept. 29 at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. “The format for the first debate calls for six 15-minute time segments dedicated to topics announced in advance in order to encourage deep discussion of the leading issues facing the country,” the commission stated in a news release a week before the event, ...
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Friedan, Betty

(Feb 4, 1921 – Feb 4, 2006) Feminist icon credited with starting the modern-day feminist revolution. Her private life defined her radical ideology as demonstrated throughout her writings, particularly her most famous book, “The Feminine Mystique” (1963). Friedan’s book essentially sanctioned the wholesale sacrifice of being a wife, motherhood and children on the altar of abortion and careerism presided over by the all-powerful Marxist State. Friedan founded two important radical organizations that paved the way toward legalized infanticide. In 1966, Friedan was a cofounder of NOW (the National Organization for Women) whose main objective would be to empower women (in Engels’s words) not to be “shut out from socially productive labor and restricted to private domestic labor.” In 1969, with Bernard Nathanson, Friedan started the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws (NARAL) which abortion was legalized 4 years later.

Friedan helped destroy the American family – driving a wedge between husband and wife by demonizing the position of housewives as domestic slaves and grossly romanticizing working outside the home. Friedan’s hagiographic biographer Daniel Horowitz even noted that Friedan offered a distorted vision of the actual conditions of white upper-middle class suburban housewives in the 1950s, by hyping anything that was negative and repressing anything that was constructive, shamelessly manipulating and inventing the data to confirm her neurotic need for a crisis and disregard (as Marx, Mead and Kinsey did) everything that challenged her grand, abstract thesis.

Friedan also conflated a Marx/Engels paradigm they used to exploit class differences in labor and society 100 years before and smuggled them into the home. For example, observe how Friedan taught women to liberate themselves from the “housewife trap”:

[To] emancipate woman and make her the equal of the man is and remains an impossibility so long as the woman is shut out from socially productive labor and restricted to private domestic labor. The emancipation of woman will only be possible when woman can take in production on a large, social scale, and domestic work no longer claims anything but an insignificant amount of her time.

Incidentally, this passage was plagiarized from Friedrich Engels’ 1884 essay “The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State.”

Named Bettye Naomi Goldstein, Friedan was born in Peoria, Ill., the daughter of Jewish immigrants Harry Goldstein, a jeweler, and his domineering, hateful but attractive young wife, Miriam Horwitz Goldstein. The Goldstein house was horribly dysfunctional. Friedan’s father was adamant that her mother quit her job writing for the society pages and dedicate herself to being a housewife. Friedan would later admit that this fateful decision in her family was the cause of her mother’s incessant rage and the resulting profound bitterness and despair inside the Goldstein home.

Extolling abstractness and socialist values above real conditions undermines much of Friedan’s book. Before she published “The Feminine Mystique,” Friedan wrote for numerous leftist, socialist-inspired magazines, agitating on behalf of neglected lower-class workers. The abstractness of her ideas are fundamentally Marxist. She assumed, as irrefutable, that all women suffered the same restless discontent as her mother and herself. Friedan wrote:

The problem lay buried, unspoken, for many years in the minds of American women. It was a strange stirring, a sense of dissatisfaction, a yearning that women suffered in the middle of the 20th century in the United States. Each suburban wife struggled with it alone. As she made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slipcover material, ate peanut butter sandwiches with her children, chauffeured Cub Scouts and Brownies, lay beside her husband at night – she was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question – “Is this all?”

Friedan arrived at Smith College in 1938. She started taking Professor staunch leftist and Communist Party member Dorothy Wolff Douglas’s economics course in 1940, and recalls becoming interested in literature on the Spanish Civil War and communist John Reed’s book Ten Days That Shook the World. More specific, it was in February 1941 that Dorothy Wolff Douglas was able to make a great enough impact on Betty to convince her to adopt communism.

Here is where the research of Daniel Horowitz also fills in some blanks. Using Friedan’s notes, Horowitz reported that:

“Especially important is what [Friedan] recorded when Douglas talked about the condition of women in Nazi Germany and the USSR. On [Friedan’s] twentieth birthday, in February 1941, Douglas mentioned what she called the ‘feminist movement.’ She talked about the ‘traditionalism’ of the Nazis’ attitude to religion, women, children, and family. According to [Friedan’s] notes, Douglas said the Nazis placed children at the center of family lives, celebrated motherhood, and opposed women working outside the house in professional positions (not as farmers and mutual laborers). They minimized the intellectual capacity of women, emphasizing instead the importance of their feelings. In the middle of her lecture on women under Nazi rule, Douglas noted parenthetically that men who controlled women’s magazines participated in this conscious ideological effort to tell women that despite their aspirations for intellectual life, in fact they were instinctual being who belonged in the home. In contrast, Douglas said, women in the USSR experienced equality of opportunity, with their wages almost matching (and in some cases exceeding) those of men.”

Betty Friedan opposed American involvement in the war before, during, and after the Nazi-Soviet Pact, showing, at the very least, that she was not a doctrinaire Party-line communist. But, according to FBI files examined by Horowitz, she reportedly did join the Young Communist League (the youth branch of the Communist Party), and attempted to join the Party itself at least twice. She records in her memoir that she attempted to join in New York in 1942, but decided against it after talking it over with her father. Daniel Horowitz, using Friedan’s FBI file, recorded another attempt in 1944, where she was turned away because “there already were too many intellectuals in the labor movement and that she would have greater party influence by staying in her own field, which is Psychology.”

Professor Horowitz stated in a lecture that,

After she left Smith, Friedan spent a year as a psychology graduate at the University of California, Berkeley. There she began nine years, from 1943 to 1952, as a labor journalist, first for Federated Press, a left-wing news service. Then, for about six years beginning in July 1946, precisely at the moment when the wartime Popular Front came under intense attack, Friedan was a reporter for the UE News, the newspaper of one of America’s most radical unions.

That union, the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, or “UE,” was more than radical. It was communist-controlled, and among Betty Friedan’s assignments at UE News was to promote the communist-run Progressive Party campaign of Henry Wallace for the presidency in 1948. The support that the communist-dominated unions gave to the Progressive Party and its anti-containment policies was the final straw between the reds and the CIO, and over the course of the next two years the Democratic-Socialist leadership of the CIO would expel the red unions, including the UE.

But there are still deeper communist connections for Friedan, which further explain not only her radical politics but her radical feminism.

As Daniel Horowitz found, Friedan read Friedrich Engels’ The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State, the classic statement of Marxist feminism. Friedan took down what Engels had to say about the liberation of women coming only when they entered the productive workforce: “The emancipation of women becomes possible only when women are enabled to take part in production on a large, social scale, and when domestic duties require their attention only to a minor degree.”

To that, Friedan added three words of her own: “along with men.”

The modern feminist movement was on its way. But it’s journey was not over. It still had to be drilled and instilled in the schools. On that, there were many who built on Friedan’s foundation, from numerous other radical feminists to the secular disciples of John Dewey—just for starters.

Americans today need to understand that the feminist movement is rooted less in concern for every woman and more in far-left politics—even communist politics. There is a specter haunting the feminist movement, and that specter does not have the interest of women first, especially not conservative women.

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Report: The Girl Scouts USA is an Abortion-Supporting Organization

Report: The Girl Scouts USA is an Abortion-Supporting Organization

The Girl Scouts USA has long been under scrutiny from conservatives for their alleged pro-Planned Parenthood stance. While the organization states on its website that they “do not take a position or develop materials on” abortion, recent social media posts from the group along with a confirmed relationship with Teen Vogue support the idea that the Girl Scouts are a pro-abortion organization. The Girl Scouts have ...
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"Roe v. Wade: The Movie" will document the leadup to the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 decision striking down legal protections for the unborn, exposing the popular narrative as a pro-abortion whitewash — a distortion of history by abortion sympathizers in politics and the media. According to its website, the film opens with a look back at where it all began: the work of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger ...
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The Equal Rights Amendment is Passed by Congress and Sent to States for Ratification but Stopped by Stopped by a Conservative Grassroots Movement led by Phyllis Schlafly

The Equal Rights Amendment is Passed by Congress and Sent to States for Ratification but Stopped by Stopped by a Conservative Grassroots Movement led by Phyllis Schlafly

The so-called Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution passed by Congress in 1972 and sent to the states for ratification with a deadline for ratification of seven years. It was stopped by a conservative grassroots movement led by Phyllis Schlafly, which raised compelling objections including the following: it would require identical treatment of men and women, and boys and girls, in every way, such as allowing ...
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The National Organization for Women (NOW) was Founded in Washington, DC by Communist and Jewish Betty Friedan

The National Organization for Women (NOW) was Founded in Washington, DC by Communist and Jewish Betty Friedan

The National Organization for Women (NOW), an American leftist, feminist organization, was founded in 1966 and consists of 550 chapters in all 50 U.S. states and in Washington, D.C. This group advocates the unfettered right to taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand; seeks to "eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia" from American society; attacks Christianity and traditional religious values; and supports gender-based preferences for women. It's co-founder and first president: Betty ...
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Betty Friedan's "The Feminine Mystique" was Published: Marxist Propaganda to Destroy the Family

Betty Friedan’s “The Feminine Mystique” was Published: Marxist Propaganda to Destroy the Family

A book by the 1966 co-founder of the National Organization for Women (NOW), Betty Friedan that could be described as the Feminist Manifesto. Released in 1963, it was a major force behind the 1970s explosion of the radical feminist agenda. The American feminist movement began with her propaganda book, which took as its theme the emptiness of consumer culture, the frustrations of being a dutiful parent, and ...
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