A May Day rally in Los Angeles, co-sponsored by the SEIU and various communist groups, as well as other unions, reflected yet another step in the normalization of self-identified communist and socialist ideologies in the Obama era. Not only did the SEIU help to organize the rally in conjunction with communists, they marched side-by-side with communists, while union members carried communist flags, communists carried union signs, and altogether there was no real way to tell the two apart.
The communists freely and proudly declare their affiliation. And the SEIU has no problem marching arm-in-arm with them.
“Smash Capitalism” is a slogan the SEIU apparently endorses — or at least doesn’t mind marching behind. In case you think the SEIU is some peripheral out-of-the-mainstream organization:
The SEIU devoted $28 million to Obama’s campaign, making the SEIU “the organization that spent the most to help Barack Obama get elected president.”
Furthermore, who is Obama’s favorite White House guest and one of his closest confidants? The individual who has visited the Obama White House the most: SEIU President Andy Stern, who has visited 53 times. Obama is closely linked with the SEIU. The SEIU is closely linked with communists. You do the math.
Did I say communists? Sorry, I meant Communists (with a capital “C”). Note how the Communists that day (like the women on the right in this photo) carried solid red flags symbolizing their ideology. Keep that in mind as you view the next photo.
One of the SEIU leaders picked up a Communist flag and led a contingent of rank-and-file SEIU members. Everyone was OK with that.
The way you can identify the SEIU members is by the signs they were carrying. How about this one in light of what is going on in Egypt and Libya from the so-called Progressive Labor Party? (PLP):
From Wisconsin to Libya:
Works of the world unite.
Fight for Communism.
Just in case you didn’t get the point that was being made, another had the following: “Smash Capitalism. Join the PLP.”
It wasn’t just the SEIU at the march — other “normal” unions like the AFL-CIO were on hand as well. The Communist Party carried a large banner promoting itself:
Communist Party, USA
Southern California District
The banner went right along with someone carrying a sign that read, “Mobilize the Masses for Communism!” A person standing next to the person carrying the flag was dressed like a Palestinian terrorist.
There were plenty of teachers’ unions attending too, and they brought along many of their public school students for some good old-fashioned communist indoctrination.
Most in the US who walk around with Che Guevera buttons or Che shirts do so simply because they foolishly think he’s “cool.” These hardcore communists carry his image not because he’s “cool,” but because he was one of the most radical revolutionaries who ever lived. He’s right up there with Lenin, apparently. There were large red signs with images of both of these Communist leaders held high and proud by the marchers.
In order to have a more “civil dialogue” with their political opponents, the marchers made a puppet of a demonic Statue of Liberty aligned with the “Tea Bag Party.”
OK, I guess Hitler comparisons are off the table for now — too many people have called it taboo. So what’s second best? The Devil! Sure enough, there’s a large banner with the devil being stabbed. Written on the image of the devil are the Republican Party, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and the Tea Party. These are their “enemy.”
If the Tea Party had marched in a rally behind a banner held up by fascists or neo-Nazis, don’t you think it would have been national news? But the nation’s biggest Obama-supporting political organization marched behind banners like these, and not a peep about it in the media.
Until recently, the average American has regarded fascists and communists as equally noxious and equally malignant. As well they should have. But the drive these days by the left side of the spectrum is to make communism and socialism somewhat less remarkable and more palatable. For two years they angrily denied the Tea Party accusation that Obama’s policies and supporters had a socialist bent.
But in recent months, as the accusation had started to gain traction, the new leftist tactic has become: “What’s so bad about socialism? You’re demonizing a very popular and respectable ideology!”