Theodore's World: Progressives Meet To Discuss How They will Take Over America

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June 11, 2010

Progressives Meet To Discuss How They will Take Over America

Progressives Meet To Discuss How They will Take Over America

The radicals have infected the Democratic party. Just yesterday Van Jones was speaking at the America's Future Now conference for progressives, energized because “this week will mark a historic inflection point when progressives decided to be progressives again in this country." Jones used to be affiliated with a group called STORM. That stands for Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement. A group whose members included anarchists and communists.

(STORM) Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement Handbook

This is an evil document that goes against our Constitution. Please read it! It is the marxist revolutionary guide. We must wake up and not allow these people to take control of our way of life.

This PDF will help people to understand, all off us need to read it. uIt tells about the movements that are taking place in this country. As these organizations grow and become more active. We are heading towards a very turbulent period of social unrest in America.


America's Future Now conference for progressives

America's Future NOW! is underway right now at Washington D.C's grand old Omni Shoreham hotel.

For three days leading activists from the radical Instititute for Policy Studies, Democratic Socialists of America, Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Democratic Party, labor unions and "community organizations" confer and plan the next stages of the Obama revolution.

The event is organized by Campaign for America's Future, itself a creation of I.PS. and D.S.A. and is the latest incarnation of the Take Back America conferences that ran for several years up to 2008.

This is the heart of the "progressive" movement that put Barack Obama into power. There next step is to consolidate that power, building a movement that will keep the Obama administration tracking hard left.

The speakers list includes many "progressive" leaders including;

Labor union leaders Stewart Acuff, Arlene Holt Baker , Andy Stern , Richard L. Trumka, ; Leo W. Gerard, Karen Nussbaum

Institute for Policy Studies affiliates Gar Alperovitz, Sarah Anderson, Robert L. Borosage

Congressional Progressive Caucus affiliates Rep. Donna Edwards, Rep. Keith Ellison, Rep. Alan Grayson , Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator; Tom Udall

Democratic Socialists of America affiliates; John Atlas, Heather Booth, Robert Kuttner, Ron Ruggiero, Deepak Bhargava

Communist Party USA affiliates Rep. Barbara Lee, William McNary

Democratic Party affiliates John Bonifaz, Gov. Howard Dean, Robert Creamer, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson

Others include Phil Angelides of the Apollo Alliance, former Obama "Green Jobs Czar" Van Jones and his Green for All colleague Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, economic adviser to Vice President Joe Biden,; Jared Bernstein , Danny Goldberg of Progressives for Obama, media figures Arianna Huffington, Markos Moulitsas and James Rucker , Benjamin Todd Jealous of the NAACP, Janet Murguía of La Raza.

Communist Party USA correspondent Susan Webb Filed this report for the Peoples World.

"We are the change, we have the power," Campaign for America's Future co-director Robert Borosage told progressive leaders and activists from around the country today.
"We are headed into fierce battle" over the next few years, Borosage said, as the America's Future NOW! convened for three days of discussion and debate on the role of progressives in the Obama era, curbing Wall Street, ending corporate influence over politics, fighting for jobs and justice, and building a new, green economy.

Looking back on the 2008 Obama election victory, followed by18 months of what Borosage called "the greatest flurry of reform in over 50 years," panelists offered a variety of perspectives. But the bottom line shared by all may have been captured best by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who brought the crowd to its feet at the close of the day when he said, "It's time to fight again." The Great Society and the War on Poverty must not be "a dream deferred," Jackson said. "We have never won unless we fought."

Introducing a panel titled "The Great Debate: Progressives in the Obama Era," Roger Hickey, CAF co-director, said, "Candidate Obama's agenda was our agenda." But, he said, recalling the words of abolitionist Frederick Douglass, "we all know that power concedes nothing without a fight." Corporate interests have put their stamp on every victory won in the last 18 months and stalled other progressive priorities, Hickey said. Noting that "many hoped that Obama would lead the movement to stand up to corporate interests," Hickey posed the question: "Is this Obama's problem or is it ours? What can we do to ensure that Obama achieves that transformation?"

Borosage had one take: Obama was elected with a mandate and a cascading crisis that requires fundamental change, but in the reform battles over the past year, he said, the White House was "too timid," too ready to compromise, the president was "too reluctant to draw clear ideological differences" and the "right-wing gained greater traction than it otherwise might have."

"We, WE, will have to fight," Borosage declared. "We have to revive our independent movement. We have to stop waiting for Obama. We have to take on conservatives in both parties. The progressive movement must organize independent of the Democratic administration to effect change.
On the other hand, Deepak Bhargava of the Center for Community Change emphasized that "we have accomplished much more in the last 18 months than progressives give ourselves credit for ... We do ourselves great disservice by failing to acknowledge this."
The "arrow of change had been going in the wrong direction for a long time," not just under Bush but also under Clinton, Bhargava said. "Now it is headed in the right direction." There are failures and disappointments, such as lack of progress on Employee Free Choice, he said, "but the change we have achieved is larger than it appears in the rearview mirror to many."

The central question is not what Obama does or does not do, but what the movement does, he said. The key difference between the progressive advances of the 1930s and '60s and the decades of right-wing advance, Bhargava said, was the existence of "stronger, more vibrant social movements." Progressive advance is "only partly about how Obama responds, it's mostly about what we do," he said. Pointing to the more than a million who have marched for immigrant rights, in a movement in which "some of the most marginalized have put their bodies in the streets," Bhargava said, "That's what it's going to take."

Darcy Burner of said, "The progressive movement has to do whatever it takes to make this president do the right thing." This, she said, is "the best way to support Barack Obama." Burner said, "It's not our job to make this president or his administration comfortable."

Arianna Huffington said electing Obama was the easy part, the struggle now is the hard part. But, she said, "Bipartisanship is not the way to fundamental change." Asking, "Why isn't greater urgency coming out of Washington to solve Main Street's problems? Huffington said, we need "Hope 2.0," we need to "take matters into our own hands."

Yet, Bhargava said, it's essential for progressives to have a "sober, realistic view of the nation we live in." He said he did not think there is a "sweeping mandate for progressive change" - it's still a divided country with very contradictory opinions - and that underscores the importance of attracting new people to the movement.

As participants discussed these issues at their tables, Joe Tolbert, a young African American man and state project coordinator for the Highlander Center in East Tennessee, said he has argued with friends that the election of Obama was "a milestone," but "it's not the end" of the struggle. His Highlander co-worker Ada Smith, a young white woman based in Eastern Kentucky, said what's important is not whether people are "red" or "blue" staters, but "whatever is going to make people's lives better."

Panelist Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins of Green for All made that point: "The white coal miner in West Virginia and the black woman working at Chevron in Richmond, Calif., have the same needs." We believe in the president, she said, but the "vital issue is: does the quality of life of our families get better." That is "the beauty of green jobs," she said. "It allows us to bring everyone together and meet their needs. That's what Glenn Beck is afraid of."


From Jim Day

"The progressive movement has been emboldened with the election of Obama as president and now they are choosing to remove the mask of who most of these people truly are.They are a combination of Communist,Socialist,Anarchist,Crony Capitalist,Black Nationalist,and Muslim Theocratic statist.The sad but scary thing is they now feel so confident in their take over of freedom that they have let me say come out of the closet.Some of them want revolutionary bloody takeovers of govt to prove a point while others are patient in their efforts.Some use the Alinsky model of the ends justify the means no matter the cost of life while others have dropped the radical pose to seem like they are main stream.Van Jones was one of those that said we are willing to drop the radical process just so we win the end game of a global governance that takes the wealth and power of America and redistribute that wealth to other poor countries.Van Jones vision for America back in 2004 was to bankrupt America and bring it to it’s knees so that the communist countries like Russia,China and the smaller commie nations could divide America among the communist elite countries.Thats not me saying it,it’s on tape in their own words."


Wild Thing's comment........

If this doesn't wake up the people, and the "mainstream" media, I do not know what will.

Posted by Wild Thing at June 11, 2010 08:48 AM


I going out and buy more ammo.

Posted by: BobF at June 11, 2010 09:44 AM

These are the people obama surrounds himself with, Radicals, Communists and socialists. The one's who want to tear down the country.

They started in the 60's most radically, Ayers and his Witch Dorn (the new definition of UGLY). They're idea was to decimate the country and give parts of it to china and the Soviet Union and any other prospective 'buyer'.

When infiltrated by the FBI they readily admitted that they would have to start Re-education camps for the weaker ones but they would probably have to eliminate(Kill) some 25 million people who could never be re-educated. These are the people obama is surrounded by.

I have turned off o'reilly I am tired of him giving obama a pass, 'Oh he's just a left wing president', No to that I say Bullshit he is much more dangerous than that. Carter was a left wing president but this guy hates this country and he can prove it. He has alienated our best Allies Britain, Israel and most of Europe and has embraced our staunches enemies.( Nobody's that stupid this is by design.) The muslims, chinese, and the Russians and the media for all their useless rhetoric either can't see it, won't see it or are complicit and part of the problem.

As BofF says, buy Ammo, you better believe it.

Posted by: Mark at June 11, 2010 05:41 PM

You're right on Mark. The radicals of the 60's that we thought of as wayward children have now aquired power through obama and the Democrat Congress. It is getting very dangerous out. It seems like there are too many groups that want to destroy America and enslave us. The MSM gives them voice or covers their intentions. We are back in the 1770's and 1860's and in a battle for survival.

Yes, buy ammo!

Posted by: TomR at June 11, 2010 06:23 PM

Register commies, not guns!

Posted by: Anonymous at June 11, 2010 07:01 PM

BobF., I agree, we are living in scary times, dangerous times like we have never lived in before. And to have the enemy be right in our government it so alarming.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 11, 2010 07:06 PM

Mark, DITTO all you said so well.
Someone said to me yesterday, but Carter was worse. I said no, there is a difference, Obama hates America with every fiber of his being.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 11, 2010 07:09 PM

Tom, yes there are so many groups. I had no idea, there were so many groups that formed in our country that hate our country and want it distroyed as we know it. It makes me so sick inside!

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 11, 2010 07:15 PM

Anonymous, that would make a great sign.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 11, 2010 07:16 PM

Mark I too get sick of O'Reilly but the istorical prospective is wrong. Carter was our fourth Marxist president. (for those who were short changed on history, Wilson, Roosevelt, Johnson, Carter, Clinton, and Obama makes up the set of six in all.) Each left thecountry weaker with more parisites when they left. but each has had to cover ther tracks and operate deeper in the shadows than their predicessor
The dependent class is not quite ripe and they had to move early with Obama because their world is falling down around theie ears.

Posted by: Avitar at June 12, 2010 02:48 AM