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The Socialists Who Made the March on Washington (Look at the source)
The American Prospect ^ | August 23, 2013 | Harold Myerson

Posted on 08/24/2013 8:59:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The story of the radicals behind—and in front of—the demonstration that changed America.

In 1956, when I was a student at Brooklyn College, Mike Harrington told Tom [Kahn, another Brooklyn College student] and me to go up to this office in Manhattan, on 57th Street, to work with Bayard Rustin,” Rachelle Horowitz remembers. Harrington (who was to author The Other America, which sparked the War on Poverty), Horowitz, and Kahn were all members of the Young People’s Socialist League, a democratic socialist organization of no more than several hundred members nationally. Rustin, their elder, boasted a longer left pedigree: a brief sojourn in the Communist Party in the ’30s, then—repudiating the Communists and affiliating himself with the Socialist Party—working for socialist A.J. Muste’s Fellowship of Reconciliation; founding the Congress of Racial Equality with fellow socialist James Farmer in 1942; doing time in Leavenworth during World War II for protesting the segregation of the armed forces; traveling to India to study nonviolent civil disobedience with the Gandhi-ites; and endeavoring to integrate interstate bus travel in the South a decade before the Freedom Rides began (for which, during one trip, he was badly beaten). When Harrington suggested that Horowitz and Kahn go help out Rustin, whom they’d not met before, he was organizing a national support network for the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which had begun just a few weeks earlier.

This was the genesis of the network of democratic socialists who seven years later were to conceive, organize, and set the themes for the March on Washington.

Handsome, stylish, and dynamic (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee founder Stokely Carmichael said Rustin seemed to be wearing a cape even when he wasn’t), Rustin “blew our mind" when she and Kahn met him, Horowitz recalls.....

(Excerpt) Read more at prospect.org ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: blacks; civilrights; communists; desegregation; mlk; roosevelt; socialists; unions
They feel safe admitting a lot of things these days. Ever wonder why?
1 posted on 08/24/2013 8:59:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What march on Washington?


2 posted on 08/24/2013 9:14:42 PM PDT by SADMILLIE (r)
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I have to wonder why so many jews are at the forefront of socialist organizations, even today.
of all the types of government throughout history, the democracy we have in this country has given the world the greatest freedom and liberty. jews have been persecuted in socialist countries, obviously national socialism, monarchies, and dictatorships.
they have flourished in America. its a mystery to me.


3 posted on 08/24/2013 9:17:45 PM PDT by willywill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Admitting to all the stories that were formerly only told at John Birch Society meetings but now hit their regular up-front publications...I do wonder some but it seems they think having one of their own in the big office gives some cover.


4 posted on 08/24/2013 9:22:49 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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5 posted on 08/24/2013 9:25:53 PM PDT by rdb3 (Be aware that when it hits the fan, it won't be evenly spread.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They feel safe admitting a lot of things these days. Ever wonder why?


Not really.. The John Birch Society has been fully repudiated for BEING ABSOLUTELY CORRECT about 99% of what they tried to inform America of..

Many people know they were correct and HATE the BASTARDS for being correct..
Mostly democrats and Rinos but a few republican elite as well which are stealth RINOs...
Only thing separating democrats and rinos is HONOR..
Some democras gave a modicum of honor... NO RINO DOES...

RINOS have the morals of a scorpion.. the honor of a pedophile..
And thats when you’re LOOKING!.. don’t turn you’re back..

The republican party is a snake pit..


6 posted on 08/24/2013 9:28:53 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: willywill

Our type of government is not a democracy, it is a republic. Many people confuse the type of government we have because we hold democratic elections.

Democracy is one of the worst forms of governments in history dating back to Greece. It always leads to tyranny just as control of money always leads to greed unless it is regulated. The Founders knew this from their education of the history of western civilization.

The democratic components of our republic are regulated by our republic to keep those components from installing a dictator.

Certain groups of Jews feel left out because they are in the minority. They are insecure. There are a few ways they treat their insecurity. One is to accumulate grand wealth or obtain high position which many have done. Another is to assimilate and become respectable and admirable Americans which many have done. Another is to join other minorities in egalitarian movements. The latter is what you see associated with the Left.


7 posted on 08/24/2013 9:31:35 PM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: willywill

I’ve wondered the same as I read articles like this one

If anyone would value liberty, you’d think they’d be right at the top


8 posted on 08/24/2013 9:41:15 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (LEAVE THE ZIMMERMANS ALONE . . . NOT guilty . . .you LOST Now SHUT UP)
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To: willywill
Many Jews (not conservatives) have a distrust of western civilization because in large measure it is founded on Christianity.
9 posted on 08/24/2013 9:42:05 PM PDT by what's up
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To: what's up

Many Jews (not conservatives) have a distrust of western civilization because in large measure it is founded on Christianity.


Biggest secret Jews have withheld from the world “IS”...
The only thing a good Ruben Sandwich needs is a couple slices of bacon..
Then it would be the best sandwich ever invented..

NOW!... my movie begins..
It was a dark night the moon was out and I was hungry.....
Like that...


10 posted on 08/24/2013 9:55:10 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: willywill

I teach my children that same message. It’s unbelievable how they finance and promote the same things that murdered millions of their ancestors.


11 posted on 08/24/2013 9:57:24 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The biggest non event of my life.


12 posted on 08/24/2013 10:00:24 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: willywill
I have to wonder why so many jews are at the forefront of socialist organizations, even today.

David Horowitz explains it well in his book The Politics of Bad Faith. In the second essay, titled “The Religious Roots of Radicalism” Horowitz explains how the Jewish religious concept of Tikkun Olam – the quest to heal the world and pursue “social justice” – was incorporated by Karl Marx and other 19th century radical godfathers into the heart of the socialist cause. The religious became political.

His parents were among many Russian Jews who brought Communist beliefs to America. David was one of many Red Diaper Babies who grew up accepting Communist thinking until a tragic event opened his eyes and altered his political direction. Many of his unaltered cohort achieved prominent roles in American academia, media and politics.

13 posted on 08/24/2013 10:06:06 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“They feel safe admitting a lot of things these days. Ever wonder why?”

They wanted to be absolutely sure Joe McCarthy and J Edgar Hoover were REALLY dead, and not just retired among the islands of Polynesia;)


14 posted on 08/24/2013 10:14:57 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Hostage

“Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.’’—Winston Churchill.

“The best argument against Democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter’’. Churchill again.


15 posted on 08/24/2013 10:16:20 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Bernard Marx

“His parents were among many Russian Jews who brought Communist beliefs to America”

i’m not doubting the correctness of that statement, but what’s perplexing is that most immigrants to America were fleeing the form of government they were living under, searching for freedom and liberty. its seems strange to leave a country (Russia, say), and then try to advance your old form of government.


16 posted on 08/24/2013 10:17:01 PM PDT by willywill
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To: willywill

Yeah, befuddles me how one could look at the clips from the concentration camps and now realize the horror of big centralized government and the worship of false political idols


17 posted on 08/24/2013 11:04:28 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (LEAVE THE ZIMMERMANS ALONE . . . NOT guilty . . .you LOST Now SHUT UP)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

“Yeah, befuddles me how one could look at the clips from the concentration camps and now realize the horror of big centralized government and the worship of false political idols”

interesting you should mention centralized government. one of my theories has always that people believe that a central government will work if they are the ones running it.
in particular, jews have taken up a large position in the governing of the us. for example, three jews on the supreme court, head of the federal reserve, secretary of the treasury, dozens of senators and congressman, not to mention gatekeepers like rahm Emanuel and david axlerod.
the problem, if someone nefarious and antisemetic grabs the
reigns of power, then you see how centralization can then be a curse.


18 posted on 08/24/2013 11:26:30 PM PDT by willywill
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To: wardaddy; Kenny Bunk

ping


19 posted on 08/24/2013 11:59:09 PM PDT by Pelham (Deportation is the law. When it's not enforced you get California)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"They feel safe admitting a lot of things these days. Ever wonder why?"

I have wondered Vet. I'm really not sure...but I like to think (or hope) it's hubris.

20 posted on 08/25/2013 12:09:27 AM PDT by VR-21 (Next Stop, Willoughby.)
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To: willywill

That question has been asked here forever
Its really a lot of reasons

Its not by accident Jews who believe in God are more likely to be conservative politically.....traditional

Four or five other Jewish group traits that contribute even inadvertantly like tikun olam

Jews..most.... see the physical world here as something to be perfected

They exist typically even though bright and successful as fairly intact outside the host culture

I have never seen progressive Jews like today as openly hostile to traditional culture.....something they have not thought thru well

We do have Mark Levin though....its not all depressing


21 posted on 08/25/2013 2:29:45 AM PDT by wardaddy (the next Dark Ages are coming as Western Civilization crumbles with nary a whimper)
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To: wardaddy
The tactic of the left is to define their enemies... Progressive political brainwashing permeates the bowels of Bolshevik Marxist thought... In the West, this is done with Judaic word fetishism from the Tikkun Olam paganism of the Talmud, which is the blueprint for Marxism used by your linguist Noam Chomsky from MIT. When Judah Maccabees slaughtered the pagan Greek Ptolemy occupiers, he slaughtered the complicit, conspiring Jews right along with them. The Golden Calf has grown up to be a hollow Bronze Bull... Where Sampson says in the Book of Judges: "With the jawbone of an ass, heaps upon heaps, with the jaw of an ass have I slain a thousand men," ...it wasn't referring to the blabbering ass John Kerry. Notice any criticism contrary to this Judaic fetishism and progressive political brainwashing is labeled as anti-Semitic... this is false, because Arabs are also Semites. Egyptians are not Arabs... not all Muslims are Arab... not all Arabs are Muslim... and religion is not a race... I simply refuse to join these Khazar impostors in the blind hatred for their Arab brethren... Moses was a prince of Egypt and never entered Judea...
22 posted on 08/25/2013 2:47:33 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: wardaddy
The tactic of the left is to define their enemies...

Progressive political brainwashing permeates the bowels of Bolshevik Marxist thought...

In the West, this is done with Judaic word fetishism from the Tikkun Olam paganism of the Talmud, which is the blueprint for Marxism used by your linguist Noam Chomsky from MIT.

When Judah Maccabees slaughtered the pagan Greek Ptolemy occupiers, he slaughtered the complicit, conspiring Jews right along with them.

The Golden Calf has grown up to be a hollow Bronze Bull...

Where Sampson says in the Book of Judges: "With the jawbone of an ass, heaps upon heaps, with the jaw of an ass have I slain a thousand men," ...it wasn't referring to the blabbering ass John Kerry.

Notice any criticism contrary to this Judaic fetishism and progressive political brainwashing is labeled as anti-Semitic... this is false, because Arabs are also Semites.

Egyptians are not Arabs... not all Muslims are Arab... not all Arabs are Muslim... and religion is not a race...

I simply refuse to join these Khazar impostors in the blind hatred for their Arab brethren... Moses was a prince of Egypt and never entered Judea...

23 posted on 08/25/2013 2:49:36 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Hostage
Our type of government is not a democracy, it is a republic.

Strictly on paper. Rats, rinos, and an apathetic public ripped out its vitals. I'm certain that historians will eventually identify the 17th Amendment as our fundamental mistake. It rendered congress little more than a stage on which to conduct popularity contests. It has far more in common with democracy than with the confederated republic of our framers' design.

24 posted on 08/25/2013 3:31:15 AM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th.)
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To: jmacusa

Churchill was so very right...

http://youtu.be/Skw-0jv9kts


25 posted on 08/25/2013 3:42:05 AM PDT by EBH (The 'silent majority' is just as responsible for where this country is today as the screaming mob)
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To: willywill
Many Jewish socialists grew up in Europe where social mobility was virtually impossible except for a few. even Hayek bemoaned the lack of social mobility and the stratified society of his own country Austria. The great masses of people in many of those countries saw socialism as the only way of destroying the established order. Of course, many non-Jews were heavily involved as well.

But when Jew starting emigrating to the U.S. in large numbers, they found a country where the average citizen could make a fortune. Many Jews, like other immigrants, did just that. The fact is, the number of capitalist Jews in America far outnumber the socialist Jews. Nevertheless, there are also many non-Jewish people spouting the socialist line as well. Many (like Ralph Nader, Michael Moore, etal) are phonies, but their rhetoric is strictly socialist.

26 posted on 08/25/2013 3:57:37 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2

I thought Ralph Nader was of Arab sock.


27 posted on 08/25/2013 5:14:48 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

He is. I was mentioning socialists who aren’t Jews. Neither Nader nor Moore is Jewish. Tom Hayden is another non-Jew.


28 posted on 08/25/2013 5:43:32 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2
Nader has been deeply paranoid for most of his life. Way, way back in time, Ralph worked as a functionary for the US Department of Labor. He approached his boss (Daniel Patrick Moynihan) and said he had discovered his phone was tapped.
“Don't worry about it,” Moynihan said. “Nothing we do here is worth keeping secret.”
29 posted on 08/25/2013 5:51:30 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: willywill
its seems strange to leave a country (Russia, say), and then try to advance your old form of government.

Not if you believe you're involved in a work to save humanity as they did. David even tells the story of a member of that community who was called on by Moscow to assist in the plot to assassinate Trotsky (below.)

None of this stuff is secret. An enormous amount has been written about it, documenting the Sunnyside, N.Y. community's Little Red Schoolhouse and other activities including special communist summer camps for the youth, etc. It drives me a little crazy that many people remain so uninformed about it. Try this article for starters:

Communist Problem

30 posted on 08/25/2013 8:44:40 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Bernard Marx
Comes with the territory.

Personally conservative. Belief in serious study. Hard work. Family values. Probity.

Publically? The faith-based initiative toward very public charity ... the Bible's almsgiving with trumpets ... becomes their politics. Many are generous with their own money ... up to a point ... and think you should be too, with your taxes. Your taxes are thus mandated by their religion.

The communists in Russia were a heavily Jewish, but non-religious movement and not above using anti-semitism to their own ends. E.G., in the forced collectivization of the Ukraine in which 10 Million were starved to death and sent to slave labor, the Communists made damn sure that the officials in charge of the massacre were identifiably Jewish!

If you want to see this phenomenon up close, simply investigate the family background of Supreme Court Justice Kagan and Uncle Kaganovitch, one of the key murdering swine Soviet SOB's of the 20s-40s. Apparently non of the RINO bastards who confirmed her can read.

31 posted on 08/25/2013 8:52:43 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Don't miss the Blockbuster of the Summer! "Obama, The Movie" Introducing Reggie Love as "Monica! ")
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To: Pelham; wardaddy

Thanks. Great post. Here’s a pingback.


32 posted on 08/25/2013 8:54:21 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Don't miss the Blockbuster of the Summer! "Obama, The Movie" Introducing Reggie Love as "Monica! ")
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To: Berlin_Freeper
The biggest non event of my life.

Why do you say that?



33 posted on 08/25/2013 10:48:26 AM PDT by rdb3 (Be aware that when it hits the fan, it won't be evenly spread.)
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To: willywill

Yet the reality is, even with this over representation of power, there are waves of anti Semitism now unlike that I’ve heard of in my adult lifetime. The rhetoric vs. Israel, the pandering to Islam, etc. surely should sound alarms yet these very same people are the ones doing the criticizing and sucking up


34 posted on 08/25/2013 11:21:30 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (LEAVE THE ZIMMERMANS ALONE . . . NOT guilty . . .you LOST Now SHUT UP)
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