Monday, March 23, 2009

Crabgrass or dandelions?

In response to my speech to the National Committee, Building A New Era of Justice and Peace, we are getting many responses like this one. I won't provide the name of the writer. Suffice it to say the Minnesota Problem is spreading rapidly. I had been thinking that our problem was similar to dandelions sprouting up after a warm spring rain but it is more like an infestation of crabgrass we are dealing with.

If we let this problem get out of control we are going to have a real mess on our hands with these Communist Clubs springing up everywhere expecting us to take on projects like this.

Look at what this person wrote.

Each of you have a copy in your weekly update packets:

Monday, March 23, 2009

The United States has 800 military bases on foreign soil...

What we need--- instead--- is 800 public health care centers spread out across the United States where people can universally access, for free, all their health care needs from pre-natal care, to general health care to eye, dental and mental care right through to burial.

Instead of moving in this progressive direction, President Barack Obama and the United States Congress are moving in a most reactionary direction towards establishing military bases in outer space as they seek to insure the profits of both the merchants of death and destruction and the profit-driven health care industries... talk about skewed priorities and your wacky ideas devoid of common sense.

In addition to these 800 U.S. military bases on foreign soil, Barack Obama and the United States Congress continue funding--- with our tax-dollars--- the Israeli killing machine to the tune of tens of billions of dollars.

A network of 800 public health care centers spread out across the United States would create over four-million good-paying, decent jobs--- talk about your "economic stimulus" package!

We would be planting the seeds of socialism while helping to eradicate poverty as we keep people healthy and get them well when sick.

Think about this kind of solution in relation to what Barack Obama, the U.S. Congress and the Wall Street bankers and coupon clippers are offering the American people, and the peoples of the world... just what is the reason for bailing out the banks and AIG and maintaining more than 800 expensive U.S. military bases of foreign soil?

The Mt. Carmel Clinic in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada offers us a glimpse at what militarization and wars continue to rob us of.

The problems created by Wall Street will not be solved as long as the military-financial-industrial complex is allowed to squander human and natural resources on militarism and wars... we might just as well be dumping these resources out into the ocean... at least no one would die in wars.

These merchants of death and destruction must be stopped if humanity is to survive in a livable world.

The time has come to talk about the working class Marxist politics and economics of livelihood... capitalism has failed humanity miserably and left us a real mess.

Something for working people to think about and discuss around the dinner table... the capitalist sooth-Sayers certainly are not going to broach such solutions to the problems of working people as they hide behind the skirt of Rosy Scenario as this global capitalist economic depression intensifies.

This is far out of hand. People could take this seriously.

I have people writing me wondering why we don't support this. Why didn't you recommend this in your speech and so on.

What should I tell them?

I thought my speech to the National Committee was pretty darn good. We attracted about 52 viewers out of 300 million people. That isn't bad. And almost half the National Committee members showed up that is another good sign. Membership is steady around 300 nationwide. I don't understand what people expect of us.

I know a lot of you on the National Board missed my speech. Spend the rest of the day watching it a few times:

I think you will enjoy viewing me talking as much as I enjoyed talking. I threw some new ideas into the mix of things. A little more confusion on the ideological front won't hurt anything. Confusion will help keep tempers down and help keep the pressure off our friend Obama.

Good god, does anyone really expect the National Chair to talk about the specific things we are going to be doing in public? We can't be talking about closing down U.S. military bases all over the world. What will we do with all these people coming home? Put them in the growing unemployment lines. Obama is going to give them some targets to practice their shooting on. This is a good job creation strategy.

Sam Webb
National Chair, CPUSA

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