HOW THE LEFT TURNED SOME PEOPLE RIGHT
April 12, 2003
Lars Larsen, a Portland, Oregon talk show host lamented for many hours the week of April 1st about Portland Mayor Vera Katz, who has been encouraging the war protesters, by allowing them to march in the streets, impeding traffic and making a general nuisance of themselves. Her staff had indicated earlier she was planning to march with the war protesters but perhaps chickened out under pressure. The Portland fire department was told to take all the flags off their equipment fearing attacks by protesters.
Lars reported one policeman was hit in the head with a baseball bat requiring stitches. Another had his face shield melt when a protester threw hydrofluoric acid. But no arrests have been made even though the baseball incident was caught by T.V. cameras.
In the meantime Portland Mayor Vera Katz is supplying the protesters with city toilet facilities and burn barrels, which would be totally illegal to any other group of protesters. Some protesters believe the more radical element is hurting their cause.
In the meantime, for a time at least, people in Portland were given tickets for honking an approval horn at pro-troop supporters.
It was all over the media when Oregon's first war fatality arrived and while the governor and some legislators were quick to call Army Spc. Brandon Tobler's parents to offer their condolences, Mayor Katz did not. The funeral director called her office to see if she was going to attend the funeral. Her staff said the parents had not called her to request her presence. She did end up going to the funeral but had not returned the call of the funeral director.
Had voters been more vigilant or if the media had been more honest in their reporting about Vera Katz when she was in the Oregon legislature, perhaps Portlanders would have never elected this New York City transplant, with her own personal body guard, according to Larsen, as mayor. Even though she was successful in her bid to become Oregon's first woman House speaker, her socialist agenda was very clear to legislative observers who watched her earlier performance in the legislature.
And now there is a move afoot to gather signatures to recall Vera Katz from office. It will be interesting to see if they can find willing workers to put their feet where their rhetoric has been. Even if they are successful in gathering the required number of signatures, will voters recall her or will this be another Bill Clinton replay? Will Oregon's Vote-By-Mail be an honest election?
You would have thought Portlanders would have wised up after they elected Vera's predecessor, tavern owner, Bud Clark, back in the mid-eighties. Clark was heavily supported by the homosexual community and in 1989 declared February 14th "Condom Awareness Day" and in July 1992 said he wished the Pope would tell everyone to use a condom.
And now they have Vera. Perhaps they thought anything would be better than Bud Clark but Vera was responsible while in the Oregon legislature for "special rights" for the lesbians and homosexual community and now totally supports them as mayor. Will Portlanders have learned their lesson? Will left-leaning Katz turn the majority of them right?
Gary Allen, a graduate of Stanford University and one of the nation's top authorities on civil turmoil and the New Left wrote an article in the early sixties title "How the Left Turned Me Right." With his usual sense of humor, he says he's never tried to hide his guilty past although he looks upon it somewhat as an unsightly wart and rarely discusses it in the presence of females or small children. His "right-wing extremist" views began to evolve after a trip to the Los Angeles Public Library in 1961 to see what professional reviewers had written of his friend's extremist tomes -- some five pounds of books he'd been given to read.
"After all," he says, "I majored in history at a university that considered itself 'The Harvard of the West' and had taught American history. Surely I was qualified to cure my friend's temporary madness."
He felt confident reviewers of Nation, New Republic and Saturday Review would not let him down. He began pouring through Book Review Digest, the standard reference work devoting itself to reporting synopses of reviews from the major book publications but then, to use today's most recent popular phrase regarding the war in Iraq, "shock and awe" began to surface.
First on his list was Cleon Skousen's The Naked communist. There were no reviews. None at all. Not a word concerning a four-hundred page column on Communism written by this most scholarly man who had been a top assistant to J. Edgar Hoover, a professor at Brigham Young University and field director of the American Security Council. Although the book had not been produced by a major publisher, Allen knew the book had enjoyed enormous sales and can still be found in the personal libraries of patriots across the U.S.
Then he looked for reviews of From Major Jordan's Diaries, memoirs from the records of the expediter in charge of Lend-Lease aircraft flown to Russian during World War II.
Next he began searching for critiques of the late Senator McCarthy's Retreat From Victory, a story of George C. Marshall, Chiang Kai-shek and the fall of China (to the communists).
Finally, he discovered a conservative book which had actually been reviewed. The manuscript was John T. Flynn's The Roosevelt Myth, a 450-page volume which he had read with considerable misgivings since his professors had been unanimous in leading him to worship at the shrine of St. Franklin.
But what did the reviews say about Franklin D. Roosevelt? One said, "Don't read this book." It was the mildest because the rest were far more extreme but in the same vein.
His trip to the public library caused Gary Allen to become one of those crazy right-wing "conspiracy" thinkers which Rush Limbaugh, the media and others deprecate. Later he published a pamphlet entitled RED TEACHERS, The Matter of Treason In Academe, where he explains how the communists have used indoctrination and recruitment of youth as cannon fodder for its revolution.
The communist agenda of bringing "peace" and "social action movements" into the public arena helped to prepare the placement of open communists on college faculties helping to remove the stigma attached to party membership. Do you remember two-time vice presidential candidate for the Communist Party, Angela Davis? She once taught at U.C.L.A. and as recent as 1996 held the presidential chair at the University of California at Santa Cruz, where she was/is professor in the "History of Consciousness" department. She commands $10,000 in speaking fees on college campuses and received official university honors.
The author of RADICAL SON (c) 1997, David Horowitz, was born into and raised by communist parents. In his book he describes how one of the leading communist activists, Huey Newton, who headed the Black Panther Party, enrolled in a Ph.D program at the University of California at Santa Cruz. The program called the "History of Consciousness" had been designed by historian Page Smith, as he told Horowitz in an interview, "to prove that the Ph.D degree is a fraud."
The July 1995 McAlvany Intelligence Report said Angela Davis had been named as the new executive director of Jess Jackson's Rainbow Coalition and had also served on the Central Committee of the Communist Party U.S.A.
Another popular talk show host, Michael Savage in his book The Savage Nation, says he was raised in a Democrat family and they all felt that F.D.R. was the Great White Savior. As a young man he voted Demcorat. After college he began his professional career as a social worker. He saw the widespread excesses of the welfare system. He earned his Ph.D in nutrition from Berkeley. He wrote books on the subject. Then he hit the white man's "glass ceiling" in academia -- a term invented by the radical feminists who felt they could only go so far in the white corporate world before they ran into this roadblock, even though affirmative action considered women part of the 'minorities" which this legislation was meant to elevate. In Oregon, a great number of administrative CEO governmental positions are now held by women.
Savage applied for a professorship. Although he was qualified, he did not get the job due to his ethnicity. White men need not apply -- so another "leftie" turned right.
In the sixties, many thought they were exploring new cultural territory and that they were going to change the world. But look at the world today. I don't even recognize it from my youth. Is it better? Will it get worse if we don't reverse the current trends?
Thanks to the undying dedication of the conservatives who continue exposing the truth, some of the "sixties indoctrinated lefties" who escaped having their brains burned out by drugs, now realize they were simply playing directly into the hands of the globalists. They had become victims of diabolical social engineering.
So these few examples illustrate why conservatives must keep giving books and reams of information to the "lefties". There is hope once they realize they've been duped -- manipulated -- used as guinea pigs.
Perhaps then the only group we have left to convert may be the Hollywood crowd and the local newspapers which continually bend the truth to their liking. Both have this insatiable desire to make money. The media needs advertising to stay in business. Hollywood needs people to go to the movies. And we, the people, can control both with a little imagination.
Allow me to end with a favorite quote from Mark Twain:
In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man and brave, hated, and scorned. When his cause succeeds, however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.
© 2003 - Betty Freauf - All Rights Reserved
Betty is a former Oregon Republican Party activist having served as state party secretary, county chairman, 5th congressional vice chairman and then elected chairman, a precinct worker for many years and twice ran unsuccessfully for the Oregon State Legislature. The Republican tradition is to stay neutral in Primary races but in Betty's case. They supported her opponent. E-Mail: [email protected]