THE STRANGE CASE OF KEVIN JENNINGS
By Cliff Kincaid
January 6, 2010
Sean Hannity of Fox News, who has called for the resignation of Obama Education Department official Kevin Jennings, interviewed a former FBI agent, Bob Hamer, who infiltrated the North American Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) and documented their criminal activities. Asked if Jennings had been unaware of Hay’s pro-NAMBLA activities when he said that Hay had been an inspiration to him, Hamer replied that Jennings “knew the agenda of Harry Hay and he certainly supported Harry Hay and Harry Hay is a strong advocate of NAMBLA.”
Hannity asked, “And so Jennings had to have known that?”
Hamer replied, “Well, certainly. Harry Hay didn’t hide his support for NAMBLA.”
Hamer’s book, The Last Undercover, describes his infiltration of NAMBLA. His website includes an online chapter and additional material about NAMBLA, including an e-mail message from a NAMBLA member, Sam Lindblad, about the 2004 annual NAMBLA meeting.
Because of the work of Hamer and the FBI, Lindblad, a known sex offender, would later be prosecuted, convicted and sentenced with seven other NAMBLA members for travel with intent to have sex with minor boys.
Elements of the investigation into Lindblad’s activities are posted on the FBI website, where it was reported that:
“A detective in Bangor, Maine assigned to monitor a registered sex offender believes the man, Sam Lindblad, has been attempting to molest children again. The detective’s suspicion was aroused after the manager of the apartment complex where Lindblad resides found an advertisement posted by Lindblad in the complex laundry room, offering to tutor children after school. When the detective went to Lindblad’s apartment to question him, he noticed crayon drawings by children on the refrigerator and observed Lindblad cutting pictures of young boys out of catalogues.”
NAMBLA says about Jennings: “We don’t know if Mr. Jennings supports us or not. We do know that he supports efforts to make schools places where gay kids and straight kids and kids who don’t fit into either of those categories can go and not be bullied or harassed or made to feel like any less of a person—and that is a goal we too support.”
In fact, as the Lindblad case shows, NAMBLA is an organization whose members conspire to sexually abuse children. NAMBLA members look for opportunities to get into close contact with children. Pro-homosexual efforts in the schools provide that opportunity.
Hay, who inspired Jennings, was not apparently a formal member of NAMBLA. But former FBI agent Hamer told Accuracy in Media that the NAMBLA membership list was secret and it is impossible to know for sure. “I never heard a NAMBLA member say that Hay was not a member,” Hamer said. In fact, Hay spoke favorably of NAMBLA, including at the organization’s conferences. When Hay died in 2002, Hamer noted, he was on the cover of the NAMBLA Bulletin. (You can see this publication in the video of the Hannity-Hamer interview.)
Hay was also a communist. After he turned to Marxism and embarked on a career of homosexual activism, Hay abandoned his wife, a fellow member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA). He had been introduced to the Communist Party by actor Will Geer, who played Grandpa on “The Waltons” television show and was a communist himself.
Interestingly, the federally-funded National Endowment for the Arts and Corporation for Public Broadcasting put taxpayer dollars into a 2002 film, “Hope Along the Wind: The Life of Harry Hay,” which ignores Hay’s support for NAMBLA but actually has some important and relevant information about his CPUSA activities.
Hay joined the Communist Party in 1934 and eventually resigned, but not for ideological reasons. Rather, the controversy surrounding the CPUSA and the need to avoid bringing even more critical attention to Hay’s homosexual organizing efforts prompted his leaving the Moscow-funded and -controlled apparatus.
The “Hope Along the Wind” film explains: “Many American Communists would leave the party when Joseph Stalin’s reign of terror in the Soviet Union could no longer be denied. But when Harry Hay left in 1950 his reasons were very different.”
In other words, Hay remained a Stalinist.
“During his years in New York City, between 1939 and 1942, when he had access to the [Communist] Party’s library, he read the historical writings of Marx and Engels and took advanced classes in Marxist theory with the intention of becoming a Party educator,” says Radically Gay: Gay Liberation in the Words of Its Founder. In fact, Hay did become a CPUSA “educator.”
Reports of the California Senate Fact-finding Committee on Un-American Activities identify Hay by name as an instructor during the 1940s at the California Labor School, a CPUSA front whose purpose was to “teach, advocate and propagandize Marxism-Leninism.” Hay is described as a leader in the party in charge of communist-style entertainment activities.
Hay was summoned to appear before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1954 to testify about his CPUSA membership. But because he was officially out of the party by then, he refused to talk about it.
His real contribution to communism in America was developing the idea that homosexuals, like the “workers” under capitalism, were being oppressed and had to assert their “rights.” Although some CPUSA officials disapproved of the homosexual lifestyle, the Hay approach was seen as a means by which American society could be subverted and undermined.
Some have claimed that Hay was “expelled” from the CPUSA, but the film explains that Hay realized he needed to leave the Communist Party so that he could do his work organizing the Mattachine Society, the first official “gay rights” group, on a more effective basis. This is explained through interviews with Hay and Miriam Sherman, a Communist Party organizer who served as Hay’s “boss” in the party.
Needless to say, the documented communist origin of the “gay rights” movement in the U.S. is not a subject you will see highlighted by “gay rights” groups or discussed on the MSNBC cable show hosted by lesbian commentator Rachel Maddow.
While Jennings praised a communist pervert, his boss, President Barack Obama, was mentored by one. Obama’s childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, was under FBI surveillance and a security risk because of his CPUSA membership. Davis wrote a biographical novel, Sex Rebel, about having sex with children and engaging in other forms of bizarre sexual activity.
The entire relationship was sanitized by Obama and his campaign, with Davis being described as a civil rights activist.
As if the Jennings controversy wasn’t enough, Obama has now appointed Amanda Simpson, who describes herself as “one of the first transgender appointees to the federal government,” as a senior technical adviser to the Commerce Department. Other reports say that Simpson, a member of the board of the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) for the past three years, is the first openly transgender presidential appointee.
NCTE, like the Center for American Progress, is funded by the Open Society Institute of billionaire George Soros. NCTE received $50,000 from the Open Society Institute in 2007. The Soros group gave $70,000 to the Transgender Law Center in San Francisco in the same year.
The Jennings-founded group, the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN), is a member, along with Simpson’s NCTE, of the “New Beginning Initiative” to encourage the Obama Administration to make policy changes to benefit the “gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.”
“We would like to thank the Open Society Institute for their generous funding of this initiative,” the announcement says. The amount is $355,000 over two years, provided through a special “Seize the Day” fund to “support transformational change in the United States.”
The announcement of this new initiative was made only about two months after the Jennings appointment became known.
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“The global economic crisis and recent changes in the U.S. political environment have elevated the risks and opportunities for building a better society, resulting in a ‘perfect storm’ for transformative change in America,” declares the Open Society Institute.
The “storm” has arrived, courtesy of Obama and appointees such as Jennings and Simpson. For part one click below.
Tomorrow: Harry Hay, the Radical Faeries, and the occult.
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Cliff Kincaid, a veteran journalist and media critic, Cliff concentrated in journalism and communications at the University of Toledo, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Cliff has written or co-authored nine books on media and cultural affairs and foreign policy issues. One of Cliff's books, "Global Bondage: The UN Plan to Rule the World" is still awailable.
Cliff has appeared on Hannity & Colmes, The O’Reilly Factor, Crossfire and has been published in the Washington Post, Washington Times, Chronicles, Human Events and Insight.