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Kincaid: Communist Defector Speaks Out on America’s Marxist Future

By Cliff Kincaid

A top communist defector is warning of an unprecedented “alliance” between the Democratic Party and the Communist Party, reflected in the CPUSA’s endorsement of Barack Obama for president in 2008 and the party’s continued support for Democratic Party policies. But is this warning going to be too hot to handle for the media? And the Republicans?

Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa, the highest-ranking official ever to have defected from the former Soviet bloc, says in an article for PJMedia that any doubt that the Democratic and the Communist parties had secretly joined forces was erased in 2009, “when Van Jones, part of a left fringe of declared communists, became the White House’s green jobs czar.”

Obama aide Valerie Jarrett had disclosed at a left-wing bloggers convention that “we,” apparently referring to herself and President Obama, had hired Jones for the job. However, Jones was fired when an outcry developed over his communist background, and the media quickly dropped any probes into Jones’ White House contacts.

Pacepa, who served as a top aide in the Romanian communist regime, tells Accuracy in Media, “The Democratic Party has become dangerously infected with the Marxism virus. I recognize the symptoms because I once lived through them, and I believe it is my obligation as an American citizen to help the conservative movement to prevent any further spread of Marxism in my adopted country.”

He adds that he is personally convinced that Obama is a Marxist.

His 1987 book, Red Horizons, exposed the nature of the Romanian Nicolae Ceausescu regime as well as “communist influence operations” directed against the U.S. and other Western nations. The contents of his book were broadcast into Romania on Radio Free Europe and credited with inspiring the counterrevolution that brought down the regime and the execution of Ceausescu.

Although he has written over the years for such publications as The Wall Street Journal, the American Spectator and National Review, his column in PJMedia represents the first time he has warned publicly that international Marxism has assumed a major influence over the Democratic Party. His second column for PJMedia examines appeasement policies by various Democratic administrations.

The issue of communist influence in the Democratic Party has already been on display this year, as blogger Jeremy Segal filmed Democratic Rep. Danny K. Davis, an old ally of Barack Obama in the socialist New Party, accepting an award in Chicago from the CPUSA. I brought this to the attention of Steve Chapman, a “conservative” columnist for the Chicago Tribune, who had attacked Rep. Allen West as crazy for discussing communist infiltration of the Democratic Party. I provided Segal’s video of the awards ceremony to him directly and yet Chapman remains silent.

Columnist Wes Vernon commented, “Since Chicago is the neighborhood of Chapman’s newspaper, one would think he could easily access (right under his nose) the goings-on of a local congressman’s award possibly just a stroll down the street from the Tribune Building.”

Instead, Chapman has now written a column for the conservative website Townhall mocking conservatives who resist the encroachment of Islamic law, also known as Sharia, in the U.S. legal system.  Chapman’s column ran under the headline, “The Bogus Threat from Shariah Law.”

When alleged “conservatives” like Chapman refuse to take the problems of communism and radical Islam seriously, you know the liberal media will resist covering these matters. And that is why Ion Mihai Pacepa’s warning, based on decades of experience in analyzing communist influence operations and infiltration of the West, will be deliberately ignored.

Some conservatives are so desperate for any coverage critical of Obama that they jumped on his gaffe that the private sector is “doing fine,” as if this will enlighten the American people about the real agenda of the President. Mitt Romney’s campaign was quick to produce a TV ad based on the gaffe, generating some media attention, but don’t count on the Republicans to exploit the comments of Ion Mihai Pacepa. The cries of “McCarthyism” would fill the air. All of this means that the GOP presidential campaign will avoid addressing his key charge that the U.S. has a Marxist president and that he is pursuing a socialist agenda.

The Republicans, some of whom were also behind John McCain’s lackluster 2008 campaign, recoil even when they are handed a campaign issue on a silver platter—such as Obama’s lying about his past association with and membership in the Marxist-led New Party in Chicago. They want to stay above the fray, even as the Obama campaign demonizes the word “capitalist” and insists nonsensically that creating government jobs is the proper way to help the private economy.

But Pacepa speaks out, saying that, in addition to the White House hiring Van Jones, he saw the Marxist agenda at work in the agenda of the White House and the Democrat-controlled Congress during Obama’s first two years, when they “began dutifully following in Marx’s footsteps by redistributing our country’s wealth and putting under government control a part of its health care, banking system, and automobile industry.” His observation is this regard is not unique, but Pacepa goes further, citing evidence of how planks in the Communist Manifesto parallel the Obama legislative agenda. Yet, Romney doesn’t want to call Obama a socialist because of what the liberal media will say about the charge.

“Marxism is a malignant tumor on the body of any country,” Pacepa writes, highlighting the stakes involved in the presidential campaign. “This is another thing I learned during my years at the top of Marxist Romania. Marxism, like any cancer, works silently—you can feel it only after it has spread throughout the whole body, and then it is usually too late.”

Internationally, the warning signs also get ignored. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which includes Russia and China, just completed a major conference in Beijing and issued a statement denouncing plans for a U.S. missile defense and proposed military action against the regimes in Damascus and Tehran. Obama seems prepared to accommodate our adversaries on all fronts, although he has told the Russians that he can’t go all-out on their behalf until after he is re-elected.


The final statement from the SCO conference honors the United Nations Charter “as well as the basic norms governing international relations”—remarks that could have come from Obama’s State Department or Obama himself.

The SCO campaign to block Western attempts to undermine the Iranian and Syrian regimes represents what the Global Europe Anticipation Bulletin calls a “world geopolitical swing,” as the United States fades in influence under Obama. Yet, the media talk about an Obama “gaffe” and conservatives wonder if Romney can reduce the gender gap.

The issues are big and stark, and Pacepa knows it. He cites evidence for his charges about an alliance between the Democratic Party and the Communist Party USA in the statements of Joelle Fishman, a political operative in the CPUSA based in Connecticut. This writer interviewed Fishman, who runs the CPUSA Political Action Commission, at last year’s Take Back the American Dream Conference in Washington D.C., featuring Van Jones. She is a strong supporter of Barack Obama and personally campaigned for him.

On Monday, June 18, in Washington, D.C., Van Jones will be speaking at the next Campaign for America’s Future conference on a panel that includes MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry. The topic: “Winning in November—So We Can Win in December and Beyond.” No surprise here. MSNBC is at the service of the Obama Administration and doesn’t hold back at all, even making its TV stars available for partisan conferences.

What is interesting about Fishman, the communist daughter-in-law of Soviet spy Victor Perlo, is that she works with “progressive” Democrats and has a very close personal relationship with high ranking Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus who serves in the Democratic leadership as co-chair of the Steering and Policy Committee. A photo dubbed “The Kiss” shows DeLauro embracing Fishman.

Fishman and DeLauro appeared together on the host committee letterhead for a birthday celebration in honor of long-time CPUSA official Alfred L. Marder. DeLauro used the Congressional Record on March 20, 2012, to praise Marder, whose “New Haven Peoples Center” recently tried to obtain $300,000 in state money. Zachary Janowski, an investigative reporter for the Yankee Institute, covered this controversy in detail on his “Raising Hale” blog and was instrumental in creating public pressure against the grant.

DeLauro described Marder as “an institution in our community” and “perhaps best known for his work to promote peace, social justice, worker’s rights and equality.” DeLauro added, “His commitment to these issues is unwavering—regardless of controversy, he always stands firm in his fight to protect human rights.”

“During the McCarthy era,” DeLauro went on to say, “Al was one of those singled out for proudly sharing his thoughts and ideas. Standing firm in his support of civil liberties and the right of every American to freely express themselves, Al discovered his passion for civil and workers rights—two issues to which he has dedicated a lifetime of advocacy.”

In addition to being active for decades in the CPUSA, Marder was president of the U.S. Peace Council and a member and official of the World Peace Council, both of them international communist front organizations. DeLauro, of course, didn’t mention that.

The good news is that citizens of Connecticut are waking up. Veterans and local political leaders protested against the proposed state grant money for the communist headquarters. They got the money withdrawn. But the communists will be back. They never give up.

But while the state money has been withdrawn, at least temporarily, Zachary Janowski reports that the Board of Aldermen of New Haven, Connecticut, voted to allocate $25,000 in federal funds to the facility. The $25,000 in federal funds is from a Community Development Block Grant, a program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. It is apparently part of the Obama “jobs” program.


Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism, and can be contacted at  

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  1. Spiritof76Comment by Spiritof76
    June 13, 2012 @ 7:54 am

    It is really sad to note that over 50,000 American young men died in Viet-Nam alone fighting spread of communism. The same thing can be said of those that fell in the Korean War. Fifty or so years later, we have a Marxist in the White House and the comminists have taken over the Democrat party. Worse yet, the so-called news media have voluntarily turned into what Pravda would be proud of. Do all those lives lost mean nothing? It is the highest form of disrespect. The only solution to this problem is to shine the light bright on these parasites which will eradicate them as Chemotherapy on biological cancer cells. Do Americans have the courage left for that task?

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    • CarmineComment by Carmine
      June 13, 2012 @ 12:43 pm

      ” Do Americans have the courage left for that task?”

      Don’t count on it. We’ve become a nation of wimps.

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    • liberty49Comment by liberty49
      June 13, 2012 @ 3:22 pm

      I don’t have any confidence that the ‘dumbed-down’ electorate has what it will take to defeat this ‘cancer’ that we allowed to take over the Democrat Party. We have also allowed them to take over the Dept of Education and the teaching of our youth! And now, the ‘Establishment Republicans’ are too fearful to confront these communists because of the ridicule they would have to endure from the MSM. If all of us don’t confront them, then we will lose our country for good!

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  2. inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
    June 13, 2012 @ 8:44 am

    We should defund our Government backed education funding faster than Obama defunded our Space Program. The federal taxpayers should not be put in a position to guarantee having to pay for ANY MORE failed Socialist experimentation which rewards the weak at the expense of the strong. All this has accomplished is the weakening of American Strength by design. Let people pay for their own mistakes in life, learn by the corrective pain of those mistakes, move on and become strong in the learning so we can cumulatively become strong as a nation run by people of strength.

    Whenever Socialist Democrats speak and offer such things as “promote peace, social justice, worker’s rights and equality.” ,,,,,what they really mean is promote class warfare, the injustice of Socialism and the mediocrity of forced equality that degenerates all of us and society down to the lowest common denominator.

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    • notsolargemargeComment by notsolargemarge
      June 13, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

      Very good points….also I have thought what I would do if I wanted to manipulate the sheeple into voting for a candidate that would totally change our ideology amd function of a nation. I would not put the “mother”…out there right away knowing full well that in our system an election is held every four years for president……I would do just what the left so far has done….put in a radical who will do his part to NOT get re elected…while completely bankrupting our nation..then in comes little miss secretary of state (it takes a commie village to raise a child)…..who now has all kinds of international experience and contacts and allegiance to the vile muslim brotherhood…..she who has the respect and sympathy of the sheeple (due to her scum bag husband)…..she will be on the ticket and will then finish the “dirty work” that Obama and his unsavory pals have started……hubby says I think too much……time will tell.

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  3. lwessonComment by lwesson
    June 13, 2012 @ 10:19 am

    This is NOT a baseball game, no Boxing match, no Queensbury Rules to consult. This Election Process, in the minds of Communists, serves but one purpose. Achieving total Power. Once achieved, either by election, or through the final trump card of the Supreme Court, no more voting. No more opposition.

    Those that could oppose, are to be quickly rounded up and liquidated. –executed– Obama’s Communist Pals, gleefully said as much to an undercover agent.

    But hey, don’t let me spoil the illusion of this “election” or the “loyal opposition”, by pointing to numerous historical examples, or Obama’s Communist associations, or total disregard of rules for even running for office, or National Security Clearance requirements (giggle). Let the Power Elite Players, play on… .

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  4. librabobComment by librabob
    June 13, 2012 @ 11:41 am

    Bill O’Reilly stated on his show the other night that he did not believe Obama was a Marxist because he has not sought ownership of private corporations, just control through regulation. I think Bill was somewhat naive in his analysis. Barack is not playing checkers, he is playing chess. Because of America’s constitution, free elections and balance of power structure, it would be extremely difficult for a Marxist to circumvent those safeguards and take total control of our government. To do so, one must gradually and discretely take control of the Executive, the Legislature and the Judicial Branches. If Obama is re-elected in November and also gains a super majority in both houses of congress, it could all happen. Control of the supreme court would fall in place with the appointment of a couple more liberal judges. Once you have that accomplished, the constitution and bill of rights would immediately be suspended….checkmate the game is over.

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    • bobnipComment by bobnip
      June 13, 2012 @ 4:38 pm

      Librabob- There have been leaks from members of the Obama Regime claiming a “Pseudo assassination attempt” will be staged sometime during the hot summer months. It will promote racial tension and, hopefully in their eyes, bloody civil war. If everything goes according to plan, Obama will feel he has justification to then declare martial law. When that happens…our liberty is over and his dictatorship is firmly planted. There will be no election.

      It is not a rumor or myth that Obama has had 15 internment camps built in the United States. Whom do you think Herr Obama has in mind for residing in these places?

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    • BillzillaComment by Billzilla
      June 13, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

      Marxist do seek ownership of private corporations, fascists on the other hand do not. Both communists and fascists are socialists and both tend to establish totalitarian governments. If the economic policies of the fascists fail, they can blame the evil, greedy corporations, as Obama, and his Democrat Party allies often do. If the economic policies of the communists fail, the poor people living under the regime blame the communists.

      There! Now that’s as clear as mud! It’s the best that I can explain it though.

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  5. wdjincComment by wdjinc
    June 13, 2012 @ 6:31 pm

    Anyone looking at Obama’s relationships, past and present, and has looked at his philosophies and actions should realize that he is a Marxist/Communist/Socialist. The redistribution of wealth,the anti-religion trends and the large growth of government control, his major support for unions are all part of a Marxist movement.

    The United States may soon be labeled a Communist country if Obama has 4 more years to complete the transition.

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