The ‘Antiracist’ Movement Has Roots in Soviet Communism
“This is a part of history that the critical race theorists appear unwilling to teach.”
Is anyone surprised by this? It makes perfect sense.
Mason Goad writes at Minding the Campus:
KGB Documents Show the Secret History of Ibram X. Kendi’s “Antiracist” Movement
When five black middle schoolers attacked their white classmates and were arrested for hate crimes this past March, some may have concluded that these “antiracism” initiatives had failed. In reality, those initiatives had actually succeeded, exactly as our nation’s enemies had hoped they would. Despite efforts to ignore the evidence, what we now call “antiracism” began as communist party policy and influence operations more than half a century ago. Thanks to one Soviet dissident, Vladimir Bukovsky, we have the KGB documents to prove it. This is a part of history that the critical race theorists appear unwilling to teach.
Based on the files Bukovsky obtained, we now know that Gus Hall, former General Secretary of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA), secretly wrote to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CC-CPSU) in September 1969. Hall requested that the Soviets confer an honorary doctorate degree to a black CPUSA member named James Jackson. Hall explained that it “would have a deep meaning… for our party and its leadership’s influence amongst the negro masses.” The CC-CPSU agreed with Hall and noted that this degree would give Jackson “the opportunity to receive a place among the instructors at New York University.” By now, the long march through the institutions was well underway.
A few months later, in late-April 1970, Soviet KGB Chairman Yuri Andropov wrote to the CC-CPSU to request permission to assist the CPUSA in an ongoing influence operation to radicalize and recruit the Black Panthers. As Andropov explained to the Central Committee: “Because the rise of negro protest in the USA will bring definite difficulties to the ruling classes of the USA and will distract the attention of the Nixon administration from pursuing an active foreign policy, we would consider it feasible to implement a number of measures to support this movement and to assist its growth.”
Andropov was encouraged by the fact that the CPUSA, despite having just begun the operation, was “already yielding positive results.” For example, two months earlier in February 1970, a CPUSA cell called the Che-Lumumba Club learned about the campaign to free an incarcerated member of the Black Panthers, George Jackson, and sprang into action. One of the club’s members, Angela Davis, rose to international fame because of this campaign after firearms she purchased fell into the hands of Jonathan Jackson, George’s 17-year-old brother. Jonathan carried out a shooting in early August that left four dead, including himself.
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Is anyone surprised by this?
Not anyone who paid attention to Bezmenov in the 1980s.
Everything you’re seeing today has its roots in the KGB’s demoralization strategy during the Cold War. It doesn’t matter that the Soviet Union isn’t around to bankroll it any more; the useful idiots were wound up and set running and will keep going until they’re stopped with force.
Water = wet….just other news that we all know.
And the “Port Huron Statement”, predecessor to all kinds of “a new way of governing, by whatever it takes” shenanigans through the 1960s was … well investigate for yourself. As of this moment, the Wikipedia entry has not (yet) scrubbed this context.
If I pick who gets to participate, I can guarantee how it’ll turn out. Kinda like President Inclusion. Yeah, it’s “representative democracy” “representative” of the people we let be included; the ones who think right and agree with us. Not you.
Some of the fellow travelers did a lot of walking back, after some of their “followers” took literally the incitement to insurgency, and revolution. Just like … well, you know.