A Foreboding and Demonic Reelection Technique - 2
Relentless pursuit of the truth – www.cinopsbegoneblogspot.com – Friday, February 24, 2012
Anna Louise Strong was a loyal American Bolshevik. In a July 1953 report, Congress described her as “one of the most active agents for the Communist International.” She did dutiful propaganda work for Moscow, shamelessly arguing that Stalin had ‘conquered wheat,’ even publishing a widely read pamphlet by that name, when, in fact, Stalin launched a famine that killed millions.
Among Strong’s propaganda work was to enlist Protestant clergy against the Catholic Church. One egregious example was an incendiary letter to the editor Strong placed in the October-November 1941 issue of The Protestant. There, she made the claim that the Vatican was calling for religious freedom in the USSR not because the Soviets were blowing up churches, killing priests, and gulaging nuns, but because the Church was seeking control of Russia. This was ludicrous, but it was just what some anti-Cath. Protestants wanted to hear.
That letter from Strong was so deceptive and such blatant Soviet propaganda that it was highlighted by Congress in a major report on subversive activities by American communists. Among the communist organs that Anna Louise Strong, wrote for was the “Chicago Star,” known to locals as the “Red Star.” THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF AND CO-FOUNDER OF THE STAR WAS OBAMA’S CHILDHOOD MENTOR, FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS, WHO WAS A CARD-CARRYING MEMBER OF U.S. COMMUNIST PARTY.
Davis, too, targeted the Catholic Church. He wrote articles with titles like “The church’s weakness,” reprimanding Rome, the American bishops, and the Catholic laity for their anti-communism. In an October 1947 piece, Davis growled that “the Catholic hierarchy” had launched a “holy war against communism.” Indeed it had.
As communists knew well, the Roman Catholic Church had been issuing scathing indictments of communism since the publication of Marx’s Communist Manifesto in 1948 – yes, that far back – not to mention in the encyclicals by Pope Leo XIII, Pope Pius X, and others. Communists were furious when the Catholic Church issued a brilliant, blistering 1937 encyclical on atheistic communism, titled Divini Redemptoris, which called communism a “satanic scourge.” Committed communists like Frank Marshall Davis thus took on the Church.
Davis left the Chicago Star in 1948 to head for Hawaii, where he wrote for another communist-controlled newspaper, the Honolulu Record, and where he continued to confront the Catholic Church. In one column, titled “Challenged to the Church” (Sep. 29, 1949), Davis framed communism as friendly to Christianity and anti-communism as un-Christian. An atheist, Davis painted an image of Judgment Day, where anti-communist Christian would be called to account for opposing communism… In another typical column from this period, Frank Marshall Davis referred to anti-communist Christians as “the Pontius Pilates of 1949.”
In short, American communists and the radical left generally have long targeted the Roman Catholic Church. They know their enemy, one that is both spiritual and eternal. They have long attempted to pit Protestants and Catholics against each other. It’s an old art, really, that’s today totally forgotten.
And so, is this tactic being resurrected right now under Barack Obama? Is this more of the “fundamental transformation” we were promised – elected by oblivious Americans in Nov. 2008. If Obama can frame his mandate as a matter of contraceptive freedom – rather than an obvious constitutional affront on religious liberty – he may be able to successfully pit large number of Protestants and even many Catholics against the institutional Catholic Church.
George H. Kubeck – Understand from the above why communist writers or teachers are masters of deceit.