October 3, 2013

What do you know about the man likely to become the next mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio? Most people know next to nothing, thanks to the overwhelming attention paid to his rival Anthony Weiner.

De Blasio's GOP opponent, Joe Lhota, is pinning the Communist label on Democrat Bill de Blasio, saying his campaign comes from the “Marxist playbook.” Saying de Blasio needs to explain himself in reference to his past affiliations, statements and ideology, Lhota quickly points to de Blasio's involvement with the Sandinistas in Nicaragua and his class warfare strategy in New York City which comes directly out of the Marxist playbook.

Currently, de Blasio holds a 24 point lead over his nearest opponent, the moderate Republican Lhota.

I was listening to the Glenn Beck Radio Program Wednesday and he stated that de Blasio “makes Mayor Michael Bloomberg look like Sam Adams.” So let me see if I can get this straight: Bill de Blasio makes the certified Socialist Nanny Bloomberg look like a patriot? There is only one type of personage who could do that. He would be a full-blown Marxist.

All the information you need to know about de Blasio comes from that newspaper of the far-left The New York Times. Check this out:

He spoke in long, meandering paragraphs, musing on Franklin D. Roosevelt, Karl Marx and Bob Marley…

Bill de Blasio, then 26, went to Nicaragua to help distribute food and medicine in the middle of a war between left and right. But he returned with something else entirely: a vision of the possibilities of an unfettered leftist government.

Mr. de Blasio became an ardent supporter of the Nicaraguan revolutionaries. He helped raise funds for the Sandinistas in New York and subscribed to the party’s newspaper, Barricada, or Barricade. When he was asked at a meeting in 1990 about his goals for society, he said he was an advocate of “democratic socialism.”

Now, Mr. de Blasio, a Democrat, describes himself as a progressive. He has campaigned for mayor as a liberal firebrand who would set out to reduce inequality in the city by offering more help to poor families and asking wealthy residents to pay more in taxes. He said that seeing the efforts of the Sandinistas up close strengthened his view that government should protect and enhance the lives of the poor.

“It was very affecting for me,” Mr. de Blasio said of his work with Nicaraguans, in a recent interview. “They were in their own humble way, in this small country, trying to figure out what would work better.”

Mr. de Blasio, who studied Latin American politics at Columbia and was conversational in Spanish, grew to be an admirer of Nicaragua’s ruling Sandinista party, thrusting himself into one of the most polarizing issues in American politics at the time. The Reagan administration denounced the Sandinistas as tyrannical and Communist, while their liberal backers argued that after years of dictatorship, they were building a free society with broad access to education, land and health care. [Emphasis added]

And De Blasio’s activism didn’t stop when he returned to the United States. According to the Times, he accepted a job as a political organizer at the Quixote Center in 1987, and “oversaw efforts to solicit and ship millions of dollars in food, clothing and supplies to Nicaragua.”

When he left the Quixote Center and joined the mayoral campaign of David N. Dinkins, de Blasio reportedly continued to “cause a stir” in his work for the Nicaragua Solidarity Network of Greater New York.

The New York Times writes:

At a retreat later that year [1990], members of the network were asked to articulate their visions for society. One suggested a “real peace movement,” according to minutes of the meeting. “Rewards for altruism,” another said. Mr. de Blasio suggested “democratic socialism.”

In a recent interview, Mr. de Blasio said his views then — and now — represented a mix of admiration for European social democratic movements, Mr. Roosevelt’s New Deal and liberation theology.

Mr. de Blasio remained supportive of the Sandinistas, often referred to by their acronym, F.S.L.N., even after they lost power. “People who had shallow party sympathies with the F.S.L.N. pretty much dropped everything when they lost,” said Jane Guskin, a fellow activist in the solidarity group. “Bill wasn’t like that.”

He has remained interested in Latin America — he even honeymooned in Cuba (in violation of a United States travel ban). To this day, he speaks admiringly of the Sandinistas’ campaign, noting advances in literacy and health care. “They had a youthful energy and idealism mixed with a human ability and practicality that was really inspirational,” he said.

The Times article also notes de Blasio’s distress with what he described as the “timidity” of the Democratic Party at the beginning of the Clinton era, writing that “he thought the government should be doing more to help low-income workers and maintain higher tax rates.”

In 2008, 53 percent of Americans elected an Alinsky-Gramsci Communist to the White House. Antonio Gramsci did not advocate for the violent overthrow of the government through revolution. He urged the compromising of the societal norms, subtle political changes, infiltration of education and religion and the gradual regulation of all things from business to people. Five years later, a Leninist-Marxist stands to be elected by a mostly uninformed electorate in America's largest city. If he wins, Communists can come out of the closet and proclaim they are taking over - no longer subtly, but forcefully.

A violent revolutionary is about to take over New York City. Next up, a violent revolutionary in the White House?

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