WRITTEN BY CHRISS W. STREET
The Congressional elections next year will fall on the 25th anniversary of opening of the Berlin Wall that heralded the worldwide collapse of communism. This tipping-point event came as a stunning rejection of the American Left’s “Liberation Theology” that conflated the Christian Gospels into a Marxist manifesto to justify the overthrow of governments the Left deemed socially and economically unjust. For the next 20 years, capitalism was cool and socialism was passé. But after the 2008 Financial Crisis swept the American Left back into power, President Obama launched Liberation Theology 2.0 in a 2009 Cairo speech that served as the “go-code” that America would support revolutionary “Arab Spring” regime changes across the Middle East. But having served the role of what Karl Marx referred to as useful idiots, propagandist for a cause whose goals they do not understand, the bombing of America’s most liberal city demonstrates the next phase of the Arab Spring is to attack the American Left in their homeland.
The 1960 election of President John F. Kennedy was seen as an existential triumph for the American Left, who’s Liberation Theology blamed America for the Cold War. They heaped adoration on Stalin, Kim Il Sung, Fidel Castro, Ho Chi Minh and Mao Zedong. The Left expected Kennedy’s foreign policy to actively support political and economic “liberation” movements to deliver humanity from unjust oppression and poverty.
At a University of North Dakota speech on September 25, 1963 Kennedy famously said: “Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.” Kennedy was using code words that he had “made things happen” two months earlier when the U.S. State Department sent “Cable 243” to Henry Cabot Lodge, U.S. Ambassador to South Vietnam, authorizing a CIA sponsored coup d’état and assassination of Ngo Dinh Diệm, the popularly elected but autocratic President of South Vietnam. Diệm was secretly buried in an unmarked grave next to U.S. Ambassador’s residence.
Upon learning of Diệm’s ouster and death, Ho Chi Minh is reported to have said, “I can scarcely believe the Americans would be so stupid.” The North Vietnamese Politburo predicted: ”The consequences of the 1 November coup d’état will be contrary to the calculations of the U.S. imperialists … Diệm was one of the strongest individuals resisting the people and Communism. Everything that could be done in an attempt to crush the revolution was carried out by Diệm. Diệm was one of the most competent lackeys of the U.S. imperialists … Among the anti-Communists in South Vietnam or exiled in other countries, no one has sufficient political assets and abilities to cause others to obey. Therefore, the lackey administration cannot be stabilized.”
It would take 8 years and 57,000 Americans killed in Vietnam before the Pentagon Papers revealed Kennedy’s role in killing a democratically elected leader deemed an enemy of the American Left. Symbolically, Kennedy would also be assassinated 21 days later by Lee Harvey Oswald, a dedicated communist married to a Russian. After Diệm’s assassination, South Vietnam would never establish a stable government and numerous more coups took place. The assassination gave credence to North Vietnamese propaganda that South Vietnam was really an American colonial puppet.
In the late 1980s communist regimes appeared to socially and economically collapse overnight. They had actually collapsed long before, but the American Left dominated media refused to report on the Gulags of the USSR, Cultural Revolution in China, Khmer Rouge Killing Fields in Cambodia, executions by the Sandinistas in Nicaragua and forced starvations in North Koreans. But the fall of the Berlin Wall brought a flood of tragic Eastern Europeans stories exposing the tyranny of communist domination.
Theodore Sorenson, President Kennedy’s legendary speechwriter, in 2007 hosted then-Senator Barack Obama’s first major Presidential campaign fundraiser at the New York City’s Grand Hyatt Hotel. Sorenson, who President Kennedy once called his “intellectual blood bank,” said he gave his endorsement because: “Barack Obama is more like John F. Kennedy than any other candidate of our time.
President Obama’s 2009 Inaugural Address stated: “To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect.” Later in Cairo that same year he added: “We have the power to make the world we seek, but only if we have the courage to make a new beginning, keeping in mind what has been written.” These are code words that refer to the predestination of Qadar in the Islamic faith; everything that happens must have been predestined by Allah. By stating: “has been written” Obama clearly communicated the U.S. would not oppose the liberational overthrow of Middle East governments deemed socially and economically unjust.
Now that Boston, ground zero for the American Left, has been attacked and people spent a week cowering in their gun-free homes the inevitable American Left’s recriminations about the mistake of supporting Liberation Theology 2.0 have begun. The Chechens were successful in attacking Boston, because the American Left could not imagine the Liberation Theology 2.0 they encouraged would turn on them.
New York has 1000 police officers that have successfully thwarted 15 attacks; Boston obviously had none. Former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank said it is “ironic” the latest issue of Al-Qaeda’s Inspire magazine attacked his marriage this weekend to a man reminded him of opposition he received from right-wingers. Barney fails to understand the difference is Al-Qaeda wants to blow-up him and his wedding party guests.
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