Sure the rap on Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” skit was funny.
But what’s not funny are domestic enemies who want to destroy our country. Domestic enemies who believe that the USA is an “Empire” that must be “brought to its knees“.
What’s not funny is when an editorial entitled “Eye on the Prize” on the web site of the Communist Party USA says:
A broad multiclass, multiracial movement is converging around Obama’s “Hope, change and unity” campaign because they see in it the thrilling opportunity to end 30 years of ultra-right rule and move our nation forward with a broadly progressive agenda.
What’s not funny is the Summary of the Program of the Communist Party USA:
The problems of exploitation, oppression, and survival facing humankind can only be solved, ultimately, by the elimination of the exploitative system of capitalism. Our survival depends on a transformation to socialism. The U.S. working class, with a long revolutionary history and many powerful mass movements and organizations, has the potential to make this transition happen. That means building unity for peace, for protecting and expanding democracy, for living-wage jobs, for universal health care, for real equality for all those who are nationally or racially oppressed and women, for an end to the political control of the ultra-right over our political institutions, and for an end to the economic rule of the transnational corporations. Building and strengthening organizations of and alliances between the working class and its allies, winning real unity in the course of struggle, is the path from our current struggles towards socialism.
A Communist Party is essential for Marxists to test revolutionary theory through practice. We are not a debating society wrangling over obscure texts. We are a political movement, and we welcome all who accept our program. As Marx said, “The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point, however, is to change it.” The Communist Party USA is about changing the world.
Just yesterday, a Drudge Report headline was
What’s not funny is the Communist Party USA has written a Constitution, whose preamble includes:
Founded in Chicago in 1919, the Communist Party of the United States has an outstanding history in the struggles for peace, democratic rights, racial and gender equality, economic justice, union organization, and international solidarity. Our Party is organized on the principle of democratic centralism, combining maximum democratic discussion and decision-making with maximum unity of will and action, ensuring our ability to play a strong organizing role in the class struggle. We focus our efforts on increasing our ability to organize millions into struggle, fighting anti-communism as a divisive weapon of the capitalist class. With Marxism-Leninism guiding our actions, the Communist Party strives to build the broadest unity against global capitalist imperialism now headed by U.S. imperialism, for immediate gains and reforms that benefit working people, and for a progressive democratization of the government, the economy, and society of our country on the road to and after winning socialism.
With pride in our past and confidence in our future, we hereby establish this Constitution of the Communist Party of the United States America.
What’s not funny is that Obama said (emphasis mine):
But my journey is part of a larger journey – one shared by all who’ve ever sought to apply the values of their faith to our society. It’s a journey that takes us back to our nation’s founding, when none other than a UCC church inspired the Boston Tea Party and helped bring an Empire to its knees.
What’s not funny is that Ayers, on the day before the 7th anniversary of 9/11 (September 10, 2008), made this post to his blog (which “coincidentally” has an image of a red star):
and this one is ending like all the rest.” Randy Newman
When I say ‘Obama’ you say ‘Ayers’
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