History Reveals Progressives as Dupes!

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    Historian and tireless researcher, Dr. Paul Kangor has written another book destined to be a NYTimes blockbuster: “DUPES: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century.”

    The following is from an interview he did with the Daily Caller:

    1. Why did you write the book?
    I know people will think I wrote it to be polemical or sensational, but the fact is that I would have never had this idea if I hadn’t been regularly reading Soviet archives for previous projects, and especially the Soviet Comintern Archives on CPUSA— that is, Communist Party USA. There are hundreds of reels of microfiche from this archive just sitting on shelves at the Library of Congress: This material is shocking, fully vindicating the worst fears and claims of anti-communists throughout the 20th century. It shows not only that American communists were secretly serving the Soviet Union, but that they considered themselves loyal Soviet patriots. They were absolutely, unequivocally dedicated to the goal of worldwide communism, headquartered in Moscow, with the United States itself becoming a communist state.

    2. I have all of the weekly columns written by Obama’s mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, for the 1949-50 Honolulu Record, which was the CPUSA organ in Hawaii. These columns are unbelievably outrageous. Davis toed the Stalinist line unerringly, perfectly parroting every talking point of the Communist Party. This means that Davis demonized the Democratic Party leadership opposing Stalin at the time. Davis turned Harry Truman into a monster, … Our current president’s mentor in Hawaii in the 1970s was a pro-Soviet communist. Americans, voting for “change,” voted Davis’s pupil president in November 2008.

    3. Beyond Davis, the material on Ted Kennedy is likewise shocking. I include the entire May 1983 KGB document on Kennedy’s private offer to Yuri Andropov — an offer to work against Ronald Reagan. The letter has since been resealed in Russian archives. We publish it in its entirety in both Russian and English.

    4. …John Dewey’s deep admiration for the Soviet Union in the late 1920s, and the fact that the Bolsheviks were busy translating Dewey’s education works into Russian even before they swept American public schools and trained a century of American public-school teachers. Dewey is the father of modern American public education. The Soviets adored his work, believing it was perfect for a communist state

    We also have documents and testimonies and quotes on all sorts of other figures: Upton Sinclair, Benjamin Spock, H.G. Wells, George Bernard Shaw, Arthur Miller, Lillian Hellman, Howard Zinn, Walter Cronkite, and a rich cast of dupes from Hollywood — Katharine Hepburn, Gene Kelly, Judy Garland—among others.

    5. . The book discusses Jimmy Carter’s record of dealing with Communism and Islamism. Impressive record, right?

    Horrible. Jimmy Carter is the bridge between those two threats, making a seamless transition from being duped during the Cold War to being duped into the War on Terror. Carter’s actions and comments regarding Leonid Brezhnev (USSR) and the Ayatollah (Iran) in 1979 — the latter’s Islamic revolution basically birthing modern Islamic terrorism — were repeated again and again by Carter well after his presidency. For instance, see his post-Cold War comments on the likes of Kim in North Korea, Hamas, Iraq, the Palestinians. It’s no coincidence that the cover of this book features Carter kissing Leonid Brezhnev in June 1979 — just a few months before the Soviets invaded Afghanistan, incidentally.

    5. Who are the biggest dupes in government today?
    Those would be politicians like Dick Durbin, John Kerry, Pete Stark, Barbara Lee, and Maxine Waters. The duping in the War on Terror, however, is quite different. ... It’s an unwitting form of assistance. That’s what a dupe does: unwittingly, unknowingly helps the adversary.

    That said, there has been some deliberate manipulation by the enemy in the War on Terror. For instance, the way that Congressman Jim McDermott was rolled by Saddam Hussein’s crew in Baghdad in late 2002 is disturbing. I detail that at length in the book.

    6. Your research uncovers Soviet records that show that it was a specific policy of the Soviet Union to target liberals, especially academics and the leftwing religious figures. Can you explain this further?

    Those were the two groups most successfully targeted by communists. On page 65, I include a 1920 letter from the Comintern listing four pages of “liberal” college professors to be targeted with communist materials. Among them, by the way, is Dr. Harry F. Ward, the liberal Methodist who was one of the founding members of the ACLU. Ward was one of the biggest dupes I encountered in all of my research.

    Generally, the Religious Left is a tragic case. Herb Romerstein, the veteran investigator of the communist movement and authority on the Venona papers, calls the Religious Left “the biggest suckers of them all.” It would be laughable if it weren’t so tragic. These liberal Christians were sheep led to the slaughter. The brooding communists privately held them in contempt for their breathtaking gullibility.

    7. Explain the harm that these progressive dupes have caused? And when you say they have aided America’s enemies, do you believe this was their intention?

    It wasn’t their intention. That’s the very essence of being duped: you’re unwittingly misled. A dupe has been deliberately manipulated — preyed by those with concealed purposes not disclosed to the dupe. This can have the ultimate effect of helping the enemy, ...

    The dupes are culpable, to some degree, but they are really innocent. They’re oblivious.
    10 questions with “DUPES” author Paul Kengor | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment
     
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    you read too much rightwingnut garbage. it's rotting your brain. *shakes head*
     
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    Oh, shucks....I guess that means you won't want a copy for Chanukah...??

    But...you don't doubt every historical reference in the tome, do you?

    (If you change your mind, Amazon: DUPES: How America's Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century [Hardcover]
    Paul Kengor
    $19.77)
     
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    He may be a conservative, but he's a pretty smart guy... at least what he claims is fact, actually is fact. His research is impressive and, while you may not like what he has to say, you might want to read some of his shit before you assume he's a rightwingnut.
     
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    I got this far and then I couldn't go on anymore. It was just too stupid.

    Ayatollah (Iran) in 1979 — the latter’s Islamic revolution basically birthing modern Islamic terrorism

    What started "modern Islamic Terrorism" was the discovery of "Middle Eastern Oil". Did that really need to be explained to right wing nitwits? Guess so. Talk about "dupes". I bet the majority of Republicans still believe Saddam was behind 9/11.
     
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    :lol: You're so dumb it's actually funny.
     
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    Progressive = Useful Idiot.
     
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    Hmm. Oil was discovered in lots of places in the world, but the only place in the world the discovery of oil created terrorism was the Middle East.
     
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    Deanie- you read? You actually read!!!
    Hey...are you just braggin'?

    I'm not sure what the Lexile rating is for this book, but I'm pretty sure it's beyond yours...you might want to check this out:

    "Enter your Lexile measure, select your interests, and find books you'd like to read!"
    The Lexile Framework for Reading | Lexile.com
     
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    Sounds like a book I need to put on my reading "wish list" - which seems to have lengthened rapidly the last couple of years.
     

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