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A Taste of the ’60s

What do modern war protesters want? In the Vietnam War era, they clearly favored the Communist way of life to our own — not for themselves, mind you, but for the millions we’d have freed had they and their media accomplices not forced a political end to what would have been a military victory.

Recently I wrote of the left’s hypocritical claim of supporting the troops while decrying both their method and their mission. As if we needed further proof of the real aim of those using dead soldiers to protest our actions in the War on Terror, the Commies have officially checked in. Their goal, as always, is to work for the defeat of American interests.

Lenin’s term, “useful idiots,” was used during the Cold War to describe unwitting dupes of the Soviet Union and its Communist Party. During ’60s, the American “peace movement,” in its desire to aid the Party, prolonged the war by giving hope to the bedraggled North Vietnamese Army, causing further deaths of U.S. soldiers. Said former NVA Colonel Bui Tin:

Every day our leadership would listen to world news over the radio at 9 a.m. to follow the growth of the American antiwar movement. Visits to Hanoi by people like Jane Fonda and former Attorney General Ramsey Clark and ministers gave us confidence that we should hold on in the face of battlefield reverses. We were elated when Jane Fonda, wearing a red Vietnamese dress, said at a press conference that she was ashamed of American actions in the war and that she would struggle along with us.

Today, the political and economic theories of Lenin and Marx lie crushed beneath the ashes of millions of souls who perished under their tender ministration. Yet their American wing continues to thrive, promoting an ideology banished to the ash heap of history. Just as the NVA could not have defeated us on the battlefield, they know also that we will eventually crush al Qaeda and friends. And so comes another “peace movement.”

As it did during Vietnam War, the far left couches its anti-Americanism in a raft of crocodile tears. It is now campaigning to discourage Hispanics from speaking to military recruiters so they won’t end up as “cannon fodder.” Even though the statistics show that the percentage of Hispanic military recruits is under-representative of Hispanic population of the country, this doesn’t stop the radical left as it targets minorities for “help” to keep them despondent, dependent, and Democrats.

Of course it would never occur to these “military-supporting” leftists that Hispanics love this country just as much as other Americans and would lay down their lives to protect her. So while the left still cries that minorities are under-represented in nearly all walks of life, it thinks there are too many in the most crucial job of all; protecting the American people.

The leading organization behind this latest campaign is called Latinos for Peace, a gang of — surprise, surprise — ’60s radicals. Chief among them is Rosalio Munoz, a member of the Communist Party USA and a contributor to its house organ, People’s Weekly World.

CPUSA was funded by the Soviets from its founding in 1919 until the collapse of the USSR in the early ’90s. One of its linked affiliates is United for Peace and Justice, a group headed by Fidel Castro aficionado and longtime Commie Leslie Cagan. UFPJ’s member groups include all your favorite current “peace activists,” including Cindy Sheehan’s Code Pink pals and Moveon.org, who claim to “own” the Democratic Party.

So once again the circle is complete. Today’s peace movement is a pathetic rehash of the same anti-Americanism that led to the deaths of millions after our ignoble abandonment of the people of Southeast Asia. And once again they are tied inexorably to the left wing of the Democratic Party.

The difference this time is that although these groups continue to wave the banner of a failed ideology, they are giving aid and comfort to a more insidious den of vipers; one that will not hesitate to slaughter even those who agree that the United States is indeed the great Satan.

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