It's Very Simple: The True Story of Civil Rights
Chapter 16

The Revolution in the South

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In the institutions progress has been made by radical leaders parading as advocates of 'free milk, food, and school books'…
Summary
We begin this chapter by learning about a new organization called the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), made up of CORE, the SCLC, the SNCC, and the NAACP, all discussed in previous chapters, and definitively shown to be Communist front groups or, as in the case of the NAACP, to at least have Communists in their ranks.

We are reminded of their leaders, including John Lewis, who justified violence because it "will cause something positive." "Marx felt the same way," reminds the author.

Lewis also spoke of "pursu[ing] our own 'scorched earth' policy and burn[ing] Jim Crow to the ground–non-violently," and of forcefully ridding the South of "the evil of segregation." He also urged "those… involved in the freedom fight to bring about confrontation between the federal government and the state governments of the South."

How? By "precipitat[ing] a crisis in Mississippi of such magnitude that 'the Federal Government will have to take over the State'."

The author points out that this would appear to create a conflict. "If self-determination is what this is all about, then why get the federal government to take over the state?" he asks.

He reminds the reader of what General Charles de Gaulle did in the case of Algeria, where he took over the central government of Algeria, "federalized" the military, and then conspired with the Communists to "liberate" that area from France.

He reminds us that the Soviets created a "parallel government" for Poland, a "government-in-exile" in Moscow, and that the U.S. government promised to protect and support the legitimate government. Instead, President Roosevelt met with Stalin in Yalta and gave them Poland.

He reminds us that, as a senator, John F. Kennedy promised support for Algeria, but as soon as he became president, "he received Ben Bella as a guest in your White House." And America sent food aid to the poor, starving Communists in that country.

He then connects the dots:

The point of self-determinism is of course to create a parallel power structure… a phony government to rival the real one and claim to be legitimate, while awaiting the arrival of the power to sustain it.

You will remember that in 1957 President Eisenhower federalized the Arkansas national guard–and sent it into Little Rock.

And in 1962, President Kennedy sent still more federal troops into Mississippi.

So what we have to ask is whether or not what's happening in the South has anything in common with what happened in Algeria.

He next describes the formation, in Mississippi, of a political party called the Freedom Democratic party, by COFO. Their delegates were treated as legitimate, despite their Communist connections. In a brochure announcing "a massive [COFO] operation," Communist John Lewis stated that they could only win "by a combination of action within the state and a heightened awareness throughout the country of the need for massive federal intervention."

This "massive operation" was supported by a group called Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), which itself was a part of Michael Harrington's League for Industrial Democracy.

Here, there is a quote from a National Republic article, "Reds Train Youth to Revolt," which informs us that 445 high schools have student groups specifically to present in debates and "open forums" topics "such as 'Recognizing Russia,' 'Capitalism Is a Failure,' 'World Communism Will Supplant World Capitalism,' 'Communism Should Be Adopted in the United States,' and so on."

An SDS leaflet describes "build[ing] informal groups… forming a 'counter-community' outside the authority structure of their immediate environment."

Georgi Dimitroff, the first Communist president of Bulgaria, writes about the need to form a "united front" among the youth in capitalist countries, and "uniting the young generation of working people."

While COFO is doing their thing, the National Council of Churches (NCC) is simultaneously conducting a project in a majority Black area of Mississippi. They find that "[t]he main problem… is the concentration of wealth among the few, e.g., on an average 5% of the farms control 50% of the farmland." The author reminds us that this is the perfect scenario for some "agrarian reform."

According to Communists James Ford and James Allen, White people will support the new Communist government in the South because "it will mean that their right to land is also recognized."

We move on to a brief discussion of "the Communist infiltration of religion," beginning with a quote from Benjamin Gitlow, a Communist leader, discussing how such a thing was necessary "in the war against capitalism and religion."

Then we learn that the NCC brought in Myles Horton, of the Highlander Folk School, to train seven hundred "youngsters" "to expect hostility" during their "program" in Mississippi. Bayard Rustin also got involved, training "approximately 400 collegians at the Civil Rights Training School." James E. Jackson, Jr., editor of the Daily Worker, a Communist newspaper, was "a behind-the-scenes man in much of the summer project."

During the project, a White COFO worker told a television crew that "We think the land should be redistributed." COFO workers also passed out writings by Robert Williams, a friend of Mao Tse-tung.

Williams published a newsletter called The Crusader,[1] in which he stated that "Gasoline fire bombs (Molotov cocktails), lye or acid bombs (made by injecting lye or acid in the metal end of light bulbs) can be used extensively." Soon afterwards, a roadblock in Louisiana turned up "a substantial number of such 'lye bombs'."

A member of the SNCC was arrested in Mississippi. The New York Times reported on this incident, but failed to note that this same man had been kicked out of Costa Rica a short time prior, "for carrying Communist literature into that country." He was arrested after a riot there in which four people were killed, at which he also possessed "knives, and an automatic pistol."

The San Francisco Examiner reported on a "civil rights worker who had been jailed in Gulfport, Mississippi," accompanied by a photo of his worried parents. The parents just happened to be known Communists. Likewise, Newsweek reported on a young couple who were picked up by police, but they also failed to mention that the young man, Bob Mandel, was "the son of William M. Mandel, a Communist commentator with a long record of party activity."

Arrested demonstrators received legal representation from Frank Pestana, a member of the Communist Party, and Maynard Omerberg, " a lecturer… at the Communist school in Los Angeles" who also "wrote for the Civil Rights Congress, which… was interested in transferring our sovereignty to the United Nations."

Representation was also sent by the National Lawyers Guild, "first cited as a Communist front in 1944, and was described by [the House Committee on Un-American Activities] as 'the foremost legal bulwark of the Communist Party, its front organizations, and controlled unions'." The National Lawyers Guild brought in Communist Benjamin Smith, who was "registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act as an agent of Fidel Castro."

Further, they received counsel from Martin Popper, "a long-time Communist legal eagle."

The FBI "kept a check on persons involved in the council's project" and  "found that two out of every seven volunteers who came into the project" were either "well-known figures in the Communist party" or "had references to organizations on the bureau's subversive list."


References:

[1] The Crusader (marxists.org) <https://www.marxists.org/history/erol/1960-1970/crusader/index.htm, accessed 2021-02-18.>
Analysis
The excerpt at the top of this page comes from John Pepper, in a quotation that precedes the chapter itself. You will note the "redistribution of wealth" inherent in school lunch programs.

As discussed earlier in the book, the Communists always seek to take a legitimate or quasi-legitimate grievance and turn it into a "conflagration," an enormous issue. As also discussed earlier, there have been many groups who have been prejudiced against and segregated in U.S. history. After a time, people got used to these newcomers and they integrated into society. Because of the introduction of many Blacks into the United Stated via slavery, this process was taking longer, but it it was nevertheless underway! There were already voluntarily integrated churches and other places, for instance, when the so-called Civil Rights Act became law.

Another fact that is not taught in schools is that the South, the Confederate States, had already voluntarily passed laws to ban slavery in any new states to join their union, and they were already phasing slavery out of those states where it already existed![2]

As mentioned in previous chapters, Blacks in the 1960's already had their own businesses and banks, and so forth. This is why the Communists faced such resistance from Blacks in the beginning. They wanted peace, like most people, and they saw that things were much better for Blacks than they had ever been previously. They were no longer slaves but property owners, with the Constitutional ability to control how that property was used, like every other citizen.

It should also be mentioned here–another fact not taught in schools–that many Blacks who became freed from slavery became slave owners themselves![1] Combining this with the fact that it was other Blacks who sold the original slaves that came to America, and it becomes obvious that it was never really about race to begin with. These Africans had been dominated by their enemies from other tribes, and taken as slaves by these other Africans. They were already enslaved before they were "sold."

Many people today are taught that Abraham Lincoln was a hero for freeing the Blacks from slavery, yet he said that he couldn't care less whether they were free:

My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that.[3]

But when Communist John Lewis speaks about "bring[ing] about confrontation between the federal government and the state governments of the South," he is more in line with the spirit of Lincoln, which was to forcefully assert the power of the federal government over that of the States.

Back in the analysis for chapter 12, we mentioned Bill Ayers, friend of Barrack Obama, and member of a terrorist group called Weather Underground, which "organized in 1969 as a faction of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) largely composed of the national office leadership of SDS and their supporters. Beginning in 1974, the organization's express political goal was to create a revolutionary party to overthrow American imperialism."[4]

The revelation of high school student groups promoting Communism makes a lot of sense. For one thing, this age group consists of children on the verge of adulthood who are more ignorant and inexperienced than they realize, but who are easily manipulated and prone to poor judgment and rash decisions. These are also the formative years, when foundations are laid, and, since Constitutional principles are not being taught at home or school, these children will go on to Leftist institutions of higher learning, and ignorantly become activists for Communist causes.

The quotation from Ford and Allen about White people also greedily wanting their share of everyone else's land also contains a comment about how these people "will have the benefits of free public school education." This is a facet of our modern society that people forget is one of the planks of the Communist Manifesto because it mandates that children be subjected to government indoctrination during their aforementioned formative years! Instead of being actually educated, they are raised to fill the projected needs of industry, which is also controlled by the government.[5]


References:

[1] Top 10 Black Slaveowners (listverse.com) <https://listverse.com/2017/06/06/top-10-black-slaveowners/, accessed 2021-02-17.> This article has some propaganda, but proves the point.

[2]
The rise and fall of the Confederate government (openlibrary.org) <https://archive.org/stream/risefallofconfed00davi?ref=ol, accessed 2021-02-17.>

[3]
Letter to Horace Greeley (abrahamlincolnonline.org) <http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/greeley.htm, accessed 2021-02-17.>

[4]
Weather Underground (wikipedia.org) <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weather_Underground, accessed 2021-02-18.>

[5]
The Main Points of "The Communist Manifesto" (thoughtco.com) <https://www.thoughtco.com/communist-manifesto-4038797, accessed 2021-02-18.> See goal #10.
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