In a major development that will certainly be ignored by the mainstream media, longtime pro-Russian communist Angela Davis has announced that she will vote for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president.
“I have serious problems with the other candidate, but I am not so narcissistic to say I cannot bring myself to vote for her,” Davis said.
The recipient of the Lenin Peace Prize, Davis was a Communist Party candidate for vice president of the United States when the CPUSA was funded by Moscow and provided cover for Soviet espionage activities.
Davis is a lesbian activist, in addition to being a communist and supporter of Democratic Party presidential candidates. A vegan, she has lately adopted animals as the latest victims of the white oppressors.
Regarding the November 8 election, she declared, “I am going to the polls next month and I am going to vote against Donald Trump.”
Her “Vote Hillary to Stop Trump” message isn’t the first time that Davis has voted for a Democrat. She voted for Barack Obama before, saying Obama “identifies with the Black radical tradition” and that there was “global euphoria” when he was elected in 2008. “What we accomplished four years ago was the impossible,” she said in 2012, arguing that “We cannot allow [Republican Mitt] Romney to become the next president.”
Davis was once on the FBI’s most wanted list for her alleged involvement in a murder. She beat the rap and went on to have a “successful career” as a college professor and never disavowed her communist beliefs. In fact, she says, “I have always been a communist.” Yet her speeches cost students as much as $20,000 per appearance.
Until Obama ran for president, Davis had not voted for a major party candidate for the highest office in the land. She said, “I’ve actually never voted for one of the…two major parties in a presidential election before Barack Obama. I believe in independent politics. I still think that we need a new party, a party that is grounded in labor, a party that can speak to all of the issues around racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, what is happening in the world. We don’t yet have that party.”
There remains some confusion about whether her comments at the University of Texas at Austin’s first international Black Studies Conference, “Black Matters: The Future of Black Scholarship and Activism,” amounted to a direct or indirect endorsement of Hillary.
What we can be sure about is that the liberal media will treat it as a non-story.
The liberal media published endless stories about David Duke, former Ku Klux Klan leader, endorsing Trump. But we won’t hold our breath waiting for stories about Davis endorsing Clinton.
For the media, extremists only exist on the right.
Despite her long service to the cause of communist oppression and various communist dictatorships, the official invitation for the Davis appearance at the University of Texas at Austin falsely said she “is known internationally for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression in the U.S. and abroad.”
Her votes for Obama and her promise to vote for Hillary Clinton represent a decision by top communists to continue working through the Democratic Party. The CPUSA endorsed Obama in 2008 and 2012.
“America needs a landslide against Trump” is the headline over an article currently featured on the CPUSA website. The story by Joelle Fishman, chairman of the CPUSA Political Action Commission, says a “landslide unity vote” is necessary to “to repudiate sexism and elect the first woman president,” and that “big progressive gains” can be made nationwide if Mrs. Clinton and the Democrats win big.
The CPUSA political agenda includes more immigrants voting in U.S. elections without voter ID laws.
Fishman indicated that the CPUSA was originally working with the Bernie Sanders for president campaign but is now backing Hillary. “The Sanders campaign brought discussion of socialism into the mainstream,” she said. “In many parts of the country where the Party was involved we have experienced a growth in membership.” These members are now being told to work for the election of Mrs. Clinton.
During the Democratic national convention, she said, the Communist Party “had a staffed table for all three days of the Progressive Central” event organized by the group called Progressive Democrats of America. “Members of congress, delegates and grass roots people came for various presentations.”
She explained that “comrades” came from several states, but that “Having the convention in a city with an organized Communist Party made it possible to have a much larger presence and participation compared to the last three conventions…” Fishman said, “We were in contact with several delegates during the convention to discuss developments and learn what was happening behind the scenes.”
She added that the CPUSA presence in Philadelphia “showed that the Communist Party is a welcome part of the broad people’s movements, and that with preparation and organization we can make a significant contribution.”
The Progressive Democrats of America, the group that the CPUSA worked with and through, seems to be a classic “front” organization designed to push the Democratic Party further to the left. It has an advisory board that includes the following Democratic members of Congress:
- John Conyers, Jr. of Michigan
- Barbara Lee of California
- Raul Grijalva of Arizona
- Keith Ellison of Minnesota
- Jim McGovern of Massachusetts
“To win a landslide in this election, to defeat Trump and the Republicans, is a giant task,” the CPUSA says. “We are setting the bar high. We can do it if we stick together.”
Watch carefully as the media seek to avoid even mentioning that the communists are mobilizing for Hillary.
Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism, and can be contacted at [email protected]