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Thursday, March 03, 2005


It brings me GREAT honor to bring you this story. I must admit, I am tickled. I couldn't stop giggling when I read, and then as I continued to read- I was almost in hysterics!


I have been so perplexed over Terri, that I really needed a good laugh.

I rarely ever post a WHOLE story, but in this case- I JUST COULDN'T RESIST!

Kerry Wants U.S. to Honor Communist

John Kerry is asking the U.S. Senate to pay homage to the memory of a notorious Communist and rabid anti-American.

As sponsor of a resolution that would have the Senate honor the late W.E.B. Du Bois, Kerry is promoting a man who was fervently anti-American, a member of the Soviet-dominated Communist Party, and twice ejected from the NAACP for his opposition to racial integration.

It would not be the first time a nation has honored Du Bois. According to Daniel J. Flynn, writing in Human Events, the Soviet Union awarded him the Lenin Peace Prize, and Maoist China staged a national holiday in his honor in 1959.

Writes Flynn, "Now, for reasons unexplained, the Democratic Party's 2004 presidential nominee seeks to honor Du Bois, too."

Kerry promoted his Senate resolution, co-sponsored by Democratic Senators Edward Kennedy (Mass.) and Carl Levin (Mich.), by declaring, "Dr. Du Bois taught us that the promise of freedom is honored through action."

The reality is far different. Du Bois renounced his American citizenship and joined the Communist Party. In writing longtime Communist Party U.S.A. Chairman Gus Hall in 1961, the reflexively anti-American intellectual called communism "the only way of human life” and predicted that the free market was "doomed to self-destruction."

Here's just a small part of Du Bois’ pro-Communist record, as reported by Human Events:

  • During the Korean war in 1950, in which 54,246 American service men and women would die, Du Bois said that "the North Koreans are fighting exactly the things for which Americans fought in 1776."
  • Three years later, he eulogized Soviet dictator Stalin - one of history's worst mass murderers - as a "great" and "courageous" man, "attacked and slandered as few men of power have been." In his posthumously published autobiography, he called the crackdown on religion behind the Iron Curtain "the greatest gift of the Russian Revolution to the modern world."
  • After a 1937 visit to Nazi Germany, he admitted that the Nazis had stamped out freedom, but nevertheless praised the Hitlerites for creating "a nation at work after a nightmare of unemployment; and the results of this work are shown not simply by private profits, but by houses for the poor; new roads; an end of strikes and labor troubles; widespread industrial and unemployment insurance; the guarding of public and private health; great celebrations, organizations for old and young, new songs, new ideals, a new state, a new race."

He failed to mention concentration camps and the gas ovens that consumed millions. And while condemning anti-Semitism, Flynn noted, Du Bois called it "a reasoned prejudice" in Hitler's Germany.

Flynn concluded by observing that "ironically, both the honoree and the politician paying homage to him are guilty of the same transgression: failing to identify evil when it appears at close range. From communism to eugenics to racial separatism, W.E.B. Du Bois was wrong on just about every major issue he championed. His admirers in Congress are wrong, too."


  • As my Mother used to say, "You can tell a lot about a person by finding out who their heroes are." John Kerry doen't even try to hide his.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 8:11 PM  

  • hey how did you get yer pic up there?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:26 PM  


    So Kerry wants to honor a communist, a racist, and an athiest?

    Could you imagine if a Republican wanted to honor Musolini?

    How did Kerry's HERO feel about blacks and gays?

    Well, Senator?

    I guess I'll get that answer when he signs Form 180........

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 9:23 PM  

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