Representative Allen West was appearing before a townhall audience in Jensen Beach, Florida when he was asked about how many Socialists and Communists were in the US House of Representatives. Congressman West answered ″I believe there′s about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party that are members of the Communist Party.″ West explains that they are the members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Naturally, the Far-Left Media went ballistic, calling West another Joe McCarthy. Of course, the Liberals like to forget that McCarthy was proven to be correct after the fall of the Soviet Union led to the release of many KGB files, chronicling the extent of Communist infiltration inside the U.S. government.
So are Democrats the new Communists? You betcha! Particularly those, as Rep. West described, as members of the Progressive Caucus. It may surprise dimwits like Joe Scarborough, but the Progressive movement preceded the rise of Communism in history. The philosophical core of Progressives is identical to that of any Socialist.
As chronicled here by myself two years ago, the Progressive movement has its origins in the Temperance movement. The first attempt in our young republic for a special interest group to sway public opinion and control behavior. Throw in Darwin and the Temperance leaders now could point to scientific evidence that some people are better, more evolved than others. Therefore those of lesser breeding need to be controlled, if not eradicated. Margaret Sanger, who started Planned Parenthood, was a leader in the early days of the Progressivism for her thoughts on ridding society of the undesirable elements.
Call them Progressives Socialists, Communists, Fascists, it all boils down to the very same concept. The State, or a group of Elite, knows what is best for the rest of society. Individual freedom and liberty must be sacrificed for the good of all. That is their intellectual foundation. Controlling individuals, groups, industries, etc,. All for the good of The State, The People, The Race, The Party, it goes on and on.
So Representative Allen West is quite correct in his assessment that at least 78-81 Democrats are Communists. The members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus all subscribe to the very same ideology of Marx, Hegel and Kant. There is very little distinction from the Progressive Democrats who want to use the force of The State to implement their agenda from those of the Communist Party. The Liberal Media thinks Allen West is another Joe McCarthy. He certainly is, but that is not an insult, it is a compliment. McCarthy had the insight to see what was happening and history has proven him to be correct.