The furious effort to deny President Trump a second term was an all-out effort by Democrats to clear the way for culminating Barack Obama’s vow to fundamentally transform the United States of America. What kind of transformation do Obama, Biden and their party have in mind? What happened to my South African friends provides a clue.
In the years since apartheid was overturned, South Africa has moved inexorably under the long shadow of communism. The country’s current leader, President Cyril Ramaphosa, is following in the footsteps of his late ideological soul mate, Robert Mugabe, the corrupt communist tyrant whose embrace of socialism destroyed the economy of Zimbabwe, turning what was one of Africa’s wealthiest nations into the poorest country in the world.
Using the innocuous-sounding term “land reform” to appease his progressive patrons in the West, Mugabe confiscated thousands of white-owned farms, many of which were seized while the owners and their families were summarily executed by supporters of his murderous regime.
In 2005, I met a white South African couple who owned a thriving manufacturing plant in Capetown. Having sold its high-end products to a loyal international clientele, their company was seized without compensation two years ago by armed “businessmen” tied to Ramaphosa’s regime.
As outspoken opponents of Ramaphosa and his party, the African National Congress, my friends fled their homeland in fear for their lives, leaving behind virtually every material possession they had: a beautiful home, late-model vehicles, jewelry, artwork, family mementos, safe deposit boxes, bank accounts … everything except the clothes on their back.
Stripped of their assets in their twilight years, they now live a down-sized existence in another African country, ever fearful that anything they say or write about Ramaphosa’s regime might find its way to the long arm of his secret police.
On December 4, 202, Tucker Carlson did a segment on his Fox News show about Patrick Gaspard, a 53-year-old progressive Democrat who was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo to Haitian parents. When Biden was elected president, Gaspard was on his short list for Secretary of Labor.
Patrick Gaspard is no bit player in the Democratic Party. He was National Political Director of Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, Executive Director of the Democratic National Committee, and Director of the Obama White House Department of Political Affairs. In 2013, he was appointed by Obama as U.S. Ambassador to South Africa, a position he held until Trump was elected.
Last December, Gaspard announced he is stepping down from the position he had held for the previous three years: president of the Open Society Foundations, a conglomerate of globalist political organizations funded by billionaire closet-communist, George Soros. That should tell you all you need to know about the ideological predisposition of Patrick Gaspard.
Now a senior advisor to President Biden, Gaspard was recently rewarded for his loyalty when he was made president of the Center For American Progress, the most influential think tank of the Biden era.
Three years ago, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa endorsed “land reform” to confiscate white-owned farms and other businesses without compensation. In 2018, Gaspard wrote an op-ed in the UK Sunday Times in which he lauded the tyrannical Ramaphosa regime with this Orwellian doublespeak:
“Yes, the South African government under President Cyril Ramaphosa is talking about accelerating land reform — but in a way that seeks to balance property ownership rights guaranteed by the Constitution with the need for more equity and nurture a more broadly shared prosperity.”
There is no “balance” of property ownership rights in the Republic of South Africa. When Ramaphosa wants more “shared prosperity,” privately-owned property is seized without compensation, a la Robert Mugabe. The same kind of “land reform” has been a centerpiece of every communist regime in history, no exceptions.
By any standard, Patrick Gaspard is a hardcore communist. That he was appointed to high-level government and political positions during the Obama presidency tells you all you need to know about Barack Obama and the modern Democratic Party. And that someone who embraces such a profoundly anti-American ideology was being considered for a Cabinet position tells you all you need to know about where Joe Biden’s puppet masters will instruct him to take America: straight over the socialist cliff into the unforgiving tentacles of the hammer and sickle.
In his national best-seller, The Naked Communist, former FBI Special Agent W. Cleon Skousen listed 45 communist goals for overthrowing America from within. Goal No. 15 calls for infiltrating and taking control of at least one of America’s major political parties, a goal that clearly has been accomplished.
So, what’s in store for the American people now that the party of Marx, Lenin, Alinsky, and Obama controls the reins of government? Answer: the same fate suffered by people of the USSR, Communist China, East Germany, the former Soviet-bloc countries of Eastern Europe, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela and every other communist hellhole the world has ever known.
Think that could never happen in America? Dream on.
By John Eidson
John Eidson is a conservative political commentator, a patriotic American, and a regular contributor to The Blue State Conservative.
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