This month, Gawker.com conducted an interview with John Bachtell, national chairman of the Communist Party USA. Bachtell, 59, was essentially a red diaper baby; his parents were leftists who were active in various radical causes during the 1950s and 1960s, although the article portrays them as civil rights crusaders.
These days, according to the article, Bachtell mainly organizes for progressive Democrats, a statement that’s more pregnant of meaning than most I have heard.
Now, I’m not even going to pretend to be objective here; remember, I’m the guy who said that the federal government, the states, organized militias – someone – should have taken it upon themselves to cut down communist marchers with tommy guns en masse back in the 1920s, that communism should have been banned outright, and that comprehensive counterintelligence programs should have been implemented to quash the advancement of any person or organization even remotely evidencing communist or socialist leanings.
Had these things occurred, America would not at this very moment be teetering on the brink of totalitarian collectivism with a cabal of subversive radicals at the helm. I acknowledge that such action would have been an abrogation of certain parties’ civil rights, but given the lack of regard that the ascendant left has shown for individual rights and the Constitution, we have no reasonable expectation that these things will even exist once the left has cemented its power. Hence my justification.
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