Occupy Ice and the Democratic Socialists of America – Who Are They?

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We are going to have an immigration system that works, but one that works for the American people. – Donald J. Trump
 

Some among us do not want that to happen.

Reuters on Yahoo News reports that

Small groups of protesters in cities across the United States are camping outside offices used by federal immigration agents, seeking to disrupt deportations in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s tough stance on illegal immigration.

The protests, which began last week in Portland, Oregon, were spurred by news and images of migrant children from Central America being separated from their parents after crossing the U.S. southern border under Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, organizers said.

The protests have since spread to New York City, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Diego and Chicago, among other cities, causing minor disruptions to immigration officials, and in some cases criticized as well meaning but misguided by immigrant rights groups.

Led by local anarchist organizations and chapters of the Democratic Socialists of America, the protests are calling for the abolishment of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE was created in 2003 by Republican President George W. Bush in response to the attacks by al Qaeda on Sept. 11, 2001.

“People are missing and there’s just an incredible amount of criminalization and dehumanization that’s happening,” Marisa Holmes, an organizer from the Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council, said in an interview outside an ICE facility and immigration court in Manhattan. “And we just have to say this is enough. We’ve got to abolish ICE.”

Some insurgent Democratic candidates ahead of November’s congressional and state elections have campaigned on ending ICE, a notion a small number of Democratic members of the Republican-controlled U.S. Congress have begun to embrace.

The so-called Occupy ICE protests are modeling themselves on the Occupy Wall Street movement that began in 2011. The New York City encampment began last week, with protesters blocking some of the vehicle entrances at an ICE facility.

The agency decided to suspend transporting immigrants to the building on Monday due “to attempts by certain groups to disrupt ICE operations through spreading misinformation and advocating violence against ICE employees,” according to a statement by ICE spokeswoman Rachael Yong Yow.

The U.S. Justice Department, which runs the immigration court system, said it would reschedule court hearings that had been canceled on Monday and Tuesday’s hearings would be held by a video link if necessary.

Groups that provided legal services to immigrants said they saw the protests as well intentioned but harmful to their clients.

Ravi Ragbir, the executive director of the New Sanctuary Coalition, said some hearings postponed today would not be rescheduled until August and that they have pleaded with the protesters to try other tactics.

Last week, the Democratic Socialists of America were the ones who verbally assaulted Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen while she was dining in a Mexican Restaurant.

So, who are they? I glad you asked. per DiscoverTheNetworks.org,

At the height of the Cold War and the Vietnam War era, the Socialist Party USA of Eugene Debs and Norman Thomas split in two over the issue of whether or not to criticize the Soviet Union, its allies, and Communism: One faction rejected and denounced the USSR and its allies—including Castro’s Cuba, the Sandinistas, North Vietnam and the Viet Cong—and supported Poland’s Solidarity Movement, etc.  This anti-Communist faction took the name Social Democrats USA. (Many of its leaders—including Carl Gershman, who became Jeane Kirkpatrick’s counselor of embassy at the United Nations—eventually grew more conservative and became Reagan Democrats.) The other faction, however, refused to reject Marxism, refused to criticize or denounce the USSR and its allies, and continued to support Soviet-backed policies—including the nuclear-freeze program that sought to consolidate Soviet nuclear superiority in Europe. This faction, whose leading figure was Michael Harrington, in 1973 took the name Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee (DSOC); its membership included many former Students for a Democratic Society activists.

DSOC operated not as a separate political party but as an explicitly socialist force within the Democratic Party and the labor movement. As such, it attracted many young activists who sought to push the Democratic Party further leftward politically. Among the notables who joined DSOC were Machinists’ Union leader William Winpisinger, feminist Gloria Steinem, gay rights activist Harry Britt, actor Ed Asner, and California Congressman (and avowed socialist) Ron Dellums.

By 1979 DSOC had made major inroads into the Democratic Party and claimed a national membership of some 3,000 people. In 1983 DSOC, under Michael Harrington’s leadership, merged with the New American Movement to form the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).

…As of March 2012, some of DSA’s most notable honorary chairs and vice-chairs included Barbara Ehrenreich, Dolores Huerta, Steve Max, Eliseo Medina, Eugene “Gus” Newport, Frances Fox Piven, Gloria Steinem, and Cornel West.

Other prominent DSA members over the years have been: Ed Asner, Paul Booth, Harry Boyte, Paul Buhle, Quentin Young, and of course the many members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

DSA’s membership rolls grew with remarkable rapidity beginning in 2016, when the organization claimed some 8,000 members across the United States, and late 2017, by which time that figure had risen to more than 25,000, making DSA the largest organized socialist group in the nation. Those DSA members, wrote historian Ronald Radosh in November 2017, “play a large role within the Democratic Party, where they work with others from Bernie Sanders’ [failed 2016] presidential campaign to push the party further to the left.” A major cause of DSA’s growth in 2016 and thereafter was the political ascendancy of Republican Donald Trump, which DSA sought to aggressively combat.

The DSA works closely with the Congressional Progressive Caucus, which was founded in 1991 by (Who else?) Bernie Sanders.

So you can believe that certain members of Congress know about these protests before they even happen.

Just as Occupy Wall Street was funded by Far Left Activists such as George Soros and Communist Party USA, you can be certain that “Occupy Ice” has the same type of backers behind them.

As I have previously written, just as the purpose of the Bolsheviks was to disrupt and “radically change” Russia into something that it had never been before, so these “New Bolsheviks wish to change America into a Democratic Socialist “Paradise” based on Marxist Theory, which has never worked anywhere it has been tried.

The symbiotic relationship between the DSA and the Democrats makes perfect sense.

Just look at the dramatic change which has been happening over the last several years in the Democratic Party.

Gone are average Americans in the Middle Class and Moderates. Instead, the Democratic Party has become the Political Party of Special Interest Groups, populated by Far Left Activists and seasoned professional politicians eager to take advantage of their political zeal for their own mercenary purposes.

The metamorphosis of the Democratic Party is the result of two disparate groups who have bonded together for their own purposes to become a political party with no platform except a hatred of our traditional American Faith and Values System.

Just as the original Bolsheviks embraced a disruption of the Russian Nation , these “New Bolsheviks” welcome the chaos that an open southern border would bring.

It is going to be a long hot summer.

Until He Comes,

KJ

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