The Big Money Behind the Anti-Buchanan Hate Campaign
Middle America News, Feb. 22, 2012
Following the strategy of their political forebears in the old Soviet Union, today’s enforcers of the government’s multiculturalism are systematically silencing their opponents. The latest victim is Pat Buchanan. Although Stalin preferred bullets to silence the opposition, his intellectual progeny in the U.S. use lies, smears, and intimidation to arrange media blackouts. Politically, the effect is the same: you never hear from those dissenters again.
Buchanan is the latest victim in a string of hate compaigns from left-wingers that has already claimed the scalps of CNN’s Lou Dobbs and Fox’s Glenn Beck. MSNBC President Phil Griffin, whose job is to make sure that on-air hirelings follow the party line, fired Buchanan because, he said, the ideas in Buchanan’s recent book, Suicide of a Superpower, should not “be part of the national dialogue.”
While corporate thugs like Griffin pull the trigger on their victims, the targets are selected by a host of Wall Street-financed left-wing extremists who now decide what can or cannot be “part of the national dialogue.”
On paper, Buchanan was targeted by a phalanx of militant left groups led by Ari Rabin-Havt of Media Matters for America, Rashad Robinson of the Afro-racist ColorofChange.org, Janet Murguia of the Hispanic chauvinist National Council of La Raza, and Abe Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League. But if not for their big money backers, they wouldn’t have the muscle to silence Tweety Bird.
The unpleasant reality is that the success of the hate campaign against Pat Buchanan was the product of Wall Street money. Without that cash, none of the groups would be able to pay for Web sites, hire researchers and media spokesmen, fundraisers, writers, or pay for rent. In politics, money talks. And big money talks louder than little money. In this case, much of it flowed directly from the legacy of the Soviet Union and the ideology that murderous regime spawned worldwide.
One of the biggest donors to Media Matters is the Wallace Global Fund II. According to a report in The Daily Caller.com, the fund distributed more than $100,000 in 2008 and 2009 to Media Matters. The fund is named after left-wing Progressive Party presidential candidate Henry A. Wallace, identifed by Cambridge University historian Christopher Andrew as a Soviet agent. Andrew is the author of The Mitrokhin Archive: The KGB in Europe and the West, based on the papers of a high-ranking Soviet defector.
Another major donor is the notorious Ford Foundation, which in 2010 and 2011 contributed more than $900,000 to Media Matters. The foundation is a long-time financial backer of the American Civil Liberties Union, which was founded by self-professed communist Roger Baldwin. It has also provided financial backing for the National Lawyers Guild, cited by a congressional committee as “the foremost legal bulwark of the Communist Party,” and described by U.S. Attorney General Herbert Brownell as “the legal mouthpiece of the Communist Party.” The foundation also provided financial support to the World Social Forum, whose conferences have included attendance by representatives of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC), a communist guerilla outfit designated in 2001 as a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department, and ETA, the terrorist Basque Separatist Movement.
ColorofChange.org, a leader in the Get-Buchanan movement, is also a beneficiary of Wall Street investment cash. In 2011, it received a grant of $1.5 million from The Atlantic Advocacy Fund, Inc., which reported in 2009 nearly $19 million in “investment income.” ColorofChange.org was cofounded by Van Jones, who was an active member of the radical group “STORM,” or Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement, which said its goal was to promote “urban Marxism and Third World Communism.”
Dozens of other major repositories of capitalist wealth, far too numerous to list here, are large donors to the radical left’s continuing Soviet-style campaign to silence the voice of opposition. In stark and disappointing contrast to the tens of millions of dollars lavished on these left-wingers, here at Middle American News we have less than $10,000 in the bank. As long as America’s conservative forces lack the resources to fight back, their voices, like Pat Buchanan’s, will one day be silenced, too.