Commentary: California may end ban on communists in government jobs



By Mark J. Savalla

AB22 Response: This Legislation has just passed the Ca. Assembly to allow communists to be part of the California Government.  The supporters of this bill  are trying to change the law (Section 1. Section 1027.5 of the Government Code) that exists denying Communist members to be part of the government and remove the “firing” clause.

The following information has been abstracted from Discover the

The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) is a member organization of United for Peace and Justice anti-war coalition. The group also has strong ties to China, Cuba, and other nations hostile to the United States.

  • Controlled by the Soviet Union for most of its history.
  • Engaged in espionage, infiltrated unions, and used front groups.
  • Acted as a fifth column in American government and society.

Upon its inception in 1919, the CPUSA was inextricably linked to the Soviet Communist International (Comintern), which was controlled by Moscow leadership and possessed

In 1935, with the rise of Nazism, the Comintern changed its policy and adopted the Popular Front tactic, which allowed the CPUSA to pose as the anti-fascist defenders of American liberalism.

While its goal has always been the development of a national Communist Party, in 1984 the CPUSA began to give indirect support to the Democratic Party as the only alternative to the conservatism of the Reagan era.
In 2008 the CPUSA built what it termed “a labor and people’s alliance” to support Barack Obama’s presidential bid.

On November 3, 2010, the CPUSA praised the Obama administration for having “accomplished many things.” Moreover, the Party:

  • complained that prior to the previous day’s elections, a “corporate-Republican alliance depended on lies, fear, and hatred to spread its message”;
  • praised labor unions for having worked to raise “class consciousness”; and
  • asserted that a key CPUSA priority for the immediate future would be “to deepen and expand class-consciousness.”

Late in 2010, CPUSA member C.J. Atkins called for his comrades to drop their “communist” label, so that they could work more effectively inside the Democratic Party.

CPUSA’s modus operandi is to delegitimize and smear American society by depicting it as deeply and irremediably infested with racism, sexism, homophobia, and all manner of injustice.

In January 2015, CPUSA National Committee chairman John Bachtell published an essay in People’s World stating that American Communists were eager to work with the Democratic Party in order to advance communist goals. He wrote for instance:

“[L]abor and other key social forces are not about to leave the Democratic Party anytime soon. They still see Democrats as the most realistic electoral vehicle to advance their agenda, especially in the national battle against the extreme right. Their main goal at this time is changing DP policies and approaches away from influences of the Wall Street wing and the more conservative elements…. First, we are part of building the broadest anti-ultra-right alliance possible…. This necessarily means working with the Democratic Party. Second, our objective is not to build the Democratic Party. At this stage we are about building the broad people’s movement led by labor that utilizes the vehicle of the Democratic Party to advance its agenda. We are about building the movements around the issues roiling wide sections of people that can help shape election contours and debates…. [W]e are for building movements in the electoral arena and see engagement in the electoral arena and democratic governance as a vital means to further build movements.”

CPUSA is a member organization of the United for Peace and Justice anti-war coalition. The group also has strong ties to China, Cuba, and other nations hostile to the United States.

The Ventura County Star (VCS) reporting of the change to AB-22 was located on page 5a of the Tuesday, May 9, 2017 paper.  California may end ban on communists in government jobs. “It would eliminate part of the law that allows public employees to be fired for being a member of the Communist Party.

Employees could still be fired for being members of organizations they know advocate for overthrowing the government by force or violence.

The bill updates an outdated provisions in state law, said Assemblyman Rob Bonta, the San Francisco Bay Area Democrat who authored the measure.”

What has changed in the Communist party that indicates they are not supporting the overthrow of the government by force or violence?

The questions that screams out to me is: Who will benefit from this change?, Who in the California government supports the Communist Party? , How many employees and which employees in the California government are Communist members?

This is a clarion call for everyone to take action against this blatant move to seed our state government with Communists.  It is an obvious sign that the Communist party believes that our state is ripe and comfortable enough to allow such an outrage to occur.

Mark J. Savalla is a resident of Ventura County

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One Response to Commentary: California may end ban on communists in government jobs

  1. Tom Pain May 10, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    What Ban! That is clearly all there is in Sac.


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