Another Radical Obama Nominee
President Obama has nominated a former union organizer with a disturbingly radical background to a vitally important federal office that could manipulate unemployment figures for the Obama administration’s benefit.
The nominee in question is central banker Erica L. Groshen, an economist.
Groshen is a long-time registered Democrat whom President Obama wants to serve as Commissioner of Labor Statistics. Although Groshen says she has “a very non-political, non-partisan background,” her resume reads like that of a leftist community organizer.
She even sent her children to a cultish Communist summer camp called Camp Kinderland. The Stalinist camp was created in 1923 as “an affiliated institution of the Communist Party’s fraternal Jewish society, The International Worker’s Order, and was most probably owned by the Party itself,” according to former Marxist-turned-patriot Ron Radosh.
Radosh explained that campers are immersed in various indoctrination schemes aimed at making impressionable young people hate America.
For example, to build Marxist class consciousness campers are made to pick stones out of the road. During a UPS parcel strike campers and counselors condemned a temporary UPS employee as a scab and refused to accept delivery of packages from home.
Campers are also locked in their dorms and forced to go to group showers so they can experience the mortal terror that Holocaust victims went through. It’s not clear what exactly camp management is trying to accomplish with this activity, except perhaps to soften up campers psychologically in order to make them more susceptible to brainwashing.
Self-described “third generation Kinderland alum” Katie Halper directed a documentary film about Camp Kimberland. She acknowledges that the camp is “an egalitarian dictatorship.”
On an anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, campers assembled at a flagless flagpole to be subjected to a song about a young Japanese boy killed in one of the two atomic blasts that helped to end World War II. Camper Rachel Meeropol said it was “close to a religious experience” and that she experienced “that intoxicating combination of hope and doom.” Meeropol is a granddaughter of Communist traitors Julius and Ethel Rosenberg who were executed in 1953 for passing atomic secrets to the Soviet Union during wartime.
After Camp Kinderland was attacked by conservatives earlier this year when Groshen’s connection to it was revealed, Meeropol’s father Robert, the younger son of the Rosenbergs, rushed to the camp’s defense. Robert, who never seems to stop whining about an elusive creature he calls “McCarthy-era repression,” probably thought he was doing Groshen a favor by writing that he “felt so good about sending my kids to Camp Kinderland.” If, dare to dream, the media weren’t in the pocket of the Obama administration, this comment alone could have doomed the Groshen nomination.
Camp Kinderland’s advisory board is a who’s who of America-haters.
Camp alumna Rachel Meeropol is a member. Meeropol is a senior staff attorney at the Greenwich Village-based pro-Castro public interest law firm Center for Constitutional Rights where she has worked since 2002. She defends Muslims who complain about racial profiling and does her best to keep America safe for animal rights terrorists.
Historian and Communist Party USA member Howard Zinn, who died in 2010, was an advisory board member.
A current member is Chesa Boudin, son of Weather Underground terrorists Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert who were convicted of murdering two police officers and a Brinks security guard. He was adopted by Weather Underground ringleaders and Obama pals Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn when his parents went to prison. Chesa is a writer who champions Venezuela’s Marxist strongman Hugo Chavez.
Many unsavory radicals are honored at the camp. There is a theater building, “the Paul Robeson playhouse,” that is named after the radical actor-singer and winner of the International Stalin Prize. (Robeson was a frequent guest at the camp.) Bunks are named after labor leader (and convicted murderer) Joe Hill and Stalin-loving poet Pablo Neruda.
Kinderland campers are apparently not told about the camp’s subversive history.
Surrounded by Soviet hammer-and-sickle flags, poet and KGB agent Itzik Feffer spoke at Camp Kinderland in 1943, begging for money for Stalin’s Red Army. (Feffer’s loyalty to Stalin didn’t save him from a Lubyanka prison firing squad in 1952.) The Soviet national anthem was regularly sung at the camp. “Stalin’s songbird,” Pete Seeger, the iconic folk singer, was known to bring his Bolshevik banjo to the camp. Now 93, Seeger remains active in radical politics, especially environmentalism.
Kinderland was investigated by Congress in the 1950s for subversive activities. Camp attendee Stanley Wechkin testified that although he hadn’t been a Communist while at Kinderland, his experience there eventually led him to “become a Communist in succeeding years.”