The Story of Stuff and Annie Leonard’s other films are cartoonish, stick figure propaganda tools full of disinformation used to indoctrinate youth into the Occupy mentality. Leonard, a former Greenpeace employee, promotes Green Communism, but clearly has some influential benefactors and like-minded puppeteers lurking in the shadows.
Let’s connect the dots… shall we?
The Story of Stuff was backed by the Tides Foundation, a far-left organization advocating social justice (equality at the expense of liberty), economic justice (wealth redistribution) and reproductive justice (contraceptives and abortions for all). It’s founder, Drummond Pike, is also a director of billionaire George Soros’ partisan Democracy Alliance (funding ACORN, Sierra Club, etc…). Interesting to note, former Tides Foundation directors included: Wade Rathke, who was also the founder and Chief Organizer of the notoriously corrupt ACORN and Dan Carol, the co-founder of the Apollo Alliance, a project of the Tides Center. Here, the spider’s web becomes even more interesting as an intricate part of the effort to push the so-called Green Jobs agenda, the Apollo Alliance was a prominent member of former Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle’s Task Force on Global Warming.
Apollo Alliance director and resigned White House Green Czar, Anthony Kapel “Van” Jones, was a founding member of Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM), which was a self-proclaimed Communist Marxist-Leninist group of radicals, formerly active in the San Francisco Bay area. He was also involved in the formation and operation of an educator movement called PENCIL (Progressive Educator’s Network Creating International Liberation).
STORM’s manifesto beliefs & goals included the following: involvement in community organizing, social justice, commitment to revolutionary Marxist principles, radical youth and student organizing in high schools and colleges. The group is anti-police, viewing them as “state repression”. They are self-described supporters of communist politics desiring to build revolutionary power by exploiting any crisis to create an uprising and gain power. STORM is racist against whites. They seek to defeat US “imperialism”, and to develop young revolutionaries. This stuff should be a huge red flag to every parent and patriotic American because it’s exactly what’s happening right before our eyes.
In my last entry, Reaping What We Sow, I exposed the communist mind-set Leonard’s Story of… films cultivate. But where did these radical ideas portrayed in The Story of… films and mimicked by those Occupiers, at least those who can actually voice a reason for their involvement, originate? Here’s a blast from the past that ought to knock your socks off:
“Capitalism cannot reform itself; it is doomed to self-destruction. No universal selfishness can bring social good to all.
Communism–the effort to give all men what they need and to ask of each the best they can contribute–this is the only way of human life. It is a difficult and hard end to reach–it has and will make mistakes, but today it marches triumphantly on in education and science, in home and food, with increased freedom of thought and deliverance from dogma. In the end Communism will triumph. I want to help to bring that day.
The path of the American Communist Party is clear: It will provide the United States with a real Third Party and thus restore democracy to this land. It will call for:
- Public ownership of natural resources and of all capital
- Public control of transportation and communications.
- Abolition of poverty and limitation of personal income.
- No exploitation of labor.
- Social medicine, with hospitalization and care of the old.
- Free education for all.
- Training for jobs and jobs for all.
- Discipline for growth and reform.
- Freedom under law.
- No dogmatic religion.
These are not crimes. They are practiced all over the world. No nation can call itself free which does not allow its citizens to work for these ends.”–Request to Join the Party by William Edward Burghardt DuBois, 1868-1963, NAACP founder, joined the Communist Party in 1961 at 93 years old, subject of FBI investigation; letter published in Communism in America: a history in documents by Alfred Fried
It’s chilling to read DuBois’ vision for the Communist Party. What we are reading in today’s headlines, hearing many of our young people parrot and are witnessing in the transformation of our great nation by the hand of the powerful in Washington DC was laid out in in DuBois’ blueprint fifty years ago. It is a realization which is far beyond disturbing.
Just as crimson and scarlet are shades of red; Socialism and Marxism are shades of Communism. To argue whether a person adheres to the dogma of Lenin, Marx, Stalin, Trotsky – or anyone else – is splitting hairs. All preached the gospel of Communism. The common thread of all stripes of Communism is the singular goal of destroying the United States, as we know it. Communism seeks to annihilate our free market economy, prosperity, independence and the rights of the individual… especially property ownership, liberty, religious and personal freedoms.
The proof is best stated in their own words:
“I am for socialism, disarmament, and, ultimately, for abolishing the state itself… I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and the sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.”–Roger Nash Baldwin (1884-1981) founder and executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
“National Socialism and Christianity are irreconcilable.” –Martin Bormann (1900-1945) prominent Nazi official
“Even now we feel that Stalin was devoted to Communism, he was a Marxist, this cannot and should not be denied.” –Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev (1894-1971) Soviet Premier 1958-1964
“The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property.” –Karl Marx
“Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.” –Mao Tse-Tung
“Democracy is the road to socialism.” –Karl Marx
“The goal of socialism is communism.” –Vladimir Lenin
Is this the future we want for ourselves, our children… and grandchildren? Are Americans willing to allow their children to become deluded into believing living in a Communist country could, in any way, be desirable? Is your local school showing children Annie Leonard’s The Story of Stuff film series?
Are “We the People” willing to lose God’s blessing of Liberty on this great nation by completely turning our backs on Him? A god-less nation… isn’t that the true goal of Communism?
Will we be the generation who stands by watching as the last golden rays of Liberty fades in the twilight of our great Republic?
Outside Independence Hall when the Constitutional Convention of 1787 ended, Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin,
“Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?”
With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded,
“A republic, if you can keep it.”–recorded by Constitution signer James McHenry in his diary (1787)
“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”–II Corinthians 3:17 (New American Standard Bible)
“When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.”–Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) US Founding Father