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Blumenthal, Dancing with the Enemy?

Blumenthal screenshot People’s World Amistad Awards 

Just to be perfectly clear at the outset, Connecticut’s U.S. Senator Dick Blumenthal is NOT a card carrying communist.

However, the head of the Connecticut Communist Party, Joelle Fishman, the head of the Communist Party in Russia, Vladimir Putin, and the head of the Communist Party in China, Xi Jinping, are all card carrying communists.

The seeming romance between Connecticut’s communists, anchored firmly in New Haven, and the super-rich Blumenthal, whom the high priests of communist orthodoxy undoubtedly would have sent to the Soviet Gulag, is difficult to decipher, but there are hints here and there in a brief address "surprise guest" Blumenthal delivered on the occasion of the Connecticut Communist Party’s annual People’s World Amistad Awards that may dispel the mystery.

In a sense it is idle to speak of a local or state Communist Party, because the Communist Party is now, and ever has been, a globalist venture united around a certain Marxist-Leninist-Stalinist ideology, part of which involves the destruction of the capitalist class, which would be everyone on Blumenthal’s campaign email list in toney Greenwich, Connecticut, where the capitalist congressman lives in a splendor that may appear nightmarish in his good friend Fishman’s troubled sleep.

The broader Communist Party suffered a grievous setback three decades ago after then President Ronald Reagan, standing in sight of the Berlin Wall, challenged then President of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, to “tear down this wall.”

Gorbachev’s renunciation of the Brezhnev Doctrine in December 1988 paved the way for the  democratization of former Soviet Bloc countries in Eastern Europe.

The Brezhnev Doctrine was first and most clearly outlined by Sergei Kovalev in a September 26, 1968 Pravda article entitled "Sovereignty and the International Obligations of Socialist Countries." Brezhnev himself reasserted the doctrine in a speech he gave at the Fifth Congress of the Polish United Workers' Party in 1968, in which he stated: "When forces that are hostile to socialism try to turn the development of some socialist country towards capitalism, it becomes not only a problem of the country concerned, but a common problem and concern of all socialist countries."  The reassertion of the doctrine was deployed retroactively to justify the crushing of the Prague Spring in Czechoslovakia, as well as other earlier Soviet military interventions, such as the invasion of Hungary in 1956.

These interventions were intended to put an end to all and every effort on the part of states struggling to throw off the Soviet incubus and thus challenge Russian hegemony inside imprisoned Eastern Bloc nations, including Poland, considered by Soviet overlords to be a defensive buffer against free NATO counties.

Ten months after Reagan left office, the Berlin Wall separating East and West Germany fell. Soon after, the Soviet Union itself collapsed in a heap of rubble, and former Soviet communist infiltrated satellite states such as Ukraine, the Baltic States and Poland recovered their independence and ancient liberties.

Marxism, as a rational economic system, was simply laughed off the stage. “We pretended to work,” said a disenchanted worker of the world in the former Soviet Union, “and they pretended to pay us.” 

Putin continues to believe that the dissolution of the Soviet Union was “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century.” Red diaper baby Joelle Fishman and other members of the Connecticut Communist Party USA would second the motion. Putin’s recent “acquisition” of Crimea in Ukraine and his possible military incursion into Eastern Ukraine are attempts to revivify a moldering Brezhnev doctrine.

The question Blumenthal ought to have asked himself before he chose to sprinkle glitter on Connecticut’s Communist Party is this: What am I doing to my self-esteem, not to mention the state Democrat Party, by associating myself approvingly with a resurgent globalist effort to snuff out hard won democratic liberties in Poland, Ukraine and the Baltic States? Really, why am I here at all? Shouldn’t I be revisiting St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral where, seven short years ago, I assured the congregation that I and other members of Connecticut’s U.S. Congressional Delegation would, in the stirring words of U.S. Representative Jim Himes, “pledge our unwavering support for the principle that people not just in the United States but around the world will always have the right to determine the way in which they are governed?”

In truth, Blumenthal was doing what he usually does around election time in Mayor Justin Elicker’s New Haven. He was playing both ends against the middle in hopes of drawing votes by establishing a working solidarity both with the Connecticut Communist Party and Connecticut Ukrainians, and he was advertising his political wares as the most leftward leaning U.S. Senator in Congress. There is just now within the new-model Democrat Party in Connecticut a fierce competition to see who first will arrive at the end of an oppressive, capitalist, postmodern, inherently racist, imperialistic, regime, and Blumenthal appears to be in the lead.



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