Who is Alice Palmer?
Palmer is much more than the “influential liberal” described by Politico.
Ten years before the aforementioned meeting, Alice Palmer was an official of a notorious Communist front group (so identified by the FBI), the U.S. Peace Council, an affiliate of the World Peace Council, an international Soviet front. It goes without saying that during that era of the eighties, both of these mouthpieces for Moscow were working feverishly to undermine President Reagan’s arms buildup which played a major role in the downfall of the Soviet Union. That was the time of the worldwide Soviet-inspired nuclear “freeze” movement in 1983, when Palmer was also mentioned as a participant on the World Peace Council’s Prague assembly.
In 1986, Palmer wrote an article for the People’s Weekly World, a house organ for the Communist Party USA (CPUSA). In that dispatch, Palmer favorably recounted her experiences attending the 27th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
(Note: Because Palmer later tried to reclaim her place in the State Senate, Obama moved to have her taken off the ballot. Thus this year, according to America’s Survival, she is supporting Senator Hillary Clinton for President.)
Red press rejoices
Frank Chapman, a member of the U.S. Peace Council Executive Committee, wrote what could be called a gloating letter to the People’s Weekly World right after Obama’s victory this year in the Iowa Democrat Party caucuses. Therein, he said the following:
“Obama’s victory was more than a progressive move: It was a dialectical leap ushering in a qualitatively new era of struggle. Marx once compared [the] revolutionary new era of struggle with the work of the mole, who sometimes burrows so far beneath the ground that he leaves no trace of his movement on the surface. This is the old revolutionary ‘mole,’ not only showing his traces on the surface but also breaking through.”
So who is the mole?
A “mole” on whom Karl Marx would have smiled benignly if he were here? Chapman writes exuberantly as if he believed there was a “mole” in the Obama campaign. Perhaps Obama himself? Is anybody in the mainstream media just mildly curious?