Communist Plank 15–What Che Guevara and John Boehner Have In Common: Seen through the eyes of JFK’s mistress

This is a continuing series done here at Overmanwarrior’s Wisdom analyzing the 45 Planks of Communism unleashed to the public in the 1958 book The Naked Communist.   You can see the entire list by CLICKING HERE.  You can also read the last article in the series by CLICKING HERE.  The easiest way to understand how communists think is to read Ayn Rand’s We The Living, which takes place in 1924, roughly 7 years after the Russian Revolution and follows several families through their struggle to cope with the rise of the U.S.S.R as a communist political force, which would continue until Russia ran out of money in the 1990’s.  But up until the last day, the communist cause was to infiltrate the entire world philosophically, not literally.  Communists did not intend to win everyone over to their side by forcing the hammer and sickle down their throats in broad daylight.  They had learned the error of their ways in implementing communism too quickly in Petrograd—and intended to carry those lessons with amendments to their world-wide campaign to spread social collectivism to every corner of planet earth.

Communists, particularly in the 1970’s and 1980’s were very arrogant about their beliefs.  They believed in the greater good, so did not care if they came across individually as arrogant, or hurting the feelings  of people since their focus was on collectivism.  In the previous articles explained here it is clear that communists sought to use The United Nations as a platform to carry them through economic collapse—which was evident to them.  They knew it was coming, so they sought to gather up the wealth of those functioning under capitalism until their philosophic enemy had been plucked dry.  Then and only then did they believe communism would work, when it was the ONLY political philosophy left in the world.

Two years ago I would not have believed any of this were possible, but during my research into why public schools were so insanely destructive—economically, the only answer that has come back out of all my research is that they had been penetrated by communism with small doses of socialism until after a couple of generations nobody could not even see the difference—even the employees. We will get into this topic in much greater detail in a future article.  Also over the years I have known many politicians, both local and national.    It was last summer when a local politician was very upset with me for calling his kind RINO’s, (Republican In Name Only) that I realized there was something much more serious going on.  The anger was not just in the name, but in the realization that there was truth to it, and the prospect of the accusation was simply too great for the guy.  He was mad not just at me for seeing it, but for making him question it in himself.  The foundation of everything this politician believed had been shaken to its very core, and he was having a crises.  That crisis was the knowledge that the ideals of Abraham Lincoln, Calvin Coolidge, Thomas Jefferson and even Ronald Reagan were gone from the Republican Party as far as philosophy.  Too many modern Republicans had found themselves caught in “making deals” to keep the peace against radicals from the other party and they had lost their way–they realized too late the nature of the attack against them.  Communists had infiltrated the Democratic Party in every way that McCarthy feared—and once the public relation machine turned on the McCarthy Hearings and the communists looked to escape scrutiny, they became much more socially bold.  This brings us to Plank 15 on the 45 Planks of Communism shown below.

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.


Clearly the Democratic Party had been captured by communists prior to 1958, at least informally.  The Democratic platform announced each year at the DNC convention nearly parallels the goals of communism verbatim, and this began during the Red Decade in The United States where many media outlets, universities, and politicians from elite social circles were openly embracing communism as an alternative to capitalism with the same kind of regard that a woman might change shoes from one charity fund raiser to another so to be seen not being so poor to not have other pairs of high heels.  In social circles, especially in the 1960’s is was considered high-brow to admire the work of Che Guevara the Cuban revolutionary and right hand man of Fidel Castro.  It is within the actions of Che—who continues to be a symbol of anti capitalism among American youth–which the extent of the communist push into the American political system can be measured. 

Ernesto “Che” Guevara (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈtʃe ɣeˈβaɾa];[7] June 14,[1] 1928 – October 9, 1967), commonly known as el Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous countercultural symbol of rebellion and global insignia within popular culture.[8]

As a young medical student, Guevara traveled throughout South America and was radicalized by the poverty, hunger, and disease he witnessed.[9] His burgeoning desire to help overturn what he saw as the capitalist exploitation of Latin America by the United States prompted his involvement in Guatemala‘s social reforms under President Jacobo Árbenz, whose eventual CIA-assisted overthrow at the behest of the United Fruit Company solidified Guevara’s political ideology.[9] Later, while living in Mexico City, he met Raúl and Fidel Castro, joined their 26th of July Movement, and sailed to Cuba aboard the yacht, Granma, with the intention of overthrowing US-backed Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista.[10] Guevara soon rose to prominence among the insurgents, was promoted to second-in-command, and played a pivotal role in the victorious two-year guerrilla campaign that deposed the Batista regime.[11]

Following the Cuban Revolution, Guevara performed a number of key roles in the new government. These included reviewing the appeals and firing squads for those convicted as war criminals during the revolutionary tribunals,[12] instituting agrarian land reformas minister of industries, helping spearhead a successful nationwide literacy campaign, serving as both national bank president and instructional director for Cuba’s armed forces, and traversing the globe as a diplomat on behalf of Cuban socialism. Such positions also allowed him to play a central role in training the militia forces who repelled the Bay of Pigs Invasion[13] and bringing the Soviet nuclear-armed ballistic missiles to Cuba which precipitated the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.[14] Additionally, he was a prolific writer and diarist, composing a seminal manual on guerrilla warfare, along with a best-selling memoir about his youthful continental motorcycle journey. His experiences and studying of Marxism–Leninism led him to posit that the Third World‘s underdevelopmentand dependence was an intrinsic result of imperialismneocolonialism, and monopoly capitalism, with the only remedy beingproletarian internationalism and world revolution.[15][16] Guevara left Cuba in 1965 to foment revolution abroad, first unsuccessfully inCongo-Kinshasa and later in Bolivia, where he was captured by CIA-assisted Bolivian forces and summarily executed.[17]

Guevara remains both a revered and reviled historical figure, polarized in the collective imagination in a multitude of biographies, memoirs, essays, documentaries, songs, and films. As a result of his perceived martyrdom, poetic invocations for class struggle, and desire to create the consciousness of a “new man” driven by moral rather than material incentives, he has evolved into a quintessential icon of various leftist-inspired movements. Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century,[18] while an Alberto Korda photograph of him entitled Guerrillero Heroico (shown), was cited by the Maryland Institute College of Art as “the most famous photograph in the world”.[19]

Marxist ideological influence

“The merit of Marx is that he suddenly produces a qualitative change in the history of social thought. He interprets history, understands it’s dynamic, predicts the future, but in addition to predicting it (which would satisfy his scientific obligation), he expresses a revolutionary concept: the world must not only be interpreted, it must be transformed. Man ceases to be the slave and tool of his environment and converts himself into the architect of his own destiny.”

— Che Guevara, Notes for the Study of the Ideology of the Cuban, October 1960 [130]

When enacting and advocating Cuban policy, Guevara cited the political philosopher Karl Marx as his ideological inspiration. In defending his political stance, Guevara confidently remarked that “There are truths so evident, so much a part of people’s knowledge, that it is now useless to discuss them. One ought to be Marxist with the same naturalness with which one is “Newtonian” in physics, or “Pasteurian” in biology.”[130]According to Guevara, the “practical revolutionaries” of the Cuban Revolution had the goal of “simply fulfill(ing) laws foreseen by Marx, the scientist.”[130] Using Marx’s predictions and system of dialectical materialism, Guevara professed that “The laws of Marxism are present in the events of the Cuban Revolution, independently of what its leaders profess or fully know of those laws from a theoretical point of view.”[130]

The “New Man”, Bay of Pigs and missile crisis

Main articles: Bay of Pigs Invasion and Cuban Missile Crisis

“Man truly achieves his full human condition when he produces without being compelled by the physical necessity of selling himself as a commodity.”

— Che Guevara, Man and Socialism in Cuba[131]

At this stage, Guevara acquired the additional position of Finance Minister, as well as President of the National Bank. These appointments, combined with his existing position as Minister of Industries, placed Guevara at the zenith of his power, as the “virtual czar” of the Cuban economy.[126] As a consequence of his position at the head of the central bank, it was now Guevara’s duty to sign the Cuban currency, which per custom would bear his signature. Instead of using his full name, he signed the bills solely “Che“.[132] It was through this symbolic act, which horrified many in the Cuban financial sector, that Guevara signaled his distaste for money and the class distinctions it brought about.[132] Guevara’s long time friend Ricardo Rojo later remarked that “the day he signed Che on the bills, (he) literally knocked the props from under the widespread belief that money was sacred.”[133]

In an effort to eliminate social inequalities, Guevara and Cuba’s new leadership had moved to swiftly transform the political and economic base of the country through nationalizing factories, banks, and businesses, while attempting to ensure affordable housing, healthcare, and employment for all Cubans.[135] However, in order for a genuine transformation of consciousness to take root, Guevara believed that such structural changes would have to be accompanied by a conversion in people’s social relations and values. Believing that the attitudes in Cuba towards race, women, individualism, and manual labor were the product of the island’s outdated past, Guevara urged all individuals to view each other as equals and take on the values of what he termed “el Hombre Nuevo” (the New Man).[135] Guevara hoped his “new man” would ultimately be “selfless and cooperative, obedient and hard-working, gender-blind, incorruptible, non-materialistic, and anti-imperialist.”[135] To accomplish this, Guevara emphasized the tenets of Marxism-Leninism, and wanted to use the state to emphasize qualities such as egalitarianism and self-sacrifice, at the same time as “unity, equality, and freedom” became the new maxims.[135]Guevara’s first desired economic goal of the new man, which coincided with his aversion for wealth condensation and economic inequality, was to see a nation-wide elimination of material incentives in favor of moral ones. He negatively viewed capitalism as a “contest among wolves” where “one can only win at the cost of others” and thus desired to see the creation of a “new man and woman”.[136] Guevara continually stressed that a socialist economy in itself is not “worth the effort, sacrifice, and risks of war and destruction” if it ends up encouraging “greed and individual ambition at the expense of collective spirit“.[137] A primary goal of Guevara’s thus became to reform “individual consciousness” and values to produce better workers and citizens.[137] In his view, Cuba’s “new man” would be able to overcome the “egotism” and “selfishness” that he loathed and discerned was uniquely characteristic of individuals in capitalist societies.[137] To promote this concept of a “new man”, the government also created a series of party-dominated institutions and mechanisms on all levels of society, which included organizations such as labor groupsyouth leagueswomen’s groupscommunity centers, and houses of culture to promote state-sponsored art, music, and literature. In congruence with this, all educational, mass media, and artistic community based facilities were nationalized and utilized to instill the government’s official socialist ideology.[135] In describing this new method of “development”, Guevara stated:

“There is a great difference between free-enterprise development and revolutionary development. In one of them, wealth is concentrated in the hands of a fortunate few, the friends of the government, the best wheeler-dealers. In the other, wealth is the people’s patrimony.”[138]

A further integral part of fostering a sense of “unity between the individual and the mass”, Guevara believed, was volunteer work and will. To display this, Guevara “led by example”, working “endlessly at his ministry job, in construction, and even cutting sugar cane” on his day off.[139] He was known for working 36 hours at a stretch, calling meetings after midnight, and eating on the run.[137] Such behavior was emblematic of Guevara’s new program of moral incentives, where each worker was now required to meet a quota and produce a certain quantity of goods. As a replacement for the pay increases abolished by Guevara, workers who exceeded their quota now only received a certificate of commendation, while workers who failed to meet their quotas were given a pay cut.[137] Guevara unapologetically defended his personal philosophy towards motivation and work, stating:

“This is not a matter of how many pounds of meat one might be able to eat, or how many times a year someone can go to the beach, or how many ornaments from abroad one might be able to buy with his current salary. What really matters is that the individual feels more complete, with much more internal richness and much more responsibility.”[140]

Che went on to become an international sensation—a celebrity that was the greatest advocate of communism in the world during the 1960’s.  As a military mind and revolutionary who hated the capitalism of America, he intended to subvert America strategically in the manner that an aggressor might cease a city, by surrounding it until the pent-up occupants were so hungry that they’d do anything to eat.  Che Guevara surrounded the philosophy of global capitalism with communism until even the staunchest Republican was questioning their own moral ground—and were willing to accept some aspects of communism so not to be out-maneuvered politically by rivals who followed the example of Che Guevara.

Democrats were those rivals to the Republicans and they were firmly behind Che and the communist takeover of Cuba.  Even though it was Kennedy a Democrat who had to deal with Castro during the Cuban Missile Crisis, it was members of his own party that allowed the stalemate to occur in the first place.  To allow the Soviet Union to use a communist territory right off the coast of America to terrorize the mainland with nuclear threat was a strategy that was well in place for many years and was hardly a surprise to anyone on the inside who knew the real intentions of communists.

Communism found its way into both American political parties after the failure of the McCarthy hearings to stop the communist advancement as the public had accepted through their universities the continuous communist push by supportive faculty.  It was common back then to see campus protests in the 1950’s declaring “Better Red then Dead” which was a KGB designed public relations campaign designed to turn the youth of America against capitalism.  It was better to be alive under communism then dead under capitalism which was the message.  Communist revolutionaries that reached rock star status like Che Guevara backed up that implanted fear with action.

Many of the politicians today, including the guy who was so mad at being called a RINO by me had their personal political philosophies shaped during the volatile period just described.  Their opinions about the world were shaped under the threat of KGB marketing machines and the literal antagonism of Che Guevara.  To the exact extent, let us see the situation through the eyes of John F. Kennedy himself during the terrible Cuban Missile crises which was organized strategically by Guevara himself through the firsthand memory of the President’s very young mistress at the time.

In June 1962, Mimi Alford was a 19-year old freshman from Wheaton College who had an internship at the White House. Within four days of meeting her, JFK took her on a tour of the White House, maneuvered her into a bedroom, undressed her, and made love to her “as if it was the most natural thing in the world.”

Alford’s story matters because she spent time with JFK on perhaps the single most important day in his presidency. It came in late October 1962 after the affair had carried on for several months. The U.S. had discovered that the Soviet Union secretly installed nuclear missiles in Cuba to defend the revolutionary government of Fidel Castro. Most of JFK’s national security advisors — and all of the Joint Chiefs of Staff  — recommended JFK order the invasion of the island to destroy the missiles and overthrow the impudent Castro. JFK, a war hero, resisted. He accepted the lesser measure of a Naval blockade of the island while searching for a diplomatic solution.

Alford, back at school in Massachusetts, evoked the dread of those days when the world stood on the brink of nuclear war, an “atmosphere of deep concern in some quarters and outright hysteria in others. We were warned about a national shortage of bomb shelters. We were besieged with apocalyptic estimates of how many people would die in a nuclear exchange.” No doubt seeking diversion from the burdens of office, JFK invited her to Washington. (He’d sent Jackie Kennedy and his children out-of-town.)

When Alford arrived at the White House on Oct. 28, 1962, Dave Powers, JFK’s personal aide, told her that the president had just sent a message to Moscow asking, for the last time, that the missiles be removed. Many thought war would start within 48 hours.

“Normally, he would have put his presidential duties behind him, had a drink and done his best to lighten up the room,” Alford recalled. Instead, JFK paced, contemplating whether he would soon have to make a decision to send thousands, if not millions, of people to a violent death.  At one point, after leaving the room to take another urgent phone call, he came back shaking his head and said to Alford, “I’d rather my children be red than dead.” It wasn’t a political statement or an attempt at levity. These were the words of a father who adored his children and couldn’t bear them being hurt.  Thus, this is how both political parties in America accepted communism.

The truth is hard to admit.  Most people I know in politics support open socialism and they mistakenly call it capitalism.  Their minds are distorted with deal making and political slander—lost to any resemblance of morality because they have been taught incorrect ideals about virtually everything in their life.  Those ideals were shaped by the communists of the late 1950’s and 60’s under great duress and fear—under literal terrorism where global communists attacked the philosophy of capitalism with great hate, the way radical Muslims attack Christianity with ruthlessly determined swagger and a sense that their individual lives do not matter so long as the collective whole lives on.

About 30 minutes before Che Guevara was executed in 1967 at the tender young age of 39, Félix Rodríguez privately told a captured Guevara that he was going to be executed. Guevara then responded by asking Rodríguez if he was an American of Mexican or Puerto Rican origin, having noted that Rodríguez did not speak Bolivian Spanish. Rodríguez replied that he was originally from Cuba but that he had emigrated to the US and was currently a member of the CIA. Guevara’s only reply was a loud “ha!” and he refused to speak any more to Rodríguez, who left the hut.

A little later, a few minutes before Guevera was executed, he was asked by one of the Bolivian soldiers guarding him if he was thinking about his own immortality. “No,” he replied, “I’m thinking about the immortality of the revolution.”[206] A few minutes later, Sergeant Terán entered the hut and immediately ordered the other soldiers out. Alone with Terán, Che Guevara then stood up and spoke to his executioner which were his last words: “I know you’ve come to kill me. Shoot. Do it. Shoot me, you coward! You are only going to kill a man!”[207] As Guevara was speaking, Terán hesitated, then opened fire with his M1 Garand semi-automatic rifle, hitting him in the arms and legs. For a few seconds, Guevara writhed on the ground, apparently biting one of his wrists to avoid crying out. Terán then fired several times again, wounding him fatally in the chest. Che Guevara was pronounced dead at 1:10 pm local time according to Rodríguez.[207] In all, Guevara was shot nine times by Terán. That is how selfless, and fanatical communists have always been.  They will hide their beliefs until it serves their strategic objective, then they will stop at nothing to execute their goal—even if it means their death.

American politics was captured during this period of revolution and it continues to be shaped to this day by communism, falsely believed to have been defeated during the Cold War.  The current government shut-down is a long culmination of these events where years and years of abuse have finally collapsed on itself economically.  The nature of these politicians is now clear.  They are only functionaries under a system that is riddled with socialism by a communist push that has lasted for nearly 100 years in America, but climaxed right after the release of The Naked Communist.  The situation is so bad that the so-called bastion of the Republican Party, the current Speaker of the House and my direct congressman, John Boehner was caught trying to cut a deal with the Democrats Harry Reid and Barack Obama to exclude at least the political class from the socialism of Obamacare.  READ MORE AT THE LINK BELOW FOR DETAILS.

I sent that article to some of the people who fund  Boehner’s campaign in my area leaving them in a difficult position.  What they will do with that information is the result of years of communism—if they deny Boehner campaign funds they risk having a communist oriented Democrat representing them in congress.  If they try to crack down on Boehner without the collective support of other fundraisers, they may find themselves and their business scrutinized by the federal government unfavorably—so it is risky to do anything.  Of course Boehner knows all this.  His dilemma in trying to strike a deal with Reid was similar to the one that JFK was faced with while having sex with his 19-year-old mistress, it’s better red than dead.  Rather than fight Obamacare outright at first, until the Tea Party members of the Republican Party voiced their protests, Boehner wanted to at least work out an exemption for himself, his family and his members—as Speaker of the House.  He hoped to work out a concession.  John Boehner’s focus was not on the deceitful ways that Obamacare was passed, on the disguise of it as a tax to shove it through the Democratically controlled House and Senate, the Supreme Court Ruling allowing it to stand as a “tax” on the American public when it was really sold as another entitlement—on the origin of the deal to make all Americans customers to the insurance industry whether they wanted to or not compelling them under force to buy something—Boehner could only think about himself just like the terrible day in 1962 just before his assassination  in Texas where Kennedy confided to his lover—its better red than dead.

Obamacare is a communist dream and its start can be traced back to the intention of communists in 1958 to infiltrate both political parties in America.  There can be no question that they were successful based on the actions of the current House Speaker John Boehner who is a functioning communist believing with all his heart and soul that he’s a fiscal conservative.  When faced with the realization that it is better red then dead, even the hardest core conservative will choose to go red, so to protect their own lives from the threat of communism which they fear so intensely, they no longer even call it by its proper name.

Rich Hoffman

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