Origins of the ACLU
Fascist - Communist Roots of The ACLU
The term "Civil Liberties", when used in conjunction with the American Civil Liberties Union is one the greatest ironies , or oxymoron's perpetrated on the American Public. George Orwell [1984-Animal Farm] described this form of tactical mental deceit as 'doublethink' and 'newspeak' which more recent writers have adapted to doublespeak. Some would argue in defense of the ACLU, that Communist infiltration today in the 21st Century is irrelevant.
Communism is not much different from that very similar flavor of Kool aid - National Socialism or even National Socialism / Communism light aka 'Democratic Socialism'. They all seek absolute power, government control of all facets of your life concentrated within the hands of a small elite class.
The ACLU is an evil avatar of creative Totalitarianism that salaciously seeks to destroy the greatest society in the known History of Humanity.
Referring to the ACLU as a defender of American Civil Liberties is a leviathan perversion of the truth. The ACLU throughout it's long History in actuality has tediously worked against the Civil Liberties of Americans.
Social Justice Warriors - Fascism, Socialism Communism, Liberalism
Prior to WWII , fascism was considered a progressive socialist movement with many liberal and left-wing adherents in The U.S. and Europe.
'We are socialists, we are enemies of today's capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are determined to destroy this system under all conditions.' - Adolf Hitler
'Hitler would be a card-carrying ACLU member. So would Stalin. Castro probably is. And so would Mao Zedong.' - Bill Oreilly Fox News Host.
Socialism, National Socialism, Communism are all various forms of an un-natural social movement that permeated the 20th Century and is still festering in the 21st - Liberalism is its current accolade.
The ACLU - Populated with useful idiots and Ne-er do wells. Empowered by simpletons lacking the foresight to comprehend the consequences of their own actions.
Soviet style Communism and National Socialism more closely resembled Religions rather than political ideologies , American Communism under its various guises follows suit.
American exceptionalism and prosperity stands in the path of their self appointed Messianic mission, which is a fairy tale that envisions an anarchistic end to Government and a Utopian self governing society. This Utopian self governing society fails to account for Human Nature, the greatest fallacy of Totalitarianism can be somewhat summed up by a statement from American entertainer ne'er do-gooder Whoopi Goldberg.
'... this is what happens with communism. Its a great concept. On paper it makes perfect sense. But once you put a human being in power, it shifts. We saw it in Russia, we have seen it all around the world. Its nuts. But, I keep my fingers crossed.'
To succeed Socio-Fascism aka Communism, Socialism, 'Progressive' Liberalism must first destroy the foundations of Western Civilization - Morality and Prosperity. The Prosperity that was once the hallmark of the American Middle Class has been steadily waning for several decades - a disgruntled and impoverished proletariat are more susceptible to the suggestions of Revolution. Poverty makes a civilization ripe for anarchy . The ACLU is the primary legal mechanisms that seeks to bring about this 'New World Order'.
ACLU Founding Members
The American Civil Liberties Union was founded by self proclaimed social engineers, advocates of Hitlerian Eugenics, Stalinist Totalitarianism, Marxist principles all proven failures. The ACLU continues to this day hell bent on their Messianic mission of bringing about their much anticipated collapse of Western Society so we can all live happily after ever in the Utopian never never land - once tinkerbell sprinkles that fairy dust on our Castles.
The American Civil Liberties Union was officially Founded in 1920 by Roger Baldwin, Crystal Eastman, Walter Nelles, and Helen Keller.
'I am for Socialism, ... I seek the social ownership of property,... Communism is the goal.' - Roger Baldwin 
In his later years, as the failures of Communism became evident and undeniable, Baldwin publicly denounced Soviet Communism - but continued to espouse its goals, so basically his denunciation was meaningless. A cat who sits on a hot stove generally doesn't repeat that mistake so apparently the Cat is much wiser than Baldwin and his cohorts.
Earl Browder, leader of the American Communist Party stated that the ACLU served as a transmission belt for the Communist party. Baldwin concurred, stating ... 'I dont regret being a part of the communist tactic which increased the effectiveness of a good cause.'
Crystal Eastman - co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union. She co-edited the radical publication The Liberator, which became an organ publication of the Communist Party of America. It was later merged with another publication to form The Workers Monthly, and is currently known as Political Affairs Magazine.
Eastman was a rabid feminist and anti-war activist only when it suited leftist causes, a self admitted admirer of the Bolshevik revolution.
Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood was one of her close friends and associates. According to Eastman, We [feminists] must all be followers of Margaret Sanger.
Sanger was a passionate advocate of eugenics and an admirer of Nazi style Eugenics. Abortion was a primary means to this improvement of the Human stock as per Sanger who wrote - "'The most merciful thing that a [large] family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.'
I would ask Ms. Sanger if she believes Helen Kellers family, another useful idiot founder of the ACLU should have Killed Her.
Walter Nelles - Founding member ACLU, An American lawyer and professor. Nelles is best remembered as the co-founder and first chief legal counsel of the National Civil Liberties Bureau which later became the American Civil Liberties Union.
In this connection, Nelles achieved public notice for his legal work on behalf of pacifists charged with violating the Espionage Act during World War I and in other politically charged civil rights and constitutional law cases in later years.
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn - Founding member ACLU, chairwoman of the Communist Party of the United States . She made several visits to the Soviet Union and died while there on September 5, 1964, 74 years old. The Soviet government gave her a state funeral in Red Square with over 25,000 people attending.
Helen Keller - Founding member ACLU . A member of the Socialist Party who actively campaigned and wrote in support of socialist causes . Her political indoctrination to the left can best be described as that of a Useful Idiot -[A Quote frequently attributed to Lenin]-
Earl Browder - leader of the American Communist Party USA during the 1930s and first half of the 1940s. Browder served time in federal prison as a draft dodger . Upon his release he became an active member of the American Communist movement, soon working as an organizer on behalf of the Communist International and its Red International of Labor Unions in China and the Pacific region. Browder was succeeded in his Communist Party position by William Foster
William Foster - ACLU activist, board member and Secretary General of American Communist Party
Cloward Piven Strategy - Rather than placating the poor with government hand-outs, wrote Cloward and Piven, activists should endeavor to sabotage and destroy the welfare system. They pointed out that the number of Americans subsisting on social services probably represented less than half the number who were actually eligible for full benefits. They proposed a 'massive drive to recruit the poor onto the welfare rolls.' Cloward and Piven presented calculations that persuading even a fraction of potential welfare recipients to demand what they viewed as entitlements would bankrupt the system.
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