Texas Honors Communists, Dumps Confederates

Sep 7, 2017 by

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.   –

According to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, a majority of Americans want to preserve Confederate monuments in public spaces, a view that is at odds with efforts of many local leaders to remove them.  Woefully uninformed local leaders are bowing to these self-styled moral superiors with university presidents, city councils, and boards of education dumping Confederate monuments and renaming public buildings, including schools, while keeping monuments that honor the radical left.

This blatant destruction of American history is addressed by prominent Harvard law professor and liberal author Alan Dershowitz:

…the movement sweeping the country to take down Confederate-era statues that some find offensive is             setting a dangerous precedent…many of these people are trying to tear down America…liberals should             avoid becoming Stalinist in trying to erase or revise history.

Once you start rewriting history of African Americans in this country, you have to start rewriting history of             discrimination against many, many other groups.

Perhaps the only way to stop statute topplers and name-changers from obliterating our nation’s history is to force them to destroy their own progressive heroes. Let’s begin with Communist/Marxist fellow-travelers, Cesar Chávez and Dr. Maya Angelou.

Cesar  Chávez


Cesar Chávez is touted as a civil rights leader for oppressed agricultural workers, organizing and leading them to achieve the American dream. However, it was his organizing efforts and leadership of the early farm workers’ movement that brought him celebrity status.   He was trained at the far left wing Saul Alinsky School of Revolution and then returned to California to found the National Farm Workers Association (N.F.W.A.)  labor union.

In 1966 Chávez organized a fake strike when workers preferred harvesting a large grape crop to striking.  Strike leaders brought in outside revolutionaries and declared the regular workers to be strike-breakers — scabs.   When workers left his union, Chávez used radical left wing students who were rioting on American college campuses about the Vietnam war.

Media hounds ignore that Chávez regarded illegal workers with disdain and sent union thugs to the U.S. border to bar illegal Mexican immigrants from crossing the border to take the jobs of legal resident union workers.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and editor, Miriam Pawel, writes that Chávez cared much more about stardom than helping workers and eventually seemed to cease caring about them at all.  By the end of the 1980s he spent most of his time making money, usually with openly commercial ventures.  He had set up a fund, to which workers contributed, to pay for health and pension plans for migrant workers.  Most of the money was never spent and Chávez used millions from the fund for his own businesses.

When Chávez combined revolutionary racism with labor agitation, he attracted Communist support.  For representation and counsel about strike issues, Chávez and his union chose a Communist sympathizer and Communist Party members.  A top aide was Luis Valdez of the Communist Progressive Labor Party, who had trained for activity in Communist Cuba.  Personal speech writer was Wendy Goepel, a delegate to the Communists’ Eighth World Youth Festival in Helsinki.   His secretary was Donna Sue Haber, a founder of the Communist W.E.B. DuBois Clubs.

Cesar Chávez Honored

Numerous streets, schools, parks, and libraries are named after Chávez.  His birthday, March 31, is a state holiday in California, Texas, and Colorado.  In 1994, President Bill Clinton posthumously awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  In 2003 the U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp in his honor.    In 2011 the U.S. Navy named a cargo ship in his honor and Barack Obama proclaimed March 31 as “Cesar  Chávez Day.”  Instead of celebrating Easter on its home page in 2013, Google honored the birthday of Chávez.  Military funeral honors were extended by the Navy in 2015, twenty-three years after his death.  The Cesar E. Chávez National Monument was established in 2012 and later added to the national park system.

Dr. Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Johnson, acted, wrote poetry, danced, and sang.  From hooker to presidential poet for Bill Clinton, Angelou played the role of a victim who rose above her humble beginnings to become an icon, cultivating a persona and manner to reflect superiority.  She insisted that she be addressed as “Dr. Angelou” though she did not attend college.  She was billed as a teacher at Wake Forest University, yet had no students.  Her office listed in the Wake Forest telephone directory was a storage closet in a remote campus building.

Eulogist Debbie Schlussman described Angelou as a rascist, U.S. hating, anti-Semitic, and over-rated writer.

Angelou’s hard left turn is evidenced in her embrace of Fidel Castro, Malcolm X, and Bill Clinton. She wrote, “Of course, Castro never had called himself white, so he was O.K. from the git. Anyhow, America hated Russians, and as black people often said, ‘Wasn’t no Communist country that put my grandpappa in slavery. Wasn’t no Communist lynched my poppa or raped my mamma.’”

Liberals praised her talents with typical ideological solidarity, calling her a literary giant though she was “an author more revered than read.”

Playing the race card as a downtrodden victim of racist America, Angelou created for herself a handsome income well into the six-figures.

Dr. Maya Angelou Honored

A public school in Dallas is named in her honor as are schools in New Jersey, Florida, Illinois, and Washington, D. C.  She received numerous honorary doctorates from universities, including the University of North Texas in 2004. The U. S. Postal Service issued a postage stamp in her honor in 2015 and Congress named a Winston-Salem post office after her.

Noises are being made to erect a statute of Angelou in Lee Park in pricey Turtle Creek where the Dallas City Council has voted to remove Confederate statutes.  Scott Carlson of Briggs Freeman Sotheby, worrying about how the statutes affect the price of Turtle Creek real estate, ventured that Dallas should keep the horse and remove the statue of Lee, while adding a statute of Dr. Maya Angelou.

Why are these radical leftists being given America’s highest honors? Traitors once were punished, not honored.  When our own leaders and government honor America-hating communists, we as a nation are in deep trouble.   Toppling Confederate statutes and flags is only the tip of the iceberg.

Follow Carole Haynes at www.drcarolehhaynes.com   twitter     chaynes777@gmail.com


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