How Self-Proclaimed Pacifists Support Pro-War Marxists and Islamists

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But the film itself is just the beginning. “Cultures of Resistance” is a new activist brand that Lee and Gund are trying to launch. At Lee presents a compilation of her activist interests and resources for the film’s viewers to utilize in their own efforts. “Cultures of Resistance” consists of four different projects, each playing off the 1960s anti-war slogan “Make love, not war.”

“Make Films Not War” is the rebranding of the Lee and Gund foundation’s Conflict Zone Film Fund, a program which offers grants of $10,000 to radical filmmakers.

“Make Music Not War” is a new program in which music videos of leftist musicians are produced and information about Middle Eastern countries’ musical traditions are presented. (Caipirinha Productions, the forerunner to the Caipirinha Foundation, was Caipirinha Music during the late ‘90s.) Two of the featured musicians are Palestinian MC Shadia Mansour and Iraqi rapper Lowkey who toured with holocaust denier (and “Cultures of Resistance” ally) Norman Finkelstein on his last book tour. Lee recently indicated on her Facebook page that Finkelstein would be joining her on the flotilla at the end of June 2011 to again try to disrupt Israel’s navy blockade of Gaza.

“Make Food Not War” is an educational program promoting “food justice.” (The name is reminiscent of – and likely inspired by – the anti-war group Food Not Bombs which Lee and Gund have donated to through the Capiriniha Foundation.)

“Education Not War” is the program “Cultures of Resistance” utilizes to promote the work of Marxist historian Howard Zinn:

Cultures of Resistance is honored to highlight the educational efforts of Voices of a People’s History of the United States and the Zinn Education Project. These efforts are powerful tributes to Howard Zinn’s legacy and will help to spread the belief that–in the words of activist Marian Wright Edelman, a former student of Professor Zinn– democracy is not a spectator sport.

In 2009 the Caipriniha Foundation supported the Zinn Education Project with a $5,000 donation.

Lee and Gund’s patronage of those carrying on the troubling legacy of Zinn reveals a deeper root in their intellectual tradition. A People’s History of the United States of America is the forerunner of the style of Lee’s films. In a footnote-free text the book jumps throughout American history from 1492 to the present day, never focusing anywhere long enough to come to conclusions that might disrupt the author’s simple, proletariat vs bourgeoisie narrative. “Cultures of Resistance” is similarly superficial and more concerned with championing a political — and violent — ideology than documenting reality.

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  • Rifleman

    I've long noticed how the 'peace' people like to use military vocabulary, and those groovy peaceniks bill and hillary created a "war room" in the WH to wage political warfare against their enemies and cover for their corruption.

  • Steve Chavez

    Their hypocrisy is the reason I became an activist myself and now make it my mission to expose that hypocrisy, their tactics, and their leaders.

    In the 80', "peace and Human Rights" groups were raising money to aid the Marxist FMLN rebels in El Salvador while at the same time they were screaming "No Contra Aid" and supporting Communist Daniel Ortega and the Sandinistas. University students were recruited to "help the people" on Nicaragua with Construction Brigades. Aid was raised mostly in churches which means Marxists/Communists were raising aid in the home of the Son of God to aid an ideology that says "There is no god!"

    The Communist Party USA's front group, the U.S. Peace Council, had affiliates in every state but they all were affiliates of the WORLD PEACE COUNCIL run by the Soviet KGB! If you google "Barack Obama Sundial 1983" it will reveal that he wrote an article on Soviet KGB/CPUSA front groups which he supported. So, he admitted he sought out "Marxist professors" and this article proves he also sought out the most radical students on campus! In Robert Spencer's book, Stealth Jihad, he quoted one of Obama's professors as saying "We sought out other Marxist-Leninists." (NOT SOCIALISTS, which is just a PC term really meaning Communists so stop saying his "Socialist ideas" like we're hurting someones feelings!")

    READ CAREFULLY! Those students and dupes of the 80's KGB/CPUSA are the leaders of today which includes Obama and Hillary and many more in their "Circle of Communists!" The main CPUSA "peace" front today is United for Peace and Justice, and just like the 80's Peace Council's, United hides the fact that they are led by members of the Communist Party USA and spawn groups like Code Pink and thousands others who aid every enemy of the United States including Hamas and Hezbollah, both terrorists groups who are surely use "peace" as a weapon!

  • jbtrevor

    Thanks for again pointing out how the ''peaceful'' left is anything but peaceful.

  • StephenD

    Do not call them violent or they will kill you!
    How much traction can these dopes continue to generate? They honor the likes of Howard Zinn, Che Guevara, and so many others that flat out lie about their real agenda. There isn't one of them that actually believe in the value of Humanity. They all think that humans are expendable. The END is the goal of having the few elites dictate to the balance. This is TOTALITARIANISM and but whatever MEANS they seek to get there. That includes the use of violence. Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!

  • Steve Chavez

    Have you ever tried to reason with one at a protest? I do this often and the leaders quickly rush away any of the sheep that I am talking to for fear they could be exposed to real peace people who do not know their leaders of the protest.

    I've been physically attacked, chased after with a hammer, cornered, screamed at, fingers galore, profanities, and all by "peace" people.

    So I made this up just for them: "If you can't even create peace with me, how do you expect to create peace among people who are shooting at each other?"

  • Fred Dawes

    listen to savage nation

  • Infidel 4 Ever

    Every see an "anti-war" march demonstrate AGAINST osama bin laden or al qada?


    Ever wonder WHY?

    I wish for the islamofascist regime of iran what it calls for the US and Israel.

  • jasonz

    im for peace, but not at the cost of my life and my culture. these so called promotors pf peace are wannabe dictators. therefore they know no other way except violence. its time we stop being nice to thoes who with to rule us as slaves. tolerance leads to weakness…weakness leads to death. its a simple truth. only the strong survive. nonviolence does not and will not work in situations. like this. when christians were fed to the lions they went willingly god didnt save them and neither did non violence. in the end all you gor were soem well fed lions.

  • Lollith66

    I notice this quote on the website you sited……..Islam Taught the World the Best of What the World Knows Today [Quote of the Day – 77]….What a fecking joke, are you kidding, what world do you live in….what drugs do you take?….Idiot!

  • Lillith66

    This is what they site Islam as being….really…..Joke???

    Peaceable! Positive! Simple! Sensible! Elegant! Civilized! Constructive! Hopeful! Contemporary! Pragmatic! Problem-Solving! Moderate! Modern! Balanced! Just! Fair! Compassionate! Truthful! Nice! Easy! Fun! Global! Divine! Authentic! Original! Free! (Dr. Pasha)