Another Radical Obama Nominee

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President Obama has nominated a former union organizer with a disturbingly radical background to a vitally important federal office that could manipulate unemployment figures for the Obama administration’s benefit.

The nominee in question is central banker Erica L. Groshen, an economist.

Groshen is a long-time registered Democrat whom President Obama wants to serve as Commissioner of Labor Statistics. Although Groshen says she has “a very non-political, non-partisan background,” her resume reads like that of a leftist community organizer.

She even sent her children to a cultish Communist summer camp called Camp Kinderland. The Stalinist camp was created in 1923 as “an affiliated institution of the Communist Party’s fraternal Jewish society, The International Worker’s Order, and was most probably owned by the Party itself,” according to former Marxist-turned-patriot Ron Radosh.

Radosh explained that campers are immersed in various indoctrination schemes aimed at making impressionable young people hate America.

For example, to build Marxist class consciousness campers are made to pick stones out of the road. During a UPS parcel strike campers and counselors condemned a temporary UPS employee as a scab and refused to accept delivery of packages from home.

Campers are also locked in their dorms and forced to go to group showers so they can experience the mortal terror that Holocaust victims went through. It’s not clear what exactly camp management is trying to accomplish with this activity, except perhaps to soften up campers psychologically in order to make them more susceptible to brainwashing.

Self-described “third generation Kinderland alum” Katie Halper directed a documentary film about Camp Kimberland. She acknowledges that the camp is “an egalitarian dictatorship.”

On an anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, campers assembled at a flagless flagpole to be subjected to a song about a young Japanese boy killed in one of the two atomic blasts that helped to end World War II. Camper Rachel Meeropol said it was “close to a religious experience” and that she experienced “that intoxicating combination of hope and doom.” Meeropol is a granddaughter of Communist traitors Julius and Ethel Rosenberg who were executed in 1953 for passing atomic secrets to the Soviet Union during wartime.

After Camp Kinderland was attacked by conservatives earlier this year when Groshen’s connection to it was revealed, Meeropol’s father Robert, the younger son of the Rosenbergs, rushed to the camp’s defense. Robert, who never seems to stop whining about an elusive creature he calls “McCarthy-era repression,” probably thought he was doing Groshen a favor by writing that he “felt so good about sending my kids to Camp Kinderland.” If, dare to dream, the media weren’t in the pocket of the Obama administration, this comment alone could have doomed the Groshen nomination.

Camp Kinderland’s advisory board is a who’s who of America-haters.

Camp alumna Rachel Meeropol is a member. Meeropol is a senior staff attorney at the Greenwich Village-based pro-Castro public interest law firm Center for Constitutional Rights where she has worked since 2002. She defends Muslims who complain about racial profiling and does her best to keep America safe for animal rights terrorists.

Historian and Communist Party USA member Howard Zinn, who died in 2010, was an advisory board member.

A current member is Chesa Boudin, son of Weather Underground terrorists Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert who were convicted of murdering two police officers and a Brinks security guard. He was adopted by Weather Underground ringleaders and Obama pals Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn when his parents went to prison. Chesa is a writer who champions Venezuela’s Marxist strongman Hugo Chavez.

Many unsavory radicals are honored at the camp. There is a theater building, “the Paul Robeson playhouse,” that is named after the radical actor-singer and winner of the International Stalin Prize. (Robeson was a frequent guest at the camp.) Bunks are named after labor leader (and convicted murderer) Joe Hill and Stalin-loving poet Pablo Neruda.

Kinderland campers are apparently not told about the camp’s subversive history.

Surrounded by Soviet hammer-and-sickle flags, poet and KGB agent Itzik Feffer spoke at Camp Kinderland in 1943, begging for money for Stalin’s Red Army. (Feffer’s loyalty to Stalin didn’t save him from a Lubyanka prison firing squad in 1952.) The Soviet national anthem was regularly sung at the camp. “Stalin’s songbird,” Pete Seeger, the iconic folk singer, was known to bring his Bolshevik banjo to the camp. Now 93, Seeger remains active in radical politics, especially environmentalism.

Kinderland was investigated by Congress in the 1950s for subversive activities. Camp attendee Stanley Wechkin testified that although he hadn’t been a Communist while at Kinderland, his experience there eventually led him to “become a Communist in succeeding years.”

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  • popseal

    There is nothing in 'Bam's life, appointments, policies, or associations that tell us he is anything other than a semi-closeted Communist. Given the appalling naivete', greed, and bent toward revisionist history of his government dependent support base, I can only grieve for America now and fear for her future if he wins in November.

    • SKIP

      I hate it but I guarantee the Obamuslim will win re-election on the basis of a captive 100+ million captive, gub mint dependent parasitic voters. His secod term will NOT end nor begin well for America nor many of the musim and socialist facilitators which is WHY he and Hillary and the UN are trying to desperately to get rid of our 2nd amendment. Remember, the 2nd is WHY we still have the others.

    • Indioviejo

      I grieved at conception in 2008. The information was out there and McCain failed to use it. He bears responsibility for our decline as a nation. Now the question is, how can we elect Romney?

      • pmiministries


  • Larry

    That would be the Meeropols who still insist the Rosenbergs were innocent even though contemporary Soviet documents prove their guilt? Funny that they would be supporting a communist youth camp.

  • Schlomotion

    Mr. Vadum makes the very good point that central bankers and economists are not to be trusted. Previously he had alerted us to the widespread problem of radical judges, who calling themselves conservative, prefer their outdated Constitution to the facts on the ground: Mexicans and Muslims, and refuse to take the necessary precautions to secure our future.

    Second only to that great threat is the threat of women who send their children to Jewish summer camps that do community service! Ronald Radosh knows this problem intimately well and can provide us blueprints of the facility and debunk the horribly violent and warlike lyrics of Pete Seeger who drove children into bloodthirsty Marxist frenzies with his merry tunes about freeee soda pop and freeee soda crackers.

    Mr. Vadum also exposes the horror of group showering as a dehumanization tool which is common to all soci.alist indoctrination camps such as Summer Camp, Prison, and The Army. Mr. Vadum explains how this leads to supporting the Rosenbergs, but he doesn't go far enough. He doesn't link this to how it leads to supporting the Pollards.

    I agree with Mr. Vadum's stylistic tactic of totally losing track of the subject of discussion and ultimately personifying Erica Groshen as Camp Kinderland. It eliminates the need to deal with actual people and issues and allows the author to slay the dragon of 1950's Communism without the problematic interference of context or decade.

    • Roger

      The constitution isn't outdated. We ought to try it again, the country was better when it was used.
      Ignoring the threat of open borders in the face of hostilities is just what you want, how muslim friendly can you be?

    • reader

      Tro is at it again – sticking to Obama talking points. The memo in the wake of the RNC convention is to conflate conservatism to the 50's, 1812, era of black and white TV and so on. If anybody here hasn't figured out that this clown is an Obama voter, it's just because they don't pay attention to its posts, which I don't blame them for.

    • Matthew Vadum

      The leaders of Camp Kinderland explicitly stated that campers were locked in their bunks and marched to group showers so they could feel what it was like to be in a German death camp.

      • Schlomotion

        It is no surprise to me that a Kibbutz had elements of thanatourism. It is part and parcel to the Holocaust Industry. A lot of people indulge that part of their psyche:

        Let's also not forget Masada tourism which, as advertised in the words of the Israeli Tourism Ministry, offers "a saga of courage, heroism, and martyrdom."

        • Drakken

          So now you fully admit to being an open communist? Good let the games begin.

    • poppakap

      Still unemployed huh slomo? The problem is your writing. I recommend something egalitarian. I got it: Camp counselor at Kamp Kinderland (granted, that's only 2 K 's, but you've proven yourself plenty capable of supplying the 3rd). At least it will pay more than the pocket change you get for posting here, and having a real job will do wonders for your self-loathing and circumcision-envy. Win-win for slomo!



      Happy Eternal Nakba!

    • Ted G

      As a commentary on the article itself shlo its relatively worthless. But you obviously saw some value in using it as a vehicle to trot out some equally worthless observations about the content.

      I do however like the part about how you "…agree with Mr. Vadum's stylistic tactic of totally losing track of the subject of discussion…" of course you do, you do it all the time on these boards.

  • SIlver Dummy

    Kamp Kinderland? No doubt an American Breivik will do his good deed of the day.

    I call these light skinned wide eyed Jews with Germanesque names " ash can nazis "; they are no better.

    • rockman

      There is something seriously wrong with you, Dummy. Suggesting that it would be a good idea to commit mass murder even at a far leftist camp is nuts. Your stupid name calling of Ashkenazi Jewry shows that you are an ignorant anti-semite and a fool. Take a hike son, take a hike.

    • poppakap

      Silver Dummy is a Silver Anti-Semite. The only real question is whether he is neo-nazi or Muslim. But then again, what the hell's the practical difference? Skin color?

  • clarespark

    The great novelist John Dos Passosm, an admirer of George Orwell's 1984, was marginalized because he emphasized the penetration of communist ideas into the mainstream of American life during the last half of his career and was nailed for it by supporters of Ernest Hemingway and the whole Stalinoid literary establishment. I have been writing about that constantly, but try this one:…. "Communist Ideas Go Mainstream."

  • BS77

    Any parent who would send their young and impressionable children to this sort of Communist training camp should be prosecuted for child abuse. These wacko leftists are nuts…totally nuts. But you know what …..those who are truly brainwashed, never know it.

  • lizaz

    Well, we'll get rid of her in NOVEMBER also!!! Just two months left!!

    • Raymond in DC

      Even if Romney is successful, he won't have the opportunity to dismiss her until January.

  • Ghostwriter

    I'm glad I never went to Camp Kinderland. It sounds like a terrifying place. Not exactly the type of summer camp where you roast marshmallows over an open fire,isn't it?

    • BS77

      Didn't Jim Jones open a day care center and kiddie camp in Guyana, South America? That's where the expression, "drinking the Kool Aid" (submitting to indoctrination…and ultimately, committing suicide) came from. Yeah, that's it, the Jonestown Kinderland Kool Aid Camp and Work Farm….a Communist Community that Cares.

    • mlcblog

      Trouble is the children are too innocent to be terrified. They trust the camp counselors. That's how it works.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Looking at all of Obama's appointments there is no evidence of trying to bring America
    together, rather it is and attempt to bring America into a Politboro organization………William

  • Jcb

    this is not much different than the indoctrination most of our universities perform on our kids.

    • stevefraser

      Or what is happening in our high schools.

  • stevefraser

    So why is frontpagemag the only place i can read about this…note the party of stupid, the GOP, is silent on this, just as it never called the legalization of a million Mexicans "an attack on America's youth"….The GOP must have a death wish.

    • aspacia

      PJTV is also a source

  • Spider

    Kinderland doesn't sound much different than the modern day American University. I heard of a story that one University did on orientation day. Instructors lined up all the white students and told them what privileged scum they were and that their attitudes and behavior must change. They were informed they must now accept their new Dihimini status to the superior minority students. I am sure many such stories abound.

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  • Fran

    Our mainstream media has no shame. They have been well indoctrinated! They are enablers of false teaching – and harbingers of truth. They despise the truth – it gets in their way!