Hollywood Promotes Communist Terrorist Angela Davis


On the heels of “The Company You Keep”, a mildly fictionalized celebration of the Weather Underground terrorists, comes a much less nuanced glorification of Communist terrorist Angela Davis.

Free Angela & All Political Prisoners is a project of Will Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. Its producers include Will Smith and his producing partner James Lassiter, who has been there for most of Will Smith’s movies. Also there as Executive Producer is Jay-Z; currently touring Communist Cuba.

Jada Pinkett Smith claims to have been a fan of Angela Davis since she was 19 and has been doing the rounds of liberal outlets promoting it, while not mentioning who Davis really was.

“She became this figure that embodied justice and freedom, and that people all over the world that were fighting for justice and freedom, you know, used her as the symbol in which to forge ahead,” Jada Pinkett Smith told NPR.

The real history of Angela Davis however is a little light on the freedom and justice part. While the Soviet bloc did indeed use Angela Davis as a symbol of justice and freedom. That is not much of a tribute from a totalitarian system that was overthrown by its own people for its lack of freedom and justice.

In 1968, as Soviet tanks rolled into Czechoslovakia to crush the “Prague spring,” Davis joined the Communist Party, voicing her belief that “the only path of liberation for black people is that which leads toward complete and radical overthrow of the capitalist class.”

In September 1969 Davis was fired from UCLA when her membership in the Communist Party became known. This resulted in a celebrated First Amendment battle that made Davis a national figure and forced UCLA to rehire her.

In 1970 Davis was implicated by more than 20 witnesses in a plot to free her imprisoned lover, fellow Black Panther George Jackson, by hijacking a Marin County, California courtroom and taking hostage the judge, the prosecuting assistant district attorney, and two jurors. In an ensuing gun battle outside the court building, Judge Harold Haley’s head was blown off by a sawed-off shotgun owned by Ms. Davis. To avoid arrest for her alleged complicity in the plot, Ms. Davis fled California, using aliases and changing her appearance to avoid detection.

In 1979 Davis was awarded the Intenational Lenin Peace Prize (formerly named the International Stalin Peace Prize) by the East German police state. This honor was given by a Soviet government-appointed panel that sought to recognize individuals who had “strengthened peace among peoples” by advancing the agendas of the Kremlin and its totalitarian regime.

Davis ran for Vice President of the United States in 1980 and 1984, alongside Gus Hall, on the Communist Party ticket.

Davis remained an active member of the Communist Party until 1991, when she was expelled for opposing the coup against Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. She then formed the “Committees of Correspondence” to carry on the Communist mission with other Party members, including Bettina Aptheker (also a professor at UC Santa Cruz), Conn Hallinan (Provost at UC Santa Cruz), and Professor Harry Targ (Chair of the “Peace Studies” program at Purdue).

Not exactly freedom and justice.

When NPR asked Jada Pinkett Smith about Angela Davis’ history with murder, her response was predictably empty and glib.

NPR: Many people feel that she was, in part, complicit in some way in the death of another human being and have never forgiven her for that. And I’m just wondering how you feel she is viewed now, and how you feel about how she’s viewed, if you see my point.

Jada Pinkett Smith: I don’t think that we are supposed to live our lives to be liked by everyone, because I think that that is the very thing that paralyzes people not to stand up for what they believe and make change in the world. And sometimes, you know, when you take a very strong point of view in regards to something, it’s natural that there’s going to be a group of people that aren’t going to like you for it.

The C word is never mentioned. Communist.

“I look at this story as being one of the reasons and parts of the path of how we’ve gotten to have an African-American president,” Smith says.

But it’s not so much a question of having an African-American in the White House as the specific man who is in the White House. We could have had a patriotic African-American president, but we don’t. What we have is another lefty who is a product of the same hostile politics of Anti-Americanism exemplified by Davis and her proponents.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    The morphing couldn't be any clearer – Hollywood is inextricably tied to the Demsters. Those in charge, Obama & crew, are up to their necks in pushing the radical narrative. As such, this was written re Argo, even though Affleck gave some props to the CIA, a no-no in the extreme far left – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/10/14/hollywood-lib

    Most specifically, Redford's hit job on the Weathermen, is emblematic of the same theme. As such, was asked to review BRINGING DOWN America, by Larry Grathwohl – http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/04/bringing_d

    See the official site too, of the only civilian to infiltrate the Weathermen – http://bringingdownamerica.com/

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

    • EarlyBird

      What do you care about America besides it being a tool of Israeli foreign policy, you hag? Go away.

  • SoCalMike

    Will Smith, Jay Z, Bob Boy Redford, Will's wife and their ilk can rot in their own ignorance.
    This grade of culture rot will always be with and among us.
    Only informed vigilant people can reject and oppose such ignorant evil filth.

    The obligation to inform subsequent generations is incumbent upon all people of good will.

  • Mary Sue

    Heh, not surprised that Jada Pinkett Smith is either an ignorant air-head (or a stealth commie).

  • Cam

    JPS, the caviar Communist.
    You might have a look at today's NYTimes editorialist Maureen Dowd's adulating slop celebrating Mrs. Clinton's inevitable triumph at the polls in 2016 and grieving over the lady's fatigue and expense of energy to win a future race which might as well be just a loud elogious shout rising from the depths of the country strong enough to propel the former "Wellsley Hippie" (dixit Dowd) to the top, the election being a mere formality. Does Dowd even mention that city in Libya which Mrs. C declined to defend, or somehow overlooked in the Robert's cables? 4 Americans – 1 ambassador and 3 SEALS – are just ¨bumps in the road" that leads to Pennsylvannia Avenue? Where are you America?

  • hikerdude

    Maybe she can be Clinton's VP in 2016 . She will probably be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize next week.
    There are more Kommies in Hollywood than in Moscow.
    We have morphed into a Nation of insane idiotic wimps.

    • EarlyBird

      Hikerdude, you're the guy who still believes there is a 'North Vietnam." Because you're an ignoramus, the audience which Danny Greenfield relies upon.

  • tagalog

    Angela Davis, the scum of the earth. Enough said.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    BOYCOTT any project about her – and the people involved in front or behind the scenes.

    Hit them in their socialist pocketbooks.

  • valencia

    I will never forget the courage that Angela Davis displayed. She was bold and lived to tell about it. Who cares if some dumb Americans throw insults at Angela. She's an African American queen who does not need the approval of those who choose to keep us in bondage.

    The world is round and controlled by social media. People who we called communists before own land and businesses here in America. They have married Americans. No one cares about people who think they can insult someone by calling them "communists." People just don't care anymore. The bully tactic of name calling is out. People on Earth are in survival mode.

    • DDC

      Angela Davis and "courage" are somewhat contradictory. After 20 witnesses implicated her in the kidnapping and cold-blooded, hideously violent execution of a Marin County judge, Davis went into hiding. Guess she was afraid of being convicted and sentenced to prison. What a hero!! Nothing courageous there, mate, except to communists and murderers.

      Sure, people who are communists live here and own land and businesses. They probably obtained them the same way communists everywhere amass wealth: stolen from capitalists through government action of one kind or another. Every time you cash a welfare check you participate in the redistribution of other people's hard-earned wealth. Americans do care. Only comms pretending to be liberal Democrats have convinced themselves that communism is innocent of its horrendous crimes against humanity committed in the last century and continuing.

  • Anonymous

    I am curious whether or not the majority of commenters on this post are white, male, and over the age of sixty. This strange McCarthian era "fear the Commie" discourse is very strange to me. So we have morphed into a nation of "insane[,] idiotic wimps" yes? It must be depressing to sit at home sipping on James Bond inspired cocktails, waiting for the Viagra to kick in so you can slowly beat off to Glenn Beck whilst reminiscing about the "good ol' days" when blacks were routinely lynched and terrorized, women were assumed generally inferior, the U.S. could destroy third world economies and people with patriotic impunity.

    Enjoy your high blood pressure boys. While this younger generation fights to correct decades of human rights atrocities that Angela Davis did and does continue to call attention to, you can all go futilely bemoan your lack of power and relevance in current conversations on embarrassingly ridiculous right-wing "news" websites.

    Hilarity ensues.

    • EarlyBird

      This white, Jewish supremacist hate site caters to the most base fears of the most reactionary right wingers in America. It's almost a parody of itself at times, especially when Danny Greenfield writes his garbage.

  • William Manser

    What an embarresment this article is. This is a woman that should be celebrated in every way. It is unbelievable that the Communist witch hunt continues long after the age of McCarthism. The article does not cover the facts as well as the author suggests. There is no journalist integrity here, just bigoted slander.

  • michele shields

    Dr. Angela Davis is a remarkable woman with vast achievements. Her life as an activist has freed millions of minds given hope to the oppressed.

  • EarlyBird

    Yep, it's always 1969 on Front Page Magazine, kids. "Communists!' "Angry black people!"