Former state senator issues urgent alert about China’s influence over California lawmakers

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CALIFORNIA- A month or two back, Law Enforcement Today reported on the influence the Communist Party has with Democrats in the state of Connecticut. Now, a former California state senator says that the Chinese Communist Party has considerable influence in the state of California as well.

Joel Anderson, a current San Diego County Supervisor and former state senator and assemblyman says China banned him from entering that country after he recognized the anniversary of Falun Gong, which is a religious or spiritual practice involving meditative exercises and moral teachings which originated in China in 1992, the Epoch Times reports.

There is a bit of a backstory here so bear with us.

“I got a six-page letter from the Chinese government saying that I was now considered a terrorist, and if I go to China that I will be arrested and sentenced,” Anderson said during an interview with Epoch TV’s “California Insider” show.

He said after receiving that letter, he started to look into China’s persecution of Falun Gong practitioners at the behest of a constituent, who asked Anderson to rescue her mother, a U.S. citizen who was imprisoned in China for her beliefs.

Anderson was mortified when he found that the Chinese Communist Party was actively harvesting organs of Falun Gong practitioners.

“They were being harvested like cattle to sell their body parts to tourists who are on medical tourism,” Anderson said.

During his investigation, Anderson learned five nations had already ceased all medical tourism to the communist nation.

“Because you could literally order a kidney, a lung, any body part you wanted and you could show up and have surgery,” he said.

Conversely in the United States, the National Kidney Foundation says the average wait time for patients who require a kidney transplant in the US is between three to five years.

“It’s wrong. It violates every human right,” he said.

All of this led Anderson to offer a bill which expressed support for practitioners of Falun Gong in the United States and China.

Shortly after it was proposed in 2017, Anderson  said, the Chinese consulate in San Francisco wrote members of the California legislature in which they denounced the practice of Falun Gong, while claiming Anderson’s bill could “deeply damage the cooperative relations between the State of California and China, and seriously hurt the feeling of Chinese people and the vast Chinese community in California.”

Once lawmakers received that letter, a number of them withdrew support of the resolution, including some who actually co-authored the bill.

In the end, then-Senate Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, now a Los Angeles city councilman, deep-sixed the bill without as much as a vote or discussion.

Anderson also noted that similar bills had been proposed three times in Congress, with some California lawmakers supporting it, however after receiving the letter from China withdrew support.

“It was shocking to me that the Chinese government had so much influence in our state,” he said.

Anderson warned that many local politicians and residents are unaware of the Chinese Communist’s influence in California, mainly because the CCP regime is focused on cities which have a greater impact in society related to the economy and politics, citing San Francisco as an example.

“The influence of the Chinese consulate in San Francisco is overwhelming and is well known,” Anderson said.

Anderson singled out former president Donald Trump for being the first chief executive to stand up to China and its power and influence throughout the world.

“Sadly, once he left office, the new administration has embraced this and allowed them greater latitude, and I have great fear,” he said.

Anderson said it was important for the American people to contact their legislators and demand they call on China to stop their genocide against faith practitioners.

“California is an incredible state with wonderful resources. If we want to be the leaders we say we are, then our actions have to reflect it,” he said. “All I’m asking is that they stand up and be consistent with their policies and hold China to the same standard that they hold Texas.”

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CONNECTICUT- For people who live in Connecticut, something hasn’t seemed right for quite some time.

However a recent video piece from the Epoch Times on their platform Epoch TV, How a Tiny Communist Party Took Over the Politics of a Whole American State, presents a disturbing, yet eye-opening account into just how corrupt the state is and how intertwined with the Communist Party the state’s elected hierarchy is.

The last several gubernatorial elections have been extremely odd, with last minute hijinks playing into the past two, where Democrats were somehow able to pull victory out of the jaws of defeat.

A lot of things, however, are starting to add up. After viewing Loudon’s video, we decided to dig a bit deeper.

And what of the current governor, Ned Lamont? He has been seen rubbing elbows with a number of the avowed communists we identify below. Another communist connection? Lamont’s great uncle, Corliss Lamont was, according to the Waterbury Republican-American editorial board an avowed Stalinist.

According to the paper, Corliss Lamont was the national chairman of The Friends of Soviet Russia, and former director of—gasp—the American Civil Liberties Union, long financed by communists and dedicated to advancing Marxism, while in the United States seeking to impose socialism and atheism on the American people.

Lamont also chaired the National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee for 30 years, fighting efforts to root out Soviet spies and sympathizers in the U.S. government and military.

When Lamont defeated then Sen. Joseph Lieberman for the Democratic nomination to run for Senate in 2006, he was supported by known race hustlers Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and were present at his victory party.

In June 2006, the Communist Party USA endorsed Lamont, noting that he “can make a positive contribution toward changing control and direction of Congress.” Lieberman would end up running as an independent and defeated Lamont and Republican candidate Alan Schlesinger.

In order to understand the depths of the tentacles of the Communist Party, a story from 2017 which didn’t get much attention was published in a blog called “Bomb Throwers” in 2017 by Trevor Loudon, the same person who presented the Epoch Times video.

Loudon is not a slouch, but an “author, filmmaker and public speaker from New Zealand who has researched extensively on the radical left, Marxist and terrorist movements and their covert influence on mainstream politics,” his bio reads.

In that piece, Loudon noted that a key staffer for Sen. Christopher Murphy (D-CT), a key possessor of Trump Derangement Syndrome who still insists there was “Russian collusion,” is a card-carrying member of the Communists Party USA (CPUSA).

The fact that Murphy served on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee makes that fact even more disturbing.

The staffer? Maxwell Goldman, who started out as a field organizer for Murphy’s campaign in April 2012, and continued being employed by Murphy at least through September 2016, working as a senior research assistant at Murphy’s Hartford, CT office.

Goldman briefly left to serve as field director for Friends of Elizabeth Esty until November 2016. Esty served Connecticut’s 5th District in Congress until 2018 when she left under a cloud of scandal regarding sexual harassment by an office staffer.

Who is Goldman? He earned a degree in philosophy from Tufts University in 2010, and was a leader of the Jumbo Janitor Alliance, a far-left group which had close ties to several Massachusetts state politicians.

After college, Goldman worked as a field organizer for former Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D), then became involved with the Connecticut SEIU, a heavily Communist Party USA-influenced labor union.

While being employed by Murphy in 2014, Goldman served as a Connecticut delegate to the Communist Party USA National Convention in Chicago.

Read that again…while serving on Murphy’s staff, Goldman was a delegate to the Communist Party USA’s national convention. While Murphy served on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Nothing to see here folks.

CPUSA has close ties to Communist parties in countries such as Russia, China, Cuba, Vietnam, Iraq, and Iran. These countries are not exactly on the list of those friendly to the United States.

One person whom Goldman served alongside includes a woman named Joelle Fishman, the daughter in law of a man named Victor Perlo, who was a Soviet spy ringleader during the era of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Fishman is the current chairman of the Connecticut Communist Party USA.

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Fishman has several other connections that deserve examination. She is a commissioner on the City of New Haven Peace commission and serves on the executive board of the Alliance of Retired Americans, another group with close ties to the Communist party.

Fishman has been closely tied to a number of Connecticut’s ruling elite, including both US Senators, as well as members of Congress and the governor’s office. She has also been linked closely to the Connecticut AFL-CIO.

Loudon called for an investigation into Goldman and Murphy at the time to see whether or not either had been compromised, and in being so may have jeopardized national security. It doesn’t appear that was ever done.

Murphy’s constant harping about Trump’s so-called Russia ties would be amusing if it wasn’t so hypocritical. And Murphy isn’t the only one of Connecticut’s delegation with some explaining to do.

In May of 2017, Connecticut’s resident Vietnam “hero”, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee was also engaged in a serious case of Trump Derangement Syndrome, as reported by Loudon on his website.

“The need for a special prosecutor is now crystal clear,” Da Nang Dick said. “President Trump has catastrophically compromised the FBI’s ongoing investigation of his own White House’s ties to Russia.”

Other members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation also weighed in, including Democrat Reps. Jim Himes, Joe Courtney, Elizabeth Esty, John Larson, and Rosa DeLauro, as well as Murphy. All expressed shock and concern about the possibility of Trump being involved with Russia and also Trump’s firing of then-FBI Director James Comey, a firing he would later be vindicated for.

The most ironic and frightening thing is that each and every one of the above have significant ties to the Connecticut Communist Party through one or more of its main front organizations: the Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans, the New Haven Peace Council, or the New Haven Peoples Center.

According to Loudon, the primary conduit for the Communist Party in Connecticut is through the New Haven Peace Council, which he says serves as the main US affiliate of the former Soviet Union’s international front council, the World Peace Council.

Lest you think some of the so-called “leaders” in Congress, such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are just dupes, a statement by the WPC over the current Cuba situation mirrors verbatim what Ocasio-Cortez said about the protests which have broken out in that Caribbean nation—that they are rooted in the blockade imposed by the US on Cuba.

The World Peace Council in 2017 (and likely still today) was run primarily by Greek and Cuban communists, however, still maintain close links to Putin’s Communist Party in the Russian Federation.

Two of the leading Communist party supporters in Connecticut were named Al Marder and Henry Lowendorf, who have both been active in the New Haven Peace Council and the World Peace Council.

In 2015, Marder traveled to Moscow, where he addressed a Communist Party rally in downtown Moscow and also managed to receive a hug from Putin ally Gennady Zyuganov.

In the case of Blumenthal, he has long ties to the Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans, including to a man named Kevin Lynch, a Communist Party supporter and New Haven Peace Council activist, and to Win Heimer, a member of the Communist Party.

Rep. Jim Himes give the impression that he’s a mainstream, non-radical member of Congress. However his background tells a different story.

In 1988, Himes submitted his thesis to Harvard University called: “The Sandinista Defense Committees and the Transformation of Political Culture in Nicaragua” in which he defended the Marxist Sandinistas, insisting that these groups “were legitimate vehicles of participatory democracy.”

A Harvard professor, Steven Levitsky called Himes’ conclusions “outside the mainstream” and noted that such sympathizers were limited to college campuses and the “left fringe of the Democratic party.” The thesis praised the “secret police units” of the pro-Soviet Sandinista regime.

How embedded with the Communist Party is Himes? From People’s World, the official newspaper of Marxists and the American left, founded by activists and communists in the early 1900s:

“There was much to celebrate at the 89th anniversary of the “Communist Party USA New Haven Connecticut Dec. 7, 2008. The party and its allies, unionists and friends joined together this year to work diligently to help elect our first African American president, Barack Obama. Folks pounded the pavement in Bridgeport, Conn., to defeat the last standing congressional Republican, Chris Shays. His replacement, newly elected Jim Himes, is vowing to take the people’s agenda forward.”

Himes, by the way is also a longtime friend of the Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans, including Communist Party supporters Kevin Lynch and Call Bunnell. He is Chairman of the National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee.

Back to Murphy, he was tied to an organization called “Connecticut Opposes the War” in the early 2000s, which was partially led by Lowendorf. He is also tied closely to the Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans, which includes Lowendorf, as well as Fishman and Heimer.

Joe Courtney, who represents Connecticut’s 2nd District, which includes both the US Submarine Base in Groton, as well as Electric Boat, which manufactures nuclear submarines, also is close to the Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans, and is linked to Communist Party members Heimer, Joelle Fishman and Edie Fishman. Courtney is a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee.

Connecticut’s 1st District Congressman, John B. Larson visited the Communist nation of Cuba in May 2015, and met with Cuba’s foreign minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla. Larson is also tied to the Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans, and to Communist Party supporter Lynch and Party member Heimer. Larson is Chairman of the House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee.

Perhaps the Connecticut legislator most closely tied to the Communist Party in the state is 3rd District Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Chair of the House Appropriations Committee.

In the 1980s, DeLauro led something called “Countdown ’87,” which was a push to defund the US war against the pro-Soviet Nicaraguan government, serving as Executive Director.

DeLauro headed up an event in August 2018 in celebration of Social Security’s 75th birthday, held at the Communist Party USA-run New Haven People’s Center by the Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans. Connecticut Communist Party Chair Joelle Fishman, a longtime friend of DeLauro’s, chaired the event.

In March 2012, a celebration was held to honor Connecticut Communist Party long-timer Al Marder’s 90th birthday celebration, held at the New Haven People’s Center. The host committee for that party included DeLauro, several Democratic state representatives, former New Haven mayor Toni Harp,  Communist Party members Joelle Fishman, Craig Gauthier, Jarvis Tyner and supporters Lowendorf and Rev. Scott Marks.

To add insult to injury, DeLauro actually congratulated Marder in the Congressional Record:

“Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure for me to rise today to join the many friends, family, and community leaders who have gathered to celebrate the outstanding contributions of Alfred L. Marder as he celebrates is 90th birthday. Al is one of our community’s most active advocates—dedicating much of his life to fighting for social justice and the improvement of the quality of life for all.”

One portion of DeLauro’s statement to Congress stood out:

“During the McCarthy era, AL was one of those singled out for proudly sharing his thoughts and ideas.” [emphasis added]

 This was of course where then Sen. Joseph McCarthy was investigating communism in the US government and other institutions.

The completely ironic part about all of this is each and every one of these people twice voted to impeach former President Donald Trump, first subsequent to the bogus Russia collusion hoax, and secondly for the so-called January 6 insurrection, which has been called “the biggest threat to our Democracy since the Civil War” by some Democrats.

Yet here we have our entire Congressional delegation in the state, including its newest member Johanna Hayes, tied to the Communist Party of Connecticut. These are national security risks which should be investigated, but we know they will not.

It should also be noted that all of these 0fficials have been repeatedly endorsed by the Working Families Party, an offshoot of the Communist Party USA. 

As Loudon notes, all of these representatives would have to submit to an FBI background check were they applying for low-level federal jobs; luckily for them no such requirement is necessary for members of the House or Senate.

Their close ties to the Communist Party in Connecticut should disturb every resident not only of Connecticut but throughout the rest of the US. What’s infuriating is the abject hypocrisy of these people. In classic Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals, Karl Marx style, these hypocrites accused President Trump of the very thing they were doing—colluding with Communists.

Many residents of Connecticut call their leaders “commies”—if only they knew how damn accurate they actually are.

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