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Breitbart: ‘Hardcore Communist Bass’ Tops Biden’s VP Shortlist


Breitbart News has written a lengthy profile of Rep. Karen Bass, who reportedly is now a top contender for the Democrat VP choice.

Former Sen. Chris Dodd, who serves on Joe Biden’s vice presidential search committee, reportedly has urged the hapless candidate to choose Bass because “she’s a loyal No. 2. And that’s what Biden really wants.”

She’s also a loyal radical leftist. As Breitbart notes, “a deep dive into Bass’s background reveals that her influences were not just socialist, but hardcore communist.” For example, in a statement following Fidel Castro’s death in 2016, Bass referred to him as “Comandante en Jefe” and described his death as “a great loss to the people of Cuba.” “[T]hese comments are merely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Bass’s long and troubling association with communism and the communist regime in Cuba,” writes Breitbart.

“These are not accidental or incidental connections whatsoever,” Freedom Center founder David Horowitz was quoted in the article. To get the complete picture of Bass, check out her profile at Discover the Networks.


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Bass’s Ties to Communist Cuba & the Venceremos Brigade

In 1973, Bass began a long-term involvement with the Venceremos Brigade (VB), a Cuban Communist front group founded in 1969 by Fidel Castro and the radical members of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), and administered by the Cuban intelligence service, the General Directorate for Intelligence (DGI). Portraying itself as a well-intentioned group of volunteers dedicated only to helping poor Cubans harvest sugar cane, VB’s real purpose was, as bestselling authors and political commentators David Horowitz and Peter Collier explained in their 2005 book Destructive Generation: “to meet Cuban and Vietnamese officials in Havana to map out strategies for the war in America, the ‘other war,’ which would ultimately defeat the United States in a way that the battlefield situation in Vietnam never could have.” Said Horowitz in a later interview with Breitbart.com: “The big propaganda was that the [American] imperialists had made Cuba a one-crop country, which was sugar cane. And under Castro the production of sugar cane went down dramatically. And so they called on American volunteers to help them harvest sugar cane. But they also trained them politically.” That training included, among other things, instruction in the use of arms, explosives, and guerrilla warfare techniques.

During a 1972 House Subcommittee hearing, an undercover American police deputy who had applied to join the VB testified about the vetting process through which he had been put. “To be a member of the brigade, you had to be confirmed as a Marxist‐Leninist,” he said, adding that admittance to the VB required applicants to fill out detailed paperwork, undergo interviews regarding their political beliefs, and attend twice‐a‐week indoctrination sessions for three‐and‐a‐half months.

A  1976 FBI report stated that the long-term objective of the Cuban intelligence officials who ran the Venceremos Brigade was: “the recruitment of individuals who are politically oriented and who someday may obtain a position, elective or appointive, somewhere in the U.S. Government, which would provide the Cuban Government with access to political, economic and military intelligence.”

During the Seventies, Bass personally made eight trips to Cuba as a “brigandista.”

To learn more about Bass, click here for her profile.

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