Nathan R. Jessup

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Jed Brandt: “Communism Is The Answer To Our Problems”

In America, communism, Corruption, freedom, living free, Obama, Socialism, Tea Party on March 4, 2010 at 7:02 pm

In this video Jed Brandt refers to Communism and Socialism as the answer to America’s problems.  Brandt, a self-proclaimed Communist, spends six minutes here defining his America and how to get there; what he says may horrify you.

Who is Jed Brandt?

(Source: Wikipedia)

Raised in West Virginia, Brandt relocated to Chicago. He was a founder of Youth Against Apathy, a high-school network with communists, anarchists and bohemian youth from across Northern Illinois.

At age 15, he was tried on felony charges of aggravated battery (on a police officer) after “unarresting” someone from a squad of riot police in front of Chicago’s main military recruiting station on the eve of a threatened US invasion of Nicaragua. Hospitalized in the arrest with multiple contusions. He was exonerated when the bite mark allegedly delivered by Brandt on the arresting officer’s hand did not match his slightly crooked teeth.[citation needed]

In 1996, Brandt, along with student leaders from across the city, formed the Student Liberation Action Movement. He was the editor of the radical CUNY-wide tabloid Spheric, and then the Hunter College Envoy, founded by the editor of the National Guardian, James Aronson. Both newspapers received awards from the Campus Alternative Journalism Project for reporting and graphic design.

Jed was also briefly a member of the Revolutionary Communist Youth Brigade, where he burned an American flag of the steps of the Art Institute of Chicago, an act he said was in solidarity with all humanity and for “a world without borders.”

Brandt was a staff illustrator for Vibe Magazine, and has done publication design and reporting for LeftTurn, Political Affairs, Monthly Review online, and numerous other publications. His first investigative article was written on the police torture case involving Chicago’s then-Commander of Detectives John Burge, for the now-defunct Revolutionary Worker newspaper.

Brandt studied philosophy and history at the City University of New York, Hunter College, with an emphasis on legal and social systems theory. He is currently in Kathmandu, Nepal, reporting on the Himalayan revolution.

Unfortunately, Jed Brandt, the Communist threat to America, and the Socialist agenda are all very real threats facing our precious nation.  Exposing a radicals like Brandt is the first step in preservation. Oh, one last thing: is it coincidence that his radical ideas came from Chicago?

UPDATE: Read my comments on Brandt’s website HERE.

UPDATE: The site is certainly Communist (I was censored):

onehundredflowers said

March 5, 2010 at 3:01 pm

[Moderator’s note]: Generally we do not debate with those who express pro-capitalist viewpoints. On the possibility there might be a fruitful exchange of ideas, we let this one proceed, but at this point it’s becoming a counter-productive diversion from the purpose of this website.

Any future comments that follow from Nathan R. Jessup’s comments will be put on moderation.

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Jed Brandt: "Communism Is The Answer To Our Problems"

In America, communism, Corruption, freedom, living free, Obama, Socialism, Tea Party on March 4, 2010 at 7:02 pm

In this video Jed Brandt refers to Communism and Socialism as the answer to America’s problems.  Brandt, a self-proclaimed Communist, spends six minutes here defining his America and how to get there; what he says may horrify you.

Who is Jed Brandt?

(Source: Wikipedia)

Raised in West Virginia, Brandt relocated to Chicago. He was a founder of Youth Against Apathy, a high-school network with communists, anarchists and bohemian youth from across Northern Illinois.

At age 15, he was tried on felony charges of aggravated battery (on a police officer) after “unarresting” someone from a squad of riot police in front of Chicago’s main military recruiting station on the eve of a threatened US invasion of Nicaragua. Hospitalized in the arrest with multiple contusions. He was exonerated when the bite mark allegedly delivered by Brandt on the arresting officer’s hand did not match his slightly crooked teeth.[citation needed]

In 1996, Brandt, along with student leaders from across the city, formed the Student Liberation Action Movement. He was the editor of the radical CUNY-wide tabloid Spheric, and then the Hunter College Envoy, founded by the editor of the National Guardian, James Aronson. Both newspapers received awards from the Campus Alternative Journalism Project for reporting and graphic design.

Jed was also briefly a member of the Revolutionary Communist Youth Brigade, where he burned an American flag of the steps of the Art Institute of Chicago, an act he said was in solidarity with all humanity and for “a world without borders.”

Brandt was a staff illustrator for Vibe Magazine, and has done publication design and reporting for LeftTurn, Political Affairs, Monthly Review online, and numerous other publications. His first investigative article was written on the police torture case involving Chicago’s then-Commander of Detectives John Burge, for the now-defunct Revolutionary Worker newspaper.

Brandt studied philosophy and history at the City University of New York, Hunter College, with an emphasis on legal and social systems theory. He is currently in Kathmandu, Nepal, reporting on the Himalayan revolution.

Unfortunately, Jed Brandt, the Communist threat to America, and the Socialist agenda are all very real threats facing our precious nation.  Exposing a radicals like Brandt is the first step in preservation. Oh, one last thing: is it coincidence that his radical ideas came from Chicago?

UPDATE: Read my comments on Brandt’s website HERE.

UPDATE: The site is certainly Communist (I was censored):

onehundredflowers said

March 5, 2010 at 3:01 pm

[Moderator’s note]: Generally we do not debate with those who express pro-capitalist viewpoints. On the possibility there might be a fruitful exchange of ideas, we let this one proceed, but at this point it’s becoming a counter-productive diversion from the purpose of this website.

Any future comments that follow from Nathan R. Jessup’s comments will be put on moderation.

No, I'm talking about REAL Hope

In freedom, living free on December 4, 2009 at 1:39 am

It’s 11:45 pm Thursday night and I am sitting in bed, MacBook on my lap, thinking about my life, and more specifically, where I fit in this world. As I stare at the blank screen I wonder about my ‘true calling’ and when we will meet. Do you know the feeling when you have a full tank of gas and yet, your engine won’t turn over? That’s where I find myself this evening. Earlier tonight, I caught just a bit of Glenn Beck’s “A Christmas Sweater” in which Glenn acts out all the characters in the story himself. The book/play is an interpretation of his life and his eventual road to redemption. One evening while in his thirties, Glenn found himself on the floor of his small apartment, in the fetal position ready to give up on it all. No money, no direction, and no belief in himself. This was the moment when everything would change. Glenn realized that nobody was coming through that door to pick him up, and it would be entirely up to himself to get up. From that moment on he made a decision to do whatever it took, regardless of self-doubt, hard times, or tough luck. Well, “life proved quite worth the effort” he would explain. Read the rest of this entry »

No, I'm talking about REAL Hope

In freedom, living free on December 4, 2009 at 1:39 am

It’s 11:45 pm Thursday night and I am sitting in bed, MacBook on my lap, thinking about my life, and more specifically, where I fit in this world. As I stare at the blank screen I wonder about my ‘true calling’ and when we will meet. Do you know the feeling when you have a full tank of gas and yet, your engine won’t turn over? That’s where I find myself this evening. Earlier tonight, I caught just a bit of Glenn Beck’s “A Christmas Sweater” in which Glenn acts out all the characters in the story himself. The book/play is an interpretation of his life and his eventual road to redemption. One evening while in his thirties, Glenn found himself on the floor of his small apartment, in the fetal position ready to give up on it all. No money, no direction, and no belief in himself. This was the moment when everything would change. Glenn realized that nobody was coming through that door to pick him up, and it would be entirely up to himself to get up. From that moment on he made a decision to do whatever it took, regardless of self-doubt, hard times, or tough luck. Well, “life proved quite worth the effort” he would explain. Read the rest of this entry »

No, I’m talking about REAL Hope

In freedom, living free on December 4, 2009 at 1:39 am

It’s 11:45 pm Thursday night and I am sitting in bed, MacBook on my lap, thinking about my life, and more specifically, where I fit in this world. As I stare at the blank screen I wonder about my ‘true calling’ and when we will meet. Do you know the feeling when you have a full tank of gas and yet, your engine won’t turn over? That’s where I find myself this evening. Earlier tonight, I caught just a bit of Glenn Beck’s “A Christmas Sweater” in which Glenn acts out all the characters in the story himself. The book/play is an interpretation of his life and his eventual road to redemption. One evening while in his thirties, Glenn found himself on the floor of his small apartment, in the fetal position ready to give up on it all. No money, no direction, and no belief in himself. This was the moment when everything would change. Glenn realized that nobody was coming through that door to pick him up, and it would be entirely up to himself to get up. From that moment on he made a decision to do whatever it took, regardless of self-doubt, hard times, or tough luck. Well, “life proved quite worth the effort” he would explain. Read the rest of this entry »