Massachusetts Rep. Ed Markey is running for the U.S. Senate.
He is one of the more than 60 U.S. Representatives and Senators profiled in my upcoming book “The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress.”
Markey’s rise to power goes back to 1962, when Socialist Party backed “Independent” peace candidate Harvard Prof. H. Stuart Hughes, Chair of the Committee for a SANE Nuclear Policy, stood for U.S. Senate against Ted Kennedy.
Jerome Grossman was Hughes’ Campaign Manager and his comrade Chester Hartman was the organizer of the massive signature drive required to place Hughes on the ballot.
According to Grossman:
Hughes needed 72,000 signatures, a purposely prohibitive number in that era of McCarthyism and nobody in fact had tried to reach it since the law had first been passed.
In this talented field, Hughes polled 50,013 votes, 2.3% of the votes cast. However, we collected a startling 149,000 signatures in ten weeks for a “peace candidate.” The Cuban Missile Crisis arrived in October just before the election. With the integrity that was his hallmark, Hughes went against the popular hysteria: he accused President Kennedy of acting over hastily in imposing the blockade of Cuba, of bypassing the United Nations, and unnecessarily stirring up an atmosphere of national emergency. His position cost Hughes thousands of votes.
In the process we built a town-by-town organization all over the state, a structure that remains in place today. A clear result has been the election over recent decades of so many progressive voices to the state’s first-rate Congressional delegation, including Michael Harrington, Father Robert Drinan, Gerry Studds, Jim McGovern, Barney Frank, Ed Markey, John Tierney, Michael Capuano and John Kerry.
Grossman’s movement turned Massachusetts into the deep blue state it is today.
Jerome Grossman was also the Chair of Council for a Livable World, a “Peace” Political Action Committee founded in 1962 by former Manhattan Project scientist and reported Soviet spy, Leo Szilard.
Council for a Livable World and the communist/socialist controlled SANE “peace” movement (now known as Peace Action) have backed Ed Markey every step of his long career.
Markey has repaid their financial, moral and logistic support by being the most anti-nuclear defense member of the House of Representatives for well over thirty years.
As the face of the communist inspired “nuclear freeze” movement of the 1980s, Ed Markey was a major thorn in the side of President Reagan as he sought to build up America’s defenses against the Soviet threat.
“What the freeze movement did in the United States, like the Greens in Europe, was to bring nuclear strategy out of the elite foreign policy salons and move it to the grass roots,” said Representative Edward J. Markey, a leader of the freeze campaign. “Public education led to public activism, and public activism has seriously constrained decision-makers’ options over the last six or seven years.”
Despite being completely on the wrong side of history, Markey sought to revive his defeatist movement again in 2002, then again with his House bill 7394, titled the “Smarter Approaches to Nuclear Expenditures (SANE) Act of 2012.”
Markey’s latest bill called for a dramatic reduction in the number of delivery vehicles for nuclear weapons, for the termination of the B61 and W78 Life Extension Programs and the termination of the Uranium Processing Facility at Oak Ridge as well as the CMRR-NF in Los Alamos and the MOX plant at Savannah River.
“The SANE Act cuts $100 billion in spending on outdated, wasteful nuclear weapons and related programs over the next ten years. Let’s cut new nuclear weapons and not programs for the poor, the elderly, the sick and the children of our country.”
“I urge my Colleagues to cosponsor the SANE Act,” said Markey.
So impressed were the radical Council for a Livable World and the communist/socialist led Peace Action with Markey’s anti-defense legislative efforts, that both organizations have backed Markey in his Senate race.
America’s largest Marxist organization Democratic Socialists of America is also backing Markey, both as an organization and through their front group Progressive Democrats of America.
In May 2013, former Boston Democratic Socialists of America Treasurer Tom Canel invited DSAers to volunteer for day or evening phone banking to AFL-CIO members for the Ed Markey campaign at the Harvard Clerical and Technical Workers Union.
Here is Ed Markey getting cozy with DSAer and Progressive Democrats of America national Director Tim Carpenter.
To read Ed Markey’s hidden history you need the get your copy of “The Enemies Within.”
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