Saturday, August 30, 2008

Another Commie Beneficiary of Annenberg Foundation

My, my.

Blithe notes that the Annenberg Foundation awarded $175K to a fellow who commented on this post from a Lefty Chicago online publication.

The commenter is Mike Klonsky.

He is Mike Klonsky, who is named as a major Chicago Annenberg Challenge beneficiary, he and William Ayers picking up a bundle — $175,000 –– for “small school workshops.”

Blithe did a little digging and found a blog-entry from a fellow named Diamond, who observes:

[Klonsky is] one of the most destructive hardline maoists in the SDS in the late 60’s who emerged from SDS to form a pro-Chinese sect called the October League that later became the Beijing-recognized Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist).

As chairman of the party, Klonsky travelled to Beijing itself in 1977 and, literally, toasted the Chinese stalinist leadership who, in turn, “hailed the formation of the CP(ML) as ‘reflecting the aspirations of the proletariat and working people,’ effectively recognizing the group as the all-but-official US Maoist party.” (Elbaum, Revolution in the Air, 228).

Observes Blithe:

Klonsky was a “red-diaper baby,” son of a Communist Party USA founder, writes Elbaum (p. 102). He’s a type, in other words, one who ate and drank Marxism but in later years, being no dummy, saw that there was no future in communism, so turned to radicalism — as in public school systems, the bigger the better. In Chicago, if not sooner, he found Ayers, who found Obama, who at best has been a useful idiot.

One wonders if the deceased Mr. Annenberg had ANY IDEA what his money was used for...

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