The Democrat’s presumptive nominee Joe Biden will name his running mate as early as next week, and Congressional Black Caucus Chair Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) is reportedly a top contender for job.

The California Democrat has emerged as the favorite pick of former Sen. Chris Dodd, who serves on Biden’s vice presidential search committee. According a source who spoke with Politico, Dodd has urged Biden to choose Bass because “she’s a loyal No. 2. And that’s what Biden really wants.”

Her resume bears the hallmarks of a rising political star, starting with her first foray into elected office 16 years ago, when she won a seat in the California State Assembly and later became the first Black woman in the country to serve as the speaker of a state legislature when she assumed the Speakership in 2008. Prior to this, Bass worked as a physician assistant and a left-wing community activist who founded a non-profit in the 1990s called the Community Coalition. She made headlines after the 1992 L.A. riots for her fight to prevent liquor stores from being rebuilt in the neighborhoods destroyed by the uprising.

In 2010, Bass won her U.S. House seat, where her voting record has been typical of a progressive member of a Democratic Party increasingly embracing socialism.

However, a deep dive into Bass’s background reveals that her influences were not just socialist, but hardcore communist.


Bass discussed her earliest political influences growing up on the Westside of Los Angeles and attending Alexander Hamilton High School in a 2008 interview with progressive authors Darnell Hunt and Ana-Christina Ramon for their book Black Los Angeles: American Dreams and Racial Realities.

“Many of Karen Bass’s early influences, as she notes, were among the city’s most prominent white and Jewish leftists,” the authors write.

Bass told them:

It [the white Left] played a huge role for me. In Hamilton [High School] for example, a lot of the Jewish parents were activists and some of them were in the Communist Party. And so I grew up with a lot of red diaper babies. And there were some African American parents who were in the Communist Party. There were teachers who were in the Communist Party. So, white radicals were very influential. And at the same time you have the Panthers and the whole black movement.

“Red diaper babies” is a slang term used to describe children of members of the Communist Party USA during the Cold War.


Over the years, Bass has spoken frequently about her decades-long involvement with the Venceramos Brigade (VB), starting from the time she was 19-years-old in 1973. She would make at least eight trips to Cuba in the 1970s and more in the decades that followed.

Articles about her work with the Venceremos Brigade make it sound like the Cuban equivalent of Habitat for Humanity or any other praiseworthy volunteer organization providing humanitarian assistance in poor countries.

In fact, the Venceremos Brigade was a Cuban communist front group founded in 1969 by Fidel Castro and the radical members of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). The Brigade was run by the Cuban intelligence service, the General Directorate for Intelligence (DGI).

Horowitz and his fellow Ramparts editor, Peter Collier, explained the origins of the Venceremos Brigade in their 1989 book Destructive Generation:

In 1969, a group of radicals including SDS leader Bernadine Dohrn and Castro apologist Saul Landau traveled to Cuba to meet with the Vietnamese and launch the Venceremos Brigade. The ostensible reason for this effort was to provide help for the Cuban sugar harvest. The real reason was 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.


The public rationale for the Venceremos Brigade was to organize six-week work trips for American volunteers to assist Cubans in harvesting Castro’s sugar cane crop. “The first thing Castro did when he came to power was ruin Cuba’s economy,” Horowitz said.


The Venceremos Brigade was much more than just an intelligence gathering tool. Its ultimate value was in planting the seeds of a political influencing harvest that Castro’s regime would reap decades later. The Brigade was a mechanism to train future political operatives in the United States who would one day be in a position to assist the communist regime.

Indeed, the 1976 FBI report revealed that the ultimate objective of the Cuban intelligence officials in running the Venceremos Brigade “is 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.”


In 1978, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a class action lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and 12 undercover officers with the LAPD’s Public Disorder and Intelligence Division (PDID) for spying on left-wing organizations and activists. In the lead up to the 1983 trial, the ACLU released thousands of pages of police intelligence reports and depositions of the subpoenaed officers to cast the LAPD in a negative light.

In November 1983, Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates decided to turn the tables on the ACLU by releasing information about the left-wing plaintiffs the LAPD had been surveilling. Karen Bass was among the plaintiffs revealed in the police’s document dump.

A Los Angeles Times’ article from November 28, 1983, described the revelations about “plaintiff” Bass:

Plaintiff Karen Bass, according to a 1973 intelligence document provided to The Times, “traveled to Cuba with the 6th Contingent of the Venceremos Brigade. The brigade trains revolutionary-prone Americans in terrorist tactics and guerrilla warfare while claiming to harvest sugar cane.”

Bass, characterized as a brigade leader, “returned from Cuba to the USA bringing back propaganda literature,” the document noted without citing the source of this information.

A surprised Bass, now 30 and a physician’s assistant, said her eight trips to Cuba were educational and had nothing to do with terrorism.

“I’m angry and I’m shocked that they would use (this allegation) to try to attempt to smear me personally and the brigade,” Bass said in an interview. She described the Venceremos Brigade as “an educational project” that provided members with an opportunity to gain “closer knowledge of the Cuban people and Cuban society” by helping them with construction projects.

“No one ever came in contact with the Cuban military,” Bass insisted, “or received any type of military training.” She said she learned how to use a gun in the United States from “Los Angeles’ finest.” “The person who taught me how to shoot was Officer Jon Dial,” Bass said. “He encouraged many different folks who had leadership responsibilities in the LA progressive community to learn how to use weapons.” Dial, one of 12 former undercover officers being sued, infiltrated a host of left-wing organizations during the 1970s.

The LAPD eventually settled the lawsuit in 1984 and agreed to disband the unit and destroy many of its records.


Bass’s L.A. Venceremos Brigade was part of the 6th contingent (each expedition is numbered as a contingent. Currently, the Brigade is on its 50th contingent.) In a 2015 article in Dissent magazine, Michael Kazin described his experience as a member of the first contingent in 1969.

Kazin notes that the sugar cane harvest was never what this was all about: “[O]ur real reason for being there was to make a political point, as the almost daily coverage we received in Granma, the Communist Party organ, made clear.”


The Americans were serenaded with rock music every morning, and their hosts “treated us to a regimen far more luxurious than that endured by native macheteros. They broke up the workday by bringing us jars of frozen Bulgarian fruit yogurt at mid-morning and then served us a three-course meal at lunch.” In the evenings, the American radicals enjoyed “an excellent dinner (and all the cigars we could smoke),” and they were even joined by “Commandante en Jefe” himself who engaged in one of his infamous hours-long speeches at dinner, according to Kazin.



In her interview Sunday on MSNBC, Bass again affirmed her fondness for the Cuban people.

“I happen to believe that sometimes the best way to change a regime is through having relations versus not,” she said. “For a country that is 90 miles away, for a policy that we’ve had decades [and] hasn’t worked, I think opening up relationships is the best way to go.”

Whether normalizing relations with Cuba is “the best way to go” is debatable, but what is certain is that Castro’s regime has sought normalization for decades. His courtship of American leftists like Bass eventually paid off when they were in political positions to press for changes in U.S. policy towards the communist regime.

“What they want to do is prop up a communist dictatorship without demanding that they dismantle the dictatorship,” Horowitz said of Bass and the American left’s decades-long push to normalize relations with Castro’s Cuba. “There is a reason why we isolated Cuba. It’s a monster regime.”

A September 25, 2015, article in the official Cuban Communist Party newspaper Granma described a contingent of U.S. politicians, including Bass, meeting with Cuba’s communist dictator Raul Castro while he was in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly, nearly a year after President Obama began the process of normalizing relations with Cuba.



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  • PLEASE basement biden, choose this POS to ENSURE Trumps WIN, go for it fools!

  • Just what the world needs, HITLER 2.0. SORRY, but it seems MOST minorities that are put in ANY political power, SCREW UP BIG TIME by letting POWER go to their heads. We have a privilege problem in this country, IT'S CALLED BLACK PRIVILEGE! 

    • Racism Facts I'll bet you didn't know.
      By: Valerie Sobel
      July 22, 2020
      "Historians of the future will have a hard time figuring out how so many organized groups of strident jackasses succeeded in leading us around by the nose and morally intimidating the majority into silence.”
       Thomas Sowell
     one is silent. They’re tripping over each other proclaiming America a racist country. And not because one George Floyd and 19 violent, black criminals died (in 2019) at the hands of white-supremacists, the men in blue, who killed many more whites that year. And not because the mainstream media, social media, Hollywood, sports figures, kneeling congress Democrats, Biden, and every corporation touting the popular idea tells us so every hour on the hour.
      Yes, there is racism in America. That is not the same as calling America a racist country. America is a racist country because the Black Lives Matter movement, not only exists, but has managed to amass millions in funding, position itself on everyone’s lips, streets, in corporate offices and policies for hiring, and infiltrate the psyche of every uninformed millennial and intimidated passerby.
      Just what does BLM and its supporting base of liberals know about institutional American racism towards blacks that we don’t?
      What really goes on in the "systemically racist" America and why do all Americans need to kneel and repent for their collective sin? And why does every individual and organization need to plaster a large black square in support of ending this horrendous record of discrimination towards African Americans?
      The United States of America acted in the following ways, detailed below, towards the 13% black minority. The nation is or has been in possession of:
      * A black National Anthem
      * A black President
      * A black Attorney General (male)
      * A black Attorney General (female)
      * Two black Supreme Court judges
      * 226 African-American judges on the federal bench (past and present), as of January 2, 2020.
      * 39 black judges on US Courts of Appeals
      * 194 black judges on US District Courts. Current percentage of black District Court judges is 14%.
      * 9 black judges on Miscellaneous Federal Courts
      * A black U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
      * Black Senior Advisors to a U.S. President
      * Black assistants to a U.S. President for public engagement and intergovernmental affairs
      * The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC): 49 black members of Congress. (153 African Americans, to date, have served in the United States Congress)
      * The United States Senate: 10 African-American elected or appointed office holders.
      * A 27% black presidential Cabinet under a very white President, Bill Clinton, the highest black representation to date. During the same term of a black President, Barak Obama, the number of blacks in the presidential Cabinet sank to 6%.
      * 47 out of 126 women serving in the 116th U.S. Congress, or 37.3%, are women of color.
      * 4 out of 25 major cities of the US have black mayors.
      * 114 Museums are dedicated entirely to African American heritage, culture & experience
      * Black History Month (February of each year)
      * Black Holiday: Kwanzaa, an annual celebration of African-American culture held from December 26 to January 1
      * National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC)
      * Black Music Action Coalition
      * Black Rodeos for black cowboys only. The National Black Rodeo finals are held annually at the CenturyLink Center in Brossier City, La.
      * 101 Black Only Colleges
      * 75 Black Only College Graduation ceremonies, held in non-black Universities including Harvard.
      * National Black Justice Commission (LGBTQ)
      * National Black MBA Association
      * National Black Nurses Association (NBNA)
      * The National Black Bar Association
      * National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW)
      * National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW)
      * National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
      * National Medical Association (NMA promotes the collective interests of physicians and patients of African descent.
      * National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
      * National Society of Black Physicists
      * National Urban League
      * United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
      * U.S. Black Chambers (advocacy for the realization of economic empowerment of blacks)
      * 7 Black Entertainment Networks: BET, TV One, Revolt, Bounce TV, Aspire TV, Soul of the South TV, The Africa Channel
      * 100 Black Men of America
      * National Association of African-American in Human Resources
      * National Association of Black Accountants, Inc.
      * National Association of Black Journalists
      * American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE)
      * African American Planning Commission (AAPC)
      * The Executive Leadership Council: for the development of global black leaders.
      * Information Technology Senior Management Forum: black professionals at senior levels in technology
      * Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies for people of color
      * National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME)
      * The Partnership, Inc.
      * Organization of Black Designers
      * The Association of Black Psychologists
      * Blacks in Technology (BIT)
      * Black Only Clubs
      * Black Only Bars
      * ColorComm (for black women only)
      * 70 % of all Football players are black.
      * 70% Blacks in Major League Baseball (white players reached a new low at 27.7 %.)
      * 74.7% Blacks in the National Basketball League
      * 25.4% Blacks in Jazz music.
      * Incalculable and predominant % in popular dance, popular culture, popular music and the recording industry.
      Affirmative action, a set of laws, policies, guidelines, and admin practices to boost employment and participation of blacks at every level of society includes government-mandated, government-approved and voluntary private programs as far back as 1961.
      There are over 2.6 million African American owned businesses in the U.S, up from 1.9 million in 2007. African Americans have operated virtually every kind of company, but some of the most prominent Black-owned businesses have been insurance companies, banks, recording labels, funeral parlors, barber shops, beauty salons, restaurants, soul food restaurants, record stores, and bookstores.
      Prince George's County (Maryland) is one of the most affluent African American-majority counties in the United States, with five of its communities identified in a 2015 top ten list.
      Top 7 Fastest-Growing Black-Owned Companies with mostly black employees are:
      * Blacc Spot Media.
      * Mobile Defenders.
      * Greenup Industries.
      * Preparing People Barber Styling College.
      * RWD Consulting.
      * Active Faith Sports.
      * MCB Lighting & Electrical
      According to Black Enterprise Magazine2: “Black-owned businesses account for a substantial amount of U.S. revenue. The top 100 African American-owned companies together generated almost $30 billion in revenues and employed more than 71,000 workers in 2018. Most of these firms have been established in the last few decades, and many are still led by their entrepreneurial founders.
      *Black Enterprise2 Magazine compiles an annual list of the top 100 Black Businesses by revenue, growth an employment. Top 6 are:
      World Wide Technology, Inc.
      2018 Revenue: $11.28 billion
      Vista Equity Partners 2018 Revenue: Unpublished
      ACT-1 Group, Inc. 2018 Revenue: $2.80 billion
      Bridgewater Interiors, LLC, 2018 Revenue: $1.96 billion
      Coca-Cola Beverages Florida L.L.C. , 2018 Revenue: $1.31 billion
      Below is only a partial list of Black Magazines in the US:
      * Upscale Magazine,
      * African American Golfers Digest
      * American Legacy Magazine
      * Black Bride & Groom Magazine
      * Black Enterprise Magazine
      * Black Family Digest
      * Black MBA Magazine
      * Crisis Magazine
      * Cuisine Noir Magazine
      * Diverse: Issues In Higher Education
      * DiversityInc Magazine
      * Ebony and Jet Magazines
      * Entrepreneurs of Color (E.O.C.) Magazine
      * Essence Magazine
      * Harlem World Magazine
      * HBCU Connect - The Magazine
      * Heart and Soul Magazine
      * Hip Hop Weekly
      * Journey To Wellness Magazine
      * King Magazine
      * Monarch Magazine
      * New Vision (NV) Magazine
      * Real Health Magazine
      * Target Market News Magazine
      * The Network Journal
      * The Source Magazine
      * Vibe
      * XXL Magazine
      Now, wouldn't every country and every minority welcome this?
      Imagine re-reading all of the aforementioned while subbing the word “white” for “black” each time.
      The pageantry of BLM virtue-signaling by useful idiots should be over. It’s run its course. And not because of BLM’s official, loud and proud Jew-hatred, calls for killing of police officers and horrifying violence on American streets, actual murder of police officers and over 350 injured, looting of businesses, intimidation of society at large and continuous killing of their other blacks. It’s over because the game of pulling the wool over everyone’s eyes is over.
      Fabricated racism, the priceless possession of today’s liberal, exists to seed outrage, division and dissatisfaction for the purpose of one and only intended goal - the anti-Trump vote at the ballot box. They know that grandpa Biden needs all the help he can get.
      The BLM enthusiasts care nothing for months-long Covid-spreading by their rioters , their country’s actual track record, their fellow Americans, their safety, livelihood and well-being. And absolutely nothing for black lives or anyone’s lives. They’ve turned 2020 into the Year of The Empowered Criminal while granting BLM’s platform of tyrannical Marxism and rabid ant Semitism exclusive moral authority, unequivocal legitimacy and very sharp teeth.
      These enthusiasts were able to achieve a huge cultural shift by their relentless physical and emotional intimidation of society. Monument toppling was a mere test run for their Stalinist-inspired reputation and career toppling. Fear-based subjugation of politicians, journalists, editors, schools, businesses and general populace into BLM groupthink requiring total devotion to the cause is now complete.
      The palpable danger of job/income loss and public lynching for the crime of non-compliant heresy on social media or in “polite company”, is breeding a society of obedient sheep intent on preserving their own paycheck and survival, to hell with facts, truth and morality. History repeating for the umpteenth time.
      To wonder how a mere 15% of official Nazis could enlist the other 85% of German populace into the holy grail of complete continental dominance and an obliteration of an entire race is to exhibit cluelessness about human nature and the ultimate power of fear.
      We are the implicitly consenting participants in this apocalyptic cultural destruction by liberal kneelers and their first-prize-for-victimhood holders.
      Our freedom of choice and moral compass have been high jacked; our minds manipulated to give power to illusions.
      And we know it. And that means all of us - white and black.
      Valerie Sobel
    • Interesting that I posted this as a new forum and it never got posted. ...... I wonder why.



  • it's sick

  • It would be great if she was selected but the election is going to be a cakewalk for Trump anyway. Biden is no match for Trump. 

    • Big Mike will be chosen, the fix is in.

  • Watch !! the end, it'll be Moochell.


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