Recognizing Marxism and Communism - Dr. Bradley Thayer at A.F.A. 3-part Forum Series

Dr. Bradley Thayer & Dr. Karen Siegemund at American
Freedom Alliances' "The War on Practically Everybody"

At American Freedom Alliances' "The War on Practically Everybody" in Los Angeles, Dr. Karen Siegemund and Dr. Bradley Thayer (a Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy) discuss the influence of Marxist ideas on American politics, specifically within the Democratic Party. They argue that this ideology, which seeks to undermine traditional democratic political identity, has been spread through popular culture, literature, and Hollywood.

Drs. Thayer and Siegemund explain that this is not just a feminist issue but a deeply Marxist one, with the feminist movement being a part of the broader Marxist movement. Dr. Thayer also discusses the evolution of Communism from Marx's ideas to the broader movement we see today, including in the Democratic Party.

The speakers argue that Communism's core ideas include the employment of class as a tool to study history and the intent to overthrow middle-class life and democratic politics. Thayer also mentions key individuals like Lenin, Stalin, and Mao Zedong who added to the movement's ideology.

Dr. Thayer expresses concern over the human rights abuses and potential collusion between the Chinese government and US public health authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic. He calls for transparency and accountability and warn of the tactics Communists use to undermine freedoms. He also discusses the challenges of spreading information and alternative narratives, particularly regarding the Chinese Communist Party, and the importance of individuals becoming critical thinkers.

The conversation then shifts to national security issues, including the large number of military-age men entering the United States from countries like China and Iran, who may be acting as agents of terrorism and committing sabotage, assassinations, and election interference. Thayer argues that this issue is not being recognized or understood as a major political issue but could lead to domestic terrorism and a "cyber Pearl Harbor" attack. He emphasizes the importance of individual political participation and engagement to counteract potential government-inflicted problems.