Communist Party vice chairman speaks at University of Missouri

BY:Columbia Missourian| November 13, 2009
Communist Party vice chairman speaks at University of Missouri

Excerpted from the Columbia Missourian

COLUMBIA — Jarvis Tyner, executive vice chairman of the Communist Party USA, spoke at MU on Thursday and said the election of President Barack Obama opens the door for the left wing, which he feels has allowed itself to be pushed to the sidelines and overcome with progress-impeding cynicism, to mobilize.

“He’s only the beginning,” Tyner said. “I think he’s a transitional president. I think somebody else is going to come in and take it even further.” The Communist Party USA

MU students protest the speech of Jarvis Tyner, executive vice chair of the Communist Party USA, with a mock gulag labor camp set up in Speaker’s Circle at MU on Thursday.

Tyner spoke to an audience of about 70 people at MU’s Ellis Auditorium. He focused on the transitional phase he feels the United States is in because of Obama’s election.

Although the president is neither a communist nor socialist, his administration marks the country’s movement away from the right-wing governments that have been dominant in the U.S. since the Reagan administration, Tyner said.

He said that while the Democratic Party is not without blame, the Republican leadership has been the source of the nation’s problems that include an increase in poverty, a ruined economy, the continuation of global warming, impeded scientific research and the destruction of public schools by No Child Left Behind.

Tyner said he and his party are not completely satisfied with the work Obama has done since taking office, listing the need to withdraw troops more quickly from Iraq, for initiatives to end nuclear weapons and to re-establish trading relations with Cuba…

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Comments (1)

Mike K | January 30, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Make note of one thing, our current economic state was started by 2 government created entities, Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac. They forced lending institutions to loan money to people who could never pay it back. Their activities were warned against as far back as 2001. The likes of Charles Schumer and Maxine Waters (both Democrats) praised the good both companies were doing. For Mr. Tyner to blame Republican for this mess is pure is absolute deception, it runs contrary to the facts.

In the game of dealing with democrats, make no mistake, its a high stakes game and it involves only one thing, the money of the American people. I certainly believe that the government should place no tax in excess of 5% on anything. This includes income! Even when they talk about a “Flat Tax” it exceeds 10%. Just think for every dollar you make they take $.10 to $.17. Even today how much of your toil goes to supporting the government as a whole? I know I easily lose $200 a paycheck to the government.

Under an extreme left wing or socialist agenda, you would lose much more. Think of the attacks to our Constitution right now. If you own land and the city or state thinks it can use it better than you they can take it!! It has happened all over the country. As I see it the States do not seem to trust us the citizens, nor do they think we are capable of making good rational decisions. Most of the laws coming out now tend to restrict behavior rather than protect people. Unfortunately for the criminal element these laws have little to no effect on their behavior. Because they are not restrained by the moral code by which most of us live. By the way few politicians live by any moral code either. So here we are, directed by the Nanny States, and greedy politicians. How do we survive? By using the brain we were given. How is it most businesses survive in this ever increasing regulated society? By finding new and creative ways to get around the regulation. We are a creative society, so rather than being creative, why don’t we use what our fore fathers gave us. The right to vote, the right to publically assemble, and the right to address our concerns. In other words, speak out and act. If you want to make a politician nervous, engage him in open forum. Look what happened in the healthcare debate, the town hall meetings, and public forums. After a few of those the politicians would not even engage their constituents, except if they had been screened before hand. Even the White house has done this, remember the doctors for healthcare? Being asked to wear lab coats to give the forum a certain look.

Lets show the politicians what America really thinks. Lest I forget the tea parties. I did not attend but it was great seeing so many people joining to voice their concerns about a governement driven topic!!

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