Robert Giaimo, U.S. Congressman
While the Communist Party's connection to some of the Larger Unions is nothing new, the fact that both organizations came together in a Publicly Funded High school Auditorium is new and disturbing.
James Hillhouse Public High school was founded in 1859 as New Haven High and is New Haven's Oldest Public High School. In 1871 the school was replaced by a New School named after James Hillhouse, who represented Connecticut in the U.S. Congress in the early years of the United States, serving as both a Representative and a Senator.
Several person's of note have said to have graduated from James Hillhouse including:
Ernest Borgnine, actor
John Huggins, leader in the Black Panthers
Levi Jackson, first African-American to play football for Yale University
Marvin Lender of Lender's Bagels
On February 10th, 2009, the Social Studies Department of James Hillhouse High uploaded this Video to You Tube for President's Day. This was edited by John Nguyen, an assistant principal at Hillhouse:
Some would say that the High School was trying to inspire it's Black students by showing them that anything is possible, even becoming President of the United States.
But the High School's Recent Actions, and President Obama's Socialist/Marxist ties, raises new questions about the motivations behind such a video.
On Sunday, December 5th, 2010, the Communist Party USA(CPUSA) News, People's World, held the People's World Amistad Awards Concert in James Hillhouse High Auditorium.
According to an Article in People's World, one of the recipients of the CPUSA award was the Connecticut Chapter President of the AFL-CIO, John Olsen.
John Olsen has a long History with not only Unions, but the Democratic Party as well, which his AFL-CIO Bio will attest:
"Mr. Olsen has more than thirty years of political activism and volunteerism. He was a member of the Democratic State Central Committee from 1982 to 1995, served as Chair from 2001 to 2002 and was Co-Chair of the State Central Platform Committee. He has been on the Democratic National Committee since 1996. Mr. Olsen, a native of Greenwich, served on the Greenwich Democratic Town Committee from 1978 – 1993 with one term as Chair and one as Treasurer. He is involved in his hometown Democratic Town Committee in Clinton since 1996."
John Olsen was also a Super Delegate in 2008 at the Democratic National Convention where he voiced his support for Hillary.
But in 2009, at a JBB Dinner, he voiced his support for Obama while accepting a different award:
But while accepting the CPUSA People's World Amistad Award, Mr. Olsen expressed different feelings..... his appreciation for the Communist Party:
"Anyone who stands with me for workers' rights, I stand with them," said John Olsen to loud applause as he acknowledged the Communist Party and took a strong stand against fear mongering and baiting, including the anti-socialist baiting of President Barack Obama."
So it appears that all of the fears of those "Crazy Right Wingers" about Marxism, Unions, the Democrats and Government are not so Crazy after all.
We have a Union President, who is a long time High Echelon Democrat, receiving an Award from the Communist Party USA at an Event being Held in a Publicly Funded School.....
Anyone Else See a Seriously, Disturbing Problem with this?
(WARNING!! I Strongly Suggest you DO NOT Go to the James Hillhouse High School website. It Appears to have some kind of Virus.)