In America, even the left is right of center; just how far right is subject to debate. There really is no longer an American left, as it has been systematically destroyed. This rightward drift is seen in historic events like the Red Scare of the 1920s where thousands of innocent Russian and Jewish-Americans were imprisoned and deported by J. Edgar Hoover under President Wilson. There were plots like the secret financing of Hitler’s rise to power by the Rockefeller, Harriman and Bush-Walker families managed by the Dulles Brothers. There was the Businessmen and Banker’s Plot to overthrow Roosevelt and install a fascist government in the United States just before WWII. There was the OSS/CIA cooperation with the Catholic Church in the Ratlines to hide and bring Nazi war criminals into the United States.
American phobias against communism, socialism and the left have allowed those on the right to suppress and eliminate the left and to harass, imprison or assassinate its leaders since 1848.
Jerry Carrier is the author of The Making of the Slave Class and Tapestry: The History and Consequences of America’s Culture. He is a nationally-recognized educator in class, poverty, politics, affordable housing and economic development. He has taught and developed curriculum for universities, state and local governments, schools, and non profits. He has also guest lectured at ten colleges and universities.
Mr. Carrier was an adjunct faculty member at the National Graduate School for Community Economic Development at Southern New Hampshire University, and was faculty for the White Earth Tribal College and for the National Neighborworks Training Institutes. He worked for over thirty years in community economic development and public administration as an executive director of several nonprofits, a community action agency, a housing authority, and in local and tribal governments as an economic development director and planner. He has also been a city manager of six cities. Carrier has served on the Boards of Director of five nonprofits and a school.
Mr. Carrier’s columns on class, economics, poverty, and politics have been published in over a dozen newspapers and he has been a contributing writer to many nonprofit and government texts on these subjects. He has served various roles in many political campaigns and has held positions in the Democratic Party at the local, state and federal level. He and his wife live in Lakeville, Minnesota.