Ellis Washington Commits Plagiarism, Inanity

Our old friend Ellis Washington, in his latest Worldnutdaily column, plagiarizes quite flagrantly from Wikipedia and offers the absolutely laughable claim that the Communist Party USA is a major power in the country. This paragraph is a perfect example of right wing paranoia — and laziness.

Communist Party USA, or CPUSA, is a Marxist political party in the United States, established in 1919. It has an extensive complex history that is directly connected to the histories of related communist parties worldwide and the U.S. labor union movement. CPUSA was established by the Soviet Kremlin within just two years of Lenin’s Bolshevik Revolution with the mandate of destroying American capitalism, private property and Christianity while infiltrating all of its institutions – churches via social justice, Marxist “liberation theology” and embracing the socialist policies of FDR’s and LBJ’s welfare state. CPUSA has infiltrated Congress, the courts, the media, economics, education, the academy, culture, society with communist propaganda with the ultimate goal of the Soviet communists using the Democrat Socialist Party as a major vehicle to transform the United States of America (USA) into the United Socialist States of America (USSA).

Now this is pure idiocy on its face. Anyone who thinks CPUSA has any influence in any American institution is just plain delusional. I wanted to check and see how many members this pathetic little ragtag organization actually had, so I did a Wikipedia search and look at the very first sentence of the Wiki entry for CPUSA:

The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) is a Marxist political party in the United States, established in 1919. It has a long, complex history that is closely related to the histories of similar communist parties worldwide and the U.S. labor movement.

A clear case of plagiarism. Yes, he exchanged a couple of words, but the structure and wording of the sentence is unique enough that it should be absolutely obvious that he merely cut and pasted from Wiki and then change “long” to “extensive,” “closely related” to “directly connected,” and “similar” to “related.” This should not be remotely surprising, of course; after all, this is a man who has demonstrated rank intellectual dishonesty many times. When I caught him using a completely made up quote, he told me, “Remember a quote can be a paraphrase of one’s ideas and sentiments.” Well no, it can’t. You don’t put quotation marks around a paraphrase. Only a liar would claim otherwise.

Comments

  1. Michael Heath says

    Ellis Washington, or someone Washington plagiarizes:

    CPUSA has infiltrated Congress, the courts, the media, economics, education, the academy, culture, society with communist propaganda with the ultimate goal of the Soviet communists using the Democrat Socialist Party as a major vehicle to transform the United States of America (USA)

    I suspect the actual changes we’ll encounter will be perceived only by those spiritually fit enough to perceive the existence of the Democrat Socialist Party.

  2. dingojack says

    Ellis Washington Commits Plagiarism, Inanity“.

    And in other newa, water discovered to be wet. Film at 11.

    Dingo

  3. slc1 says

    The Communist Party USA may have had some slight influence in the 1930s but membership declined precipitously after the Molotov/von Ribbentrop treaty of 1938. Most of the Hollywood pinks targeted by J. Edgar Himmler, Joe McCarthy, and the House on Un-American Activities Committee in the early 1950s had actually left the party shortly after the aforementioned treaty. This included the father of one of my former junior high school classmates, who was a Hollywood screenwriter.

  4. Ben P says

    The Communist Party USA may have had some slight influence in the 1930s but membership declined precipitously after the Molotov/von Ribbentrop treaty of 1938.

    Oh from about 1900 to 1920 the CPUSA hadn’t been founded yet, but marxist parties were the leading third parties. Eugene Debs running for the Social Democratic Party of the United States got 3% of the vote in 1904 and 1908, 5% of the vote in 1912, and 3.4% in 1920 (albiet this was 912,000 votes, the most they’d ever gotten).

  5. ShowMetheData says

    He couldn’t just plagiarize – he had to ante up the conspiracy with some word changes
    “closely related” to “directly connected,”
    “similar” to “related.”

  6. Rodney Nelson says

    the Communist Party USA is a major power in the country.

    According to Washington’s favorite wikipedia article, the CPUSA has approximately 2000 members.

  7. coragyps says

    You sillies! The Democrat Socialist Party/CPUSA is obviously the same political party as the one that has secret Kenyans and former Arkansas governor’s wives high in their structure. They wouldn’t have DemocRAT in their name if it were otherwise!!

  8. lofgren says

    “Remember a quote can be a paraphrase of one’s ideas and sentiments.”

    And who doubts that this somehow doesn’t meet Ellis’ unique definition of plagiarism?

  9. Dexeron says

    He also added the word “union” in there. He just can’t neglect any of the squares in “right-wing paranoia Bingo”.

  10. meg says

    Do you think these guys know that one of the main reasons that the Bolsheviks survived the famines of 1917-1921 is that the US gave them substantial amounts of aid relief?

    Just honestly always wondered. . . .

  11. koyote ken says

    They’ve infiltrated the “academy”?? Seriously??
    Which academy, the Motion Picture academy? The Naval Academy? The Our Lady of Lost Saints College Preparatory Academy??
    Ima scared…….soooooo scared…..Please please world nutters hide me……….HIDE ME!!!!

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