THE RADICAL LEFT IN SOUTH CAROLINA
Many of South Carolina's elected politicians would give their Left arm to get the support of the state's subversives, and do in fact introduce and support legislation that South Carolina's Socialists, Marxists, Progressives, and others of the radical Left find just dandy. Preferring to be called "progressives" today rather than the more transparent term of "socialist", these groups continue to bore into the social and cultural fabric of our state and yours. While the productive elements of South Carolina go to work, care for their families, and attend to church matters, their tax-subsidized enemies are busily dedicated to building a new collective society in which they will be the administrators.
They're constantly on alert to exploit an issue in which they can participate or organize to build coalitions, recruit, and advance their ideology among the naive and otherwise well-intentioned citizens. Fanning racism, disruptive interventions between employer and employee, "defending" abortion mills, waving the 'bloody shirt' of the KKK, homosexual issues, and an abundance of many more, but always advancing a solution of more government involvement; the more repressive the better. Violent or other unlawful behavior is not yet called for as in the past; they are pretty much achieving their goals within the channels employed presently. That could change in an instant should full investigative ventures into their political activities be undertaken to challenge their IRS tax subsidies. Ever wonder how much tax-exempt foundations and organizations cost the US taxpayer each year in additional taxes? I don't believe it's in Bush's budget proposal. Our enemies' heads still swim with rememberances of Tennessee's investigation into Communist activities at the Highlander Folk School.
All states have these networks. You'll usually find them clustered in the urban centers where government handouts are greatest. They subsist on grant money, in our academic cultures, government agencies, media, labor unions, quasi-religious organizations, patronage jobs, and of course, in our legislatures. Rarely do you find them employed in productive capacities. Here're some of those in SC: http://www.scpronet.com/groups.html. Although maybe not going under a "progressive" title in your area, you can locate those sister elements in your area by going here: http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/General/Progressive_websites.html or http://www.ippn.org/
US Senator Fritz Hollings knows where his support comes from!
Golden Backbone Award Reception
Sen. Hollings, Rep. David Mack and Brett Bursey
(Bursey is the state Director for the SC Progressive Network)
In addition, as a companion piece the Progressives have published a helpful pamphlet on how to circumvent the Free Speech Zones concept as implemented by the US Secret Service: Free Speech Manual: What to do when Bush comes to town.