On November 5, 2013, Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, was elected Mayor of the City of New York beating his closest opponent Joe Lhota, the Republican, by a margin of almost 50 percentage points. On November 11, 2013, John Procida issued the following Veterans Day statement calling President Barack Obama and Bill de Blasio Communists and saying he is now ashamed to say he's a New Yorker:
I am sad and confused. I guess America has changed and I have not noticed it. Didn't we fight a 50 year cold war including The Korean War and The Vietnam War and many other smaller wars trying to defeat Communism? It is sad to think that while our young men and women were getting killed in those wars against Communism, we have now accepted Communism here at home.
Yes, while our kids were getting killed, the Communists were working their plan to communize America here at home and they did.
We the people have elected into high office three Communists: Obama (both his mother and father were Communists; he promoted to high positions self-avowed Communists such as Van Jones), Bernie Sanders, a Senator for Vermont (a self-identified Communist); and now the City of New York has elected Bill de Blasio as Mayor (and he is an admitted Communist).
The Communist movement has been working tirelessly for 60 years. They printed their plan for the entire world to see in books by Saul Alinsky and Cloward & Piven, and they never wavered from those plans. Politically ignorant Americans fell right into their hands by a number of moves; they indoctrinated school teachers and they, in turn, indoctrinated their students. They took advantage of poor uneducated groups and filled their heads with the right to entitlements. They are intentionally bankrupting our City, State and Federal governments as directed by Cloward & Piven (four cities that I know of have declared bankruptcy including three in California and Detroit).
The Communists and Socialists hide behind labels like Liberals and Progressives. All of de Blasio's campaign signs said Progressive. He said in his victory speech that he would change our laws into Progressive movements. No, they are smart enough to not admit to be Communists or Socialists as those words would wake up the sleeping electorate as to what they really are.
I am now ashamed to say I am a New Yorker, and that brings to mind a meeting I had in Austria. I met a group of Americans and I said, Hi, I see that you are Americans. Where are you from? They told me they were from the Midwest. Then they asked me where I was from and I answered proudly, New York. Then they replied, "Oh, you're not an American!"
John Procida serves as Vice-Chair of the Libertarian Party of Queens County. He issued these comments in his individual, and not in his official, capacity.