- Barack Obama
"I am not a Marxist."
- Karl Marx
Those quotes are placed in an excellent commentary in American Thinker, in which Randall Hoven masterfully describes the neo-Marxist snares in which America has been dancing, to celebrate the apparent election of Barack Obama. I will show an excerpt and beg you to read it in its entirety.
What if this brief commentary should be placed in the in-box of every American Citizen?Obama was essentially a "red diaper baby" who was raised and educated by Marxists to be Marxist. Communists really did spy on us. They had secret meetings. Communism is no longer "strange"; it is taught in our schools, sometimes by Marxists. Obama went to such schools, took such classes and personally sought out Marxists. Bill Ayers calls himself a communist. Barack Obama's run for elective office was kicked off at a meeting in Bill Ayer's house. His voting record was the most liberal in the Senate in 2007, or left of self-avowed socialist Bernie Sanders.Are we not to infer the obvious?Some more hints: "a heavy progressive or graduated income tax" is one of the ten planks in the Communist Manifesto. So is "centralization of credit in the hands of the State." So is "centralization of the means of communication" and "establishment of industrial armies."I don't think it's my imagination that (a) we are already far down the road in establishing each of these planks (e.g., Federal Reserve System), and (b) Barack Obama and the Democrats are itching to take us even further down that road: more progressive income taxes; more government control of credit, banking and industry; the "fairness doctrine" and other regulations of speech and communications; a national service plan and mandatory "public service" for students; etc.A reasonable person could infer that the present aim of the Democratic Party is full implementation of the planks of the Communist Manifesto. Just look at the ten planks and look at the Democratic Party's platform or its legislation waiting in the wings. You don't need rose-colored glasses to see the red in either.
In fact, the interesting question is no longer whether our politics in the US and Europe (not to mention Latin America) are leading to Marxism. The interesting question now is whether voters care.
Why not begin by sending it to at least 90% of those you know -- now?
And very glad you understand, Mr. Hoven, that we should not even use the word "capitalism" about the true American economy, that it is a term from Marx and not our founders. The term for the true American economy is "economic freedom," or as you cite the words of Adam Smith, "the system of perfect liberty." Sure beats the alternative -- I mean the alternative continuing to plague the world -- and now getting closer and closer to the Oval Office.
There is also a thread regarding "Making the World Safe for Marxism," in FreeRepublic.com.