I recently received a thoughtful comment from a reader which I wish to share:
“It seems worth noting that, although perhaps a democratic-socialist, Obama is by no means a Marxist. Strict Marxists are quite unhappy with his policies and politics. I find it odd that a wordpress search for the tag “marxist” is filled almost entirely with posts regarding Obama. This is not to say that critiques can’t be made, there are certainly areas of his policy that I wouldn’t necessarily agree with, but merely that the integrity of the conversation requires work to accurately portray the situation. And Obama is simply neither a Marxists in Marx’s sense, nor a Marxist in the Soviet sense. Thoughts?”
Thank you for the thoughtful and polite comment.
Obviously I cannot project into the Mr. Obama’s brain or soul. To what degree he is a dedicated Marxist, officially, practically, or religiously, one cannot tell. There are no such lines of degrees of dedication in human behavior anyway…..only the horror of the results of what Marxist dreamers and tyrants of the past have caused.
Was Josef V. Stalin a dedicated Marxist? Only a romantic Marxist? How about a strict Marxist? Shall we try Pol Pot, Mao, Trotsky, Lenin, or Fidel?
These, including Obama, are authoritarians who gained power or wanted to gain power preaching sharing the wealth….class warfare pitting the masses against the few in the wealthy set.
To what degree of Marxist does one become when authoritarians begin to use terror and mass slaughter as standard state policy? To what degree of Marxism is a Progressive when always progressing to….well what????? Marxism of course.
Obama is a class warfare guy but at present, with limited acts of authoritarianism, a guy who pays little attention to Constitutional restraints which are supposed to separate the Presidency from the Congress.
Perhaps Mr. Obama is a class warfare guy strictly confined to the present 2012 presidential election.
I don’t believe it for a moment when one learns about his background of mentors ranging from “Goddamn America” Jeremiah Wright, his religious and family spiritual guide for 22 years, and, as Obama has warmly expressed in writing, “his father figure”, and Saul Alinsky, Obama’s community organizer star from the Chicago past. Keep on adding the college figures around whom he ‘hung’, one does get the clearer picture of Obama’s clearer romance of things Marxist…..and I haven’t yet even mentioned his romance with forced equality among people over whom he rules, with government top-down rules of control by force of law and punishment.
Mr. Obama clearly opposes private enterprise. He prefers to be secretive and devious about this basic Marxist tenet, but he is so blabby especially when caught ‘off guard’, when his ego drifts to the big-time amid the cameras, he forgets himself again and again and slips into class warfare enthusiasm. It is at the core of his re-election campaign.
Our nation is facing financial ruin in the very near future. Obama is not concerned. He acts as if the crisis doesn’t concern him…… He is concerned about his re-election. There is no expressed concern for the state of the country over which he presides…..only words filled with Obamabull. He even has boasted about not leading…..claiming he leads from behind. That he might be simply incompetent is one thing. The fact the country’s financial and economic condition might be a disaster has absolutely no visible effect upon this non-American. He seems to ignore it all.
Where do we get the idea about what Marxism is or isn’t? Almost solely from social science propagandists at university…..nearly all lefties…..of the Marxist kind who insist the only thing that matters in human affairs is economics, and therefore the government must dictate and control the distribution of citizen wealth, which they believe in total ignorance of the romantic kind, or from doctrinaire class envy, or both for they must not know the consequences.
The religon fundamental to Marxism is atheism. There is absolutely nothing in President Barack Hussein Obama that suggests he is a pensive man about Western mankind’s religious curiositisies and revelations. He is completely COLD on the topic for, I believe, he has no vocabulary from which he can draw that allows him to enter throughtul Christian conversation about beliefs, episodes, memories, and such of any religious experience.
The man is dead cold …..unable to exress himself honestly about matters beyond himself…COLD. He can politic, lie, offend, be snied, insinuate, mock, distort, and pretend knowledge at teleprompter time or in other controlled conditions, and can even pretend to be congeneal….but the man is dead cold ourside of his world of self interest…..to lead without restraints, America to a dictatorship of the equal with Barack running the controls.
He fits well the criminal profile, as they say.
I quote the following from a commonly used modern American dictionary, the definition of Marxism:
“Marxist’s theories…the political and economic theories of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engles, in which class struggle is a central element in the analysis of social change in Western societies 2. Politics based on Marx’s theories political ideology based on the theories of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
and the definition of Marxist:
Follower of Marxism….somebody who supports or practices Marxism….or implementing Marxism.
My graduate degree was in Soviet Studies. I became at one time, fluent in the language with perfect pitch and tone, and on two occasions, in 1966 and in 1990 visited this great empire of Marxist dogma based on forced equality….when it was decaying but in top form, and later when it was truly rotten……but no longer seemed to interested in killing or exiling millions.
In the twentieth century when intellectual romance with Marxism and its drive to dictat equality and will over others cost the lives of over 100,000,000 persons. It is only the ignorance which has been gifted to the American student by university ‘studies’ and professors of the social sciences over the past fifty years that has resurrected this debauchery with the politics of Barack Obama, Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, etc, etc, etc.
Unlike Nikolai Lenin, Obama does not seem to be interested (yet?) in the more aggressive evangelizing of the nonMarxists. But, in America, 2012, how could he dare be in public conversation or debate running for public office proud of Marxism’s contribution to destroy such numbers of Earth’s human population? Marxism still has a smelly name among older Americans, especially conservatives who have believed in the American dream from both church and public school educations in the past?
There is no doubt all in my mind tht Barack Hussein Obama is a Marxist…….at least his buddy, neighbor, and fellow coordinator terrorist Bill Ayers, proudly and openly boasts of his Marxism, at least in public.
The furtive Obama exposes very little in public but blabbings of ‘nice’ sounding words, except when his calculations for Marxist America begin to carry him into the clouds and he begins to slip into his Marxist memory.
Is it within his Marxist agenda a design to cause the collapse of the American economy?
I don’t know…….How close to George Soros DO YOU THINK HE IS?