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 What is your favorite -ism?

Disclaimer, I did not write this piece. It was authored by Jim Robinson, FreeRepublic.

From the dictionary:

Marxism

1. The political and economic philosophy of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in which the concept of class struggle plays a central role in understanding society’s allegedly inevitable development from bourgeois oppression under capitalism to a socialist and ultimately classless society.

Communism

1. A theoretical economic system characterized by the collective ownership of property and by the organization of labor for the common advantage of all members. Communism

2. a) A system of government in which the state plans and controls the economy and a single, often authoritarian party holds power, claiming to make progress toward a higher social order in which all goods are equally shared by the people. b) The Marxist-Leninist version of Communist doctrine that advocates the overthrow of capitalism by the revolution of the proletariat.

Socialism

1. Any of various theories or systems of social organization in which the means of producing and distributing goods is owned collectively or by a centralized government that often plans and controls the economy.

2. The stage in Marxist-Leninist theory intermediate between capitalism and communism, in which collective ownership of the economy under the dictatorship of the proletariat has not yet been successfully achieved.

Capitalism

1. An economic system in which the means of production and distribution are privately or corporately owned and development is proportionate to the accumulation and reinvestment of profits gained in a free market.

Freedom

1. The condition of being free of restraints.

2. Liberty of the person from slavery, detention, or oppression.

3. a) Political independence. b) Exemption from the arbitrary exercise of authority in the performance of a specific action; civil liberty: freedom of assembly.

Liberty

1. a) The condition of being free from restriction or control. b) The right and power to act, believe, or express oneself in a manner of one’s own choosing. c) The condition of being physically and legally free from confinement, servitude, or forced labor. See synonyms at freedom.

2. Freedom from unjust or undue governmental control.

3. A right or immunity to engage in certain actions without control or interference: the liberties protected by the Bill of Rights.

Republic

1. a) A political order whose head of state is not a monarch and in modern times is usually a president. b) A nation that has such a political order.

2. a) A political order in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who are entitled to vote for officers and representatives responsible to them. b) A nation that has such a political order.

Constitution of the United States of America

Fundamental law of the U.S. federal system of government and a landmark document of the Western world. It is the oldest written national constitution in operation, completed in 1787 at the Constitutional Convention of 55 delegates who met in Philadelphia, ostensibly to amend the Articles of Confederation. The Constitution was ratified in June 1788, but because ratification in many states was contingent on the promised addition of a Bill of Rights, Congress proposed 12 amendments in September 1789; 10 were ratified by the states, and their adoption was certified on Dec. 15, 1791. The framers were especially concerned with limiting the power of the government and securing the liberty of citizens. The Constitution’s separation of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government, the checks and balances of each branch against the other, and the explicit guarantees of individual liberty were all designed to strike a balance between authority and liberty. Article I vests all legislative powers in the Congress — the House of Representatives and the Senate. Article II vests executive power in the president. Article III places judicial power in the hands of the courts. Article IV deals, in part, with relations among the states and with the privileges of the citizens, Article V with amendment procedure, and Article VI with public debts and the supremacy of the Constitution. Article VII stipulates that the Constitution would become operational after being ratified by nine states. The 10th Amendment limits the national government’s powers to those expressly listed in the Constitution; the states, unless otherwise restricted, possess all the remaining (or "residual") powers of government. Amendments to the Constitution may be proposed by a two-thirds vote of both houses of Congress or by a convention called by Congress on the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the states. (All subsequent amendments have been initiated by Congress.) Amendments proposed by Congress must be ratified by three-fourths of the state legislatures or by conventions in as many states. Twenty-seven amendments have been added to the Constitution since 1789. In addition to the Bill of Rights, these include the 13th (1865), abolishing slavery; the 14th (1868), requiring due process and equal protection under the law; the 15th (1870), guaranteeing the right to vote regardless of race; the 17th (1913), providing for the direct election of U.S. senators; the 19th (1920), instituting women’s suffrage, and the 22nd (1951), limiting the presidency to two terms.

Obamaism (see also abomination)

A belief that the Constitution of the United States of America is obsolete, that capitalism exploits and oppresses the ignorant masses, that government knows better than the people on how to conduct their private affairs, that centralized government planning and control of the economy is superior to free markets, that free republics are evil and racist, that self-defense, national defense, national security are the tools of hateful war mongers, that nations should erase their borders, destroy their means of national defense, dissolve their constitutions and submit to control by world governments, that the ideas of freedom, free nations, free people, liberty, capitalism, etc, are failures that should be replaced by world government control, socialism, Marxism, etc. Can’t we all just get along?




07/26/08  06:51pm

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 What is your favorite -ism?

Quote:

Obamaism (see also abomination)

A belief that the Constitution of the United States of America is obsolete, that capitalism exploits and oppresses the ignorant masses, that government knows better than the people on how to conduct their private affairs, that centralized government planning and control of the economy is superior to free markets, that free republics are evil and racist, that self-defense, national defense, national security are the tools of hateful war mongers, that nations should erase their borders, destroy their means of national defense, dissolve their constitutions and submit to control by world governments, that the ideas of freedom, free nations, free people, liberty, capitalism, etc, are failures that should be replaced by world government control, socialism, Marxism, etc. Can’t we all just get along?



I would love to see you defend this point by point. Can you do that for me? For each and every accusation listed here, can you give me some examples (evidence) of Obama saying or doing anything that lends credibility to it?



07/28/08  09:38pm

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  Message To: Dagobert   In reference to Message Id: 1812110


 What is your favorite -ism?

Yes, I can, definitely. But before I do, just for giggles and laying thegroundwork, do you believe that Communism is a positive political system?



07/28/08  10:41pm

 #1812218


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  Message To: Dagobert   In reference to Message Id: 1812110


 What is your favorite -ism?

First and Foremost Obama is a ’Democrat’.

That is just a party name. But what he really is (try not to let your head explode) is a Communist. Did you like (or are you even old enough to remember the Soviet Union?)? Well, we are moving there, idealogically. So, before you start flaming me, read, and digest, and think about the very real and published Communist Party goals for the good old USA, as entered into the Congressional Record in 1963. (yes, I know it seems ancient history, but bear with me.)

What follows is a verifiable, legal document, recorded in the Congressional Record. One should realize that at the time, the Soviet Union was a very real threat. It is gone (for now?) but could easily be replaced by the Red Chinese or Iran.

January 10, 1963


Current Communist Goals


EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


Thursday, January 10, 1963





Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America.


At Mrs. Nordman’s request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following "Current Communist Goals," which she identifies as an excerpt from "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen:


[From "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen]


CURRENT COMMUNIST GOALS


1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

GEE, where have we heard that before, lets just disarm.


2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

See number 1, plus listen to BO, lets give up in the Middle East, it’s just too hard.


3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

Barak has no place in the world for a stron US military (neither did the Clintons, nor did Jimmah Cahtah)


4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.

This particualr issue is being addressed by both sides of the aisle. Neutral point there.


5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.

Or China, or North Korea, its for the Children after all.


6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.

See Most Favored Nation Status for China


7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.

Done, Thanks.


8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.

Done, but Thankfully undone, by Ronaldus Maximus.


9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.


10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.

I’d want all 50 States to have individual representation.


11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)

The UN is a disaster. Get US out of the UN and the UN out of the US. It wants to tax the US, usurp our sovreignity.


12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.

See the ACLU, CAIR, ACP, et al


13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.

Need I say more?


14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.

Or any country that does not like us. China has free access.


15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

See this list versus the platform of the Democrat Party today.


16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

ACLU, I rest my case


17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

Schools are now indoctrination centers for most of the country. Grades are bad, it makes students feel their ’failure’, what matters is that they try. Oh, lets not forget 3rd grade Homo indoctrination. My Two Daddies and such. Capitalism Bad. American History Bad.


18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

Think College Newspapers here.


19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.


20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.

Almost ALL newspapers are lefty rags


21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

Shall we converse about the political leanings of the movie industry?


22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms."

Think National Endowment of the Arts - Crucifix in Urine, I’ll support that when we have a Quaran in Urine.


23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."

Look at general ’public art’ in city squares (Chicago is a good example)


24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.

Gee, where do I start. Hello there Howard Stern. (Since his arrival on Sat Radio, he has openly said the FCC is Communist and wont vote Democrat ever again)


25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

Any Arguement there?


26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."

Who wants my forst flame?


27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a "religious crutch."

See Obamas remarks about people ’bitterly clinging to guns and religion’ See the Unitarian Church beliefs.


28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."

Done, Thank You. Just a quick question, if you’ve been around long enough to see the change. Has the school education experience gotten better or Worse since removing religious expression from the schools?

Second question - challenge - SHOW ME where in the Constitution (you know that irrelavent, Living Document) it says the words "Separation of Church and State" I do so eagerly await your reply.


29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

See Clinton (Living Document)


30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man."

See now common teachings (in our schools) that the Founders were racist and genocidal.


31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the "big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

Or Black History or Native American History (or coming soom , Mexican History)


32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture--education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

Hello? Democrats? Lets talk about National Health Care, its worked so well in Canada and England


33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.

Neutral


34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

have you heard of it lately, didnt think so.


35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

Not yet


36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

ALL unions are now Comm.


37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

In progress.


38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].

Think Child Services, Animal Welfare.


39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

Obviously, if you oppose the Comms, you are ill. Lets look at the hate crimes. ALL people have equal protection under the law. BUT, now if you speak out against gays, that is hate speech and could be considered as mental illness.


40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

Any rebuttal?


41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

Any rebuttal? Look at the suppression of home-schooling.


42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use ["]united force["] to solve economic, political or social problems.

Just watch the Conventions this year. There will be all kinds of lefties protesting (at the Dem and the Rep Conventions, for different reasons)


43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.

Happened, see Zimbabwe


44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

Thanks to Jimmah Cahtah, China now controls the canal. Oh Joy.


45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.

Thankfully GW did not ratify this treaty to place the uS under the World Court.


Obama is a Dem, beholden to their platform, which reads eerily like the Commie Goals. Say what you will, The Dems in general, and Obama and Hillary in particular, are Communist, and do NOT have the best interests of this country in mind.


Thank You.



07/28/08  11:23pm

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  Message To: DuckMonster   In reference to Message Id: 1812218


 What is your favorite -ism?

You know what they do to "Smart" people in communist countries who have education or anyone who doubts the system? They disappear...killed, murdered, or put in jail. Communism does not work in the least bit. Everyone who works hard should get a good living. Most people in communist countries work very little and care nothing about you or anyone else. Either way if they work hard or owrk very little, they don’t earn an extra dollar or lose a dollar. How could anyone see a good lifestyle in that?

Alec



07/29/08  12:14am

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  Message To: Reptililian Boy   In reference to Message Id: 1812252


 What is your favorite -ism?

Alec,

The root of why people find Socialism or Communism attractive is that they see someone who has more than they do and become jealous.

"They dont need all that money"

"Look at that house! They should pay much more than I, maybe enough that I dont have to pay"

"Corporate greed!! Tax them!!"

It is nothing more than envy and the desire to have Gov’t ’redistribute’ what they cannot steal themselves.

LOOK at that list in my post above and you will see almost the entire platform for the Democrat Party today.



07/29/08  07:17am

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  Message To: DuckMonster   In reference to Message Id: 1812384


 What is your favorite -ism?

Yeah I will have to read it again. Thanks Duck

Alec



07/29/08  04:16pm

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  Message To: Dagobert   In reference to Message Id: 1812110


 What is your favorite -ism?

Hey Dagobert, where did you go? Incoming!


Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 3:41:52 PM by Hillary’sMoralVoid

Have you heard about the bill Barack Obama has authored that commits $800B to support future development of domestic conventional and alternative energy sources to alleviate the high cost of energy for US citizens and decrease our reliance on foreign sources of energy?

Or how about the bill he authored providing $800B in credits to American companies to update their industrial infrastructure to make them more competitive the world and bring more high-paying jobs back to America?

You haven’t heard of these because they don’t exist.

What you may not have heard about, though, is the bill the Barack Obama crows about that “…exemplifies the message of change I bring…”. It is not something that will help America, rather it is a bill that is the largest direct legislative transfer of wealth out of America in our nation’s history, Senate Bill 2433.

The purpose of this bill is to assist the United Nations in reducing Global Poverty. In effect, it is an extension of the costliest war in U. S. history…the US War on Poverty. A war, incidentally, that we lost.

What is even worse, with the transfer of these funds, we cede any control of their use to the United Nations. Yes, these are the same folks who turned the Food for Oil program into the biggest financial scandal in the history of mankind.

What is so significant about this is its timing. Senate Democrats, including Obama himself, have blamed President Bush for the budget deficits, yet this bill will almost triple those deficits because it is a funds transfer that will produce no US jobs or other economic benefit. This $800B will cost every man, woman and child in Amerca over $7000, money that we don’t even have. In effect, it is like a typical American family making a $30,000 charitable contribution and charging it on a credit card!

This bill is not a gift for the United Nations, it is really a gift from Barack Obama! He is so convinced of his greatness that he sees past the needs of Americans suffering from high gas prices, inflation, spiraling education costs, and economic uncertainty. If this is what he does to us before he is even elected, what would he do to us if he were ever elected?

Perhaps the real gift he has given us is the unmasking of his priorities for the future.


Just Food For Thought. More on the way. Obamoids like you need to wake up.



07/29/08  07:25pm

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  Message To: Dagobert   In reference to Message Id: 1812110


 What is your favorite -ism?

And another Dagobert. Oh by the way, I’ll issue you the same challenge. Show me where Obama has expressed love for this country, respect for our troops, belief in their abilities, the desire to uphold out Constitution. I can wait, because it might take you A WHILE to find anything.



Barack Obama’s Stealth Socialism
By INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Monday, July 28, 2008 4:20 PM PT

Election ’08: Before friendly audiences, Barack Obama speaks passionately about something called "economic justice." He uses the term obliquely, though, speaking in code — socialist code.


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IBD Series: The Audacity Of Socialism


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During his NAACP speech earlier this month, Sen. Obama repeated the term at least four times. "I’ve been working my entire adult life to help build an America where economic justice is being served," he said at the group’s 99th annual convention in Cincinnati.

Democrat Barack Obama arrives in Washington on Monday. On the campaign trail, Obama has styled himself a centrist. But a look at those who’ve served as his advisers and mentors over the years shows a far more left-leaning tilt to his background — and to his politics.
And as president, "we’ll ensure that economic justice is served," he asserted. "That’s what this election is about." Obama never spelled out the meaning of the term, but he didn’t have to. His audience knew what he meant, judging from its thumping approval.

It’s the rest of the public that remains in the dark, which is why we’re launching this special educational series.

"Economic justice" simply means punishing the successful and redistributing their wealth by government fiat. It’s a euphemism for socialism.

In the past, such rhetoric was just that — rhetoric. But Obama’s positioning himself with alarming stealth to put that rhetoric into action on a scale not seen since the birth of the welfare state.

In his latest memoir he shares that he’d like to "recast" the welfare net that FDR and LBJ cast while rolling back what he derisively calls the "winner-take-all" market economy that Ronald Reagan reignited (with record gains in living standards for all).

Obama also talks about "restoring fairness to the economy," code for soaking the "rich" — a segment of society he fails to understand that includes mom-and-pop businesses filing individual tax returns.

It’s clear from a close reading of his two books that he’s a firm believer in class envy. He assumes the economy is a fixed pie, whereby the successful only get rich at the expense of the poor.

Following this discredited Marxist model, he believes government must step in and redistribute pieces of the pie. That requires massive transfers of wealth through government taxing and spending, a return to the entitlement days of old.

Of course, Obama is too smart to try to smuggle such hoary collectivist garbage through the front door. He’s disguising the wealth transfers as "investments" — "to make America more competitive," he says, or "that give us a fighting chance," whatever that means.

Among his proposed "investments":

• "Universal," "guaranteed" health care.

• "Free" college tuition.

• "Universal national service" (a la Havana).

• "Universal 401(k)s" (in which the government would match contributions made by "low- and moderate-income families").

• "Free" job training (even for criminals).

• "Wage insurance" (to supplement dislocated union workers’ old income levels).

• "Free" child care and "universal" preschool.

• More subsidized public housing.

• A fatter earned income tax credit for "working poor."

• And even a Global Poverty Act that amounts to a Marshall Plan for the Third World, first and foremost Africa.

His new New Deal also guarantees a "living wage," with a $10 minimum wage indexed to inflation; and "fair trade" and "fair labor practices," with breaks for "patriot employers" who cow-tow to unions, and sticks for "nonpatriot" companies that don’t.

That’s just for starters — first-term stuff.

Obama doesn’t stop with socialized health care. He wants to socialize your entire human resources department — from payrolls to pensions. His social-microengineering even extends to mandating all employers provide seven paid sick days per year to salary and hourly workers alike.

You can see why Obama was ranked, hands-down, the most liberal member of the Senate by the National Journal. Some, including colleague and presidential challenger John McCain, think he’s the most liberal member in Congress.

But could he really be "more left," as McCain recently remarked, than self-described socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (for whom Obama has openly campaigned, even making a special trip to Vermont to rally voters)?

Obama’s voting record, going back to his days in the Illinois statehouse, says yes. His career path — and those who guided it — leads to the same unsettling conclusion.

The seeds of his far-left ideology were planted in his formative years as a teenager in Hawaii — and they were far more radical than any biography or profile in the media has portrayed.

A careful reading of Obama’s first memoir, "Dreams From My Father," reveals that his childhood mentor up to age 18 — a man he cryptically refers to as "Frank" — was none other than the late communist Frank Marshall Davis, who fled Chicago after the FBI and Congress opened investigations into his "subversive," "un-American activities."

As Obama was preparing to head off to college, he sat at Davis’ feet in his Waikiki bungalow for nightly bull sessions. Davis plied his impressionable guest with liberal doses of whiskey and advice, including: Never trust the white establishment.

"They’ll train you so good," he said, "you’ll start believing what they tell you about equal opportunity and the American way and all that sh**."

After college, where he palled around with Marxist professors and took in socialist conferences "for inspiration," Obama followed in Davis’ footsteps, becoming a "community organizer" in Chicago.

His boss there was Gerald Kellman, whose identity Obama also tries to hide in his book. Turns out Kellman’s a disciple of the late Saul "The Red" Alinsky, a hard-boiled Chicago socialist who wrote the "Rules for Radicals" and agitated for social revolution in America.

The Chicago-based Woods Fund provided Kellman with his original $25,000 to hire Obama. In turn, Obama would later serve on the Woods board with terrorist Bill Ayers of the Weather Underground. Ayers was one of Obama’s early political supporters.

After three years agitating with marginal success for more welfare programs in South Side Chicago, Obama decided he would need to study law to "bring about real change" — on a large scale.

While at Harvard Law School, he still found time to hone his organizing skills. For example, he spent eight days in Los Angeles taking a national training course taught by Alinsky’s Industrial Areas Foundation. With his newly minted law degree, he returned to Chicago to reapply — as well as teach — Alinsky’s "agitation" tactics.

(A video-streamed bio on Obama’s Web site includes a photo of him teaching in a University of Chicago classroom. If you freeze the frame and look closely at the blackboard Obama is writing on, you can make out the words "Power Analysis" and "Relationships Built on Self Interest" — terms right out of Alinsky’s rule book.)

Amid all this, Obama reunited with his late father’s communist tribe in Kenya, the Luo, during trips to Africa.

As a Nairobi bureaucrat, Barack Hussein Obama Sr., a Harvard-educated economist, grew to challenge the ruling pro-Western government for not being socialist enough. In an eight-page scholarly paper published in 1965, he argued for eliminating private farming and nationalizing businesses "owned by Asians and Europeans."

His ideas for communist-style expropriation didn’t stop there. He also proposed massive taxes on the rich to "redistribute our economic gains to the benefit of all."

"Theoretically, there is nothing that can stop the government from taxing 100% of income so long as the people get benefits from the government commensurate with their income which is taxed," Obama Sr. wrote. "I do not see why the government cannot tax those who have more and syphon some of these revenues into savings which can be utilized in investment for future development."

Taxes and "investment" . . . the fruit truly does not fall far from the vine.

(Voters might also be interested to know that Obama, the supposed straight shooter, does not once mention his father’s communist leanings in an entire book dedicated to his memory.)

In Kenya’s recent civil unrest, Obama privately phoned the leader of the opposition Luo tribe, Raila Odinga, to voice his support. Odinga is so committed to communism he named his oldest son after Fidel Castro.

With his African identity sewn up, Obama returned to Chicago and fell under the spell of an Afrocentric pastor. It was a natural attraction. The Rev. Jeremiah Wright preaches a Marxist version of Christianity called "black liberation theology" and has supported the communists in Cuba, Nicaragua and elsewhere.

Obama joined Wright’s militant church, pledging allegiance to a system of "black values" that demonizes white "middle classness" and other mainstream pursuits.

(Obama in his first book, published in 1995, calls such values "sensible." There’s no mention of them in his new book.)

With the large church behind him, Obama decided to run for political office, where he could organize for "change" more effectively. "As an elected official," he said, "I could bring church and community leaders together easier than I could as a community organizer or lawyer."

He could also exercise real, top-down power, the kind that grass-roots activists lack. Alinsky would be proud.

Throughout his career, Obama has worked closely with a network of stone-cold socialists and full-blown communists striving for "economic justice."

He’s been traveling in an orbit of collectivism that runs from Nairobi to Honolulu, and on through Chicago to Washington.

Yet a recent AP poll found that only 6% of Americans would describe Obama as "liberal," let alone socialist.

Public opinion polls usually reflect media opinion, and the media by and large have portrayed Obama as a moderate "outsider" (the No. 1 term survey respondents associate him with) who will bring a "breath of fresh air" to Washington.

The few who have drilled down on his radical roots have tended to downplay or pooh-pooh them. Even skeptics have failed to connect the dots for fear of being called the dreaded "r" word.

But too much is at stake in this election to continue mincing words.

Both a historic banking crisis and 1970s-style stagflation loom over the economy. Democrats, who already control Congress, now threaten to filibuster-proof the Senate in what could be a watershed election for them — at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue.

A perfect storm of statism is forming, and our economic freedoms are at serious risk.

Those who care less about looking politically correct than preserving the free-market individualism that’s made this country great have to start calling things by their proper name to avert long-term disaster.




07/29/08  07:43pm

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  Message To: Dagobert   In reference to Message Id: 1812110


 What is your favorite -ism?

Barack Obama’s patriotic tour has run into a snag. More evidence of communist backing for the candidate has surfaced. The latest to emerge publicly in Obama’s camp is Joelle Fishman, the chairman of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) Political Action Commission. In a column titled, “Big political shifts are underway,” Fishman says that Obama could lead “a landslide defeat of the Republican ultra-right” this November and that he is “ready to listen” to the “left and progressive voters” backing him. Fishman makes it clear that the CPUSA is part of this coalition.

Meanwhile, admitted CPUSA member Alan Maki, writing on the official Barack Obama website, in the “community blogs” section under an “Obama 08” banner, has mentioned the unmentionable. That is the role of CPUSA member Frank Marshall Davis in mentoring Obama during his formative high school years in Hawaii.

Although fine print at the bottom of the page says that “Content on blogs in My.BarackObama represents the opinions of community members and in no way should be interpreted as endorsed or approved by the campaign,” the information provided by Maki is deadly confirmation that a hard-core CPUSA member played a key role in helping raise Obama. It is a story that most media, including some “conservative” news outlets, have shied away from.

Davis, who died in 1987, was a Stalinist who stayed with the CPUSA when others were abandoning it, and he refused, as late as 1956, to deny his membership in the party. He was selected by Obama’s white grandfather to be the future candidate’s role model and father-figure.

Obama showed his gratitude by going to socialist conferences and selecting Marxist professors as his friends in college. Later, of course, he would arrive in Chicago and launch his political career in the arms of communist terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, who, according to declassified intelligence information (PDF), were members of a group with connections to the CPUSA, foreign communist regimes, and even the Soviet KGB. The information shows that their close terrorist associate, Kathy Boudin, attended Moscow University and was subsidized by the Soviet government. Her father was a CPUSA member and a registered Cuban agent, documents show.

Praise for the CPUSA Figure

Announcing the “Frank Marshall Davis roundtable for change” on the Obama website, Maki, a Democratic Party activist and casino worker organizer, explained, “Reading Barack Obama’s book I learned about his mentor, Frank Marshall Davis.” He went on, “Of course, as we all know, Frank Marshall Davis was a Communist and he had a very good understanding of the underlying source of problems which all too often goes unstated and unchallenged and remains hidden because of the high fear-factor level in this country; I am referring to capitalism―a thoroughly rotten system. Frank Marshall Davis also understood through his thorough studies of the situation that socialism provided the only workable alternative to capitalism.”

Saying that he has been “active in the Minnesota DFL and the Democratic Party most of my life,” Maki still wants to know about the specifics of the “change” Obama is promising.

Maki goes on to say, “There really isn’t much for us to learn about ‘change’ from Obama, but there is quite a bit to be gleaned from the writings of Frank Marshall Davis and I thank Barack Obama for bringing him to my attention… now I can say that Frank Marshall Davis is in many ways my mentor, too.”

In a telephone conversation, Maki admitted being a CPUSA member and claimed the FBI had thousands of pages on him. A friendly fellow, he maintains more than a dozen blogs. One of them is simply titled, “Communist manifesto.”

For her part, CPUSA official Fishman seems to have more insight into Obama’s notion of change. “In sharp contrast” to John McCain, Fishman writes, “Obama speaks of strengthening government to provide health care and jobs, address global warming and end the war in Iraq.”



Come on Dagobert, Play.



07/29/08  07:47pm

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  Message To: Dagobert   In reference to Message Id: 1812110


 What is your favorite -ism?

Dagobert, I hope you are reading,


Obama’s Not Exactly’s:
1.) Selma Got Me Born - NOT EXACTLY, your parents felt safe enough to have you in 1961 - Selma had no effect on your birth, as Selma was in 1965. (Google ’Obama Selma’ for his full March 4, 2007 speech and articles about its various untruths.)


2.) Father Was A Goat Herder - NOT EXACTLY, he was a privileged, well educated youth, who went on to work with the Kenyan Government.


3.) Father Was A Proud Freedom Fighter – NOT EXACTLY, he was part of one of the most corrupt and violent governments Kenya has ever had.


4.) My Family Has Strong Ties To African Freedom - NOT EXACTLY, your cousin Raila Odinga has created mass violence in attempting to overturn a legitimate election in 2007, in Kenya. It is the first widespread violence in decades. The current government is pro-American but Odinga wants to overthrow it and establish Muslim Sharia law. Your half-brother, Abongo Obama, is Odinga’s follower. You interrupted your New Hampshire campaigning to speak to Odinga on the phone. Check out the following link for
verification of that....and for more.

Obama’s cousin Odinga in Kenya ran for president and tried to get Sharia Muslim law in place there. When Odinga lost the elections, his followers have burned Christians’ homes and then burned men,
women and children alive in a Christian church where they took shelter.. Obama SUPPORTED his cousin
before the election process here started. Google Obama and Odinga and see what you get. No one wants to know the truth.


5.) My Grandmother Has Always Been A Christian - NOT EXACTLY, she does her daily Salat prayers at 5am according to her own interviews. Not to mention, Christianity wouldn’t allow her to have been one of 14 wives to 1 man.


6.) My Name is African Swahili - NOT EXACTLY, your name is Arabic and ’Baraka’ (from which Barack came) means ’blessed’ in that language. Hussein is also Arabic and so is Obama.


Barack Hussein Obama is not half black. If elected, he would be the first Arab-American President, not the first black President. Barack Hussein Obama is 50% Caucasian from his mother’s side and 43.75% Arabic and 6.25% African Negro from his father’s side. While Barack Hussein Obama’s father was from
Kenya, his father’s family was mainly Arabs. Barack Hussein Obama’s father was only 12.5% African Negro and 87.5% Arab (his father’s birth certificate even states he’s Arab, not African Negro). From....and for more....go to..... http://www.arcadeathome.com/newsboy.phtml?Barack_Hussein_Obama_-_Arab-Americ



http://www.arcadeathome.com/newsboy.phtml?Barack_Hussein_Obama_-_Arab-Ameri


7.) I Never Practiced Islam - NOT EXACTLY, you practiced it daily at school, where you were registered as a Muslim and kept that faith for 31 years, until your wife made you change, so you could run for office.


4-3-08 Article ’ Obama was ’quite religious in Islam’’

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=60559


http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=60559


8.) My School In Indonesia Was Christian – NOT EXACTLY, you were registered as Muslim there and got in trouble in Koranic Studies for making faces (check your own book).


February 28, 2008. Kristoff from the New York Times a year ago: Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as ’one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.’ This is just one example of what Pamela is talking about when
she says ’Obama’s narrative is being altered, enhanced and manipulated to whitewash troubling facts.’


9.) I Was Fluent In Indonesian - NOT EXACTLY, not one teacher says you could speak the language.


10.) Because I Lived In Indonesia, I Have More Foreign Experience – NOT EXACTLY, you were there from the ages of 6 to 10, and couldn’t even speak the language. What did you learn, how to study the Koran and watch cartoons.


11.) I Am Stronger On Foreign Affairs – NOT EXACTLY, except for Africa (surprise) and the Middle East (bigger surprise), you have never been anywhere else on the planet and thus have NO experience with our closest allies.

12.) I Blame My Early Drug Use On Ethnic Confusion - NOT EXACTLY, you were quite content in high school to be Barry Obama, no mention of Kenya and no mention of struggle to identify - your classmates
said you were just fine.

13.)An Ebony Article Moved Me To Run For Office - NOT EXACTLY, Ebony has yet to find the article you mention in your book. It doesn’t, and never did, exist.


14.) A Life Magazine Article Changed My Outlook On Life - NOT EXACTLY, Life has yet to find the article you mention in your book. It doesn’t, and never did, exist.


15.) I Won’t Run On A National Ticket In ’08 – NOT EXACTLY, here you are, despite saying, live on TV, that you would not have enough experience by then, and you are all about having experience first.


16.) Voting ’Present’ is Common In Illinois Senate - NOT EXACTLY, they are common for YOU, but not many others have 130 NO VOTES.


17.) Oops, I Misvoted - NOT EXACTLY, only when caught by church groups and Democrats, did you beg to change your misvote.


18.) I Was A Professor Of Law - NOT EXACTLY, you were a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.

19.) I Was A Constitutional Lawyer - NOT EXACTLY, you were a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.


20.) Without Me, There Would Be No Ethics Bill - NOT EXACTLY, you didn’t write it, introduce it, change it, or create it.


21.) The Ethics Bill Was Hard To Pass – NOT EXACTLY, it took just 14 days from start to finish.


22.) I Wrote A Tough Nuclear Bill - NOT EXACTLY, your bill was rejected by your own party for its pandering and lack of all regulation – mainly because of your Nuclear donor, Exelon, from which
David Axelrod came.


23.) I Have Released My State Records – NOT EXACTLY, as of March, 2008, state bills you sponsored or voted for have yet to be released, exposing all the special interests pork hidden within.


24.) I Took On The Asbestos Altgeld Gardens Mess - NOT EXACTLY, you were part of a large group of people who remedied Altgeld Gardens. You failed to mention anyone else but yourself, in your books.


25.) My Economics Bill Will Help America – NOT EXACTLY, your 111 economic policies were just combined into a proposal which lost 99-0, and even YOU voted against your own bill.

26.) I Have Been A Bold Leader In Illinois – NOT EXACTLY, even your own supporters claim to have not seen BOLD action on your part.

27.) I Passed 26 Of My Own Bills In One Year – NOT EXACTLY, they were not YOUR bills, but rather handed to you, after their creation by a fellow Senator, to assist you in a future bid for higher office.

28.) No One on my campaign contacted Canada about NAFTA - NOT EXACTLY, the Canadian Government issued the names and a memo of the conversation your campaign had with them.

29.) I Am Tough On Terrorism - NOT EXACTLY, you missed the Iran Resolution vote on terrorism and your good friend Ali Abunimah supports the destruction of Israel.

30.) I Want All Votes To Count - NOT EXACTLY, you said let the delegates decide.

31.) I Want Americans To Decide - NOT EXACTLY, you prefer caucuses that limit the vote, confuse the voters, force a public vote, and only operate during small windows of time.

32.) I passed 900 Bills in the State Senate – NOT EXACTLY, you passed 26, most of which you didn’t write yourself.

33.) I Believe In Fairness, Not Tactics – NOT EXACTLY, you used tactics to eliminate Alice Palmer from running against you.

34.) I Don’t Take PAC Money - NOT EXACTLY, you take loads of it.

35.) I don’t Have Lobbyists - NOT EXACTLY , you have over 47 lobbyists, and counting.

36.) My Campaign Had Nothing To Do With The 1984 Ad - NOT EXACTLY, your own campaign worker made the ad on his Apple in one afternoon.

37.) I Have Always Been Against Iraq - NOT EXACTLY, you weren’t in office to vote against it AND you have voted to fund it every single time.

38.) I Have Always Supported Universal Health Care - NOT EXACTLY, your plan leaves us all to pay for the 15,000,000 who don’t have to buy it.



07/29/08  08:08pm

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  Message To: DuckMonster   In reference to Message Id: 1813072


 What is your favorite -ism?

DAGOBERT? DAGObert?.... DagoBert?............. Dagobert?...........dagobert........


No response to the evidence? I have SO MUCH more. I would love to share with you.



08/11/08  11:32pm


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