JERROLD SOBEL: QUOTES FROM CHAIRMAN OBAMA
“If you look at the victories and failures of the civil rights movement and its litigation strategy in the court, I think where it succeeded was to vest formal rights in previously dispossessed peoples.” He further lamented: “But the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and sort of more basic issues of political and economic justice in this society….It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution.” Restraints he’s been trying to break free of since the first day he took office.
In 1864, Karl Marx founded the International Working Men’s Association, known in communist literature as “the First International.” Three years hence, in 1867 he would then publish his most famous work, Das Kapital.
The starting point for Marxist philosophy, and the basis of Das Kapital, is the observation that, in general, the world revolves on a capitalist economy wherein people with money hire people without money to make things and provide services. Marx observed that capitalism is self-defeating and predicted that class distinctions would become wider and wider. He proposed that capitalism should be replaced with a system where work is performed for the common good rather than for money provided by a privileged class; in other words, he proposed communism.
Marx believed that the problem with the socialism of his day was that it did not deal with economic issues. He proposed that his new (communist) economic system, which called for redistribution of wealth was more equitable. Redistribution of wealth, where have we heard that term lately?
“The redistribution of wealth,” in his own words, Obama is right on board with Marx on this one. Slipping under the radar by carefully wording his speeches, he has insidiously been pushing this Marxist philosophy from day one. Constantly referencing the “rich,” not doing their fair share, he has incessantly inspired class envy like no other president in the history of our country. In speech after speech Obama has been driving home this Marxist ideology. Such was the case this past March 30th in Burlington Vermont where he once again argued for transferring money from one group of people to another, denouncing what he deemed, “you’re on you’re own economics,” thus continuing his demonization as somehow evil the more successful in American society.
Unfortunately, in pursuing this dyed in the wool Marxist philosophy, Obama fails to mention that it’s proven to be an abject failure wherever tried. From the Soviet Union and the Eastern block to the decrepit Cuban economy, socialism/communism has not worked. Let’s look at the Peoples Republic of China.
From an economic standpoint, it seems like an oxymoron to depict communist China as communist. Today the economic success of that country; one of the most robust in the world is based upon capitalism not communism.
In the 1960’s under thumb of Chairman Mao, millions died in what became known as “the Great Leap Forward,” the Chinese cultural revolution. During this raucous period, capitalism was the imprecation of the Chinese authorities. Their favorite term for governments engaged in this “sinister” practice was “running dog lackeys.” However by the late 80’s onward, a new paradigm began to overtake the country. The communist party realizing the error of its ways began exhorting their people to ditch this discredited economic system and start making money. Soon the entreprenurial spirit that has spurred upward mobility for millions of Americans began doing the same for the Chinese.
Paradoxically, as President Obama seeks to eschew a system that has allowed for the strongest economy and the highest standard of living the world has ever known, the Chinese are wholeheartedly embracing it. Rather than view the Chinese success as reaffirmation of capitalism, Obama wants to buy into the defunct European, socialist model.
One can only imagine the laughter in many a Chinese household as they discuss the stranglehold they now have on the U.S. by financing an increasingly larger chunk of American debt. Or how Western Europe, on the verge of bankruptcy now comes to them, hat in hand for help with their debt. If ever there was a 180 degree reversal of fortunes, this is it.
Today there is a fundamental philosophical schism within our country between free enterprise and individualism on one side and government controlled economy on the other. In his July 18, 2012 “If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own” speech. Obama makes no bones or excuses about which side he’s on.
- How did he pay for his education at Occidental College?
- What were his grades there?
- When he was a 20 year old Sophomore where did he get the money to travel to Indonesia, Pakistan, India, and Africa?
- What were his grades at Columbia?
- Who paid for his tuition at Harvard?
- What were his grades at Harvard?
- Was he an exchange student? If he was, what country did he claim to come from?
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