THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: AS RED AS IT GETS
By Alan Caruba
Since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, it is often believed that Communism died with it. Not so, Communism is alive and well in China, North Korea, Cuba, and Venezuela.
From the days of Harry S. Truman, who discovered that Franklin Delano Roosevelt had given the Soviets Eastern Europe at the World War II Yalta Conference, American Presidents have steadfastly done what they believed was required to keep Communism “contained,” some Presidents more successfully than others.
The Communist Manifesto is well worth reading. Among its planks, is the abolition of private property, and a government that owns or controls much of the U.S. landmass is antithetical to this keystone of American capitalism.
The Communist Manifesto calls for “a heavy progressive or graduated income tax." It calls for the centralization of credit in the hands of the sovereign state. We have a “Federal Reserve System” that is the central bank, or national bank, of the U.S.A.
The Communist Manifesto calls for “centralization of the means of communications and transportation.” We have the "Federal Communications Commission." There’s more and you can read about it here.
America has never had a Communist President, until now.
While others have written how obvious it is that Obama is a “Socialist,” I think this is a matter of caution in a society that has not seriously used the word “Communist” since the 1950s, when entities like the House Un-American Activities Committee actively investigated and exposed how many Communists existed and operated in the U.S. government, the labor unions, and Hollywood.
It’s not like Barack Hussein Obama has come out and said, “Yes, I’m a Communist,” but you don’t have to have a Ph.D. in Political Science to connect the dots. The process is made murky by the way Obama has deliberately covered his tracks wherever he could, while dropping broad hints.
Obama is the classic “red diaper” baby, the result of a union between his mother, Stanley Dunham, and Barack Obama, Sr., memorialized in Dreams of My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (1995). However, Jerome Corsi, the author of Obama Nation: Leftist Politics & the Cult of Personality (2010), notes that “we are told by Obama outright … that much of the autobiography is not factually true, at least not as written.” Indeed, much of what Obama has had to write or say of his life is fiction of one sort or another.
His father abandoned his mother, returning to Africa “to live the life of a chronic alcoholic.” He was also “a man of the Left.” Obama’s mother remarried and took her son off to Indonesia, but, other than Obama's developing a fondness of Islam, not much is known of that period. A second divorce put Obama in the care of his grandparents in Hawaii, and it was there where his most formative development occurred.
In his excellent book, Dupes: How America's Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century (2010), historian Dr. Paul Kengor traces the role of the former Soviet Union and the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) as it developed both spies and “fellow travelers” devoted to turning the U.S.A. toward Communism.
Towards its end, the book traces the most important influences in the life of President Obama. The conclusion that he is a Communist is unavoidable.
Obama’s grandparents were devoted to socialism, raising their daughter in schools known for it, even attending a church that reflected it. They were close friends with Frank Marshall Davis, a member of the CPUSA and an Afro-American. Dr. Kengor noted that, during the 1970s, the period of Obama’s adolescence, “His impact is profound because he mentored a young man who made it all the way to the White House.”
Among the hints Obama drops in Dreams of My Father was a reference to his college years “hanging out with Marxist professors,” attending “socialist conferences,” and discussing “neocolonialism.” Dr. Kengor quotes Dr. John Drew, a contemporary of Obama at Occidental College, for whom Obama was “as a fellow Marxist” and said of the President, “Obama was already an ardent Marxist when I met (him) in the Fall of 1980.”
After graduating from Columbia University, long a hotbed of a Leftist faculty and students indoctrinated with a Liberal political philosophy, and later Harvard Law School, Obama moved to Chicago where he became close friends with former far-Left Weatherman terrorists of the 1960s, Bill Ayers, and his wife Benardine Dohrn. His first venture into politics took place in a fund-raiser in their home. (Ayers calls himself “a communist with a small ‘c’.”)
Obama attended a Black Liberation church in Chicago led by Reverend Jeremiah Wright, who rarely had a good word to say about America.
Among those chosen to be in his administration was Van Jones, “an avowed Communist” named as Obama’s “green jobs czar.” When exposed, he resigned. Another figure of the far Left was Jeff Jones, whose consulting firm, the Apollo Alliance, “helped write President Obama’s budget-bursting $800 billion ‘stimulus’ bill passed by Congress shortly into the Obama Presidency.”
For those still in denial, consider an article by Stanislav Mishin that appeared in Pravda, the Russian newspaper that was formerly one of the main organs of the Soviet Union. “It must be said that, like the breaking of a great dam, the American descent into Marxism is happening with breathtaking speed, against the backdrop of a passive, hapless sheep”, much of which he attributed to “the election of Barack Obama.”
That was written before the spontaneous explosion of the quintessentially American Tea Party movement. Since then we have seen the dramatic reversal of power in Congress that occurred as the result of the November, 2010, elections.
The harm and damage done by our first Communist President will take years to repair, but Americans have wakened to --
• the centralization of education in the federal government,
• the threat of the Environmental Protection Agency’s assertion of control over America’s energy sector,
• the refusal of the Interior Department to grant drilling permits,
• the devaluation of the U.S. dollar by the Federal Reserve System,
• and the incremental efforts of an anti-American-controlled U.S. government to undermine defense, national security, our economy, and our worldwide reputation as a defender of freedom.
Winston Churchill, the former British Prime Minister who led Britain through World War II and coined the term “Iron Curtain,” said of Communism, “it is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”
© Alan Caruba, 2011
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