During November, December and into January following the election of Obama to the office of President, conventional wisdom among the conservative and moderate elite was that Obama would govern from the center. During the first few weeks of his administration that began to change to a “hope” that he would move to the center from the far left position he began with, as he gained more experience and heeded the advice of those with a better understanding of how our system works.
Millions of American voters, ignoring Obama’s resume of socialist activities and his lack of a resume in governing, were caught up in the historic importance of electing our first black President. Closing their eyes to reality, they projected their desires into Obama’s carefully crafted rhetoric, hearing what they wanted and rejecting or denying the clear evidence of his intentions.
The Obama agenda that is emerging before our eyes can in no way be called centrist. Instead, it is following in the patterns established over the past century and a half by international socialism. The continuing optimism concerning Obama’s ability to govern a free society demonstrates a lack of understanding of both Obama and socialism. Even those who disagree with his policies insist they are not really socialist. Socialism takes on many forms depending on the culture on which it is imposed. The single characteristic that makes socialism, socialism is the redistribution of wealth and income. That is the litmus test.
Obama is the face of the socialist movement in America. He is not the socialist movement. The real socialist movement is composed of the environmentalists, academics, media elites, and the Democratic Party leadership. With the passing of each news cycle Obama appears to be more a pawn of the movement rather than its leader. His agenda and the movement’s agenda are identical and interchangeable. That agenda is two-pronged.
First is the destruction of free-market capitalism to be replaced with a centrally planned, government run economy. By hyping the current temporary downturn in the up and down cycles of capitalism and capitalizing on the propaganda war directed against President Bush for the past eight years an opportunity has been created for an expansion of regulatory control over the economy never before seen in American history. As Rom Emmanuel says, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.
The second prong of the socialist agenda is the dismantling of the traditional American culture as a “melting pot” and replacing it with a fragmented society based on class envy and class warfare that is easier to control from Washington. The cornerstone of this agenda is the destruction of the family unit by promoting unwed motherhood, welfare dependency, and redefining the meanings of marriage and family. The further fragmenting of our culture is carried out through immigration policies, multiculturalism, bilingual education and the importation of millions of illegal immigrants.
If you want to understand better the future Obama has in store for you read the next article by Jeffery Folks printed in the March 15th, edition of American Thinker. It contains the most vivid first hand account of the destructive nature of socialism I have read in a long time.
My Socialist Past
By Jeffrey Folks
Anyone who has lived inside the demoralized, unproductive, gray prison of a communist state, as I did in the mid-1980s, knows to what depths of impoverishment the egalitarian fantasies of socialism inevitably lead. They lead to decades of frustrated poverty and lifetimes of untreated illness culminating in early death. I remember the columns of death notices for men and women in their forties and fifties that appeared in the local newspaper. Gradually I learned to associate those death notices with the lack of fresh foodstuffs, the travesty of state health care, and the pervasive demoralization of an enslaved population drowning itself in cheap alcohol and cigarettes.