Saturday, March 19, 2011

Obama, As Red as It Gets

By Alan Caruba

Isn’t it about time that the mainstream media and all others begin to examine the record and conclude that a Communist holds the reins of power in the White House?

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 Truman who discovered that Franklin Roosevelt had given the Soviets Eastern Europe at the WWII Yalta Conference, American presidents have steadfastly done what they believed was required to keep Communism “contained.”; some 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 capitalism.

The Manifesto calls for “a heavy progressive or graduated income tax." It calls for the centralization of credit in the hands of the state. We have a “Federal Reserve” that is a national bank.

It calls for “centralization of the means of communications and transportation.” We have a 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 existed in the government, the 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 PhD 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.” However, Jerome Corsi, the author of “Obama Nation” 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 him off to Indonesia, but other than 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”, 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. 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. Obama attended a Black Liberation church in Chicago led by Rev. Jeremiah Wright who rarely had a good word for America. Ayers calls himself “a communist with a small ‘c’.”

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 socialist menace of the nation’s public sector unions,

• 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,

• and the incremental efforts of an anti-American 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 that nation 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

17 comments:

John C. Drew, Ph.D. said...

Hi Alan:

Just one correction. I graduated from Oxy in 1979. I only met young Obama because I was back on the West Coast visiting a girlfriend who was a senior at Oxy. See my recent article in AT, http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/02/meeting_young_obama.html

Regards, John

Jane said...

OMG!

Ronbo said...

@Alan:

Excellent article about Comrade Obama that I have award the Five Star Ronbo Rating.

I will post a link to it from my blog...MAY IT GO VIRAL!

The only conclusion that I can draw from your well researched and written article is that Obama's Final Solution To The American Problem is the complete destruction of the United States of America as a force for liberty in the world.

joetote said...

Great article Alan,

Nothing much I can add here as you know from my past rants and raves how I feel about this. Well researched and reasonable in it's conclusions! As always for me, an enjoyable read and learning experience. Thanks as always.

Alan Caruba said...

Thanks guys. This may surprise you, but I do not expect much reaction to this commentary outside of my blog's readers and those of other conservative sites to which I contribute.

We have at least two generations of Americans that have little or no idea of the Cold War or, for that matter, Communism.

Ronbo said...

@Alan:

Re. "We have at least two generations of Americans that have little or no idea of the Cold War or, for that matter, Communism."

Very true.

I think the younger generations are in for a return of the various 20th century totalitarian movements bent on world conquest.

And they will learn the truth about them by bitter experience and recall the words of warning from their elders.

If our young people survive this wake up call from Hell, they will be liberty's strongest defenders for many years.

joetote said...

Alan,
Re. "We have at least two generations of Americans that have little or no idea of the Cold War or, for that matter, Communism."

I fully agree here on this. If you remember, i noted a few weeks back the fact that when I was in school we were required to take a course on communism and it's fallacies and noted the fact that not only is it now not taught, but in fact that same failed Communism is now glorified by the leftist leaning education community. and people actually wonder why we're going down the tubes?

Dave's Daily Day Dream said...

Norman Dodd had it correct, after all.

http://www.supremelaw.org/authors/dodd/interview.htm

Thanks for keeping this at the forefront of our attention. Several of us will grow to many and then eventually a majority. Patience and rationality is the key. It is easy to connect the dots once you see them.

Dave's Daily Day Dream said...

http://www.supremelaw.org/authors/dodd/interview.htm

Alan, the URL got cut off in my previous response.

Thanks Dave

James said...

Hey, Mr. Caruba,
I have been reading your blog since mid-February, and I must say it has provided a much-needed wakeup call. As a member of the post-communism generation (I missed it by a few months), it's difficult to find a news source that highlights how dangerous the Communist agenda is to America.
The college I attend is no stranger to the Marxist religion. From everything I have read of Communism, it truly manifests itself in academia, and most of the foundational classes I am taking have stayed this course to the letter (I even got marked down by a professor for saying that Marxism doesn't matter in local jobs). It is a testament to the truth of your earlier critiques of contemporary education.
My solution: get the Communists out of academia and the government, and the American Way will re-emerge.
Here's hoping you will continue to shine the light of truth on all the fallacies the Left foists upon us.
James

Guy in Ohio said...

Alan, the problem with peoples' understanding of Communism is that, on paper, it sounds pretty good. A large percentage of our population has no memory of, or real world experience with Communism, and our schools are doing a miserable job of presenting our youth with the facts of Communism's sordid history.

In the absence of information to the contrary, the basic idea of a society where nobody suffers and everybody is happy sure sounds good, especially to a kid. It isn't until you study the history of Communism, and the manifestations of its flaws that you see just how unworkable it really is.

As usual, I fault the liberal invasion of our schools for this, and until we take back our schools, we're going to have a hard time winning any battles when it comes to ideologies.

Alan Caruba said...

@James. I am biased, but I daresay you will learn more accurate history and political theory from my blog than four years in the college you're attending. I recommend you keep on reading this blog and share word of it with you friends.

PatriotUSA said...

Very well done Alan. I will be sharing this and sending to many people I know ho will agree with all you have written here. It is true, we have a commie pinko on the White House.

Ronbo said...

Blogger PatriotUSA said...

Very well done Alan. I will be sharing this and sending to many people I know ho will agree with all you have written here. It is true, we have a commie pinko on the White House.


Thank the Good Lord that this "commie pinko" Obama is clearly a low I.Q. bisexual beta male with no leadership abilities, and not an alpha male hardcore commie leader like Lenin, Stalin, or Mao.

Do you think the USA would still be a free country after over two years with any one of that trio in power?

I predict the "Progressives" in later years will curse the name of Obama as being a stupid weakling who threw away a complete Communist victory over the United States of America.

LarryOldtimer said...

From each individual according to ability, and to each according to the individual's needs ~Karl Marx, 1848

Sounds wonderful to most, until the individual discovers that the individual's needs and abilities are exactly what the Politburo decides are needed at the time.

Who does not have the ability to be a ditch digger? Food, water, some protection (or perhaps not) from the elements and rude clothing are all that any individual really needs.

Bob Mack said...

40 years ago a guy like Obama would've been under 24 hour-a-day FBI surveillance.

cabby said...

Excellent article Alan.
The comments about the younger generation being lied to about communism is very true and must be undone. I being of the older generation knew immediately what being a community organizer meant.Communist agitator is what they called it in my younger days. This is why death panels (life and death decision by bureaucrat committee)was incorporated into Obamacare. The sooner the older generation is out of the way the better. We are the ones who know the truth about communism and it's evil effects. We are also the ones who know our Constitution has made this country the first in history to truly empower the individual. There's still enough of us left along with some other informed people to take this country back from the socialist commie liberals who are trying to destroy it.