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The October Surprise Is Coming
The American Thinker ^ | July 13, 2010 | Pamela Geller

Posted on 07/13/2010 1:43:30 AM PDT by Scanian

The October Surprise. We all know it's coming. In what shape, idea, form -- who's to say? Evil always surprises. Its goals are constant, the ultimate objective never changes, but inevitably it manifests itself as the savior of the day, the savior of man. The 2008 Democrat October Surprise that ushered in the first hardcore radical post-American president in American history was the "economic collapse." Oh yes, that was a beaut.

The time before that, the moochers and the looters tried to fake Bush documents -- except that the conservative blogosphere caught them red-handed, so they missed their mark.

But the party of haters, infiltrators, anti-capitalists, the party that is anti-freedom and anti-individual rights, is going to have to pull off something really catastrophic to stay in power this November. And they will, because it is abundantly clear now that they despise the premise of America and they mean to replace it with statism, the source of untold, incomprehensible human misery for centuries.

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1 posted on 07/13/2010 1:43:31 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

This is one of many reasons why I’m very pessimistic about the future of conservatism and capitalism throughout the U.S. Leftists keep fighting for what they truly believe in, while non-leftists don’t fight back enough as equals and as a 100% whole opposition “entity”! Look at how the GOP, from within the U.S. Senate, continues to malfunction, without any kind of political spine whatsoever, and this lack of a political spine has been ongoing for decades, without any actual signs of ending!


2 posted on 07/13/2010 1:53:12 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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The thing that would surprise me the most is if BOzo and Joe the Dumber did something highly competent. No, I’m not exaggerating.


3 posted on 07/13/2010 1:56:37 AM PDT by Hayride
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
...without any actual signs of ending!

I got that same fear. I hope not, but think it may just be the same old same old running the show.

4 posted on 07/13/2010 1:57:01 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Scanian; johnthebaptistmoore

Pamela Geller hits it out of the park! Brava!

johnthebaptistmoore gets it.

Please share and spread this article around, FReepers.

While we have been going to work, the hard left has been going to work on our way of life.

They mean to forever change the United States. Each of us must resist them and their agenda.


5 posted on 07/13/2010 2:13:04 AM PDT by Boucheau
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
Look at how the GOP, from within the U.S. Senate, continues to malfunction, without any kind of political spine whatsoever, and this lack of a political spine has been ongoing for decades, without any actual signs of ending!

Exactly. The GOP in general seems to think that "we suck less" is a workable campaign strategy.

6 posted on 07/13/2010 2:22:18 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Scanian

“Evil always surprises. Its goals are constant, the ultimate objective never changes, but inevitably it manifests itself as the savior of the day, the savior of man.”

I would go so far to say; If ANYTHING big and bad happens we need to hold Obama PERSONALLY responsible.

Pam is correct, the statists will do whatever it takes to stay in power. The agenda is to bring America to it’s knees so they can bring about their “savior”.

(darn it the flow of oil in the gulf may end soon, darn it)


7 posted on 07/13/2010 2:43:59 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (Where is the Black Regiment?)
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To: Scanian
The October Surprise Is Coming..........

"Michele bought me the book: 'Get Sexier in Ninety Days.' "

"And Robert Redford's showing me how to smolder before a teleprompter."

8 posted on 07/13/2010 3:08:47 AM PDT by Liz
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Exhibit A B,C Scott Brown ,Susan Collins ,Olympia Snow


9 posted on 07/13/2010 3:11:00 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

The problem with all this is the muddled thinking of people who want to reference this in terms of the Great Depression and FDR’s image as having been the savior that brought us out of it. This is thought coming from a 60’s perspective that is outmoded and outdated and has zero application in the real world of today.

Not only did we have a work hardened populace in the 30’s, we had very little public debt. FDR did what he did due to the fact that we had significant monetary tools available to him. Yes they were unsuccessful, but we had enough cushion that they wouldn’t bankrupt the country.

Not so today. We are already bankrupt heading into this. If Obama creates a collapse, he will have no tools to bring us out of it. To have govt you have to have the means to pay for it. With a collapsed economy there will be no means to pay and no debt to create. Washington will be toothless.

We will have something far worse than a depression, most likely the fracturing of the States into individual nations or confederations, and general anarchy and chaos and hard times. I think this is what Obama wants. I don’t believe he wants a dictatorship, he wants to bring down the U.S. in order to transfer power back to Europe and Asia while we die on the vine.


10 posted on 07/13/2010 3:12:10 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (No prisoners, no mercy. 2010 is here...)
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To: Scanian

The only one I can see is Michelle Bachman,she tells it like it is


11 posted on 07/13/2010 3:12:19 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Free Vulcan
most likely the fracturing of the States into individual nations or confederations

The best possible outcome IMO.

12 posted on 07/13/2010 3:31:07 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Boucheau
the enemy is ruthless, unscrupulous, and evil -- and willing to do whatever it takes to assume absolute control. They build nothing, produce nothing, create nothing, invent nothing. They steal. They demand. They demoralize. They are destroyers.

I think that sums it up. That said, I don't see how it would be possible to reverse it even if the GOP gets the House in November. Between the bizarre laws that have been passed and the existing laws that have been blatantly ignored, plus their simple rejection of court intervention in their plans, the Dems have completely transformed our entire economic and political structure in a way that is going to be very hard to undo.

The only hope would be something that would invalidate everything they have done (although I can't imagine what that could be, unless it could be proved that Obama was not legitimately qualified to hold office, make appointments, sign bills, etc.). Taking it apart piecemeal will be nearly impossible.

13 posted on 07/13/2010 3:33:55 AM PDT by livius
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To: Scanian

Pam Geller is a GREAT American and fightinmg hard to stop the Ground Zero mooslum mosque.

In the article she wrote:

“And we have seen the Democratic Party decimate our health care system, banking industry, and automobile sector, and introduce sharia (Islamic) finance into the public sector.”

What was she referring to re: “sharia in the public sector”?


14 posted on 07/13/2010 3:38:32 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: ballplayer
The only one I can see is Michelle Bachman,she tells it like it isBallplayer....

My guess is because she is a CPA as is SC Gubernatorial Candidate Haley and Doug Hoffman of NY23 fame.

I do not know if you know any CPA's, they are the most anti-bull-feathers types I have ever met. It is my guess that they are despised by the left and uber left because of it, You can't fudge the numbers with these folks, which is what the Statist need to survive, to keep their shell games alive, they can't have that.

I have had the privilege to meet a potential up and comer running for Congress, not a CPA, but of an equally non-B.S. career. I think this candidate is feared because they are not of the ruling class ik and they are connecting with people, and if things go well this fall, a whole bunch of non-political types will be in leadership roles.

The problem is, how and what will they be able to do if this October Surprise comes to fruition. Frightening to say the least...

15 posted on 07/13/2010 3:38:56 AM PDT by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Scanian
Bolton 2012: The stakes couldn't be higher.

What does this mean? Is Bolton running in 2012? I'd vote for him.

16 posted on 07/13/2010 3:51:46 AM PDT by giotto
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To: Scanian

“If only all Americans had a single neck,
which we could cut it in a single ‘Honor Killing’.”

17 posted on 07/13/2010 3:56:30 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: Scanian

I disagree with the examples given. A Depression or a nuclear attack on the US by terrorists would hurt not help the Dems in November. Far more likely, would be a preemptive attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities to show Presidential leadership and resolve or the Obama adminsitrative trying to pass CIR or a piece of it in the form of the Dream Act to energize the base.


18 posted on 07/13/2010 4:18:39 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Scanian

this time...WE THE PEOPLE.....ARE READY!!!!!!!!


19 posted on 07/13/2010 4:19:19 AM PDT by screaming eagle2 (no matter what you call it...a pre-owned vehicle IS STILL A USED CAR!)
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To: Scanian
I have thought the same thing. An economic colapse would embolden this punk to suspend all constitutional rights, in the name of civil order.

I am sure they are already making plans.

20 posted on 07/13/2010 4:25:07 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: Scanian

mark


21 posted on 07/13/2010 4:25:31 AM PDT by Ladysmith ("A community organizer can't bitch when communities organize." Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Scanian

every year we’re surprised that the merchants start their advertising and Christmas displays in the stores earlier;
likewise the talk—notice i didn’t say “buzz” - i wasn’t born with a chip in my @$$ - nor schoolhoused in the marxist education/indoctrination system of ameriKa—likewise the talk of october surprise now comes earlier and earlier...


22 posted on 07/13/2010 4:27:09 AM PDT by gunnyg (Surrounded By The Enemy Within--~ Our "Novembers" Are Behind Us...If Ya Can Grok That!)
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To: Scanian
The private sector is proving to be very resilient for those attempting now to destroy it. The moratorium on off-shore drilling won't get it done either.

There's misery, for sure, but every morning I go to work I see others doing the same only now it's different. People are working harder, those that can are working longer hours, increased productivity is no longer being squeezed out of the workforce, the workforce is providing it willingly. This phenomenon you can see around you, every day.

I remember when Rush made his prediction about the Clinton tax increases, then the largest in history, and Rush had to eat his hat. It's not that the tax increases weren't egregious, Rush's prediction was sound from a static scoring standpoint, it's just that he failed to take into account the adjustments and the adaptations that private sector players would make to keep what they had. I'm not saying at all that what Obama is attempting to do is a good thing, just that the Chicago red-thugs have not a clue how powerful the private sector can be, especially when faced with adversity.

America isn't like pre-Lenin Russia, or pre-Mao China, we've had two hundred years of economic freedom-and we like it. We're going to be like weeds-you take us out here, we pop up there.

You're not going to kill us Barack, we have enough cash to outlast you, and outlast you we will.

23 posted on 07/13/2010 4:28:01 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: Scanian

The October ‘unexpected’ is coming.....


24 posted on 07/13/2010 4:28:10 AM PDT by deadrock (Liberty is a bitch that needs to be bedded on a mattress of cadavers.)
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To: wayoverontheright

Thanks for the post. We need to fight, but stay positive. I get tired of this sky is falling, let’s slit our wrist mentality. Well, I’m going to work now.


25 posted on 07/13/2010 4:37:32 AM PDT by TheRake
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To: Scanian
Evil always surprises

This is one of the most frustrating facts of life: Bad things happen quickly, Good things happen very, very, slowly.

26 posted on 07/13/2010 4:39:30 AM PDT by LoveUSA (What are we waiting for?)
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To: Scanian
You think the Democrats aren't really that bad?

Obama himself has plainly shown that there is no low level to which he will not stoop, no lie so big he will not tell it, no law so great he will not break it, so sin so hideous he will not commit it.

There is nothing Obama will NOT do to destroy this country!

I used to think Obama was a socialist, but a socialist wants the government to own the means of production.

Obama does not want to own the means of production, he wants to destroy them.

I used to think Obama wanted to give his people a leg up in the American society, culture and economy, but this race war he is fomenting will destroy America.

Obama is the ultimate terrorist. He is not bombing a building, he is not decimating a city or even a state...he is destroying this nation.

Allahu Akbar, indeed...eh, Barky?

27 posted on 07/13/2010 4:40:55 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Does building demolition count as a Muslim engineering achievement?)
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To: Scanian

Propaganda cannot change hungry stomachs, late bills, repossessions and the pain of depression. The dims CAN DO NOTHING TO CHANGE THE BLOODBATH THAT THEY SO WELL DESERVE... BONA PETIT RATS!

LLS


28 posted on 07/13/2010 4:41:39 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: Boucheau

Resist? Sounds like many on this thread have given up hope... I have lots of determination and energy for America... they will have to kill me to stop me from working for the return of Reagan’s America.

LLS


29 posted on 07/13/2010 4:43:59 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

I agree with you. Our elected ‘conservatives’ come to a ‘dirty’ fight while trying to obey the ‘Queensbury Rules’ of boxing or something..

But also,

” “the political tools of truth, exposure, ridicule, disparagement, impeachment, criminal prosecution, and politically-incorrect anger must be added to our arsenal of peaceful weapons against tyranny. ...”

Seems to me that these socialists have gotten their grip fully around our law-enforcement system. To the point that even when they ARE exposed and irrefutable facts are presented, they are not prosecuted honestly and get away with SO much anymore.
We citizens have little else to do but throw up our hands when this administration does as it pleases - and nobody seems to have any power to defend the nation against it anymore.

I myself was first aware of this during the Clinton years. How that man and his wife are not behind bars STILL amazes me. And gives me deep sorrow for this country.


30 posted on 07/13/2010 4:44:36 AM PDT by J40000
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To: pnh102

Look at their leadership. Steele, Boner, and Mich. Pathetic.


31 posted on 07/13/2010 4:51:56 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: ballplayer

She would be a great Speaker. Out with the wimpy RINOS>


32 posted on 07/13/2010 4:53:21 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Case in point: Scott Brown.

What a letdown.


33 posted on 07/13/2010 5:02:12 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: wayoverontheright; holdonnow
"I remember when Rush made his prediction about the Clinton tax increases, then the largest in history, and Rush had to eat his hat. It's not that the tax increases weren't egregious, Rush's prediction was sound from a static scoring standpoint, it's just that he failed to take into account the adjustments and the adaptations that private sector players would make to keep what they had."

A BS statement from start to finish.

34 posted on 07/13/2010 5:20:12 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (BP was founder of Cap & Trade Lobby and is linked to John Podesta, The Apollo Alliance and Obama)
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To: J40000
I agree with you. Our elected ‘conservatives’ come to a ‘dirty’ fight while trying to obey the ‘Queensbury Rules’ of boxing or something..

you mean when they even bother to show up for the fight.
35 posted on 07/13/2010 5:27:10 AM PDT by tenger (If u hav integrity, nothing else matters. If u don't hav integrity, nothing else matters -Simpson(D))
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To: newfreep

There has been some publicity recently about certain banks establishing special procedures for dealing with muzzie customers.


36 posted on 07/13/2010 5:28:28 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: newfreep

There has been some publicity recently about certain banks establishing special procedures for dealing with muzzie customers.


37 posted on 07/13/2010 5:29:02 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

I wouldn’t put it past them to stage an assination attempt and pin it on the Tea Party members.


38 posted on 07/13/2010 5:39:07 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Scanian

I don’t cede the power of evil to “always” surprise, though I completely ‘feel ya’ on the frustration aspect. I think it’s more being frustrated with ourselves for not having seen it coming & doing something about it in hindsight.

Evil is by nature, self-limiting, because outside of a very narrow purview, it primarily (mostly “only”) considers itSELF.
It has self-imposed blinders. It is like the rate-limiting chemical.

Don’t mean to be too ‘out there’ with my thinking, it’s just that thinking this way gives me hope. Consider the multiplicative properties of positive and negative.
Positive (as a metaphor for good) “wins” 2/3 of the time.
I see this in the Bible’s description of the outcome of the war in heaven. The ‘loser’s’, those who joined Satan’s rebellion, were cast to the earth; Rev 12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth...

Personally, I have been ‘surprised’ by evil - most certainly, been blind-sided a time or two :), but like Pearl Harbor in a way...I should’ve seen it coming. In the unforgiving light of hindsight, I DID actually see it coming - and failed to act on it. I’ve learned to trust my gut better, because one big way evil accomplishes its temporary purposes...our brains just ‘can’t get around’ its horridness, and our hearts are slow to catch up.


39 posted on 07/13/2010 5:49:21 AM PDT by spankalib
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To: Scanian
There may be a September surprise, if the Rapture occurs.

If all the righteous people leave to be with YHvH.

No Democrat will be Raptured

shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach

40 posted on 07/13/2010 5:58:10 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Scanian
Don't worry, the party of the neo-fascists will not disappoint.


41 posted on 07/13/2010 5:59:33 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: wayoverontheright
I remember when Rush made his prediction about the Clinton tax increases

I remember that too.

42 posted on 07/13/2010 6:08:28 AM PDT by Huck (Q: How can you tell a party is in the minority? A: They're complaining about the deficit.)
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To: Scanian

The main problem that I see is that there are are not yet enough voters in enough pain to overcome the number of votes from those on the government teat plus the number of manufactured/illegal votes. Even if the Republicans were to take back the House and Senate there are still enough RINOs out there to make their majority a moot point. I would love to be proven wrong but I am not optimistic.


43 posted on 07/13/2010 6:35:59 AM PDT by NCjim ("You can't pick up a turd by the clean end", Bob Lonsberry on Obamacare)
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To: Scanian; Buckhead
The 2008 Democrat October Surprise that ushered in the first hardcore radical post-American president in American history was the "economic collapse." Oh yes, that was a beaut.

The time before that, the moochers and the looters tried to fake Bush documents -- except that the conservative blogosphere caught them red-handed, so they missed their mark.

But the party of haters, infiltrators, anti-capitalists, the party that is anti-freedom and anti-individual rights, is going to have to pull off something really catastrophic to stay in power this November...

ping

44 posted on 07/13/2010 6:40:06 AM PDT by GOPJ (When it's Voter intimidation, the NAACP and the White Citizens Council are brothers under the skin.)
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To: Scanian; sickoflibs; Liz

What will October's Surprise be? Political analyst Jack Wheeler has an idea. "A Second Great Depression," he says, "is the Democrat Party's path to power":

Our country is faced with an impending economic catastrophe, a Second Great Depression. It is being brought about on purpose by a political party that cares only for keeping and expanding its power, and looks upon prosperity as a threat to that power.

ping

45 posted on 07/13/2010 6:44:27 AM PDT by GOPJ (When it's Voter intimidation, the NAACP and the White Citizens Council are brothers under the skin.)
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To: Candor7
What will October's Surprise be? Political analyst Jack Wheeler has an idea. "A Second Great Depression," he says, "is the Democrat Party's path to power":

Our country is faced with an impending economic catastrophe, a Second Great Depression. It is being brought about on purpose by a political party that cares only for keeping and expanding its power, and looks upon prosperity as a threat to that power.

Ping

46 posted on 07/13/2010 6:47:08 AM PDT by GOPJ (When it's Voter intimidation, the NAACP and the White Citizens Council are brothers under the skin.)
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To: GOPJ
Agreed 100%. And why do I agree? Because we are dealig with a fascist enemy in our very midst.

Obama wants every crisis he can create , he engineers them one at a time, and increases his power at each one. So the October surprise will be a created depression from which only THE WON can save people.We would have no depression if the econommic might of America was unleashed, through say, abolishing capital gains tax for 8 years, but that would create too much wealth and power for the white man, contrary to Obamas ideology. He wants to destroy the wealth of middle class America, its retirement savings, and put the middle class of freem menand women under the boot of his fascist government in order to live..

Obamas is no communist. WE NEED TO GET THIS RIGHT, OUR SURVIVAL AS A NATION DEPENDS ON IT!

Obama is a NATIONALIST ( black power /ethnic minority nation dedicated to seizing power on behalf of the racial and ethnic minorities of America based on the idea that America's greatness is fatally flawed because it owes its success to the colonial exploitation of black /ethnic minorities , and historic justice is required as a remedy, pretty much the same as Adolf Hitler's ideology for the German people prior to WWII which dictated historic justice for Germany. This has been candied up and sold to the American people, who have bought it, lock, stock and barrel, and the MSM hides it's dirty underside..)

OBAMA IS A SOCIALIST:

The economic aspect of racial historic justice requires a redistribution of wealth through subverting the present government system from within and using taxation, double dealings with Unions and industry, black mailing of traditional allies like Britain and Israel, and the abuse of other executive powers to redistribute wealth to racial and ethnic minorities rather than provide government services to ALL of the people). Obama plans to do this internationally, and he therefore abjures diplomacy with Britain ( colonial power) and others who were so called exploiters of the "black man."

Obama is a Nationalist Socialist, THATS RIGHT, A FASCIST.

His method of fascism is born of the Chicago thug school. HE IS NOT A COMMUNIST.This is important to know, for Obama cannot be defeated if we think he is a mere communist. His idea of black elitists who are racially and biologically superior to the white man in every way, a hatred of America ,goes much deeper than that of a mere communist.This is revealed by his association with Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Obamas conduct in office on racial and ethnic issues such as the New Black Panther party prosecution, and his refusal to secure our Southern Border, and his conflict with Arizonas illegal alien enforcement.GET IT RIGHT, OBMAMA IS MUCH WORSE THAN A COMMUNIST!

I find it disconcerting that people do not examine what Obama's politics are,because that means we cannot defeat him because we cannot define him. THINK ON IT!. Obama is a fascist, a thug, a man who has no love for America and seeks to willfully destroy her if she does not do his bidding to become his twisted Utopia. He is not a Communist.Get it right. Our survival as a nation depends on it.

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May 12, 2009 Barack Obama, the Quintessential Liberal Fascist

By Kyle-Anne Shiver

“They fear that the development and building of People’s (community) Organizations is the building of a vast power group which may fall prey to a fascistic demagogue who will seize leadership and control and turn an organization into a Frankenstein’s monster against democracy.” - Saul Alinsky responding to his critics, Reveille for Radicals; p. 199

When Saul Alinsky began building his community-organization movement in 1930s Chicago, observers were watching Alinsky with one eye, while with the other eye observing the building of communist and fascist movements in Europe. It wasn’t hard then to see in Alinsky’s programs at home, elements of the people’s revolution from Russia, as well as some of the same “in your face” tactics being employed by Hitler’s Brownshirts.

What Alinsky’s critics saw was the burgeoning of a national movement, the carefully manipulated construction of people’s organizations, which all had two elements in common: (1) a collectivist creed, which denied the existence of personal responsibility; and (2) an amoral dogma, in which all means were justified by an imaginary utopian end.

While most modern Americans remember well Hitler’s Holocaust and the Cold War waged by a solid U.S.S.R., many of these same Americans have swallowed some false history regarding the movements that spawned such widespread, horrendous results. In what may be regarded as the most triumphant propaganda victory of our time, fascism has been scrubbed of all its Marxist roots, while communism has been scrubbed of its millions of callous murders.

This post-WWII propaganda coup undeniably set the stage for the early Alinsky critics’ most feared eventuality, that the massive organizations could be shrewdly adopted by a fascist demagogue, someone who could “seize leadership and control” and turn them into a “Frankenstein’s monster against democracy.”

But perhaps the most cunning propaganda feat in history has been undertaken for the past 8 years. As Jonah Goldberg expertly expounds in his book, Liberal Fascism, American left-wing ideologues have managed to dissociate themselves from all the horrors of fascism with a “brilliant rhetorical maneuver.” They’ve done it by “claiming that their opponents are the fascists.”

Alinsky himself employed this method, quite deviously. Alinsky biographer, Sanford D. Horwitt provides an anecdote using precisely this diabolical tactic to deceive the people. From Horwitt’s Let Them Call Me Rebel:

“...in the spring of 1972, at Tulane University...students asked Alinsky to help plan a protest of a scheduled speech by George H. W. Bush, then U.S. representative to the United Nations - a speech likely to include a defense of the Nixon administration’s Vietnam War policies. The students told Alinsky they were thinking about picketing or disrupting Bush’s address. That’s the wrong approach, he rejoined, not very creative - and besides causing a disruption might get them thrown out of school. He told them, instead, to go to hear the speech dressed as members of the Ku Klux Klan, and whenever Bush said something in defense of the Vietnam War, they should cheer and wave placards reading, ‘The KKK supports Bush.’ And that is what they did, with very successful, attention-getting results.”

In what may eventually prove to be a devious rhetorical feat of monstrous proportions, while the left has been indulging and fostering the “Bush Is Hitler” meme, they may have just put a genuine ideological fascist heir in the White House.

There is inherent danger in making scurrilous comparisons (as were perpetrated unceasingly against George W. Bush), but there seem to be some very worrisome signs in the rise of Barack Obama that we Americans would be foolish to ignore.

Obama, the Closer

As I put forth last year in “Obama, the Closer”, Barack Obama, did not start his movement; Alinsky did.

Nor did Obama amass the organizations that propelled him. As detailed by Heidi J. Swarts, in her book, Organizing Urban America, the movement begun by Saul Alinsky in the 1930s has morphed into thousands of secular and faith-based leftist political organizations. ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) has perhaps the highest public profile, is most reputed for radicalism, and is the organization with which Barack Obama was first aligned. But ACORN is the mere tip of a veritable iceberg of Alinsky-styled community organizations that sweep across the entire United States and make up the backbone of faith-based progressive movements as well.

These euphemistically called “community” organizations have next to nothing to do with improving the communities and everything to do with politics, primarily strong-arming government money to advance their political aims. Prior to Reagan’s election, these groups worked independently for the most part, each seeking to effect local change towards leftist ends.

But with Reagan’s victory, ACORN founding member Wade Rathke sent out a memo (published by Swarts; Organizing Urban America; p. 29) that would reverberate all the way to Barack Obama’s moment. ACORN had been behaving as a sort of “Lone Ranger of the Left” for too long, wrote Rathke. Ronald Reagan had formed a coalition among the middle-class that threatened to bring greater prosperity without left-wing Statists calling the shots. Rathke put out the call to the ACORN troops to stop antagonizing those who would be allies, especially unions and church organizations, once shunned by ACORN as too placid for the real fight for power. For the next 25 years, the community organization network built, proliferated and formed a solid, nation-wide base of political strength, purely according to Alinsky’s original vision, and all just waiting for the right candidate to tap into it and lead it.

When folks from all corners of America proclaimed, seemingly with one voice, Barack is the “One we’ve been waiting for,” they were speaking out of the vast Alinsky-originated network.

Neither did Barack Obama invent the political “ideology of change,” nor design its carefully crafted propaganda. While media folks talked of the tingles up their legs and the brilliant rhetoric of Barack Obama, they were heralding the speaker only, not the creator of the movement and its slogans. That would have been Saul Alinsky, the man who took fascism and cunningly made it appear to casual observers every bit as American as apple pie.

Barack Obama is merely the movement’s closer, the quintessential liberal fascist with a teleprompter.

Alinsky’s Ideology of Change: The Third Way

Goldberg fastidiously notes the comparison between Alinsky’s “in your face” rules for radicals, studied and perfected by Barack Obama, and shows them to have profoundly fascist roots:

“...there’s no disputing that vast swaths of his (Alinsky’s) writings are indistinguishable from the fascist rhetoric of the 1920s and 1930s...His worldview is distinctly fascistic. Life is defined by war, contests of power, the imposition of will. Moreover, Alinsky shares with the fascists and pragmatists of yore a bedrock hostility to dogma. All he believes in are the desired ends of the movement, which he regards as the source of life’s meaning...But what comes through most is his unbridled love of power. Power is a good in its own right for Alinsky. Ours ‘is a world not of angels but of angles,’ he proclaims in Rules for Radicals, ‘where men speak of moral principles but act on power principles.”

Saul Alinsky was the man who transformed politics in America into all-out war mode. Alinsky’s tenth rule of the ethics of means: “You do what you can with what you have and clothe it with moral garments.” All’s fair in love and war, and politics, to Alinsky, was war.

“A People’s (community) Organization is not a philanthropic plaything or a social service’s ameliorative gesture. It is a deep, hard-driving force, striking and cutting at the very roots of all the evils which beset the people. It thinks and acts in terms of social surgery and not cosmetic cover-ups.

A People’s Organization is dedicated to an eternal war

. A war is not an intellectual debate, and in the war against social evils there are no rules of fair play.” Saul Alinsky; Reveille for Radicals; p. 133

Alinsky includes an entire section in Rules for Radicals on “The Ideology of Change.” The watchword of the Obama campaign was “change.” Just as Hitler mobilized the masses with a calculatingly undefined demand for “change,” so did Alinsky disciple, Barack Obama.

“Everything must be different!” or “Alles muss anders sein!,” Hitler’s own campaign slogan, morphed into “Unite for Change,” and the Obama transition team’s change.gov. Even the idea of a vast “movement” was borrowed from Hitler. As Goldberg states, Hitler used the phrase, “the Movement,” more than 200 times in Mein Kampf.

The word ‘movement’ itself is instructive. Movement, unlike progress, doesn’t imply a fixed destination. Rather, it takes it as a given that any change is better.

(Goldberg; Liberal Fascism; p. 176) Perhaps the most intoxicating allure to the fascist demagogue and his movement for undefined change is its misleadingly conciliatory flavor. Barack Obama continually, throughout his campaign and even now, portrays himself as the Third Way between the cantankerous factions that have polarized America for the past 80 years, since liberal fascism took root as the Progressive Movement.

Obama claimed that Bush was too much the ideologue, that his policies were driven by the Christian right, involved “false choices” between all-out war on the one hand and diplomacy on the other, between the welfare state and cold-hearted, do-nothing conservatism, between absolute sovereignty and cowardly submission to the global community, between doing all and doing nothing. And if any of this gibberish were a true reflection of our political disagreements, Obama would be somewhat correct. But as any sentient person knows, this radical presentation of Obama’s is absolutely false. That gets lost, though, in the leader’s conciliatory tone.

What must not get lost, however, is the very real fact that this Third Way movement for change is as fascist as anything we have ever seen in the USA. As Alinsky described his own “Ideology of Change,” the lure is in the claim that the leader has no ideology that would confine his outlook to hard choices between what is moral or immoral, that there are no boundaries set by either religion or politics, that everything can change and the only thing that matters is one’s end intention to do something good.

As Hitler, before Alinsky, proclaimed, “Our program is to govern,” not delve into theory and dogma. This is in itself very appealing, especially to an electorate sick of the contentiousness of the past decade. This undefined “ideology of change” for the sake of change, for some action that will break through the roadblocks of polarization, has tremendous allure.

But Goldberg bursts that bubble:

The ‘middle way’ sounds moderate and un-radical. Its appeal is that it sounds unideological and freethinking. But philosophically the Third Way is not mere difference splitting; it is utopian and authoritarian. Its utopian aspect becomes manifest in its antagonism to the idea that politics is about trade-offs. The Third Wayer says that there are no false choices -‘I refuse to accept that X should come at the expense of Y.’ The Third Way holds that we can have capitalism and socialism, individual liberty and absolute unity. Fascist movements are implicitly utopian because they - like communist and heretical Christian movements — assume that with just the right arrangement of policies, all contradictions can be rectified. (Goldberg; Liberal Fascism; p. 130)

Of course, thinking people — when they are indeed thinking — know this is an utterly false promise. Life will never be made perfect because all human beings are imperfect.

Unity, the Diabolical Lure

What of this longed-for unity then? Barack Obama proclaimed he was leading a movement of people “united for change.” What is the appeal of unity?

The modern liberal fascist seeks that state between mother and child which exists early on before the child seeks his own independence, before mother must set herself at odds with him. It is the perfectly secure state of childhood where all is lovely and peaceful and nurturing, but cannot continue indefinitely if the child is to be prepared to face a world of difficulty and hard choices. Nevertheless, the yearning continues. It is this primordial yearning which sets itself in the crosshairs of the fascist demagogue.

But in adult life, this type of unity is anything but desirable, anything but virtuous. As Goldberg states, however, “elevation of unity as the highest social value is a core tenet of fascism and all leftist ideologies.”

The allure of this mystical unity is so great that its demand to sacrifice reason and thought on the false altar of infantile security is seemingly lost to many. But as Goldberg also reminds us, “unity is, at best, morally neutral and often a source of irrationality and groupthink.”

Rampaging mobs are unified. The Mafia is unified. Marauding barbarians bent on rape and pillage are unified. Meanwhile, civilized people have disagreements, and small-d democrats have arguments. Classical liberalism is based on this fundamental insight, which is why fascism was always anti-liberal.

Liberalism rejected the idea that unity is more valuable than individuality. For fascists and other leftists, meaning and authenticity are found in collective enterprises - of class, nation, or race - and the state is there to enforce that meaning on everyone without the hindrance of debate. (Goldberg; Liberal Fascism; p. 172)

Just as the healthy relationship between parent and developing child demands friction, so does the healthy relationship between truly liberal citizens. Unity is the siren song of tyranny, not the call to genuine progress.

Fascism: The Two Birds with One Stone Approach

I think of Obama’s liberal fascism as a cancer that attempts to kill the two birds of American exceptionalism with one stone. It is a deviously appealing Third Way that in the end, if allowed to triumph completely, kills both individual liberty and Judeo/Christian religion with its single stone.

And, indeed this was the precise goal of Adolph Hitler. Unlike the outspoken hatred of private property and religion espoused by communists under Lenin and Stalin, Hitler preferred the more moderate-seeming incremental takeover of private enterprise in the interest of the “common good,” and the slow-death of Judeo/Christian religion by chipping away at it and replacing the people’s dependence upon God gradually with reliance on the state (Hitler).

[Note: Hitler’s Holocaust was based on the Progressive Eugenics principles set forth by Social Darwinist scientists and social engineers of the 1920s, widely accepted both in Europe and in the United States. Religion was not at the core of the Holocaust; race was. However, Hitler’s other chief aim was to destroy the Judeo/Christian religions, which he believed had ruined the Germanic race’s world predominance.]

Of course, as the German people were duped into giving Hitler totalitarian powers to work his magic “change,” he took off the kid gloves and accelerated the program.

In the end, however slow the process, however seemingly benign the growth of the state may seem, liberal fascism has the same result of all tyrannies before it: hell on earth for most and a self-indulgent feast for the Statists in power.

As Barack Obama speaks, thinking Americans ought to hear the echoes of past fascist demagogues and remember. Remember.

When Barack Obama promises “collective redemption” through his profligate spending programs and vast overtures to a new world order built on love for our fellow man, we ought to shudder not swoon.

We ought to remember that healthy global relationships are built upon respect, not all-encompassing love, and that redemption for one’s soul is a commodity the state is not empowered to offer.

As Pope Benedict XVI has so presciently warned:

Wherever politics tries to be redemptive, it is promising too much. Where it wishes to do the work of God, it becomes, not divine, but demonic.

Be not fooled, America. The movement, which appears most benign is instead the most malignant growth ever seen on our soil. It’s a cancer that will kill, and however slowly it grows or however nice it may look on the surface, doesn’t change a thing.

Kyle-Anne Shiver is a frequent contributor to American Thinker. She welcomes your comments at kyleanneshiver@gmail.com.

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47 posted on 07/13/2010 6:57:44 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes.......is fascist... ...He meets every diagnostic of history)
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To: Candor7
Power is a good in its own right for Alinsky. Ours ‘is a world not of angels but of angles,’ he proclaims in Rules for Radicals, ‘where men speak of moral principles but act on power principles.”

Alinsky's right on this part. He was a totally brilliant men - and a nice person - one on one. But I don't think he understood the day would come when his tactics would be used by those in power...

Thanks for your comments, Candor7 - interesting stuff.

48 posted on 07/13/2010 8:12:43 AM PDT by GOPJ (Voter intimidation? New Black Panthers and old White Citizens Council - brothers under the skin.)
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To: Scanian
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They don't play by the rules, with no accountability or watch dogs, it seems like it will get worse. The power behind the left is great. The media blackout in the Gulf and blackout of Obama's background are examples of it.

49 posted on 07/13/2010 8:36:03 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Scanian; johnthebaptistmoore

Next time he e-mail me for another contribution I will refer to his voting with the two RINO “ladies”(?) in Maine and give him the finger you see at post #17!!!


50 posted on 07/13/2010 9:35:20 AM PDT by danamco (")
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