Skip to comments.Obama's a Communist: Why is it Name Calling? - ALAN KEYES
Posted on 03/04/2009 5:50:48 PM PST by EternalVigilance
"It has been frequently remarked that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force." The Federalist
"With words we govern men." Benjamin Disraeli
In practice, the substance of liberty is deliberate, voluntary choice. Constrained by the threat or use of force; manipulated by lies and misinformation; herded by contrived circumstances; choice is not voluntary, and those who make it are not free. Where free choice prevails, communication is the key to persuasion. Words (including in this term the language of music and graphic images) convey facts, ideas and feelings that sway and determine the will. For those who would be free, words matter.
Understanding this, the enemies of freedom do their best to limit or eliminate words that interfere with their design for despotism. They especially seek to stigmatize and discourage the use of words freighted with the sad and tragic history of tyranny and dictatorship. That's why the use of the word 'communist' to describe Barack Obama has aroused such furious diatribe and aspersion. Call him liberal. Call him socialist. Even call him a Marxist if you will. But communist is a dirty word, a cheap shot, just resentful name calling.
Of course, it wasn't a dirty word when Marx or Engels used it to describe their ideology, or when Lenin wielded it to rally his forces on behalf of the proletariat. Marx's ponderous writings are boring and not even half-true. The bulk of people who claim and act in his name have probably never read much beyond the "Communist Manifesto." But this makes Marxism a false name, not a bad one. It took the millions murdered or dead from famine in the assault on Russia's middle class farmers (the Kulaks); it took the millions slaughter and consigned to hellish gulags during Stalin's other purges; it took the millions mobbed, defenestrated, hacked to death in Mao's cultural revolution; it took the smoking ruins of the tens of thousands slain in Kampuchea's killing fields; and so on and on, to make communism a dirty word. It took the destruction of churches, the persecution of dissidents, the use of crushing military force against unarmed civilians seeking only the dignity of their human rights; to give communists a bad name.
Given this history, it's easy to understand why folks who are looking, waddling and quacking like communists would rather we called them messiahs. Sensible people want to avoid getting caught up in the grist mill of communist tyranny. The use of the term invites them to look at its history, and this means not only the grisly results, but the path to power that let some people inflict such horrors on others. Americans have an especially good reputation for not putting their fingers into light sockets, but it doesn't take that much shrewdness to recognize the telltale signs of an approaching hurricane before it overtakes you. Lincoln showed this disposition when he looked at the actions of the pro-slavery cabal before the last Civil War.
We cannot absolutely know that all these exact adaptations are the result of preconcert. But when we see a lot of framed timbers, different portions of which we know have been gotten out at different times and places and by different workmen -- Stephen, Franklin, Roger and James, for instance -- and when we see these timbers joined together, and see they exactly make the frame of a house or a mill, all the tenons and mortices exactly fitting, and all the lengths and proportions of the different pieces exactly adapted to their respective places, and not a piece too many or too few -- not omitting even scaffolding -- or, if a single piece be lacking, we see the place in the frame exactly fitted and prepared yet to bring such a piece in -- in such a case, we find it impossible not to believe that Stephen and Franklin and Roger and James all understood one another from the beginning, and all worked upon a common plan or draft drawn up before the first blow was struck.
These days, the Obama faction's media claque derides anyone willing to imitate Lincoln's common sense as kooky, crazy, fringe, lunatic and an assortment of less cordial terms meant to scarecrow the weak minded.
But if we dare to see the obvious pattern in all of this, we're candidates for a soon to be government controlled mental hospital. Or so the Obama faction wants people to believe. Do you think they're right?
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It’s not name calling if it’s true.
If obamma lamma ding dong is a commie do ya think Puttie will feel threatened as the worlds commie leader?
Yeah like Putin fears this “magic negro”.
"Understanding this, the enemies of freedom do their best to limit or eliminate words that interfere with their design for despotism. They especially seek to stigmatize and discourage the use of words freighted with the sad and tragic history of tyranny and dictatorship."
Just like in Orwell's 1984.
None dare call it Communism. Or part of a conspiracy.
And “Bushitler” wasn’t name calling?
And don't forget the "better half".
Best description I've read yet.
Obie may be a lot of things. And he may not be a lot of other things. But he is a despot.
I agree, he is a Communist.
I’m convinced but don’t know what to do other than what we are doing.
I’m old enough to remember when we used to fight against communism. Hell, I’m a veteran of one of the wars. Now we have a communist sitting in the White House. We’ve fallen a long way.
Communist Party Chairman (Sam Webb) appeared on FoxNews’ Glenn Beck program today praising Obama!
FoxNews.com | March 4, 2009
Posted on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 6:00:15 PM by ETL
YouTube video of the interview:
(earlier today, 3/4/09)
“Obama’s a Communist: Why is it Name Calling? - ALAN KEYES”
He’s too dumb to be a commie . . . a commie KNOWS what he’s doing . . . this PUTUS has NO IDEA what he’s doing.
I get it now. The “peace dividend” means that we are now free to elect our own Marxist rulers in America. Cordially, Bob
He’s an empty suit robot for the commie left! He’s not calling the shots. His commie left advisers are.
Well, also look at his family and associates. His grandfather was a Communist. His mother was a Communist. His childhood mentor was a Communist and a member of the KGB. Several of his close associates are Communists. And he was one of the founders of the New Party, a Communist Front organization.
This is not to speak of his relatives in Kenya. His cousin and political associate Raila Odinga is a Communist, educated in East Germany. His Kenyan grandfather was a Communist-inspired Mau Mau terrorist.
Saul Alinsky on "Change"...
From Rules for Radicals, Alinsky outlines his strategy in organizing, writing:
"There's another reason for working inside the system. Dostoevsky said that taking a new step is what people fear most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution."
Saul Alinsky, The Latter Rain
Congratulations on an extraordinary history making election!
We can think back with pride to decades of hard work toward our strategic goal of a big enough, broad enough and united enough labor and all-peoples movement that could overcome the ultra-right blockage to all progress. That all peoples movement has come to life, it is dynamic and it has the potential to keep growing.
The election of Barack Obama and a strengthened Congress creates new conditions in our country. There is now the possibility to shift gears and move forward. This new day requires us to further develop our tactics in order to continue to deepen and broaden labor and peoples unity.
There are thousands of experiences that we all have had in these momentous days, some large, some small, all of which express the enormity of change in thinking and readiness for involvement that is underway and that steels us for the battles ahead.
The tears of joy we all shared as crowds gathered to watch the election results here and throughout the world dramatize the new moment we are in.
Exclusive: Bill Ayers Talks About Election Night in Grant Park
[Obama win brings commie Ayers to tears!]
From NBC Chicago, Jan 21, 2009:
Bill Ayers was "overflowing with happiness, relief, love" when he and his wife went to Grant Park with tens of thousands of Chicagoans to celebrate the election of President Barack Obama.
Ayers and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, spoke exclusively with NBC Chicago's Dick Johnson about why they joined the Election Night celebration in the park, where 40 years before they helped stage the Days of Rage riots.
The couple said they got last-minute tickets from a friend to be in Grant Park that night.
"I couldn't stop crying a couple of times. I found the exact spot where I was beaten 40 years ago," Ayers said. "But I've never been in a crowd that large that wasn't edged with either anger or drunkenness or gluttony, and it was really an extraordinary feeling."
"Barack Obama told supporters that
'change has come to America' as he
claimed victory in a historic presidential election."
How does this man get a security clearance? Where is the FBI?
This is the hint that Obie isn't a "normal Communist".
Normal Communists want a large military so they can intimidate and/or conquer other countries.
I have believed for some time that the people who own and operate Obie, put him in the Presidency for one reason; to weaken the US, so we can be conquered.
Ayers proposed this years ago; that the US gets carved up and the pieces put under the control of other totalitarian states: China, Russia, Venezuela, Cuba, etc.
I still believe that is the plan, and there are more ways to accomplish that than just a military surrender after a nuke attack.
Bush was a lot of things, but Hitler wasn't one of them. So, yes it was.