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New Obama slogan has long ties to Marxism, socialism
The Washington Times ^ | Apr 30 | Victor Morton

Posted on 04/30/2012 4:15:05 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out

The Obama campaign apparently didn't look backwards into history when selecting its new campaign slogan, "Forward" — a word with a long and rich association with European Marxism.

Many Communist and radical publications and entities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries had the name "Forward!" or its foreign cognates. Wikipedia has an entire section called "Forward (generic name of socialist publications)."

"The name Forward carries a special meaning in socialist political terminology. It has been frequently used as a name for socialist, communist and other left-wing newspapers and publications," the online encyclopedia explains.

The slogan "Forward!" reflected the conviction of European Marxists and radicals that their movements reflected the march of history, which would move forward past capitalism and into socialism and communism.

The Obama campaign released its new campaign slogan Monday in a 7-minute video. The title card has simply the word "Forward" with the "O" having the familiar Obama logo from 2008. It will be played at rallies this weekend that mark the Obama re-election campaign's official beginning.

There have been at least two radical-left publications named "Vorwaerts" (the German word for "Forward"). One was the daily newspaper of the Social Democratic Party of Germany whose writers included Friedrich Engels and Leon Trotsky. It still publishes as the organ of Germany's SDP, though that party has changed considerably since World War II. Another was the 1844 biweekly reader of the Communist League. Karl Marx, Engels and Mikhail Bakunin are among the names associated with that publication.

East Germany named its Army soccer club ASK Vorwaerts Berlin (later FC Vorwaerts Frankfort).

Vladimir Lenin founded the publication "Vpered" (the Russian word for "forward") in 1905. Soviet propaganda film-maker Dziga Vertov made a documentary whose title is sometimes translated as "Forward, Soviet" (though also and more literally as "Stride, Soviet").

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Forward (generic name of socialist publications)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The name Forward carries a special meaning in socialist political terminology. It has been frequently used as a name for socialist, communist and other leftwing newspapers and publications. For example, Vpered (Russian language for 'Forward') was the name of the publication that Lenin started after having resigned from the Iskra editorial board in 1905 after a clash with Georgi Plekhanov and the Mensheviks.[1]

Publications named Forward (in different languages)
Avante!, organ of the Portuguese Communist Party
Avanti!, organ of the Italian Socialist Party
Eteenpäin, Finnish-language newspaper in the United States
Forverts/The Forward, a Yiddish/English newspaper from New York
Új Elore ('New Forward'), a Hungarian-language newspaper in the United States
Voorwaarts!, organ of the Communist Youth Movement (Netherlands)
Vorwärts, organ of the Social Democratic Party of Germany
Vorwärts!, published from Paris in 1844 and associated with the Communist League

References
[1] Ismael, Tareq Y., and Jacqueline S. Ismael. The Communist Movement in Syria and Lebanon. Gainesville [u.a.]: University Press of Florida, 1998. p. 246
1 posted on 04/30/2012 4:15:17 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Allen West could have some fun with this info.


2 posted on 04/30/2012 4:17:22 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

And the Obama campaign unveiled the new slogan “Forward!” on the day before May day.


3 posted on 04/30/2012 4:17:32 PM PDT by Piranha (If you seek perfection you will end up with Democrats.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Forward. I could not believe it when I saw it. What a message for May Day leftists.

Almost like telling them to have at it.


4 posted on 04/30/2012 4:19:53 PM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Forward is the state motto of Wisconsin. Really. It is. It’s even on our flag!


5 posted on 04/30/2012 4:20:28 PM PDT by freemama
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
"Forward" — a word with a long and rich association with European Marxism.

Maybe THAT'S why he picked it.

ML/NJ

6 posted on 04/30/2012 4:23:00 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
The Obama campaign apparently didn't look backwards into history when selecting its new campaign slogan, “Forward” — a word with a long and rich association with European Marxism.

Maybe they did, but never thought that we would, and publicize the fact using their own words to prove he's a Commie SOB.

7 posted on 04/30/2012 4:23:18 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: freemama
wisconsin.gov tells us that the state adopted the motto "Forward" in 1851.

Marx wrote the Manifesto in 1848, so I doubt that word got to Wisconsin that quickly.

They shoulda sued for a copyright violation. :-D

8 posted on 04/30/2012 4:24:09 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

This is either really good or really bad. On one hand, they are emboldened enough to show their hand and reveal themselves as the communists they are in time for us to rally against them. On the other hand, they have already fixed the election and know they can’t lose, so it is time to rally the party faithful under the red banner for the revolution. I think that its the latter and the time is coming for people to decide what they are willing to tolerate and what is worth dying for. I really never thought that it would come to this in the United States.


9 posted on 04/30/2012 4:24:28 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

In other words, his Marxist tendencies are ‘hidden in plain sight’ but still the lamestream media refuse to acknowledge it.


10 posted on 04/30/2012 4:24:55 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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11 posted on 04/30/2012 4:25:15 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

“Forward!” was the slogan of the Italian Fascists.

Here is the song they taught the school children in Mussolini’s Italy. My mother never forgot it.

Fascisti Avanti!
Camicia nera,
È un simbolo,
Dela vita scheda!

Which means ...

Fascists Forward!
The black shirt,
Is a symbol
Of the ordered life.

School children are already singing praises to 0bama0. They may as well include this little chanson while they salute the giant photo of the Dear Leader at the front of the classroom.


12 posted on 04/30/2012 4:25:35 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out; null and void

Nully, no one could even make this stuff up.

All they need is to make the signs red and black and have a little hammer and sickle in the corner.

I’d like to deface any signs possible to deface with an “Off into the Abyss” right after the “Forward” part.


13 posted on 04/30/2012 4:25:50 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Sick and wrong.


14 posted on 04/30/2012 4:25:57 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Now that they have let their Democrat House members go down in flames in 2010 by exposing their true socialist agenda, mindlessly torched their chances with the independents, blue collars, and everyone not associated with the radical left wing Democrats, these people are now letting it all hang out and going for broke with their real identity.


15 posted on 04/30/2012 4:26:23 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: taildragger

My imagination starts to wonder.


16 posted on 04/30/2012 4:27:39 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
New Obama slogan has long ties to Marxism, socialism

Which surprises exactly nobody!! WADDAPUTZ!!

17 posted on 04/30/2012 4:30:26 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: taildragger

Rack bump!


18 posted on 04/30/2012 4:30:39 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Piranha
Puke!!


19 posted on 04/30/2012 4:32:25 PM PDT by Last of the Mohicans
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

WTF? What The Forward?


20 posted on 04/30/2012 4:35:42 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

The Communists in China and a massive chunk of Europe won WWII, thanks to FDR, and they must be thrilled now — it’s their hay day in America now. No one is going to stop them, and there are too many idiot sheeple repeating the mantra about “taking from the rich.”

The same sheeple will drink this up, just like they did all of Barry’s other Communist slogans. Too much of his administration even looks like reincarnated Bolsheviks/Mensheviks (or Nazis) — with their little frame-less glasses and soul-less eyes.


21 posted on 04/30/2012 4:36:58 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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22 posted on 04/30/2012 4:37:54 PM PDT by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Maybe they do know about it’s long ties to Marxism and that is exactly why they are using it.


23 posted on 04/30/2012 4:39:54 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: AnAmericanMother

Forward is the motto. Yes, being from WI, I know. WI s also the birthplace, unfortunately, of the progressive movement. We also had the longest serving socialist mayor in Milwaukee in the early 20 th century.
I don’t know who actually came up with our motto, but with the heavy influx of German immigrants in the late 19th century, I’ll bet there were more than a few copies of the Manifesto in WI around that time.


24 posted on 04/30/2012 4:42:11 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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25 posted on 04/30/2012 4:42:35 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
Had a friend apply for his CCW permit last week. The Sheriff told him.” People need to get over their fear of guns, cause they have no idea what's coming down the pike..
When the local sheriff says something like that makes me Wounder about the  outcome of the election.
Rodney King on steroids... I just added a new hand gun to my cold collection, a S&W 500..
26 posted on 04/30/2012 4:43:27 PM PDT by Gone_Postal
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

I just took a look at the campaign video, the beginning at least (I can’t stomach watching all of anything the Machine emits). The basic message: “It’s All Bush’s Fault.”


27 posted on 04/30/2012 4:44:31 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Last of the Mohicans

Change forward to forewarned. He kinda looks like Malcom X w/o the glasses.


28 posted on 04/30/2012 4:45:46 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: Venturer; ntnychik; dixiechick2000; potlatch; devolve

Maybe they do know about its long ties to Marxism.

29 posted on 04/30/2012 4:46:14 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: zot; Interesting Times

His true political alliegance is showing and the sheeple will not notice.


30 posted on 04/30/2012 4:46:53 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Commie bump!


31 posted on 04/30/2012 4:47:07 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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32 posted on 04/30/2012 4:47:19 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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33 posted on 04/30/2012 4:48:46 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

It worked on the fools elsewhere, it’ll work on the fools here.


34 posted on 04/30/2012 4:50:06 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Good definition of FORWARD

10. forward
radical or extreme.


35 posted on 04/30/2012 4:52:54 PM PDT by SageofRugby
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To: ml/nj

“Maybe THAT’S why he picked it.”

Maybe? MAYBE?


36 posted on 04/30/2012 4:55:41 PM PDT by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

We need a good cartoonist to show a crowd of people looking over the edge of a cliff, with Obama behind them in a Commie military uniform, holding an AK-47 and shouting, “FORWARD!”.

Could be done in the sickening Communist style of the last campaign’s “Hope/Change” poster.

And plaster it EVERYWHERE.


37 posted on 04/30/2012 5:07:46 PM PDT by Humble Servant
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To: Belteshazzar

Mao had “The Great Leap Forward” which not only was a complete failure, but also resulted in tens of millions of deaths.


38 posted on 04/30/2012 5:12:43 PM PDT by MtnClimber (0bama - When spending hits the speed of light we will achieve Nirvana and Utopia.)
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“Mao had “The Great Leap Forward” which not only was a complete failure, but also resulted in tens of millions of deaths.

Ah, but was it a failure in Mao’s mind? That is truly the difference between the conservative God-fearing mind and the leftist God-does-not-exist/I-am-God mind. The former looks in horror at millions of deaths in service to a bankrupt philosophy, the latter shrugs and moves “forward,” unconcerned and untouched by such trivialities as pangs of conscience, which of course are only reactionary vestiges of primitive “religious” misconceptions.


39 posted on 04/30/2012 5:29:39 PM PDT by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: Vince Ferrer
Weekly Republican Address: Boehner Calls For "New Way Forward" in Washington
40 posted on 04/30/2012 5:34:00 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

They’re not even attempting to hide their plans anymore. Why should they? There’s no opposition party.


41 posted on 04/30/2012 5:56:33 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: Last of the Mohicans

Is this real?


42 posted on 04/30/2012 6:04:47 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: jveritas
Is this real?

Was Saul Alinsky a communist?

43 posted on 04/30/2012 6:08:31 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Belteshazzar

Yes, the leftist ruling elite is full of manipulative sociopaths.


44 posted on 04/30/2012 6:17:13 PM PDT by MtnClimber (0bama - When spending hits the speed of light we will achieve Nirvana and Utopia.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This has to be the dumbest political campaign graphics in history of the Republic...These people are getting dumber by the minute...Great for us...


45 posted on 04/30/2012 6:30:37 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: freemama
Photobucket
46 posted on 04/30/2012 6:52:30 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: jveritas

I’m afraid so.


47 posted on 04/30/2012 6:57:05 PM PDT by Last of the Mohicans
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To: Last of the Mohicans
In reality I am happy that it is so...

This has to be the dumbest political campaign graphics in history of the Republic...These people are getting dumber by the minute...

Great for us...

48 posted on 04/30/2012 7:03:57 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

A perfect slogan for Comrade Obama!


49 posted on 04/30/2012 7:10:00 PM PDT by citizen (A)
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To: Borax Queen

Russian cannon-fodder won World War II in Europe (they could have continued to France but we were in the way), but the Chicoms were not a factor in defeating Japan. The decisive factor was American industry and the US military, primarily the Navy for defeating the Japanese Navy and Air Force and starving the home islands of oil, and the Army Air Force for reducing the major cities of Japan to rubble. And the Army ground pounders and the Marines for establishing the air bases. The situation on the ground in Asia was not significant, despite British victories in Burma and the Nationalist & Communist Chinese back and forth.


50 posted on 04/30/2012 7:10:32 PM PDT by Sicvee (Sicvee)
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