Skip to comments.New Obama slogan has long ties to Marxism, socialism
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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Allen West could have some fun with this info.
And the Obama campaign unveiled the new slogan “Forward!” on the day before May day.
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.
Forward is the state motto of Wisconsin. Really. It is. It’s even on our flag!
Maybe THAT'S why he picked it.
Maybe they did, but never thought that we would, and publicize the fact using their own words to prove he's a Commie SOB.
Marx wrote the Manifesto in 1848, so I doubt that word got to Wisconsin that quickly.
They shoulda sued for a copyright violation. :-D
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.
In other words, his Marxist tendencies are ‘hidden in plain sight’ but still the lamestream media refuse to acknowledge it.
Forward! was the slogan of the Italian Fascists.
Here is the song they taught the school children in Mussolinis Italy. My mother never forgot it.
È un simbolo,
Dela vita scheda!
Which means ...
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.
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.
Sick and wrong.
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.
My imagination starts to wonder.
Which surprises exactly nobody!! WADDAPUTZ!!
WTF? What The Forward?
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.
Maybe they do know about it’s long ties to Marxism and that is exactly why they are using it.
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.
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.”
Change forward to forewarned. He kinda looks like Malcom X w/o the glasses.
His true political alliegance is showing and the sheeple will not notice.
It worked on the fools elsewhere, it’ll work on the fools here.
Good definition of FORWARD
radical or extreme.
“Maybe THAT’S why he picked it.”
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.
Mao had “The Great Leap Forward” which not only was a complete failure, but also resulted in tens of millions of deaths.
“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.
They’re not even attempting to hide their plans anymore. Why should they? There’s no opposition party.
Is this real?
Was Saul Alinsky a communist?
Yes, the leftist ruling elite is full of manipulative sociopaths.
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...
I’m afraid 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...
A perfect slogan for Comrade Obama!
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.