White folks’ greed runs a world in need.
– Rev. Jeremiah Wright (as quoted by Obama in his second biography)
Socrates (470-399 B.C.) – a renowned Greek philosopher from Athens who taught Plato, and Plato taught Aristotle and Aristotle taught Alexander the Great. Socrates used a method of teaching by asking leading questions. The Greeks called this form dialectic – starting from a thesis or question, then discussing ideas and moving back and forth between points of view to determine how well ideas stand up to critical review with the ultimate principle of the Socratic dialectic being Veritas – Truth.
President Barack Obama
Russian President Dmitri Medvedev
Socrates: We are gathered here today at my symposium to discuss this question: Is President Obama a Marxist? Karl Marx, the father of socialism and communism, in his 1875 essay, “Critique of the Gotha Program,” defined the parameters of his “new” worldview: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” Marx believed the cause of all suffering in society was the unequal distribution of resources.
To achieve equity or egalitarianism, the equality of results, he borrowed ideas from the French Revolution 50 years before writing “The Communist Manifesto” (1848), which required brutal force be used to effect social change. Who would confiscate resources, money, taxes, property from the rich (“bourgeoisie”) and give it equally to the working-class poor (“proletariat”)? The state: Marx’s materialist interpretation of history deemed that the omnipotent state would provide care for all its citizens from cradle to the grave. In return, the people would cast away their allegiance to God, which Marx called “the opiate of the people” and Nietzsche called “slave morality,” and give unquestioned loyalty to the god of the state.
President Obama, again I ask: Are you a Marxist?
Obama: Well, uuuhhh, aaahhh, Mr. Socrates, first let me state that I find your question quite insulting. Of course I’m not a Marxist, or a socialist, or a communist. I am a liberal Democrat following the traditions of Woodrow Wilson, FDR and LBJ. I am a progressive.
Socrates: Let us review the words from your own mouth. In October 2008, when you first ran for president, a man called “Joe the Plumber” asked about the economic policies you planned for America. You plainly answered, “When you spread the wealth around its good for everybody.” That sounds awfully Marxist doesn’t it?
Obama: I wouldn’t call it Marxist, but progressive.
Socrates: President Obama, you are playing semantic games just like the politicians and sophists of my day who manipulated words and ideas, ruining people’s lives and destroying the world’s first republic. Now, 2,500 years later, here you come following a long line of sophistic pols and demagogues called the Democrat Socialist Party and you hide behind deceptive words and Marxist slogans – liberal, Democrat, progressive, spread the wealth, the rich must pay their fair share, forward, change – to hide your true identity: Marxism.
Socrates: Why were you propagating Marxism in your July 2012 speech in Roanoke, Va.? If you’ve got a business – you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. …”
Socrates: President Obama, all you did was plagiarize Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard professor and Massachusetts senatorial candidate, who said: “I hear all this, ‘You know, well, this is class warfare. This is whatever.’ No! There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody! You built a factory out there? Good for you! But I want to be clear: You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory and hire someone to protect against this because of the work the rest of us did.”
President Obama, this is classic Marxist propaganda. Why can’t you understand that?
Obama: We just want to give everybody a fair shot at the American dream, but to do this everybody’s got to play by the same rules of fairness, justice and equity. Republicans only care about the rich, big business, Wall Street. Rich people don’t want to pay their fair share of taxes. My policies of fairness will take from the rich by raising their taxes and give to the poor.
Socrates: How in the world is wealth spread around in a capitalist society when 50 percent of people do not pay income taxes and you are taking money from people who work hard and play by the rules and give it to those who expect government handouts and welfare as a constitutional right, an entitlement all the time? How different is that from socialism? How different is that from communism? How different is that from progressivism, Marxism, liberalism, fascism?
Obama: I believe in America. I want her to live up to her original creed Jefferson spoke of, “that all men are created equal.”
Socrates: Let us now move to questions of foreign policy and your view of America’s arch enemy, Russia. President Obama, who are you more confederate with: communist Russia or capitalist America?
Obama: Communis … I-I-I mean capitalist America, of course!
Socrates: Then let us hear a conversation you had on March 26 recorded on an open mic with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev:
Obama: “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this can be solved, but it’s important for him [Putin] to give me space.”
Medvedev: “Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…”
Obama: “This is my last election. After my election [Nov. 6, 2012] I’ll have more flexibility.”
Medvedev: “I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir [Putin] (N.B.: who just won an election to succeed Mr. Medvedev).
Socrates: In conclusion, Obama’s treacherous promise to Soviet Russia that, “After my election I’ll have more flexibility,” demonstrates to all but the most willfully ignorant of Obama’s venal and enduring hatred of America: the country you swore a Bible oath to protect and defend against all enemies foreign and domestic. Obama’s draconian military cuts will further degrade her military forces to 1940 levels even as trillions will go to pay for Marxist health care called “Obamacare.” Israel will be alone to defend herself against Iran and Russia.
Indeed, President Obama is a Marxist whose policies are doctrinaire utterances and policy positions of every major tenant of Marxism, socialism and communism. If the Obama regime seizes a second term of power in November 2012, Congress and SCOTUS will be rendered irrelevant, America will go completely Marxist and history will record your epitaph the USSA – United Socialist States of America. R.I.P.