Category Archives: Socialism

How bad could Obama be?

This bad. Maybe worse.

Investor’s Business Daily has a must-read series on Obama’s stealth socialism titled The Audacity of Socialism.

Barack Obama has styled himself a centrist, but does his record support that claim?

In this series, we examine Senator Obama’s past, his voting record and the people who’ve served as his advisers and mentors over the years. We’ll show how the facts of Obama’s actions and associations reveal a far more left-leaning tilt to his background and to his politics.

I mean it. At 14 parts so far, the series is a must-read.

And if you haven’t heard of it yet, the soberest examination of Obama’s actual record yet is Freddoso’s book. Here is a pretty good interview of Freddoso.

I just want to cite for you one of the things that Alinsky says in Rules for Radicals. I’m not going to read it or quote, I’m just going to summarize it. What he says is that, he’s talking about the middle classes, and he says that they are sort of hopeless and lost. They become bitter. They cling to illusory fixed points which are nonetheless very real to them. They hold irrational religious beliefs that you shouldn’t try to disabuse them of because then they’ll react violently. Does any of this sound familiar to you?

DELLINGER: Yes, it sounds like that speech in Pennsylvania that caused so much controversy.

FREDDOSO: Yes, it was in San Francisco. He talked about the people back in Pennsylvania as bitter people who cling to guns and religion and patriotism. That’s exactly the way Alinsky talked about it, so Obama sort of takes this Alinsky’s entire philosophy condescends upon the human person. It condescends on the poor basically thinking that I know what they need better than they do. It condescends on the middle classes saying that we need to help them because they’re confused and everything but really they’re just a bunch of delusional people who think that patriotism and stuff like that is important. That’s the kind of influence you see in Obama’s life that you see from Saul Alinsky.

Condescending. Mean. Lawyer. Not trustworthy. Not Change we can believe in. Not the Change we need.

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Hedge Fund Liar Makes $2.9 Billion, says economy is in crisis

How can this be? The truth is that every change in the economy is good for someone and bad for someone else. Increased production, however, which Democrats and their Green buddies are against because of their irrational global warming obsession, lifts up everybody at the same time. What is the solution Soros proposes for the troubles he sees? More progressive and socialist agitation validated by the increasingly feckless (ref. meaning 2) Democratic Party, which he has bought and paid for with his billions. The only way to stop the dollar from plummeting is to stop printing so much money. This would require raising government interest rates and cutting government spending. In order for these changes to not plunge the US and world into a new depression, tax rates would also need to be reduced to minimal levels and bad rules and laws like Sarbanes-Oxley and the Americans with Disabilities act need to be repealed or drastically revised.

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Romanian Hippocide

Hippocide, from the greek for horse “hippos” and the latin “-cide” for killing.

It turns out that in its vast socialist wisdom the EU forced Romania to ban horse-drawn carts from its roads, and the result has been that owners of now economically useless horses turned them out and stopped feeding them. Gethin Chamberlain writes:

Once, they would have pulled wooden carts along the city’s streets or worked in the fields, as horses have done in Romania for centuries. But now they have been abandoned by their owners, victims of a disastrous attempt to bring the country into line with European Union law by banning horse-drawn carts from main roads.Over the past month, hundreds of stray horses have been found roaming the streets and parks of Romania’s major cities. Many are half-starved and barely able to walk; some have died where they were discovered, unable to get back to their feet.

So, we find that the incredible wisdom of state socialism kills animals with greater efficiency and cruelty than an animal testing lab. The irony is that animal rights activists are some of the biggest fans of socialism because they know there is no other way that their extremist, anti-human agenda will ever take effect.

Now we can add anti-horse to the list of adjectives in front of their agenda.

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Guess Who?

Let’s play a game of “Guess Who?” I am thinking of a historic political party that took power in the nation called X. See how quickly you can guess its name.

This Marxist party’s program was against social and political reactionaries, pro-working class, anti-Christianity, anti-capitalism. After failing in one country, within ten years it reformed in a neighboring country (X) and within another seven years gained control of the Xist government. The leader of this reformed Xist movement had long felt great sympathy for trade unions and antipathy toward employers. Prior to its national success, it was one of two Revolutionary Parties in X. The other was the Communist Party (both Revolutionary parties were opposed to the republican parties and the reactionary parties). Its successful political platform called for the death penalty for war profiteering, confiscation of all income unearned by work, and state control of large businesses.

“We ask that the government undertake the obligation above all of providing citizens with adequate opportunity for employment and earning a living. The activities of the individual must not be allowed to clash with the interests of the community, but must take place within its confines and be for the good of all. Therefore, we demand an end to the power of the financial interests. We demand profit sharing in big business. We demand a broad extension of care for the aged. The government must undertake the improvement of public health.”

The leaders of the party said things like this:

“We are socialists. Continue reading

The Neocommie News: Sure Stalin killed millions, but did you know he wrote romantic poetry?

The Neocommie News, formerly A Trail of Marxist Breadcrumbs, is an irregular compilation of the communist and Marxist madness that still infests the world, as it is published in the interwebs.

Spiegel Online discusses the Russian campaign to play up the softer side of Josef Stalin, murderer of tens of millions.

There are probably better ways of promoting a country’s image abroad than running an ad campaign in English-language newspapers peddling the softer side of a man whose repressive policies led to the deaths of millions. Under the slogan “proud to be different,” Russian state propaganda channel Russia Today (RT) has recently been running full-page ads featuring Soviet dictator Josef Stalin in a general’s uniform, armed with a quill in hand. “Stalin wrote romantic poetry,” the ad states. “Did you know that?”

It’s about as subtle a message as a scenario in which German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle were to advertise with Hitler and the question: “Did you know that Adolf Hilter also painted?”

Some of the slogans that were left on the cutting room floor in this ad campaign included:

  • Did you know that Nikita Kruschev’s chin was always shaved perfectly and his skin was a smooth as a kulak baby’s bottom?
  • Did you know that Trotsky made a heck of a frozen margarita? It was all in the way he used the icepick.
  • Did you know that Lenin played the flute like an angel?
  • Did you know that Gorbachev won the Nobel Peace Prize for knocking down the Berlin Wall and also invented hang gliding?
  • Did you know that Brezhnev was simply mad about faeries, sprites, pixies, and other English woodland spirits?

H/T: current

While we’re on the topic of Uncle Joe, Continue reading

34 Victims of the Stalinist Purges and More Marxist Breadcrumbs

34 bodies with bullet holes in skulls found buried near old KGB HQ
Conor Sweeney writes for the Scotsman:

BUILDING workers in Moscow have found the remains of 34 bodies and a rusty pistol buried underneath a building on a street connecting the old KGB headquarters to Red Square.

The bodies are thought to date from the 1930s, when Josef Stalin’s NKVD secret police – the KGB’s predecessors – shot scores of people in the deep, thick-walled basements of buildings near their Lubyanka HQ. This period of political purges was known as the Great Terror; hundreds of thousands were murdered or simply disappeared.

Police who examined the bodies discovered bullet holes in the skulls. “The shots were fired at close range. The wounds and the posturing suggest that the workers discovered an execution room. The bodies had been in the basement for at least 60 years,” a police source said.

Bradley Cook and Torrey Clark add in a Bloomberg report:

Josef Stalin, who ruled the Soviet Union for three decades, was responsible for the deaths of 15 million people in purges before his death in 1953, according to Memorial, the Moscow-based human rights group. The dictator was officially denounced for the crimes in 1956 by his successor, Nikita Khrushchev.

Other mass graves from the Stalin era have been turned into memorials, including the Butovo shooting range near Moscow, where more than 20,000 people were murdered between August 1937 and October 1938. In August, a giant cross was erected there after being transported from an island monastery in the Arctic that was one of the first Soviet political prisons.

More Marxist Breadcrumbs

In the real world Communism has been discredited as a system. When the USSR failed, it proved that ideological socialism coupled to the apparatus of state terror is no way to run a country, though it is an effective way to create Hell on Earth. And yet Marxist and Communist memes persist because there are still useful idiots lurking like parasites who continue to spread Marxist propaganda to people who never thought about it.

And there are those who for some reason need to educate their fellow man about the inhuman evil that is Communism and Socialism.

Rush Limbaugh, Stalinists Have Taken Over the Left

RUSH: In fact, folks, I’m going to say something that might surprise you a bit. I’m beginning to consider the possibility that the Democrats have just moved beyond ideology, in terms of what propels them. And by that I mean, I don’t think that it’s just liberalism that’s propelling them. There is something further and more disastrous and more dangerous going on, and I think they’ve become Stalinist-like. What we’re seeing here from Wesley Clark, Media Matters for America, all the Democrats on the floor of the House and Senate, denouncing me, a private citizen, this is not just liberalism. It’s Stalinist, using the power of the state to intimidate citizens. I have mentioned to you I don’t know how many times, and I’ve asked you to conduct this experiment: When you are with a group of people at a party, I don’t care where, even your friends and maybe some in the group you don’t know but most of the people you do — notice how scared everybody is to say anything for fear of making others uncomfortable, or for fear of offending somebody, or for fear of being ripped to shreds for making somebody uncomfortable, or offending them.

We are allowing ourselves to be shut up by virtue of political correctness, not willing to offend anybody and so forth, and you try this test. Continue reading

JFK’s Assassination from the Texas Schoolbook Depository to the Mitrokhin Archive

Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa, the highest ranking intelligence officer ever to have defected from the Soviet bloc, states:

In the 1990s, retired KGB officer Vasily Mitrokhin, helped by the British MI6, smuggled ca 25,000 pages of highly confidential KGB documents out of Moscow. They represent a minuscule part of the KGB archive, estimated to be some 27 billion pages (the East German Stasi archive had 3 billion). Nevertheless, the FBI described the Mitrokhin Archive as “the most complete and extensive intelligence ever received from any source.” According to this archive, the first American book on the assassination, Oswald: Assassin or Fall Guy?, which blames the CIA and the FBI for the crime, was masterminded by the KGB. The book’s author, Joachim Joesten, a German-born American communist, spent five days in Dallas after the assassination, then went to Europe and disappeared from sight. A few months later Joesten’s book was published by American communist Carlo Aldo Marzani (New York), who received $80,000 from the KGB to produce pro-Soviet books, plus an annual $10,000 to advertise them aggressively. Other documents in the Mitrokhin Archive identify the first American reviewer of this book, Victor Perlo, as an undercover KGB operative.

Joesten’s book was dedicated to American Mark Lane, described in the Mitrokhin Archive as a leftist who anonymously received money from the KGB. In 1966 Lane published the bestseller Rush to Judgment, alleging that Kennedy was killed by a right-wing American group. These two books encouraged people with any remotely related background expertise to join the fray. Each viewed events from his own perspective, but all accused elements in the U.S. of that crime. New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison looked around his home district and in 1967 arrested a local man, whom he accused of conspiring with elements of U.S. intelligence to murder Kennedy in order to stop the latter’s efforts to end the Cold War. The accused was acquitted in 1969, but Garrison clung to his story, first writing A Heritage of Stone (Putnam, 1970) and eventually publishing On the Trail of the Assassins (Sheriden Square, 1988), one of the books that inspired Oliver Stone’s movie JFK.

The Kennedy assassination conspiracy was born—and it never died. According to another document, in April 1977 KGB chairman Yury Andropov informed the Politburo that the KGB was launching a new desinformatsiya campaign to further implicate “American special services” in the Kennedy assassination. Unfortunately, the Mitrokhin Archive is silent on the subject after that.

As I said a few months ago, “the answer that resulted from the process of investigation and trial was correct, but not politically correct according to the Marxist paradigm of the hippie left.” Now we have an ex-Soviet intelligence officer who states that the reason for the conspiracy theorizing is a Soviet disinformation operation.

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