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New Obama slogan has long ties to Marxism, socialism

Posted by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 8:07 PM
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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").

Conservative critics of the Obama administration have noted numerous ties to radicalism and socialists throughout Mr. Obama's history, from his first political campaign being launched from the living room of two former Weather Underground members, to appointing as green jobs czar Van Jones, a self-described communist.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2012/apr/30/new-obama-slogan-has-long-ties-marxism-socialism/

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JakeandEmmasMom
by Gold Member on Apr. 30, 2012 at 8:16 PM
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I'm sure it wasn't an accident. I'm sure it's a secret code for all the communists and socialists.

*cue spooky music*
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Pema_Jampa
by Celeste on Apr. 30, 2012 at 8:30 PM
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gigglesnort

Obama’s New Slogan, “Forward”, Reveals His Inner Socialist

Posted by Andrea Ryan on Monday, April 30, 2012, 6:13 PM

 
 

By: Andrea Ryan

Obama released a video today unveiling his new campaign slogan, “Forward”…a very revealing choice, considering “Forward” was the slogan for several Communist movements and still is today.  National Review, the Daily Mail, and Breitbart all saw the true meaning in Obama’s new mantra.

Breitbart explains,

The Obama campaign’s new re-election slogan for 2012 is “Forward.” It’s related to MSNBC’s “Lean Forward,” and, of course, to Mao Zedong’s “Great Leap Forward,” which had the opposite result.

The seven-minute video accompanying the release of the new slogan revisits the familiar argument that Barack Obama inherited a mess–and that he is responsible for signs of progress in the economy. We can go forward–or give up all of that progress (such as it is) by putting a Republican back in the White House. …

The communist themes of the “forward” slogan are not the first time a member of the Obama team has expressed admiration for Chairman Mao.  Former White House communications director Anita Dunn–who has continued to advise the White House after she left in 2009–famously listed Mao as one of her “favorite philosophers.”

The Daily Mail, also, points out,

Barack Obama did himself no favours today unveiling a new campaign slogan that critics say has unfortunate similarities to ones used by Chairman Mao and other Communists. …

‘Spring Forward’ was also a slogan used by Vladimir Lenin in Communist Russia.

From National Review,

Forward,” that is. I knew that sounded awfully familiar. From Wikipedia:

Vorwärts (“Forward”) was the central organ of the Social Democratic Party of Germany published daily in Berlin from 1891 to 1933 by decision of the party’s Halle Congress, as the successor of Berliner Volksblatt, founded in 1884.

Friedrich Engels and Kurt Tucholsky both wrote for Vorwärts. It backed the Russian Marxist economists and then, after the split in the Party, the Mensheviks. It published articles by Leon Trotsky, but would not publish any by Vladimir Lenin. . .

Vorwaerts lives on today as the house organ of Germany’s leftist SPD; you can read all about its illustrious history here (in German).

And if you think David Axelrod doesn’t know this, you really ought to think again.

Obama is hoping Americans are dumb enough to be distracted from his failed Socialist policies of the past with his new Communist mantra for the future.

Update:  It’s everywhere, now…the Socialist is revealed.  Mark Levin is on the air with it, and The Washington Times (via Drudge) has an excellent article.  Are they that bold?  Or, are they that incompetent?  Or both.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/04/obamas-new-slogan-forward-reveals-his-inner-socialist/

Pema_Jampa
by Celeste on Apr. 30, 2012 at 8:33 PM

jimbosmom
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 9:06 PM
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 I am impressed. You can search, cut and paste! Can you interpret things for yourself? Can you forget what others have said and come up with your own opinion? Do you know how to size up what situation the US was in when Obama came into the Oval Office? Can you tell us what Obama has done to change the state of the union since he's been in office? Without cutting and pasting, without searching and reading what someone ELSE has said what he has done? It is constituants like you that make it impossible to have a serious election where every vote is made because the voter has made an educated decision, not because they voted based on what they were told what something MAY have meant 70 years ago. Perhaps a few classes on Political Science and the US Government would help! 

jimbosmom
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 9:08 PM

 Boring! Get a brain and use it - don't use someone else's!

sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Apr. 30, 2012 at 9:12 PM
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Lmao..

Wow...

Tin foil must be going out of business!!

Lmao..

Hate like this isn't healthy
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rocketracer
by Gold Member on Apr. 30, 2012 at 9:12 PM
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If it walks like a socialist, talks like a socialist, advertises like a socialist.....

bluespagan
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 9:44 PM
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When are you all going to give up the ridiculous Marxist theories?  The same could have been said about Bush.  he was trying to create an Oligarchy because he was following "Gods" commands.  Please, get over it.

bluespagan
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 9:50 PM
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Oh and I love that your article listed Wikipedia as one of its sources.  yep, really credible source right there!

Momniscient
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 10:11 PM
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This is truly awesome. Truly funny.

The fringe is so smart. I can't believe they were able to figure that out. It's like when Inspector Z outs someone who adds an extra letter to their sn.

It's amazing. Sherlock Holmes would be proud.

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