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New Obama slogan has long ties to Marxism, socialism

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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/

by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 8:07 PM
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imagirlgeek
by Bronze Member on May. 2, 2012 at 1:07 AM


Quoting Friday:


Quoting rocketracer:

If it walks like a socialist, talks like a socialist, advertises like a socialist.....

Exactly, Obama is a Corporatist.

Thank you!  That's exactly what I was looking for!  I kept thinking Statism, but just couldn't find the right word to describe Obama.  Corporatist.  You got it!

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You don't have to be judgmental and be like "Oh, he's using his freedom the wrong way!  I want him to use his freedom the way I use my freedom!"  You can't do that. You have to be tolerant.  People say "Oh no, you can't be tolerant. What if they do something you don't like?" Tolerance does not mean endorsement.  -- Ron Paul
pvtjokerus
by Gold Member on May. 2, 2012 at 7:23 AM

True!

Quoting tnmomofive:

Yeah go ahead and do your best to make those of us against single payer out to be demons.Same old tactic.Truth is that I am only solely responsible for my own family the family that is here because I had a hand in creating this family.Truth is this countrys population is astronomical in comparison to others with single payer 'free' health insurance.We actually already have 'free' health insurance for those who qualify..and hospitals cannot turn someone down in an emergency.IDK maybe im horrible because I think that if we totally bankrupt the country then wth will any of us get care? I also think it is unconstitutional for sure for our gov to force us to purchase anything.

You have to actually read the bill and know of other attempts at this same system and the outcome to see what I am speaking of.The state I live in tried it years back and it almost totally bankrupted the state of TN.


_Kissy_
by on May. 2, 2012 at 7:26 AM
must of been an experience, to be old enough to remember all these things in history. i bet your a walking history book. were you there when the bible was wrote also?
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jimbosmom
by on May. 2, 2012 at 12:08 PM

 Wickopedia is not reliable - it is a conglomeration of comments made by anyone who wants to comment - right or wrong. just saying... And I do not believe in plagerism. did not belive in it in school, didnt believe in it in work when writing my own articles, do not believe in using it when debating.

Linda Bush
Richmond, VA

jimbosmom
by on May. 8, 2012 at 2:59 PM
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 Begin by comparing the statistics of the country from prior to Obama taking office and those now. You will see an increase of new buildings, increase of new jobs, decrease in unemployment, a decrease in people like Osama bin Laden, Hussain, and Molamar Kadaffi.

In just 5 months his administration was able to develop and put into place a national medical program - not perfect and needing lots of tweaking, but that is more than the 3 presidents before him.

He has no need for sound bites or for pointing fingers at others to make himself look better. He will defend himself if needed. Michele has done wonders with her pet project in public awareness of childhood obeseness and appropriate childhood diets have been the most publicised for children ever. She practices what she preaches.

Obama met with president Kamir of Afghanistan last week and together they discussed the future, if any, of the Taliban and agreed that they are becomming a thing of the past.

This week "Leaders of the House and Senate visited Afghanistan and disagree with President Obama's opinion on the future of the Taliban." Tell me, how is it that Senator Weinstein and Congressman Edwards (not so sure of names, but know it was 2 people, a woman senator and a man congressman) have such knowledge of the Taliban that they can override the opinions of both the President of the US and the President of Afghanistan? Did they hold a town hall meeting with members of the Taliban? Take a photo survey by the occupants of Afghanistan? No. How are we to believe that these two people are able to ascertain information that two presidents who have been involved with this situation for years supposedly haven't been able to?

The absurd idea that Obama's slogan for his new campaign, "Forward" was connected in any way with socialism, Marxism or communism bring forward memories of McCarthyism! So he has changed that camaign to indicate that he means forward into the future for the benefit of all people!

Negative ads flow daily from the GOP against Obama, but they tell half stories and lies. They do not tell the whole stories. Obama does not retaliate with a like negative ad, but instead with an ad that simply states the facts of the issues and nothing more.

Stop listening to what Bill Maher, Piers Morgan and other talking heads have to say about anything and use your own head to make a decision on who is the best person for the job. Why remove someone who is making progress with a situation that seemed to be impossible to attempt.

Obama's not out in the limelight everyday spinning for the talking heads. He's busy, working and planning for the future. He comes out and lets us know what's happening. If you have internet service, you can get daily updates from him. You can also get daily updates from the GOP. Compare them, research what is being said. Discover who is telling the truth and who is not.

That is how you made an educated decision. Spouting information on how the President's campaign theme is connected with socialism, Marxism and communism is just plain stupid. Who would ever let that happen?

Linda Bush
Richmond, VA

jimbosmom
by on May. 8, 2012 at 3:03 PM

BUMP!

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