The main principles of Marxist-Socialist philosophy are not hard to find. They are not hidden away in some secret document, they are not encrypted, they are not memorized by a secret society and whispered only amongst its members. The cornerstones of Marxist-Socialist philosophy are actually quite easy to find, and easy to understand. They can be summed up as follows:
- The state has been the a device for suppression of the masses
- There are two classes of people: The Bourgeoisie (the wealthy business owners) and the Proletariat (the poor laborers)
- The state has allowed the exploitation of the working class by the dominant (capitalistic) class
- Capitalism will inevitably wither away and be superseded by a classless society
- To prevent class struggle, industry needs to be owned and operated by the state
- The individual must sacrifice for the betterment of the whole
- Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary published in 1913 defined Socialism as “a theory or system of social reform which contemplates a complete reconstruction of society, with a more just and equitable distribution of property and labor.”
For months, Barack Obama and his wife have been telling us, over and over again, what their true intentions are, and what their core beliefs are. But have we been paying attention? More importantly, why has the media ignored these morsels of Marxism? Here are some of their words, straight form their mouths:
- Barack Obama: “‘Globalization and technology and automation all weaken the position of workers,’ he said, and ‘a strong government hand is needed to assure that wealth is distributed more equitably.'”
— Source: Wall Street Journal
- Michelle Obama in a speech on May 14, 2008 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, said “Barack knows that we are going to have to make sacrifices, we’re going to have to change our conversation, we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history and we’re gonna have to move to a different place, as a nation, to provide the kind of future that we all want desperately for our children, and he is the man to do it.”
— Source: Audio
- Barack Obama: “I’ll make oil companies like Exxon pay a tax on their windfall profits, and we’ll use the money to help families pay for their skyrocketing energy costs and other bills.”
— Source: Reuters
- Barack Obama: “We can’t, uh, drive our SUVs, and, y’know, eat as much as we want, and keep our homes on, uh, y’know, 72 degrees at all times and, uh, whether we’re living in a desert or we’re living in the tundra, and, and then just expect that every other country is gonna say ‘Okay’.”
— Source: Audio
- Michelle Obama: “The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more.”
— Source: The Charlotte Observer has pulled the original article, however many references to the quote and the original story link exist.
- Barack Obama wrote a bill, S.2433 the Global Poverty Act of 2007, that calls for a tax on U.S. taxpayers to fight “global poverty.” The legislation would commit the U.S. to spending 0.7 percent of gross national product on foreign aid, which amounts to a phenomenal 13-year total of $845 billion over and above what the U.S. already spends. In addition, it references the United Nation’s “Millennium Development Goals” as the goals set out in the United Nations Millennium Declaration. This bill calls for “Coordinating the goal of poverty reduction with the other internationally recognized Millennium Development Goals”, which include banning “small arms and light weapons” and ratifying a series of treaties, including the International Criminal Court Treaty, the Kyoto Protocol (global warming treaty), the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. (You can find out more about this bill in our Action Center.)
On Thursday, Obama gave a speech in Berlin. From that speech came the following important lines. (Emphasis added):
- Tonight, I speak to you not as a candidate for President, but as a citizen — a proud citizen of the United States, and a fellow citizen of the world.
- But the burdens of global citizenship continue to bind us together. A change of leadership in Washington will not lift this burden. In this new century, Americans and Europeans alike will be required to do more — not less. Partnership and cooperation among nations is not a choice; it is the one way, the only way, to protect our common security and advance our common humanity.
- The walls between the countries with the most and those with the least cannot stand.
- True partnership and true progress requires constant work and sustained sacrifice. They require sharing the burdens of development and diplomacy; of progress and peace. They require allies who will listen to each other, learn from each other and, most of all, trust each other.
- Now is the time to join together, through constant cooperation, and strong institutions, shared sacrifice, and a global commitment to progress, to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
- This is the moment when we must build on the wealth that open markets have created, and share its benefits more equitably. Trade has been a cornerstone of our growth and global development. But we will not be able to sustain this growth if it favors the few, and not the many. Together, we must forge trade that truly rewards the work that creates wealth, with meaningful protections for our people and our planet. This is the moment for trade that is free and fair for all.
- And this is the moment when we must give hope to those left behind in a globalized world.
- Let us build on our common history, and seize our common destiny, and once again engage in that noble struggle to bring justice and peace to our world.
- He has called multiple times for a “sustained sacrifice”. This means higher taxes for “the rich”, but who decides who is classified as “rich”?
- He has called multiple times for the “equitable” redistribution of wealth and capital. But who determines who has too much and who has too little?
- He has on several occasions condemned businesses and business owners (the Bourgeoisie) and lamented the state of employees (the Proletariat).
- He has demonized the successful, wealthy, and capitalistic nature of the citizens of United States.
- He has told us multiple times that we are going to have to change the way we live.
- He has called for strong global institutions, and for the U.S. to heed the will of other nations.
In short, by definition, Barack Obama’s platform is one of global Marxist-Socialism. Many supporters will tell you that Barack Obama is not a socialist. They will tell you that he is not a globalist. They will get intensely angry if you call him a Marxist. Yet by the very definitions of Marxist-socialist philosophy, he is.
Barack Obama is telling us — repeatedly — that he believes that global Marxist-socialism is “our common destiny.” Are we listening?
Obama’s platform threatens the very sovereignty of the United States, and stands opposite of what our Founding Fathers believed in. With the strong possibility of a Congress controlled by the Democrat Party and Barack Obama as President, our future is bleak indeed. To those who value our Freedom, to those who value our our Sovereignty, and to those who value our Liberty, Barack Obama is not a symbol of hope, but a symbol of tyranny.