First of all, he is a Democrat with mostly liberal leanings but also some fairly moderate views. But, since he wants to take the profit and exploitation out of health care and provide health care or at least affordable insurance to everyone in America, that's how he gets the tag of "Communist" or "Marxist". Well, first of all, there is nothing in the Communist Manifesto written by Karl Marx about providing health care to everyone.
In fact, let's look at the 10 main points of Communism and see how well Obama is following his so called political ideology.
- Abolition of property and land and application of all rents of land to public purposes. Nope, nothing Obama ever talked about.
- Heavy progressive or graduated income tax. Since 1913, has been getting smaller and smaller since 1980.
- Abolition of all right of inheritance. Nope, nothing Obama ever talked about.
- Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels. Nope, nothing Obama ever talked about.
- Centralisation of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly. Since 1913 we have had a National Federal Reserve banking system but it has never been a monopoly and no one is talking about making it one. The first national, central bank in the US was created back in 1791 so you know, you can't blame that on Obama because he was still killing Christians and white people back in Kenya.
- Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State. Well, since the advent of the Interstate Highway system that has been in the hands of the government and there is a virtual communication monopoly by AT&T but it isn't government run, just capitalism in its purest form.
- Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of wasteland, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with common plan. Hmm, cultivation of wasteland would be a great idea, unless of course it's the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge...Wait, so Bush was a Communist?
- Equal liability of all to labour. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture. Industrial armies??
- Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equitable distribution of the population over the country. White people have built themsleves all kinds of suburbs abandoning the cities and building on once country pastures abolishing the distinction between town and country but again, that's market forces and the free market doing that. Suburbanites are Communists!
- Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of childrens labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production. Oh God no! Free education, no child labor?? Grab the hammer and cycle and run for the hills! Well, we have had free, unequal, public education for many many years now so yet again, nothing to do with Obama.
So the 10 main components of Communism have either already existed in this country for years, have been created on their own by the free market and capitalism or the idea has never even graced Obama's lips. So the next time someone calls Obama a communist, give them a good donkey punch in the back of their head.
But the Teabaggers of the world still say that he is living up to Marx by following the idea of, "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need" and Sean Hannity says this is taken right from the pages of the Communist Manifesto. Well, it isn't. But that's beside the point. Let's assume for a minute that statement was Obama's motto and if it were true, should he be labeled a Marxist? Communist? Let's see:
Acts 4:32All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had. 33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all. 34There were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned lands or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales 35 and put it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to anyone as he had need.
Oh my God, Obama is a........................................Christian.
That's funny, I thought he was a Muslim, Arab, Marxist, terrorist.