Sunday, March 1, 2009

Obama Takes Off His Mask

Larry Kudlow writes (link) “Obama Declares War on Investors, Entrepreneurs, Businesses.” Don Luskin, on the Kudlow show, remarks apropos Obama “the mask is off.”

The real Obama is seeping out from under its cover. All last year in America we debated whether he is the man of today’s soothing words or of yesterday’s thoughts and actions. Is he the radical Alinsky-inspired “community organizer” who fomented unrest for socialistic ends, or was all that only cynical political positioning of a moderate man? Is he the product and reflection of his radical past mentors such as Frank Marshall Davis (once a member of the Communist Party), William Ayers (terrorist), and Jeremiah Wright, or is he a crypto-centrist as reflected by some moderates who he picks to surround himself? Is he a traditionally patriotic American or a post-American citizen of the World?

The jury is just about in. He tells us to believe his soothing words and not our lying eyes, but while he distracts us with his mellow speech, he is stealing our wallets and the secret to our prosperity – capitalism.

He knows he can’t usher in European-style democratic socialism overnight, but he’ll start quickly down that path. The socialist playbook tells Obama that he needs a crisis to move America to a place it would not otherwise go, so handed a recession he’ll make it deeper and longer. He tells us that this trillion dollar budget and unimaginable and incomprehensible debt load will be his number one priority to resolve. It will never happen and he has no intention of even trying. He needs the greater, sustained economic collapse his policies will bring.

He needs to bankrupt capitalist America, and do it soon, and in the chaos emerge even more powerful, betting a weakened America will call out for even more government control, as it did before in the 1930s. It happened then, why not again? Democrat policies turned a recession into the Great Depression, and what were the consequences for Roosevelt? Elected president four times and still revered as a savior by a hoodwinked generation. Slick words have gone a long way in the past, and Obama’s giving them another run today. Then we’ll get democratic socialism.

Melanie Phillips, in a post titled “Revolution You Can Believe In” dated September 9, 2008, at The Spectator (U.K.), wrote:
[I]n the world of Barack Obama, community organisers are a key strategy in a different game altogether; and the name of that game is revolutionary Marxism. The seditious role of the community organiser was developed by an extreme left intellectual called Saul Alinsky. He was a radical Chicago activist who, by the time he died in 1972, had had a profound influence on the highest levels of the Democratic party. Alinsky was a ‘transformational Marxist’ in the mould of Antonio Gramsci, who promoted the strategy of a ‘long march through the institutions’ by capturing the culture and turning it inside out as the most effective means of overturning western society…. [According to Alinsky,] The revolution had to be carried out through stealth and deception. Its proponents had to cultivate an image of centrism and pragmatism. A master of infiltration, Alinsky wooed Chicago mobsters and Wall Street financiers alike…. His creed was set out in his book ‘Rules for Radicals’…. It was Alinsky for whom ‘change’ was his mantra. And by ‘change’, he meant a Marxist revolution achieved by slow, incremental, Machiavellian means which turned society inside out. This had to be done through systematic deception, winning the trust of the naively idealistic middle class by using the language of morality to conceal an agenda designed to destroy it. And the way to do this, he said, was through ‘people’s organisations’.
David Horowitz wrote, in a post titled “Candidate of the Left” dated October 30, 2008, at, wrote about Obama:
When you peel away the subterfuges and get down to the facts, what you are left with is a life-long radical posing as a political liberal to win the trust of a larger constituency…. In his heart, he is an economic radical distressed that the Constitution presents obstacles to socialist theft; but when he runs for office he inhabits the persona of an economic centrist. The balancing act is superb.
If one pays attention to Obama’s deeds, past and present, and not his soothing, centrist words and earnest demeanor, it is clear what he stands for and what his intentions are.

John M Greco