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"...But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security..." The Declaration of Independence


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Forward. Communist ties? No Way!

I've been hearing that President Obama has selected the word, "forward" as his campaign slogan, and I'm shocked at the accusations that have been levied.

It is purely coincidence that Obama chose a  word  that is especially meaningful in Marxist, socialist and communist circles.

Are you familiar with, "The Great Leap Forward"?

The great Leap Forward was an economic and social campaign of theCommunist Party of China (CPC), reflected in planning decisions from 1958 to 1961, which aimed to use China's vast population to rapidly transform the country from an agrarian economy into a moderncommunist society through the process of rapid industrialization and collectivizationMao Zedong led the campaign based on the Theory of Productive Forces, and intensified it after being informed of the impending disaster from grain shortages.

The above definition from Wikipedia   talks a lot about  redistribution.  Landowners were stripped of their land which was redistributed to poorer people.  Farmers were told what to plant, and so on.

President Obama never talks about redistribution; he never expresses his desire to spread the wealth around.  

Then there is the...
Under the leadership of the great Stalin - forward to Communism!
What does that say?  It says, "Under the leadership of the great Stalin - forward to Communism!"

But, this is purely coincidence.

Young builders of communism! Forward, to the new successes in work and study!

Under the banner of Lenin and Stalin, forward to victory of communism! 
Go all out and aim high. The east leaps forward, the West is worried
Strike the battle drum of the Great Leap Forward ever louder

Ride the wind and cleave the waves to realise a Leap Forward in all fields

Let's march forward under the banner of Mao Zedong!

Sing revolutionary war songs with fervor, and move forward in victory.
Move fast forward! Construct and protect the Motherland.

The motherland doing a leap forward.
I'm sure the president was unfamiliar with this term in this context.  It's a simple coincidence.

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