There have been numerous claims that Barack Obama is a socialist-Marxist or, at a minimum, has exhibited behavior representative of such beliefs. A snippet of those claims are as follows.
“Barack Obama has a thing for Marxists. He befriends them, listens to their counsel, and he even hires them to work in his campaign. And they seem to feel the warmth.”
"My occasion for spending a little time once again with the old Communist was Barack Obama’s now-famous comment at an April 6 San Francisco fund-raiser. Obama was explaining his trouble winning over small-town, working-class voters: “It’s not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” This sent me to Marx’s famous statement about religion in the introduction to his “Contribution to the Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right”: “Religious suffering is at the same time an expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of a heartless world, and the soul of a soulless condition. It is the opium of the people.”
“attempts to argue that Barack Obama himself is a Marxist, given his past connections with known Marxists, have abounded on the Internet and on conservative talk radio, especially prior to the November election. That those connections do exist is hardly a matter for debate. Abundant evidence has been cited to show that his long-time mentor and father figure in Hawaii, Frank Marshall Davis, was a full-blown, active member of the Communist Party. After coming to Chicago, Obama for years attended the church of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, an ardent and vocal advocate of Black Liberation Theology, a movement with its roots planted firmly in Marxism. Obama also had extensively documented contact in Chicago with Bill Ayers, former member of the Marxist-influenced Weather Underground, and a self-identified Marxist.
Certainly all of the above are factual, non-debatable representations of President Obama’s behavior and relationships. President Obama’s “share the wealth” campaign mantra, his socialist health care reform and stimulus bills, his governmental takeover of automotive and financial institutions, executive compensation control legislation, his 2009 “Apologize for America” tours and his appointments of Obama “Green Jobs” czar Van Jones, an avowed Marxist, are all examples of how he has proactively embraced socialist-Marxist agendas.
- First, the progressive liberals systematic effort to dumb- down the population through a politicized and substandard education system.
- Second, faith in God destroyed by monetization of faith through televangelists leading to the population’s lack of honest faith-based initiatives.
- Third, and most profound and prophetic, is the election of Barack Obama as U.S. President. Pravda writes, “the final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive. His spending and money printing has been a record setting, not just in America's short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more then another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Wiemar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe.”