Always good to have one's less than expert opinions confirmed by someone with considerably more knowledge and experience. So, pleasure mixed with pain to read Peter Ferrara's article in The American Spectator which spells out in much more detail my gut feeling that this election in America is of monumental importance. Four years ago Americans voted for ABB, or, 'Anyone But Bush'. Voting for Obama achieved that objective and, moreover, as a bonus it provided them with a nice warm feeling that they had actually voted for a black president, no doubt much as their parents felt when they put a Roman Catholic into the White House in the form of Jack Kennedy. But now they have seen the face of the tiger that lies behind Obama's charm and good looks. He and the Democrat party have shown their colours and only 'them wot's blind or them wot don't wanna see' can be under any misapprehension as to what a second term will mean. As Ferrara points out with deadly accuracy:
The last four years have been a coming out party for the Democrats. For over a hundred years now, Progressivism, a polite, Americanized term for Marxism, has been infiltrating and taking over the Democrat party, the national media, academia, the courts. But until now they have effectively hidden what they are all about. Under Obama, however, the heart and soul of the party has been let out of the closet and revealed (only for those paying attention, however, not the millions who so stubbornly still are not). And that heart and soul is Che. (My emphasis)
It was very astute of Ferrara to identify Che Guevara as the face on the totem pole of Left-wing activists, particularly those who have passed through the 'higher' reaches of Academe in the last 30 years or so. Always fervently admired by young progressives not least, one suspects, because he is so much easier to 'learn' when compared with the intellectual slog required to master Marx and Engels:
Having attended Harvard College and Harvard Law School, I saw all of this first hand. I saw all those prep school Marxists pledging to each other life long fealty to the worldwide socialist revolution, and going on to pose as "liberal" reporters and commentators, "liberal" environmentalists plotting the destruction of capitalism and its middle class prosperity from within, "liberal" candidates moderated just enough to get elected in their districts or states, "liberal" academics tutoring the next generation in the proper, socially acceptable attitudes to worker revolution, and providing cover for each other on the acceptability of more and more radical views.
As for Obama, himself, there can be no doubt where his heart lies, it is written, not in the stars, but in his own life and his own autobiographies:
Let us scrap the social diplomacy so we can communicate most effectively. Barack Obama is not just a communist infiltrator. He is communist royalty, born and bred. He hails from a self-professed communist Kenyan as his father, and from an anti-American 1960s hippie as his mother. Left to be raised by his "progressive" grandparents, he was provided a personal mentor during his adolescent years who was an open member of the Communist Party USA, Franklin Marshall Davis.
In his own autobiographies he tells us how he favored Marxist professors and student radicals in the Ivy League colleges where they are fostered. After he graduates, he becomes not just a student but an instructor in the social manipulation methodologies of openly Marxist revolutionary Saul Alinsky.
And with Saul Alinsky we meet the malign Godfather of the American Marxist movement, the man whose techiques have guided the infiltration of revolutionary Marxism into the very sinews of American public life:
Obama launches his political career in the living room of confessed, anti-American terrorists Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn. He attends the church of neo-Marxist Black Liberation Theologist Jeremiah Wright. I am not trying to break news here, just connect all the dots.
Following Alinsky, Obama campaigns today as an advocate for the middle class. But he and his compatriots see the American middle class as a moral embarrassment because we are so much richer and more prosperous than the rest of the world.
So Obama and his apparat have very clear aims and, as they have demonstrated during the first four years of his presidency, they are honing their skills in applying the means needed to achieve those aims. They will be assisted tremendously by the expected double-dip recession next year - expected because that is precisely what Obama's economic and fiscal policies are aimed at. There is nothing Marxist progressives like better than a full-blown emergency because then, obviously, emergency powers will be required to deal with the crisis - and who would argue with that? Many of these 'emergency powers' will be even more unconstitutional than some of the trickery already slipped past a gullible and dozey American electorate with the help of a supine MSM. If he gets another four years not only will the Supreme Court pass into his control but also the entire Federal judiciary:
Expect as well in a second term for the Supreme Court to break down as well as a check and balance, as it already has in the case of Obamacare. Barely five aging men on the court cannot hold the line against the Obama onslaught for four more years. Obama just needs one more appointment to seize the court for his make it up as you go along judicial activist liberals. Gone then will be any judicial check on his illegal activities, such as making recess appointments without the consent of the Senate, when Congress is not in recess. Or creating bureaucracies operating outside the rule of law, such as Dodd-Franks' Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which has the power to tax and regulate with no supervision from any branch of government, or the Independent Payment Advisory Board, which has the power to cut Medicare without Congressional approval.
I am by nature always very leary of conspiracy theories and so I am relieved to know that what Obama and his apparat are pushing towards is not, in strict terms, a conspiracy, rather it is the discreet execution of a very well-planned political campaign which was never based on the American four-year cycle but was intended to be insinuated over several decades. First, Alinsky taught that it was necessary to lay the groundworks, to build up a foundation of support in urban areas using city, State or Federal funds to finance so-called 'community projects run by 'community' groups, hence the malignant spread of the ubiquitous ACORN groupuscle. Hand-in-hand with this was the necessity of using links established in colleges, universities and trade unions to push forward like-minded individuals into ever more influential positions of power in the MSM, in State and Federal bureaucracies, the Judiciary and, because armed revolution would not work in the USA, into the Democrat party, itself. It is worth remembering that Obama began his political life working a 'community' organiser and has now been 'placed' into the highest position in the land, but ...:
All of this is not just Obama. It is the heart and soul of today's Democrat party, more publicly revealed to America now then ever before, as more and more Democrats have felt free under Obama to drop their mask, and reveal their inner Che. What is now revealed is America's Democrat party as one of the most left-wing political parties in the entire world.
They are now poised to execute one more heave and America will be over the edge and onto the slippery downhill slope of Marxist socialism which will leave them hog-tied and enfeebled and led by a government and a ruling establishment which will kowtow to every totalitarian gangster in the world. No-one can be certain that the Romney/Ryan team will achieve anyything near the successes of Ronald Reagan but they are all we have. And perhaps it doesn't matter too much how effective they are because, on November the 6th, all the Americna people need to remember, the one single, crucially important idea, is - ABO - Anyone But Obama!