Monday, October 27, 2008

Is Obama a Marxist?

If the majority distributes among itself the things of a minority, it is evident that it will destroy the city.
— Aristotle
As we all know, Obama is not a Marxist. Joe Biden said as much. Local Conservative radio host said as much, and even called the question ridiculous.

Well, let’s hear some of Obama’s views (as of 2001) on redistribution of wealth, limitations (too many) that Founding Fathers placed on the government and allowances (not enough) that Constitution gives it, inadequacy of court system in redistribution, which has to be the goal of the legislative branch.

As I said before, I am not too worried about him being elected. The fact that a new Jimmy Carter–Woodrow Wilson–FDR–JFK (taking some of the worst things from each of them... and everything from Jimmy Carter) will be in office in and of itself does not concern me. What does concern me is that so many people want to elect him, that people are completely uneducated in many core issues (and do not want to be educated), that they cannot think straight and intelligently, without being carried away and directed by emotions, that they are easily swayed by propaganda and consider anyone actually applying critical thinking immoral. I am worried about increasing entropy of intelligence.

Briefly about history of spreading-the-wealth philosophy in the US and its dangers.
So why hasn't the majority in America helped itself to more of the minority's wealth, as Aristotle and our Founders feared? Partly because the protections for individual property erected by the Founders have worked.
Obviously, Obama (in the above audio) will have you believe that not enough efforts have been made to free the government from the limitations placed on it by the Founding Fathers. Not enough steps have been made to make this country Marxist... err... full of economic justice and equality.

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