Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Messiah That Failed

As a “citizen of the world,” Obama must recognize that socialism creates misery everywhere it's tried.
August 10, 2008 - by Bernard Chapin | Pajamas Media

“Theoretically, there is nothing that can stop the government from taxing 100% of income so long as the people get benefits from the government commensurate with their income which is taxed.”

— Barack Obama Sr.

Recently I introduced my friend John to the marvel that is Mark Levin. Known as “the Great One,” Levin is perhaps the most cranial talk show host in America. His program runs on reason and he demolishes leftist spin with zeal and conviction. I assumed my friend would esteem him as much as I do, but this did not turn out to be the case. John turned off the podcast upon hearing Levin call Barack Obama a “Marxist.” My friend concluded, “That guy’s a nut.”

Regrettably, his response is not unusual. Fifty years of social conditioning has convinced the general public that those who speak out against Marxism, communism, and socialism are deluded redbaiters and McCarthyists. History is not popular and few are aware of the contents of the Venona Cables. They were released in 1995 and proved that acute concern over Soviet espionage during the Roosevelt, Truman, and Eisenhower administrations was fully warranted. The political left’s hold on our universities — as evidenced by schools like Bard naming a visiting professor’s chair after Alger Hiss — ensures that there will be no reediting of a narrative penned by the agent’s fellow travelers.

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