Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Charge for the guns, he said

Ever wonder how The Crazy spreads so fast? Enjoy this adventure in quality sourcing:

The Obama campaign apparently didn't look backwards into history when selecting its new campaign slogan, "Forward" — a word with a long and rich association with European Marxism.

Do tell! And we know this how?

Many Communist and radical publications and entities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries had the name "Forward!" or its foreign cognates. Wikipedia has an entire section called "Forward (generic name of socialist publications)."

"The name Forward carries a special meaning in socialist political terminology. It has been frequently used as a name for socialist, communist and other left-wing newspapers and publications," the online encyclopedia explains.

The sense-making graf comes at the end:

... Conservative critics of the Obama administration have noted numerous ties to radicalism and socialists throughout Mr. Obama's history, from his first political campaign being launched from the living room of two former Weather Underground members, to appointing as green jobs czar Van Jones, a self-described communist.

That's sort of what James Carey was getting at when he likened reading the newspaper to going to church. You probably pick up some information incidentally, but the main reason you go is to be reminded that all the stuff you already know is still true.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course you have to charge for the guns. You can't just give them away; that would be socialism.

12:02 PM, May 02, 2012  

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