Written on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 by Ann-Marie Murrell
“Obamunism: a word created by mixing together Obama and Communism, coined by critics of the Obama administration to describe Barack Obama’s socialistic and ‘fascism light’ economic policies. Obamunism can also refer to Obama’s ruinous fiscal policies and reckless monetary policies which have contributed to high unemployment rates in the United States.” (Conservapedia)
If you’re like me, you’re probably sensing that something very different is happening to the world–not only blazing throughout the Middle East but also here in America.
I recently read a 1934 speech by liberal hero Communist Leon Trotsky called “If America Should Go Communist” and I got chills. It was a sort of ‘how-to’ about spreading Communism into the United States and I had a terrible sense of déjà-vu because I have heard almost every part of his speech given by any number of liberals. Trotsky’s words are their words. Everything Obama’s pal Van Jones has said could be quoted almost verbatim in Trotsky’s speech.
Is this really what the celebrities and liberals of America wanted when they signed up for Obama? Since most of his original supporters that I personally know are still on his side, I’ve got to believe it’s true.
Following are some highlights of Trotsky’s speech, and I’ve added current liberal quotes next to them. I’m doing this because any great coach will tell you–the only way we can fight the enemy is to understand their game plan.
On change/transformation through Revolution:
Trotsky, 1934: “…Communism can come in America only through revolution, just as independence and democracy came in America. The American temperament is energetic and violent, and it will insist on breaking a good many dishes and upsetting a good many apple carts before communism is firmly established. Americans are enthusiasts and sportsmen before they are specialists and statesmen, and it would be contrary to the American tradition to make a major change without choosing sides and cracking heads.”
Van Jones, Obama’s friend and advisor: “We concluded that the current period is one of ‘resistance,’ not one of ‘revolution.’ We thought that the main work of revolutionaries at such times should be to build resistance fights. These fights would build power and consciousness in oppressed communities. But revolutionaries must design and craft this ‘resistance work’ so as to help lay the foundation for the long-term development of a revolutionary movement. As ‘conscious forces,’ we thought that revolutionaries should work intentionally to help the resistance movement mature into a revolutionary one.”
Obama: “I think, tragedies of the civil rights movement was, um, because the civil rights movement became so court focused I think there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalition of powers through which you bring about redistributive change. In some ways we still suffer from that. …”
Obama: “In five days, we are going to be fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”
On ‘top down, bottom up’ theory:
Trotsky, 1934: “…Civil war of a revolutionary nature isn’t fought by the handful of men at the top – the 5 or 10 percent who own nine-tenths of American wealth; this handful could recruit its counterrevolutionary armies only from among the lower middle classes. Even so, the revolution could easily attract them to its banner by showing that support of the soviets alone offers them the prospect of salvation.”
Van Jones: “The change has got to be top down, bottom up, and inside out. The federal government has to get off the bench. Or frankly the federal government has to put down its pompoms for the polluters and put on the cleats and get on the side of our team trying to solve this problem. That’s critical. Otherwise, we’re going to have patchwork solutions, every state, every city going its own way.”
Obama, “Dreams from my Father: “Change won’t come from the top, I would say. Change will come from a mobilized grass roots. That’s what I’ll do. I’ll organize black folks. At the grass roots. For change.”
Hillary Clinton: “We have to build a political consensus and that requires people to give up a little bit of their own … in order to create this common ground.”
On using a weakened economy/spirit to force change:
Trotsky, 1934: “Everybody below this group is already economically prepared for communism. The depression has ravaged your working class and has dealt a crushing blow to the farmers, who had already been injured by the long agricultural decline of the postwar decade. There is no reason why these groups should counterpose determined resistance to the revolution; they have nothing to lose, providing, of course, that the revolutionary leaders adopt a farsighted and moderate policy toward them.”
Hillary Clinton: “Many of you are well enough off that … the tax cuts may have helped you. We’re saying that for America to get back on track, we’re probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.”
Obama: “It’s not that I want to punish your success. I just want to make sure that everyone who is behind you, that they have a chance at success, too. I think when we spread the wealth around its good for everyone.”
On nationalizing banking/business/industry etc:
Trotsky, 1934: “Who else will fight against communism? Your corporal’s guard of billionaires and multimillionaires? Your Mellons, Morgans, Fords and Rockefellers? They will cease struggling as soon as they fail to find other people to fight for them. The American soviet government will take firm possession of the commanding heights of your business system: the banks, the key industries and the transportation and communication systems. It will then give the farmers, the small tradespeople and businessmen a good long time to think things over and see how well the nationalized section of industry is working.”
Barney Frank: “Lenin might have been able to put socialism in one country, but tough bank regulation in one country ain’t going to happen because we will lose people.”
Nancy Pelosi: “Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance”.
On collapsing the US dollar:
Trotsky, 1934: “Only when socialism succeeds in substituting administrative control for money will it be possible to abandon a stable gold currency. Then money will become ordinary paper slips, like trolley or theater tickets. As socialism advances, these slips will also disappear, and control over individual consumption – whether by money or administration – will no longer be necessary when there is more than enough of everything for everybody!”
George Soros: “The United States must stop resisting the orderly decline of the dollar, the global currency and the new world order.”
Hillary Clinton: “We have to build a political consensus. And that requires people to give up a little bit of their own turf in order to create this common ground. The same with energy. You know, we can’t keep talking about our dependence on foreign oil and the need to deal with global warming and the challenge that it poses to our climate and to God’s creation and just let business as usual go on, and that means something has to be taken away from some people…And I certainly think the free-market has failed.”
On using the media to promote communism:
Trotsky, 1934: “In the United States, through the science of publicity and advertising, you have means for winning the support of your middle class that were beyond the reach of the soviets of backward Russia with its vast majority of pauperized and illiterate peasants. This, in addition to your technical equipment and your wealth, is the greatest asset of your coming communist revolution. Your revolution will be smoother in character than ours; you will not waste your energies and resources in costly social conflicts after the main issues have been decided; and you will move ahead so much more rapidly in consequence.”
Michael Moore: “There’s a gullible side to the American people. They can be easily misled. Religion is the best device used to mislead them. People are easily manipulated . . . and we have disastrous media.”
Don Lemon, CNN anchor: “Cuba as a model for health care reform? Well, we’ll see. It is a poor country, but it can boast about health care, a system that leads the way in Latin America. So, what are they doing right?”
George Clooney, Oscar speech: “And finally, I would say that, you know, we are a little bit out of touch in — in Hollywood every once in a while, I think. It’s probably a good thing. We’re the ones who talk about AIDS when it was just being whispered, and we talked about civil rights when it wasn’t really popular. And we, you know, we — we bring up subjects….This Academy, this group of people, gave Hattie McDaniel an Oscar in 1939 when blacks were still sitting in the backs of theaters. I’m proud to be a part of this Academy. Proud to be part of this community, and proud to be out of touch.”
Trotsky, 1934: “Even the intensity and devotion of religious sentiment in America will not prove an obstacle to the revolution. If one assumes the perspective of soviets in America, none of the psychological brakes will prove firm enough to retard the pressure of the social crisis. This has been demonstrated more than once in history. Besides, it should not be forgotten that the Gospels themselves contain some pretty explosive aphorisms.”
Obama: “And it’s not surprising then 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 sentiments as a way to explain their frustrations.”
Bill Maher: “Religion is detrimental to the progress of society.”
On lifting up Central and South America:
Trotsky, 1934: “The governments of Central and South America would be pulled into your federation like iron filings to a magnet. So would Canada. The popular movements in these countries would be so strong that they would force this great unifying process within a short period and at insignificant costs. I am ready to bet that the first anniversary of the American soviets would find the Western Hemisphere transformed into the Soviet United States of North, Central and South America, with its capital at Panama. Thus for the first time the Monroe Doctrine would have a complete and positive meaning in world affairs, although not the one foreseen by its author.”
Obama about South America: “You’re prospering as a free people with an open market and a government that answers to its citizens,” the president said. “You’re proving that the goal of social justice and social inclusion can be best achieved through freedom -– that democracy is the greatest partner of human progress.”
On changing everything else:
Trotsky, 1934: Yet a wide struggle between interests, groups and ideas is not only conceivable – it is inevitable. One-year, five-year, ten-year plans of business development; schemes for national education; construction of new basic lines of transportation; the transformation of the farms; the program for improving the technological and cultural equipment of Latin America; a program for stratosphere communication; eugenics – all of these will arouse controversy, vigorous electoral struggle and passionate debate in the newspapers and at public meetings.”
Bill Ayers, Obama’s friend/advisor: “What if you say every country w/an American military base…ought to have the right to vote in the American presidential election. That causes a different way of thinking, doesn’t it? Imagine if hundreds & hundreds of millions of people voted for the American president from countries as diverse as Cuba & Italy & wherever. All the gulf countries, I wonder who they’d vote for.”
Michelle Obama: “There are some who do, but most Americans feel blessed just being able to thrive a little bit. But that is becoming even more out of reach. If we don’t wake up as a nation with a new kind of leadership, for how we want this country to work, then we won’t get universal health care. The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more.”
Hillary Clinton: “It’s time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, and for the few… and to replace it with shared responsibility for shared prosperity.”
Obama: “So we’re going to provide a $4,000 tuition credit, every student, every year, but, students, you’re going to have to give back something in return. You’re going to have to participate in community service. You’re going to have to work in a homeless shelter, or a veteran’s home, or an underserved school, or join the Peace Corps.”
Ann-Marie Murrell is a Conservative writer and a contributor to The Reagan Report and many other Conservative websites. Like President Reagan, Ann-Marie spent the first half of her life in show business and as a democrat. However, 9/11 changed her life and after watching the buildings in New York collapse she understood what evil truly was, and the importance of having strong, capable leaders in America. These days Ann-Marie considers herself a Conservative/Republican (in that order).