Saturday, April 3, 2010

Duck Typing the President as a Communist

Recently, I made the statement:  “Face it- Our President is a Communist”.  Now, I have been challenged to “Prove it”.

For many, the broad similarities between the Communist Party USA and the Democratic Party under Barack Obama are enough to make the case.

James Whitcomb Riley wrote- when I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck.

I agree with Riley.  However, for some, duck typing is not enough.  Some may criticize- If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it could be a dragon doing a duck impersonation.

For those who believe in friendly dragons, more work is needed-

First, it is necessary to understand the definition of a communist (aka Marxist).  A nice short explanation of communism is linked here:  HowStuffWorks "Communist Theories and Principles".

Second, it is helpful to understand the current aim of communism in America.  For this, a good source of information is the Communist Party USA web site.  In the effort of speed, one can focus on the section of the CPUSA FAQ page discussed and linked HERE.  Or, as more time is available, one can read the entire CPUSA constitution HERE.

Third, it is useful to understand the current state of progress toward the communist party goals as they were outlined in the 1960’s.

After that, it is necessary to understand the definition of proof:  “The evidence or argument that compels the mind to accept an assertion as true.”

Now all that remains is to compare the Presidents own words and actions to the definition and aim of communism.  Simply the act of doing so, compels the mind to accept the assertion as true- our President is a communist.  Or, at the very least, he quacks like one.

CPUSA- “We believe that the American people can replace capitalism with a system that puts people before profit - socialism.”  The president has stated that his true motive for raising taxes is to "spread the wealth around," which the president insists is "good for everyone."

And, every day, we see new reports of him walking like one-

CPUSA- “We call for nationalization of the banks (B.O.- check, check), railroads, and industries like steel and auto (B.O.- check).” 

CPUSA- “The Party has continually supported popular struggles and legislation that pave the way for, or would establish, a national health service (NHS)…  Raising the banner of socialized medicine sends the kind of message that a Party of Socialism needs to communicate.”  (B.O.- On track, on message.)

Unfortunately, for some faithful believers, no amount of proof will ever be enough.  They, as lemmings, will continue to follow the friendly dragon, wherever he leads.

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