Here, you are urged and encouraged to run your mouths about something important.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Was Obama Campaign Video title taken from Nazis and Marxists?

At the very least, this was an extremely poor decision on the part of whoever made it. That is, if Barack Obama has an interest in fighting back against the "communist," "socialist," and "marxist" labels that so many have affixed to his ideology. Then again, it's out in the open now so if no one is fired for choosing the word, "Forward" for his latest campaign video, it's a sign that Obama has no problem with it, even in light of its history of being used by the Nazis and Marxists of Europe.

Via Washington Times:
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.

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 slogan "Forward!" reflected the conviction of European Marxists and radicals that their movements reflected the march of history, which would move forward past capitalism and into socialism and communism.

The Obama campaign released its new campaign slogan Monday in a 7-minute video. The title card has simply the word "Forward" with the "O" having the familiar Obama logo from 2008. It will be played at rallies this weekend that mark the Obama re-election campaign's official beginning.

There have been at least two radical-left publications named "Vorwaerts" (the German word for "Forward"). One was the daily newspaper of the Social Democratic Party of Germany whose writers included Friedrich Engels and Leon Trotsky. It still publishes as the organ of Germany's SDP, though that party has changed considerably since World War II. Another was the 1844 biweekly reader of the Communist League. Karl Marx, Engels and Mikhail Bakunin are among the names associated with that publication.
Another very disturbing coincidence is that Barack Obama colleague, Bill Ayers, had a goal of eliminating 25 Million Americans who couldn't be "re-educated," according to Larry Grathwohl.

Via GWP, here is a Hitler youth video entitled, you guessed it, "Forward."

No comments:

Accuracy in Media
American Spectator
American Thinker
Big Government
Big Journalism
Doug Ross
Flopping Aces
Fox Nation
Fox News
Free Republic
The Hill
Hope for America
Hot Air
Hot Air Pundit
Jawa Report
Jihad Watch
Michelle Malkin
Naked Emperor News
National Review
New Zeal Blog
News Real
Pajamas Media
Red State
Right Wing News
Say Anything
Stop Islamization of America
Verum Serum
Wall Street Journal
Washington Times
Watts Up With That
Web Today
Weekly Standard
World Net Daily

Blog Archive