A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
It STILL is a source of persistent concern, for me, that the American electorate could have been so willfully BLIND to Mr. Obama’s communist sympathies, which he now flaunts through the policies he has enacted in his very first year in office. As a result, the United States has, very nearly, collapsed -- finding itself in the worst financial shape it has experienced since the Great Depression of the last century! THIS is what Socialism does! THIS is what Communism does!
Even today, in January of 2010, the US is teetering on the cusp of a second recession which, if it happens, will render the country destitute.
I find it very difficult to empathize with my fellow Americans who opine and moan that they voted for Obama, not knowing he was a socialist/communist! I am compelled to ask the burning question: “Where the hell WERE you, then?” As you can see, in the article below, we trumpeted it from the rooftops of the nation!
It is too late now to correct the national mistake made last November. The damage done to the US will take generations to repair, IF it CAN be repaired. In the meantime, we will have no choice but to suffer the pain we have brought upon ourselves - and make no mistake about it: WE DID THIS TO OURSELVES!
This coming November, if the Obama Regime allows it, we will have the national Mid-Term Elections. If the American voter has any sense left, AT ALL, he/she/they will flood to the polls and vote out of office every incumbent who supported the Obama Regime in ANY WAY, and to any degree. If we truly want to save America, we will do that. If we don’t do it, then America is finished. Her greatness will be a thing of the past. Her glory will fade like that of ancient Rome, and her exceptional history will forever be relegated to that place where mankind stores its hoard of myths and legends. The lofty perch of world leadership will be vacated while humanity waits in nervous trepidation for America’s successor.
It most certainly IS true that democracies are their own worst enemies. For democracies run the risk of making dumb, hurtful, mistakes in choosing leadership. Mistakes at the ballot box can destroy a democracy -- as America is learning today. It is a costly lesson. And worse, it may yet be unlearned! We won’t know until after the polls close in November.
Below is the article as it was published in September of 2008.
J. D. Longstreet
Socialism and Obama.
By: J. D. Longstreet
The paper may be found online at:
The article to which we’d like to which we’d like to direct your attention is titled:“Eye on the Prize.” You’ll find it at:
We have been telling you, since day one, that Obama is preaching socialism. If there was any doubt, at all, this should remove it.
The folks over at CNSNews.com have an excellent article about it. You’ll find it at:
This should come as no surprise to anyone. The democrat/socialists are currently in charge of the legislative branch of the US government. If they manage to get a socialist in the Oval Office, you can bet the Supreme Court is next. Then, what’s left? Think about it.
The big question American voters have been asking is: “Are we Americans ready for a “rookie” in the White House?” I submit to you (as have a number of other conservative scribes) the question ought to be: “Are Americans ready for a socialist in the White House?”
Obama is the most liberal senator in the US Senate. We know this from his record. We should all understand, especially Americans supporting Obama, that we are asking for socialist laws and socialist programs to be pushed through the Congress of the US if we have Obama in the Oval Office and a “veto-proof” Democratic Congress.
John Voight, an Academy Award-winning actor well known for his humanitarian work said the following in an op-ed piece titled: “My Concerns For America. Obama sowing socialist seeds in young people”. Mr. Voight wrote the piece recently for The Washington Times: “If, God forbid, we live to see Mr. Obama president, we will live through a socialist era that America has not seen before, and our country will be weakened in every way.” You can read the entire article at:
Look, socialism does not work! Oh, it looks great on paper, but in practice it corrupts and corrodes and finally rots a country’s core until that country collapses in on itself. History has taught us that. But, if you have not been taught history and you are ignorant of the trail of collapsed socialist countries littering the landscape of human history then, yes, you may find socialism’s promises compelling. For those of us who have studied history, and (at my age), have lived history, it scares the hell out of us! We have watched our beloved country, over the past few years, drift ever closer to European State Socialism… and it is frightening.
Mr. Obama, and the democrat/socialists, currently in charge of our government, worship(s) the ideals of socialism. They talk of “fairness’ and “redistribution of the national wealth” (and of individual wealth), of government run “universal healthcare”, and bigger and bigger government wielding more and more power over individual’s lives. And then… there is Obama’s embrace of the United Nations.
Ever hear of something called The Global Poverty Act? It is Senate Bill S2433 introduced by Obama on December 7th, of 2007. The bill is supposed to compel (require) the President of the US to devise and implement strategies to promote the reduction of global poverty, and even eliminate extreme global poverty, and to promote the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of reducing by one-half the proportion of people worldwide, between 1990 and 2015, who live on less than $1 per day." A high sounding goal, right? Well, what will such a plan cost the US taxpayers? How about 845 billion US dollars (spread over thirteen years), over and above the foreign aid we already provide for struggling nations and peoples around the globe? And, even more troubling… where will that money come from? Of course, it will come from the pockets of you and me and the other US taxpayers. There is an excellent article on this by Lee Cary at the American Thinker at:
I don’t know about you, but, to me, the Global Poverty Act sounds like just another way to buy friends. As Mr. Cary says: “In other words, other nations will like us better if we give them our money”.
In an article by Cliff Kincaid at the Accuracy in Media website titled: “Obama’s International Socialist Connections”, Mr. Kincaid says: “Obama's socialist backing goes back at least to 1996, when he received the endorsement of the Chicago branch of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) for an Illinois state senate seat… DSA describes itself as the largest socialist organization in the United States and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International. The Socialist International (SI) has what is called "consultative status" with the United Nations. In other words, it works hand-in-glove with the world body.” You can read the entire article at:
Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of this republic, is credited with having said: “When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.” Franklin was, of course, correct.
When one looks at the decided drift of the US toward socialism and the Obama juggernaut pushing with all it’s might in that same direction, one must ask… have we reached the end of the US Republic?