A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
“…we discussed the fact that Ho Chi Minh was actually inspired by the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and the words of Thomas Jefferson.” – President Obama talking to reporters alongside Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang.
I can't speak for you, of course, but there was no need for me to hear the words above pass the lips of the US President for me to be convinced he is a communist.
See, I'm so old I actually got an education when I went to school. Hell, by the time I had graduated high school I had an education every bit the equivalent of, at least, a two year college degree -- by today's standards -- maybe even four years depending upon the individual institutions of higher learning.
Plus, I am a veteran of the US military during the Vietnam War.
Look. I won't dispute that Uncle Ho may have studied our Founding Fathers and founding documents. Lots of dictators have done so. Heck, if I was a fledgling dictator, I'd be darned sure to study those men and those documents because -- they are dangerous to tyrants and dictators.
No, I wasn't surprised to hear Obama mention Uncle Ho in a respectful manner. Not in the least. Ho Chi Minh was an enemy of the United states. 'Nough said.
Our President, Obama is a died in the wool socialist. (Socialism is what one might call "Communism Lite.") His spread the wealth policies and statist philosophy of governing and disrespect for the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and his shallow knowledge of US history mark him for what he truly is.
Ho Chi Minh was a bone fide tyrant. A communist tyrant!
The following is a clip from a piece published in Reader's Digest back in November of 1968:
"The terror had its real beginning when Red dictator Ho Chi Minh consolidated his power in the North. More than a year before his 1954 victory over the French, he launched a savage campaign against his own people. In virtually every North Vietnamese village, strong-arm squads assembled the populace to witness the “confessions” of landowners. As time went on, businessmen, intellectuals, school teachers, civic leaders — all who represented a potential source of future opposition — were also rounded up and forced to “confess” to “errors of thought.” There followed public “trials,” conviction and, in many cases, execution. People were shot, beheaded, beaten to death; some were tied up, thrown into open graves and covered with stones until they were crushed to death, Ho has renewed his terror in North Vietnam periodically. Between 50,000 and 100,000 are believed to have died in these blood-baths — in a coldly calculated effort to discipline the party and the masses. To be sure, few who escape Ho’s terror now seem likely to tempt his wrath. During the 1950s, however, he had to quell some sizeable uprisings in North Vietnam — most notably one that occurred in early November 1956, in the An province, which included Ho’s birthplace village of Nam Dan. So heavily had he taxed the region that the inhabitants finally banded together and refused to meet his price. Ho sent troops to collect, and then sent in an army division, shooting. About 6,000 unarmed villagers were killed. The survivors scattered, some escaping to the South. The slaughter went largely unnoticed by a world then preoccupied with the Soviet Union’s rape of Hungary." SOURCE: http://www.paulbogdanor.com/left/vietnam/hochiminh.html
Consider this: "On November 15, 2008, Sam Webb, National Chair of the Communist Party USA delivered an address to the Communist Party USA National Committee. During his address, he noted the following concerning the party's relationship with Obama,
"The left can and should advance its own views and disagree with the Obama administration without being disagreeable. Its tone should be respectful. We are speaking to a friend." SOURCE: http://keywiki.org/index.php/Barack_Obama_and_the_Communist_Party
"The late Marxist academic Manning Marable claimed that Barack Obama has read some of his books and "understands what socialism is."
Marable, writing in the December 2008 issue of British Trotskyist journal Socialist Review, also claimed that Obama worked in Chicago with socialists with backgrounds in the Communist Party.
What makes Obama different is that he has also been a community organizer. He has read left literature, including my works, and he understands what socialism is. A lot of the people working with him are, indeed, socialists with backgrounds in the Communist Party or as independent Marxists. There are a lot of people like that in Chicago who have worked with him for years... " SOURCE: http://keywiki.org/index.php/Barack_Obama_and_the_Communist_Party
Frank Marshall Davis became Obama's mentor at the tender age of ten years. " ... FBI file reveals that Davis (born 1905) became interested in the Communist Party USA as far back as 1931.
Certainly from the mid/late '30s to the early '40s Davis was involved in several Communist Party fronts including the the National Negro Congress, the League of American Writers, the National Federation for Constitutional Liberties and the Civil Rights Congress.
The FBI first began tracking Davis in 1944 when they identified him as member of the Communist Party's Dorie Miller Club in Chicago-card number 47544.
Davis taught courses at the party controlled Abraham Lincoln School in Chicago and attended meetings of the party's Cultural Club until he left for Hawaii in 1948." SOURCE: http://keywiki.org/index.php/Barack_Obama_and_the_Communist_Party
(We recommend you read the entire article cited above. It is entitled: "Barack Obama and the Communist Party." You will find it at: http://keywiki.org/index.php/Barack_Obama_and_the_Communist_Party )
And finally -- "The famed Russian news site “Pravda,” which ironically was formed as the official Communist publication of the former Soviet Union, recently released a scathing opinion column entitled, “Obama’s Soviet Mistake,” in which the author unabashedly labels the U.S. president a “Communist without question promoting the Communist Manifesto without calling it so.” - SOURCE: http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2012/11/blazecast-russian-news-outlet-labels.html#sthash.eECgrcwI.dpuf
No, I was NOT surprised by Mr. Obama's drift from the teleprompter line. (NOW you know why his "handlers" have him virtually chained to a teleprompter!)
But, dear reader, what is even MORE troubling is this: With all this knowledge of Obama sympathies toward communism, roughly half the American electorate put him in office -- and kept him there for a second term. Now THAT is TRULY frightening!
© J. D. Longstreet