Second Obama term would be disastrous

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Symbolism can be interesting. Flag pins may indicate patriotism. Raised, clenched fists denote left-wing anarchists, labor union groups or even communist organizations. During the 2008 campaign a letter of mine pointed out the significance of all the red stars displayed at the DNC convention (I had seen such stars glowing all over Moscow during the winter I spent there in 1975).

Heineken beer even dropped the red star from their bottles during the Cold War (restored after the U.S.S.R. disintegrated). Last week’s Democratic convention included a new symbol — it’s the single word “FORWARD” with Obama’s 2008 campaign logo in place of the “O”.

Other than his personal history, mentors, parents, associates and actions as president, the slogan appears to be just one more clue to his socialist agenda. A recent article by Victor Morton of the Washington Times pointed out some history:

The word “Forward” has a long and rich association with European Marxism. Communist publications and entities through the 19th and 20th centuries carried the name “Forward!”

The name has a special meaning in socialist political terminology and has often been used as a name for socialist, communist and other left-wing newspapers and publications. The slogan “Forward!” reflected the march of European Marxists forward past capitalism and into socialism and communism. Two radical-left publications were named “Vorwaerts” (German word for “Forward”). The daily newspaper of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (writers included Friedrich Engels and Leon Trotsky) and another, the 1844 biweekly of the Communist League. Marx, Engels and Mikhail Bakunin were among names associated with that last publication. Vladimir Lenin founded “Vpered” (Russian name for “Forward”) in 1905.

Rest assured that international Marxists, communists and socialists chuckle to themselves when they see it.

Do most Democrats actually agree with Obama’s stated goal to “fundamentally change” our country (into a socialist state)?

If re-elected his socialistic system will eventually fail, of course, as they all do including the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. International communism was powerful, lasted from 1917 to circa 1990, and took 100 million lives. Read the Black Book of Communism.

Type “Communist Manifesto summary” into a search engine. Sound familiar? Many Americans served during the Cold War. Some of us visited there and know first hand what living under the Soviet/Eastern Bloc system was like. Immigrants from there know even better.

A second Obama term would be disastrous for America.

Steve Singleton

Walla Walla

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