The Obama campaign’s new slogan, “Forward,” set forth in the following video, which I’ve included just to prove my point, but you don’t really need to watch all of it. Let me summarize it for you: the campaign theme is forward and the video spends almost all of its time looking backward. If the Obama campaign can spend time looking backward, then perhaps we should, too. Here’s the video if you’re interested:
The Washington Times spent a few words looking backwards for us in this article describing the long history of the word “forward” in socialist, Marxist and Communist propaganda works:
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 often 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.
Well, isn’t that special! The Marxist President of the United States, raised by a Communist and fathered by an anti-colonialist, chooses a campaign slogan with such a rich, European Marxist history.
Unfortunately, many will argue that making a connection between this word and Obama’s socialist policies will be deemed extremist, reactionary, paranoid or extreme. The campaign looks backward in their video, so why shouldn’t we look backward at the history of such an explosive term for a presidential campaign. It’s not morning in America but forward.
Forward. Forward toward a European socialist state where private property rights are limited, economic liberty is restrained by an overreaching government, national debt burdens generations with huge tax increases and unfathomable inflation, and a President who calls out individuals for simply contributing to a campaign.
He even has an enemies list. Nixon was vilified for his enemies list. Obama’s is ignored, except for the Wall Street Journal:
You decide to donate money to Mitt Romney. You want change in the Oval Office, so you engage in your democratic right to send a check.
Several days later, President Barack Obama, the most powerful man on the planet, singles you out by name. His campaign brands you a Romney donor, shames you for “betting against America,” and accuses you of having a “less-than-reputable” record. The message from the man who controls the Justice Department (which can indict you), the SEC (which can fine you), and the IRS (which can audit you), is clear: You made a mistake donating that money.
Yes, he has an enemies list; and, a new campaign slogan.