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Vorwärts! Vorwärts! Forward! Forward!

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.


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3 Responses to “Vorwärts! Vorwärts! Forward! Forward!”

  1. Mike #

    Hey Mike, don’t forget that for the past year or so MSNBC has used the slogan “Lean Forward” in their supposedly neutral commercials that CLEARLY serve as Obama propaganda! They must figure that for communism to work you need state-run media and they are trying to line themselves up for the appointment!

    May 1, 2012 at 8:21 pm
  2. Josh #

    I would encourage everyone who thinks Obama can’t run on his record to watch the video. If this is his narrative its going to be a tough road for Romney (aka Bob Dole #2).

    Is Obama a Marxist because he wants to return tax rates to the Reagan Levels? Does that make Reagan a commie as well? If that’s the case what would you call Eisenhower, under him the top marginal rate was over 85%, Obama only wants to return to 35%.

    Don’t take my word for it, Google it if you don’t believe me, the Republican’s have been lying to you all for years.

    Obama is not asking for the rich to pay a higher percent of their income than any other American, he is asking them to pay the same rate as everyone else. Of course every time anyone talks about asking the super rich, to pay an equal tax rate they start acting like toddlers who never learned to share, No! No! No! Mine! whaaaaa! Mine! whaaaa!

    May 1, 2012 at 10:37 pm
  3. Josh #

    BTW If you were a for profit corporation and you gave a million dollars to a political action comity, would you expect some legislative help in return? Is it bribery if they do get the legislation in return.

    Justice Roberts and the Republicans say nope, that’s just a little free speech, and it is nothing like bribery. Corporations can buy any elected official they want, its their right, thanks to Justice Roberts and the Republican’s. Corporations now have more rights as persons than individuals do, just the way the Republicans think it should be.


    People wake up, your countries government has been bought and paid for, the democrats and John McCain tried to change it and Bush stacked the supreme court against it to stop it.

    May 1, 2012 at 11:01 pm