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Yeah, I know I’ve detached myself from politics for over a year, but a certain league of individuals has recently admonished me for not having posted here in so long. So while I won’t discuss topical political issues in this post, I still have points concerning politics I’d like to address… mostly points concerning my distancing from politics.

1. The forums in which we debate politics (media sources, the floors of congress, the dinner table) have welcomed discussions fueled by almost only emotions, rather than rationale and the search for truth. The core tenet behind the multiple party system in America was the idea that through thorough and earnest debate, the truth will seep through as through a strainer. The problem is that the majority of debates don’t let the truth through because either side is looking to merely win, lockstep with a laundry list of ideals written by a party, as opposed to coming to the best solution for our nation.  Members from opposite parties will brandish the others moronic, only because they were unsuccessful in changing your mind to think as they do. How do they rationalize this? “They are simply too stupid to understand that what I espouse is the only correct/just/effective way.” Pride does not equal truth, and many are too scared of the hypocrisy tag to be able to say “I believe in this point my party believes in, but I don’t believe in that other thing it believes in.”

Possible Solution? Go into debates not looking to change the other person’s mind, but only with the goal to most honestly and clearly express your beliefs and opinions. If they don’t agree… so what? You walk away happy that you stood on your beliefs with integrity. And who knows… they might have gone away disagreeing with every word you said, but you planted a small seed that may grow into the deep-rooted memory that you were a sincere and amicable representative of your party, beliefs, whatever. Just remember, the second you tell someone they’re wrong, is the second before they stop listening to you.

I have to go to work, but I’ll continue the observations from my political hiatus… which I’m still happily engaged in.

– Julian

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I would have never believed this unless I saw it for myself. Remember earlier this year when Fox News broadcasted an image that showed one of Obama’s campaign offices with a Cuban flag and a sketch of Che Guevara? That’s what started me thinking, “Obama sounds a lot like Fidel Castro did in the 80’s”.

I started digging and, low and behold, similarities started to surface, i.e., “This is the moment when we must build on the wealth that open markets have created, and share its benefits more equitably. Trade has been a cornerstone of our growth and global development. But we will not be able to sustain this growth if it favors the few, and not the many; and gains from economic growth “skew heavily” toward the rich” (Obama). i.e., “We know how money is distributed and how money is collected. We know how to distribute the wealth and to make it as just as possible … The wealth the country produces has to be like oxygen. It has to reach everyone.” (Fidel Castro)

Following that I decided to look for similarities between Obama and the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) and again I found very startling revelations. Obama’s platform of change is almost identical to the CPUSA platform as published by their website. “We have a deficit when CEOs are making more in ten minutes than some workers make in ten months; when families lose their homes so that lenders make a profit; when mothers can’t afford a doctor when their children get sick,” Obama said. This is unarguably an endorsement of the distribution of wealth ideas that are very popular in communist rhetoric. I believe that someone should remind Obama of this old saying, “Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he’ll eat forever.”

“They’re telling us we’re better off if we dismantle government – if we divvy it up into individual tax breaks, hand ‘em out, and encourage everyone to go buy your own health care, your own retirement security, your own child care, their own schools.” (Obama) This goes to show you that Obama just doesn’t get it. He believes that government should control what we buy, when we buy it and where our kids should go to school… and basically ask permission to step outside and get some fresh air. He goes on to say “We’re gonna need to tell the country what our plan is for the 21st century worker,” Obama. The workers’ party. Well doesn’t that ring a bell? Sort of like the communist workers party, huh? Well, that’s the sort of change I don’t want. “At a time when businesses are facing increased competition and workers rarely stay with one company throughout their lives, we also have to ask if the employer-based system of health care itself is still the best for providing insurance to all Americans,” Obama. This proves that he believes that America’s capitalist system just doesn’t work and that a socialist system should be adopted.

Now, you may be asking why he thinks that socialism is so great for America. Well, we need not look further than the people that surround him. My mother always said a common Cuban phrase, “Tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are”. I believe this to be true. One’s character is defined and molded by one’s experience, and if you are surrounded by certain ideas you begin to believe they are true. “Communist activists in the late 50s and early 60s choosing to marry cross-race as an attack on bourgeois society. It’s not implausible, as Barack’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, was a radical activist at the University of Hawaii, having been stimulated in high school by two teachers who were reputed to have been Communists.” This was taken from an article about Obama’s background and it explains that from his very conception he was being raised with these ideas. Later in life he goes on to say that he “spent his college days hanging around radical activists” (this from Obama’s own book). Again he surrounded himself with those who think America should be socialist.

Frank Marshall Davis, identified as a member of the CPUSA by the 1951 report of the Commission on Subversive Activities to the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii, appears to have mentored young Obama from 1971 to 1979, when he left Hawaii for college. I guess the question we should be asking is “when was he not surrounded by communists”. Obama then goes on to be called “the most liberal in the US Senate”.

Mind you, he was only there for less than two years.

Obama is a great speaker. Mike Kruglic, admiring Obama’s skill at this sort of manipulation: “He was a natural, the undisputed master of agitation, who could engage a room full of recruiting targets in a rapid-fire Socratic dialogue, nudging them to admit that they were not living up to their own standards. As with the panhandler, he could be aggressive and confrontational. With probing, sometimes personal questions, he would pinpoint the source of pain in their lives, tearing down their egos just enough before dangling a carrot of hope that they could make things better.” Let me list just a couple of other great and influential speakers: Fidel Castro, Adolf Hitler.

“His employer was the Gamaliel Foundation. Gamaliel, an activist organization strangely merging the teachings of Marxist strategist Saul Alinsky with those of the Apostle Paul, operates with that same sense of religious destiny that we’ve noticed in both Barack and Michelle Obama’s speeches.” (http://www.plumbbobblog.com/?p=215) Obama speeches are directed toward the poor and middle class. He is quoted as saying that he is the candidate that will protect the middle class and grow it. A much smarter man said recently of his plan, “His will likely do for the world’s poor what Johnson’s War on Poverty did for the poor of the US — enslave them to the dole, enrich the bureaucrats who administer the programs, and waste an unimaginable amount of money, making the problem worse while driving taxation through the roof.” Obama’s tutelage would lead us to this frightening future, “We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: The stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission – which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.”(Ayn Rand)

Many have supported Obama because they are either blinded by the economic troubles brought on by the socialist principle that everyone should own a home regardless of their income, or because they don’t see the danger of going down a path of socialism. This quote will leave you breathless,

“Senator, I will say this. I think that politically, historically, the one thing that people try to do, that society is structured on as a whole, is an attempt to satisfy their felt needs, and you can satisfy those needs with almost any kind of political structure, giving it one name or the other. In this name it is democratic; in other it is communism; in others it is benevolent dictatorship. As long as those needs are satisfied, that structure will exist.” (John Kerry)

So it does not surprise me at all that John Kerry would be such a strong supporter of Barack Obama. I leave you with this warning: beware for the next thing we will hear from Obama is “Elections? What for? The people have already chosen”. (Fidel Castro).

Joel Mesa

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