Monday, February 16, 2009

Why the American Right insists on calling Obama a "communist"

Followed a link to a World Net Daily article by Jerome Corsi proving Obama was mentored by members of the Communist Party. Part of the article was based on a letter written from Frank Chapman to Peoples Weekly World:
After Iowa

Happy New Year and congratulations on a job well done. These have been trying times when the hyenas of war have again been turned loose on humanity by a greedy ruling class.

Now, beyond all the optimism I was capable of mustering, Mr. Obama won Iowa! He won in a political arena 95 percent white. It was a resounding defeat for the manipulations of the ultra-right and their right-liberal fellow travelers. Also it was a hard lesson for liberals who underestimated the political fury of the masses in these troubled times.

Obama’s victory was more than a progressive move; it was a dialectical leap ushering in a qualitatively new era of struggle. Marx once compared revolutionary struggle with the work of the mole, who sometimes burrows so far beneath the ground that he leaves no trace of his movement on the surface. This is the old revolutionary “mole,” not only showing his traces on the surface but also breaking through.

The old pattern of politics as usual has been broken. It may not have happened as we expected it to happen but what matters is that it happened. The message is clear: we can and must defeat the ultra-right, by uniting the broadest possible coalition that will represent an overwhelming majority of the people in a new political dynamic. We must quickly shed yesterday’s political perspective and get in step with the march of events.

Frank Chapman
Via e-mail {boldface added}

A "dialectical leap" huh? Gee, I wonder what that means.

A keyword search of WND for "communitarian" returns 16 hits.

Henry Lamb called it An Unseen Enemy of Freedom on Septemeber 13, 2008. (This is the article where Henry told Bobby Garner that the editors at WND took out his embedded link to the ACL.)

In a September 27, 2008 article Henry Lamb explained, "During the 1960s, the United Nations produced the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. Article V(e)(iii) proclaimed that all people had a "right" to housing. Both the Kennedy and Johnson administrations supported the treaty, but it was not ratified until the Clinton administration, Nov. 20, 1994. No one noticed or connected the dots to the emerging socialist, communitarian concept called "sustainable development." " and later he says: "Both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were institutions that were neither purely socialist, nor purely free market – a blend that is best described as communitarian, in that they allowed private investors to buy and hold shares in the corporations, but were also guaranteed by the federal government. That is, until recently, when the federal government took over both institutions. Now, the federal government essentially owns all those properties – a result that is as socialist as had the government nationalized those properties by force." {boldface added}

In the Dangers of Overexposing Yourself, by Phil Elmore on 12/11/08, Phil explores the exposure in facebook and myspace, concluding: "It is very unlikely that this trend in social networking and public exposure will be reversed. If anything, as personal video cameras become cheaper and more common and as the Internet becomes more and more interwoven in the fabric of our day-to-day lives, we will devolve even further. Our lives will become more communitarian, not less. The only thing we can do, therefore, is remain vigilant with regard to those disclosures that are voluntary versus those that occur as a result of invasive government action. The former is a reality of popular culture. The latter is an unacceptable breach of constitutionally guaranteed freedoms and must be guarded against at all times." {boldface added}

In 2007, Illana Mercer wrote: "But Gore and his gangreens are cosmopolitans, communitarian citizens of the world. Population explosion they consider a global – not a local – problem. They'll gladly trash Americans for their lavish lifestyles, but about the imperiled quality-of-life across American communities they couldn't care less." {boldface added)

WND published the full text of the Pope's April 2008 speech where His Holiness says, "Human rights, of course, must include the right to religious freedom, understood as the expression of a dimension that is at once individual and communitarian - a vision that brings out the unity of the person while clearly distinguishing between the dimension of the citizen and that of the believer."

In another April 2008 WND article by Bob Unruh about the Bible Curriculum, we get this very interesting assessment:
Beason criticized Haynes for writing an article, "When the Government Prays, No One Wins," "in which he infers that the National Day of Prayer should be declared illegal." Beason also charges that Hayne serves on the Board of the Pluralism Project, "along with a Wiccan high priestess, Margot Adler."

He further says Haynes authored a "Communitarian manifesto on religious education" that follows the teachings of occultist Georg Hegel, whose philosophy is used to "shape the people's thoughts and morph the masses to a new kind of community."

"It works!" Beason wrote. "This process transforms individual thinkers into group thinkers. Since the sense of belonging feels good, the threat of group disapproval inhibits members from voicing divisive views. {boldface added}

In yet another April 2008 WND article about the Bible Curriculum Project, this one by By Sen. Scott Beason, Alabama State Senate, we learn Joseph Farah's take on communitarianism:
"Charles Haynes is the author of a Communitarian manifesto on religious education. In addition, Haynes authored "Public Schools and Sexual Orientation: A First Amendment Framework", which is endorsed by the radical Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network.

The Communitarian Network has been written about by both Joseph Farah, founder of WorldNetDaily, and Gen. Ben Partin. Farah says, "The best I can decipher of this popular new idea of Communitarianism is that it is not a new idea at all. To put it in its simplest form, I would describe it as a form of communism for people who believe in God." Partin says that the bottom line of the Communitarians is to bring in communism. Six members of the Board of Directors and Advisory Board for the Bible Literacy Project are signatories to the Communitarian Platform. {boldface added}

The Alabama Senator's article also explains how the Hegelian dialectic is used to manipulate students into consensus on the Bible, with:
"Georg Hegel was an occultist whose philosophy laid the foundation for communist brainwashing. We need to grasp the basics of his dialectic process to equip our children to resist his fast-spreading "education" method. It is used in schools and public forums to shape the people's thoughts and morph the masses to a new kind of community."

And here's Devvy (who shows up 6 times in this search) using the term back in 2004 where she casually throws it in, as if it's pefectly interchangable with communist:
One of the highest priorities in instilling the communist moral principles into a population is the joining of all human beings into a single collective (we) where the individual no longer thinks independently. The Soviets believe that the "new communist man" will become one with the state by persuading him or her to relinquish their individuality, their identity, their own self and merge into the collective (community).

This is a crucial factor in subduing a mass of people: condition them like cattle with the state as the prod. In a totalitarian state, the government, or in this instance, "Homeland Security" (Russia is called the Motherland, but the concept is identical) will be the new monitoring mechanism of every American's actions from birth, by numbering the cattle, until death. Individual liberty is incompatible with communitarian ideology.

As people become numbers with their every movement monitored and forced to show papers to travel, eventually they will accept a slave mentality and all will to resist will be gone. "For the good of the community" and "security," they will have finally surrendered their individual being. During this process, the "School to Work Act of 1994" will have conditioned the children and their parents that being forced into a particular career is good "for the community."

Not good for the individual, but for the "collective good" as promoted by Hillary Clinton, who said in a speech earlier this year, "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." If one takes the time to review Clinton's speeches over the years, you can easily see how she promotes the communist morality at every opportunity. {boldface added}

It looks like the ONLY time Joseph Farah has written about communitarianism was back in 2001, in his Bush and the Third Way article, which was ALL about Bush's communitarianism reported by Dana Milbank in the Washington Post (an article that many people referred to after it was published, and then, like Farah, who just never mentioned again):
Maybe you're unfamiliar with this term, communitarian. It's not one we hear every day. I would suggest opening up your dictionary and looking it up. Here's what you will find under "communitarian" if you use Webster's New World, the preferred choice of U.S. newspaper people: "a member or advocate of a communistic or communalistic community."

That's it. No alternative definitions offered. But you choose any dictionary you like. I suspect you'll find a similar definition.

But we don't have to look it up in the dictionary to see the striking resemblance between communitarian thought and communist thought. Both center on the idea that the individual needs to be de-emphasized in favor of the "community" or the "state."

The best I can decipher of this popular new idea of communitarianism is that it is not a new idea at all. To put it in its simplest form, I would describe it as a form of communism for people who believe in God.

There were thousands of published books and articles on communitarianism available to Farah when he wrote that article in 2001. Etzioni and the Communitarian Network had eleven advisors inside the Bush White House (including Etzioni).

The SAME communitarian thinker who wrote Bush I's acceptance speech wrote Obama's.

Etzioni was just quoted in the Jerusalem press describing Obama as a communitarian.

If there is a "form of communism for people who believe in God," wouldn't that seem a bit like a topic worthy of further exploration by the Christian Right?

A keyword search for "communism" at WND returns 500 hits.

Henry Makow, Ph.D. put up a link to the ACL on Feb 10, 2009 with "anti communism" in brackets, as if that "explains" what anti communitarian really stands for. I wrote Henry and asked him to please take the brackets off because it is misleading and untrue. I offered to help him understand what communitarianism is, since he obviously does not know anything about the synthesis. He hasn't responded, and his false brackets, putting my ACL work in the phony dialectical capitalism versus communism box, are still there.

So why does the Right avoid the most important topic in US current affairs? Because to admit the synthesis is real they have to admit their "side" is no longer in play. with all the Ph.Ds writing for both the right and the left, it's impossible that none of them are able to comprehend our ACL thesis. I have to say I think they are purposely avoiding it because the communitarians control both "sides." Farah is the editor who took out Lamb's link to the ACL. God forbid WND readers should learn the truth about the Right's "ideology" before the ultimate synthesis is irreversible.

The Anti Communitarian Manifesto is based on our undisputed theory that Communitarianism is the synthesis in the Hegelian dialectic. We proved it is a "balance" between market capitalism and socialism. We proved it is the "balance" between the extreme religious right and the extreme non-religious left. We proved that it incorporates both communist and libertarian "principles." Anyone looking up Hegel or communitarianism easily finds our work. Our orignal thesis has been free online since 2003; thousands of people have read it and studied it. If the Right wing cannot dispute our thesis about communitarianism, then it's high time they started recognizing it for what it is. If they don't, then what is their actual goal in establishing magazines to tell the "news" to "free people?"

And why in the hell would anybody believe what the communists say? Obama, for the record, was officially mentored by the Communitarian Network! Can we at least get a few facts straight about our new president? Professor John McNight (a founding signer of the Communitarian Platform and creator of ABCD's "volunteer" community participation program, one avenue for information gathering included the global GIS mapping database) signed Obama's Harvard Law School application.

Why doesn't the WND publish anything about THAT connection? Could it have anything to do with the fact that COMMUNITARIAN LAW is the basis for all global free trade agreements and that it was introduced, Fabian style, into the USA under the Administrative Procedures Act of 1946? All POLICY law in the USA is communitarian law. All US agency regulatory law is communitarian law. It's too easily proved to exist. The communitarian lie is so flimsy all anyone has to do is learn the actual term and they can find out the whole damn plan. Yeah .. sure don't want Americans finding out anything about communitarianism, now do we? Best we keep Americans stuck in the reliable, highly successful dialectical debates so we can keep on calling them "sheeple" and ridiculing them into feeling stupid and listening only to us. Letting them in on the real game, well that could just screw everything up.

Repeat after me: There is no synthesis. There is only the thesis and the antithesis. I am too stupid to understand Hegel. I am too stupid to understand Obama. I cannot pronounce Amitai Etzioni therefore I don't need to know who he is. Communitarianism just means a communist who believes in God so I don't need to learn how to spell that either, nor do I need to know what God these communists believe in.


Bobby Garner said...

Everyone knows what Communism is, and we all know that it died almost 20 years ago. So, an "anti-Communist" must be some kind of nut case.

Members of the "Communist Party" need to get a life too. I mean Who cares about the Communists? Its a good thing Obama moved on.

The Angry Cheese. said...

Here is a reference to videos of some of the talks given at the Lawful Rebellion Conference in Stoke, 24/01/09.
Brian Gerrish does refer to Communism in his talk where Communitarianism would have been more accurate. I have sent a polite request to him suggesting a talk on the subject of Communitarianism at a future conference.
We are still learning, we have only just cottoned on to the implications of the Third Way even though it's been up and running for years here.

the tent lady said...

Did you mean to add a link? Please repost it cause it didn't show up. :)

Thanks for mentioning it to Brian. Kinda strange how the Third Way just slid by so many people really. Most people expected it died off because it was so stupid. Did you know the Belgian artist Jan Theunink donated one of his paintings to us for a logo, it's called "The third Way is No Way," or in German "Die Neue Mitte ist eine Neue Mythe".

The Angry Cheese. said...

Sorry, silly me, I thought I had,
It is a very busy blog, scroll down to BLOG ARTICLES START HERE

Died off! I wish - like Brian says in this talk - it's a cancer here!

Phil said...

The column you quoted from my Technocracy series has almost NOTHING to do with Barack Obama. I used the term "communitarian" in precisely the way it is meant to be used -- a philosophy in which the individual is deemphasized and the good of society as a whole is seen as paramount. My column was about social networking sites like MySpace and the dangers of voluntarily placing too much private information in public venues (as well as the dangers of government meddling and mandates in such a context).

the tent lady said...

Phil the purpose of using your quote was to show that communitarianism is real and that some people actually know what it is, and who can use it "precisely the way it was meant to be used."

You are one of very few people who are familiar enough with it to use the term. Your definition is interesting; "deemphasized" is a nice way of describing eliminated.

The term communitarianism is what has EVERYTHING to do with Obama. In no way was I intending to link your name with Obama, regardless of what google threw back at you.

This post was directed at the many people who cannot grasp the idea that the right and the left have merged into communitarianism. You may know what it really is, but most people think I made the word up, others label it a "conspiracy theory." Your use, in whatever context it was written, validates our basic premise that it exists.

Thank you for commenting, and sorry for any misunderstanding.

Phil Elmore said...


Crap. This is me being wrong, then. I didn't read your original post thoroughly enough, then; I thought I was being unfairly lumped in with a group whose members were, in turn, being unfairly characterizes as wrongly declaring Obama a communist. It is I who owe you an apology.

- Phil Elmore