On a recent trip of mine to America I found out that what I have been reading and watching over the Internet is actually true. Barack Obama has been dubbed by many in the right wing media as a socialist, communist and Marxist, yes, a red, AK-47 bearer, revolutionary leftist that is driving the USA to the brink of collapse. It isn’t news that right wing TV and radio anchors like Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh trash Democrat politicians and policies and say a ton of nonsense on the process of it, however they have engaged in a crusade to label president Obama as a Marxist, whose plan for a universal health care recalls the Soviet Union, China and communist Sweden… I’m not kidding.
As funny as it is, some of this anchors and the “specialists” who are invited regularly to their shows, argue that having universal health care and engaging in some “populist” approaches to the public like addressing children on Day 1 of school, are examples of the “manipulation of the masses”. Really? The right wing streamline media is accusing the government of manipulation?
In a recent show, Glenn Beck aired a clip of one of Obama’s top advisers saying that unions and government should work together in order to fight back unemployment, he then quoted a famous line form Marx and Engel’s Manifest of the Communist Party: “Workers of the world. Unite!”. This arguments, taken out of context of course by Mr. Conspiracy Theory Glenn Beck, were enough to call again Barack Obama a Marxist, a man who is taking advice from a guy who quoted a book that defined 150 years of world history.
However, Beck’s most idiotic argument is that according to him, people who thinks progress is the key to success are revolutionaries and therefore communists and Marxists, liberals, all of them think of the future and hypothetic situations, they are dreamers that want to change the world and so they are revolutionaries and so on. Conservatives think and study the past, they engage in more realistic situations according to him and therefore come up with better solutions. Not stupid enough?
He really thinks Sweden is a communist country…