Talk about proving a negative. Former House Republican Leader Tom DeLay has said that “Absolutely, no doubt about it” .. . Sen. Barack Obama is a Marxist. In a sign of fairness, DeLay stressed: “hey, I have said publicly, and I will again, that unless he proves me wrong, he is a Marxist.” Of course, this is much like demanding that DeLay prove he is not a money launderer — the burden is usually on the accuser.
Much like proving that he is not a Muslim, there may not be much that Obama can do. After a lifetime in the Christian church and baptisms of his family was not sufficient to prove the negative that he is not a Muslim. After all, he could be secretly praying toward Mecca.
Like all Americans, I was alarmed by DeLay’s disclosure. It all makes sense when one considers Obama’s campaign of “change.” It clearly comes from Marx’s statement in Thesis 11: “the philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.”
Then again, Obama seems pretty darned capitalist in many of his policies, including the use of a market based health insurance system. But, the burden appears to rest with him unless he wants to run as the first Muslim Marxist nominee for the presidency.
He could start by supporting the energy and tax legislation of the Administration that Delay supported, click here. Wait, that includes massive subsidies for corporations — clearly a form of Marxist ideology.
I got it. He could oppose farm subsidies — an obvious Marxist approach to crop production over market systems. Oh, hold it, DeLay supported legislation filled with farm subsidies, click here.
Perhaps he could issue a statement like “liberalism rejects ideological struggle and stands for unprincipled peace, thus giving rise to a decadent, philistine attitude and bringing about political degeneration.”
Oh, wait, that was Chairman Mao (“Combat Liberalism” (September 7, 1937), Selected Works, Vol. II, p. 31.).
Perhaps he could deny reading Das Kapital: “From the moment I picked up [that] book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.” Opps, that was Groucho Marx.
Hold on a second, DeLay has (1) supported government subsidies for energy company; (2) subsidies for farm production; (3) massive increases in government under Bush; and (4) campaigned against “liberals” trying to force an “unprincipled peace” in Iraq. Could it be that Sugarland, Texas is a hotbed of Marxists?
This is precisely what Ron Paul has been trying to warn us all about.
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