Obama the “Unapologetic Socialist”

Socialism is the phantastic younger brother of despotism, which it wants to inherit. Socialism wants to have the fullness of state force which before only existed in despotism. … However, it goes further than anything in the past because it aims at the formal destruction of the individual … who … can be used to improve communities by an expedient organ of government.

– Friedrich Nitzsche

Despotism is a form of government by a single authority, either an individual or tightly knit group, which rules with absolute political power. In its classical form, a despotism is a state where a single individual, the Despot, wields all the power and authority embodying the state and everyone else is a subsidiary person. This form of despotism was common in the first forms of statehood and civilization; the Pharaoh of Egypt is exemplary of the classical Despot.

The term now implies tyrannical rule. Despotism can mean absolutism (dominance through threat of punishment and violence) or dictatorship (a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator, not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)

Socialism refers to a broad set of economic theories of social organization advocating state or collective ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods, and the creation of an egalitarian society. Modern socialism originated in the late nineteenth-century working class political movement. Karl Marx posited that socialism would be achieved via class struggle and a proletarian revolution which represents the transitional stage between capitalism and communism.

Socialists mainly share the belief that capitalism unfairly concentrates power and wealth among a small segment of society that controls capital and creates an unequal society. All socialists advocate the creation of an egalitarian society, in which wealth and power are distributed more evenly, although there is considerable disagreement among socialists over how, and to what extent this could be achieved.

A pro-family leader warns that the economic policies being promoted by Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama represent those of an “unapologetic socialist.”

Earlier this month, OneNewsNow noted the mainstream news media has chosen not to report on Barack Obama’s past membership in a socialist organization (related article). While running for the Illinois State Senate, Obama was a member of the Chicago “New Party,” which was established by the Democratic Socialists of America.

Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association, has written a new column for Christian Worldview Network titled “President Obama Will Be An Unapologetic Socialist.” Wildmon says Obama’s “spread the wealth” philosophy builds class warfare and is a play on jealousy and envy.

“The idea that you take from some people who earn money and then give it to people who have not earned that money, really Robin Hood if you will, is in itself…immoral,” he contends. “Twenty percent of the people pay 86 percent of the income tax in this country, so that’s enough. You should not compel people to pay more just because they earn more, than we have already in this country.”

Obama often promises he will cut taxes for 95 percent of American workers and their families, but his tax policy plan also raises taxes on income, capital gains, and dividends for families earning more than $250,000 a year. According to the plan, the revenue generated by these tax increases will be redistributed to lower and middle-income people through a refundable tax credit.

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