Pat Boone called President Obama a Marxist. But do other conservatives and Republicans agree with this assessment by Pat Boone?
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Pat Boone went on Fox Business News to talk about the sequester budget disagrements. The singer went on to say that Barack Obama is a Marxist who is determined to destroy the nation’s economic progress:
“He is following his playbook, which is Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals,” Boone told host Neil Cavuto. “This is the guy that trained him to be a community organizer, a Marxist, a socialist, a progressive, who wrote the rules for doing what Mr. Obama is doing.”
In short, a Marxist is a person who follows the ideals and policies advocated by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. The term Marxist is often used interchangeably with socialist and communist although there are clear distinctions between the two concepts. Marx preferred the latter, where a country is ruled directly by the people, with no leader, and all property and business is owned by the government. In practice, all nations that have tried to implement variants of Marxism, or communism, have ended up with a variation of Socialism, with either a single leader (North Korea) or single party (China) in power.
Marx would have preferred a leaderless state where workers made choices freely, but in practice all choices, including education, religion,employment and marriage, are controlled by the state in these Marxist-style systems of government. This is why politically correct speech tends to be denigrated as being “Marxist.” All health care and education is provided free to everybody. Does that sound at all familiar in the United States?
Because there is a lot of wiggle room in what it means to be a Marxist, this allows Pat Boone to call Obama a Marxist and be somewhat correct, although I’m sure Karl Marx would disagree with the adult President Obama on many points. Still, this has not stopped many conservatives from calling Obama a Marxist, or worse.
Representative Paul Broun (R-GA) once called “President-elect Barack Obama a ‘Marxist’ and comparing him to Adolf Hitler.” Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) compared Obama to the recently deceased Hugo Chavez, who was advocated as a socialist hero. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said she was “very concerned that [Obama] may have anti-American views.” Former Representative Tom Tancredo (R-CO) called Obama “a more serious threat to America than al Qaeda,” and said he was “a dedicated enemy of the Constitution.” Representative Steve King (R-IA) said that the Obama administration was a “gangster government,” which Michelle Bachmann agrees with. Sarah Palin once famously said Obama is “palling around with terrorists” and was being advised by “thugs” from Chicago.
Still, the question remains, is Barack Obama actually a Marxist?
Back in 1976, John C. Drew was the leader of the Marxist students at Occidental College when he met the young sophomore Barack Obama. Drew claims that based upon his personal experience, Obama’s “commitment to socialism was deep, genuine and long-standing.” Drew explains:
“The young Obama I knew was a Marxist socialist who would have been quite comfortable with Communist Party members like his Hawaii mentor Frank Marshall Davis, retired domestic terrorists like Bill Ayers, or active socialist politicians like Illinois State Senator Alice Palmer…. When I talked politics with the young Obama, he expressed a profound commitment to bringing about a socialist economic system in the U.S.—completely divorced from the profit motive—which would occur, in his lifetime, through a potentially violent, Communist-style revolution.”
If Drew is to be believe it sounds like Obama was a Marxist, but the question still remains whether Obama is currently a Marxist. If you go by the way the modern President Obama talks, it sounds like Obama’s previous hardcore beliefs as a Marxist have mellowed considerably.
Writer David Harvey thinks that the adult President Obama is not an economic Marxist anymore, but he still follows the teachings of social Marxism:
“Where does President Obama fit into all this? He has no interest whatsoever engaging in the struggle of class warfare. Government may be spending more, but this spending has directly benefited the wealthy finance capitalists. He vacations in nine million dollar homes. His associates Hillary and Bill Clinton threw a wedding for their daughter Chelsea this summer that is reported to have cost over five million dollars if security expenses are included. If President Obama engaged in class war, he would be committing political suicide…. He talks race and gender and equality, but personally loves being number one. He is the perfect modern Frankenstein.”
Do you think Pat Boone is correct that President Obama is still an active Marxist secretly working to destroy America?