New Obama slogan has long ties to Marxism, socialism

The Obama campaign apparently didn’t look backwards into history when selecting its new campaign slogan, “Forward” — a word with a long and rich association with European Marxism.

Many Communist and radical publications and entities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries had the name “Forward!” or its foreign cognates. Wikipedia has an entire section called “Forward (generic name of socialist publications).”

“The name Forward carries a special meaning in socialist political terminology. It has been frequently used as a name for socialist, communist and other left-wing newspapers and publications,” the online encyclopedia explains.

The slogan “Forward!” reflected the conviction of European Marxists and radicals that their movements reflected the march of history, which would move forward past capitalism and into socialism and communism.

The Obama campaign released its new campaign slogan Monday in a 7-minute video. The title card has simply the word “Forward” with the “O” having the familiar Obama logo from 2008. It will be played at rallies this weekend that mark the Obama re-election campaign’s official beginning.

There have been at least two radical-left publications named “Vorwaerts” (the German word for “Forward”). One was the daily newspaper of the Social Democratic Party of Germany whose writers included Friedrich Engels and Leon Trotsky. It still publishes as the organ of Germany’s SDP, though that party has changed considerably since World War II. Another was the 1844 biweekly reader of the Communist League. Karl Marx, Engels and Mikhail Bakunin are among the names associated with that publication.

East Germany named its Army soccer club ASK Vorwaerts Berlin (later FC Vorwaerts Frankfort).

Vladimir Lenin founded the publication “Vpered” (the Russian word for “forward”) in 1905. Soviet propaganda film-maker Dziga Vertov made a documentary whose title is sometimes translated as “Forward, Soviet” (though also and more literally as “Stride, Soviet”).

Read more at The Washington Times.

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0 Responses to “New Obama slogan has long ties to Marxism, socialism”

  1. RicoMang says:

    I believe the liberal campaign knew exactly what they were conveying!!!

  2. Someone with intelligence says:

    Guess what the motto of the State of Wisconsin is? The word on their state seal and flag.

    You fucking moron.

    • Adam says:

      “On the wider meaning of the word Secular”Secular means the soitlary horizon in one that by one’s nature of its genetic composition remains of its natural dormant state of God in one without one’s even knowing about it because its outflow of nature in one does not allow in one to bend subtly towards a religion with priority or superiority over other religions or even with a Dharma that one tends to acquire under the term of secularism and secularism cannot be called Secular because secularism is a derivation from the word Secular of its state of perfection as imperfection for recovery on the singular term Secular qualifying secular credentials that are constitutionally based for becoming. Mahatma Gandhi of India for instance was Secularly based of its unconscious political base of its Charisma in play that saw Jinnah of its state of secularism yielding or submitting to Muslims personal law for a separate Muslim state and that is why all the controversy has come to be seen on Jaswant Singh’s book released on Jinnah that is not meant for public consumption because basically it is seen contradicting the Secular credential constitutionally based where God of its soitlary horizon stands to hammer it as such through the emerging voices on it. It is a sorry state for the ex Minister’s charisma that has developed into knowledge for all to know.

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