The View From 1776
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Which Way the Wind Blows With Obama
The words of Bob Dylan’s song, “You don’t need a weatherman to tell you which way the wind is blowing,” gave the Weatherman Underground its name.
Weatherman Underground members were activists in the Soviet revolutionary sense, aiming to destroy the political and social framework of the United States. Senator Obama, closely allied with the leaders of Weatherman Underground, has worked throughout his career to further Weatherman’s anti-capitalist and anti-American agenda.
He proposes to raise our taxes back to the confiscatory levels of earlier Democrat/Socialist administrations. He proposes to expand the welfare-state, aiming to make us all equally poor, in conformity with the social justice paradigm of equally distributed income without regard to productive work or merit.
Key members of his campaign staff are Weatherman alumni or supporters. Senator Obama was a member for 20 plus years of Rev. Wright’s church, where the reverend repeatedly damned the United States and its white citizens.
His first job out of law school was working with a radical, left-wing group under Saul Alinsky, whose tactics aimed to undermine the existing governmental and social framework in order to institute socialism. Mr. Alinsky, by the way, also was viewed favorably by Senator Hillary Clinton when she was emerging from Wellesley College in 1969.
Can we doubt which way the wind will propel Senator should disaster befall us with his accession to the presidency?
For more details about Senator Obama’s early career and Weatherman associations, read Mary Grabar’s article.
Senator Obama’s defenders will tell us that reporting the truth is tarring the Senator with guilt by association. They will say that he was only seven years old when his friends and political supporters Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn were running Weatherman, so that there can be no connection between Weatherman and Senator Obama.
That is arrant nonsense.
Vladimir Lenin was born 22 years after Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels wrote the Communist Manifesto. But no one will dispute that Lenin was hugely influenced by Marxian socialism.
Senator Obama is not only much closer in age to the Weatherman period than was Lenin to Marx, but Obama’s Karl Marx is still living and working directly with him.