Welcome to our new blog, the Toothless Mule. We are perfectly aware that this blog begins its life in the pangs of the interim elections of Obama’s presidency and cyberspace is on blog and information overload. Nonetheless, we felt compelled to seize the time and express our thoughts on the present situation of our nation.
To us the most logical place to start is the fusion of the present and the past with the future. It seems, in this election at least, that no name does a better job at that fusion than Hitler, Adolf Hitler. It seems that no matter what President Obama, or the liberals, attempt to do for the benefit of this country, there’s a Republican around the corner shouting “Hitler”. So, let’s get the facts straight. Adolf Hitler, a leader of the Nazi Party and a fascist by self admittance, comes from the right wing of the political establishment. Mussolini and Hitler are fascists. Fascism is on the right side, or rather the conservative side of the political spectrum. Stalin, Lenin, Communism and Socialism would be situated on the left side of the same political spectrum. Therefore, to call Obama Hitler and Socialist is like using a double negative in the same sentence. Both terms negate each other. So, our right wing friends please make up your mind. Is Obama a Nazi or is he a Socialist?
However, before you do, please keep in mind that you, right wing conservatives belonging to the Republican Party, come from the same side as Hitler. Fascism stands for a lack of progress, the corporatist establishment and a clear class structure. Our American conservatives also would like to hold back progress in any social or political strata. The conservatives, have historically, been loyalists, monarchists, federalists, and they have continuously fought to get back “to the good old days”. The progressives and liberals have historically been fighting for progress and they are the ones who were able to accomplish many civil and social reforms that the conservatives have benefitted from as well. It seems that the liberals or the Democrats are more inclusive in general. The Social Security Act of 1965 passed by Congress, under Lyndon B. Johnson, only because the Democrats took over the majority of Congress. At the present time Obama and the Democratic majority in Congress passed several important legislations for which they are being called Socialists. To stray away from the thought for a moment, I guess in about 50 years, the Republicans will be fighting for the reforms achieved today.
Now back to Socialists…I have a question: On what basis is Obama a socialist? Whose Socialist theory is being applied in its correlation with Obama? If the answer is the Marxist theory, then let’s remind ourselves that Marx wrote about economic theory and Obama is no economist. If the answer would be Leninist theory then, as we know, that it is not even an argument because his theory, warped as it was, never succeeded. Soviet Union was a failure and was never socialism or communism. It was a totalitarian dictatorship.
If I am missing something, please enlighten me.