The right wingnuts are cracking these days. Obama, they say, is a socialist, or even worse, a communist. Omigod, what are we going to do? Everybody knows God hates commies and socialists! Everybody knows free market capitalism was designed by God at the beginning of the world. Everybody knows the government is the problem, not the solution. I mean, isn't that what Ronnie, the B-grade movie actor, somnolent chief executive, "savior" of the world from the Soviet yoke, said?
I guess because Soviet Russia cracked down on religion (probably because Stalin was spiritually abused in his youth by Russian Orthodoxy), "communism," and/or "socialism" have been the most EVIL things ever in the minds of American's rightwingnuts.
Thus, Star Parker, the christianist rightwingnut, who scribbles her opinions for onenewsnow, is worried sick that Obama is bringing down the country with his "socialistic" plans. Parker is black and claims that she grew up with all those terrible government programs which did not solve the problems of the black community, but made those problems worse.
Parker wrote a book awhile back (Uncle Sam's Plantation) in which she argued that "there are two Americas -- a poor America on socialism and a wealthy America on captialism."
And she wrote this: "Instead of solving economic problems, government welfare socialist created monstrous moral and spiritual problems -- the kind of problems that are inevitable when individuals turn responsibility for their lives over to others."
Let's see. The truth is we give a pittance to our poor folks. The "real" welfare in this country is essentially for the rich, and always has been. We subsidized the railroads and the airlines. We bail out failed savings and loan company to the tune of billions of dollars; we subsidize a host of other industries; we bail out banks and investment firms and auto companies; we cut taxes on the rich which is just another handout the cost of which is borne on the backs of the middle class and the poor.
Parker doesn't seem to understand any of that. So, she says that with the help of her god, she was able to get out of that terrible socialism that was her childhood and now she has found the light which is that socialism is bad, bad, bad, and an unfettered free market is godly, right, and splendiforous.
The problem, for Parker, is that "socialism seems to be the element of our new young president. And maybe even more troubling, our corporate executives seem happy to move onto the plantation." Hah! They've been on the plantation, baby! For years, grabbing as many handfuls of government loot as they could get by with.
Parker, though is a pansy when it comes to accusing our president of bad things. WorldNetDaily - now that's where you want to go if you want really nasty stuff. Janet Porter has an article at that site which is titled, "Socialism Communism scheduled for a vote in Senate." The word, "socialism," is crossed out, leaving "communism."
See, it's not merely socialism that our new young president is about - it's COMMUNISM! Omigod! Yup. And Porter tells how the Communist Party USA "is doing Communist cartwheels becauses [they] believe that [the] communist agenda is being embraced." Yup. Why, recently, Sam Webb, the leader of the Communist Party USA said, "We now have not simply a friend, but a people's advocate in the White House."
It get's worse. Porter says that last fall, before the election, the former second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, sent her an e-mail which came from a software developer named Tom Fife "who hold of how he first heard of the name 'Barack.'"
Are you ready? Fife was in Moscow in the early 90s. He was attending a dinner party. At the dinner party a woman spoke up and said, "Well, I think you are going to be surprised when you get a black president very soon."
And then: "What if I told you that you will have a black president very soon and he will be a Communist?"
She continued: "Well, you will; and he will be a Communist."
To make a long story short, the woman described how "This is not some idle talk. He is already born, and he is educated and being groomed to be president right now." Yup. She said he went to an "Ivy League" college, his name is Barack, his mother is white and father is a black African.
"He's [Barack] intelligent and he is half white and has been raised from the cradle to be an atheist and a Communist. He's gone to the finest schools. He is being guided every step of the way and he will be irresistible to America."
This woman also knew he was from Hawaii, went to school in California, lived in Chicago. He would soon be elected to the Illinois Legislature.
"Have no doubt," she said, "he is one of us, a Soviet."
Janet Porter has to be a certified idiot to print this crap. I print it only to bring to the forefront the kind of rotten, evil garbage that is coming down the pike from the christianist wingnuts.
Beware, the creepy christianists are out to get you, Obama!
You can read Porter's article here.