The Allure of Communism
By Robert Ringer – Wednesday, September 5, 2012
If you’re among those scratching their heads and trying to figure out why Barack Obama isn’t behind in the polls by at least 20 points — why, in fact, approximately 43 percent of voters have already made up their minds to vote for him, notwithstanding his destruction of the U.S. economy, here’s a clue:
In a recent poll taken by Romania’s Public Affairs polling agency, more than 53 percent of Romanians (up from 44 percent two years ago) said they would prefer to live under the regime of Nicolae Ceausescu, the brutal dictator who terrorized Romanians for a quarter of a century until he was overthrown and executed in 1989.
Imagine, after more than two decades of poverty and repression — and the constant threat of imprisonment and death — a majority of Romanians would still prefer the “stability” and “security” of communism over freedom. That tells you a lot about human nature, which, notwithstanding America’s exceptionalism, is pretty much the same all over the world.
So it’s not that hard to understand why 43 percent of Americans are dead-set on voting for Obama. Our obscene welfare system has created a class of dependency addicts, so why should we be surprised that they would support their enabler-in-chief?
Whether or not we choose to face up to it, a whole lot of people are simply enamored with the idea of their neighbors taking care of their financial needs. So much so that even if BHO were to come clean and announce that he’s a true-believing Marxist and that he wants to fundamentally transform America into a communist utopia, they would still vote for him.
(Actually, a significant percentage of that 43 percent would probably be even more enthusiastic about voting for him if he made such an admission.)
That being the case, it’s a bit discomforting to know that the Communist Party USA has officially endorsed BHO. Hmm … wonder why no one in the media has ever bothered to mention that fact — not even anyone at Fox News.
Even more perplexing is why the Republican brain trust doesn’t run a string of ads informing the public of Obama’s communist support. I would think it would have a big impact on those who are not part of the hopeless 43 percent.
But, of course, Republicans wouldn’t want to be so bold as to pass along an actual fact to the voting public if they thought it might hurt Chairman Obama’s feelings. The last thing in the world they would want is for Axelthug and Co. to accuse them of factual foul play.
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