Bernie Sanders's Rise is Like Death Knocking on America's Door

When Barack Obama vowed five days before he was first elected to fundamentally transform the nation he soon would lead, few who voted for him thought to ask themselves, Transform it into what?  America always needs improving, but is it such a sorry place that it must be fundamentally transformed?  Apparently so, according to Obama.  And that goes double for the Democrat who would follow him, post-President Trump, Bernie Sanders. To fundamentally transform a nation means to bring about profound changes to its principles, values and institutions.  In the case of America, that means radically transforming the economic and governing systems that made it the greatest nation the world has ever known.  

Bernie Sanders is leading Democratic polls, and in this regard, he's assuming the mantle of Obama, like death again knocking at America's door.

Which is why the Obama presidency should be re-examined. A long trail of circumstantial evidence indicated that Obama was intent on upending our two-party constitutional democracy in favor of single-party socialist rule.  That's not different from what Sandes openly espouses. If not for a corrupt mainstream media, Obama would never have succeeded in hiding his socialist ideology.  Dating to his childhood, he has been influenced by a long trail of hardcore socialists, including his parents and the revolutionary communists listed below.

Frank Marshall Davis

A 20th century African-American journalist and labor activist, Davis was an unapologetic communist who loathed his country and its capitalist system.  The subject of a 600-page FBI file, Davis was a card-carrying, pro-Soviet member of the Communist Party USA.  His loyalty to communism ran so deep that he was placed on the FBI Security Index, meaning he was a prime suspect for treason had the U.S. gone to war with the Soviet Union.

During the time Davis lived in Hawaii, he was introduced to a young Barack Obama by the latter’s maternal grandfather.  The two developed a close and trusting relationship, with Davis arguably serving as Obama’s single most important adolescent mentor.  In his 1995 memoir, Dreams From My Father, Obama acknowledged a deep admiration for Davis, mentioning him in glowing terms 22 times, without once disclosing that Davis was a hardened communist who loathed America.  When Obama released the audio version of his memoir in 2005 as an aspiring presidential candidate, all references to Davis were quietly purged, a fact that went unreported by the mainstream media.  That Davis’s communist leanings rubbed off on Obama is evidenced throughout Dreams, including the part where Obama acknowledges an affinity he had for Marxist professors and student groups when he was in college.

William Ayers

When Obama moved to Chicago after graduating from Harvard Law School, he was introduced to unrepentant domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, who attempted to incite a violent communist revolution in the 1960s as a leader of the Weather Underground.  Ayers is a self-declared communist revolutionary who has devoted his entire adult life to destroying America’s capitalist system: “I wake up every morning and think, today is the day I will end capitalism.  I go to bed disappointed every night, but am back at work tomorrow because that is the only way you can do it.”  Although Obama knew about Ayers’ strident anti-American views, he chose to launch his political career in the living room of Ayers’s Chicago home.

When explosive revelations about Obama’s close association with Ayers were reported by Fox News during the 2008 presidential campaign, Obama tried to dismiss Ayers as “just a guy who lives in my neighborhood, not somebody I regularly exchanged ideas with.”  The evidence shows otherwise.  The two served together for five years on the board of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), a progressive educational foundation that appointed Obama as its executive director.  According to an investigative report in The Wall Street Journal, Obama operated CAC in a manner wholly consistent with Ayers’ concept that public school classrooms should be used as political lecture halls to indoctrinate students with his belief that America is such a racist and unjust place that things can be made right only by the total dismantling of its economic and governing systems.

Saul Alinsky

Another radical socialist who loathed America and its capitalist system became one of Obama’s most important political mentors years before Obama moved to Chicago.  The win-at-all-costs political theories of Saul Alinsky, who died in 1972, had so much influence on Obama that America’s future first black president taught Alinsky’s ends-justify-the-means election tactics at University of Chicago.

Alinsky believed that destroying the character of political opponents is far more effective at getting Democrats elected than trying to sell the utopian promises of socialism.  In his book Rules for Radicals, Alinsky wrote this: “The despair is there.  It is now up to us to rub raw the wounds of discontent and galvanize them for radical social change.”  The radical change to which he referred is the takedown of America’s free-market capitalist economy and its two-party constitutional democracy.  In keeping with Lenin’s observation that a lie told often enough becomes the truth, Alinsky taught Democrats that the most effective way to defeat Republicans is to relentlessly slander them as racists.  Forty-eight years after his death, the Chicago community organizer who despised his country remains the most revered political strategist of the modern Democratic Party.

Jeremiah Wright

When Obama arrived in Chicago, he sought to gain street creds for his political ambitions by joining Trinity United Church of Christ, a predominately African-American congregation led by its firebrand pastor, Jeremiah Wright.  Rev. Wright taught Black Liberation Theology, a religious teaching based on victim vs. oppressor ideology, the essence of Marxism.  By their own admission, Barack and Michelle Obama regularly attended Trinity United for 20 years.  During that time, they listened to hundreds of Wright’s “God d**n America” sermons in which he angrily blamed his country for problems in America and the rest of the world.  A passage from the audio version of Dreams From My Father reveals sympathy Obama had with the anti-white views of Wright, whom Obama quotes in Dreams as saying, “White folks’ greed runs a world in need.”

Obama and Wright are known to have associated with Louis Farrakhan, the anti-Semitic, anti-white and American-hating minister of the Nation of Islam.  Hidden from voters by the mainstream media until after Obama’s re-election was secured, this photo shows Obama and Farrakhan at a 2005 meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus, an organization whose members have lavishly praised Fidel Castro and Cuba’s communist system.  The photo doesn’t necessarily mean Obama is close friends with Farrakhan, but does show he has no problem socializing with a man who hates his country with every fiber of his being.

Obama’s trip to Cuba

In early 2016, when Obama no longer faced re-election, he visited Cuba, where he defiantly posed before a six-story likeness of Ernesto “Che” Guevara.  Standing in front of a massive image of Guevara that adorns the Ministry of the Interior in Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución (Revolution Plaza), America’s first black president stood shoulder to shoulder with officials of the brutal communist regime that worships Guevara as a national hero.  That Obama would stage such a photograph leaves little doubt in the minds of many about the true ideological beliefs of the man who vowed to fundamentally transform the United States of America

The only difference between self-avowed socialist Bernie Sanders on the one hand, and Obama and the party he leads on the other, is that Obama and his party are being coy about their unbreakable affinity for socialism.

Wake up, America.  Death is knocking on your door. 

Image credit: Daily Wire // Twitter screen shot

American Thinker also published Red Tide Rising, another John Eidson article about the troubling rise of communism in America.

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