Differing Perspectives [Jay Nordlinger]So by this definition, Charles Ruthenberg was not a communist, but Timothy McVeigh was. Communism has proven to be a pretty murderous political ideology lo this century past, but murderousness per se has got nothing to do with what identifies a political system as communist. Italian Fascism was murderous. National Socialism was murderous. The Government Junta of Chile was murderous. None of these were communist. In fact, all of them were specifically--and murderously--opposed to communism.
Senator Obama said this about John McCain: “By the end of the week, he’ll be accusing me of being a secret communist because I shared my toys in kindergarten. I shared my peanut butter and jelly sandwich.” That’s interesting. Obama evidently thinks of communists as people who share. I think of them as people who kill.
Plainly, Barack Obama does not think that communists are people who share. He's saying quite the opposite. He's saying that dudes like Jay Nordlinger think that communists are people who share. He's making fun of guys who see in his proposals to make the income tax incrementally more progressive a plan to collectivize the American economy. Meanwhile, their boy has been collectivizing and nationalizing the economy for the last year at breakneck pace. Is he a communist? (IOZ dit : oui.) So say what you will about Obama. I'm not a fan myself, obviously. But the guy makes fun of Republican partisans who see Reds beneath every stone, behind every bush, and sure as the sunrise, one pops up to prove his point for him.