Forward with Obama, Mao and Lenin

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The Obama slogan for 2012 is in and it’s “Forward.” The left has always been enamored of “Forwardism” or “Progressivism” which mean much the same thing. Before MSNBC had “Lean Forward,” Mao had the Great Leap Forward, which killed some 40 million people, far more people than MSNBC can ever dream of tuning in to their programs.

When Lenin wanted to launch his own newspaper, he called it, “Vperod” or “Forward.” The name has popped up on the mastheads of left-wing newspapers across the world. It’s “Vorwarts” in Germany, “Voorwarts” in the Netherlands and “Ila al-Amam” in the Arab world. Back in New York it’s “The Forward.”

There are any number of left-wing political parties who have named themselves “Forward”, including the Forward Communist Party of India, Kadima, the left-wing opposition party in Israel, and Vperod, a Russian political party that split off from the Socialist Resistance on account of the latter not being radical enough.

Picking “Forward” as his campaign slogan puts Obama in good company with Lenin and Mao, and it sounds positive until you stop and realize that it’s meant more as an order than a suggestion. There’s a reason leftist newspapers with that name add an exclamation mark at the end of it. It’s not a proposal, it’s a command. Lean forward, march forward, live forward and then die forward. We’ve burned the bridges, run up the deficit and trashed the economy so there’s no going back.

An old Soviet era joke told the story of the wife of a Communist leader who upon hearing that her husband had developed a progressive paralysis, clapped her hands and exclaimed that at least it was progressive. That is the underlying message of “Forward” to voters: the country may be paralyzed, but at least it’s a progressive paralysis which leaves us unable to move our heads and stop leaning forward.

That may be why it remains a popular campaign slogan among desperate left of center candidates. When Adlai Stevenson, dean of the liberal eggheads, ran in 1952, the campaign buttons read, “Forward with Stevenson.” The country chose to go backward instead with Eisenhower winning by a landslide.

Tony Blair ran for his third term with the slogan, “Britain, forward, not back,” which despite its clumsiness did conclusively explain that “Forward” as a campaign slogan means there’s no going back. However Blair forgot to tell voters that this referred to his immigration policy which helped create Broken Britain.

In this forward-looking Britain, the police are being trained to look for signs of sorcery among immigrants after children have been murdered on suspicion that they might be witches. The last woman to be executed on witchcraft charges in the area was back in 1727, but now the UK is back in the witch hunting business or the hunting witchhunters business as the case may be. That’s not to mention the Islamic female genital mutilation business, which is also booming as part of Britain’s forward march into the 7th century.

Had Blair been a touch more honest, the slogan would have been, “Britain, so forward, it’s backward.” Much like having a mind so open your brains fall out, that is one of the dangers of being so forward, going so far ahead you end up in the desert praising absolute monarchies and slave states as beacons of freedom and democracy, while your police hunt witchhunters and the mutilators of little girls in your own cities.

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  • gene

    Kind of like the "Lean Forward" mantra of the Stalinists at MSNBC?

  • StephenD

    I intend to quote you often good sir! I feel they did us a good deed by their selection. What is it about "Progressives" that they can't help themselves from falling right back into the same crap that has never worked before?

    Again, I'm reminded of Proverbs 26:11 “As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.”

  • waltjr

    The "Progressives" have become very good at whitewashing history, look at what is being taught in today's public schools concerning our very own history…. The vultures from the Progressive movement prey on the weak, our children, and plant rotten seeds in their young minds..Why do you think Obama, Van Jones, etc, etc, etc use college and high schools as speaking engagements to often???? Great write as always….

  • maria

    Forward to what? As his first campaign slogan was "Change" but Republicans and conservatives in wider sense failed to ask him "Change to what"? Now we have broken country with enormous debt and deficit, with moral decay, with hordes of "Revolutionaries mob" under name of "Occupy WS". Socialism failed in every countries but our Universities brought up new generation with twisted distorted history knowledge's, with hate their own country. Anytime I asked such anti-Americans which country is better than US they are confused and keep silence. Majority supporting those who use communists ideology, Alinsky text books are don't understand what they are doing for themselves. Socialism is always dictatorship, totalitarian system with all consequences.

    • Maxie

      'Forward' to the Left just means walking away from their dismal failures – but it sounds so positive doesn't it?

  • theleastthreat

    Forward, in general, means to advance. Forward to the military, means towards the enemy. In current politics, Forward, tends to mean larger, as in governments which tends to mean towards bankruptcy. Therefore, Greece is forward of the US. In such a case, backward would be the preferred direction.

  • tagalog

    "Life is better under Stalin…"

    • StephenD

      There is no life under Stalin…he's dead.

      • StephenD

        It's a joke Tag….

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Obama uses the word 'Forward' and it adequately exposes his base as to what he is grounded in,
    Progressive, Marxist, Socialist, Islamist totalitarianism. Things that sound good to people can and
    have drawn many to regret listening. Obama will go down in history as the greatest example of
    the quintessential 'Pied Piper' leading all who follow him into loss and depridation by way of
    social, economical, educational and moral destruction. Hopefully the delusion of his empty words,
    empty suit and exagerated persona and danger to what remains of America will be in the
    minds of voters in November…………………………………..William

  • Amused

    Forward may just mean moving away from Republican-generated economic collapse OR it might meAN that this
    F–ked up do nothing congress may actually do something ….sometime , but whatever it means it's certainly not the B.S. that Greenfield is regurgitating in his ridiculous article .
    Lenin ? Mao ? Stalin ? Grow up arseholes.

    • Chris Nichols

      You mean, like the Democrat controlled Senate that hasn't voted on a budget in 3 years? Is that part of the "Republican-generated" economic collapse you are talking about?

  • Lisa

    Yes, look forward. Because if you look back at his record, you'll want to puke.

    • Amused

      yea kinda like Bush , many are looking back at their 401ks ….and puking , or their house -which they;ve lost , or their jobs that flew away when the economy went bust after 8 years of Bush .

      • kafir4life

        Is Bush running again? I thought he was done. How 'bout we talk about the Stinky (aka BO) who IS running. Oh…wait a minute, Amused….is that you B-Rock?????

        • Amused

          Not a clear admission , but an admission nonetheless , Bush F–ked up the economy and the housing market . Lets see the market was in the 7's and 8's when Bush left office , it;s now hitting 13 , The big three automakers are selling cars and making profits , the housing market saw its bottom and is beginning to pick up ,80% of PORK has been cut out of legislationb , from BOTH PARTIES ,we're out of Iraq , Bin Ladens dead , and Afghanistan ? we'll be out by 2014 . The bailouts are being paid back , several already in full . What are you repocons gonna do , get us in another war ? Reck the economy again ? You're all a bunch of total assssssssholes .

      • reader

        Yeah, another winner, right along McCain's supposed shady connections. Of course, Americans are to dumb to evaluate Obama's own record. They're all "arseholes," "schmucks," , etc. It looks like Obama's advisors are just like "amused' too.

        • Amused

          better get your head screwed on straight reader , you're either willfully ignorant , or just plain stupid . McCains involvement with Keating and the Banking Loan Scandal of the 80's was not "supposed "

  • H&R_ Barack

    Barack Hussein Oba-mao:


  • tarleton

    Forward to the future and not looking back, or taking resposibily for your failures….not being burdened by guilt, sin or remorse is the M O of a psychopath

  • Amused

    You're just as full of it as the author of this article .

  • Sharon

    Is economic collapse the goal, it seems like that is what is planned for us. If economic collapse is the goal and it is accomplished, what can we do? What can we do in a peaceful manner at this point?

  • Gerard

    No comment on the article, but it's Dutch it's 'Voorwaarts' , not 'Voorwarts'. Still a bit puzzled why it's even mentioned though.