The left thinks that they are winning…and they are – in the sense that Charlie Sheen was “winning” as he lost his mind and immersed himself in drugs and hookers a while back. For an ideology that has been incredibly patient over the past 100 years while insinuating itself millimeter by millimeter into American society, Obama’s re-election now has it swinging for the fences. The evidence is in Obama’s “progressive” inauguration speech – he’s taken off the transparent mask now and is out in the open.
The “progressive” movement thinks that is has integrated itself into the American republic to the point that it now has a patina of legitimacy on its skin. It now seems to think that it is also safe to come out of the shadows and for the first time in a very long time, the discredited philosophy of Marxism is attempting to go mainstream. Hardly a surprising trend given the exalted status good old Karl is seeing through puff pieces like this in the New York Times: “A Young Publisher Takes Marx Into the Mainstream” and this from the Guardian in the UK: “Why the ideas of Karl Marx are more relevant than ever in the 21st century”.
Stacey McCain notes that it doesn’t take much to get glowing praise in the NYT as long as you are a Bolshevik. The Jacobin website gets an “estimated” 250,000 views a month – little ole TRNL gets around 160,000 a month, The Other McCain over 300,000 a month and Ace of Spades HQ gets over 300,000 a day - and yet none of us have never had a puff piece in any major outlet, much less the Times or the Guardian. For the record, the Guardian is a leftist rag and the New York Times is the home of communist China loving Tom Friedman (a theater critic turned political expert), Malthusian economist Paul Krugman and to add icing on the cake – was home to the noted Pulitzer Prize winning Soviet apologist, Walter Duranty, who covered up Stalin’s “man-caused disaster” famine in the Ukraine and the forced resettlement of the Ukrainian people as punishment for dissent.