The Left always loved comparing President Bush to Hitler, though President Obama is much more in line with the views of Hitler than Bush ever was. Nevertheless, read this comparison of Obama with Vladimir Lenin, via the American Thinker. Hmmm, I'm not sure if this article will outrage the Left, or perhaps they would feel honored to have Obama linked to one of their beloved Commies.
Obama as Leninoid
By James Lewis
"The parallels between Barack Hussein Obama and Vladimir Ilyich Lenin are intriguing. To be sure, there are differences: Barack Obama is not the absolute ruler of a tyrannical state. Lenin was. We are not about to see a violent Bolshevik coup like Lenin's. (At least, I'm fairly sure.) America in 2009 is not Russia in 1917. So we won't equate them.
And yet, without losing sight of those facts, the similarities are too strong for mere coincidence. So I'm going to make up the word 'Leninoid,' as a reminder that Obama isn't Lenin -- but he must have hired the same Hollywood scriptwriters. I don't know why. I'm just pointing to what I see.
Cult of Personality
It was Lenin, not Stalin, who first introduced the Cult of Personality to raise his profile to superhuman status after the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. Even today, some Leftists talk about Lenin as a Jesus figure, who only murdered four million people out of necessity. Wikipedia writes that 'The late Australian historian and leftist intellectual Manning Clark described Lenin as 'Christ-like, at least in his compassion.'
Obama's entire election campaign was based on a Cult of Personality, deliberately whipped up by PR honcho Axelrod and shamefully effective with many Americans. The Obama-as-Jesus theme has been sounded by Obama himself, followed by his millions of acolytes.
Hollywood Lefty Susan Sarandon has said: 'He is a community organizer like Jesus was ... And now, we're a community and he can organize us.'
Revolution Comes from Above
'I am the change' is a standard Obama line.
'Understand where the vision for change comes from, first and foremost,' he told reporters at his third press conference in as many days. 'It comes from me. That's my job, is to provide a vision in terms of where we are going, and to make sure, then, that my team is implementing.'
That is exactly the Leninoid notion of 'Revolution comes from above.' Again, this has been attributed to Stalin, in order to protect Lenin's reputation on the Left. In fact, it was Stalin who controlled and edited all of Lenin's published works after his death in 1924. The trick in all revolutionary movements is to trigger revolution from above, and to attribute it to 'the oppressed masses.' But the masses of people are never even consulted. That is why the Communist Party must always be the 'Vanguard of the Proletariat.' Lenin routinely had peasants and workers executed by the Cheka (the terror police he created) if they were against him.
Scapegoating the rich and all 'enemies' of the regime
'This is basic to all of Marxism, of course. But the demagogic version, the one that literally proclaims, "Kill the rich!' came from Lenin -- because Lenin was the first dictator of a state coming out of the Marxist revolutionary movements. He was the model of actual revolutionary governance. Everybody else followed the successful elements of Lenin's model. That includes European social democracies, which routinely engage in the same political tactics, mostly exercised through the media.
(Social democrats tend to use peaceful methods, like constant propaganda, indoctrination through the media, and vote buying as opposed to mass terror. They cannot be confused with murderous Leninist regimes, but they still constantly require new victim groups to appeal to -- which is why they import Pakistani Muslims from Peshawar into London. They are cheap votes, and anybody who disagrees is viciously scapegoated through the media.)"
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