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History’s Lessons Are Being Ignored
By Carl Langley
posted October 30, 2008
GUEST COLUMN – During my sophomore year at
the University of South Carolina ages ago I had the good fortune of
landing in a political science class taught by the dean of the PS
department Dr. Raymond Sherrill. He was one of the greatest teachers I
One morning Dr. Sherrill told the class that political history, like
many other histories, tends to repeat itself. He then added an old
admonition: only fools tend to ignore the lessons of history. The
current presidential campaign - in particular the campaign of Barack
Obama - reminds me of Dr. Sherrill’s comment.
Barack Obama’s campaign for the White House is not only aided and
abetted by the dumbest electorate ever assembled under our national
roof but comes right out of the playbook for the Russian Revolution of
1917. It even has the same type thugs who seized control of the Russian
nation and its people.
In the early years of the 20the Century, a sad period in world history,
a gang of the worst murderers ever inflicted on humanity rampaged
through Russia, overthrew the Czarist royal regime and for more than a
half century imposed darkness on that part of the world.
The Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin, Josef Stalin and others who made
up a bloodthirsty clique, emerged as the new ruling class. They
solidified their status by killing off the opposition, the fellow
travelers composed mainly of liberal daydreamers who believed they had
achieved Utopia itself.
How sadly mistaken they were.
Lenin, thank the Lord, didn’t live long, giving hope to some whose
views were counter to his. But the mantle of leadership passed to
Stalin through a series of bloody coups that wiped out the opposition
in the revolutionary ranks. Leon Trotsky, a revolutionary and an
idealist was among the daydreamers who sought a future of democratic
inclusion and melding of divergent interests. He met his end when an
ice axe was plunged into his skull while he was hiding out in Mexico
from the Stalinists.
Stalin, Lazar Kaganovich, hatchet man and enforcer of monolithic rule
and a Jew of all things, Nikita Khruschev, party organizer and
enforcer, Georgia Malenkov, a dimwitted front man, and Leonid Brezhnev,
cold and calculating, quickly turned Russia into a national penal
system, with the starvation deaths of 30 million people in the Ukraine
I compare Obama’s campaign advisors and tacticians to those who
directed the dismantling and reshaping of the Russian state. If you are
not aware of the tactics being used against those who would dare oppose
the “New Messiah” you have been asleep for the past several months. I
am aware of the strategies of those who seize control of a land and its
people by lying, confusing and intimidating any opposition.
Obama’s campaign team has employed a novel scheme not seen in American
politics since this nation’s founding, but one which enabled Lenin,
Stalin and their teammates to seize and solidify control - and to Hades
with selling yourself through gentlemanly debate. And courteous
behavior. His lackies are quick to deflect any questions about his
background by branding the opposition as liars and racists.
If you disagree with the Great One and demand answers you are quickly
relegated to the role of a pariah. If you offer an opposite view and
gain national attention because of your anti-Barack stance you are
visited by an Obama hit team that digs into your background all the way
back to the cradle and feeds the tidbits to an obedient media, which
went in the tank for the Great One months ago.
I, and many others, would like to know how Obama could sit in a church
for 20 years and never hear a hatemonger preacher (who lives in a
multi-million dollar home in an exclusive neighborhood) utter a single
vile word against white people.
I would like to know more about Obama’s background from childhood to
the present. It will be too late for the American people if this slick
talking snake oil salesman, propped up by puppet masters hiding behind
opaque veils, is able to fool enough people to get himself elected to
the highest office in the land.
At one time, I held out hope that the American voter would see Obama
for what he really is, which is totally and completely unqualified, and
reject him on Nov. 4. But after listening to audiotapes and seeing
videotapes of the people who have voted for or plan to vote for him my
depression has plunged even deeper.
We now have a voting population with a collective IQ in single digits.
I have seen the street interviews with young people and am amazed at
the stupidity running rampant in this segment of our society. And there
are those who want to do away with intelligence tests, claiming they
are biased. What is biased about asking someone to tell you the sum of
2 and 2?
If you get rid of intelligence testing, why not get rid of blood tests
used to determine the state of one’s health. That makes as much sense
as the arguments I have heard against mental exams for voters. Do you
want someone voting who can’t do simple math, name the 12 months in a
year, tell you in which direction the sun rises? We have lots of people
saddled with those infirmities and in many schools they are being
taught by people as stupid as they are..
I came from a time when English teachers were familiar with Latin and
other languages. I have heard English teachers today who can’t use the
artcles “a” and “an” correctly. Poor Barack has the same problem. I
heard him on television recently and he remarked to a TV interview
questioner that he had “a uncle in Africa……...”
We have an electorate whose minds have been reduced to mush by rap
music, rock music, off-color and childish television programs and
inflicted by a fetish for being entertained at all times and to heck
with the costs. We have people who can name the lead guitar player in a
rock band but can’t identify the secretary of state.
The Russian people were betrayed and enslaved in 1917 because the vast
majority of them were about as sharp as bowling balls but believed
“change“ would improve their lives. They got chains - not change. I see
the same thing today, and if you don’t believe me talk with most high
school graduates. A majority of them fit the mold of the Soviet peasant
of 1917, and they may be headed for the same disaster.
Barack’s campaign mantra is change, change, change and hope, hope,
hope. It is a platform built on nothing but hot air. Change to what?
Change to where? How is change going to be achieved? Who will benefit
from change? What kind of hope is he talking about? What are we to hope
Where is the meat on these bones? Can’t Barack be more specific?
These are the questions he has skillfully dodged for months on end. If
the worst happens, we can take comfort in one thing. We won’t be
building roads by hammering big rocks into little ones while
temperatures hover around 40 below. That’s what happened to those who
disagreed with the Bolsheviks for a half-century.
If you live in a warm climate you won’t fear the cold. Down here in
Dixieland it’s the redbugs, skeeters and gnats that keep you occupied
while you pull your tour on a work crew. And don’t ever say it can’t
happen. The Russians started out with socialism and the promise of
bread on the table and a warm winter coat for everyone. They ended up
with communism and a chain of gulags (jails) that stretched across
eight time zones.
God bless America, and God save this once mighty nation!
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