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Ein Minuten Bitter

Not many people seem to be making the connection between Obama's "bitter" remarks and Marxist philosophy, which has molded his world-view ever since he developed a soft spot for Leftist professors and student groups in high school and college.

I've been so sick of seeing and hearing this man I haven't wanted to pay any attention to this, but since this happened nearly a week ago, here's a refresher. While speaking at a private fund-raiser in San Fransisco (with not exactly working class attendees), Barack tried to explain his difficulty winning over working class voters by stating the following:
"It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."
Rewind. This is a defining idea for Leftists; the idea that people derive their values and social positions from their economic standpoint in life. It is as if Leftists don't think people with these values actually believe what they say they do. They can't understand why one would embrace God, or self defense, or the protection of our borders, so it all gets blamed on economics.

If you are a conservative, you are immersed in left-wing views, From elementary school, high school, college (emphasis here), in newspapers, on television, in the movies, in music...left-wing views are everywhere - in fact they have almost become fashionable.

However, you can go a long time without having to really confront right-wing sentiment. You won't have to in elementary school, where games of tag are banned for being too "aggressive." You won't have to in high school or college, where the majority of professors and administrators are decidedly Leftist. As a generality, liberals tend to only associate with other liberals. If you have conservative views, you are at best an idiot and at worst "evil."

People on the right believe liberals are wrong, even foolish, but still well-meaning. It's a noble thing to want everyone to have health care, conservatives just don't agree that the government is the answer. People on the left seem to think conservatives are not just wrong, they're bad. They're evil. They are manipulative, racist, and greedy. But back to Obama...

What Obama said about "clinging" to religion is an exact parallel to what Marx had to say on the subject. Marx said that "Religion is the opiate of the masses." Leftists bemoan religion because of the belief that religion will immunize you from revolution. If your life is full of misery under capitalism, it will stay that way, because the people will never seek "change" as long as the opiate of religion has them sedated.

Notice how he used the word "cling," not "embrace." Marx wanted religion gone, because it was the only thing that would prevent revolution ("change").

The world "materialist" is thrown around a lot, but I think it matters here. Obama sees people's views stemming from their material standpoint - their economic position. It means only the physical and economically tangible is real.

They also cling to guns? There are just as many wealthy pro-gun rights Americans as there are poor pro-gun rights Americans. What he said was utter nonsense. It's a non-sequitur. What about Charlton Heston, one of the most prominent voices for gun rights in American history? Did he cling to guns because he was economically disadvantaged? Because he was bitter?

We know Michelle is bitter. We know Jeremiah is bitter.

He also mentions that they "vote on issues like gay marriage." Again, he is illustrating contempt for those who don't believe marriage should be redefined, as well as portraying this position as illegitimate and trying to use economics to explain it away.

As for antipathy to people who aren't like them...he's calling them xenophobic and racist. Because they are bitter over job loss and a faltering economy? It means there is only one explanation for every position in life: an economic explanation. If you are a racist, you must be going through some tough economic times.

Also, notice he said "anti-immigrant," not anti-illegal immigrant. This was not a mistake, it's a clever trick pulled by those on the left inside and outside of the media. If you repeat it often enough, it's no longer a crime dissolving our nation. He's calling them racists, not people who want to see the laws of our country upheld.

Anti-trade? Hasn't Obama expressed anti-trade sentiment himself? Hasn't he spoken out against NAFTA and a free trade agreement with Columbia? Did he lose a job or something? Come to think of it, has he ever had one? My apologies for that last comment; it was a baseless personal attack.

I guess I'm just bitter.

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