Barack Obama: The African-American Mikhail Gorbachev
By Michael Moriarty
Illinois Senator Barack Obama is the English-speaking world's Mikhail Gorbachev. Say what? What does the last leader of the Soviet Union have to do with this wunderkind -- the youngest ever editor of the Harvard Law Review? If you believe in dialectical materialism, you'll understand the connection, although this article is not about a philosophy that would take a two-week course to fully understand.
The recent homage to director Pier Paolo Pasolini's body of work at the Vancouver Film Festival included the Marxist/Catholic/homosexual genius' prophecy that the ultimate leader of the Third World will be an African-American. Voila! Enter Senator Obama.
That the Senator will model his strategy for entering the White House in 2008 on Mikhail Gorbachev's dealings with President Ronald Reagan remains to be seen. However, what has happened in the wake of the fall of the Berlin Wall clearly indicates who really won at the Reagan/Gorbachev bargaining tables.
The Soviet Union gave away apparent control of all its Slavic neighbors. Since then, those nations have joined what I consider to be a new version of the old Comecon: the European Union. That the poor Ukraine has again fallen for the illusion that Jacques Chirac and Gerhard Schroeder are any more democratic than Russian leader Vladimir Putin, sets up Ukrainians for another sobering surprise.
The new self-delusion of the worldwide Socialist Federations, including Red China, is that the likes of Josef Stalin, Mao Ze Dong and Kim Jong Il can be avoided by creating a kind of dual, checks-and-balances chemistry between a President and a Prime Minister. That's the extent of the democratic intent among Europe's social democrats. All other aims of the International Socialist Politburo are the same Marxist principles outlined in Das Kapital and The Communist Manifesto.
Look at the cast of actors Gorbachev had waiting in the wings after getting assurances from Reagan that American capitalists, like George Soros, would start investing in Russia. Awaiting those investors was a Russian underground economy fostered by socialist economic principles. Some of Putin's fiercest opponents were former colleagues of the KGB. In steps Soros, an American immigrant from Hungary, whose fortune was made on Wall Street but whose economic loyalties lie with the socialist United Nations, and he spreads the big lie that the former Soviet Union is becoming a democracy. Soros also gets the word out that the European Union is not headed for one-party rule.
Guess who funded Obama's run for the Senate? George Soros. (See my column on George Soros and how power beats money every time, ESR, April 4/05). If you accept Obama as the answer to Pasolini's prediction, this new Gorbachev is representing the entire revolutionary Third World. Behind him, at the University of Chicago, is an advisory committee formed at Harvard.
You cannot be the servant of two masters. Liberation theologians of the Catholic Church truly believe that you can serve Marx and Christ. With so-called humanists falling into line behind the liberation theologians, you have quite a U.S.-supported socialist contingent, which solidified its grip on the United States after the fall of Soviet Communism in 1991. Gorbachev and company took the Iron Curtain that fell and melted it down into the Iron Web that is now enmeshing all of North America. As I've often said before on ESR, the 2008 U.S. presidential election will prove to be either this worldwide Napoleonic Empire's Waterloo or its final victory, its swallowing up of the only truly democratic republican real estate left on this benighted planet.
An offer President Reagan could not refuse
If you think Gorbachev pulled the seams on the Soviet Union without a few concessions from Reagan, then you'll be as shocked as many of us were when we learned what President Kennedy had to give up to make sure atomic missiles didn't reach Cuba -- vitally strategic U.S. army and missile bases in Turkey.
Gorbachev saw an opportunity for opening borders. America then let down its guard, providing easier entry into its political system by those determined to destroy it. When Soviet Communism was declared dead, that is when this Communist enemy became even more dangerous. Under the guise of simple socialism and candy-coated American liberalism, the infiltration of the U.S. by the International Communist Party gained momentum.
How could President Reagan refuse an opportunity to make history by bringing the Soviet Union to its knees without firing a shot? That turned out to be an offer the old Cold Warrior could not refuse. The price for that "miracle" will either be paid in 2008 or, with a complete awareness of the enemy's long-term plans, we can again reject the Vichy Democratic Party's offering up of Senator Obama.
What offer can Obama give the American electorate that voters will be unable to refuse?
Tired, worn-out, fatigued, dizzy from the rest of the world's increasing anti-Americanism, its endless denunciations of the racist United States, our nation is more than ready for a Third World President, particularly a black American. A brilliant American of African or Hispanic origin would be a welcome candidate for President of the United States. The presence of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as a potential presidential candidate more than levels the playing field for African-Americans' gaining entry into the White House. Rice would also satisfy the demands and quell the anti-American sentiments of even the most ardent feminists.
Unfortunately, the threat of continued terrorism and civil unrest -- falsely represented as racial friction -- will be brought to bear against another Republican administration.
We should beware of quick solutions to the problem of dealing with worldwide anti-Americanism.
Stay tuned for more on this subject in my next commentary.
Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who has appeared in the landmark television series Law and Order, the mini-series Taken, the TV-movie The 4400 and Hitler Meets Christ, a surreal tragicomedy based on the actor's controversial New York stage play.
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