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"Forward" to the Past?

Byron81 Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 8:41 AM
Socialism is a word coined to repackage the grindingly ordinary power grab. The power vertical as the Russians call it. It’s ultimately the ability to kill or imprison anyone you want to. Several members of the Obama administration have openly wished that the United States government was like communist China so they could “get things done”. The question nobody has asked is; “What things would you do?”

The political slogan "Forward" served Barack Obama well during this year's election campaign. It said that he was for going forward, while Republicans were for "going back to the failed policies that got us into this mess in the first place."

It was great political rhetoric and great political theater. Moreover, the Republicans did virtually nothing to challenge its shaky assumptions with a few hard facts that could have made those assumptions collapse like a house of cards.

More is involved than this year's political battles. The word "forward" has been a political battle cry on the left for...