Like so many others over the past three years, I’ve written about President Obama and made claims about his socialistic ideas and way of government. But after reading Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul’s statement that Obama is more fascist than socialist, I began to wonder just who is right and what best describe the man that wants to overthrow the American government.
Since I’ve been using the term socialism quite extensively, I went to the dictionary to get a precise definition. According to one dictionary it gave the following two definitions for the word ‘socialism.’
Socialism – 1. Any of various theories or systems of social organization in which the means of producing and distributing goods is owned collectively or by a centralized government that often plans and controls the economy.
2. The stage in Marxist-Leninist theory intermediate between capitalism and communism, in which collective ownership of the economy under the dictatorship of the proletariat has not yet been successfully achieved.
Next, let’s take a look at the definitions of communism and fascism and then we will compare them to Obamanism (sounds eerily similar to abomination).
Communism – A system of government in which the state plans and controls the economy and a single, often authoritarian party holds power, claiming to make progress toward a higher social order in which all goods are equally shared by the people.
Fascism – A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.
When I examine these three definitions and compare them to Obamanism, I would have to say that at this moment, it is a transition between socialism and communism headed toward fascism.
Since taking office, Obama has managed to have the government take control of healthcare, student loans and has exerted control over the financial and housing markets. At one time the government took partial control over the auto industry and is currently trying to take control of the Internet. His stimulus packages have placed the nation in a financial crisis that is primed for a complete government takeover.
Thus, the transition from socialism to communism seems well on its way. However, the manner in which Obama conducts himself fits more into the definition of fascism as stated by Ron Paul. Obama clearly sees himself in a dictatorial role. He is already suppressing opposition by taking action against nearly 800 websites that have posted negative articles about him. He also starting to exhibit the belligerent nationalism and racism as he shows favoritism to blacks, Muslims and illegal Hispanics while at the same time taking action against law abiding American citizens such as Border Patrol agent Diaz.
So when you weigh in on just where Obamanism falls, I would have to say that it is socio-communistic fascism. It wouldn’t surprise me to see the term Obamanism show up in political dictionaries in the near future.