If it is true that you are defined by those who raised you and your closest friends, one need only look at the media’s willful and woeful ignorance of the fact that former President Barrack Obama was raised among and counted Marxists, socialists, communists, and violent anti-America domestic terrorists among his friends.

And now the media appears to be repeating the same mistake of willful blindness with 2020 presidential candidate “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg the openly gay candidate whom they tout as being Obama-like. Even to the point of being endorses by Obama’s “body man” Reggie Love who apparently left the campaign to quell rumors of Obama’s alleged gayness and past behavior while in college.

Now we are finding, like Obama’s mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, provided much the same communist influences as Joseph Buttigieg, Mayor Pet’s communist-loving father.

Although other radical influences on Obama, from Jeremiah Wright to Bill Ayers, have been scrutinized, the public knows little about Davis, a card-carrying member of the Communist Party USA, cited by the Associated Press as an “important influence” on Obama, one whom he “looked to” not merely for “advice on living” but as a “father” figure. <Source>

While what is said about Obama’s gayness may have been political slander, what we know about his mentors and friends appears to be the corroborated truth.

Mayor Pete… 

Pete Buttigieg's father was a Marxist professor who lauded the Communist Manifesto

The father of Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg was a Marxist professor who spoke fondly of the Communist Manifesto and dedicated a significant portion of his academic career to the work of Italian Communist Party founder Antonio Gramsci, an associate of Vladimir Lenin.

Joseph Buttigieg, who died in January at the age of 71, immigrated to the U.S. in the 1970s from Malta and in 1980 joined the University of Notre Dame faculty, where he taught modern European literature and literary theory. He supported an updated version of Marxism that jettisoned some of Marx and Engel's more doctrinaire theories, though he was undoubtedly Marxist.

[OCS: No matter how you paint the picture of utopia, once you start down that road, you need ever greater demonstrations of power to keep the people from revolting and overthrowing an unpopular government.]

He was an adviser to Rethinking Marxism, an academic journal that published articles “that seek to discuss, elaborate, and/or extend Marxian theory,” and a member of the editorial collective of Boundary 2, a journal of postmodern theory, literature, and culture. He spoke at many Rethinking Marxism conferences and other gatherings of prominent Marxists.

In a 2000 paper for Rethinking Marxism critical of the approach of Human Rights Watch, Buttigieg, along with two other authors, refers to "the Marxist project to which we subscribe."        

Paul Kengor, a professor at Grove City College and an expert in communism and progressivism, said Buttigieg was among a group of leftist professors who focused on injecting Marxism into the wider culture.

"They’re part of a wider international community of Marxist theorists and academicians with a particular devotion to the writings of the late Italian Marxist theorist Antonio Gramsci, who died over 80 years ago. Gramsci was all about applying Marxist theory to culture and cultural institutions — what is often referred to as a 'long march through the institutions,' such as film, media, and especially education," Kengor told the Washington Examiner.

[OCS: It appears that Gramsci was correct and now the institutions are mostly dominated by the progressive left – to the detriment of America and all Americans.]

Pete Buttigieg, an only child, shared a close relationship with his father. In his memoir Shortest Way Home, Pete called his dad a “man of the left, no easy thing on a campus ike Notre Dame’s in the 1980s.”     

Buttigieg was a founding member and president of the International Gramsci Society, an organization that aims to “facilitate communication and the exchange of information among the very large number of individuals from all over the world who are interested in Antonio Gramsci's life and work and in the presence of his thought in contemporary culture.”     

Pete Buttigieg said in an MSNBC interview on March 20 that he considers himself a capitalist but that the system needs changes.

[OCS: If you consider the end-point of socialism is totalitarianism and the end-point of capitalism is more capitalism, what possible changes can be implemented other than to support a smaller government, reduced spending, fewer taxes. and less government encroachment on your inalienable rights and personal freedoms?]

“The biggest problem with capitalism right now is the way it's become intertwined with power and is eroding our democracy,” Buttigieg said, noting the influence of big businesses in government.

A self-described progressive, Buttigieg has called to abolish the Electoral College system, supports a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and thinks that climate change is a national security threat.

In another MSNBC interview in February, Buttigieg said that socialism “is a word in American politics that has basically lost all meaning” and “has been used as a kill switch to stop an idea from being talked about.” 

[OCS: No! The words socialism and communism still are tainted with the blood of millions who have died under repressive dictatorships that killed unimaginable numbers of people to make things better for the people. Other than pointing out this toxic ideology’s historical failures, the progressives re-branded lest they be associated with Marxism, socialism, and communism.]


Bottom line…

While Buttigieg, supporters, and the media wield the sword of Mayor Pete’s military service as a shield against insinuation of his anti-America bias, one need only look at the facts that Buttigieg openly speaks of the need to restructure capitalism, abandon U.S. sovereignty to open borders, and subordinate America’s national interests to the international worldview of climate change. Like Obama, Mayor Pete is well-educated (Harvard, Oxford), well-spoken, and telegenic – although I believe he looks like Mad Magazine’s Alfred “What Me Worry?” E. Neuman. And, like Obama, he has limited experience in politics and foreign affairs. Another empty suit.  


When is the mainstream media going to swing towards journalism and the concept of a free press that actually speaks truth to power? Or, will they continue down the road as a media arm of the Democrat Party and actively aid and abet the fifth column seeking to destroy America from within.

We had our Obama moment and it almost destroyed the United States with its corruption, incompetence, and scandals. Can we afford another Obama?

Or, more importantly, can we afford a toxic anti-America media?

We are so screwed.

-- steve

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“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

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