Tue, May. 1st, 2012, 10:38 am
... And I Thought The Sentence YESTERDAY Was WUT I DON'T EVEN
I must remember that the Washington Times
is owned and operated by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon
, and he and his employees are fuckin' insane
The Obama campaign apparently didn’t look backwards into history when selecting its new campaign slogan, “Forward” — a word with a long and rich association with European Marxism.
. Tell me more.
Many Communist and radical publications and entities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries had the name “Forward!” or its foreign cognates. Wikipedia has an entire section called “Forward (generic name of socialist publications).”Get
“The name Forward carries a special meaning in socialist political terminology. It has been frequently used as a name for socialist, communist and other left-wing newspapers and publications,” the online encyclopedia explains.
The slogan “Forward!” reflected the conviction of European Marxists and radicals that their movements reflected the march of history, which would move forward past capitalism and into socialism and communism.
Just read the rest of the excerpt that the Washington Monthly
has on its site (at the link above, obviously). It's boggling. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll kiss our civilization goodbye.This entry was originally posted at http://filkertom.dreamwidth.org/1512779.html. You may comment there or here, although LJ tends to have a livelier conversation at this time.
Tue, May. 1st, 2012 02:57 pm (UTC)
Really? What the....sigh
Tue, May. 1st, 2012 02:58 pm (UTC)
I want to start a new campaign slogan called "Reply All!" now.
Tue, May. 1st, 2012 03:12 pm (UTC)
How about "Point Guard!"?
Tue, May. 1st, 2012 03:14 pm (UTC)
"Center" probably isn't the best of ideas, though.
Tue, May. 1st, 2012 03:10 pm (UTC)
well... it IS the first thing that came to mind when i heard that that was a slogan...
Wed, May. 2nd, 2012 02:57 am (UTC)
Yeah? First thing to come to my mind was the Yiddish newspaper.
Wed, May. 2nd, 2012 04:55 am (UTC)
that was the SECOND thing that came to mind :)
Tue, May. 1st, 2012 03:11 pm (UTC)
I am outraged by the Obama campaign's appropriation of "Forward." Why is this FIB stealing the motto of the fair state of Wisconsin? Can't they come up with something original?
(But seriously, it's the Washington Times, and they're going to be batshit insane. It's what they do.)
Tue, May. 1st, 2012 03:23 pm (UTC)
Ah. So Berlusconi was showing his Marxist roots when he named his party Forza Italia ("Forward, Italy!").
Tue, May. 1st, 2012 03:31 pm (UTC)
I went to the random sentence generator
and got:The frivolous paranoia elaborates.
At least we have an explanation for how they're coming up with these things.
Tue, May. 1st, 2012 03:55 pm (UTC)
I... guess he supports the Anti-Forward party. You know, the one that wants us to go backward!
Tue, May. 1st, 2012 09:58 pm (UTC)
I.e., the GOP. Yes.
Tue, May. 1st, 2012 05:28 pm (UTC)
To be fair, the Jewish Daily Forward, to quote their history page:
"The Forward entered the din of New York's immigrant press as a defender of trade unionism and moderate, democratic socialism."
Of course, the RW considers 'moderate, democratic socialism' to be an oxymoron. And the RW also thinks Socialism = Communism. Neither of these beliefs are true.
Tue, May. 1st, 2012 05:12 pm (UTC)
Wikipedia has an entire section called “Forward (generic name of socialist publications).
Isn't it enough that they admit they're relying on Wikipedia for their research? Do they have to descend to such depths?
Tue, May. 1st, 2012 07:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah... so that makes the Republicans the 'BackWard!' party?
Sounds about right.
Tue, May. 1st, 2012 08:09 pm (UTC)
So what about soccer? Is that socialist or communist?
Tue, May. 1st, 2012 08:50 pm (UTC)
It's just plain liberal. In soccer, you're not allowed to use your arms. People who are trying to get our kids to play soccer instead of good old American football are part of the big plot to disarm America.
Tue, May. 1st, 2012 09:44 pm (UTC)
Tue, May. 1st, 2012 09:11 pm (UTC)
Foreign, and therefore communist.
Tue, May. 1st, 2012 10:13 pm (UTC)
I see absolutely nothing wrong with the usage of socialist, communist, or left-wing slogans...except that they're being appropriated by the guy who knocked Bill Clinton out of the #1 spot of "Best Republican President of My Lifetime." *sigh*
I have words for what the self-described Republicans are, and none of them are "republican," oddly.
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Wed, May. 2nd, 2012 02:58 am (UTC)
I know this is one tiny drop of drivel in a great rushing flood of it, but ...
Thu, May. 3rd, 2012 05:49 pm (UTC)
I'm sure the state founders of Wisconsin were thinking of Karl Marx and Marxism when they decided to make FORWARD the motto of Wisconsin in 1851. *facepalm*