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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: And I don't sit around just talking to experts because this is a college seminar; we talk to these folks because they, potentially, have the best answers, so I know whose ass to kick.
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Have you ever heard this sort of language from a sitting president in an interview? This isn't exactly the kind of thing that resonates with Americans. Americans want the president to uphold and defend the Constitution. They don't want him looking for some ass to kick.
But if the message wasn't meant for the average American, who was it meant for? Let's listen to some of the other voices complaining:
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ROSIE O'DONNELL: I say seize their assets... right now. Seize their assets today. Take over the country, I don't care. Issue an executive order and say, BP, guess what? Call it socialism. Call it communism. Call it anything you want. Let's watch Rush Limbaugh explode on TV. Seize the assets, take over BP.
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Just seize it?
Here's Bill Maher:
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BILL MAHER, HBO HOST: You can't get Americans to agree on anything. Sixty percent — 60 percent — of people don't believe in evolution in this country. He just needs to drag them to it.
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And here's what Andy Stern said this week:
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ANDY STERN, FORMER PRESIDENT OF SEIU: America needs a 21st century economic plan because we now know the market-worshipping, privatizing, de-regulating, dehumanizing American financial plan has failed and should never be revived, worshipping the market again. It has failed America and everyone that works here.
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The free market has failed? No, greed has failed.
That's who Obama was sending a message to: the far-left fringe; the Marxist revolutionaries. He's trying to pacify them because they are angry. He's telling them he'll kick some ass and drag them to it.
Now, it's important you understand that doesn't mean everyone in the Democratic Party. But I told you on this program that the masks would eventually come off and they'd just admit who they are:
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GLENN BECK: It's only a matter of time before this collapses. But it's a dangerous time, because that's going to frustrate the other side and they will become more and more desperate. They will — they already are taking the mask off.
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Listen to the rhetoric; the masks are off, gang. And that's who Obama is addressing, because that's a large part of who he's surrounded himself with: radical revolutionaries. And they are angry.
And that's why I also told you on this program that the president is in danger:
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BECK: The most dangerous time in any regime, especially a revolutionary regime, is when it is on the verge of collapse. A regime with revolutionaries in it, it is trouble. The Democratic Party is collapsing. It's either going to have to renew itself or it's going to collapse and it is chockfull of revolutionaries.
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Think about it. Look at the fundamental transformation that has happened so far since Obama took office — the most since FDR's New Deal: health care; government takeovers of car companies, banks and insurance companies.
And they're mad? Where does it end? Let me show you this chart. Remember this one? On one end we have total anarchy and on the other end we have total government.
Have you ever heard of the Black Flag Movement? It's supposed to represent the absence of a flag and is a rejection of any form of representation or institutions representing people. It was commonly used by anarchists. The Black Flag Movement started in the late 1800s and has its roots in socialism.
In April of 1919, through June of that same year, anarchists set off a series of bombings meant to fuel the anti-left Red Scare of 1919. They targeted all kinds of politicians and other government officials. Thirty booby trap bombs were sent. The day they were all supposed to go off: May Day, the communist revolutionary day.
Here's another historic note: Karl Marx. You may wonder how it is that so many people still follow him considering that every time his ideas have been implemented, they have not only failed but they've failed to the tune of over 100 million deaths at the hands of tyrannical governments with too much power. The excuse that Marxists give is that it hasn't been implemented in the right way just yet. What's the right way?
Here's what Marx said:
"At a certain stage of their development, the material forces of production in society come in conflict with the existing relations of production.... with the change of the economic foundation the entire immense superstructure is more or less rapidly transformed, in considering such transformations the distinction should always be made between the material transformation of the economic conditions of production which can be determined with the precision of natural science and the legal, political, religious, aesthetic or philosophic — in short, ideological forms in which men become conscious of this conflict and fight it out."
They are talking about fundamental transformation. They believe if they can just get the most iconic capitalist giant of a nation (that's us) to collapse on itself then they can point to capitalism as failed state (sound familiar, Andy Stern?) and implement their Marxist utopia here.
That's what these people believe and that's what they are going for.
You know, it's funny, I'm called an extremist. The Tea Parties are called extremist. Nancy Pelosi cried about all that dangerous rhetoric, but she didn't cry when progressives actually threw stuff at her.
They told us: Oh, don't worry — we just want to do health care for the people. That's it. No, they're not. They're radicals and they're not happy, despite getting the health care and all the government takeovers and increase in government power happening right now.
Understand: This is the biggest transformation of our system possibly ever in the history of our country and it's still not enough. If they get financial reform, government will control 70 percent of our economy. Politicians thought they could co-opt revolutionaries. Progressives want to take it in baby steps. You want the most clear cut example of this? Here it is.
They're tired of the baby steps.
So what is the end? What are they shooting for? What is enough?
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O'DONNELL: Seize their assets today. Take over the country, I don't care. Issue an executive order and say, BP guess what? Call it socialism. Call it communism. Call it anything you want.
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Van Jones said that he's dropped the radical pose in favor of the radical ends. What were those radical ends? He was in a group called STORM — Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement — a group whose members included anarchists and communists. Their tactics:
• Revolutionaries need to be militant in street actions. As leaders in the fight for liberation, we should be role models of fearlessness before the state and the oppressor
• Mobilize young people of color into militant direct action
• Learning not to joke about government surveillance or violent criminal activity and learning to be cautions in our use of telephone and e-mail communications are valuable tools for serious revolutionaries
• Marches were militant and confrontational, regularly defying police commands and occasionally plunging through police lines and barricades
The stated goal for STORM: Working towards getting the country to make a definite and collective shift towards communist politics.
I'm going to make the STORM handbook available in my free e-mail newsletter.
This is why I've said that the president is in danger: He's got revolutionaries all around him who believe in this and that the ends justify the means.
Now you have an idea what modern day anarchy is.
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