|Rope and Chains|
If many people have styled President Obama as incompetent, they can be forgiven for their error; they are thinking that a robust economy and a position of strength in foreign policy are his objectives. They are traditional Americans. But seen from a Marxist point of view (the President's and that of his ardent Jacobin cohort) he has been extremely -- perhaps, spectacularly -- successful. He has further divided America along lines of race and class, hardened the ideology and dogma of the Left, increasingly marginalized capitalism in the public mind, and, by straining the economy to the point of collapse, he has set the stage for socialist revolution. The uprising of the masses against the bourgeoisie that historicism demands. He has succeeded beyond the dreams, so long unrealized, of Marxists planners who have so often been disappointed.