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Patrick Richardson


March 29, 2011 - 6:50 pm

I’ve noted President Barack Obama loves to talk about “being on the right side of history,” or “History is against Qadaffi.” It’s an interesting choice of terms — and somewhat revealing.

In Communist theory, there is much made of History with a capital “H.” In communist theory History is a straight-line progression from feudalism to capitalism to communism.

Communist party theoreticians would consider communism and socialism a science, and would often speak of the “Historical Dialectic.”

Is Barack Obama a communist? Certainly he’s a socialist. That he likes to couch things in terms which would be intimately familiar to any Red Army commissar or party aparatchik is certainly troubling, leaving aside completely his utter indifference to the U.S. Constitution or the rule of law.

Patrick Richardson has been a journalist for almost 15 years and an inveterate geek all his life. He blogs regularly at, which aims to be like another SF magazine, just not so serious.
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