So, I’ve been pretty clear in my feelings toward our Gentle Leader. I’ve been very clear that I think Mr. Obama is what we now call a Socialist. While not strictly accurate by definitions, the word seems to have changed in meaning over time. I do not think that he wants the state to own the means of production, but he most certainly wants to redistribute wealth. Further, he has no fear of forcing corporations to follow edicts of his government.
Which has led me to calling Obama a fascist. While I understand that many many people incorrectly identify fascism with the violent racist militarism we have seen in recent history, the real meaning of fascism is more akin to state control of economic forces.
However, while all of that may or may not be true, I have never read the books Obama penned himself. I assume that in these books the President represents himself fairly. And, I think, without having read even page 1, that he goes back to times when he was a young man.
I wanna keep an ongoing thought experiment as I read these chapters. I wanna see what Obama HIMSELF says about what he feels.
Perhaps we can lay to rest whether or not the man is a capitalist or a fascist. Or a socialist.
Or a whatever-ist.