Obama made the following comment at a fundraising speech on Sunday:
“Do we go forward towards a new vision of an America in which prosperity is shared?”
As discussed in previous threads, Obama’s new campaign slogan is “FORWARD” which has long been associated with the Communist movement as far back as Marx, Lenin and Trotsky.
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).”
“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.
The notion of “shared prosperity” has long been at the core of communist ideology and can be found in the writings of Mao Zedong and other prominent Chinese Communists at this web site:
Common prosperity is the assiduous ideal of Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, three generations of leadership in the leadership of China’s socialist construction process. How to achieve common prosperity on the road, Mao Zedong common prosperity as a nation the fundamental goal of the ruling; and the common prosperity of an active exploration; development, and beyond the common prosperity of the ideology of Mao Zedong, opened up a rich first, Deng Xiaoping inherited after the rich, the rich get rich first with, and gradually achieve common prosperity; Jiang Zemin adhere to and development of Deng Xiaoping.
Based on the premise of the Equalization of Opportunities for competition in the market is undoubtedly the inevitable choice of China’s socialist market economy, market-oriented principle of distribution can effectively promote the efficiency of social production, the rational use of social resources to effectively prevent the phenomenon of egalitarianism occur. Market-oriented principle of distribution is often caused by the polarization between the rich and the poor. Socialism differs from capitalism in the system in pursuit of common prosperity of the whole society, necessary for the Government in the process of implementing the principle of market-oriented allocation …
The syntax of the above paragraphs may be a bit garbled as they have been translated to English from Chinese. Another phrase that frequently appears in those writings is “sustainable development”. That phrase is becoming more common in the democrat-socialist lexicon and there are now entire branches of government, from local to federal, devoted to “sustainable development”. My understanding of sustainable development is that it is a scheme whereby government controls natural resources such as raw materials, food, energy and water for distribution to the masses as government sees fit, thereby giving government absolute control over the populace.