It seems that Marxist President Obama is taking a lesson from Vladimir Lenin, leader of the Russian Bolsheviks who took over Russia in October 1917 and began imposing communist policies over the economy, which then led to widespread famine.
Fearing a counter-revolution, Lenin decided to make some small concessions to the capitalist and free-market instincts of the peasants and petty bourgeoisie by enacting a New Economic Policy. It was necessary to take that one step back in order to later take two steps forward.
Lenin's New Economic Policy restored some positive economic activity, which was later halted by Stalin who proceeded to take two giant steps forward in communizing the entire economy. Lenin had said: "A wise communist will not be afraid of learning from a capitalist." And Stalin continued to learn from capitalists on how to run a totalitarian dictatorship with their help.
Therefore, it ought not to surprise anyone that Communist China has learned to adopt capitalist economic policies while still maintaining total communist control. It is a master of the "one step back, two steps forward" strategy, which keeps it in power.
Of course, the United States is neither Russia nor China, nor is this 1921. But there is no doubt that the present ruler in the White House and his associates came into office determined to impose a totalitarian socialist government over the United States.
-- Samuel L. Blumenfeld, Feb. 15 WorldNetDaily column