Obama is a Marxist who wants to make us into his useful idiots.
Rick Bookstaber serves on President Obama’s Financial Stability Oversight Council and framed an entire argument around class warfare and Karl Marx on Monday.
He used his personal blog to sell his redistributive point of view. Someone needs to redistribute Bookstaber’s salary and benefits. Surely there are some poor people who deserve his money more than he does.
Bookstaber was attempting to counteract conservative Tucker Carlson’s claim that “by repeatedly singling out the ‘wealthy,’ Democrats are waging ‘class warfare.'”
Bookstaber’s screwy reasoning for buying into redistribution runs throughout the piece and ends with “… it is really taking a good joke to [sic] far to suggest it is damaging to the body politic for members of society to look at the differences in income and take action to redistribute in their direction…” [In other words, we must redistribute]
He believes that class “war” is justifiable and inevitable. He then – naturally- talks about the industrial revolution and the forced work day which led to complaints about the length of the day. [When the Marxists refer to the industrial revolution, you would think it happened yesterday.]
Then he says, “So it is not surprising that Marx stated the central battle of class warfare at the time in terms of the working day.”
He continues by quoting this from the totalitarian Marxist pig Marx –
The capitalist maintains his rights as a purchaser when he tries to make the working-day as long as possible… Hence is it that in the history of capitalist production, the determination of what is a working-day, presents itself as the result of a struggle, a struggle between collective capital, i.e., the class of capitalists, and collective labour, i.e., the working-class. – Marx, Das Kapital
Bookstaber continues –
Marx…argues that the question of the length of the working day cannot be solved by an appeal to rights, but only through class struggle, wherein “force” decides between “equal rights”. (Force can mean physical force, but can also mean the force of the political process).
Bookstaber then proclaims that there is no way these social questions and economic rights can be resolved without it becoming a class struggle [trying to downplay the “war” angle here] or class warfare [right, there is now way, but the Marxist way] –
The central point is that there is no way that this question of the working day or any number of other social questions, though posed as rights by the groups in conflict, can be resolved without being reformulated in terms of class struggle or class warfare. …