Ultra-leftism is Communism. Obama isn’t a Communist. Therefore, Obama isn’t an ultra-leftist.[/quote]
No, ultra leftism can take many forms. And he does believe in elements of communism.[/quote]
Ultra-leftism refers specifically to a form of Anti-Leninist left-communism defined in particular by its opposition to Bolshevik Statism.
So: Ultra-leftists are pseudo-anarchic Marxists opposed to state authority. Obama holds the highest political office in a country defined in large part by its powerful market economy. Therefore, Obama is not ultra leftist.
And the notion that he “does believe in elements of communism” is nothing more than ridiculous partisan hyperventilation. Real criticism is undermined entirely when people throw propagandized hyperbolic bullshit like this around.[/quote]
He believes one of the government’s jobs is the redistribution of wealth.
His stance that not increasing taxes is a “cost” to the government also denotes his belief that all money belongs first to the government and that what the government “allows” the private market to keep is expenditure. Though many dems and tv personalities express this same belief. The very basis for the question “how do we pay for tax cuts?” expresses fundamental communist assumptions of government ownership of all wealth by necessity.
And what he believes and wants to do and the state of the country and what he is able to do are 2 different things.
And sorry, I was using ultra leftism meaning only extremely left, not as a proper noun. I took the original thread to mean this because it makes more sense when comparing to a centrist. If we are discussing ultra-left in the sense of a specific brand of communism, I missed the mark.
Lastly, I’m in no way partisan. You may call me an ideologue if you wish, but the last thing I am is partisan.