Communist White House Advisor? Quotes Karl Marx on Class Warfare!

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White House Adviser Defends Class Warfare by Citing Karl Marx

Between things like Anita Dunn’s professed love for Mao Tse-Tung and the not-controversy surrounding the president’s new campaign slogan (“Forward!”), we suspect White House staffers are getting awfully tired of responding to questions about whether the Obama administration employs at least a few communist-sympathizing officials.

Rick Bookstaber, who currently serves on President Obama’s Financial Stability Oversight Council, may have just kicked off another round of these questions.

Writing on his personal blog Monday, Boosktaber posted a refutation of conservative author Tucker Carlson’s claim that, by repeatedly singling out the “wealthy,” Democrats are waging “class warfare.”

“There is little that matches the artfulness of the rich in waving off criticism of the widening income gap as ‘class warfare,’” Bookstaber writes. “And there is little that matches the gullibility of the rest in following along.”

“I am not picking sides in this war,” he added, “but I believe such a war is justifiable, and indeed ultimately inevitable.”

Bookstaber continued:

During the industrial revolution class warfare centered on the length of the working day. A tightly defined working day only appeared with the advent of the industrial revolution. Before then laborers worked when they needed money, and then quit for a time once they fulfilled their needs. But regimentation and a dependable workforce became necessary once there was machinery to run and capital invested, and so with industrialization came the an enforced workday. So it is not surprising that Marx stated the central battle of class warfare at the time in terms of the working day:

The capitalist maintains his rights as a purchaser when he tries to make the working-day as long as possible, and to make, whenever possible, two working-days out of one. On the other hand, the peculiar nature of the commodity sold implies a limit to its consumption by the purchaser, and the laborer maintains his right as seller when he wishes to reduce the working-day to one of definite normal duration. There is here, therefore, an antinomy, right against right, both equally bearing the seal of the law of exchanges. Between equal rights force decides. 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

Karl Marx, of course, is most famously known as the father of communism. His political philosophy was adopted and implemented by infamous dictators — including Vladimir Lenin, Mao Tse-Tung, Joseph Stalin, Pol Pot, Ho Chi Min, Fidel Castro, and Che Gueverra — whose search for the perfect collectivist society led to the deaths of approximately 100 million people, according to the historian Stéphane Courtois.

(H/T: Washington Free Beacon)

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17 responses to “Communist White House Advisor? Quotes Karl Marx on Class Warfare!

  1. Good Morning America :D

  2. C’mon November !

    • Good Morning AFVET aka Air Force Vet

      • Sam, you may want to peruse the following website from time to time.
        He posts Obama’s daily schedule, and it is appalling.
        Tonight, the Obama’s are hosting another concert at the White House.
        http://www.whitehousedossier.com
        Barry fiddles while Rome burns.
        I check this site everyday.

        • Thank you AFVET. I will most certainly be checking them out for material I can use here.

        • With all the the live entertainment, one is reminded of Kings that employed singers to entertain them at court. It’s too bad so many entertainers are leftists and dying to perform at the WH. I won’t be surprised if stimulus funds will be used to hire jugglers, singers & fools (oh, wait, they have those already!)

          • Nothing coming from this Administration surprises me anymore Freedom. These people are bottom feeders and need to be removed from the swamp come November.

        • I’ve been on that site several times, and Mark Levin reads Obama’s schedule on the air from time to time. It’s unbelievable. Even before campaign season, he rarely had more than a couple of things on his schedule and most days start around 9:30 or 10. Bush was up and at ‘em at 5 or 6, and had his daily briefings by 7 or 7:30. The work ethics of the two are like night and day.

          I just looked back over the last month or two, and his “daily” briefings only happen between 1-3x per week….should they still be called “daily” briefings? I’m just sayin…

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  5. Marx also believed that a business and its profits should all belong to the workers, not to the owner who actually made the investment and took on all of the financial risk to start and build the business. Sound familiar?

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