Monday, April 23, 2012

From darkness to light

Remember last week when Michelle Obama told supporters in Memphis that Barack brought us out of the dark and into the light? Remember how some folks assumed she was comparing her hubby to Christ?

What if the assumption was wrong? What if she chose her words, intentionally or not, invoking comparison to a far more contemporary enlightenment?

“From darkness to light, from battle to book, from sorrow to happiness.”
Russia's Communist revolutionaries also saw themselves in a similar fashion. Feast your eyes on some vintage propaganda (left), it too speaks of 'darkness into light.' 

Mrs. Obama's appearance in Memphis isn't the first time the Obamas have employed symbolism previously embraced by Marxists, Communists and socialists. There was last year's embrace of Osawatomie and, before that, the Obama campaign's embrace of Abraham Lincoln (Yes, many socialists insist Lincoln was a Marxist).

The evidence is purely circumstantial, and requires some knowledge of past socialist movements to reach such an interpretative conclusion, but there are times it's almost like the Obamas can't help themselves, and tease us with the path they are taking us down. But, if this is the case, they choose their words carefully so few will recognize the message.

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