November 21, 2016 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - “Old soldiers never die, they just fade away,” intoned General Douglas MacArthur upon his inglorious forced retirement from the U.S. Army, but the humility expressed by one of the truly greatest military leaders in U.S. history is entirely lacking in President Obama as he prepares for his version of retirement.
Though reported previous to the November 8 electoral triumph of the Trumpists, the news that the soon-to-be ex-president has negotiated a two year lease on one of the largest mansions in DC [8,200+ sq. feet] had no real resonance until the transfer of power issue was put to bed…but now it’s finally starting to get the play it deserves, and it’s a huge story.
Obama’s new super-luxury digs are located in DC’s Kalorama neighborhood, just north of Georgetown with the two areas bisected by “Embassy Row.” If one were asked to identify the most important political territory in the United States, this would be it.
The property is described by CNN News as being a “brick Tudor” worth about $7 million with a monthly lease rate of $22,000 a month. The huge property is allegedly owned by former Clinton spokesman Joe Lockhart [infamously implicated in Dan Rather’s libelous charges regarding George W. Bush’s military service in the Texas National Guard] who has [following the DC gravy train model] been able to leapfrog from one ceremonial job to the next, along the way becoming quite rich in the process [est. net worth +/- $6M] especially for someone who has never really done anything of merit.
Obama’s new mission control complex can accommodate as many as 10 automobiles at a time, which along with other amenities makes it the perfect piece of real estate for Obama’s post-presidency campaign headquarters.
Obama’s decision in this matter - not to return to private life [read anonymity] as has traditionally been the case with ex-presidents - was entirely predictable; he remains in his mind, if not in fact, the street organizer in chief.
This leads us into a diversion which we hope will prove of merit in evaluating this matter.
There is a proposition in Marxism which was advanced by Vlad Lenin and further developed by the [1930’s era] Italian Communist theoretician Antonio Gramsci called “dual power” in which a proto govt is set up in anticipation of reclaiming power, a strategy which casts Zippy in the role of some temporarily deposed hubris filled king.
The current occupant of the Oval Office’s brand of class based divisive politics - executed from his new castle-like structure - is entirely consistent with the type of thinking and behavior that this author wrote about in the newly published, Islamic Jihad, Cultural Marxism and the Transformation of the West [$14.95 at Amazon]
“even at this early stage, Gramsci had begun to formulate what was to become one of his most distinctive doctrines - the strategy of preparing for the revolutionary seizure of power by building a counter-state within the structure of civil society via a plethora of Party run organization.” [ Cambridge: Gramsci , p. xii-xiii]
Gramsci’s ideas have a high degree of affinity with Lenin’s theory of “ dual power,” defined as a growing revolutionary “proto state” operating outside of the extant governmental power structure. Organizationally, it’s comprised of the ideologically grounded Marxist vanguard leadership and its shock troops [who are to a greater or lesser degree “politically enlightened” workers, i.e., the proletariat]. In outlook this nascent movement is proudly revolutionary, fully intending to come to power by forcibly seizing control:
“What is this dual power? Alongside the Provisional Government, the government of bourgeoisie, another government has arisen, so far weak and incipient, but undoubtedly a government that actually exists and is growing - the Soviets of Workers’ and Soldiers’ Deputies. What is the class composition of this other government? It consists of the proletariat and the peasants (in soldiers’ uniforms). What is the political nature of this government? It is a revolutionary dictatorship, i.e., a power directly based on revolutionary seizure, on the direct initiative of the people from below, and not on a law enacted by a centralized state power. It is an entirely different kind of power from the one that generally exists in the parliamentary bourgeois-democratic republics of the usual type still prevailing in the advanced countries of Europe and America.”
Now freed as it were from the shackles of trying to avoid the appearance of an imperial reign, Mr. Obama will be able to seamlessly transition from CIC to the unchallenged leader of America’s Marxist vanguard.
We trust that President elect Trump [if he plays the kind of hardball we know he has at the ready] is taking all of this into account, since he will have considerable leverage over the actions of the former president as he prepares to hit the trail on his final campaign…the Department of Justice being so deliciously close…
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