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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Who is Mayor Pete?

For John, BLUFSometimesthe media fails to look behind the curtain when vetting certain politicians.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

From The Epoch Times, by Writer Roger L. Simon, 12 February 2020.

Here is the lede plus four:

After surprising performances in Iowa and New Hampshire, Pete Buttigieg is being hyped as a possible “moderate lane” threat to a Bernie Sanders’ nomination.  Indeed, the clearly politically talented Mayor Pete is, as of now, ahead in the delegate count.

But is he really a moderate?  Could he actually be as radical as Sanders or (gasp!) even further left?

While many are skeptical of his limited experience as mayor of a small city, few have bored down ideologically, let alone asked that question.

This is perplexing considering Pete Buttigieg is what we used to call a “red diaper baby” (born into a communist family).

Yes, being a red diaper baby doesn’t mean you are red yourself.  Many have gone in the other direction, David Horowitz being a well known example.  But the old conundrum remains:  how far has the apple fallen from the tree?

This is all about the Italian Communist, Antonio Gramsci.

From The Washington Examiner back in April 2019:

“The father of Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg was a Marxist professor who spoke fondly of the Communist Manifesto and dedicated a significant portion of his academic career to the work of Italian Communist Party founder Antonio Gramsci, an associate of Vladimir Lenin.”
I am looking forward to the media asking Mayor Pete Buttigieg about the late Antonio Gramsci.  And about the ideas of Mr Gramsci

One of those ideas was mentioned by Mr Simon, talking about Mr Gramsci's idea of revolution from the top down, through the conversion of the elites:

Gramsci called his system “the march through the institutions”—that is, the media, entertainment, the bureaucracies, the academy, and so forth
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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