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Obama Exposed – 1995 Interview Proves him a Collectivist

Posted by Admin on April 1, 2008

This post was originally published on the Blog –
BREAKING NEWS: Obama’s 1995 Interview Exposes Him as a Collectivist.

First, for those of you who may not be familiar with what Collectivism is, let’s look to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary for a definition;

:a political or economic theory advocating collective control especially over production and distribution; also : a system marked by such control
2: emphasis on collective rather than individual action or identity

– Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary; Entry – Collectivism
Accessed on March 31, 2008

Here is another, perhaps more complete, definition:

Collectivism holds that the individual is not an end to himself,
but is only a tool to serve the ends of the group.

What is the key principle underlying collectivism?
The theory of collectivism (in all its variants) holds that man is not an end to himself, but is only a tool to serve the ends of others. Collectivism, unlike individualism, holds the group as the primary, and the standard of moral value. Whether that group is a dictator’s gang, the nation, society, the race, (the) god(s), the majority, the community, the tribe, etc., is irrelevant — the point is that man in principle is a sacrificial victim, whose only value is his ability to sacrifice his happiness for the will of the “group”.

What is the opposite of collectivism?
The opposite of collectivism is individualism. Individualism declares that each and every man, may live his own life for his own happiness, as an end to himself. Politically, the result of such as principle is capitalism: a social system where the individual does not live by permission of others, but by inalienable right.

– FAQs
Accessed on March 31, 2008

Now that you know what Communism, oops, I mean collectivism is, you will know what to look for as you read the interview linked below that Barack Obama gave just 10 years ago…

Here are just two of the more audacious quotes from the interview;

[One Quick Note; As I was reading this, before posting this piece on my blog, I thought to myself, “Wow, the title of Obama’s book was really like a freudian slip wasn’t it. Obama and his closest supporters actually had the “Audacity to Hope”, that people wouldn’t realize the true content of his character in a National Campaign. The Democrats really messed this one up allowing him to get this far – unless this is what they all believe! I guess we shouldn’t be surprised really… A quote of Maya Angelou’s came to my attention in the last few days, she said (paraphrased) Believe somebody when they show you who they are… the FIRST time.]

Anyone familiar with Star Trek will identify the first quote of Obama’s as sounding eerily familiar to the Borg! Automatons without thoughts of their own, with no desire, but that of the collective. Does Barack imagine himself some come-to-life version of the Borg Queen?

Obama on Individualism, vs. Collective thought, action and deed…
Borg Drone from Star Trek In America,” Obama says, “we have this strong bias toward individual action. You know, we idolize the John Wayne hero who comes in to correct things with both guns blazing. But individual actions, individual dreams, are not sufficient. We must unite in collective action, build collective institutions and organizations.”

– Barack Obama,
Interview with the Chicago Reader, 1995

Obama on the Million Man March, which he attended:
Historically, African-Americans have turned inward and towards black nationalism whenever they have a sense, as we do now, that the mainstream has rebuffed us, and that white Americans couldn’t care less about the profound problems African-Americans are facing

– Barack Obama,
Interview with the Chicago Reader, 1995

Please go to Nice Deb’s Blog to read the rest of the interview…

OH, WAIT!!! I almost forgot! What about Hillary, you say?

In case you think I’m just slammin’ Obama, please consider the following – Hillary is no different than Barack. She just has a different name for describing the good Democrats that she has met along the campaign trail. She describes them as good “Communitarians“. [Communitarianism is basically the same as collectivism, denial of all forms of self, in the pursuit of the benefit of the whole, with no thought to the goodness of invidualism. In other words, denying our God-given freedom of thought even for the good of the majority.]

“I was shocked when I learned Iowa and Mississippi have never elected a woman governor, senator or member of Congress,” Clinton told the paper. “There has got to be something at work here. How can Iowa be ranked with Mississippi? That’s not the quality. That’s not the communitarianism, that’s not the openness I see in Iowa.”

– Hillary Clinton, stated to the Des Moines Register,
October 2007, while campaigning in Iowa during the Primaries

Now, you may say Communitarianism is the opposite of libertarianism, and you may be right, but it is also the enemy ideologically to the United States as a Freedom Loving Constitutional Republic! We were not set up as a Socialist/Communist government. Which is the TRUE agenda of both Collectivism, and Communitarianism. And those who say, either ignorantly, or dishonestly that it’s not would end up paving the way for those who recognize it as such, and destroy our country along the way.

Conservatism, Individualism, Capitalism, and its friends in philosophical ideology are what’s best about the United States and what has made this country the most free in the world. We cannot let Collectivists, Communitarians, Socialists, and Communists oppress us like they have millions of other poor unfortunate souls across the world (See the Former Soviet Union (USSR), Stalin, Mao Tse Tung, Fidel Castro, etc…) and are doing to this day (see China, Chavez/Venezuela, Kim Jong Il/North Korea).

Thanks to “Nice Deb“, who brings news of the interview to the blogosphere, and to “Jet Jaguar” over on who notified me of the posting of this expose at Ace of Spades.

UPDATE – April 21, 2008:

Several have written requesting the URL of the original article at the Chicago Reader.
Please accept my apologies for not including it initially in this post:

DeZutter, Hank, “What Makes Obama Run“, The Chicago Reader, December 8, 1995,, accessed on April 21, 2008

9 Responses to “Obama Exposed – 1995 Interview Proves him a Collectivist”

  1. citizenwells said

    Obama was absent from the Illinois Senate
    on November 4, 1999. His name was on 2 bills
    mentioned during that session.
    Does anyone know where Obama was on November 4?

  2. citizenwells said

    Good job!

  3. Konrad said

    Whatever you call them, they’re all just commies to me…

  4. I searched the Chicago Reader for over 1/2 hour I couldn’t find a 1995 interview with Obama.. I saw an article where he said the word “collective” actions of the community… I copy/pasted the entire article in Word and did a Edit/Find on the word “collectivism”. It appeared one time in someone’s post below the article about Obama..
    Could you give me the URL where I can find the interview and not something taken out of it and “quoted”.. I’d like to get to the source before I post it on my blog..

    Take a moment to look, I think you’ll find it one of the more orignial political sites with lots of videos, global warming, immigration, hydrogen fueled ICEngines to address our foreign oil dependency(transportation accounts for 70% of our total oil consumption as a “fuel source”)..

    Mine is an alternative site that is progressive in the classic sense of the word.. progressive as in an individual’s right to choose. What is now called a Libertarian.. even conservatives lose it in the debate between individuals and collective government…

    One last question, why does John Wayne and the use of guns used in every description of individual freedom I’ve heard from the socialists.. can’t they find another example? How about Wilbur and Orville Wright. .. or Henry Ford or John Glenn or so many of the self made men that led our country into the ability to fight the Japanese and Germans. It is what F.D.R. called, “the Arsenal of Democracy”.. where is simple American pride in that?
    What? Is it unsophisticated to be a proud American.. Don’t vote for Obama, or Hillary.. or John McCain.. just vote for your State representatives.. who ever is elected must deal with Congress first. We elect a congress more in tune with what we want, it doesn’t matter what the President does, he can only “suggest”…

    And why do politicians feel they must lie to be elected? Reagan didn’t.. he was so up front it hurt.. grin…

    I encourage everyone to go to and find out your representative’s voting record.. find out their contact info. .then contact them and speak up…

    May God Bless,
    Father O’Malley

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  6. For Father O’Malley and others who would like the direct URL for the interview. My apologies for not including it in my post originally. I wanted to make sure Deb got the credit by only linking to her original post, as she is the one who discovered the article and brought it to the “blogosphere”… 🙂

    Anyway, here is the link to the original article:
    DeZutter, Hank, “Why Makes Obama Run?”, The Chicago Reader, December 8, 1995

    Thanks for stopping by and reading my post everyone! I’m glad the truth about Obama is getting out there. Our country is at such risk from these socialists/communists. They are destroying the ideals of personal responsibility and freedom that made this country great. If we continue down this path there is no doubt that EVERYONE in our nation will suffer tremendously (not that some are not suffering already)…

  7. *”Why Makes Obama Run?” should be — “What Makes Obama Run?” Apologies for this mistake! It’s funny that we blog owners can’t edit our own comments! LOL I will edit the original post and include the link to the article there, too.

  8. […] Hussein Obama, is a Marxist.   As a Saul Alinsky proselyte – Obama holds to the doctrines of Collectivism, the Marx ideology that preaches ‘From each according to his ability TO each according to […]

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