Yesterday Rush Limbaugh mentioned that another occupant of the clown car they call the Democrat presidential primary had shocked his fellow Democrats.
He was talking about Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana. He managed to raise $7 million, which is a shocking number for a newbie. It’s right up there with their beloved Beto. But this guy’s young, gay and has a husband. You can imagine how the virtue signaling youths’ hearts skip a beat.
I was ready to dismiss his cause as hopeless until I ran across a facebook posting from a young man in his upper 30s that I know. He was delighted with Buttigieg; he rejoiced that there was someone under 70 to vote for on the Dem side. He was so impressed he donated money for the first time and promised to volunteer for the guy.
I wondered if this satisfied some need for firsts. He had voted for the first black president, the first woman and now the prospect of a gay guy was just overwhelmingly self satisfying.
But get a load of who Buttigieg is.
According to the Washington Examiner, Buttigieg’s dad was a Marxist. Yep, a full believing Communist 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.”
In other words, Mayor Pete is a red diaper baby. Awash with Marxist thought throughout his childhood, Pete probably doesn’t fall far from the family tree.
Joseph Buttigieg, who died in January at the age of 71, immigrated to the U.S. in the 1970s from Malta and in 1980 joined the University of Notre Dame faculty, where he taught modern European literature and literary theory…
He was an adviser to Rethinking Marxism, an academic journal that published articles “that seek to discuss, elaborate, and/or extend Marxian theory,” and a member of the editorial collective of Boundary 2, a journal of postmodern theory, literature, and culture.
“Equity, environmental consciousness, and racial justice are surely some of the ingredients of a healthy Marxism. Indeed, Marxism’s greatest appeal — undiminished by the collapse of Communist edifices — is the imbalances produced by other sociopolitical governing structures,” Buttigieg wrote.
Paul Kengor, a professor at Grove City College and an expert in communism and progressivism, said Buttigieg was among a group of leftist professors who focused on injecting Marxism into the wider culture.
“They’re part of a wider international community of Marxist theorists and academicians with a particular devotion to the writings of the late Italian Marxist theorist Antonio Gramsci, who died over 80 years ago. Gramsci was all about applying Marxist theory to culture and cultural institutions — what is often referred to as a ‘long march through the institutions,’ such as film, media, and especially education,” Kengor told the Washington Examiner.
Pete Buttigieg, an only child, shared a close relationship with his father. In his memoir Shortest Way Home, Pete called his dad a “man of the left, no easy thing on a campus like Notre Dame’s in the 1980s.”
Pete wrote that his dad was supportive when he came out as gay. He and his husband bought a house in South Bend around the corner from his parents, which gave the couple “a good support network despite our work and travel schedules” when they decided to get a dog.
Buttigieg fits in with the other candidates like Sanders, Warren and Beto. They also love Marxism and Socialism.
It is distressing to think that any young people could endorse people who want to subvert our Constitution and turn this country into something very different than the Founders envisioned and that Americans have fought so hard to protect for centuries.
It’s a betrayal of the country in the most profound ways. They would deny it, but there is no denying the evil of Marxism, Communism and socialism. Just look at the millions killed by its implementation.
Don’t look for that to come up with youth. They don’t even know what it is or what happened.