The Next Phase of Obama’s “Permanent Revolution”
By Cliff Kincaid
Back in 2008, Trevor Loudon and I exposed the Marxist roots of Barack Hussein Obama, including his relationship with Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis. We released this information before he was elected to his first term. My group America’s Survival then published three books on Obama. Fifteen years later, it is starting to dawn on some people that Obama was indeed a Marxist. Consider Jamie Glazov’s new book, Barack Obama’s True Legacy: How He Transformed America.
But the transformation continues. Our book on Obama’s Permanent Revolution explains where all of this is heading. We can see it in the drugs flooding into our communities, some of it exported by China and the Mexican cartels, and some of it homegrown, in the form of “cannabis” sales designed to generate tax dollars and votes. But something “new” is coming down the pike, though I predicted it.
Ten years ago I wrote, “Progressives Now Want ‘Psychedelic Medicine,” and events are proceeding at a rapid pace. It won’t be long before you can take LSD and other psychedelic drugs, perhaps under the watchful and approving eye of the government.
As I noted in the 2013 article on LSD as “medicine,” a key Obama supporter by the name of Ashawna Hailey was a pioneer in the field of psychedelics, as well as transgenderism. Ashawna Hailey was once a “he.” Shawn Hailey was born a man, but changed his gender to female and his name to Ashawna.
Obama was a member of the Choom Gang, a group of heavy pot smokers, and open to experimentation of various kinds.
We are witnessing the re-emergence of MK-Ultra, once a secret CIA experiment on humans using LSD, being given the official seal of government approval by liberal elites financed by big money. A Bloomberg reporter examined this movement, which recently met in the International Church of Cannabis in Denver.
In Maryland, the new governor, Wes Moore, made most of his fortune through Green Thumb Industries, a marijuana business, and is presiding over legalization of the weed.
In the first phase, on a national basis, Big Tobacco is being transformed into Big Marijuana. Consider the report by Reuters news agency that Cronos, the cannabis producer backed by cigarette maker Altria Group, is exploring a sale to Curaleaf Holdings, the largest marijuana company in the world which was initially financed by a Russian billionaire, Roman Abramovich. Altria says “the emerging global cannabis sector” is “poised for rapid growth over the next decade.”
Smoking cigarettes, of course, causes cancer, suffering and death. My own mother died from lung cancer after smoking for decades. My father smoked for years but then gave up the habit. But marijuana, with some of the same carcinogens, is now given the seal of approval because it generates a “high” acceptable to the liberal elites who want to leave people in a brain-damaged fog capable of being directed into “progressive” causes.
Marijuana is already all over the country, in its legal or illegal forms, with the legal market the result of the success of the Russian-financed Curaleaf company, generating profits and taxes for politicians in many states. Meanwhile, we have learned more about how the communist Chinese are funding “illegal” pot operations in America -- in such states as “conservative” Oklahoma. Last year four people were shot and killed at a Chinese-sponsored marijuana growing operation in Oklahoma. The dead were Chinese nationals.
So the Russians have cornered the "legal" part while the Chinese go after the "illegal" market.
Sadly, in a major embarrassment, some Trump supporters involved in January 6 are turning out to be potheads.
After I wrote an article about how the Russian financier Abramovich was behind Curaleaf, I got a response from a Trump supporter who claimed it was no big deal, and that smoking pot is healthy. “Both my step mother and her husband were committed pot heads and grew their own. Marijuana needs to be completely decriminalized…” he said.
Marijuana is still illegal under federal law.
Equally significant, he referred to a family member who was involved in the January 6 "insurrection" and was also a pothead.
This individual was sentenced to three months in jail after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge for breaching the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
One article referred to this person eventually “going to prison on significantly more serious charges,” after federal investigators executed a search warrant at his home in February 2021 and seized seven firearms, more than 10,000 rounds of ammunition, and marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Two of the guns were loaded.
This led to even more research, finding out that this wasn’t the only marijuana user present at the Capitol on January 6. I found a USA Today article about those arrested that day and discovered several people whose motivation that day was to smoke dope in the U.S. Capitol.
One case involved Eduardo Nicolas Alvear Gonzalez, a “Doobie Smoker” and “self-employed social media influencer.”
Gonzalez was listed on the “American Gulag” website, as if he were an innocent “political prisoner,” having “live streamed a video of himself inside the Capitol” and “was allegedly smoking marijuana inside the Capitol Rotunda.” One video of that conduct is still available on YouTube.
It’s safe to say the charges are more than “alleged” when he pleaded guilty and pictures and video showed him smoking dope. His own sentencing memorandum stated, “The sum total of what he did inside amounted to recording and smoking marijuana in the Rotunda.”
When Trump supporters in effect endorse Obama’s “Permanent Revolution” by smoking pot in front of the cameras, you know the legacy of our first Marxist president has had a lasting impact. It remains to be seen whether Obama’s revolution can be stopped in its tracks now that acceptance of mind-altering drugs is affecting Trump supporters who should know better.
But if Trump himself wants to change the direction of the country under Obama’s vice-president, he should begin by advising his supporters to give up drugs, go to rehab, and get sober. Only then will we have a fighting chance to survive the communist revolution Obama started.