There is an email thread going around claiming that Obama is working from within to surreptitiously turn the U.S. into a socialist/Marxist state. The article was written by a classmate of Obama's at Columbia (class of 1983), Wayne Allyn Root (also the Libertarian Party's VP candidate for president). According to Snopes.com, Root didn't actually know Obama--Root says few did. The idea seems plausible, well, plausible to me.
Here is an excerpt from the article, first published by the Las Vegas Review-Journal: Rahm Emanuel cynically said, "You never want a crisis to go to waste." It is now becoming clear that the crisis he was referring to is Barack Obama's presidency.
"Obama is no fool. He is not incompetent. To the contrary, he is brilliant. He knows exactly what he's doing. He is purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy to create systemic failure, economic crisis and social chaos -- thereby destroying capitalism and our country from within.
"Barack Obama is my college classmate (Columbia University, class of '83). As Glenn Beck correctly predicted from day one, Obama is following the plan of Cloward & Piven, two professors at Columbia University. They outlined a plan to socialize America by overwhelming the system with government spending and entitlement demands. Add up the clues below. Taken individually they're alarming. Taken as a whole, it is a brilliant, Machiavellian game plan to turn the United States into a socialist/Marxist state with a permanent majority that desperately needs government for survival ... and can be counted on to always vote for bigger government. Why not? They have no responsibility to pay for it."
The comments on the article on the Review-Journal website are also entertaining. I wonder: Can Root's analysis be correct? Judging from Obama's actions, it certainly is plausible. What do you think? Is this Root guy paranoid? Or are we really on the road to serfdom?