May 23, 1985.
The campus newspaper: the Amherst Student.
The much dismissed article written by now Delaware Senate candidate Chris Coons that bore the title: “Chris Coons: The Making of a Bearded Marxist.”
(A serious hat tip to Dan Riehl over at Riehl World View.)
Now the title of this article has been bandied about in a few media quarters, only to be laughed at and dismissed. Coons himself leads us to believe that he was just joshing.
The problem? No one is taking the time to really read the contents of the article and connect it to what’s going on right this minute in American politics.
As mentioned earlier this week, if what Christine O’Donnell did in high school is important, than what we have here is a very disturbing look at the mind of a man who now thinks he’s entitle to a seat in the United States Senate.
Here’s Chris Coons on Chris Coons:
“The point that others ignore is that I was ready to change. Experiences at Amherst my first two years made me skeptical and uncomfortable with Republicanism…”
“Kenya provided a needed catalyst; …I studied under a bright and eloquent Marxist professor at the University of Nairobi…”
“Some of the ‘Leftists’ that I met were terrifyingly persuasive, although I never admitted that.”
“…several professors challenged the basic assumptions about America and world relations with which I had grown up…and undermined the accepted value of progress and the cultural superiority of the West.”
“I came to suspect…that the ideal of America as ‘a beacon of freedom and justice, providing hope for the world’ was not exactly based on reality.”
“What do other nations think of us? Can private enterprise and democracy solve the problems of developing nations? Is Marxism an evil ideology, leading millions into totalitarian slavery? These were some of the questions in the back of my mind…”
“I realize that Kenya and America are very different, but experiences like this warned me that my own favorite beliefs in the miracles of free enterprise and the boundless opportunities to be had in America might be largely untrue.”
In short then, Chris Coons the Senate candidate is determined to get to the Senate and be an agent of the Obama radical redistributionist agenda.
And the person that stands in the way is Christine O’Donnell.
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