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Old 30th April 2012, 05:57 PM   #1
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"Forward", a phrase clearly associated with Marxism & Socialism?

Saw this on the Google News listing:

Obama’s New Campaign Slogan’s Historical Ties to Marxism, Socialism

Apparently, "forward" as a slogan means you are a Marxist Socialist. Now this is Fox Nation, the even nuttier version of the Fox News website. So there is that.

EDIT: I suppose "onward" is the capitalist phrase. As in "onward Christian soldiers!"

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Old 30th April 2012, 05:59 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by daenku32 View Post
Saw this on the Google News listing:

Obama’s New Campaign Slogan’s Historical Ties to Marxism, Socialism

Apparently, "forward" as a slogan means you are a Marxist Socialist. Now this is Fox Nation, the even nuttier version of the Fox News website. So there is that.

EDIT: I suppose "onward" is the capitalist phrase. As in "onward Christian soldiers!"
Interesting, that is Wisconsins motto.
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Old 30th April 2012, 06:12 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by daenku32 View Post
Saw this on the Google News listing:

Obama’s New Campaign Slogan’s Historical Ties to Marxism, Socialism

Apparently, "forward" as a slogan means you are a Marxist Socialist. Now this is Fox Nation, the even nuttier version of the Fox News website. So there is that.

EDIT: I suppose "onward" is the capitalist phrase. As in "onward Christian soldiers!"
It doesn't get more paranoid and stupid. Idiots.
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I work for a bank. Our motto translates as "forward" ("Adelante!").

I had no idea we were secretly one of those Marxist Socialist banks.
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Old 30th April 2012, 06:42 PM   #6
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Goddammit. Just... ****.

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I always thought if Obama was really clever he would use the theme from Shaft as his music. I'm not even an Obama fan and I think that would be badass
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Beat me to it
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Old 1st May 2012, 02:30 AM   #10
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So, all armies around the world are communist? When soldiers are ordered to "Forward march!", they are being given communist orders. Makes perfect sense to me.
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Yeah, this calls for. . .

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Not just any kind of socialism, but National Socialism.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_z_pHUKajc

It's even got a youth angle.
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This is really stupid.
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Originally Posted by daenku32 View Post
Saw this on the Google News listing:

Obama’s New Campaign Slogan’s Historical Ties to Marxism, Socialism

Apparently, "forward" as a slogan means you are a Marxist Socialist. Now this is Fox Nation, the even nuttier version of the Fox News website. So there is that.

EDIT: I suppose "onward" is the capitalist phrase. As in "onward Christian soldiers!"
Whoever is claiming that is ridiculous if that is really what they claimed.
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Originally Posted by eeyore1954 View Post
Whoever is claiming that is ridiculous if that is really what they claimed.
Do you think the website in the link is fake?
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So, all armies around the world are communist? When soldiers are ordered to "Forward march!", they are being given communist orders. Makes perfect sense to me.
Especially if the command left face is given first!?
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I kind of wish that Obama would run into a burning building and save three children from certain death. I am fascinated by the idea that Fox Nation would claim that saving children is Marxist.
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Originally Posted by eeyore1954 View Post
Especially if the command left face is given first!?
In most Commonwealth armies we start with "By the left, quick march"
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Originally Posted by Border Reiver View Post
In most Commonwealth armies we start with "By the left, quick march"
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Do you think the website in the link is fake?
No I made no judgement about whether it was true or not. Many times articles do appear on the web that are not true so I added that disclaimer. I didn't bother to see who said it or where.
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No I made no judgement about whether it was true or not. Many times articles do appear on the web that are not true so I added that disclaimer. I didn't bother to see who said it or where.
This was your comment:
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Whoever is claiming that is ridiculous if that is really what they claimed.
Had you clicked on the link you would known.

1. Who claimed it
2. What they claimed.

Then maybe you could have provided an informed response.
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I work for a bank. Our motto translates as "forward" ("Adelante!").

I had no idea we were secretly one of those Marxist Socialist banks.
No, that's only one of at least a dozen meanings for adelante. It's widely used for many situations.
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No, that's only one of at least a dozen meanings for adelante. It's widely used for many situations.
Only idiomatically, just as "forward" is used for a wide array of meanings in English. Literally, it translates as "forward," or maybe "ahead." It has obvious application when applied in a broad business/political sense. I think it would be safe to say that it is a more or less direct (idiomatic and literal) translation of the word "forward."
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The largest daily Jewish newspaper in the USA is also titled "Forward".

Jews really supported Stalin? Who knew?!
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The largest daily Jewish newspaper in the USA is also titled "Forward".

Jews really supported Stalin? Who knew?!
Bad example, actually...The Jewish Daily Forward was originally Forvirtz, a radical, socialist, Yiddish-language paper. Today, the Forward's politics are more mainline liberal. (The Yiddish version is still printed, but like the English daily, is more of a "general interest" paper rather than socialist propaganda.)
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Another dirty commie:

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I kind of wish that Obama would run into a burning building and save three children from certain death. I am fascinated by the idea that Fox Nation would claim that saving children is Marxist.
Not Marxist, just criminal action: trespassing and kidnapping to start, get them impeachments a-goin'

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I heard he used the word "the", too, and so did some communists in 1928 in a little village outside Paris.
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Not Marxist, just criminal action: trespassing and kidnapping to start, get them impeachments a-goin'

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I can see their point. And I think the GOP should immediatley retaliate by claiming "BACKWARDS!" as their slogan.
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I can see their point. And I think the GOP should immediatley retaliate by claiming "BACKWARDS!" as their slogan.
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Especially if the command left face is given first!?
Oooooh! That's good!
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If you're going to post disgusting pictures like this, could you please warn us first.
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Wikipedia has an entire section called "Forward (generic name of socialist publications)."

This article is being considered for deletion now - since yesterday. The commies are trying to cover their tracks.
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Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war!
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This article is being considered for deletion now - since yesterday. The commies are trying to cover their tracks.
Yep. Props to BO for the first term slogan of Hope and change. That one dialed in to what people wanted to hear. "Forward", besides being boring, does have a history with socialism. The person/committee didn't do their due diligence.
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Yep. Props to BO for the first term slogan of Hope and change. That one dialed in to what people wanted to hear. "Forward", besides being boring, does have a history with socialism. The person/committee didn't do their due diligence.
Yes, socialist organizations like:
http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/...forward_b36011
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Yes, socialist organizations like:
http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/...forward_b36011
Sure, there are plenty of examples of non-socialist use of that term. Yet there is no denying that, "In the English translation, the term Forward has carried a special meaning as a title for several socialist, or left-leaning periodical publications"

Bad choice even besides the socialist connection.
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Sure, there are plenty of examples of non-socialist use of that term. Yet there is no denying that, "In the English translation, the term Forward has carried a special meaning as a title for several socialist, or left-leaning periodical publications"

Bad choice even besides the socialist connection.
In American English, not the translation, the term 'forward' does not carry any specific socialist connotation.
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