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Forward, Comrades! A May Day Journey Through the History of Obama’s Slogan

May 1, 2012
Joel B. Pollak, Right Side News
5/1/2012

Yesterday, the Obama campaign unveiled its new slogan, “Forward.” As we pointed out here at Breitbart News, the slogan borrows not just from left-wing cable network MNSBC’s “Lean Forward,” but also from decades of communist iconography.

The poster above, “Forward, to the Victory of Communism,” by Veniamin Briskin and Konstantin Ivanov (and available at auction here), is typical not only of Soviet propaganda but also of propaganda throughout the communist world, from the 19th century to the present.

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, for example, published several articles in 1844 in the pages of the short-lived Vorwärts! (“Forward!”), an important radical journal that was later emulated by communist and socialist publications throughout Europe.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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