Could Mayor Pete Secretly Be More Radical Than Bernie?

Could Mayor Pete Secretly Be More Radical Than Bernie? By Roger Simon.

Pete Buttigieg is … now ahead in the delegate count.

But is he really a moderate? Could he actually be as radical as Sanders or (gasp!) even further left?

While many are skeptical of his limited experience as mayor of a small city, few have bored down ideologically, let alone asked that question.

This is perplexing considering Pete Buttigieg is what we used to call a “red diaper baby” (born into a communist family).

Yes, being a red diaper baby doesn’t mean you are red yourself. Many have gone in the other direction, David Horowitz being a well known example. But the old conundrum remains: how far has the apple fallen from the tree?

In the case of Mayor Pete, that tree was his father Joseph Buttigieg who died shortly before his son announced for the presidency. Who was Joseph? The Washington Examiner wrote back in April 2019:

“The father of Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg was a Marxist professor who spoke fondly of the Communist Manifesto and dedicated a significant portion of his academic career to the work of Italian Communist Party founder Antonio Gramsci, an associate of Vladimir Lenin.

Father’s interest in Gramsci was more than a mild, “academic” one:

“[Joseph] Buttigieg was a founding member and president of the International Gramsci Society, an organization that aims to ‘facilitate communication and the exchange of information among the very large number of individuals from all over the world who are interested in Antonio Gramsci’s life and work and in the presence of his thought in contemporary culture.’” …

The man who shaped modern leftism and your world

So just who was Antonio Gramsci? … There are few political thinkers more important in our time. … The Italian Marxist was among those Leninists who were frustrated by the slow pace the recalcitrant “workers of the world” were taking in “throwing off their chains.” He theorized the better approach to revolution, to an ideal communist society, was through the careful organization and efforts of what we now call “elites.” Revolution should be top down.

Gramsci called his system “the march through the institutions”—that is, the media, entertainment, the bureaucracies, the academy, and so forth

Sound familiar? Anything like the United States in 2020? …

If you wanted to change today’s America, to bend it inexorably to socialism, scientific or not, would you choose Bernie Sanders’ conventional, in-your-face, “workers of the world unite” method or a more subtle approach that involved slowly co-opting the institutions of our country, from the educational system to, sadly, religion?

This pertinent factoid about Pete Buttigieg will be shared with you by the mainstream media any moment now … waiting …