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"Forward (generic name of socialist publications)" Wikipedia Article has Been Deleted

One week after Obama selected "Forward" as his new slogan, Wikipedia has decided to delete an inconvenient article about the motto's deep-seated roots as a generic name of socialist publications.

Accepted argument to delete:
"There is little or no connection between the disparate publications of the same or similar name other than similar ideological outlooks."

It would seem that 16 months after the article's creation, these "similar ideological outlooks" suddenly became a liability just 3 days after Obama officially launched his re-election campaign on the birthday of Karl Marx.

The reasoning can for the deletion be found here.

An article about the Russian socialist league "Вперёд" - literally, "Forward" - still remains.



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Let's not pretend...

that connecting Obama's campaign slogan to the name of some obscure socialist publication is anything but a total stretch.

"Forward" is also a heavily-used word in corporate nonsense speak - moving forward, forward-looking, etc. So Obama's slogan is perfect: a bland, corporate slogan for a corporatist President.

I don't play, I commission the league.

It looks like they are discussing whether it should be deleted?

Apparently an Obambot thought it should be, lol.

“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till." -J.R.R. Tolkien

Australias current Prime Minister - Julia Gillard

Used the word forward as a key word during her campaign. She is from the left side of politics and was once a member of a communist organisation. I wonder if there is any connection.

Lord Acton, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1875 - "The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the People v. The Banks."

How long had it been up?

Is there a record of it before it was deleted?

It had been up for

16 months before deletion.