(A) The following is a list of demands:
- 1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
3. Abolition of all right of inheritance.
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
5. Centralisation of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.
6. Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
8. Equal liability of all to labour. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equitable distribution of the population over the country.
10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children's factory labour in its present form and combination of education with industrial production.
(B) Implementing the above "would, as believed by Marx and Engels, be a precursor to the stateless and classless society."
(C) What were the means?
-organize the workers and beat up the bourgeoisie
-somehow impose the above demands using an organization which is not a State but is a State (?)
-somehow get rid of that organization
-PROFIT (end goal of the classless society realized)
Obama cannot accurately be described as a Marxist because:
(A) his goals do not fit all of the above demands in that list,
(B) his ultimate goal is not a stateless/classless society (it's another 4 years as president, managing a political capitalist society, then enjoying the future income and prestige that follows)
(C) lolwut. No way is that similar to Obama's current means of using/working within the state in order to implement his policies.