Father Of ‘Moderate’ Pete Buttigieg Was Marxist Professor At Notre Dame Who ‘Spoke Fondly’ of Communist Manifesto

Feb 10, 2020 by

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

The Democrat Party and mainstream media are trying to convince Americans that Pete Buttigieg is the "moderate" choice in a crowded field of radical Democrat presidential candidates.

The Democrat Party and mainstream media are trying to convince Americans that Pete Buttigieg is the “moderate” choice in a crowded field of radical Democrat presidential candidates.

But just how “moderate” is the only child of Joseph Buttigieg, the foreign-born Marxist professor at Notre Dame University who dedicated his career to promoting Communism in America and died only days before Mayor Pete announced his bid to run as a presidential candidate?

The Washington Examiner reports: The 71-year-old father of only child 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.

Joseph and Pete Buttigieg embrace during the younger Buttigieg's successful mayoral campaign in South Bend, Indiana
Joseph and Pete Buttigieg embrace during the younger Buttigieg’s successful mayoral campaign in South Bend, Indiana

Joseph Buttigieg immigrated to the U.S. in the 1970s from Malta and in 1980 joined the University of Notre Dame faculty, where he taught modern European literature and literary theory. He supported an updated version of Marxism that jettisoned some of Marx and Engel’s more doctrinaire theories, though he was undoubtedly Marxist.

He was an adviser to Rethinking Marxism, an academic journal that published articles “that seek to discuss, elaborate, and/or extend Marxian theory,” and a member of the editorial collective of Boundary 2, a journal of postmodern theory, literature, and culture. He spoke at many Rethinking Marxism conferences and other gatherings of prominent Marxists.

In a 2000 paper for Rethinking Marxism critical of the approach of Human Rights Watch, Buttigieg, along with two other authors, refers to “the Marxist project to which we subscribe.”

Young Pete Buttigieg in conversation with his Marxist father.
Young Pete Buttigieg in conversation with his Marxist father.

In 1998, he wrote in an article for the Chronicle of Higher Education about an event in New York City celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Manifesto. He also participated in the event.

“If The Communist Manifesto was meant to liberate the proletariat, the Manifesto itself in recent years needed liberating from Marxism’s narrow post-Cold War orthodoxies and exclusive cadres. It has been freed,” he wrote.

Equity, environmental consciousness, and racial justice are surely some of the ingredients of a healthy Marxism. Indeed, Marxism’s greatest appeal — undiminished by the collapse of Communist edifices — is the imbalances produced by other sociopolitical governing structures,” Buttigieg wrote.

Pete Buttigieg, an only child, shared a close relationship with his father. In his memoir Shortest Way Home, Pete called his dad a “man of the left, no easy thing on a campus-like Notre Dame’s in the 1980s.”

He wrote that while he did not understand his parents’ political discussions as a young child, “the more I heard these aging professors talk, the more I wanted to learn how to decrypt their sentences, and to grasp the political backstory of the grave concerns that commanded their attention and aroused such fist-pounding dinner debate.”

The elder Buttigieg was best known as one of the world’s leading scholars of Gramsci.

Gramsci thought cultural change was critical to dismantling capitalism. Nevertheless, although critical of certain aspects of Bolshevism, Gramsci endorsed Vladimir Lenin’s “maximalist” politics and identified within the Leninist faction of the Italian communists. He went to Moscow in 1922 as the official representative of the Italian Communist Party and returned home to lead the resistance against Italy’s Prime Minister Benito Mussolini, on the orders of Lenin, while his new wife and children stayed in the USSR

The South Bend Tribune wrote about the death of Buttigieg’s father. Curiously, in their lengthy and glowing obituary, they never mentioned he was a communist or that much of his life was dedicated to pushing communism in America.

Source: Father Of ‘Moderate’ Pete Buttigieg Was Marxist Professor At Notre Dame Who ‘Spoke Fondly’ of Communist Manifesto – News Punch

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    Igor Stankawitz

    Pete Buttgiggle is a smooth talker but anyone investigating his background will realize he has a bizarre background of being a faggot, and of communist indoctrination by his father.

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    Sofia Barsimantov

    Americans beware! You will be destroying the most beautiful country in the world, the only bastion of democracy left in the
    universe, I know it because I come from the most horrendous example of what communism does to a beautiful and progressive country, Cuba

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