“Communism is not a reaction against the failure of the nineteenth century to organize optimal economic output. It is a reaction against its comparative success. It is a protest against the emptiness of economic welfare, an appeal to the ascetic in us all.” p. 91Keep in mind the Communism (aks socialism, liberalism, progressivism) is a belief system based on faith and assumptions. It is like any other religion, based ultimately on faith and assumptions. The assumption is that the ultimate reason for humanity to exist is to evolve into a Marxist state where everyone lives in equality and justice. That is fine but because they are fanatics, they believe that it is okay to kill millions in order to achieve this enlightenment. Don’t believe me? Then check out how many have been butchered by the Communist states of the world. Start with the Soviet Union, China and Cambodia. If that isn’t enough for you don’t waste any more time. You qualify as a Useful Idiot.
The Communist threat is still alive. Some would say it is being resurrected but in reality it never went away. It has festered in our universities and media. It has hunkered down in Russia. It has adjusted in China. It has gone chameleon on us but it has never gone away. As long as we have self righteous zealots who think they know what is best for us common folks the seeds will be alive among us. When you don’t have the power to starve peasants and shoot dissidents they get temporary relief by limiting our showers, downsizing our cars and turning out cities into centers of racism.
Charen, Mona. Useful Idiots. Washington, D.C.: Regnery, 2004.
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