Posts Tagged ‘marxism’
That basic truth cannot be repeated often enough. That figure comes from left-wing historians in France. If you thought totalitarianism would fade away after the Cold War, think again. North Korea keeps concentration camps for 200,000 people, according to recent satellite photos. The moral difference among Hitler, Stalin, and the Kims is zilch, zero, nada. There are no moral distinctions among willful mass murderers.
Liberals never seem to get that elementary point.
As Paul Johnson points out in his crucial book, Intellectuals, prominent Western professors and media heroes consciously enabled mass murder all over the Nazi-Marxist world. They still do. That is knowing, criminal collusion in murder on an unimaginable scale.
Big-name philosophers in England and France supported both Hitler and Stalin — a sort of serial mass murder-enabling racket. Paul Johnson’s book is an essential read.
But liberals everywhere are in denial about the new totalitarianism, which is exactly like the old totalitarianism.
Read more by James Lewis at The American Thinker
The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression is a book authored by several European academics and edited by Stéphane Courtois, which describes a history of repressions, both political and civilian, by Communist states, including genocides, extrajudicial executions, deportations, and artificial famines. The book was originally published in 1997 in France under the title Le Livre noir du communisme: Crimes, terreur, répression by Éditions Robert Laffont. In the United States it is published by Harvard University Press.
Happy May Day!
In this Holy Week of Easter, one of the socialist communiqués destined for my “Know Thy Enemy” email folder was a promotion for a new “award-winning” film, “Jesus was a Commie.” The film was described as “an avant-garde conversation about critical social issues,” and it supports the errant pop-thesis that Jesus advocated socialism.
As absurd as that title is, liberal atheists and too many well-meaning but chronically nescient Christians regularly assert that the communist doctrines of Karl Marx equate with the teachings of Jesus Christ — that the central message of Christianity supports socialism.
Read more By Mark Alexander at patriotpost.us
Note to America: There is no “Social Security Trust Fund.” Deceitful politicians on both sides of the aisle stole those trillions long ago to fund more and more welfare scams. Secondly, the biggest two Ponzi schemes will soon run out of money – Medicare (by 2024) and Social Security (by 2035) – meaning both programs will be bankrupt (collapse) 10-15 years sooner than the so-called experts’ “project.”
For a Ponzi scheme to be successful in politics and economics it must exploit three tendencies of human nature: 1) envy (I desire what you have); 2) greed (I will do whatever it takes to get what you have); and 3) willful ignorance (I didn’t know that minus defense [20 percent], 61 percent of America’s debt is entitlements and mandatory welfare spending predicated on the Ponzi scheme of the federal government stealing money from one group of people (the rich) through regulation, Marxism and unconstitutional taxation and giving it to another group of people (middle class and poor) who didn’t earn it and doesn’t constitutionally deserve it.
Watch for later posts this week: Six blockbuster questions from this article.
The question of Constitutionality increasingly appears to be off the table when it comes to debating major fiscal issues.
by Robert Ringer, personalliberty.com, 6/07/2011
While some conservative commentators are on the right side of most issues, they are careful to stay “in bounds.” The last thing in the world any political pundit wants is to be seen as an extremist by his colleagues.
Recently, I watched a panel of think-tank experts debate how best to solve our country’s fiscal problems. What caught my attention was that no one — not even the free-enterprise spokesmen from the ultra-conservative Heritage Foundation and the Free Enterprise Institute — so much as alluded to the unConstitutionality of any of the myriad government programs that have caused these problems.
What does this mean? Simply that the far left in this country has, for all practical purposes, already succeeded in fundamentally transforming America, regardless of who the next President is. The problem is that even though many conservatives are experts when it comes to debating the factual side of fiscal issues, they seem to accept — by default — the false premise that government transfer-of-wealth programs are Constitutional.