Better dead than red. How many remember this? No one? Okay, how ’bout, McCarthyism? Strike a chord? The root word of Communist is, commune. Everyone lives together in perfect harmony, as it’s also the root word of community. Everyone shares with everyone else, and all are equal, as everyone’s contributed something. Great in theory, anyway, but we all know how that worked out, right? Without getting into the politics of the 50’s, it boils downto, Socialism on steroids, and the USSR, or Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, collapsed under its own weight in the early 90’s. I could look up the exact date, but my mythical deadline is way past. In any case, see Animal Farm, and 1984, both by George Orwell.
Now, where were we? Well, as previously discussed, I’m always in Redondo Beach, except when I’m elsewhere, and we don’t know where you are. Well, you do, or at least you should. If you don’t, you need to go back to remedial Bulletproof Monk school.
Oh, and if you truly believe it’s ok to be unique, just like everybody else, you probably don’t need to read on. As you’ve already drank the metaphorical Koolaid downto the dregs. That’s right, you’re on dregs. There, I said it. Now it would seem that I’m simply typing to pad my word count, so, I might get to a point soon. Sooner if I could type faster.
See, the problem with Socialism, is it’s borderline Communist. And yet, there are those that are okay with it. The other problem is, it only works on a small scale, not in a macro environment, like a large country. Like Russia. Aside: I took two years of Russian Studies at ‘SC, but apparently, I had to give them back. The bigger names you hear about on the far left feel that since they have all the money, it doesn’t matter if they give some of it away in the name of higher taxes to provide for the less wealthy, simply because they wish to remain in power. Free money is a toxin, actually.
I was forming this thought mentioned in the title long before I read something similar to this story, which prompted me to write. The sad truth of the matter is, those that believed Communism was okay, are mostly the same people that have become environmentalist wackos. The whole Green movement is designed to make sure that those that have the power stay in power, and those that don’t have access to a wind farm, continue to pay for ‘inferior’ methods of power generation and consumption, at a higher rate, eventually pricing everyone out of the market, except for those that have indeed, gone Green.
The Law!!! will kick in at some point, as it inevitably does, and hopefully someone will call Bullshit, even though Penn & Teller probably already have. I think it was in the 3rd season, actually. I just hope we’re not too late….
Adjust Your Expectations Accordingly.