Hat tip; Billy Beck This can’t get enough exposure;
Some of the people close to me are in effect communists. No; they don’t attend Party rallies and most of them don’t send money to The Party (though some do through their union dues and they may not even know it) but their underlying assumptions are the same. That’s all it takes. You don’t need to be a Firm Believer in the teachings of Brother Marx, carrying around the little red book, or even understand where your beliefs came from. You only need those underlying assumptions you acquired by default sometime in childhood, and just a little bit of envy, or resentment, or frustration, or anger, and plenty of reinforcement from those with whom you’ve chosen to surround yourself. The Party and it’s allies will then be free to do the rest, because you won’t notice until it’s too late. It all sounds fairly reasonable, even good, along the way, because “we all know that something has to be done”. Right? And that something is, as always, more government (less freedom).
Suckers. I can forgive the kids (most haven’t received a proper education) but what about you adults? Seriously.
It’s interesting. I was listening this weekend to a man who barely escaped with his life from Cuba. He said his parents supported Castro. All Castro wanted was justice after all (there was clearly a lack of justice in Cuba, pre revolution) and to serve the collective good of The People. His parents supported Castro wholeheartedly. That is, until the newly empowered communists came and took everything they had– everything his parents had worked for all their lives. I heard the same basic story directly from a famous musician who had escaped from Cuba by skipping out on his handlers while on tour in the U.S. You risk your life doing that. If the catch you, they kill you, or take you back to make an example out of you. The man I was listening to this weekend was in tears, trying to warn us that the same thing is happening here in the U.S., in this land of his Last Great Hope. They’re using same promises and the same rationale, using the same underlying assumptions, with the same goals right here and right now. If it succeeds it will have the same outcome. It always does. Only this time it’s global.
It has been said that being right is ok (sometimes) but being right too soon makes you a radical extremist.
What about being right too late? What does that make you? I ask you Progressives. You’ve grown up with the warning signs all around you, and now the warning signs have reached ear-splitting decibel levels. What does it make you if you’re right too late? Or does your anger or fear, or hatred, or disgust with the human race, prevent you from caring about the consequences? I know there are those who believe there are too many people on the planet already. Some people know what we’re headed for and they secretly long for it. For other Progressives– those who just want to live a good life and want what’s “best” for everyone; What does it make you when you’re right too late?