With the cry of “A spectre is haunting Europe - the spectre of Communism”, Karl Marx began the largest killing spree in human history as radical revolutionists began murdering and imprisoning people who didn’t agree with them and who opposed losing personal freedom as the radicals took control of everything and silenced any opposition.
The totalitarian political structure we now call Communism was thought to be inevitable by its founders, who predicted that the revolution would automatically arise from poor people living without enough food and having insufficient income to support their families. But it was quickly discovered that this “inevitable” movement took a lot of organizing as too many people opposed losing their personal liberties to a hand full of radical, ruthless mobsters.
But in spite of the lessons of history, the 2019 Democrats, both those candidates seeking the presidential nomination and those hangers-on in the leftist press and on college campuses, all of whom seem to want the things that Marx wrote about, are a whole new entity from old Karl’s ideas.
The vast majority of Americans today are satisfied with their lives and are pleased with the turn-around resulting from President Trump’s economic policies, that have proven that the big government structure of Barack Obama’s anti-American scheming was not working and was just plain bad policy.
The Democrat leaders pushing today’s new Communism are not the poverty-stricken peons of Marx’s dream, but are wealthy and often have influential lives and important jobs, unlike the organizers in Karl Marx’s era, yet they still complain about the wealth and happiness they see around them, and want to destroy in this great nation.
The followers of the Democrats’ new Communist movement are more likely to be students who are attending the top universities, something Marx could not have conceived of, and members of the press, who themselves are getting rich from telling lies about President Trump and reporting on the imaginary excesses of our military and our nation’s police forces, and who weep about the terrible plight of America’s well-heeled university students.
So what happens when members of the ruling class of society begin screaming for free stuff and government give-away schemes while complaining about the cost of an education which they freely entered into? After all, the reason for the high cost of education is the greed, selfishness and grasping corruption of the elite leftists who run the colleges and universities that are breaking the economic backs of students who fear they may never be able to pay off the loans they undertook for what appears to be a worthless education, all of which financial distress was aided and abetted by the leftist Obama administration with their takeover of student loans in America.
But all of the above corruption has fed the anger of the students, which has brought us to the political impasse we are witnessing today.
Not mentioned so far in this piece is the horrible education our young people are getting at all levels of education, private and public, in which they are not taught the lessons of history and how fortunate we all are to be living in this nation at this time. Nor is there any serious, critical discussion of the farce of warming/change that is causing young people to be misled by the likes of fools such as Bernie Sanders and AOC, which reinforces the intolerance of the left and makes them believe that the comfortable lives Americans share is destroying the world in which we live.
The most simple and innocent efforts of the citizens of America are being lied about and misrepresented by our leftist elites, and the mistakes of history, which have destroyed millions of lives (led by leftists like Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Castro, Pol Pot and others) are not being studied nor discussed, which causes today’s young leftists to be completely ignorant and intolerant of any position that they don’t understand, and concerning which they will not listen.
So with a lack of historical perspective and little or no discussion about how leaders like Bernie and AOC would eventually deprive every citizen of the things granted in our constitution, our nation drifts toward third-world poverty, self-centeredness and chaos, while the truth coming from a president like Donald Trump goes unheeded and ignored by the radical left.
And, of course, the radical left uses the rights assured them by the constitution to prevent peaceful citizens from exercising their equally assured rights, such as free speech on a college campus. So these Democrats, who are bent on being dictators, never stop to consider that they may not have all of the answers to society’s problems, and they proceed to make things worse, not only for themselves, but for society in general.
One is reminded of the old automobile commercial that said that today‘s new cars “are not your father’s Oldsmobile”, which ad can now be turned around to remind American citizens that “the new Democrat revolutionaries are not your father’s Marxism, they’re much worse”.