To Reagan, and many of his generation, communism, and socialism equaled slavery-- not to a particular person, but to the state. What would the people of that era not so long ago make of the acceptance of Marxism and of collectivism we see among so many today?
Will they, should the leftist have their way, and establish some sort of socialist or neo-fascist state be reduced to fighting for their homeland, with not much cause to spill a drop of blood for whatever collectivist ideology takes the place of individual freedom? What would be the rallying cry used to motivate persons to pick up arms in such a place? “FOR EQUITY!”? “FOR THE COLLECTIVE GOOD!”? or “DEATH TO THE INDIVIDUALISTS!”?
We should not surrender our values, let them surrender their values of victimhood, collectivism, and cultural Marxism, and reunite with us under a common flag, the American flag.
How do the left and the right balance the risk vs. reward ratio? In what other ways can we contrast the approaches of the left and right on both the macro and micro levels.