LR Podcast #32: Who ‘topia? U-topia!

St. Thomas Moore had his Utopia, Marx and Engels had their Communist Manifesto. Though the latter is better known for the destructive nature of its implementation in this and the last century, it has a commonality with the other books mentioned: the necessity of authoritarianism. It is this need for an authoritarian form of government and a ruling class, either explicit as in the Republic or implicit as with Marx and Engels that binds most, if not all Utopian systems with each other.

My Initial Reaction to The Communist Manifesto

  I at long last, have bought and read a copy of The Communist Manifesto, by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Before now, I had only read quotes and brief excerpts from it. I was acquainted with it through commentary on it, but I knew once Democrats started to openly profess their socialist leanings I'd have … Continue reading My Initial Reaction to The Communist Manifesto

My May Day Message

Today the Venezuelan people are celebrating May Day by staging an uprising against a tyrannical Socialist regime. Why?  Because socialism sux. That fact won't stop people like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez from pushing socialism in this country to an economically and historically illiterate segment of the population. To those folks, my Mayday message … Continue reading My May Day Message

Movie Review: Death of a Nation

  The new movie Death of a Nation, by Dinesh D'Souza, is now out in theaters. Its main premise is that Donald Trump finds himself governing over an extremely divided nation, much as Abraham Lincoln did just before and during the Civil War. Like in his previous movies, the protagonists are the Republicans and conservatives. … Continue reading Movie Review: Death of a Nation