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.
The longer wait to stand up for our rights and the more rights we cede, the harder it will be to get them back.
Biden voters looking for a collectivist utopia are probably ignorant of certain facts, particularly socialism's failures in the 20th century and the reasons for them.
We have an entire generation mostly ignorant of how destructive socialism was during the 20th century, and they vote that way.
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
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
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
We consider ourselves to be free citizens of a capitalist country operating in a free-market economy. How close we are to not being that much longer, to the extent we even still are, is enough to give one pause. Most of the components of a socialist America are already in place.