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Progressives

I just finished a very enlightening book by David Horowitz, Radical Son.  He was raised a communist and dedicated his life to leftist agendas, including defending the Black Panthers, until one of his own friends was killed at their hands.  That began his journey of “second thoughts” about the left and their blind defense of any means to achieve their ends, including withholding information about the known transmission of aids, resulting in the death of hundreds or even thousands, to defending totalitarian regimes like Castro and the Sandinistas, and the murderous Black Panthers.

It was most fascinating to read how the tactics of the early 60’s radicals have not changed at all.   One interesting quote was, “Lenin said that the object of a political argument was not to win a debate, but to wipe one’s political opponent from the face of the earth.”  Notice how that is still being used today?  If you disagree with the left, you are instantly branded a bigoted hate-monger.  I have even been personally threatened, as I know others have, who speak out for Biblical or Constitutional values.

Another observation was that many who were registered Communists in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, commonly referred to themselves as “Progressives”.  No one seemed to bat an eye when Hilary referred to herself  as a Progressive.  Coincidence?  I think not.

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Give Up Your Home for the “Common Good”?

I heard on a radio program yesterday about a group of people demanding that older people with larger homes than they need give them up so younger families can move into them. Nothing said about a purchase. It reminded me of a book I read about Stalinist Russia, THE WHISPERERS by Orlando Figes. It chronicles the murderous regime and how it forced people to become “whisperers” because you could be executed or sent to the labor camps for saying the wrong thing. One of the many diabolical ploys they used to break down the family unit was to “appropriate” large homes for “the people’s use”. They would force homeowners to allow maybe 10 or 12 families (perfect strangers) to move into their houses, with one extended family of parents, children, aunts, uncles, grandparents all crammed into ONE ROOM. They were bent on breaking down the family, destroying businesses and especially the farmers, who were religious and self-reliant. They did this through massive taxation and eventually outright theft of property. The goal was to make people totally dependent on the government. Read the book and see if it reminds you of any current events. I also highly recommend The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich von Hayek. Frightening warning written in the 40’s about how socialism ALWAYS leads to totalitarianism.
Check out my book list at the top of this page for other relevant books.

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