Several years ago during a friendly conversation with a family member who had just begun his college studies, the topic of governmental systems came up. Like many students his age, it became clear during our discussion that the principles of socialism and communism had caught his attention. It wasn't an all-out embrace of the ideology, but more of a curiosity. Pointing to the existence of billionaires living simultaneously in a society with a homelessness problem, it's easy to blame capitalism for oppressing the less fortunate, and to a young, malleable mind the argument may make sense. He clearly grasped the basic concepts of communism and had a solid understanding of its history. His thinking hit a major snag, however, when
Powderhorn Park, an older neighborhood consisting of upper-middle-class, white leftist families South Minneapolis, is a microcosm of what happens when leftist policies are actually implemented without restrictions. You may recall a New York Times article from a few weeks back that quoted local resident Mitchell Erickson as saying he regretted calling the police after a few young, black thugs held him at gunpoint while demanding his car keys. His - anyone's - natural response was dialing 9-1-1 and reporting the crime. However, because he has also accepted the narrative that blacks commit crimes because we call the police, or something to that effect, he chose not to cooperate with them. Did those young gangbangers go on to commit more violent crimes?
The "commies" are coming for America? Yeah, your joking, right? But I thought we defeated the evil USSR back in 1991, so why should we worry now? Well, it may be true that the USSR was defeated, or should we say they somewhat defeated themselves, the Marxist, communist, or socialist (communism-lite) ideologies lingers on. After all, the originators of these ideologies knew that the implementation would span the rises and falls of various state entities. In the 20th century, the world defeated "that" age of Marxist ideologies - both the communists and fascists (two peas in a pod). These ideologies are antithetical to our current Western Civilization that has been built and enjoyed. Unfortunately, Marxism is once again trying to raise its
“The economy, stupid” democrat strategist, James Carville has recently been making the pundit rodeo rounds. Carville made his name in liberal circles by his performance as lead strategist on Bill Clinton's 1992 Presidential Campaign. He has had stints on CNN and was co-host of Crossfire at one time, and has appeared as a political contributor on CNN and MSNBC. He has had a seat and a glass at the Clintonista's cocktail/cheerleading party for decades. Carville appeared on MSNBC,' Hardball,' with Chris Matthews to pass a Hail Mary for Candidate Michael Bennet, endorsing him for president in Democrat primary. The January endorsement is late in the game and Carville's strategy may be more about picking up additional Senate seats for Democrats than
South China Morning Post - While we are all watching the clown impeachment hearings, there are other things going on around the world. A day after tear gas and violence returned to Hong Kong’s streets, following a week’s respite, two more protests are being held on Sunday afternoon. And all eyes are on whether the 12th straight weekend of anti-government protests again turns ugly. BBC - Around 100 people tried to leave the Polytechnic University, but were met with tear gas and rubber bullets. Hong Kong's Hospital Authority says 116 people have been injured and taken to hospital. The violence is some of the worst seen during months of unrest in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The protests started over a controversial