It is no surprise that young people are enamored of communism. Their teachers have been indoctrinating them for years into the utopia of "social justice," "environmental justice," the "evil" middle class, and the spectacular equality for all as envisioned by Marx, Engels, and Lenin.
Communism is "cool" in the land where wearing a Che Guevara t-shirt is a hypocritical political statement made while enjoying capitalist amenities. But we expect them to mature eventually and give up the absurdity that communism has not succeeded because the wrong people were in charge.
Furthermore, we don't expect them to elect representatives that mirror their youthful ignorance. Rep. Joe Garcia, a Democrat from Florida, said, trying to explain our "broken immigration system" that needs to be fixed by enacting comprehensive immigration reform, "Two of the safest cities in America, two of them are on the border with Mexico. And of course, the reason is we've proved that communism works. If you give everybody a good, government job, there's no crime. But that isn't what we should be doing on the border."
He tried to walk back the outrageous statement by saying, "My grandfather died under house arrest in Cuba. I'm under no illusions of what evil is." Apparently he does have some explaining to do how 100 million innocents died through mass starvation, executions, imprisonment in gulags (re-education and forced labor camps), beatings, and torture at the hands of communist rulers during the 20th century and how Cubans and North Koreans still suffer today under totalitarian communist regimes.
Communism promoters may want to explain what is happening now in South Africa under a Marxist-Leninist regime where the South African Communist Party (SAPC) plans to pursue the "radical second phase" of the ongoing communist revolution, confiscation of private property and businesses.
Perhaps Hollywood, the MSM, and academic progressives in this country who worship at the altar of communism and wish to transform our country into a communist "paradise" should explain how the dear leaders elevate themselves to god-like status and expect total worship from their subjects, even in their homes, the huge self-portraits and statues erected everywhere, a dangerous cult of personality, the glorification and celebration of the dear leader who replaces the parents of every child in the country, and how communists destroyed the middle class and killed intellectuals.
Can the influential elite explain to us Lenin's secret police force, Cheka, established to eliminate dissent through execution and forced relocation to hard labor camps? It served as a model for other police force bodies in Soviet satellite countries. How about the executive orders Lenin wrote to shoot or hang kulaks (wealthy peasants), priests, and other "harmful insects?" How can anyone say that communism was or is good? Gone were religion, freedom of speech, private gun ownership, land ownership, food, medicine, decent housing, shelter, and clothes.
Viewed from space at night, North Korea looks pitch-black, but the rest of the world is illuminated. Billions are spent to support the dear leader's cult of personality while the population suffers and exists in a suspended state of malnutrition. If anybody protests, North Korea has "Camp 22" forced labor encampment which holds in excess of 50,000 people.
Fidel Castro and Che Guevara brought communism to Latin America. Over 100,000 Cubans have fled Castro's regime and an estimated 15,000-18,000 had been killed by the Castro government. During fifty years of repressive rule, Castro destroyed property rights, freedom of speech, press, assembly, put on show trials to dispose of enemies, banned Christmas, and built a prison camp to lock away those labeled "enemies of the state" who disagreed with him - poets, priests, journalists, nuns, dissenters/activists, and homosexuals.
Che Guevara, Castro's chief advisor, left in 1965 to train communists in Africa and Bolivia. Che was not successful in Africa and was executed in 1967 by government forces in Bolivia. However, the current Bolivian president, Evo Morales, "redistributed land and nationalized key industries, expressing his belief that 'he [Che] inspires us to continue fighting, changing not only Bolivia, but all of Latin America and the world.'" (Paul Kengor, "Communism: Its Ideology, Its History, and Its Legacy," Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, 2013)
Venezuela was radically transformed by Hugo Chavez, a Castro ally. He nationalized industries, redistributed land, and censored the MSM. Medical care was nationalized, and people suffered under his rule. The communist Shining Path guerrillas killed close to 35,000 Peruvians. Daniel Ortega, President of Nicaragua, trained in Cuba to become the leader of the Sandinistas, the communists who overthrew the government in 1979, and who nationalized industries and redistributed the land. "Since 2007 Ortega adopted a policy of democratic socialism."
Perhaps progressives can explain to the rest of the American voters who are lulled into a false sense of security by clever rhetoric and euphemisms, the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961 and its existence until November 9, 1989.
Nikita Khrushchev and Walter Ulbricht gave orders and, on August 13, 1961, the construction of the infamous wall of shame made of concrete and barbed wire began. The Berlin Wall was a glaring expression for 28 years of communist repression which restricted the freedom of movement of its citizens. Those living under communism became "captives" overnight, cut off from the rest of the world while some family members lived free on the opposite side of the street and of the wall.
"For half a century, nearly all of Eastern and Central Europe suffered under communist rule." Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Bulgaria, and Yugoslavia fell one by one under the rule and influence of the Soviet regime.
After 1989, a host of changes took place, European Union was formed, 27 countries gave up their monetary policy power to bureaucrats in Brussels, the environmental lobby became very powerful in their quest to protect earth from a manufactured global warming crisis, the communists went underground to regroup and emerged more powerful and stealthy around the world, taking over slowly through academic indoctrination, with the help of crony capitalist millionaires and billionaires.
The illegal immigrants who are currently in our country and who are sending their young through coyotes via Mexico come from Latin and Central American countries where dictatorship, repression, and corruption are the norm. They do not understand any other form of rule and therefore vote, legally or illegally, for the same type of failed society which they've escaped from, either socialist or communist. Lenin's Bolsheviks would be proud – his dream of a world-wide workers' paradise may commence under the leadership of a one world elite government guided by the borderless United Nations.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.