2017-08-11 19:34:42 UTC
Has liberalism taken a Soviet turn?
American liberalism and its enforcement is looking more and more like the
Soviet Union's actions.
Yep. The leftâ?Ts love affair with Marx is longstanding. Stalin's purges,
the gulags, the collapse of the Soviet economy, the rampant alcoholism, none
of it matters to the left - just like it doesn't matter to them that the
population of Venezuela is suffering under a socialist dictator.
Why? For the same reason that drives a great deal of human behavior -
because they want to think of themselves as smarter and better than the rest
of us. They don't drink Budweiser. They sip sherry or drink cabernet
sauvignon while eating imported cheese. They don't support capitalism.
They're more sophisticated than that. They are intellectual enough to
understand the genius of Marx. Believe me, this is pretty close to spot on
regarding their motivation. Smarmy, arrogant, delusional, and too stupid to
know they're wrong.
The Soviet Union never quite embraced the insanity the left in the West does
The reason is simple, the communism of the West is thoroughly infected with
cultural Marxism: an ideology not to endure as a communist state but to self
destruct to make way for other communist.
Cultural suicide is in the woodwork of the modern left. They therefore
greedily embrace things which are insane: political correctness,
homosexuality, transgenderism and importing Islam notably.
The American left is just what the Frankfurt school was wanting to create
which means that the â?obest examplesâ? are the sort of useful idiots that
were to be rounded up into gulags or executed once they no longer served
Islamists are wise to this and will use them the same way.
They did not tolerate gays or any other misfits. They weren't stupid. Of
course their agents wanted poison the West, so they would ultimately
Although our modern socialists' promise of greater freedom is genuine and
sincere, in recent years observer after observer has been impressed by the
unforeseen consequences of socialism, the extraordinary similarity in many
respects of the conditions under 'communism' and 'fascism'. As the writer
Peter Drucker expressed it in 1939,
'the complete collapse of the belief in the attainability of freedom and
equality through Marxism has forced Russia to travel the same road toward a
totalitarian society of unfreedom and inequality which Germany has been
following. Not that communism and fascism are essentially the same. Fascism
is the stage reached after communism has proved an illusion, and it has
proved as much an illusion in Russia as in pre-Hitler Germany.â?T
No less significant is the intellectual outlook of the rank and file in the
communist and fascist movements in Germany before 1933. The relative ease
with which a young communist could be converted into a Nazi or vice versa
was well known, best of all to the propagandists of the two parties. The
communists and Nazis clashed more frequently with each other than with other
parties simply because they competed for the same type of mind and reserved
for each other the hatred of the heretic. Their practice showed how closely
they are related. To both, the real enemy, the man with whom they had
nothing in common, was the liberal of the old type. While to the Nazi the
communist and to the communist the Nazi, and to both the socialist, are
potential recruits made of the right timber, they both know that there can
be no compromise between them and those who really believe in individual
What is promised to us as the Road to Freedom is in fact the Highroad to
Servitude. For it is not difficult to see what must be the consequences when
democracy embarks upon a course of planning. The goal of the planning will
be described by some such vague term as 'the general welfare'. There will be
no real agreement as to the ends to be attained, and the effect of the
people's agreeing that there must be central planning, without agreeing on
the ends, will be rather as if a group of people were to commit themselves
to take a journey together without agreeing where they want to go: with the
result that they may all have to make a journey which most of them do not
want at all. ____________â?" F A Hayek, The Road to Serfdom (May, 1945
Readerâ?Ts Digest Condensed Version)
Communism, Marxism, Socialism, Nazism, Liberalism, Progressives, are all the
same mindset. They simply change the title to try to hide their intentions.