When I was a rich kid, we were all pro-communist
When I was a rich kid living in Great Neck, NY, I remember standing on the lawn of my girlfriend's house and listening to her parents talk about how my girlfriend's grandfather fought for the communists in Spain. They were proud of him. While the father puffed his pipe on the lawn of their estate, they pontificated on their sympathy for poor people and their desire to have a classless society.
They actually didn't know any poor people except the maid and the gardeners. They feigned sympathy for the poor because it made them feel more generous. Gramps thought that by taking from the rich and giving to the poor, he was bettering society. He gave about ten percent of his income to charities and acted like he was donating ninety percent and had switched living establishments with the poor. He didn't know that communists wreck the fabric of ambition and destroy Darwin's principle of the survival of the fittest, substituting it for survival of the weakest, which makes society feeble and non-productive.
My dad was sympathetic to socialism, and due to his influence, I semi-agreed with my girlfriend's family. I believed in communism and what would eventually become Obama's simplistic fair share. I thought that Senator Joe McCarthy was a beast because he was tough on communists and made it difficult for some spoiled screenwriters to get jobs after betraying our country. Hollywood cries; people in communist countries die. I didn't realize that Senator Joe was defending the American way and supporting Emerson's self-reliance rather than the nanny state.
In my sixties I played tennis with Ben Gitlow, the son of the original president of the American Communist Party. Even he had turned against the party. The party was not kind. It hurt those it pretended to help. Only inexperienced fools who knew nothing about government remained loyal to the Communist Party. People like Ben and his dad, who had actually met with Stalin, knew that communism wrecked the economy and stole one's life force, one's soul.
Communists back then pretended, like Obama today, to defend the middle class and spitefully attack the rich. But communism actually decimated the middle class and created a new power-class out of the communist faithful. It is a party built on jealousy. The communists, like the Occupy Wall Street crowd, are so jealous of the rich that they are willing to destroy the business structure of Wall Street without leaving themselves a viable path to success. Imagine those unemployed rich kids and rapists setting up a new business model on Wall Street. Failure, thy name is inexperience and youth.
Jews, of which I am one, are particularly prominent among American communists. Maybe it's because they feel that communism is the antidote to fascism. They don't care that communism killed five times as many people as fascism. Nazis were small potatoes compared to communists.
Communist Jews follow communism's founder, anti-Semite Karl Marx. They forget that Jews were never really popular in communist countries. It was ironic to see communists rationing their food in the USSR while rich limousine liberals in New York insulted capitalism as they pretended to be men of the people.
How stupid that many communists are academics. You'd think that they'd be smarter than that, but they can't get out of the way of their own envy and hatred of successful people.
What's ironic is that Nazism bears a terrible reputation, whereas communism gets a pass. Communism hides behind the lie that it is trying to give everyone a fair shake and improve life on earth. Liberals are derivative of communism and also think of themselves as great healers, when in reality they are wreckers of society and destroyers of the competitive urge of capitalism.
Both Nazism and communism hate the bourgeois and bury themselves beneath a blanket of totalitarianism. Both are government-heavy and restrict individual freedoms. Nazism, communism, socialism, and liberalism are imperialistic and create an ideological theocracy on Earth. It's like deductive logic -- everything from the top, no inductive pragmatism. It's time we woke up and realized that communism is as bad as Nazism, that Obama's liberal policies are the death knell of society.
In the seventies, my liberal parents visited Russia and discovered long lines for bread and bedbugs in their supposedly four-star hotel. In fact, they could get water only every second day and had to brush their teeth with Coca-Cola or lemonade. Yet all the liberals back in America looked up to the USSR. They believed that communism was nice to the masses who were really starving in the streets. Yet I don't remember any New Yorkers brushing their teeth with soda.
Communists have done more ill than fascists. Yet the liberals still pat them on the back. They make anti-Nazi movies like Inglorious Basterds. They make pro-communist movies like Warren Beatty's Reds. They make Nazis out to be monsters and communists into loving people who give out bread to the poor.
Back in the real world, Che Guevara, America's rock star, was shooting people in the back of the head. And Fidel Castro has taken a thriving economy and buried it in his arrogant demand for power.
The Nazis starved many Jews to death. Chairman Mao starved more of his own people.
Communism is fascism's sister. It's time that they were recognized as twins and that the liberals stopped seeing communism through rose-colored glasses. Democrats remind me of the Beatles' Strawberry Fields, where "Nothing is real and nothing to get hungabout."
What they don't realize is that when you don't "get hungabout" the failures of communism, you end up hanging from a tree of your own neglect, dying in a noose of naïve optimism and the sophomoric fair-sharing of an unworkable society.