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Category: Socialism/Communism

Aug 01 2021

Open Thread

And who can deny that Stalin and Mao, not to mention Pol Pot and a host of others, all committed atrocities in the name of a Communist ideology that was explicitly atheistic? Who can dispute that they did their bloody deeds by claiming to be establishing a
Jul 18 2021

Response to Cuban Unrest Unmasks the Left

Democrats’ silence has spoken loudly on the topic of Cuba, whose enslaved inhabitants are desperately rising up against Marxism. Their unwillingness to sign on to a resolution condemning tyranny in Cuba speaks more loudly still. The Biden Regime has notably refused to blame communism for the unrest. It could hardly be more obvious where their sympathies lie.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, overseer of an open borders policy designed to flood America with vast numbers of illegal aliens, suddenly wants immigration restricted — despite his own family having escaped from Cuba. He squeaks that those fleeing a crackdown will not be allowed to stay in the USA, unlike economic refugees from other poor countries. This is because, having witnessed socialism first hand, Cubans tend to vote Republican. Also, Biden’s handlers do not want to embarrass a like-minded regime.

The liberal media frets that Cubans protesting against communist tyranny might spread Covid. Media apparatchiks had no such concerns regarding the many Black Lives Matter protests that occurred at the peak of the pandemic.

Speaking of Black Lives Matter, which the Democrat Party has avidly embraced,

Black Lives Matter reacted to Cubans engaging in pro-freedom demonstrations by praising the communist Cuban regime that oppresses its own people, over a million of whom are black. The Black Lives Matter organization also blamed the United States for the current upswell of unrest in Cuba. BLM was blasted on social media for its official stance on the anti-government protests in Cuba. …

Black Lives Matter praised the authoritarian Cuban regime for protecting “Black revolutionaries like Assata Shakur,” who is a convicted cop-killer and was a leader in the Black Liberation Army, “an underground, black nationalist-Marxist militant organization.” Shakur, who was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster, escaped prison and fled to Cuba, where Fidel Castro granted her asylum.

Black Lives Matter saluted Castro on his death with a tweet reading, “Rest in Power #FidelCastro”:

Yet it is unlikely that any BLM leaders, as they luxuriate in the riches liberal fools have showered upon them, will take Marco Rubio up on this offer:

Having been indoctrinated to despise America, some college students are dumbfounded that pro-freedom Cuban and Venezuelans protesters, like pro-freedom Hong Kong protesters, wave the American flag as a symbol of freedom and resistance to socialism:

What the Castro Brothers did to once-wealthy Cuba, Democrats hope to inflict on the USA. Looks like the Babylon Bee has given up satire and is now reporting straight news:

On tips from Jester, Mr. Freemarket, Chuck A, and Varla.

Jul 15 2021

No Democrats Sign On to Cuba Resolution

Democrats love Covid masks so much that their demigod Dr Fauci still wants 3-year-olds to be forced to wear them, regardless of the obviously negative effect on their health. Yet as they become more powerful and consequently more arrogant, their own mask has been discarded.

Democrats no longer pretend not to be the bad guys, even siding with Cuba’s communist dictatorship against victims of the regime who dare to cry out for freedom at great personal risk. This applies not only to the party’s radical vanguard, but to every Democrat infesting Congress.

Via Daily Wire:

Rep. Mario Díaz-Balart (R-FL) introduced a resolution to support the Cuban people in their demands for freedom against “the brutal oppression of the Communist dictatorship in Cuba.”

At last word, no Democrat has signed on to the resolution.

Meanwhile, Biden’s handlers have lifted sanctions on Venezuela, an ally of the Cuban regime, thereby throwing it a lifeline.

The Democrats are on Raul Castro’s side against the people he has been grinding under his heel. They hope to do the same to us.

On a tip from R F.

Jul 13 2021

Leftist Dems Silent on Cuban Cry for Freedom

Biden’s behavior has made it obvious that the driving force behind the ruling Democratic Party is its leftmost contingent. Its vanguard comprises Democrats affiliated with the Democratic Socialists of America. Let’s hear what they have to say about the cries for freedom arising from the miserable communist slave state 90 miles off our coast:

[New York Rep Alexandria] Ocasio-Cortez, Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, New York Rep. Jamaal Bowman and Missouri Rep. Cori Bush make up the four DSA members in Congress. All four members have yet to speak out about the ongoing protests in Cuba and none of their offices returned Fox News’ requests for comment by press time.

AOC and Rashida Tlaib, both with their mouths shut. Treasure this rare moment in history.

As for the DSA itself,

The DSA International Committee on Monday declared its solidarity with the “Revolution” – the term used by the communist regime – “in this moment of unrest.” The DSA’s national arm also echoed Cuba’s president in blaming America’s trade embargo with the communist regime for the unrest.

If Democrats have their way, the wicked regime that reduced prosperous Cuba to the wretched country that it is currently will be a role model for America’s future.

Let’s hope that those who escaped from Cuba to freedom in Florida kept the innertubes some of them used to cross the shark-infested waters. If Marxists are overthrown in Cuba but continue to prevail in the USA, they may have to make a return journey.

Jul 03 2021

Open Thread

People who relieve others of their money with guns are called robbers. It does not alter the immorality of the act when the income transfer is carried out by government. - Cal Thomas
Jun 17 2021

Open Thread

American [public] schools are failing because they are organized according to a bureaucratic, monopolistic model; their organizing principle is basically the same as that of a socialist economy. - David Boaz
Jun 14 2021

What Kamala Harris Has Been Up to in Guatemala

Kamala Harris doesn’t like it that people keep asking her why she doesn’t at least make an appearance at the border, since she is supposed to be in charge of doing something about the crisis caused by Biden inviting the entire Third World to invade. Actually, she has been doing her job — not only by avoiding any action that might stem the tide of potential Democrat voters flooding into the country, but also by helping to spread her party’s ideology in Central America.

Here’s how grumpy she gets when reporters ask her about the border:

She can’t be bothered with the humanitarian crisis because she has been busy undermining Guatemala’s president, law & order conservative Alejandro Giammattei:

In May, Kamala met with a number of leftist opponents of Giammattei, including former Attorney General Thelma Aldana, who had targeted conservative politicians with corruption charges, before herself being charged with corruption. Instead of returning home to face those charges, she received political asylum in the United States. Her social media is full of praise for Kamala Harris’ trip to Guatemala, and her promises to end “corruption” in Guatemala.

Pretending that you are going to end corruption in Central America is like campaigning against snow in Alaska.

Behind the mutual charges of corruption is a struggle between the Left and Right, with socialists and narcoterrorists on one side and military officers and free marketers on the other.

You get one guess as to which side Harris, Biden, and their hard left handlers are on.

Guatemalans greeted her like this, despite her promises to shower them with our money:

This could be why:

Guatemalans saw her as prepping a leftist coup by backing leftist organizations and activists.

When Harris barks about “corruption” and “lack of good governance” as supposed root causes of the invasion, she is attacking the government of Guatemala on behalf of leftists.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could put a Daniel Ortega type in charge of Guatemala, and turn it communist? Today’s Democrats would think so.

Behind the anti-corruption push is a [move] to restart the UN’s International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) backed by Soros activists. Most Guatemalans would prefer to be ruled by their own elected officials, not by the United Nations, Soros, or Kamala Harris.

Imposing Marxism on Guatemala will only increase the flow of desperate refugees toward our border, where Democrats hope they can be kept dependent on handouts from the Party of Government for generations to come.

Just in case Harris really wants to know about the root causes of the surge in illegal immigration, here’s a clue she might follow:

On tips from R F, Mr. Freemarket, and Dragon’s Lair.

Jun 13 2021

Chinese Authoritarianism Not Working as Well as Advertised

The origins of Covid have been suppressed largely because our ruling class is more sympathetic to the Chinese Communist Party than it is to the American people. The CCP represents a model of top-down, centralized control that the Democrat oligarchy wants to emulate. However, this authoritarian approach does not work as well as progressives believe.

That this video by a 10-year resident of China was demonetized tells you all you need to know about Google/YouTube and the rest of the ChiCom-friendly Big Tech establishment:

On a tip from MAS.

Jun 06 2021

Egg Runs Down the Face of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Not even the mighty mainstream media could spin Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez into a positive light regarding her recent conflict with esteemed countermoonbat Matt Walsh.

It started when AOC took to Twitter to make a prop of her impoverished grandmother in Puerto Rico, whose ceiling appears to be caving in. She blamed Donald Trump for these living conditions. When Walsh noted that it is shameful for a wealthy woman to let her grandmother live in squalor, AOC responded by quacking belligerently about systemic injustice, effectively confirming that she was not helping her abuela.

So Walsh started a GoFundMe drive to repair the collapsing home, quickly raising even more money than AOC spent on her Tesla. But it will be returned to donors rather than going to the destitute abuela, because the family has refused it, evidently at AOC’s behest.

Daily Wire reports:

The message from GoFundMe appears to suggest that it may not have been Ocasio-Cortez’s grandmother who directly refused the funds, but someone else in the family.

Walsh responds:

Presumably the Future of the Democratic Party has been shamed into helping her grandmother instead of exploiting her for political purposes. Egg runs down AOC’s face while the nation points at her and laughs. If only she would take to heart the lesson that private charity succeeds where coercive wealth redistribution fails.

On tips from Varla, MAS, Troy H, and DM.

Jun 04 2021

Wealthy Socialist AOC Neglects Impoverished Grandmother

Limousine Leninist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — who grew up in tony Yorktown Heights in New York’s Westchester County, attended outlandishly expensive Boston University, currently drives a pricey Tesla (which she recently parked illegally outside a Whole Foods in a posh DC neighborhood), rents two apartments, wears $3,500 outfits, and can easily exploit her fame to acquire even more money — blames Donald Trump of all people for not helping her impoverished grandmother. Being too clueless to understand shame, she has doubled down in the face of the ensuing ridicule.

Try not to gag on this:

When Matt Walsh pointed out the shame of a rich and powerful woman allowing her grandmother to live in squalor, AOC squirted the familiar “It’s a Third World thing; you white people wouldn’t understand” BS, confirming that she has made no effort to help her grandmother. Then came more socialism, and of course a denunciation of the USA’s colonialism:

That is Marxism in a nutshell. The individual grandmother with the collapsing roof only matters to the extent that she can be exploited for propaganda purposes. What really matters is transforming the entire system so that everyone except members of the government is poor. Then we will have equity.

Marxists redistribute other people’s wealth, not their own. They are power-mad looters with zero redeeming value.

No matter how much you dislike AOC now, you will dislike her still more the next time she opens her mouth. DNC chair Tom Perez was right; she personifies what the Democratic Party is becoming.

On tips from R F and Stormfax.

May 26 2021

Chinese Communist Evil Does Not Stay in China

In terms of people killed, the communist government ruling China is the most malevolent that has ever existed. It killed as many as 80 million people under progressive icon Mao Zedong. It appears to have killed millions worldwide (including over half a million Americans) by creating Covid, releasing it, and covering it up instead of giving warning.

But as Mao’s role model Stalin said, one death is a tragedy; a million deaths are just a statistic. To fully appreciate how evil communist China is, get a personal perspective from Sayragul Sauytbay, who knows a little about the hundreds of concentration camps in which the Chinese Communist Party incarcerates millions of people:

Sauytbay was forced to work as a teacher at one of them, before her release in 2018 and subsequent escape to Sweden.

Near the guardhouse was a torture chamber called the “black room,” from which she heard screams “like the raw cries of a dying animal.”

She recalls seeing chains on the walls in the black room, and chairs with “nails sticking out of the seats” where inmates would be tied down. Torture devices on the walls “looked like they were from the Middle Ages,” including “implements used to pull out fingernails and toenails,” and a spear-like rod “for jabbing into a person’s flesh.” Electric chairs, “iron chairs with holes in the back so that the arms could be twisted back above the shoulder joint,” and other chairs designed to pin victims down lined one side of the room.

As Sauytbay praised the warmth of self-sacrificing patriarch Xi Jinping, her “students” would lose consciousness from what they had endured and fall off their chairs.

One 84-year-old woman Sauytbay remembers was accused of making an international phone call. Despite her denial, the camp guards punished her by ripping out her fingernails.

ChiCom horrors have a modern twist. Some inmates are slated for organ harvesting.

As we learned from Covid, what happens in China does not stay in China. Sauytbay reports having seen classified papers detailing plans for world conquest that are already in their initial stages, Hong Kong having fallen without a peep from the rest of the world. The plans call for the occupation of Europe somewhere between 2035 and 2055.

This threat is credible, because the West has been so turned against itself by leftist politics that it is incapable of fighting back. In their moral degeneracy, many side with the ChiComs against freedom and decency. The entertainment industry offers many examples, including John Cena:

Cena, the professional wrestler and star of the newest “Fast and Furious” movie, apologized to Chinese fans and professed his “love” to China on Tuesday after he faced backlash for calling Taiwan a country during a promotional interview.

Taiwan has been a separate country since 1949. But you mustn’t say so, because the ChiComs plan to annex it. After that comes the Korean peninsula, Japan, the Philippines, Australia…

Cena apologized in Mandarin for a statement he made in an interview with the Taiwanese broadcaster TVBS, where he said “Taiwan is the first country that can watch the film.”

Cena’s bulging biceps are less impressive in light of him groveling before his ChiCom masters in their language, which he did because China is the world’s biggest movie market.

Sports are no better. When Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey expressed support for democracy in Hong Kong, the righteous social justice warrior LeBron James denounced him. China banned NBA broadcasts for a year, costing the league up to $400 million. The NBA will make certain to toe the ChiCom line in the future.

The CCP’s influence extends to the top of our government. Biden’s Big Tech backers engaged in such heavy-handed censorship to suppress the Hunter laptop bombshell because it drew attention to his financial ties to the Chinese regime. Now CNN admits that the Biden Administration has shut down a State Department investigation into Covid’s likely origin inside the Wuhan Institute of Virology:

The existence of the State Department inquiry and its termination this spring by the Biden administration — neither of which has been previously reported — comes to light amid renewed interest in whether the virus could have leaked out of a Wuhan lab with links to the Chinese military. …

Those involved in the previously undisclosed inquiry, which was launched last fall by allies of then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, say it was an honest effort to probe what many initially dismissed: that China’s biological weapons program could have had a greater role in the pandemic’s origin in Wuhan…

The Chinese government is party to the major international agreements regulating biological weapons which prohibit developing, producing, transferring or stockpiling of bacteriological and toxin weapons. The US government has said that it believes China maintained an offensive biological weapons program even after joining the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention in 1984. …

Pompeo put out a statement as the Trump administration was leaving office that said the US had determined collaboration between the Wuhan lab where Covid-19 research has been conducted on bats, and secret Chinese military projects.

Yet we have Dr Fauci apparently funding their gain-of-function research efforts with our money.

The Biden administration’s effort to investigate the origins of the pandemic is primarily focused on rallying pressure and support for the WHO’s investigation to be transparent and fulsome, explained a Biden administration official.

The WHO is largely controlled by the ChiComs. This is why Trump cut US funding to it. Biden immediately restored that funding.

China can accomplish this much dominance just with money. Meanwhile, as our military focuses on wokeness and purging patriots, China already has the world’s largest navy.

On tips from Angel Artiste and ABC of the ANC. Hat tip: Maggie’s Farm.

May 25 2021

Open Thread

The only thing socialists produce is debt and self-esteem - Dennis Prager
May 24 2021

Liz Wheeler Debunks Gender Pay Gap

A favorite Democrat ruse is to squawk righteously about a gender pay gap, which they promise to repair by micromanaging private employers. It is already illegal to pay women less than men for the same work. To the extent there is a pay gap it is because they do not do the same work. Liz Wheeler has the stats:

However, according to the ideology summed up in Democrats’ favorite word “equity,” it doesn’t matter if men work more hours, take more dangerous or tedious jobs, et cetera. Equity entails everyone being compensated the same regardless of what they have earned.

To impose equity requires a government with absolute control over every corner of society, which explains the appeal for Democrats.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

May 18 2021

Ruin Arrives as Monthly Free Money

Inflation is already on the rise. Our rulers don’t mind. They are opening the floodgates of free money still wider. Because everything liberals do requires a euphemism, the free money is called “tax credits.”

Via Fox Business:

The first monthly payment of an expanded and newly advanceable child tax credit (CTC) from the American Rescue Plan will be made on July 15, the U.S. Treasury Department and the IRS jointly announced Monday.

About 39 million households will get the automatic payments.

Eligible families will receive a payment of up to $300 per month for each child under age 6 and up to $250 per month for each child age 6 and older.

This will incentivize people who can’t afford to raise their children — which is usually a result of having them out of wedlock — to have more children. The same strategy was used to destroy the black family, resulting in rotting inner cities and a massive reliable voting block for Democrats.

The American Rescue Plan increased the maximum Child Tax Credit in 2021 to $3,600 for children under age 6 and to $3,000 per child for children between ages 6 and 17, the statement said.

Needless to say, you don’t have to pay any taxes to be eligible for the monthly “tax credit.”

The fortunes spent on nuclear weapons to defend us from the Soviet Union were wasted. We are being conquered by communism from within, seduced into accepting it by the lure of free money.

To the limited extent this will be paid for through taxation, the price will be jobs that are never created because of the stultifying effect on the economy. Most of it will be financed by inflating the currency. The “free” money is stolen from everyone who has savings or is living on a fixed income.

Inflation will require that the “tax credits” constantly increase, driving the inflationary spiral forward. No one likely to put a stop to the insanity will stand a chance of getting elected, because free money is as addictive as crack, if not as healthy.

Employers have already learned they cannot compete with Big Government when it comes to handing out money. That’s why there is a labor shortage despite high unemployment. Increasing taxation and regulation will make it ever more impossible to meet rising wage demands. Eventually, there will be no employers except for the government. The word for this is “communism.”

On a tip from Mr. Freemarket.

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