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Aug 01 2022

Francis Praises Cuba

John Paul II inspired millions by standing up to communism, a nakedly evil ideology that seeks to eradicate Christianity. Pope Francis has a different attitude:

“I love the Cuban people very much,” Francis said. “I also confess that I maintain a human relationship with Raúl Castro.” His reference to Raul Castro is like saying that although he loves the inmates in this prison, he gets along well with the warden responsible for their suffering. Adding to the confusion, the pope called Cuba “a symbol” and a country with “a great history.”

The most conspicuous feature of this “great history” is the communist revolution that reduced a prosperous country to one of the most miserable on earth.

The commentaries come a little over a year after the largest anti-government protests the country had seen in decades, asking for freedom from communism. The protests were so intense that many thought the end of the regime might be in sight. However, the communist regime brutally suppressed the peaceful demonstrations. Many protesters were subjected to arbitrary arrests, torture and draconian prison sentences. The Vatican and the West let that anniversary pass without commentary.

Western leaders are sympathetic to the Castro Regime, as they are in the process of inflicting similar systems in their own countries in the name of the climate. Francis apparently identifies with this Liberal World Order, if not with communist dictator Raul Castro himself.

Indeed, Cuba is a symbol. On the one hand, it symbolizes the continuation of communist tyranny, misery and brutality. For the West, Cuba is a painful symbol of its indifference and hypocrisy. Those who yet resist in Cuba are a symbol of Christian courage and long-suffering anticipating the day when they will be free to write the “great history” that awaits them.

Francis is a symbol too, personifying moonbattery and decline.

On a tip from Blackjack.

Aug 01 2022

Open Thread

Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff. - Frank Zappa

On a tip from Jester.

Jul 30 2022

World Economic Forum: No More Private Cars or Phones

Independent transportation is crucial to liberty. That’s why progressives adore public transportation. It is why only Inner Party members will have private cars when the Liberal World Order has finished imposing utopia:

The World Economic Forum is calling for a global transition … away from private ownership of vehicles and other “idle equipment” in order to make a “clean energy revolution” possible.

It would be easy to laugh at the arrogant Dr Evil lookalike Klaus Schwab, except that his sinister WEF increasingly appears to be in the driver’s seat. Consider ostensible world leaders like Joe Biden, Justin Trudeau, and Mark Rutte. Which do they seem more responsive to, the needs of their people or the demands of Klaus Schwab?

Even the WEF acknowledges that left-wing “clean energy” fantasies will require more of certain metals than the planet has to offer. This is especially problematic because the WEF disapproves of mining. The solution: you can’t have your own car anymore.

Metals like cobalt, lithium and nickel are used not only in climate cult foolishness like electric cars and wind turbines, but also in phones and computers. So we will have to go without those too.

The [WEF] argues that private ownership of vehicles and electronic devices is wasteful and inefficient.

You will own nothing and you will be happy. Oligarchical collectivists actually mean this. How they plan to force us to be happy is unclear. Maybe Pfizer is working on pharmaceutical lobotomies that can be mandated or put in the drinking water.

On tips from Blackjack, Wiggins, Stormfax, and Mr. Freemarket.

Jul 29 2022

Open Thread

The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. - Vladimir Lenin

Jul 18 2022

Open Thread

Give us the child for eight years and it will be a Bolshevik forever. - Vladimir Lenin

On a tip from Jester.

Jul 16 2022

Open Thread

There is no difference between communism and socialism, except in the means of achieving the same ultimate end: communism proposes to enslave men by force, socialism - by vote. It is merely the difference between murder and suicide. - Ayn Rand

On a tip from Jester.

Jul 12 2022

Open Thread

A revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate. We must create the pedagogy of the paredón [execution wall]. - Che Guevara

On a tip from Anonymous.

Jun 20 2022

North Korean Defector Terrified by Our Public Schools

Yeonmi Park escaped from North Korea at age 13, so she recognizes what has been going on in our government schools:

“This is exactly the dictator’s handbook. … They always go for young children because they have [not] lived their life enough to… have critical thinking skills. Their brains are very plastic, very malleable…”

She also recognizes the attempt by the ruling class to control us by controlling our language:

“So the thing about North Korea is that is so oppressed to the point we don’t even have the word for oppression… There’s actually even the control of the language in words. And this is why it concerns me where there’s such a something called a speech code, the things that we cannot talk about in America right now,” she added.

Warns Park,

“I think it’s our personal responsibility to protect as many … children as we can from this massive indoctrination coming from the left.”

The price of failure will be America becoming another North Korea.

Park added that Ibram X. Kendi’s antiracist socialism, whose concepts are taught in many U.S. schools, terrifies her. She recalls how North Koreans gave up their land and rights for the sake of equality and ended up getting nothing in return.

At least Park had the possibility of escaping to America. If leftists like Kendi prevail, where will the next generation of Americans escape to?

Cultural Revolution survivor Lily Tang Williams seconds Park’s warning:

On a tip from seaoh.

Jun 09 2022

Moonbats Demand Abortion and Communism

Considering how gung ho they are about killing babies, think what they would do to you. “Pro-choice” communists call for abortion, bloodshed, and communist revolution between classes indoctrination sessions at Syracuse University:

To quote graduate student Katie Mott of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in the video above, “Peaceful protests aren’t getting us much” — despite her fellow leftists currently controlling the White House and Congress.

She must have meant that peaceful protests are not getting them what they want as quickly as they want it. That’s why progressives resort to what their drovers in the media call “mostly peaceful protests” — the kind where things get broken and people get hurt.

“Will there be some bloodshed?” asks Katie. “Certainly.”

She knows her socialist history.

This should clarify why the media/Democrat Party axis of evil has launched a jihad against gun rights. When communism works as intended, all the bloodshed is on one side.

Since the Syracuse event occurred last month, liberals have escalated to an aborted (so to speak) assassination attempt on a Supreme Court justice.

If leftists continue to consolidate power, a lot of people will end up dead.

Hat tip: Not the Bee.

May 23 2022

Providence Spends Covid Money on Race Reparations

The main reason we have entered a potentially devastating inflationary cycle is that the federal government exploited Covid as a pretext to go on a spending spree with nonexistent money, thereby diluting the value of the money we earn.

Some of this really was spent on Covid, if not necessarily wisely. Much of it was wasted on pernicious moonbattery — and continues to be. For example, Providence, Rhode Island is using it to build slums, address “social disparities,” and pay people to be black:

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza signed a spending plan for $124 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding Friday, paving the way for the city to invest tens of millions of dollars into housing and infrastructure projects. …

“We’re going to be able to invest in hopefully the creation of hundreds of affordable units, which also allows for the creation of other market units over the coming years,” Elorza said. “So this is going to be a gift that keeps on giving.”

It wasn’t a gift. The money was stolen. Through inflation, it was taken by force out of the pockets of everyone who holds American currency.

In addition to housing, the city is allocating roughly $20 million towards investments in water, sewer, broadband and infrastructure; $24 million toward addressing community and social disparities; $6.2 million in the recovery of sectors like tourism and hospitality; and $2.8 million in economic stabilization.

Unlike the rest of it, water and sewer are at least the purview of government, although there is no reason the whole country should have to pay for sewer pipes in Providence. Most of the rest is straight up Marxist looting.

Bureauweenies buy votes with some of our money. Some of it, they put directly in their own pockets:

The city is also putting more than $36 million in ARPA money towards lost public sector revenue.

Still more outrageously, some of our money goes to stoking resentment by paying people to be black:

The spending plan also earmarks $10 million for reparations through something called the “COVID-19 Equities Program.”

Barks Elorza:

“We know that $10 million is not enough. We can’t right all the wrongs of the past, but we can take an important first step.”

American history and heritage are shameful, according to the dogma of our liberal rulers. Therefore, Elorza has a right to shower our money upon a politically favored racial group that votes overwhelmingly for Democrats like Elorza.

Our forefathers had a practice of coating people who betray public trust in tar and feathers, carrying them on a rail to the nearest body of water, and dumping them therein. This salutary tradition should be revived at once, starting in Providence or better still in Washington.

Hat tip: Legal Insurrection.

May 18 2022

Democrats Target Energy and Food

If you think prices are high now, give Democrats a chance to fix the problem they caused with their excessive spending, repressive regulations, and war on energy. Rather than take responsibility for the crisis, they accuse the people who overcome government hurdles to provide us with energy of “price gouging.” Their solution is Marxism:

Elizabeth Warren and seven Democratic colleagues in the Senate and six in the House want to punish companies that raise prices more than they like.

As everyone who was alive during the 1970s or who knows what has been going on in Venezuela is aware, price controls produce shortages.

The legislation unveiled last week would grant sweeping new powers to the Federal Trade Commission. It bans companies with $100 million or more in revenue from selling goods or services “at an unconscionably excessive price” during a market shock. The public employees in their Beltway offices would define what is “unconscionably excessive,” and they could then slap offenders with a penalty of up to 5% of annual revenue.

That would be crippling. It is intended to be. When disfavored industries like “Big Oil” can no longer function due to government shackles, they will be nationalized, as in Venezuela.

Gasoline is not the only essential product Democrats will make unavailable:

Warren denounced “corporations taking advantage of the current crisis to prey on consumers,” and listed grocery stores, car-rental firms and drug companies as nefarious price gougers.

The profit margin at grocery stores is particularly thin. Putting companies like Kroger — which Warren has denounced by name — out of business will require nationalization of food distribution. Democrats have learned well from Joseph Stalin regarding the effectiveness of the food supply as a political weapon.

Liberals posture ostentatiously regarding their support for Ukraine. Ask a Ukrainian about the Holodomor and you will understand Warren’s game plan.

Venezuela was the wealthiest country in Latin America, sitting on the world’s largest oil reserves. Then people cut of the same cloth as Warren, Biden, and Bernie Sanders took over. The result was empty shelves at the grocery store and no gas at the pumps. It won’t turn out differently here.

The danger is that the idea of price controls spreads beyond the Senate’s Venezuelan caucus and into the Treasury and White House. It’s the definition of economic insanity, which means in this Administration it is all too possible.

Not only possibly, but likely. With Biden’s leftist handlers in charge, the dysfunctional socialist dictatorship in Venezuela is not a problem to solve. It is our likeminded ally:

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador returned from a visit to Havana this month and announced the next day that the U.S. had agreed with Caracas to buy one million barrels of Venezuelan crude daily. This would require lifting U.S. sanctions that are designed to squeeze the dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro and help return the country to democracy. …

In March, Team Biden sent three representatives to Caracas to talk to Mr. Maduro. Venezuela later released two of more than a half-dozen American hostages it has been holding. … Rumors persist that back-channel talks continue. …

Venezuelan supply wouldn’t make much of a dent in global oil prices. But it is revealing that American progressives apparently put appeasing the Latin left above their climate-change principles.

In contrast to global warming hogwash, Marxism is something Democrats really do believe in, because it would grant them the absolute power enjoyed by fiends like Stalin, Mao, and Maduro.

The Biden Administration’s sanctions dance with the dictator is taking place even as it acts at every turn to restrict U.S. oil and production.

That is because Venezuela is an ally to the Biden Administration, whereas America is its enemy.

On tips from Varla.

May 14 2022

The Future of Private Transport

We have seen the future of mass transport if moonbats prevail. In the unlikely event that Democrats permit private transport, we can get an idea of what it will look like by recalling the cars produced in Eastern Europe when it was ruled by similar people:

Of course, anything Democrats allow will be electric, so expect it to cost vastly more, not work in cold weather, and be prone to bursting into flames.

On a tip from Jester.

May 13 2022

Biden Appointee Praises ChiCom Tyranny

The Biden Regime has pursued inflationary policy so aggressively that you might think Biden’s handlers are using Venezuela or Zimbabwe as a role model. Actually, the template for Democrats as they fundamentally transform America is based more on the totalitarian nightmare Mao Zedong established in China. They come close to admitting it:

Biden tapped Dominic Ng, the chairman of East West Bank, to represent the United States on the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council (ABAC), comprised of a group of business leaders that advises governments on issues in the region.

While speaking at the Future of Asia Conference in 2018, Ng appeared to praise the Chinese Communist Party’s authoritarian economic system, remarking “there is nothing better than that.” Ng made the admission while answering a question about the future of China’s economy and a potential crash. …

The Chinese Communist Party, explained Ng, can “control the media to not get out of control” and stop them from “spreading rumors that would hurt the economy”…

We now have a Ministry of Truth for that sort of thing.

Ng’s comments follow his unearthed ties to a bevy of Chinese Communist Party-linked foreign influence groups including the Committee of 100 and the China United States Exchange Foundation (CUSEF), which function as part of China’s United Front Work Department (UFWD).

According to our own State Department, UFWD advances ChiCom interests by infiltrating our media, universities, and government.

Personnel is policy. That’s why it is so alarming that Biden’s handlers keep appointing communists and other malevolent kooks.

The communist Chinese government to which his appointees and even Biden himself have ties is the most malevolent in all of human history, based on the number of its own people it has killed. Mao’s genocidal regime was never overthrown, but evolved into today’s China, where the same utter contempt for the liberty and very lives of the Chinese people continues to be on open display, with people locked in their apartments to starve lest they spread Covid.

On a tip from Wiggins.

May 11 2022

Ron DeSantis Canceled in the Name of Tolerance

The Jewish organization Tikvah invited a great countermoonbat to speak at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. However, as Tikvah’s Alan Steinfeld relates in a letter to the Wall Street Journal,

The museum then suddenly told us that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis would not be allowed to speak because he “didn’t align with the museum’s values” and would undermine its mission of teaching tolerance.

If only those who teach “tolerance” were as tolerant as they are hypocritical.

Steinfeld is aghast:

I’ve been a supporter of New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage for years. … The charge of maintaining the memory of the six-million murdered Jews is a sacred trust. … But I am appalled to read that the museum had gotten involved in petty politics, canceling people and straying from its important mission.

To which a moonbat responds:

Please, spare us the histrionics. Many of Florida’s Jews, especially those of us who are progressive, will understand and support the Museum of Jewish Heritage’s decision to block the visit of Mr. DeSantis. His recent legislation threatens gender nonconforming youth and seeks to ban the books that depict them.

Regarding the sort of books that liberals screech histrionically are being banned from school libraries for depicting sexually depraved children, here’s what happens when you try to read from one at a schoolboard meeting:

The Holocaust was certainly horrific, but cannot compare to the genocide committed by communists, which dwarfs it in terms of the number of victims. This is welcome:

DeSantis announced Monday that he is signing legislation designating Nov. 7 as Victims of Communism Day in his state. …

“Honoring the people that have fallen victim to communist regimes and teaching our students about those atrocities is the best way to ensure that history does not repeat itself,” DeSantis said in a statement.

No one is likely to complain that DeSantis does not align with the values of those who oppose communism.

On tips from Varla and seaoh.

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