Putting a happy face on communism

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Just in time for May Day, MIT press is out with “Communism for Kids,” a sugar-coated primer on the deadliest ideology in human history ~

(The book) written by a German author (Bini Adamczak) who specializes in political theory and “queer politics,” [which explains a lot] was released last month. The thesis of the children’s book is that communism is “not that hard,” but has not been implemented in the right way.

 
That’s the same, old, tired excuse true believers always roll out whenever skeptics ask why the promised utopia has yet to materialize; our theory is perfectly workable – it just needs some tweaking (and bigger piles of dead bodies). The truth is, communism in one form or another has been tried – and failed – in over 40 countries (Look no further than Venezuela today). That is, if your definition of “failed” is immeasurable human misery, suffering and death.
 
In any event, the very attempt to indoctrinate children with such a grievance-based, bankrupt philosophy is appalling. The People’s Cube featured an illustration from the book (I think that’s an iron they’re destroying) ~

The little girl’s armpit hair is especially disturbing. I understand it must be a nod to feminism, and far be it from me to dictate rules of body hygiene to any women and their consenting partners.
 
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The reason it’s disturbing is because little girls don’t have armpit hair.
 
So the book’s authors either have never had children themselves and forgot their own childhood, or they are perverts who fantasize about a world where little girls have armpit hair or where adult women with armpit hair look, dress, and behave like little girls and break things they don’t or won’t understand.
 
All options are bad and I don’t know which one is worse.

 

Satire aside, Adamczak neglects to mention a century of brutal dictators such as Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union, Mao Tse Tung’s “Great Leap Forward” in China, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara in Cuba, who collectively are responsible for the deaths of millions. And let’s not forget the North Korean menace.
 

Instead, according to “Communism for Kids,” it’s capitalism that is evil, unfair and creates misery. Which really means equal opportunity is evil, unfair and creates misery. Or more fundamentally, real life must be evil, because – as we all learn pretty quickly – life itself clearly is unfair. It’s just not fair that any one is smarter, stronger, faster, prettier – or works harder – than anyone else.
 
Communism is an infantile philosophy, that’s why Adamczak is pitching it to kids. The impossible idea that society can be completely restructured to make everything fair and equal, appeals to a child’s keen sense of justice.
 

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“Give me four years to teach the children
and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”

~ Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
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A few years ago, Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh spoke at the “Survivors of Communism Summit” in Alexandria, VA. She dedicated the talk to her father, who died in a Romanian prison in 1989 after being denied food, medication, and water for 30 days

“My dad died and the more than 100 million dissenters who fought against the ideology of communism because they disagreed with the Marxist ideology, they protested the confiscation of their homes, their land, their guns, their personal possessions, and they objected to the lack of food, heat, water, proper medical care, medications, and the decent treatment as human beings,” Paugh said.
 
“I know because I lived there for 23 years,” she said.
 
“We did have equality,” she said. “Equal misery, equal suffering, equal maltreatment, equal poverty, equal beatings.”

 
Harsh at they may be, these are the lessons our children need to hear about communism and its tragic legacy. Humanity has suffered enough from these evil utopian fantasies.

 
Someone should write The Gulag Archipelago for Kids. But it would give them nightmares – it did me.

 

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Related:

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Baptizing May Day: How St. Joseph was Enlisted to Defeat Communism ~ Back when the west took the Red Menace seriously ~

The chasm between the totalitarian communist ideology and Christianity was so obvious to Pope Pius XII that by 1949 he issued a Decree Against Communism, which threatened to excommunicate anyone who continued to propagate “the materialistic and anti-Christian teachings of communism.”

 
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Despite century of failure, commies celebrate century of failure ~

“The definition of insanity,” the old, pithy adage says, “is doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result.” By that standard, our fellow citizens taking to the streets today in at least complicit commemoration of suffering, despotism, and starvation are nothing short of certifiably insane.

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