I pray that Lisa Milbrand comes to realize that, had she been marching in the streets of Beijing to protest the country’s communist ties, she’d likely be detained in a re-education camp.
Progressives who think America is an oppressive regime need only look to China to see what real oppression looks like and how lucky they really are.
Anyone who thinks today’s China is an open and free society, unlike the Communist China under Chairman Mao, should read Fan’s letter word for word.
The Soviet Union has fallen, and some might like to think that Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s ‘bitter truth’ is a relic of a happily bygone era. Not so. His speech is even more relevant today.
Ideas do have consequences, and the ideas of Karl Marx are the deadliest the world has ever known. So why are we celebrating this enabler of mass murder?
Why do intellectuals still cling to Marxism? The answer is that Communism is ‘idealist’ in the strict philosophical sense. And that’s not a good thing.
Along with Roman Polanski, film director Milos Forman resisted the trend of using the ‘fascist’ label loosely. For him this topic was literally dead-serious, as he witnessed it up close.
A good way to grasp the breadth of communism’s evils is to understand the depth of the suffering in the lives of its individual victims.
Once the groundwork is laid for Communism, it can impose itself by consolidating its takeover of society’s institutions, by enforcing conformity, then moving to its ‘final solutions’ phase.
A hundred years on from the Bolshevik Revolution, we’d do well to study the stages and trends that put free societies on the path to totalitarianism.
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