Not The Answer
Last updated 3/30/2020 at 2:21pm
Mr. Mandel suggests I am confusing socialism and communism. In his piece in the second paragraph, he says, “Communism, on the other hand, is a failed branch of socialism.”
Could it be that socialism is in a category with communism, bringing similar disastrous effects on a large scale should authoritarianism arrive on our shores.
The Nazis operated under National Socialism. People could be in a murderous jail, the political allegiance of the jailers not mattering.
My point is our freedoms easily could be lost if we allowed socialism or communism to creep in.
My friend and her family had to flee from Cuba in the middle of the night. Castro expelled the intellectual professionals so he could retain the compliant, whom he could control. And who can forget Maduro and the harsh, unforgiving life in Venezuela.
My Cuban friend tells me, Fidel’s brother, Raul, is even crueler, although his portrayal of the beauty and serenity of his communist island belies the incarceration of political prisoners who languish in rat-infested prisons.
How we could expect to live under socialism or communism is thoroughly undesirable.
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