Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Rebutting Socialism


This week, a group of college students at Washington University in St. Louis sought to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall and the eventual end of communism in Russia. But the university forced them to take down their display because it was "too offensive."

Instead of going away quietly, the students decided to take their message national. Campus Gulag website reported:

On the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, the day that gloriously lead to the eventual fall of Communism in Russia, the ideas that led to the slaughter of 100 million souls in the 20th century alone are alive and well. Far from being on the ashheap of history, Communism and socialism in America is growing, and tomorrow’s leaders and thinkers need to see the impact of socialism: the extermination of political dissidents and unwanteds. From national socialism to international socialism, the same bad ideas lead to the same bad results: imprisoning dissidents and their eventual execution.

You and I can stop this, because we can reach students with the message of freedom, the message of hope, and the message that socialism and its ideas leads to mass murder.

This would have been a mild display compared some of the offensive displays I saw at the University of Michigan twenty years ago! At least these people were clothed! I guess freedom of speech only applies to liberals teaching communism or praising Mao.

And if you think socialism doesn't lead to communism, just ask yourself, if the Obama health care plan is so good why must our limousine liberals in DC criminalize and threaten citizens with fines and jail time for noncompliance? Or why an "ethics committee" from the CDC meeting to debate who should have access to a ventilator for the swine flue?

As my dad often says, "This isn't the country I grew up in."

But, intimidation only works for those willing to be intimidated. Don't give up and don't give in. (You can read my own run in with a liberal prof while in college here.)

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