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There is a Real Difference Between Capitalism and Communism, says AMAC

capitol-building‘Is the Communist scourge of the 20th Century is a chic, new way to be ‘cool on campus’ in the 21st Century’

WASHINGTON, DC, Apr 8 – Over the last several weeks the 2016 race to the White House began to look like an updated, but none-the-less scary version of the 1962 political thriller, the Manchurian Candidate, according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.

“Bernie Sanders, with his socialist/progressive past, is surging in the polls as he seeks to become the Democratic standard bearer in the 2016 Presidential Elections.  Unless Hillary Clinton falls victim to her problems, including a massive FBI investigation into whether she failed to protect top secret information when she was Secretary of State, Bernie will have a hard time amassing enough delegates to win the nomination.  Meanwhile, however, he’s been attracting huge crowds of young voters at rallies across the country; his rhetoric appears to be convincing them that that Socialism/Communism is a chic, new way to be ‘cool on campus’ in the 21st Century.  Some would say he is brainwashing a whole future generation of voters,” Weber said.

In the original film, brainwashing was the preferred method of Communist infiltration of the U.S. government at its highest levels.

“Life imitates art, as they say; so much so that it sent chills up and down my spine when a sitting American president, Barak Obama, appeared to put in a good word for Communism at a meeting of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative in Buenos Aires.  He told them that there is no real difference between Capitalism and Communism.  It’s your choice to make, he said.  What he didn’t say was that while Capitalist Americans were busy ensuring freedom for allies and enemies alike and creating jobs and new opportunities for workers, Communists used the absolute powers they stole from their own people over the past century of their existence to enslave their citizens.  Ask any patriotic Republican or Democrat and they will affirm that statement without reservations,” the AMAC chief suggested.

Sanders unabashedly talks about his plans for income redistribution if he is elected president in November, Weber said.

“That particular message seems to resonate among America’s younger voters, especially as the country continues to suffer from the effects of the Great Recession.  They envision a better life without having to break too much of a sweat.  It’s not unlike the message the Bolsheviks used to convince the downtrodden masses to overthrow the Tsar a hundred years ago in Russia.  The Russian people, however, only wanted an ability to earn a living for themselves and their families.  They got the jobs okay and a system of compensation that was hardly adequate to keep body and soul together.  As for wealth redistribution, the Communist government’s apparatchiks controlled that part of the promise with the result that when the Soviet system ultimately failed, there emerged a new upper class – those we call oligarchs, a Russian term which the dictionary defines as ‘a very rich businessman with a great deal of political influence’ .”

Meanwhile, Weber pointed out, the Capitalist West unfailingly and indiscriminately continues to offer a good life to those who choose to work for a living.   “Here’s my message for President Obama and for his would-be successor, Bernie Sanders: there is a real difference between Capitalism and Communism.”

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MA Dellaposta
6 years ago

We are already a socialist country with the same income tax plan they now have in Russia! China has copied our quasi-capitalist economy. They learned that pure communism does not work so there is now a economy, which allows a certain amount of freedom. If we take a lesson from China, the economy will stay the same but our government will continue to persecute Christianity and try to take away our freedom of speech and religion.

Thomas Kozar
6 years ago

Are we doomed to keep repeating history? What are they teaching in history classes in our high schools and colleges. Personally,I think most colleges are way to liberal for our own good!Things need to change in the way we teach these easily influenced young people!

Don A
6 years ago

I had a Uncle who escape Russia, fleeing the Czar. Most of his family was killed and he went underground Linen was his hero and was strongly influence with Communism Ideology. So much so, he and his friends form a cell in San Francisco to go out to promote their ideology in the Bay Area. I was a young boy at that time and he shared his history and Ideology with me. He was the Black Sheep in our family. I was the only one he like to have a conversation with. As I listen, I learned a lot from him. He told me there first approach to share their belief was the Long Shore-men, they beat them up and they finally escaped. The Cell decided their best approach would be the University of Berkeley. The Professors would listen to them and could influence the students. The rest is history, It work. Liberal Professors were very receptive. In fact the riot at the University of Berkeley in the 60’s was a direct result of the communism influence of my Uncle, Liberal Professors and naive students. Is history repeating itself by the naive young people gathering in groves to support Bernie with the promise of distribution of wealth, free tuition and be given everything. Obama already made great strides in this area. George Washington in his last written speech to the Continental Congress stated: Beware brethren. Freedom is not free, we will always have to fight for it. Protect our constitution. It will be attacked not only from the outside, but from the inside. Beware of smooth talkers. judge by deeds. Communism is alive and well in America today. The far left is excited. So help us, if we don’t change things now. America is on the road of destruction. Our Government has checks and balances and I believe we the people, the real Americans will stand up and save it.

Robert Mack
6 years ago

When so many Americans have died fighting Communism and or Socialism for decades, why is an avowed Socialist even allowed to run for President of the U.S? Neither Sanders or Clinton should be allowed to run for office.
Bernie Sanders is proselytizing young brain dead kids with Socialism/Communism which is counter to what America stands for. Obviously he has found many weak minded young on college campuses and that is truly appalling and sad.
Once you watch “Waters World” on Bill O’Reilly’s program you are amazed and shocked to see so many young college students that cannot identify those who hold political office in America and around the world, past or present. Nor can they name the major wars or battles where so many Americans died so they could enjoy their freedoms today. They cannot even remember more recent terrorist bombings and who was responsible.
Oh! but they can identify every movie star and what movie they were in. This begs the question, why did they learn nothing in K thru 12th grade and why or how did they get into college, to waste many more thousands of dollars? This will be the future leaders of America?
God help us all!

Robert S.
6 years ago
Reply to  Robert Mack

Well, fellow patriot… the 26th amendment to the Constitution became law July 1, 1971. It lowered the voting age to 18. In my opinion the voting age went the wrong way. I believe it should be raised to 25 yrs of age. Our country is at a tipping point, and I am not sure we can wise up the youth. I grew up in a post WWII era, where people were God fearing. Unfortunately that is out of style. What we can do is support all conservative candidates – those with common God sense, good manners, and the habit of telling the truth… may God help us.

Robert S.
6 years ago

So, the fix is in with the ’email scandal.’ What’s new. Obama says there is “no interference with the FBI or the Justice Dept.”
Bull Sugar. Obama and Hillary are consummate liars. I read in the Bible that God hates liars. Jesus told the Apostle John
that all liars will take part in Hell. I believe it. But, like a friend said, “Judgement doesn’t come soon enough.”

Virginia Tschanz
6 years ago

The impressionable youth who admire Bernie Sanders should spend some time in Cuba and Venezuela if they think there is no difference between socialism and free enterprise. They’d soon learn how abjectly socialism fails in actual practice.

Robert S.
6 years ago

Bernie Sanders should be deported to Cuba or Venezuela…

Jim Kleinfelder
6 years ago

Socialist and communist I see no difference, and the liberals want to destroy the America I fought for, for 25 years. Time to give the GOP another chance, especially Trump.

Charles Lopresto
6 years ago

It is critical that a Republican wins, if for no other reason than the Supreme Court appointments. They last longer than four or eight years. Hillary has a very good chance of winning because she will not be prosecuted, the fix is in and has been, and she will receive votes from all the low-information voters who seek their political advice from Ellen, Whoopie, and all the rest of the celebrities. Just watch “Watter’s World” and listen to the audience response on “The View.” Sad, but true.

john koo
6 years ago

You are seeing the results of the participation trophy generation. Don’t work hard or strive to better at any endeavor just show up and you will be rewarded. Now as young adults they expect to be taken care of without putting in any effort. The I deserve it attitude instilled in them from an early age.

Robert S.
6 years ago
Reply to  john koo

Right on, John. They are a bunch of snotty nose spoiled brats. Remember Khrushchev said that the U.S.S.R.
would bury us from within. Heaven help us… it starts in our public schools; removing God, prayer, and instilling socialist
seeds into the fertile mind of young children.

john koo
6 years ago
Reply to  Robert S.

I remember Khrushchev saying that. Just like the fall of the Roman Empire from within.

Robert S.
6 years ago
Reply to  john koo

I have read that great civilizations only last about two hundred years…

Anthony
6 years ago
Reply to  Robert S.

Yes that is true, and we are fighting our fall right now. Since we can not dig ourselves out of this NAFTA mess, we have to break the rest of the world. China will go bust after following our footsteps. I am glad we are working with Cuba, but they too will become the USAs red headed step child.

Charles Lopresto
6 years ago
Reply to  john koo

The participation trophy could also be referred to as the “apology trophy.” We are raising a bunch of apologists that will grow into politicians like Obama, Sanders, Clinton, and even O’Malley. Martin O’Malley dared to say, while he was still in the campaign, “All Lives Matter.” A day later, after he received much pressure, he walked it back. This week, Bill Clinton pushed back against “Black Lives Matter,” saying “You are defending the people who kill the lives you say matter.” There has been much pressure for him to apologize for that. So what do we learn with the apology trophy? Everyone gets a prize, or else we must apologize to and for those that didn’t.
The Right believes in equal opportunity.
The Left believes in equal results.

Robert S.
6 years ago

Friends, we are “created” as equals. Thereafter, we have different ambition, drive, integrity, and education.
Success is not ‘created’ but success is earned. Most youth do not understand this concept…

Paul Wade
6 years ago

It looks like the communist party has been very successful infiltrating our government in both parties. Can you name anyone in the House or Senate that follows the Constitution?

Robert S.
6 years ago
Reply to  Paul Wade

Yes. One – Ted Cruz.

Tony G
6 years ago
Reply to  Robert S.

and Mike Lee (Utah Senator).

Beverly A.
6 years ago
Reply to  Tony G

I have no trust him either. He is part of the New world Order but not like Cruz whose wife is his cousin.

Robert S.
6 years ago
Reply to  Tony G

Great American…

Beverly A.
6 years ago
Reply to  Robert S.

Cruz only loves himself. He does not care about you or me .HE supports the New World Order and his wife is his cousin.—so no to Cruz forever

Robert S.
6 years ago
Reply to  Beverly A.

Beverly… would you please cite you references that prove that Ted Cruz is part of the New World Order?
It is easy to re post an idea gleaned from a biased and spurious commentary. Show me the beef.

Joe McHugh
6 years ago
Reply to  Paul Wade

Senator Jeff Sessions from Alabama. I reside in the People’s Republic of New York, and I have been following Senator Session’s career for two decades now. I have never once witnessed a failure on his part to faithfully represent his constituents in Alabama and the American people at large.

If Sessions has a weakness, it would have to be in his lack of having a super ego. He declines any suggestion that he run for the office of the Presidency. However, he is always first to resist any legislation that abuses the inherent rights of the people. Not shocking enough? Well consider this: Jeff Sessions actually cites the Constitution every time he opposes legislative bills initiated by the Democrats or the RINOs. Imagine that!

Richard Wilson
6 years ago

Sanders did not talk those enthusiastic young people into supporting him. No, his far-left socialist message loudly resonated with them–that’s the message being stuffed onto their minds and molded into their worldview in the taxpayer-subsidized academia they have been attending. Look at those young people–learn their faces. They will be leading our nation in 10 to 15 years. I’m sorry, but we are done. It’s over. It’s just a matter of time…

Sally May
6 years ago

Communism is alive and well….living in the White House. Along with a proud card-carrying Commie, the “trusted advisor”! Communist/Socialist…….go live in those countries…..see how that works out for u.

Ivan Berry
6 years ago

Capitalism, based on the premis that it takes money to make money, can be either “free enterprize” or State Capitalism. Communism is not the opposite of capitalism, for even the Communists use capital to make capital. Capital therefore is a resource. How it is used and managed makes the difference.
Free enterprize lets the market determine outcomes; State Capitalism uses central planning (or some version of such management) to determine the process and control results. State control tends to lead to totalitarian ends, thus oligarths or plutocrats eventually have and/or control all a nation state’s wealth resulting in the two classes (wealthy and poor) that exist in Kingdoms and in collectivist States.
Weber’s “Capitalist Americans” did not (ensure) “freedom for allies and enemies alike.” From the 1870’s on, we have been ensured a “mercantile” system that has made war on free enterprize, gradually takeing away the self reliance and individual responsibility upon which this nation was founded. Weber’s affirmation of patriotic Republicans or Democrats agreeing with him is spurious at the least. The captalist west does not, “unfailingly and indiscrimenatey continue to offer a good life to those who choose to work for a living.” The west for the most part has already succumbed to the siren song of the welfare state. The only difference between Communism and western capitalism is only by degree of totalitarian control being implemented.
Russia, as were most nations of the 18th century, under totalitarian rulers and their functionaries. America was however founded upon principles of individual responsibility and initiative, seeking liberty and a limited amount of central control, as best illustrated by the Declaration of Independance and our own Constitution,. What remains to be said is that we have since lost our way.

Robert S.
6 years ago
Reply to  Ivan Berry

Well thought out, Ivan. Well stated. If only the youth would listen and
understand that we are going in the wrong direction.

It will be interesting to see how these youngsters react when they find
that they have killed the golden goose.

Rick B.
6 years ago

Obama makes me sick. His overtures, and recent state visit, to Cuba were without question an overt attempt to add “something” noteworthy to a very long list of policy failures over the past seven years. Unfortunately, cozying up to a Communist dictatorship is not the thing most U.S. citizens would consider an accomplishment. Like putting lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig. Communist regimes such as Cuba and North Korea see such actions as signs of weakness, only encouraging more “rogue state” acting out. Even the PRC is beginning to lose patience with their protectorate to the south, recently going along with the latest rounds of UN sanctions for N Korea’s nuclear weapon and ballistic missile testing.

What if anything has changed in the Cuban totalitarian regime since we first broke diplomatic relations so many, many administrations ago, and have maintained up until now under both Democratic and Republican Presidents without interruption? The answer is that absolutely nothing has changed. There are still “Ladies in White” behind mistreated for their brave protests, there are still political dissidents in prison with no hope of release, there are still large disparities between the prosperity of the ruling class and the ruled. As stated in the allegorical book, Animal Farm, “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

maria rose
6 years ago

The generation of young people today has grown up expecting everything to handed to them (entitled) without putting up any sweat. They have no respect for the pleasure of earning things by hard work. Take the example of free college tuition, state colleges have been always lower or no cost for state residents, if the location was far from home, one found a way to pay for housing by actual doing work of some kind. You also don’t go to college for social activities and majors in college should be in areas for earning a living in. Liberal Arts doesn’t prepare you for earning a living. Okay the economy is tough right now,so a lot of young adults have moved back home to parents but don’t contribute to household expenses either. (Parents who gave up their money and time to raise them get boarders who pay no rent like children) If you are over the age of 21, you are an adult, so you need to upgrade your lifestyle and act like you have real bills and plan to financially stable. I have my son living with mens an argrement that he will take care of me when I am older (over 80plus). His aim is to become head of household reversing roles, within a 5 year time period. Only holdup is having a job that pays him an affordable wage (over the minimum wage) so he can afford a market value rent or mortgage without government assistance. I don’t like Bernie because he strikes me as someone who didn’t make an effort to do anything to earn a living except by talking the talk. He didn’t have a real job until he was 39 (what was he doing to support himself before then). I was working part time at age 16 and was able to pay my college tuition by working thru college. I maintained that part time job until I got a full time job with a good salary to end needed the part time income also. Can Bernie say that

Angela M. Rosati
6 years ago
Reply to  maria rose

Maria Rose: you are a fine example for you son and anyone who reads your comment. I’m 86 yo and when I went to school, we learned: In communism, the people own the cow and the govt. gets the milk. In a democracy, the govt. owns the cow and the people get the milk.Somehow, that doesn’t sound as well as it did then. Maybe I wrote incorrectly.

Jane B.
6 years ago

LOL – in Communism, the gov’t owns the cow and the milk; the people have to take care of the cow, and get to buy some of the milk, after standing in line, if it is available when they get to the front.

Robert Qualls
6 years ago
Reply to  Jane B.

And if you complain about how sickly the cow looks, or the length of the line, you get either sent to Siberia or shot!

Angela M. Rosati
6 years ago
Reply to  Robert Qualls

Jane & Robert: thanks for your posts. They made a lot of cents….um, sense.

PaulO
6 years ago
Reply to  maria rose

maria rose

Did you know the US government charges college students up to 6.8% for their educational loans.

While the Big banks get money from the US Fed at 0.075% and then invest it in Treasuries paying 2.5%, pocketing a risk-free and work-free profit of 2.4525%.

……. no I didn’t think you did.

Ruel D
6 years ago
Reply to  PaulO

Sir,
What does that have to do with Ms Maria’s comment. Did you even read it? …..no, I didn’t think you did.

Ralph
6 years ago
Reply to  Ruel D

He will never answer you, Ruel because he is a communist. He never replies to me or RIK either. He just plants those stupid comments, thinking he is going to turn us into commies like him! Just watch how he does it. Sometimes he crawls back under his rock and we don’t hear from him for a while.

Anyry
6 years ago
Reply to  PaulO

Maybe the government should stay out of the loaning business and then we, students or not, would be able to get lower interest loans from competing private capital available. And, if the government would take care of its well-define constitutional duties (limited as they are) maybe it would not fail at those duties. Not to mention, it would save some money, stop the ridiculous stealing..err, taxation of wealth, and allow more money in my pocket to pay for my student interest loan.

Keep in mind that a 6% interest rate is still a kind and generous offer for a future promise of reimbursement based on a non-tangible guarantee but on the possibly of success, the probability of which is decreasing every day, thanks in part to the government-ran failing educational system. Just remember that, years ago when the US economy was booming, mortgage rates were as high as 20% with a significant down payment. If, during those period of economic stability, a physical guarantee would still require such a high cost of financing, maybe you should ask yourself what lead to only a 6% interest rate on a non-secure loan and a national debt of trillions.

Bill
6 years ago
Reply to  PaulO

And guess what these banks pay seniors on their cash or CD investments as little as 0.10% and In one of our cases that covers $30,000 + in our emergency reserve fund

Ralph
6 years ago
Reply to  Bill

Bill the reason interest is so low is because of how the Democrats have ruined business! Especially obama. When there is no business there is no interest. I’m like you, it hurts. The only cure is to get rid of the dumacrat communists and get good old capitalism running full speed again. Watch everybody’s situation improve, including the poor who loose the most when the dumacrats are in power.

James Prater
6 years ago

When my uncle died in 1961 one of the first people from whom my aunt received a visit, after the funeral, was the local agricultural extension agent who told her that the state would provide her, as a widow, the lime necessary to sweeten the soil in her 40-acre pasture, and also would provide her with the means to expand her stock pond to accommodate more cattle. Her immediate response was that if she thought she needed those things, she would provide them herself. I wonder how much of that spirit of independence and individualism is alive in our current generation. It appears to me that the government has succeeded in extinguishing a large percentage of it and is intent on fostering more and more dependence on it.

Margaret Paddock
6 years ago

If the current election process of delegates voting for whomever they choose in place of for the candidate that “won” them doesn’t teach us there is too much corruption in Washington and whatever we thought was left of capitalism remains we had better choose a new president that delights in the constitution and surrounds himself with senators like Jeff Sessions and others that work diligently to preserve our Republic. Communism is only a step away from the New World Order that Obama has been pushing us into and Cruz will continue to do being that he is a globalist also.

Angela M. Rosati
6 years ago

Margaret: you are so right. I’ve been saying for years that obama (lower case deliberate) is a muslim/communist, who wants to destroy America because he hates it. And no one is stopping him!!!

Paul Wade
6 years ago

That is the main point, Angela. Obama was put in that office with the aid and abettment of Congress and the ‘inferior’ Supreme Court. Why did the Senate hold a special meeting to question Jon McCain knowing his parents were citizens of the USA but declined to question Barack Obama knowing his father was a British subject?

Why was Obama allowed in that office even though he refused to identify himself? The Electoral College voted him in without proof of eligibility and the Senate approved their vote knowing he was a British subject at birth.

And how did a child who was adopted into Indonesian citizenship become a natural born citizen of the USA.

Goodbye USA, it was great to have you for 240 years.

Jeff
6 years ago

Our beloved president says it’s just, well, pick whatever system suits you. Communism, Socialism, Capitalism, no big difference. WE the People have almost made it through his disastrous presidency. Can we survive another 8 years of progressivism and pessimism of a Hillary presidency.

Charles Lopresto
6 years ago
Reply to  Jeff

The people, Mr. President. already picked out a system that suits us, one laid out in the Constitution. And while that document does not go into specifics about systems of government, it does define our civil and personal liberties. If you connect the dots, guess what, you pretty much get free market capitalism. It is you, Mr. President, who wants to shove all this other stuff down our throats. If the people truly do want the progressive and socialist government that you claim they want, why are you afraid to have them vote on issues related to that, or listen to the legislative representatives who represent their views. Instead, you want to use executive action to ensure “my way or the highway.”

Robert S.
6 years ago

Obummer does not give a damn what you think. He is an over educated elitist idiot..;
Therefor he is not responsible for being an ignorant imbecile. He will be judged, however.

Robert S.
6 years ago
Reply to  Jeff

Hell no…

Dan Ferrand
6 years ago

Every time I hear the word “Progressive” I want to puke. Let’s call it what it really IS …..REgressive! It’s these regressives that re-define everything in sight to undermine and pervert everything good. They will destroy the world!

Charles Lopresto
6 years ago
Reply to  Dan Ferrand

You are correct. Progressive is anything but that. It was popular in the turn of the last century and led to things like Planned Parenthood Eugenic Racism, New World Order where we must answer to a global government instead of our own Constitution, and a lot of others things that now make up the new version of the Democrat party. Democrats accuse the GOP of living back in the era of Ronald Reagan, the eighties. But they still live in the 1960’s with their Black Panther, Woodstock, activism. So I guess, at the least, Republicans are twenty years ahead of them.

Ruel D
6 years ago

Charles,
Don’t forget Progressivism’s greatest “victory”; Prohibition.

Ralph
6 years ago

Charles, don’t forget the bush father and son are progressives. Remember bush sr. and his “new world order” comment. Maybe that’s why Jeb was not liked or trusted.

Diana Erbio
6 years ago

“Today it seems that too many Americans expect that their problems be solved by some faceless bureaucracy. They look for answers in yet another unaccountable government agency. We must once again realize that we are the solution.”
That is from my recent AMAC column. It did not make the newsletter, but it is on AMAC Facebook page and maybe if you have time you might give it a read :-)
It’s title is “We are the Better Angels We are Looking For”. Thanks ! I also mention info about my new book that has been published in an author’s note at the end if the article!

Ivan Berry
6 years ago
Reply to  Diana Erbio

Read it and loved it. You always manage to bring a sweetness to your subjects that lifts spirits beyond anything most other writers are able to attain.
Thank you.

Diana Erbio
6 years ago
Reply to  Ivan Berry

I appreciate that you read my column Ivan and PaulE :-)

PaulO
6 years ago
Reply to  Ivan Berry

I see and agree with you boys, Grimaldi’s got a mug only a beer could love.

PaulE
6 years ago
Reply to  Diana Erbio

Your article would have made a much better lead article for this week’s newsletter than this “let us state the obvious” nonsense. Your article would have certainly lead to a better on-line discussion of the real issues we face.

John
6 years ago

Any 70-year old who takes comfort in the adoration of 18-year old college kids is enjoying a second childhood and is deluding himself and deceiving those who fail to read the accounts of World War II Germany and Nationalist Socialism and those of Eastern Europe, of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics from 1917 to 1989 and of the countries of the Warsaw Pact, including Yugoslavia and Romania and Czechoslovakia. When naive, immature and relatively ignorant, 18-year-olds have gotten over their idealism and see the world with all the evil it contains, they will not look to government programs to satisfactorily solve all the needs of people who suffer at the hands of powermongers regardless of the system of government. Privilege among the governing is a long tradition concomitant with power. Under the socialist-communist system, as with the nationalist-socialist system, imprisonment and death were the rewards for those who opposed the power of the privileged, ruling elite or who objected to the inequities of the privileged few. Read the accounts of Soviet poets and writers. Better yet, ask Russian-American immigrants since 1989 what life was like in the old Soviet Union. Take advantage of their knowledge, their wisdom and their experience. Then make a rational decision and send Bernie Sanders back to the funny farm in Vermont where he rightfully belongs!

Peggy
6 years ago
Reply to  John

Agree with your statement. I will add that there are young people and kids that grow up knowing all about the evils of the world and those are us that were raised on Military bases. My dad was a conservative Democrate and a career USAF man who was mostly stationed on the SAC (Strategic Air Command) bases.

Lee
6 years ago
Reply to  Peggy

I, too, am a military brat. I remember air raid drills at the end of the Korean War, Communist May Day celebrations in Paris in the 1960’s, have lived in South Korea and seen soldiers on the streets, air raid drills monthly, been part way down one of the tunnels dug under the DMZ, remember tales from my mother of having to leave Alaska when Pearl Harbor was bombed but not being able to go “home” since it was in Aiea Hawaii, across from Pearl Harbor, her being a plane spotter. I remember having American History in school which really was American history and not to story of agriculture and transportation etc., that my grandson got in 9th grade several years ago. Kids today have no idea what it could be like living under a socialist/communist regime. Someone always has to be the decider of who does what and who gets what in those societies but the citizens have no say at all, unlike the way it’s supposed to be in this country.

Ralph
6 years ago
Reply to  Lee

Lee it is because the communist trained teachers [college professors who taught them] don’t teach them the failure of communism, still preaching the marx/engals utopia nonsense. My grandson’s “society studies” [no longer history) book covers the civil war in one 5 line paragraph! But plenty of other trivial nonsense in it. These text books are forced on the States by the federal government nea. I protested them at a school board meeting and was told “there is nothing we can do about it, if we don’t use them we lose our federal aid.” So our own government that we finance are forcing this crap down our throats. What if instead of a government shutdown, we all refused to pay our income tax until they stop this waste and deception…..hum!???

Robert Palm Sr.
6 years ago
Reply to  John

Very well written John. In 1962 I was stationed at McCoy AFB in Orlando Fla, which was a SAC base, and is now where we fly into when we go to Orlando. The U2 flight flights that flue over Cuba came from our base in the early morning hours. With the confirmation of missiles in Cuba they moved our B-52’s and KC-135’s north, and replace them with fighter aircraft from ATC bases in the south. Those of us who where assigned to this location stayed to help wherever it was needed to get this fleet ready for President Kennedy’s orders. The day when we where on the very brink of nuclear war. Our fighters where fully loaded with fuel and weapons and, where all lined up running just waiting for the order to head south. Talk about a bunch of 20 year old guys scared to death with the thought that once these aircraft took off there was no place to hid. The altitude on our control tower was 84 feet above sea level, which reminds me of the old saying,” flat as a board and easy to nail”. Thank God cooler heads prevailed, and they where told to stand down. This time has been long forgotten, but it was the only time since our county was born that our whole nation was on the brink of a massive attack.
We had held the line to stop communism from getting a foothold in our hemisphere. This is now what the kids in our colleges think is the way they wish to live their lives. Those of us who have served our country have tried to keep this way of life from our families and country. We have been attacked in our colleges, and they are winning the hearts and minds of our grandchildren. I agree with Dr. Carson that if the democrats get either Hillary or Burnie in the White House they will be enslaved by this socialism for years to come. With this type of government you can’t vote them out of office, but will have to resort to physically removing them from the seat of power in our country.
I think we are in Deeeeep Shit!

Bob

Rick B.
6 years ago

The protestors of the sixties have become the tenured college professors of today, and they have been indoctrinating our nation’s youth for decades. I’ll let you guess what they have and have -not- been teaching our nation’s future leaders. If you’re familiar with the term “Fifth Columnist” then you’ll understand what We the People are up against today, a cadre of dedicated liberal progressives, slowly but surely undermining the very foundations of our once great country.

Angela M. Rosati
6 years ago

Bob, thank you for your service and your post. It is excellent and I wish all the young people could read what’s been posted here. You think they could take such straight talk???

Peggy
6 years ago

During 1962 my dad was stationed at MacDill AFB near Tampa, Fl. I remember as a kid having blankets over the windows so no light could shine through.

Angela M. Rosati
6 years ago
Reply to  John

John, I remember reading in the Reader’s Digest, after WW2, how many people were imprisoned because they opposed communism. I also remember seeing newspaper pictures of Russian women standing on long lines to buy food…and this was years after the end of WW2. Not pretty.

Ruel D
6 years ago

Ms Angela,
I have seen those lines. It was in the very early ’80’s when my unit was sent to Berlin for training. One day we were allowed to tour East Berlin. West Berlin was a vibrant, 24 hour city. East Berlin was tomb-like, some streets were still filled with rubble left over from WWII, and we saw a line of people waiting at a store for shoes. Not brown shoes, not white shoes, not even shoes that fit; just shoes. There were cops on every corner. They weren’t there to protect the people, they were national cops, there to look out for the interests of the government (read FBI and DHS). I saw my first working steam locomotive. About mid-way through our day of education, a couple of us ducked into an ice cream shop to get out of a thunderstorm. Shortly after we sat down a hippie looking couple (very out of place) appeared at the door of the shop and made a bee line to our table and sat down. The male half said something along the lines of “Thank God for you guys, we don’t ever want to live like this”. They were an American couple touring Europe and I guess we weren’t the only ones getting an education that day.

Robert Qualls
6 years ago
Reply to  Ruel D

Ruel:
I was there about the same time as you, and you are correct. I would just add one more observation. WEST Berlin was full of native-German “hippies”, draft-dodgers, squatters and the like because it was still under the post WWII
“Four Power Agreement” (USA, UK, France and USSR) and as such the residents of West Berlin were exempt from being drafted into the Bundeswehr (West Germany Army). So all kinds of misfits malcontents, greenie-weenies and lefties generally congregated from the rest of West Germany there so that they wouldn’t have to serve NATO and the interests of capitalism. Most of them couldn’t see the evidence of how awful the people who supposedly saw it their way had it just over the wall, or how many of them were dying trying to escape it. (Don’t know as if being a resident of East Berlin exempted one from being drafted into the Volksarmee [East German Army], though.

Ruel D
6 years ago
Reply to  Robert Qualls

Robert,
I was only there for a week. You seem to have gotten a better picture than I did, so my guess is that you were stationed there. I went in for your fantastic city fighting course. I suspect that the people you are describing were quite able to see what life was like in that horrid place, they just were too chicken to fight against it. The couple we met were on a tour, paid for by their parents, to see what Europe was like before they started college. I suspect that any socialist college professor they ran into got absolutely nowhere with them. Good education for your kids if you can afford it.

Ivan Berry
6 years ago
Reply to  John

Good points all, John.

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