Thursday, May 10, 2012

"A Weirdly Glamorous View Of Socialism and Communism"

Watch a man from the former Soviet Union school this OWS punk.


Jean said...

Hee hee, that was kind of fun, but I don't think the young man was really thinking about it by the end.

allen (in Michigan) said...

Nothing weird about the attraction of communism if you're credulous and have the assumptions a small child about the world.

The underlying message of communism is that you'll be taken care of which feeds into a desire to not have to bothered with some of life's unpleasantnesses as well as greed in that it's always the unworthy who will be forced to fund the pleasant existence that all socialists assume will occur when socialism is triumphant.

All socialists except those who hunger for the power over their fellow human beings that's the reality of socialism. They have no illusions.

Since socialism is dependent on immaturity the gentleman in the video was engaged in as frustrating and valueless a pursuit as pushing on a rope - trying to convince someone, by brute intellectual force, to grow up. But like wine, we don't mature before our time. Some never will and some manage the trick, seemingly, about the time they come off the breast. But early or late the process seems largely internally-driven with "nurture" having little, but not nothing, to do with it.

But being an inveterate optimist, I insist on seeing the gradual rejection of socialism, both here in the U.S. and also in the wider world, as evidence that humanity is moving beyond socialism.