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We Thought Communism Collapsed, It's Reviving

We Thought Communism Collapsed, It's Reviving

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By Monday, 12 October 2020 09:45 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Now for a few thoughts on the coming second civil war and why the first Fort Sumter shots may have already been fired.

Stupid us back in the late 1980s and in 1991 when the Soviet Union dissolved and we thought Marxism had finally been defeated.

Marxist promises of an earthly paradise for workers had been thoroughly exposed as lies. Marxism gave the world the most bloody, brutal, murderous, and impoverished regimes the world had ever seen.

Russia, which was renamed the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, had turned into a vast killing ground. The repression of the Russian people under the Tsars was a picnic in a park compared with the immense murder state that the USSR became.

Stalin and Mao became history’s worst mass murderers, far surpassing the unimaginably cruel Adolf Hitler. Communism, which yielded only miserable poverty for the great mass of its captives, could only be sustained by endless terror wars against the citizens of the Communist state, whether that was Russia or Ukraine or China or North Korea or Cambodia.

One of history’s greatest men, Mikhail Gorbachev, chairman of the Communist Party of the USSR, recognized the colossal failure of Communism in Russia (USSR) in 1988 and began dismantling the Soviet State.

More than a dozen new countries were spun off as independent nations after the USSR ended. There was an attempt at a counter coup in 1991, but it failed, and Russia continued to not be the USSR.

In recent years, Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, has turned Russia back into a murderous dictatorship, but it’s still party-hearty compared with the USSR in Stalin’s day.

Anyway, we in the USA thought that the clock had irrevocably turned past midnight and a new dawn for freedom was breaking out all over the world.

To read Ben Stein's full article, please visit The American Spectator.

Ben Stein is a writer, an actor, and a lawyer who served as a speechwriter in the Nixon administration as the Watergate scandal unfolded. He began his unlikely road to stardom when director John Hughes as the numbingly dull economics teacher in the urban comedy, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Read Ben Stein's Reports — More Here.

 

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