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  • How Communism Almost Ruined The First Thanksgiving

    11/24/2017 7:41:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    FEE ^ | 11/24/2017 | by Richard M. Ebeling
    This time of the year, whether in good economic times or bad, Americans gather with their families and friends and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal together. It marks a remembrance of those early Pilgrim Fathers who crossed the uncharted ocean from Europe to make a new start in Plymouth, Massachusetts. What is less appreciated is that Thanksgiving is also a celebration of the birth of free enterprise in America.They wanted to erect a New Jerusalem, built on a foundation of communal sharing and social altruism.The English Puritans, who left Great Britain and sailed across the Atlantic on the Mayflower in...
  • The Revolutionary Communist Party lays out their strategy for communist takeover of the US

    11/22/2017 6:30:20 AM PST · by ETL · 31 replies
    RevCom.us (their official website) ^ | 1999 through present (2017) | Bob Avakian (their insane leader)
    Bob Avakian [leader of the RCP] on the Revolutionary Press Create Public Opinion, Seize PowerRevolutionary Worker #1000, March 28, 1999 On the occasion of our 1000th issue, we are proud to present the following selection from the writings of RCP Chairman Bob Avakian on the revolutionary press and our central task--"Create Public Opinion... Seize Power." ***** It must be really understood that we are involved in warfare with the enemy--a particular kind of warfare in which at the present time the main battles and campaigns are political and the main weapon the newspaper, but a kind of warfare in which...
  • THE PILGRIMS TRIED COMMUNISM – IT DIDN’T WORK

    11/22/2017 6:02:47 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 19 replies
    https://barbwire.com ^ | Nov 22 2017 | Bryan Fischer
    When we point out that neither Socialism nor Communism have ever worked, its supporters simply smile indulgently and say, “Well, that’s just because the right people haven’t tried it yet.” On that count, they are just plain wrong. Communism had its purest test in the earliest days of American history, and was an abysmal, abject, utter failure. And it was tried by a small group of people who were committed to each other, devoted to God, and were hard-working and industrious. If this crew couldn’t make it work, nobody’s ever going to make it work.
  • Communism's Failed Promise: Heaven on Earth without God

    11/20/2017 8:11:20 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Breakpoint ^ | 11/20/17 | Eric Metaxas, G Shane Morris
    This week marked a century since one of the darkest chapters in human history began, and a truly evil worldview was put into practice. One hundred years ago, Bolshevik revolutionaries stormed the Winter Palace in Petrograd, the seat of the Provisional Government of Russia. They also seized post offices, train stations, and telegraphs in the dead of night. When the people of Russia’s capital city awoke, they were in what Rhodes Scholar David Satter described as “a different universe.” That universe was a communist one. Vladimir Lenin’s so-called “October Revolution,” which took place in November on the Gregorian calendar, sought...
  • Commentary: Why social democrats have become irrelevant

    11/17/2017 10:35:10 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 17, 2017 | by John Lloyd
    In almost every country in Europe, parties of the center-left struggle to remain competitive in the political arena. Yet social democracy - though it can claim success in creating and developing public services which have improved the lives and health of citizens - can now rarely convince its former supporters that it’s still worth their votes. Since the war (WW II), social democratic parties offered capitalism a deal. The state would be largely responsible for public welfare and education, and organized labor would – in varying degrees – be granted strong bargaining rights, even co-determination in enterprises. Capitalism would be...
  • Katy Perry Banned From China as Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Continues to Crumble

    11/16/2017 8:34:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 16, 2017 | Emily Smith and Oli Coleman
    SNIP While she was initially informed that she’d be able to gain access, the decision was apparently reversed after the government caught wind of a controversial incident from 2015, in which Perry donned a bright, glittery dress with sunflowers on it during a performance in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. Her outfit wound up causing widespread outrage because the sunflower had been adopted the year before by anti-China protesters. To drive her point home, Perry also waved a Taiwanese flag during the concert in show of support for the country, which has been butting heads with China for years over...
  • The triumph of Bill Ayers

    11/15/2017 11:37:41 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    americanthinker ^ | November 12, 2017 | Monica Showalter
    One of the latest polls shows a majority of millenials would prefer to live under a socialist, fascist or communist system rather than a capitalist one. One of the Virginia Democrats elected in last week's special election. Lee Carter, is a young unreconstructed socialist, and a member of the far-left Democratic Socialists of America. That organization has seen a fivefold increase in its membership, from about 6,000 to now 30,000. Disillusion with free markets and capitalism is often cited as the reason for this phenomenon. According to an interview with a millennial socialist in The Guardian: “Everyone has student loan...
  • Hey Millennials: Communism Sucks, I Lived It

    11/15/2017 5:46:55 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/15/17
    A recent poll found that fifty percent of millennials say they would rather live in a communist or socialist country than in a capitalist democracy. These numbers can’t be laughed off -- they should frighten you. Maybe they don’t know what communism means. I do. I lived in Communist Poland. Perhaps those fifty percent of millennials were not properly taught about communism in school. That’s too bad, and dangerous. So here are some examples for those misguided millennials to ponder, all of which I experienced in communist Poland.
  • Hey Millennials: Communism Sucks, I Lived It

    11/15/2017 10:25:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/15/2017 | Ewa Ryzsard
    A recent poll found that fifty percent of millennials say they would rather live in a communist or socialist country than in a capitalist democracy. These numbers can’t be laughed off -- they should frighten you. Maybe they don’t know what communism means. I do. I lived in Communist Poland. Perhaps those fifty percent of millennials were not properly taught about communism in school. That’s too bad, and dangerous. So here are some examples for those misguided millennials to ponder, all of which I experienced in communist Poland. Unreliable electricity Do you millennials enjoy having electricity on demand to charge...
  • Poland: Nationalism Rising | Tommy Robinson and Stefan Molyneux

    11/14/2017 5:05:01 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/14/17 | Stefan Molyneux
    Over the weekend, Tommy Robinson was in Warsaw, Poland to attend the country's Independence Day march - a celebration of Poland's 99 years of independence from Russia. While the mainstream media claimed that 60,000 far-right Nazis took to the streets preaching racism and division, the reality of the march was much different. Tommy Robinson joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss his firsthand experience in Poland, the mainstream media’s distortion of the independence celebration, the suffering of communism producing a gratitude for freedom and the state of the European Union.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYTsRpstpBY
  • The Russian Orthodox Church and the Impact of Bolshevism

    11/13/2017 11:34:29 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose
    The Moscow Times via EurasiaNet's Red Legacy Project ^ | November 3, 2017 | Christopher Stroop
    "It is common knowledge that the advent of Bolshevism in 1917 was devastating for devout believers in the former tsarist empire." "Less well known is the fact that the October Revolution interrupted a reform movement that could have taken the Russian Orthodox Church in a new direction, and that it subsequently caused splintering from which the Church still has not recovered." "Under the tsars, the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) served as an important pillar of the autocratic system. Just how subservient the church was to the state remains a matter of debate. Some historians, such as Gregory Freeze and Scott...
  • Will we be ‘wiped out?’ How climate change is affecting California

    11/13/2017 10:21:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 13, 2017 | By Christopher Cadelago
    California could one day be uninhabitable. Fire. Heat. Floods. Infestation. Disease. Suffering. Scientists have for years warned about the ravaging consequences of a warming planet. Decamping for the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Convention on Climate Change, California academics and political leaders were mulling how to better deploy the distressing projections to give unwary citizens a better understanding of what’s at stake and compel them to see the wisdom of embracing sustainability. “This is bad stuff. It doesn’t get any worse,” Gov. Jerry Brown lamented to scientists, religious and political leaders in Europe ahead...
  • We let Lenin rise, millions died. Now it’s Islamism

    11/12/2017 3:39:21 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 29 replies
    Sunday Times ^ | 12th October 2017 | Niall Ferguson
    Last week marked the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. On the night of November 7, 1917, the Winter Palace in Petrograd was occupied by the Bolsheviks. Seventy-two years later, on November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall was opened. In the intervening period, according to the estimates in The Black Book of Communism, the grand total of victims of communism was between 85m and 100m. Mao Tse-tung alone accounted for tens of millions: 2m between 1949 and 1951, another 3m in the course of the 1950s, a staggering 45m in the man-made famine known as the “Great Leap Forward”,...
  • Trump slams forced abortion, infanticide in North Korea

    11/09/2017 9:58:10 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 8, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    SOUTH KOREA, November 8, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – President Trump blasted the forced abortions and infanticide that are regularly committed in North Korea, asking why China would “feel an obligation” to help a country that kills Chinese babies for being “inferior.” “North Korean women are forced to abort babies that are considered ethnically inferior,” Trump told South Korea’s National Assembly. “And if these babies are born, the newborns are murdered.” “One woman's baby born to a Chinese father was taken away in a bucket,” Trump recalled. “The guard said it did not deserve to live because it was impure.”
  • Why Democrats Are Obsessed With Wealth Inequality

    11/11/2017 11:19:28 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 31, 2017 | Dennis Prager
    Here is how many times keywords were spoken: Wall Street: 23Tax: 20Inequality: 9Wealthy: 7 Now, compare the number of times other national concerns were mentioned: ISIS: 4Terror/ists/ism: 2Defense: 2Military (excluding Jim Webb): 1Freedom: 1Debt (national): 0Liberty: 0Strength: 0Armed forces: 0Islamist/Islamic: 0
  • The Bolshevik Century; Well That Didn’t Work

    11/11/2017 2:33:08 AM PST · by Djl3668 · 32 replies
    Libertyme ^ | 10/09 | Francis Turner
    “100 years ago today, November 7th, the Bolskeviks seized power in Russia and ushered in a century of terror, murder and economic/environmental mismanagement that killed more people than any other ideology or religion ever in the history of humanity. Not only did they kill more people in absolute terms, but the Communist regimes inspired and supported by the Soviet Union get to claim top spots in the “relative death” chart. It is worth reminding people of these facts when others try to whitewash the bloody red past.”
  • The New York Times keeps whitewashing communism’s crimes (Excellent)

    11/10/2017 8:40:41 AM PST · by NRx · 17 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11-10-2017 | Marc A. Thiessen
    ...The New York Times marked the same anniversary in a different way: by running a series of articles extolling the virtues of communism. The irony of the series’ title, “Red Century,” seems lost on the Times’s editors. The 20th century was “red” indeed — red with the blood of communism’s victims. The death toll of communism, cited in “The Black Book of Communism,” is simply staggering: In the USSR, nearly 20 million dead; China, 65 million; Vietnam, 1 million; Cambodia, 2 million; Eastern Europe, 1 million; Africa, 1.7 million; Afghanistan, 1.5 million; North Korea: 2 million (and counting). In all,...
  • On election night, Democratic voters erect “big blue wall” on the West Coast

    11/08/2017 11:41:48 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | November 8, 2017 | By PATRICK MAY
    Trump got a wall – just not the one he wanted. Manka Dhingra announced her victory in Washington state’s 45th District Senate race Tuesday night at the Redhook Brewery in Woodinville, an appropriately good-times setting to hand control of the state’s legislative chamber to her fellow Democrats. By knocking out the last GOP-held legislative body on the West Coast, Dhingra’s victory means one thing: The Great Blue Wall is back in place. On an election day when Democratic candidates unseated their Republican rivals in races from Virginia to Maine to New Jersey, delivering what the Seattle Times called the “GOP’s...
  • California increases cooperation with China to tackle climate change

    11/08/2017 7:30:51 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Governor Jerry Brown has announced plans to further California’s cooperation with the European Union and China on fighting climate change. California and the EU will begin hosting regular meetings, also working with China, on improving carbon markets, which aim to reduce pollution by putting a price on carbon emissions. The enhanced collaboration, announced after Brown addressed the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday, underscores Brown’s emergence as one of the United States’ leading voices on international climate policy even as the federal government recedes. His nearly two-week trip to Europe will end at the United Nation’s climate conference in Bonn,...
  • OCTOBER REVOLUTION: RUSSIA'S COMMUNISTS WARN OF RIOTS IF LENIN IS BURIED, KADYROV DEMANDS APOLOGY

    While Russian President Vladimir Putin is voicing no opinion on the Bolshevik Revolution, it has opened a rift between two of the country’s most outspoken politicians. In a rare example of mainstream political split in Russia, the row has seen threats of riots and demands for apology to victims of the Soviet regime. Ahead of the revolution’s centennial this week, the President of Russia’s Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov joined a chorus of voices from across the political spectrum in Russia, calling for the burial of the uprising’s leader, Vladimir Lenin. For almost a century, the revolutionary’s body has laid embalmed...