Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Obama and Marx: Need I Say More?
Dialogue between Barack Obama and a plumber:
PLUMBER: Why are you going to raise my taxes?"
OBAMA: "We want to spread the wealth around a little."
From each according to his ability, to each according to his need. (redistribution of wealth)
I don't have time to give lessons on communism, the Communist Manifesto or Marxism. I can say this quickly enough. I have personally visited former communist countries where Marx's principles were lived out in all their oppressive glory. They gain power by playing on class warfare and demagoguery. Then, after they take power, the people know nothing but oppression and poverty. Communism doesn't work.
Do we really, really want that here?