There can be no real personal freedom while living in a culture of hysteria. The United States seems particularly prone to episodes of moral panic and group hysteria. A century ago, D. H. Lawrence scoffed at this country’s self-image: The land of the free! This the land of […]
The deepest foundation of capitalism is enclosure of the commons. Capitalism is the agenda of corralling all of the world’s resources into private ownership. This is known as closing the commons. Once achieved no man could be self-sufficient. Gone would be the days when a man could hunt […]
Meritocracy is the idea that wealth, power, and status are the results of individual merit, or at least should be. In a perfectly free society without discrimination, so the story goes, the superior will rise and the inferior will sink, each to their own proper level.
It is hard to overestimate the degree to which the term “Gulag” has become an integral part of the anticommunist horror story. Much of this can be traced back to the Russian writer Alexandr Solzhenitsyn and his novels One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch and, especially, […]
Following up on my last post, still another everyday anticommunist insinuation from the Netflix comedy series GLOW. A minor character, who is supposed to be a Jewish refugee from the Soviet Union, says: “In Russia, only thing they hate more than homosexual is Jew.” Well, this is outrageous […]
The most effective way to indoctrinate people is to insinuate the desired ideas and attitudes into everyday discourse. Anticommunism pops up absolutely everywhere in a relentless drip, drip, drip of negative thoughts and images. Each drip may be small, but the result is a steady accumulation in the […]
One of the supposed “horrors” of communism was its use of mass indoctrination. Vast captive populations, trapped behind the Iron Curtain, were subjected to relentless mind control, turning them into good, loyal, empty-headed commie robots. Communist propaganda blared from every side: newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, billboards, public loudspeakers, […]