To: Captain Kirk
But listen to this excerpt on how the Bosheviks ran things in the Soviet Union from Richard Halliburton's "Seven League Boots"; 1935, in the chapter called "Straight talk from Russia"
Remember to put it into the context of the times - the Great Depression, when many, many influential people thought capitalism was through and Communism was the way of the future...
"Of course some of the stubborn ones may not like their new medicine. But we know what's good for them - they don't. We must lock them in. From now on no Russian may leave Russia."
"There will probably be a few fools," the leader continued, "who will fail to appreciate the blessings we are going to give them, and will try to run away. And perhaps some of them will succeed. But we'll take care of that. If any Russian does escape we'll persecute his mother and sisters and children, and send them off to starve and freeze in Siberia. That will teach the other rebels a lesson!"
"The family must go next. Family unity is a capitalistic and bourgeois custom dangerous to Communism. Our children must be taught to spy upon their parents and testify against them. Our men and women must be able to love whom they please, when they please; to marry and divorce on impulse. Our state will care for the unwanted offspring, and do it better than the parents."
"Money," they said, "is the source of all evil. Money was the support of the gentry and intelligentsia. We must destroy all private wealth, all private property, and all means of accumulating it, lest these old classes come back."
What's bizarre is many of these same ideas have been thrown around here in the US for a long time by socialists and others who might not have any idea where they came from.
"The family must go next. Family unity is a capitalistic and bourgeois custom dangerous to Communism. Our children must be taught to spy upon their parents and testify against them."
And the schools are pushing a new survey in the public schools of PA which asks invasive and inflamatory questions about the child's family.
It's no wonder that the socialist teachers union NEA, the largest contributor to the DNC, was started in PA.
Here's more germane links to communist goals:
The Soviet Art of Brain Washing
The Democratic National Convention (if the link is still active)
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