I agree with the Colonel, at least insofar as current progressive political doctrine has incorporated what used to be consider the signal characteristics of Communism: the notion that political power properly resides in class, class definitions breaking down now only economically (Marx) but along the lines of race, sex, and sexual preference (Frankfurt school). That it is the function of government to remediate economic equality between classes, that violence is a legitimate political tool, that law is a means of maintaining a power relationship between classes and managing social justice through unequal application. That rights are granted by the state and may be taken away in the name of social control. That historical direction is known in advance and that it is the function of politics to keep society on that path and disempower those who would deviate from it. That it is the function of political parties to act as a cadre for the leadership of the masses.
These are fundamental principles of Communism. With no more than half a dozen euphemisms they are the foundations of contemporary progressivism as well. These principles used to be whispered guiltily; now they are proclaimed loudly in the highest offices of the land. West is absolutely right.
Ugh - proofread. “Consider” = “considered”; “now only economically” = “not only economically”. Fire the editor.
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“These are fundamental principles of Communism. With no more than half a dozen euphemisms they are the foundations of contemporary progressivism as well. These principles used to be whispered guiltily; now they are proclaimed loudly in the highest offices of the land. West is absolutely right.”
Absolutely agree with you and well stated. The fact that what you state is not so obvious to the masses must be attributed to the “deliberate dumbing down of America.”
I pray Col West leadership invigorates others to pick up the ball and carry this message forward with strength and repetition
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