Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Soviet Communism and American Conservatism
Soviet Communism created many fine things -- vodka, caviar, smoked salmon, pickled herring -- to name but a few. They also produced dachas and automobiles. Unfortunately, most of those goods and services went to the top 2% of the people -- the leaders of the Soviet Communist Party. Brezhnev, for example, owned a huge collection of fancy automobiles imported from all over the world. The rest of the population had little or nothing. Conservatives favor the same kind of distribution system here in the United States. They advocate distributing America's wealth in the same way that the Soviet Union did -- with most everything going to the top 2% of the population. That's why I say that Conservatives are Communists. Through tax shelters, tax loopholes, repeal of the estate tax, massive income tax reductions for the wealthiest Americans, etc., Conservatives want to make sure that the wealth flows upward -- up, up and away from most Americans. Such gross economic inequality caused the collapse of the Soviet Union. As someone once said: "To claim that Ronald Reagan caused the collapse of the Soviet Union is like saying that a rooster crowing at dawn is what causes the sun to rise." More to the point, Mikhail Gorbachev -- who is responsible for the dissolution of Soviet Communism -- said: "I could have lived out the rest of my life as a modern-day Ceasar, but not when I looked around and saw how poorly the rest of my fellow citizens were living." Now, after eight years of Bush's regressive economic policies, Conservatives have brought American capitalism to the brink of destruction. Obama's programs of massive spending and re-regulation of our financial systems, will undoubtedly save and reform American capitalism, making it stronger and healthier. The only thing Conservatives have to contribute to the discussion is Rush Limbaugh's ultra-patriotic statement: "I want Obama to fail". Conservatives, whether in or out of power, are doing everything they possibly can to bring about America's failure.