The Federalist today took one of the more tin-eared Twitter-Commies to task on just this point today, and it makes for compelling reading.
When the Berlin Wall came down and the Iron Curtain was finally lifted to expose the inner workings of communism to Western eyes, one of the more shocking discoveries was the nightmarish scale of environmental destruction. The statistics for East Germany alone tell a horrific tale: at the time of its reunification with West Germany an estimated 42 percent of moving water and 24 percent of still waters were so polluted that they could not be used to process drinking water, almost half of the country’s lakes were considered dead or dying and unable to sustain fish or other forms of life, and only one-third of industrial sewage along with half of domestic sewage received treatment.
Like Weasel Zippers, I can see how the “Forward” poster that OfA is flogging is pretty danged Commie all on its own; but the weak-sister bourgeois-sentimental crypto-Marxists over at Team Magic Beautiful Space Unicorn really didn’t make their poster pop. So, I gave it a shot.
…Shocking how little I had to change it from the original, huh?
…finally breathed its last, fetid breath and expired. It died like the cowardly dog that it was, by the way: there was whimpering and begging and quite a lot of screaming before the nasty little thing puked up its last black heart’s-blood and died in a pool of its own waste products. Afterward, Ronald Reagan, Maggie Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II – the three world leaders most responsible for gutting the Beast – all went out and had a beer.
Shocking. Well, not really: it’s not like the Socialists were doing all that great a job over there. Still, good news. Mind you, the equivalent in American terms would be if the Communist party lost an election to the Democrats…
With 84 percent of the votes counted, the center-right Popular Party went from 154 seats in the last legislature to 187, while the Socialists plummeted from 169 to 110, their worst performance ever.
This video (via the PJ Tatler, to pick somebody for the honor) from the Occupy LA… whatever it is… has been making the rounds:
For those without video access: it shows a Commie* haranguing the crowd about how socialism is great, and how nonviolent revolutions pale in comparison to the bloody ones. I am almost impressed, to be truthful; even among the American Left it takes skill to find a crowd that will enthusiastically applaud somebody trash-talking Gandhi, but this guy apparently managed the trick. Truly, we live in an age of marvels. Continue reading #OWS just letting *anybody* talk these days. If they’re Commies.
Not much to say about this one, except: yup, this is exactly how all those duckspeakers freaking out over the Koch Brothers sound. And look. And act, except that the people in the video are at least happy.
Tells you a lot of about 1970s-era Soviet society, huh? Disco looked good to those poor people.
A holiday where we remember Communism: which in its various incarnations has murdered more millions through terror, famine, rapine, war, ecological disasters, and general frightfulness than any other economic or political system in human history! If you hate humanity and the planet, you’ll love the Commies*! It is of course also a holiday that we should remember Ronald Reagan, Maggie Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II – these being of course the three public figures most responsible for dragging out the Beast that was Soviet Communism out into the light, pinning it to the ground, and slowly hammering a blessed hawthorn stake through its black, twisted, poisonous, oozing Commie heart.
Not to spoil any random Marxist’s day by reminding him or her that their precious secular god-substitute was killed filthy, and doing the metaphorical equivalent of begging for mercy while choking on its own bloody bile. Perish the thought that I rub it in…
*Assuming that you have the intelligence of a mattress, of course. Which is pretty much a prerequisite for thinking that Marxism is a good idea in the first place: after all, Marxism is intellectualism for stupid people.
Admittedly, the big words are hard; but that’s no excuse. Anyway, in this specific example… paranoia is a condition where someone has an irrational fear of persecution. What avowed Commie* Don Giljum of Operating Engineers Local 148 was describing in the how-to-plan-out-union-violence-and-intimidation video below:
…was the perfectly natural reaction of a man who is the target of an organized conspiracy to intimidate and persecute him. I’m not surprised that Giljum’s not intelligent enough to understand the distinction, though: after all, Marxism is intellectualism for stupid people.
And the naturally vile, of course.
*I had tacked on a ‘scumbag’ after that, but I decided below that it was kind of redundant.