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I can’t bring myself to believe that there aren’t enough Americans alive who still remember the reality and abject failure of socialism and the wide path of human deprivation and suffering, shattered societies and failing dictatorships all socialist governments eventually morph into.
I know I do. I remember the Iron Curtain, the Berlin Wall, the people who were shot and killed for nothing more than trying to escape the horrors a totalitarian regime always wreaks on its people, the long lines of people in the Soviet Union just trying to procure the basic food and necessities for daily life.
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I remember crossing Checkpoint Charlie shortly after the wall started coming down and crossing from a vibrant, bustling, fashionable West Germany into the colorless, dismal streets of East Germany, where the people wore worn out threadbare clothes and were suspicious of anyone who approached them, a fearful, haunted look in their eyes.
Oh, there’s plenty of information about the disastrous history of socialism. In fact, you need look no further than Venezuela, a country that should be thriving, and was until Hugo Chavez brought his idiotic communist ideas and heavy-handed rule – and now Venezuela is on the verge of starvation.
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But be that as it may, even with all the voluminous sources of information on the evils of socialism, the current generation – thanks to an inadequate and left-leaning educational system – does not know about the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and all the other scars socialism has left on history. No, this generation sits and listens, wide-eyed, to the promises of a new American Shangri-La, where everything is free and all of life’s gnarly problems can be laid at the footstep of an all-powerful nanny state government who would see to their every need from cradle to grave.
I don’t believe that America will...
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