Revolutions Don’t Always End Well

On the one hundredth anniversary of the Russian Revolution, October 25, I watched the 1965 movie “Dr. Zhivago”, a story based on a manuscript smuggled out of the Soviet Union and published in 1957. The setting is the Russian Empire and the events leading up to and following the revolution Continue Reading →

Left Fascism Versus Left Socialism

Fascists and socialists are quite different. Leftists of the fascist or Nazi variety had concentration camps and the Holocaust, whereas leftists of the socialist variety had gulags, mass extermination of villages, and state-sponsored mass-starvation of millions. See the difference? The biggest difference is that we learn about the Nazi variety Continue Reading →

“Never Forget” Has Wide Application

I was recently helping my mother-in-law go through some of the many decades worth of accumulated memories. My father-in-law was a soldier in World War II, as was my father. One of the things we came across was an old black-and-white booklet about the Holocaust and the concentration and death Continue Reading →

When Socialism Succeeds

Socialism works. That is what we are told by those who promote the perfect People’s Utopia. Success in any endeavor, however, depends on how it is defined. In the 1930s, smart, influential people visited the Soviet Union and gushed about the wonders of socialism, all of the progress that they Continue Reading →

The Irony of the Greater Good

Collectivism is the idea that that the greater good takes precedence over individual good. The flourishing of the collective, the group, or the society is viewed as more important than the needs and desires of any individual. Communism, Fascism, and all other forms of socialism are formalized, political implementations of Continue Reading →