Tuesday, May 08, 2012
New Communism is Just Like the Old Communism
Martin McPhillips, in a post titled The Soviet ghost speaks, points to an article in the World Affairs Journal titled The New Communism: Resurrecting the Utopian Delusion, and comments as follows.
The new vanguardists of Communism are the Communist intellectuals who actually admit to being Communists. After decades of making up all sorts of new names (and retrieving old names) for themselves, they’ve finally come full circle and returned to the gold standard.
Martin is absolutely correct in that statement, and I’ll just add that there are many intellectuals, currently in elected positions of power throughout the world, who though they do not freely admit they are Communists, are, indeed, Communists dressed in both republican (conservative) and democratic (progressive) facades.