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Ever wonder what happened to the children of the lead promoter of Communism, the guy who penned the Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx? They are alive and well today – Living free right here in the land of Capitalism.
Approximately 37 percent of our young people think Socialism is a new and swell idea. This alarming statistic shouldn’t really surprise us. After all, when you think about it, socialism is all the young people have ever known.
While in their parental homes, they lived in a socialist system: everything was given to them: food, shelter, work assignments, healthcare, an allowance, a cell phone, maybe a car. They very likely had no idea the costs of these “entitlements” and might even think they were “free” because they were, indeed, free to them.
In the past, young people usually started questioning this system as they entered the restless teen years. That’s around the time a young person begins to see his socialist nest is also a totalitarian one. “You live in my house; you go by my rules,” dictators up and down the street decreed.
They start to realize all this good stuff, this good “free” stuff, does have a price: independence.
So, they go off into the world, with the clothes their parents bought them, with the computer and cell phone their parents furnished, driving the car that was given to them.
And everything is dandy until they need more money.
At that point, they have to make a decision. Find a way of making money or find someone who will give them more free stuff. Get a job or find another mommy and daddy.
Enter the Progressive Pied Pipers with their ideas that government should be in loco parentis.
“I’m not a Communist” these tricksters will say. Communist is Putin and Putin is bad. “I’m not a Socialist,” they will shout. “I’m a Democratic Socialist,” they claim.
But wait, didn’t the Russian revolution start with something called the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party? Never mind that. That’s history, dead history, literally for the millions who stood in the way of the Brave New Utopia. Hundreds of millions globally. Besides… Free healthcare! Free tuition! Free money!
The young people rallying behind Sanders, Casio-Cortez, Beta, Warren, and these other “beneficial benefactors”, were not taught history – especially why statism, whatever mask it is using – Communism, Socialism, National Socialism or Democratic Socialist – is nothing more than oppression with a good press agent.
Our young people have never been told, “there is no such thing as a free lunch.”
Our youth is vulnerable now more than ever. We were outraged when cigarette companies targeted the young as a market for their harmful products, but politicians promising free stuff? Not a peep. I’m surprised the statistic comes in at only 37 percent!
Sadly, they will probably learn the true cost of unfettered statism only when it is too late to turn back to freedom.
So, what happened to the humans Karl Marx sired, his actual children? Four died in childhood, probably from complications of malnourishment. Marx, the man who united the workers, didn’t want to do much work himself preferring to pen a manifesto and many, many defenses of his theory the world laughed at.
Two of the daughters who survived childhood died by their own hand in despair and disillusion.
As does Socialism eventually.
Trouble is, Socialism kills a lot of people before it collapses in on itself.
But that’s only history.