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RUNAWAY SOCIAL SYMPATHY

Every once in a while I switch the TV channel from Fox to CNBC to see what the liberals are saying.  After listening awhile I get a deep sense of hopelessness and foreboding for our country.  The most important thing for the left is giving money to people.  They are happy to see the growth of food stamps, disability payments, housing subsidies, free healthcare and all the other welfare benefits.  They utterly fail to see the damage it is doing to the recipients.  Whole cities that once flourished have deteriorated into rotting eyesores populated with shambling hulks of chemically dependent drones.  These people are no longer employable.  They have become incompetent and helpless and the liberals can’t see that it’s their doing.

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Commentary Of The Month
June 9, 2017
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COMMUNIST SPEECH

By Andrew Syrios

Last month, former Vermont governor Howard Dean announced that “hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment.” Specifically, Dean was opposing a proposed speaking engagement for columnist Ann Coulter, whose ideas are apparently so offensive to Dean that even the most fundamental freedoms cannot be allowed. If Howard Dean is so concerned about hate, he's likely find a lot more of it among communists than among people like Coulter.

Recently we commemorated another May Day. This time, there were riots in Paris as “protesters” committed all sorts of vandalism, assault, and mayhem. In addition to the standard Che shirts and the like, there were actually people holding banners with Stalin’s face on it! In Berkeley, and really across the United States and Europe, we’ve seen various Antifa communists commit all sorts of violence against anyone they deem to be a fascist. And as far as I can tell, Antifa defines a fascist as anyone who isn’t a communist. They’ve pepper-sprayed women and hit men with bike locks.

This shouldn’t be particularly surprising. Going back through the twentieth century communists generally fall into two categories: 1) mass-murdering, totalitarian dictators when in power and 2) terrorists when not in power. When communists finally do come to power, you get Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Lenin, Castro, Kim Jong-Il, Kim Il-Sung, Ceausescu and Tito. You get the Holodomor, the Killing Fields, the Great Purge, the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution, the NKVD, the Stasi and the KGB. In short, you get 100,000,000 dead people. If Howard Dean is looking to condemn something that has perpetuated hate to an unmatched level throughout much of the last century, the answer should be plain as day.