If you studied History, – you are well aware of the various Communist movements throughout the 20th Century and the various Communist leaders. You are also well aware of the millions of lives, perhaps 100 million lives lost in Communist revolutions, counter-revolutions, and failed revolutions.
Most of your nearby Democrat / Liberal / Progressive / Socialists friends are unaware of this history, or are in denial. Only the hard-core socialist cadres are aware of what they’re doing.
So a quick and somewhat simplified history refresher may help you in dealing with them. Whether it was Russia, China, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, Latin America or Africa, – what was the common thread, – the common rallying cry of the communist cadres – regardless of stripe? “Land Reform!” It meant they planned to break up the large land-holdings and give land to the peasants. Landlords were always depicted as greedy and heartless. In those places where their revolutions were successful – they took the landowners into nearby fields and shot them. In China they often hacked them to death – their whole families. Peasant involvment sealed the deal.
So what is the rallying cry of today’s American Socialists? “Health Care Reform!” Who are the villains? The insurance companies, – including your insurance company – who are accused of being greedy and heartless.
And how well did Communist land reforms work to improve peasant life? Hmmm, – well in Russia Lenin and Stalin oversaw forced famines which killed up to 20 million Russians and Ukrainians. In China the chaos which followed the collectivization of the private farms and the peasant farms resulted in massive starvation – perhaps another 30 million dead, some from cannibalism. Please – don’t take my word for it – do a little research.
So ask your neighborhood Pelosi-Obama fan about “Land Reform”, and see what they remember. Ask them if they are willing to see the same chaos and famine hit our healthcare industry. How is that “land reform” working out in North Korea, Cuba, Mexico, or Venezuela today? Cubans like their land reform so much they come here in leaky boats and inner tubes. Mexicans walk across the desert.
Do you think Pelosi intends to have insurance and pharmaceutical executives taken out and shot, – or just sent to the work camps? She’s pushing a bill which would jail you for not buying a policy. Such a sweet caring lady!
/s/ Iron Mike
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