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Demonstaring For Karl Marx

Demonstrating for Karl Marx

Making Sense By Michael Reagan

A lot of people watching the anti-war demonstrations look upon the hordes of eager young people participating in them, as being what Lenin called "useful idiots," when the truth is that they are really innocent victims of brainwashing in classrooms and lecture halls dominated by rabid Marxist teachers and professors.

If you listen to what these youngsters are saying or read the signs and banners they carry, it becomes obvious that the focus of their protests is not really the war in Iraq, but instead a burning hatred of America and President Bush and our free enterprise system, along with strident demands for nothing less than what amounts to a socialist America.

Back in the thirties, and during the Cold War, the Communists set up front groups which agitated for what on the surface appeared to be praiseworthy causes such as civil rights or world peace, and they managed to suck in a lot of well meaning Americans who were not communists, didn't believe in communism, and would never have joined an openly communist group.

But they unwittingly allowed themselves to be used by people under Soviet discipline and made contributions to the front groups they joined which ended up supporting the Communist Party and the totalitarian goals of the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics.

This is the kind of thing we are seeing today and behind it all are the same kind of totalitarian agitators who exploited their useful idiots back in the 30s.

You would never know it from the media, but as John Perazzo wrote recently in FrontPage Magazine, the so-called "peace movement" today is "dominated by the same Communists that once marched in support of Stalin, Mao, the Vietcong, the Sandinista Marxists, and the Communist guerrillas in El Salvador; the same America-loathing radicals who, because they passionately deem America the root of all evil in the world, now support Kim and Castro."

Thanks to years of brainwashing in high schools and on college campuses by disciples of Karl Marx, a sizeable number of the present generation are unwitting supporters of the most brutal and coercive political system ever to inflict itself upon mankind.

What none of these young people understand is the fact that Communism is a means of achieving socialism -- it has been called "socialism in a hurry." The most murderous regimes of the 20th century were all socialist dictatorships -- the Soviet Union, Germany under the National Socialist (Nazi) Party, Cuba, China, the captive nations in Eastern Europe. The death toll ran into the hundreds of millions -- all victims of socialism and socialist governments which by their very nature are coercive dictatorships.

And whether they know it or not, it's socialism for which they are marching and demonstrating, the reality and nature of which they know nothing. Their young impressionable minds have been appropriated and molded by their Marxist teachers and filled with intellectual garbage fed to them under the guise of compassion for the "poor and repressed."

And they have been handed over to skilled veteran communist manipulators and drawn into new front groups allegedly to protest a war against Iraq -- and their manipulators never tell them that they are in reality serving the purposes of the Iraqi government which just happens to be a socialist dictatorship ruled by Saddam's Socialist Baath Party.

As Marxists say: "No enemy to the left." And that's where Iraq is today and why the so-called "peace movement" opposes a war to free the Iraqi people from the Marxist yoke around their necks.



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