29 Nov 16
“Images of perfect societies, utopian images, can cause monstrous evil. In fact, forcefully changing society to conform to societal images was the greatest cause of evil in the Twentieth Century.”
First-hand follow-up on Cuba, from a friend and student:
“I was there!
I got out in 1961, after President Kennedy’s Bay of Pigs fiasco.
When Castro entered Havana on 8 Jan 59, he delivered a speech called:
‘Armas Para Que?’
Loosely translated: ‘Guns? Why?
He went on to assure us that we didn’t need guns, as his new government would perfectly protect us.
Batista had long-since established universal gun registration. When he came to power, Castro had access to all the these files at the Ministry of the Interior.
Within days, Castro’s heavily-armed agents were going door-to-door saying:
‘According to our records, you own the following guns…. We are here to confiscate them!”
And, you better hand them over, or you will be arrested on the spot, and go straight to prison. And, they needed no search warrant to ransack your home. Most who were thus imprisoned were never seen again!
Thus began our ‘national rebirth’ into a ‘Communist utopia!’”
Comment: The foregoing is SOP for Communists wherever they take control, and curiously, a perpetual wet-dream of liberals over here!
Interesting that noted liberals around the world, including several media “anchors” here, as well as the Canadian prime minister, are heaping unmitigated praise upon this brutal Communist dictator. I’m sure if Joe Stalin died yesterday, they would all be doing the same thing. It seems they’ve never met a Communist they didn’t like!
And, for hours after yesterday’s car/knife attack in OH by a Moslem jihadi, TV and radio “news” reports were full of “breaking news” about the “mass-shooting” underway at the OSU campus. “Active shooter,” “gun-violence,” and all the other liberal “fright-words” were in abundance!
Even long after it became clear that the only gunfire was from a heroic police officer, and it decisively stopped this dangerous criminal from injuring even more innocent people, the media continued spouting endless, irrelevant anti-Second Amendment editorials.
Makes one wonder why they all have not moved to Cuba, eh?
“Most people who read ‘The Communist Manifesto’ have no idea that it was written by a couple of young men who never worked a day in their lives, and who nevertheless spoke boldly in the name of ‘the workers’”