Further to my previous blog on the re-emergence of the Socialist Dystopia, I just came across this chilling piece by Rod Dreher. It includes the following section about a scientist who fled communism to live in the US.
“This scientist-professor told me a detailed story about being at a high-level academic conference not long ago in which colleagues — all scientists — stood around after the day’s sessions speculating on the conditions under which political undesirables ought to be eliminated — killed — for the greater good. The academic said this wasn’t a joke to them. She said she remarked that she had actually lived in a country in which this was the practice, and it was a bad thing. The group turned on her, and began defending communism. She then retreated into her shell — a habit she learned in her life under Communism.
“The scientist-professor told me that this is not unusual in her world. Academics are so uniformly on the Left that they can’t imagine anybody they esteem — certainly not a fellow professor — could possibly disagree. She said that the uncomplicated hatred for political and religious conservatives she’s observed among academic science types over the years she has been in America is bone-chilling. She said it has pushed her deep into the closet in her university, and within her profession — this, even though she works in science, which you’d think was apolitical (stem cell). And it has made her afraid for what would happen to her adopted country, the United States, if people like her academic colleagues came to hold power.”
It is important to understand the nature of the times that are upon us. Pol Pot was not some deranged outlier; he was the future. While intelligent people regard socialists as absurd idiots, the fact is that the majority of people vote for what sounds nice. They ‘feel’, they don’t think. They certainly don’t study history. Socialism – free things – sounds very nice indeed.
In a future dominated by the AOC generation, those people who believe in the right of all people, of whatever colour or creed, to pursue their own path in life, and who understand that a government central committee cannot successfully plan a village fete, let alone a civilization, will be exterminated – literally. You can add to that list of undesirables, people who insist on the right to express an opinion.
Ironically, history shows that the first to be purged are those that most enthusiastically embraced the cause. While that may be just, it is small consolation.
Click the top link to read Dreher’s piece in full.