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  •  The Beef With Communism (10+ / 0-)
    You'll recall that the beef the U.S. had with the communist states in Eastern Europe was that they were godless.

    There were many "beefs", because when the US (like most places) chooses an enemy, we demonize it, and anything they do is by definition evil.

    But the primary beef is with Communism's primary principle: private property is theft and abolished. That's what threatens Capitalists. Communism is so named after communal property, produced by communal labor and used equally by anyone in the community.

    America hates that. And once we got rid of it in Eastern Europe (and in much of Asia, and most importantly in South America), we stopped pretending we cared about a balance of property and community. We deregulated the banks we'd kept from robbing us since they crashed us in 1929, and started invading countries whose property was most attractive (Iraq's oil).

    There's the beef.

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

    by DocGonzo on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 11:39:32 AM PST

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